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Low-end laptops:The rise of the Chromebook

Some people are still in denial about the rise of the Linux operating system with the Chrome Web browser interface, Chrome OS, and its hardware: the Chromebooks. The experts say, however, it's the one segment of the PC market that's growing while everything else shrinks.

November 8, 2013 by

Amazon Kindle Fire vs. Apple iPhone 4S: New platforms for gamification?

There most common gamification platform may be your standard PC web browser, typically accessed via a laptop or desktop computer, but every new piece of personal tech hardware has the potential to open up new avenues. For example, mobile phones and tablets such as the iPad have had some gamification success, especially when it comes to GPS-powered location-specific game features, such as check-ins at a specific place.

October 12, 2011 by

RIM PlayBook beats iPad in browser tests

Research in Motion posted a side-by-side video comparing the PlayBook tablet to the iPad. In the video the PlayBook loads web pages faster than the iPad and its Flash capability adds sizzle to sites like Adidas.com.

November 16, 2010 by

RockMelt aims to simplify the social media browser

A new web browser called RockMelt which places an emphasis on social media and easy sharing of content has now entered into beta testing, according to an announcement by the RockMelt company.The browser is based around Google Chromium — the open source version of Google's Chrome browser — which is in turn based on the WebKit source code, used by many mobile and desktop browser vendors, including Apple, RIM, Palm and Google.

November 8, 2010 by

Google’s Buckyballs doodle costs people money, drives users away

Within a couple of seconds of sitting down at my PC on Saturday I realised something was badly wrong, and since Google has been my browser home page for the past decade, it was dead easy to spot the guilty party: Google. To be specific, Google’s Buckyballs celebration doodle was consuming 100% of my CPU.

September 4, 2010 by

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services 3.0

Fast deployment, browser-based management and the ability to protect any internet-connected Windows PC are the key selling points of this revamped hosted security service. It's Windows only and has one or two rough edges, but compares well with other small-business solutions.

May 25, 2010 by

Speed kills and the race is on to cook up the most stable and fastest browser around. That situation means innovation abounds. Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox are No. 1 and No. 2 in market share, but Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome are also pushing the field. Toss in smaller players like Opera, which does better on mobile platforms than the PC, and these are interesting times.

April 15, 2010 by

WebKit browser coming to the Blackberry

Part of the key to having a successful mobile device is getting the browser to play nicely with as many of the billions of web pages out there. Research In Motion (RIM), makers of the successful Blackberry handsets, plan on making its platform better by adding a WebKit-based browser.

February 16, 2010 by

Google Buzz goes mobile, except for BlackBerry and webOS

I am not very interested in any service that can't be taken with me on my mobile phone so after seeing Sam's coverage of Google Buzz I immediately started searching for how I could use it on my smartphones. There are actually a couple of ways to interact with Buzz on your smartphones and the easiest way (for iPhone and Android owners currently) is to simply point your mobile browser to buzz.google.com. You can read about the mobile web app features on the Google Buzz for mobile site and see a table at the bottom that shows iPhone and Android have the best support with limited support (Buzz layer on Google Maps for mobile) on Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile. Unfortunately, there is no support for Buzz on RIM BlackBerry devices at this time.

February 9, 2010 by

Mobile Firefox nears launch

Mozilla is wrapping up work on its first version of Firefox for mobile phones, bringing the second most popular PC browser to an area where a rival project holds more influence.

December 8, 2009 by

Shop at the Windows Marketplace for Mobile from your desktop browser

Every mobile operating system now has their own on device application store, thanks to the initiative of Apple with the iPhone and the App Store. You can buy apps through all of them on your phone, but not all of them support buying apps from your desktop PC. According to WM Experts Microsoft just kicked off phase II of the Windows Marketplace for Mobile by providing the capability to browse and purchase apps from your web browser. Simple visit http://marketplace.windowsphone.com from your browser to check out the store.

November 11, 2009 by

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