Good Thing Google Has Deep Pockets… The search engine tycoon, Google, was recently ordered to pay $20 million after the courts found they infringed on four different anti-malware patents. The infringement involved the development of the company’s popular web browser, Chrome. According to The Next Web, the suit originated in 2013 after Alfonso Cioffi and, […]
Popular search engine ditches right-side ads, but increases ad space at the top of the search page. This leaves you to dig through more ads in your search…
It has come to our attention that other companies are deceptively promoting PC Matic “Support” via Google ads.
Test drive the new Gmail features that Google is experimenting with.
Put the world’s largest search engine to work for you with these secret tips.
Your name and face could soon appear in Google ads – unless you take these steps to protect your privacy.
Don’t let Google’s domination of the search world – prevent you from using these search engine alternatives that dig deeper and reveal more useful results.
I’ve always been a fan of all things Google , but a while back I noticed things aren’t what they used to be.
Old eyes can be easily fooled. KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN, and let me know what you think.
Google has introduced its answer to just about every popular Internet technology it can, providing us with alternative operating systems, alternative social networking platforms, and alternative productivity applications. Now Google intends to alter the bread and butter of its operation: its search. Has Google gone too far? Is Google getting too greedy?
Very useful advice for getting the most from your Google searches.
A growing number of ads on the top of your favorite search engine are promoting fake goods. Today Show Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen Today Show takes a closer look at this issue.
In the summer of 2011, Microsoft released a video internally – that called out Google for its acknowledged scanning of “content and context of Gmail as part of its ad system”. Recently the video was made public.
Dear Google: I am writing to tell you one important fact. I bought the Sony NEX-5N camera. As you know, a friend of mine contacted me through my Gmail account, because he had recently purchased the Sony and he was ecstatic. I purchased the camera with the 19-55 mm lens, and then I also purchased the 55-200 lens as well. If you must know, I also purchased a bag, a tripod, and some filters. I paid roughly $1000 from Amazon.com and used my personal credit card. The stuff arrived about a week later, and I paid my Visa bill one month later.
Important changes to the way Facebook and Google are addressing issues of your privacy.
Technology lets us do some pretty amazing things, but seemingly harmless activities can raise security issues.
If you are a blogger or content creator, you can get your picture in the search result as well, for free. Here is how to do it.
Google+ better at managing friends, but personal privacy still a concern.
While many people still have not gotten their invites, there are already 10 million users on the platform and a billion items shared per day. If you find yourself terribly addicted to Google+, Here are 15 Google Chrome extensions that make using Google+ a better experience.
If you want to do a search, the usual choice is to go to Google.com and type in your search. What if you want to search in Facebook, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, or even your own Gmail or Google Docs account?
Can Google+ beat Facebook? That’s the question I’ve been asked again and again as early adopters are beginning to understand what Google+ has to offer its users. A full analysis of its potential won’t be possible for some time, as features are just not beginning to really take form and bugs are being worked out. In order to “beat” Facebook, Google+ would have to have a larger user base using it as their primary social network. That’s a tall order, considering Facebook’s 750 million users. The fact is, Google+ has the potential of “beating” Facebook, if they concentrate on a few key points moving forward.
Google has been touting its Chrome operating system for a while, and now the
first computers running that OS, made by Samsung and Acer, are available.
Google’s Chromebook puts the Google Chrome browser inside a notebook computer that you can rent for as little as $20 per month. This, coupled with its various cloud services, creates a compelling case for average users to make the switch.
By Bob Rankin
Have you ever Googled your name or phone number? In an age of powerful search engines, social media, and changing attitudes about privacy, you might be shocked to see what a casual searcher can learn about you. If you’re okay with that level of transparency, then fine. If not, read on for some tips on what you can do about it…
Better, faster, easier. That’s what the world is all about and it going to be easier to connect than ever before.
Just be sure you know where you’re headed
Someone in our live community recently asked what I feel the advantages – and disadvantages – are for using Google Chrome. We are talking about the web browser in this instance, not the operating system. What are YOUR thoughts? Is Chrome a good choice – or not?
Are you ready for a netbook that doesn’t use an operating system? Google is banking on it, as it unveils the first Google branded netbook. Today, Tuesday, is the day of the anouncement and while the thought of a browser driven netbook is interesting, it does have some hurtles to hop.
By Bill Pytlovany
It’s been five years since media coined the term Cyber-Monday but the truth is everyday is a great shopping day online. I planned on writing an article about the safety of online shopping but noticed everyone was already doing it. Many sites provide the same duplicate tips. So I thought I might include some of the best tips and post them along with my favorites.
By Leo Notenboom
How do I block people from finding me and information about me on
the internet? I want to erase myself from the internet. How do I stop
my name and my information from showing when people google me or search
for me on the internet?
This is, sadly, an extremely common question. I say sadly, because
the answer is both disappointingly complex, and ultimately
The short answer is very, very simple…
What do YOU think about Net Neutrality?
My last look at the browser wars was back in April of this year. At that time I noted that big changes were underway. The slow and steady growth of Firefox had stopped. Firefox and Internet Explorer were both starting to fade and the sole contender to gain in market share was Google Chrome.
Let me save you the trouble. It’s not real exciting, isn’t real pretty, and I doubt anyone will be switching browsers because of this new release.
Provided there are no major glitches, I’m sure IE9 will settle into place without fanfare or interruption of IE’s ever dwindling market share.
By Leo Notenboom
When I first got my laptop (8 mos. ago) my battery life was about 2 hours 45. Now after daily use (mostly with plug but using battery as well) it is down to 1.5 hrs which is basically useless. I have tried draining totally recharging etc and still only 1.5 hours. SO I am buying a new one. My question is how do I make my battery keep its charge so I can have it when I need it?
By Steve Bass
For the last year or so, Google Voice (formerly called Grand Central, a name I loved) was available only if someone invited you. Yeah, I know; I never did. It’s now open to everyone in the United States (stop whining) and I suggest you look at it.
By Bill Pytlovany
While the Apple iPad maybe the Cinderella product this week, recent updates to my Verizon Droid shows that Google’s Android OS is still a prince. Folks are saying that the iPad is a game-changer but it may not necessarily win the game.
It’s no secret that I love Windows7. I started using it with the beta version, moved to RC 1, and then purchased the Windows 7 Pro version as soon as it was available.
But as much as I love it, there are a couple of things that I think are missing and a couple of things that can be improved. Listed below are the things I add as soon as I install the program. I know they’re not the only things available, but they are the things I must have to feel comfortable using Windows 7.
It is my appliance! It provides all forms of entertainment. It buys airline tickets and makes hotel reservations. I can write and publish articles with it and I have access to every piece of software ever written. It’s one whole wall of my living room and it’s in my pocket.
Recently I’ve written several articles on whether Windows 7 is worth the change, what will happen to XP, how bad was Vista? There is always interest in the latest about operating systems, but mostly I write about how to fix them, how to keep them working.
Who’s watching out for us? Looks like it’s the EU putting on all the pressure. Thanks guys, keep it up.
Windows 7, Netbooks and Cloud Computing were all hugely popular technologies in 2009. These made for an extremely interesting year of writing and yet already my greedy mind is turning to see what’s next on the tech front.
I’m ready for sun glasses that phone, do Internet, and play movies. I know they”ll be here soon.
One-stop shop for your data stored with Google
Want a summary of all the personal information that Google knows about you? It’s all in one place and Veronica gives you all the details on today’s Tekzilla Daily.
Look for more useful tips like these from our friends at Tekzilla – in the future.
So, have you heard anything about Google’s Chrome Operating System being released next week?
It’s open source. It’s free. It’s going to have limited drivers available. It has fewer partners than expected. It’s supposed to be quick and lean, designed for today’s computing. First commercial availability will be on netbooks
I hope it’s as innovative and exciting as Google want’s it to be but, somewhere in the back of my mind I worry about The Cost of Free.
Grab some speculation here.
By Steve Bass
Have It Your Way
Microsoft Word: I can’t think of another application I’d like to have re-written to meet my needs. I’ll kvetch some more another time. Today, I have five tricks to fire up the way you use Word.
By Harry McCracken
Was it really fewer than five years ago that Firefox 1.0 debuted? Its arrival ended the dismal period in which only one browserâ€“Microsoftâ€™s mediocre Internet Explorerâ€“seemed to be viable. With Firefox, Mozilla proved that millions of people were itching to adopt a better browser. And today, we find ourselves with multiple better browsers: Not just Firefox, but also Googleâ€™s minimalist Chrome, Appleâ€™s flashy Safari, the ever-inventive Opera, the highly social Flock, and even the no-longer-calcifying Internet Explorer 8.
All of which means that Firefox 3.5â€“which Mozilla plans to formally release todayâ€“is no longer a shoo-in for the distinction of being the favorite browser of browser fans.
1. Agnes S. asks: what is Bing?
(A). The begining of the end for Google.
(B). An old dead Crosby
(C). A powerful search engine.
(D). Another “gotcha” from Mircosoft.
(E). All of the above.
Wake the kids, phone the neighbors! PC Pitstop is proud to announce a new partnership with Chris Pirillo. Chris is the founder of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome and previously served as host of TechTV’s Call for Help show. Chris’s insightful and entertaining how to videos will now be featured in the PC Pitstop newsletters and highlighted at techtalk.pcpitstop.com and pcpitstop.com.
According to Wikipedia, “The term “browser wars” refers to the competition for dominance in the web browser marketplace. The term is used to denote two specific periods of time: the competition between market-dominating Netscape Navigator and its eventual defeat by Microsoft Internet Explorer during the late 1990s, and the competition from 2003 onwards between the dominating Internet Explorer and several other emerging browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera and, since mid-2008, Google Chrome.” I couldn’t agree more, so now it’s time to look again at browsers and their respective performance. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
IE8 Beta is gone and hopefully replaced by an improved RC1. A browser capable of remembering passwords doesn’t seem like too much to ask. With any luck at all the tabbed browsing and other improvements will be worth while because the browser will be able to render pages and do the small things that so far have escaped recent Internet Explorer releases.
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