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There are not many talks about Google’s Chrome browser, and how brilliant it may capture more and more users. Honestly, using Chrome is a bit like not having a tablet, but in fact, one does.

So the first page is like every other browsers with a page that display webpages you have visited recently, and the second is the key: Google Web Store. So far, everything that I downloaded were FREE… They include Angry Birds,  Bejeweled, Flixster,… you got my drift; Apps that you might have to pay in the Apple’s appstore, or Android’s market! The best thing is that there are tons to choose from and to try!

I think this is really smart on Google’s part. At this point, most people still don’t have a tablet, which means they still use a laptop; hence, they need a browser, which is part of an OS anyway (IMO, IE always sucks, Firefox is getting tired, Opera never works properly with page display, Safari I used it for a while and was my favourite). In other words, Google is using the foot-in-the-door technique to get people to think of apps in the Chrome webstore, so that they may think that only with Google’s OS you can use them… hence, the next step,they will buy an Android phone!? Cause, I bet you some will think that if these apps work in Chrome, I need to get something that is run by Google. That’s strategy! Apple did it the other way around. (From my experience, a lot of people still don’t quite understand the concept of apps, and where to get them…what they are)

So the apps in Chrome, NOT Chrome’s, is one feature that I like, the other is the “Incognito” mode CLT-SHIFT-N, which leaves no trails of where you have been surfing!!!  i.e., no history, no cache, … (I am sure the real specialist will know how to find them, but for us lay-person it is good enough). Firefox in its latest version also has included it calls Private Browsing CLT-SHIFT-P; same command in IE9.  Obviously, every browser had caught on with this feature. You should use this feature while on a public PC if offered.

Cheers.

 

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