Tag Archive: Chrome

Aug 04 2013

Incoming Gadget – Google Chromecast

Another short and sweet update. I missed out on the initial release but I have placed an order for Google’s new Chromecast product. In a nutshell, it’s a dongle that you plug into your television in a spare USB socket for power as well as an HDMI socket to send video and audio to the …

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Jul 06 2013

Has Firefox Cured its Memory Bloat?

For a while now I have used Google Chrome as my primary browser after growing tired of Firefox consuming gigabytes of memory per session and doing little to free memory apart from when you closed and reopened it. Apparently, Mozilla has made great strides to get memory management under control so I am doing to …

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Mar 28 2013

Restore a Closed Tab in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome

Here’s a quick tip. Most of us have accidentally closed a browser tab by accident at one time or another and lamented trying to get back to the page contained within (as typically you would forget which page it was as well). Fortunately, you can retrieve a closed tab fairly easily in the later versions …

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Dec 27 2012

Switch Browser Tabs Without Using the Mouse

Here’s a very quick tip for today. If you’re a power user and you don’t fancy wielding the mouse to switch between browser tabs then you might prefer to use Ctrl + Tab instead to move to the next tab or Ctrl + Shift + Tab to go to the previous tab. This works in all of …

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Sep 15 2012

How to Use Two Google Accounts Simultaneously

Sometimes you might want to use two separate Google accounts without how to log out and login or switch between them given that doing so may interrupt other services in use (like Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, etc). I have a persona Gmail account as well as another Gmail account for the strata in which I live plus …

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Aug 29 2012

Attempts to Download Office 2013 Preview Send You to Bing

Here’s a quick tip for those of you attempting to download the Office 2013 Preview here. Normally, when you click the “Try” button and then click on the country in which you live (in my case, Australia) it should download the Office 2013 Preview installer. However, when I have tried that over the last few …

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Aug 28 2012

Flash Hanging Google Chrome

After moving to Windows 8, I reinstalled Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox alongside Internet Explorer. However, a week after getting Windows 8 up and running I found that Chrome would freeze whenever Flash content was present on a page (which is still quite often). The source of the problem was clear but the solution had …

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Aug 14 2012

How to Resume YouTube Video Uploads

Here’s a quick tip if you upload videos to YouTube regularly or every now and then. It can be frustrating when you are uploading your video and it gets hopelessly stuck for whatever reason, particularly if it is a large video given that you can upload up to 20GB (provided your account is enabled for …

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Jul 01 2012

Flash and its Numbered Days on Android

One of the long touted abilities of Android was its support of Flash within the unnamed web browser that was bundled with the operating system. This seemed to be a key selling point in contrast to iOS devices which have steadfastly refused to support it over the years. However, the haven provided by Android now …

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Jun 29 2012

Quickly Change Tabs in Chrome Beta for Android

There is one thing that bugs me about the way tabs are managed in Safari on iPhone and iPad and it’s the way that you have to go through a menu to get to the tab you want. From a usability perspective, you need to stop what you are doing, work out where you want …

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