Popular website Yugatech.com was reportedly hacked and infected with malware. Both Firefox and Google Chrome showed independent warnings upon trying to open the website Wednesday morning. Here’s some screenshots.
Yugatech website is owned and operated by Abe Olandres, a well-known technology blogger. The website is one of the most visited blog in the country and is a top destination for Pinoys looking for reviews of gadgets and technology news updates.
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Google has always been in support of liberal arts and just like Apple, they were successful in marrying Arts and Technology. Today, Google unveils two new tools that makes use of technology to bring out the artist in you: Story Builder and Jam with Chrome.
Jam with Chrome
Jam with Chrome is part of Chrome Experiments project. This web application allows up to three connected users to make music together in their Chrome browsers. You can choose from 19 different musical instruments to play with your friends. You can always switch to another instrument whenever you like. Here’s an example.
Jam with Chrome uses advanced web technologies like HTML 5, CSS 3, Web Audio API, Canvas and more. Try for yourself here in www.jamwithchrome.com.
Google Docs Story Builder
Story Builder is a tool to make a video that prove how users can collaborate using Google Docs. Use your creativity to a make funny, suspense, or even romantic story lines. Add music to it. You can also have many characters conversing with each other demonstrating how Google docs can make a real-time collaboration between multiple users possible. I made one my self, here’s the link.
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At the second day of their developer conference, Google announces that two of their products will be made available for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) – Google Chrome and Drive. Google Chrome is posed to bring the fast and intuitive tabbed browsing experience in Apple devices while Google Drive allows you to store, access and edit your files in the cloud.
Download them at the App Store now!
The fast and minimal themed browser Google Chrome is now available for Android phones and tablets with Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version (4.0) installed. This was earlier announced by Google through their official blog.
With Chrome for Android, users will now be able to personalize their mobile browisng experience. With sign-in capabilities loaded into it, users can now sync their bookmarks from their desktop Chrome browser.
Also, the tabbed browsing, omnibox and not to mention the fast speed will also be taken into the mobile environment.
Chrome for Android is still on beta version so you may expect some rough edges on it.
This is another fun Google Search gimmick. Try searching for the word “askew”. First, go to Google.com and enter the word askew and press enter. What will happen is that the entire webpage will go “askew” or lean towards the right.
If you enabled Google Instant in your browser, you will immediately see the effect upon completely typing the word “askew”.
Update: I just found out that the same thing is true with the word “Tilt“.
Similar Google Search tricks were Google Gravity and “do a barrel roll“.
Google has released the latest version of their popular web browser Chrome 15. This version brings in major changes especially to the look and feel of the New Tab page. Previously, the New Tab page contains both the installed Chrome Appsand the thumbnails of the most visited pages. In Chrome 15, the new tab page now separate the “most visited pages” and the installed apps.The Chromewebstore look and feel was also changed. Now it displays the available Apps as wall images.
To know more about these changes, check the video below:
Well, if haven’t heard of it already, Google Gravity was a “gimmick” from Google where it tweaked its famous Search Interface.
In Google Gravity, there’s gravity so everything not supported will fall. All the elements of the famous Google Search UI including the logo, the search bar, the buttons and the menu bar at the top will fall immediately after entering the experiment page.
But although everything moves, all the functionality of the those elements will remain ” as is”. In the search bar, you can still search but the results will just drop from the top as pulled by the “gravity”.
Check out for yourself Google Gravity.
Google has released the first stable version of Chrome 13 adding the much awaited “Instant Pages” enabling lightning fast page-loads. Chrome 13 also debuts the “print preview” capability for Windows and Linux versions (coming very soon to Chrome 13 for Mac).
Here’s short video demonstrating the dramatic improvement of page load times with Instant Pages ON:
In addition, Chrome 13 print preview adds the ability to convert web pages to PDF with the new ”print to PDF” option in the print preview tab. The “omnibox” was also upgraded to be more smarter for quick and easier search and navigation to your web history. Chrome 13 also fixed several bugs and vulnerabilities in the earlier version.
Although it became available a few days ahead of its official release, Mozilla Foundation has finally released Firefox 5, the latest version of their flagship browser application. Although Mozilla claims that Firefox 5 had over 1000 improvements and performance enhancements over Firefox 4, still it is just minor update from the previous version.
One of the major update though with Firefox 5 is the full implementation of the support to the “Do Not Track” privacy feature on multiple platforms including the mobile version (Android).
Firefox 5 was released after just barely three months after Firefox 4 came out last March 2011. This is consistent by Mozilla new rapid development cycle that aims to deliver new features, performance enhancements, security updates and stability improvements to users faster. This faster release cycle was inspired by Google Chrome who keeps updating every six months. After almost three years, Chrome is already on version 12 and has captured almost 20% of the browser market.
You can download Mozilla Firefox at mozilla.com/firefox. You can also update your current version by going to the Help>About Mozilla Firefox section of the browser menu.
Google is taking the instant results technology into webpages! This is the latest announcement by Google in the Inside Search Event at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.
With Google Instant Pages, Google will automatically display the whole webpage in an instant, at the blink of an eye. The technology behind this is that Google is pre-loading the page that the system recognized that you will likely go into. See more details in the video below:
Google Instant is currently working in the developer version Chrome Browser but Google will soon roll this out to stable Chrome versions as well as other browsers.