Google Chrome Passes Internet Explorer As World’s Most Popular Web Browser

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After months of chipping away at its lead, Google Chrome has finally overtaken Internet Explorer to become most popular web browser worldwide. Chrome's share of the market rose to 32.8% in the week ending May 20, while Internet Explorer's share of the market dropped to 31.9%, according to new data from StatCounter, via TheNextWeb. This marks the first full week that Chrome has beaten Explorer. Read more »
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The Old Browser Security Blues

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Updates, updates, updates. If you're like me, your computer is forever nagging you to update this or that program and it always seems to popup at an inopportune time. One thing that came up at WordPress Columbus yesterday is that with the coming version3.2 or WordPress, support for Internet Explorer (IE) v6 will be dropped. Dropping support for IE 7 is in the works for a future upgrade. Why? At this point, IE 6 and to a lesser degree IE 7 are older browsers that give web developers problems and lack features common to more modern browsers. There comes a point where supporting legacy applications is no longer viable. Sometimes updates get skipped. That wouldn't be that bad a thing except that some updates are designed to plug security holes…
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10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Technology

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A recent article by Sam Grobart in the Technology section of the New York Times lists 10 things you can do to for a better experience with your computers, smartphones and assorted gadgets. And often at no cost. "...the tech industry has given you the impression that making adjustments is difficult and time-consuming. It is not." From protecting your photos and files from theft, accidental loss or crashes to protecting your devices from viruses, this article is packed with good advice. One piece of advice that I have been giving for a few years that also appears in the article is "STOP using Internet Explorer!" Using a modern browser like Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari will give you a better browser experience and offer you a wide variety of add-ons…
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Better Browsing on a Netbook

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When it comes to web browsing, I've been a Firefox fan for some time. One of the primary reasons was the many extensions available for Firefox that make my day on the web much easier. And as a web developer, I spend 8-15 hours a day on the Internet, so anything that helps shorten that time commitment is welcome. As I test my projects across multiple browsers on multiple platforms, I gain experience in the pros and cons of web browsers. Those experiences have led my to use Firefox as my day-to-day browser on Macs, PCs and Linux machines. I use the Xmarks extension to keep my bookmarks and passwords in sync across four computers. Xmarks cans also be used with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari and there is…
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Firefox Web browser logs billionth download

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"The much-loved Firefox Web browser reached a milestone Friday morning — its billionth download. "Quite a feat for a browser that, unlike Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Apple's Safari, is run by a nonprofit organization with fewer than 250 employees. "Firefox, the free browser built on open source software that debuted in 2004, consistently gets high marks for speed, efficiency, adaptability and user-friendliness, and has become hugely popular worldwide." Source: Los Angeles Times via San Jose Mercury-News Download Firefox here
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