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I use Google Chrome and looks like other’s do as well!

Mashable.comFrom Mashable.com: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still the world’s most popular browser, but it and Mozilla’s Firefox lost a lot of market share to Google’s Chrome in 2011, which is now firmly in second place.

According to StatCounter’s 2011 data, Internet Explorer currently has a 39% market share, Chrome is at 27%, while Firefox holds 25% of the market.

Safari and Opera follow with 6% and 2% market share, respectively.

These numbers alone don’t tell the whole story, however. Internet Explorer started 2011 with a 46% share of the market, and Firefox was over 30%. Both browsers steadily lost their share throughout the year, and almost all of it went to Chrome, which is clearly the year’s biggest gainer.

 

 
 

 

Net Applications’ numbers for 2011 are very different, with Internet Explorer having a much bigger lead (52%), but the trends are similar: Chrome was the only clear winner in 2011, having jumped from 10% to 19% market share.

Interestingly, Net Applications sees Firefox’ current market share almost exactly where it started 2011: at 22%.

Regardless of whose number you believe, it seems that Chrome is on a roll, and its steep upward trajectory shows that other browser makers should take notice. Otherwise, we may have a new king of the browser market in a year or two.

Finally! Coming Soon: Sign in to Multiple Google Accounts in the Same Browser

I know this will help me. I administer multiple Google Apps domains for different clients and during testing and configuration of each I am constantly logging out of one account and then back in to another.

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Now, according to Google Operating System, Google is testing a feature that will let users log in to multiple Google accounts in the same web browser. Personally, I have at least four different Gmail accounts open at all times, and this feature is very high on my wish list.

Google services that are currently being tested include Gmail, Reader, Sites, Calendar, Code and Docs. There is one limitation: if you turn on multiple sign-in, you cannot access Gmail in offline mode.

Google to Integrate Google Voice With Gmail?

Google is testing a new feature in Gmail: as you can see in this image obtained by Google OS, a phone icon opens a special Gmail chat window, which consists of a dialpad, contact search, credit balance and a call button. The feature is not yet publicly available. Read the full article on Mashable.com

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Jing makes taking screenshots and even video free and easy!

Jing makes it very easy to grab screenshots and videos straight from your PC, and then save them or share them on the Web. The coolest part of this experiment–in theory–is Jing’s integration with Screencast.com, a hosting service for videos recorded off your computer. Once you’ve recorded a video, you can save it to your Screencast account, and from there you can get an embed code to put it in a blog or other page. Try it today at http://www.jingproject.com/

Google Chrome – extremely fast web browser

Google Chrome is an extremely fast browser. While it does not have the add-on and extension support that Firefox has, it’s sheer speed makes it worth looking at. PCMAG has an article “Why Chrome will be your next browser” and Google describes it’s Chrome browser as “a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the Web faster, safer, and easier. Use one box for everything–type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and Web pages. Thumbnails of your top sites let you access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab. Desktop shortcuts allow you to launch your favorite Web apps straight from your desktop.” I still use Firefox as my main browser, only because of Chrome’s lack of add-ons (and for now the Mac version of Chrome does not support extensions at all, but plans to support them soon). Once Chrome for the Mac does support extensions I will switch faster than Chrome loads web pages, which is pretty damn fast! You can download Chrome here: http://www.google.com/chrome

FireFox – Free web browser and excellent replacement for Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox 3 touts faster rendering, vastly reduced use of system resources, clever new data-mining tools for your bookmarks and browser history, and more security features than any other browser. If only for the speed, lightness of being, and security alone, Firefox remains CNET’s Editors’ Choice for best Internet browser. Mozilla Firefox also has over 6,000 add-ons to customize and enhance your web browsing experience. Firefox is available for Mac, Windows and even Linux. Download it here http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

Openoffice – Free alternative to Microsoft Office

OpeOffice - Free alternative to Microsoft Office

OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. Both Mac and Windows versions available.

Evernote – Remember Everything

Here is a link to a free program that I use to keep track of everything I find on the web. It allows you to take notes and save web pages with one click. There is a Mac and Windows version too! http://www.evernote.com/

Evernote

VLC Media Player

VLC Media player

VLC media player is free software alternative, open source, highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac …) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Download it at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials

Tired of paying a yearly subscription fee to keep your computer safe and secure? Spyware, Malware and Viruses are a huge threat to your Windows machine and the data stored on it. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free software alternative that provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple. Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times. Download it at http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/