Save Webpages To Google

May 25, 2016

Google recently came out with a Google Chrome Extension called Google Save that gives you another way to bookmark webpages and images (similar to Pocket). I have been playing around with Google Save for approximately a month now and I am already seeing some improvements.  After you install the extension you will see a star type icon. If you want to save a webpage for later viewing simply click the star.  You can also use tags to categorize and organize the pages you save. To get to your saved pages, simply go to google.com/save …


Google Chrome Tip – How To Open Links In New Tab In Background

November 8, 2014

Google Chrome TipGoogle Chrome user?  Try this handy tip. Not sure if this will work in the other browsers; but, you may want to give it a try. To me this tip is pretty handy, especially if you are researching something and you need to open another browser tab in the background.  I found two ways this will work:

1 – Hover your mouse on a link on a web page and CLICK your MIDDLE MOUSE BUTTON and the link will open in a new tab (in the background). For some reason, the type of mouse that I have, this did not work; however, other mice I have used, this does work.

2 – A workaround, if your middle mouse button does not work (like in my case), is to hover your mouse on a link, is to push down the CTRL key on the keyboard and LEFT MOUSE CLICK the link. Again, this will open the link in a new tab (in the backgound).

 


An Ultra Light Mobile Browser For Your Android Phone That Is Small, Speedy and Secure

June 2, 2014

[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] An Ultra Light Mobile Browser For Your Android Phone That Is Small, Speedy and Secure – When it comes to web browsers it seems we get stuck on top named browsers (such as Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer); but, did you know there are numerous other browsers out there that is competing on the Android mobile phone platform that is giving these browsers a run for their money?

A web browser that has become a mainstay on my Nexus 5 is CM (Clean Master) Browser-Fast. The install for this browser is SMALL (less that 2MB). It is SPEEDY (featuring a preload mechanism that makes browsing very fast). It is SECURE (warns you when browsing potentially fraudulent or malicious websites).

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Two things that stands out with me with CM (Clean Master) Browser-Fast is that it actually is fast and will protect your privacy from unsolicited tracking.

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[COMPUTER SECURITY] Run software in an isolated environment to prevent it from making changes to your system –  Sandboxie is an innovative program that makes it possible to run applications in complete isolation from the rest of your system – in a sandbox. This means that any problems that may crop up in an isolated piece of software do not spread to other areas of your system; this help to protect against full system crashes, and also the spread of malware. Sandboxie can also be used to run web browser sessions in isolation so that any malicious web sites that may be encountered are not able to cause any damage outside the sandbox… @DownloadCrew

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[RINGTONE MAKER] Free Ringtone Maker (Free Download) – an extremely simple and handy Windows software for making your own free ringtones… @musetips

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Today’s Geek Squeaks – Featuring A Warning About Bogus Obamacare Exchange Sites AND MORE…

October 1, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 – (Make Sure Obamacare Exchange Sites Are Not Bogus) – Numerous people will be shopping for insurance at these sites and giving out personal information. “This is a perfect environment for identity thieves and other criminals to put together bogus (fake) sites to get personal information they can use or sell on the digital underground.” (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #2 – (Google Chrome Cruising Along At Version 30) –  I had to throw this one out there to you. I can remember when Google Chrome was way behind in version numbers. Today, they are at version 30 which surpasses Internet Explorer and Firefox (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #3 – (Windows 8 Wallpaper Set): A site on my blogroll, called Awesome Wallpapers has a very nice set of Windows 8 wallpapers that you may want to add to your collection (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #4 – (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Bundle): I came across this bundled deal on a tablet that includes a keyboard, desktop dock and get this; over $200 of free content including Hulu Plus membership, Google Play credit and Boingo Wi-Fi Access

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The Coming Risk of Scam “Obamacare” Sites

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In the United States on October 1, 2013 a major provision of the Affordable Care Act (also popularly known as “Obamacare”) goes into effect. The Health Insurance Exchange will go live. These sites are where people will be able to sign up for health care coverage themselves rather than through their employer.

When a person starts looking through sites to find one, at this time, they’re faced with the challenge that there’s no official marking or labeling that they can look at on a site to know that it’s an officially sanctioned site.

The next problem is that when applying for health care coverage, you have to provide all of your most sensitive personal information not only for yourself but your entire family. Most of us won’t give our social security numbers out willingly. But when it comes to health care, the industry uses that information so regularly that we’ve come to accept handing that information over as a matter of course (even if we don’t like it).

Put these two things together and you’ve got a situation where people are primed to give away their most critical personal information to legitimate sites but can’t be sure of finding their way to those legitimate sites… READ MORE AT TREND MICRO


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Create Your Own Personal StartPage With YOURLS

July 2, 2013

There are numerous online browser startpage and homepage launchers out there that allow you to collect your favorite websites in a customized and organized manner.

This past week I came across a newcomer on the block called YOURLS. What makes YOURLS special is that it is downright simple to use in that it allows you to to create a personal startpage (and sub pages) of your favorite URLs. If you visit a fixed set of favorite websites (facebook, google, work-related links, etc), on a frequent basis, then YOURLS cannot be beat. I have been using this past week and I can tell you, I love it…  It is easy to use, customizable and loads fast…  Once you establish an account, set up your own customized page(s); you then have access to your favorite links from anywhere on the planet.

Click the screenshot below to get a sampling of what my YOURLS startpage looks like (and I am not done yet):

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Another feature that I really like is that there are browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome that gives you the ability to capture any site you visit and place the site’s url in any category on your Yourls page(s).

Why use YOURLS?
YOURLS saves you time every day that you use the internet, because you do not have to type in those same websites addresses over and over again …
YOURLS stores your favorite links in the cloud, so that you can access them from any browser, device or location
YOURLS let’s you discover new links based on your interests and let’s you share your favorite links with your friends through social media

Who should use YOURLS?

– Every person who uses the internet daily to visit a fixed set of favorite websites (facebook, google, work-related links, etc)
– Organizations like schools, libraries or businesses who own multiple PC’s and want to configure a browser startpage on all devices


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Temporarily Fix A Serious Security Flaw In Internet Explorer With Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)

September 18, 2012

When I am informed that a browser security issue (or flaw) exists that is of large scale or is a zero-day vulnerability, I find it important to alert everyone; especially the readers of this blog. Let’s face it, we spend the majority of the time on our computers in our web browser.

imageThe security issue I am alerting you about involves Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and in my opinion is a very serious issue.  In the interim, until this issue is completely resolved, I am recommending that you download and install Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). The enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to your system. Currently there are no patches available to protect you from this security flaw.

Eric Romang, a researcher in Luxembourg, discovered the flaw in Internet Explorer on Friday, when his PC was infected by a piece of malicious software known as Poison Ivy that hackers use to steal data or take remote control of PCs.

The security flaw, which researchers say could allow hackers to take remote control of an infected PC, affects Internet Explorer browsers used by hundreds of millions of consumers and workers. Microsoft said it will advise customers on its website to install the security software as an interim measure, buying it time to fix the bug and release a new, more secure version of Internet Explorer. – [ source: NBCNews.com TECH]

Reportedly many of the anti-virus software makers are aware of this issue and have already updated their products to protect end-users against this bug; however, this alone may not be sufficient to protect you.  Best bet here with this is make sure your security software is up-to-date and to download and install the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET).

The toolkit includes several pseudo mitigation technologies aimed at disrupting current exploit techniques. These pseudo mitigations are not robust enough to stop future exploit techniques, but can help prevent users from being compromised by many of the exploits currently in use. The mitigations are also designed so that they can be easily updated as attackers start using new exploit techniques.

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Use Google Chrome’s Task Manager To Get Details About Specific Running Processes

July 19, 2012

The browser I primarily use is Google Chrome. A feature in Chrome, that is little used and can be quite handy, is the built-in task manager. The Chrome Task Manager can provide you with details about the specific processes that are running (plus CPU, Network bandwidth being consumed, and a multitude of other options).

The easiest and quickest way I found to get to the task manager is simply right mouse click on Chrome’s tab bar (at the top of the screen) and select Task Manager.  You can also get to the Task manager by clicking on the wrenchtools menuon the browser toolbar, by selecting Tools and then Task Manager OR use the shortcut keys Shift+Esc.

Chrome's Task Manager

Chrome’s task manager is quite useful to determine what processes (i.e. tabs, extensions, etc.) is consuming the most memory and CPU cycles. This can be quite helpful when you suspect that there is an errant application or process running that is causing Chrome to misbehave.

To force a webpage or application to close in Google Chrome, select the webpage, then click End process. Sometimes multiple websites might share a single process, depending on how you opened them.

You can also right mouse click within the Task Manager Window to toggle on/off other options that may be helpful when troubleshooting.

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Kylo The Browser For Your TV is Now Open Source

May 15, 2012

I bet you have never heard of Kylo?

Kylo is a Mozilla (Firefox) based web browser that has been specifically developed for TV screens (home theater). Kylo gives you the ability to browse the web on your HDTV from the comfort of your couch.

Kylo is a web browser developed by Hillcrest Labs for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Initially released in 2010, the Kylo web browser features a 10-foot user interface, with large fonts and buttons that make it easy to see from across the room, making it especially suitable for use with a HTPC (Home theater PC) connected directly to a high-definition television.

Kylo

The cool here with Kylo is that it is now open source, meaning it is being made available to developers (throughout the world) to play with… Even though it was developed for big screen TV, I downloaded it to my PC and was very impressed. Kylo auto resized itself to fit my screen and  I soon found Kylo to contain a great selection of media content (by default).  You are not just limited to media content and are able to browse the internet as you would with any other browser.  It actually gave the illusion (on my 23” monitor) of a big screen…  Kylo also features a popup keyboard that gives you the ability to go to mouse only browsing.

If you are looking for a really cool way to browse online media, then give Kylo a try. With Kylo going open source, I can’t wait to see what other builds we will see come out of this.

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Split Your Chrome Browser Window In Two With Dualless

April 20, 2012

On many occasions, when working on a blog article (or post), I find it useful to open two browser windows side-by-side in order to quickly research information in one browser window and quickly post my thoughts or links in the other browser window. Windows 7 gives us the ability to drag a window to the sides of the monitor to make this happen; however, when using my browser (Google Chrome) there is another (easier way) that requires only two clicks of the mouse.

It is called, Dualless

Dualless

Dualless is a Google Chrome Browser extension that gives you the ability to split your browser window in two (to simulate a dual monitor setup). For example, if you have two tabs open in Chrome, by clicking on the Dualless button on the extension toolbar, you will be presented with various ratios that you can split the browser window (see below). Simply click on a ratio selection and the browser tabs will separate into two windows at the ratio you desire. To return to a full screen window simply click on the Dualless button, select the ratio of “1” and the browser will return to full screen.

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So far I am finding Dualless to be an extremely useful tool when blogging (as I mentioned), researching information and for shopping on the internet.

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GEEK SQUEAKS’ (#65) – A Wireless Hard Drive, Opera Browser, Ask A Tech Teacher, New Coupon Site, and Bing’s Magical Calendar

December 2, 2011

Seagate’s Mobile Wireless Hard Drive

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Aurora Firefox 7 Promises Speed

September 22, 2011

Guest Article By:

Christoph Laumann,
President and Managing Partner,
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Mozilla recently pre-released Firefox 7, also known as Aurora, which promises massive performance enhancements for Javascript and significantly lower memory usage. Over the past few years, Mozilla had gained a reputation as a somewhat slow browser, but that’s about to change with Aurora. This version sits right between the stable beta release of Firefox 6.0 and the highly experimental nightly builds currently running at version 8.0.

One of the first major improvements of note is a massive reduction in overall memory consumption. According to the company’s developer blog, memory fragmentation of Javascript objects has been a serious problem. For example, after closing a Javascript applet the memory it previously occupied would not be entirely regained and eventually the browser’s memory usage would grow exponentially, leading to massive slowdowns. This issue has been fixed in Aurora. Additionally, the “garbage collector” runs more frequently to clear up memory occupied by Firefox. Users can also now see how much memory is occupied by individual components of the browser with the new and improved “about : memory” page.

This enhanced memory is good news for serious multi-tab users, who often experience a delay in page loads. Firefox 5 users especially may have found multi-tab loading particularly cumbersome. TuneUp recently conducted a performance intense memory usage benchmark to test how the new browser measured up. With 27 tabs, Firefox 5 claims an astonishing 659 MB of RAM for itself after all tabs have finished loading. Compared to Firefox 7.0a2, loading 27 websites dropped from current memory usage of 670 MB to 496 MB. Firefox.exe peaked at only 658 MB.

To put these results into perspective, Internet Explorer 9 needed a total of 814 MB with a peak at almost 1.3 GB to display the 27 websites which is an incredibly large amount. Google Chrome’s latest beta release consumed 693 MB and peaked at 1.1 GB. It was surprising to see Firefox 7 as the most resource-friendly browser.

This new version of Firefox is optimized for web developers as well. Since optimizing the browser is only one part of the equation, Mozilla also integrated performance monitoring tools to help developers gauge how fast their websites’ navigation works. Firefox logs websites’ responsiveness so that developers can optimize their own websites accordingly.

Overall, Mozilla has done some incredible work improving their performance. Other browsers need to follow suit as users’ move to low-powered devices such as netbooks and tablets, which increases the demand for lean browsers. It will be interesting to see the additional improvements Mozilla has made to the final version and what’s in store for Firefox 8.

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How to Zoom In and Zoom Out a Browser Window

March 24, 2011

This is actually a repost; however, it contains a couple of browser tips that you can’t post enough.  If you don’t use it, you will lose it!

Have you ever visited a web site where the text size is to small to read or you are finding that your eyesight (like mine) is going downhill, and reading certain elements varies from page to page?

Here is a “little known and little used” computer tip for you internet users… By holding down the “Ctrl” key and moving your “mouse scroll wheel” you can “zoom in and zoom out” on a web page.  You can also do the same thing, without using the mouse or “Ctrl” key, by hitting the “+” (plus) and “-” (minus) keys on the numeric keypad, located on the right side of your keyboard.  Give it a try! It will not permanently change any default settings. If you find that you need to return to the normal default (original) setting, simply hold down the “CTRL” key and hit “0” (the number zero). This works in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and probably all of the browsers.  Give it a try!

Mouse Wheel to Zoom In and Zoom Out

The “zoom in and zoom out” tip, using the “Ctrl and Mouse Wheel” will also work with other applications as well, with varying results (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, many graphic viewers/editors, pdf readers, etc…).  For example, in Microsoft Word, when working on a mult-page document, you can “zoom out” to the point that it will tile (show all) your pages on the screen.

Added Tip: Was helping someone today on a small computer screen complete a task online in their web browser and toggled to full screen. They were astonished and asked “How did you do that?”.  Simply hit “F11” on your keyboard to toggle back and forth from full and normal screen.

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Monitor Firefox 4.0 Downloads in Real-Time

March 22, 2011

I thought this was pretty cool…  Mozilla has a site up where you can monitor, in real-time, the download stats of the recently released Firefox 4.0 [CLICK HERE] . The site is powered by SQLstream .

Firefox Download Stats

Interested in alternative browser other than Internet Explorer? Then take a look at Firefox 4.0 .  Good stuff!

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Geek Squeak (#107): What’s New In Internet Explorer 9?

March 15, 2011

Straight from the horses mouth (Microsoft) is the Internet Explorer 9 Fact Sheet dated March 2011.  If you want to learn more about the new version of Internet Explorer 9, I encourage you to read this fact sheet (reflected below).

Internet Explorer 9

What’s New in Windows Internet Explorer 9?

Customers upgrading from Internet Explorer 8 will notice performance improvements, a safer experience that puts the focus on their favorite websites and tweaks to the user interface — changes that help make your websites shine.

There are three core pillars that represent how we reimagined the role of the browser with Internet Explorer 9 to deliver an experience that makes your Web feel as native as the applications running on your PC:

Fast. Internet Explorer 9 is all-around fast. Part of reimagining the role of the browser to deliver immersive, compelling Web experiences is rethinking the concept of fast. Today, fast is too often narrowly defined as page load time. Tomorrow, a browser will not be able to call itself fast unless it lets people interact with graphically rich sites and applications with lightning speed. Fully hardware-accelerated graphics, text, video and audio through Windows 7 means that the same markup not only works across the Web, but also runs faster and delivers a richer experience. Designed to take full advantage of the power of your computer’s hardware through Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 delivers dynamic experiences that are as fast and responsive as native applications installed on your computer.

Clean. Internet Explorer 9 puts the focus on the websites you love, with a clean experience for your Web that meets you where you are. With Internet Explorer 9 and Windows 7, we rethought the role of the browser and how people interact with websites and Web applications. While other browsers focus on the browser itself, Internet Explorer 9 is site-centric, as opposed to browser-centric. You have the websites you love with a clean look that makes your websites shine.

Trusted. Internet Explorer 9 helps people feel confident and in control. The more that the Web becomes part of our everyday lives, the more complex the issues of online trust and browser trust become. When done correctly, creating a trustworthy browser helps customers feel connected to the Web, not distracted by concerns about reliability, privacy or safety. Internet Explorer 9 is a trusted way to access the Web because it has a robust set of built-in security, privacy and reliability technologies that can help keep you safer and your browsing experience virtually uninterrupted.

Enjoy an All-Around Fast Experience With Windows Internet Explorer 9

Designed to take full advantage of your Windows-based computer’s hardware, Internet Explorer 9 enables developers to build graphically rich and immersive Web experiences that are as fast and responsive as applications installed on your computer, making for a better consumer experience. These new features make the Web all-around fast with Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7.

Full hardware acceleration. Hardware-accelerated text, video and graphics mean that your websites perform like applications installed directly on your Windows-based computer.

New JavaScript engine. Chakra, the recently optimized JavaScript engine, interprets, compiles and executes code in parallel by taking advantage of multiple CPU cores.

Clean Site-Centric Design Makes Sites Shine and Integrates With Windows 7

With a clean look and an increased viewing area, Internet Explorer 9 puts the focus on the things you love and makes your websites shine. Your favorite sites are taken out of the browser box, with seamless Windows 7 integration.

Clean browser user interface. In Internet Explorer 9, the simplified user interface and site-centric user experience put the focus on the content of each website. This means less screen real estate is taken up by the browser, letting people browse and experience more of what websites have to offer.

Pinned Sites. With Pinned Sites, your favorite websites can be accessed directly from the Windows 7 Taskbar without having to first open the browser. You can pin sites to the Taskbar by dragging the tab or the icon to the left of the URL on the Taskbar, then easily find and launch those sites you access most often — just like native applications on the PC. When a pinned site is launched from the Taskbar, the browser frame and navigation controls integrate the site’s icon and primary color, emphasizing the site and providing an even more site-focused experience.

JumpList. With JumpList, you have a quick and easy way to get to a common website task without having to launch the browser first. For Pinned Sites where developers have created JumpList capabilities, you can quickly create a new e-mail message, check your inbox, change your music station, accept a friend invitation or see breaking news.

Windows Aero Snap. You often need to use more than one website or page to accomplish a task. In Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has reduced the frame, giving more room than competitors to let your sites shine. In addition, tearing off a tab by dragging it away from the browser, and using Windows Aero Snap to position the content, is a great way to show two sites or pages side by side.

One Box. One Box gives people a single place to start, whether they want to navigate to a specific site or search for a site. One Box in Internet Explorer 9 incorporates search functionality into the Address Bar. With One Box, you can navigate to a site, search for a site, switch between search providers, or access browsing history, Favorites or suggestions from search providers.

One Box Top Result. Another feature that speeds browsing is One Box Top Result. One Box Top Result helps you remember the Web address for common websites by taking you directly to the top results of your search provider without first displaying the search results page.

Feel the Confidence and Trust That You Are in Control With Windows Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 9 is a trusted way to surf the Web because it has a robust set of built-in security, privacy and reliability technologies that help keep you safer and your browsing experience virtually uninterrupted. These new features help provide the trust you need to feel safer online.

Tracking Protection. Some content on websites can be used to track your activity as you browse the Web. Tracking Protection allows you to limit the browser’s communication with certain websites — determined by a Tracking Protection List — to help keep your information private. Anyone can create Tracking Protection Lists, and some are available today.

ActiveX Filtering. ActiveX is a technology that allows Web developers to create interactive content on their sites, but it also can pose a security risk. Internet Explorer 9 allows you to block ActiveX Controls for all sites and, with the new ActiveX Filtering option, turn them back on for only the sites that you trust.

Hang recovery. In Internet Explorer 9, this feature isolates the impact of a hung tab to the individual tab, so that other tabs and the overall browser continue to operate. When a website hangs because of a long-running script or other operation, it causes your browser to become nonresponsive. Hang recovery in Internet Explorer 9 means you can continue browsing on other tabs. This new feature complements tab isolation and automatic crash recovery, which also helps keep you browsing and prevents loss of information.

Compatibility View. You can feel good knowing that your favorite websites will run in the newest version of Internet Explorer. If Internet Explorer 9 detects a website that has not specified its desired display mode, the Compatibility View button appears next to the Refresh button on the Address Bar. Pressing the Compatibility View button causes Internet Explorer 9 to switch to a legacy document mode. The state of the button is saved for that Web page, so there is no need to press it again when you return to the same page at a later time.

Automatic updates. Getting the latest browser updates helps keep you protected over time. You can choose to have important updates installed automatically, once they are made available. Automatically installed updates can include security updates, critical updates, definition updates, update rollups and service packs through Windows Update.

Group Policy support. For IT professionals, Internet Explorer 9 continues to provide excellent Group Policy support. With nearly 1,500 Group Policy settings, including new settings to support Windows Internet Explorer 9 features, IT professionals have the control they need to manage Internet Explorer installations after deployment.

Write Interoperable Markup With HTML5 and Windows Internet Explorer 9

Extensive support for HTML5, Scalable Vector Graphics, Cascading Style Sheets Level 3, ECMAScript 5 and DOM provides a new set of capabilities that will help enable developers to write one set of markup language and know that it will work and look the same in all modern browsers. Internet Explorer 9 was designed with support for industry standards built in to help ensure that the same markup language works the same across browsers.

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How did I miss out on the Google Chrome Web Store?

January 17, 2011

I currently use Google Chrome as my primary web browser, more or less, to be part of the continued development cycle of this browser and due to the fact, I just plain love it.

I did see recently, on other sites, information in regards to the Google Chrome Web Store and to be honest I set it aside in my mind, without investigating it further. I was also hearing about Google web apps and again, did not make the connection between Google Chrome and Google Web Apps until last night when I opened a new tab in Google Chrome . It was then I noticed an icon for  theWeb Store.  When I clicked on the Web Store icon that I soon realized how the Google Web Apps and Google Chrome Browser work together.

If you are a Google Chrome user, open up new tab, and click on the Web Store or click [ HERE ] .

The Chrome Web Store is an online marketplace where you can discover thousands of apps, extensions and themes for Google Chrome. To start exploring the store, visit chrome.google.com/webstore or click the store icon in Chrome’s New Tab page.

Once I was in the Web Store, I discovered there are many FREE (yes FREE) web apps being developed. What I was trying to figure out, was how did the web apps work with Google Chrome?  The only way to find out was to install one. After completing the installation, I was on my way of looking for and installing others, and soon discovered, that following the installation of these apps, they were instantly accessible by opening up a new tab in Google Chrome.

Web Store

I do believe these web apps are a glimpse of how applications are going to work in the upcoming Google Operating System.

Keep in mind, the Web Store is something new; therefore the selections of apps are limited at this time; HOWEVER, there are some FREE apps in the store worth installing.  Here are BEST FREE APPS I have found worth installing at this time:

Weather Window by Weatherbug (this one is really cool)

Linoit Web Sticky Service (account required with Linoit)

Time Flip

Scratchpad

Quick Note

I am sure there are more apps to be found and I don’t want to spoil the fun (like hunting for Easter Eggs).

Call me a dummy, but I don’t know how I missed the Web Store and the Web Apps that are a direct connection to the Google Chrome Web Browser.  Have to wonder how many other Google Chrome browser users have not put two and two together?

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