Google’s Chrome browser is now the most popular browser in the world according to StatCounter. Google Chrome reached a total global market share of 23.6% compared to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 market share of 23.5%. Side Note: Internet Explorer still has the largest global market share if you combine all versions of the browser.
“Google announced Chrome for business exactly a year ago and IT administrators appear to have embraced it in a remarkably short time,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “Looking at the daily stats, Chrome 14 and 15 have been overtaking IE8 at weekends since the beginning of October. However, Chrome 15 overtook IE8 for the first time during the five day working week, in week commencing 5th December. It looks as if people favour Chrome on weekends at home but office commercial use has now caught up.”
StatCounter Global Stats are based on aggregate data collected on a sample exceeding 15 billion page views per month (4 billion from the US) from the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.
Now that is all great for the browser but Google is not making a dent in the all important operating system market. The Chrome OS has failed to gather any steam after the initial buzz of the CR-48.… Read the rest
MyGlass for iOS was out yesterday for only a brief moment before it was pulled from the AppStore. No one is sure was this done because Google requested it or was it Apple just being..well.. Apple. Seems it was because the app may have hit stores a little pre-mature. Google has released a major update, dubbed XE 12. The update finally lets Google Glass work seamlessly with iOS devices. This is just one more step for Google in its quest to bring the Google Glass to the mainstream.
Google Glass no longer needs a third-party app to take pictures. You can not just wink. Also Google Glass gets more social. Glassware adds Hangouts, SMS, video calls and YouTube. You can also perform video uploads directly from Google Glass. Glassware for Google Play Music also gets a nice update. You can now look for or play music via playlists.
XE 12 update also lets you screen lock the Google Glass when you take off the glasses. Google also got rid of the “Sent Through Glass” signature from SMS signatures. Unfortunately it is still on emails. Guest Mode was removed in this update so please take Google’s advice and create a demo account.
Private Photo Clouding Badge
Private Photo Clouding Badge is a small electronic device linked to an online service that allows you to find photos of you that have been posted online, and then cloud or delete them. It was designed with privacy protection in mind. It’s like having your own EMP at all times but that only works on cameras.