Showing posts with label Browsers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Browsers. Show all posts

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wikispaces is Ending Support for IE7

If you are a Wikispaces user and your school still insists on making you use Internet Explorer 7, take note that in April Wikispaces will be discontinuing support for IE7. You can read all of the details here.

Besides being able to see all of the content on your favorite websites there are some other practical reasons for updating your browser. If you're not sure which browser you're using or which version you're using, you can find out by visiting What Browser?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Google Apps Ceasing Support for Internet Explorer 8

If your school still insists on using Internet Explorer 8, soon they'll have to update or lose Google Apps functionality. On Friday Google announced that as of November 15 they will no longer support Internet Explorer 8. If you're not sure what browser you're currently using, visit What Browser to check.

My browser of choice is Google Chrome. I like Chrome because it automatically updates and because I can synchronize my tabs across all of the computers and tablets that I use. But whichever browser you use, make sure you update it when new updates are available. Updates generally improve the speed and functionality of your browser. More importantly many browser updates are made to improve the security of your computer. Keeping your browser up to date is an easy step in maintaining your computer's security.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Just Another Reason I Love Chrome...

It's not a secret that Chrome is my favorite web browser (Dolphin is a close second on mobile devices). One of my absolute favorite features of Chrome is synchronization across devices. With synchronization enabled on all of my devices including my iPad I can jump from device to device and not lose track of any of the tabs that I am using. In fact just this morning I went from using my desktop Lenovo ThinkCentre inside to using my iPad outside on my deck without missing a beat in my browsing experience. (You do have to have the Chrome app for iPad installed to do this).

To enable synchronization in Chrome, click on the "wrench" icon in the upper-right corner of the browser. Then select "settings" from drop-down menu. In the settings menu you can enable synchronization, add user accounts to Chrome for multiple sign-in, enable cloud printing, and adjust your privacy settings.

Applications for Education
For students who use one device at school and another at home, having Chrome synchronization enabled can be a great way to keep track of the their tabs and have a nearly seamless browsing experience.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Google Adds Tab Synchronization for Chrome

Chrome is my preferred web browser and the one that I recommend to anyone who asks. I like it because of its speed, its support for WebGL, the Chrome web apps, its synchronization of bookmarks and extensions, and now I like its ability to synchronize all of my open tabs across multiple devices. Today, Google released version 19 of Chrome. The latest update allows you to sign-in with your Google account and sync all of your open tabs across all of the devices on which you are using Chrome. (You have to be using Ice Cream Sandwich for it to work on an Android device).

Applications for Education
Synchronizing tabs across computers could be very helpful for teachers and students who work on a different computer at home than they use at school. Now they can quickly switch between devices without missing a beat (provided you've signed-in with your Google account).