With the steadily rising popularity of Chrome, the long expected overtake of Internet Explorer by Google Chrome has finally happened last week, according to the data from StatCounter. These statistics also show the slight downfall of Mozilla Firefox, once the second most popular browser in the world.
These statistics are only according to one source, but there is no doubt that Chrome is rapidly gaining market share.
Is a website restricting access based on your browser? Do you want to view what a site looks like on a mobile device? Many sites detect the visitor’s browser based on the user agent, which is sent to the site’s server with each page request. This user agent contains information such as your operating system, web browser, and browser version.
To bypass browser-based restrictions, this user agent would need to be spoofed. Here are instructions on doing so without the help of any extensions in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.
Remember last year’s Dropquest? Dropquest was a new puzzle contest created by Dropbox where users could complete a multi-step challenge, scavenger hunt, and puzzle to earn free storage space.
It looks like this is going to run again this year, except Dropbox claims that Droquest II will be much more difficult.
Do you frequently browse long webpages? Whether it’s an encyclopedia article, blog post, or essay, long web pages can be difficult to scroll through, particularly if you’re looking for a specific section.
Some sites, like Wikipedia, provide a table of contents to easily navigate to different sections, but most websites don’t. Furthermore, the table of contents only shows up at the beginning so returning to it requires more scrolling.
Here is an extension for Google Chrome and Firefox to help navigate long web pages.
Do you frequently listen to music using services like YouTube, Google Music, or Pandora? If so, wouldn’t it be great to be able to control the music playback from these sites without actually having to switch to its tab?
Here is an extension for Google Chrome users.
After numerous rumors and leaks, Google has officially launched Google Drive, the successor to Google Docs. It is a direct competitor to Dropbox and Microsoft SkyDrive, offering 5 GB of free storage to all users.
Do you use Microsoft SkyDrive? It is Microsoft’s version of cloud file storage, similar to Dropbox. Compared to Dropbox’s 2 GB, SkyDrive offered an incredible 25 GB of free storage to all users, but it always lacked one crucial feature: there were no official desktop apps. That changes today.