Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tid Bit: Hidden

Hidden is tracking software for Apple computers. If stolen, Hidden will show where the computer is and who has it. See an actual occurrence in recent news of a California man who activated the software when his MacBook was stolen. Through the iSight camera, Hidden will take pictures of the thief and the surroundings; it will take snapshots of the thief in action showing what is happening, and use advance tracking to locate the computer anywhere in the world close to the actual location. This is not freeware and the price range from $15 a month on one computer (Basic plan) to $395 a month on 100 computers (Ultimate plan). In addition to the above, the Hidden team will help the owner work with the authorities to recover the stolen computer.

As always, post your comments, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

In His Service,
AvaByGrace


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Google's E-guide To The Web

In light of Google’s stance Wednesday on discontinuing support of older popular browsers for Google Apps, their wonderful E-guide (similar to an illustrated children’s book) released in November 2010 and titled 20 Things I learned About Browsers and the Web, will give insight into the use of modern browsers and their impact on how we view and use the Internet.

Some of the topics covered in this E-guide are:
• What is the Internet
• Cloud Computing
• Web Apps
• HTML5
• Plug ins
• Browser Cookies
• Browser Privacy
• Malware, Phishing and Security Risks
• Open Source and Browsers

As stated in the E-guide, just remember it takes a modern browser to take advantage of most of the Web’s modern features. If we are or are not seasoned user of the Internet, this E-guide has things to offer every user. Try it out and let me know your opinion.

As always, post your comments, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

In His Service,
AvaByGrace


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Friday, June 3, 2011

Google Browser Support for Google Apps

Article first published as Google Browser Support for Google Apps on Technorati.

On Wednesday, Google announced (Gmail Bag) it would soon only support recent versions of popular browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari) for Google Apps. By recent versions, Google would support the current and last versions of that browser as it focuses on new capabilities available to modern browsers through HTML5. This change in discontinuing support for older browsers is schedule to take place on August 1, 2011. On this date, Google will no longer support Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3. This lost of support will be on a rolling basis (each time a new version is released, Google will start supporting that version and stop supporting the third oldest one).

It behooves users to keep their browsers up-to-date in order to take advantage of all the benefits available with the new capabilities housed in modern browsers. Initially when this change takes place, apps such as Gmail desktop notification for email and chat messages, and Google Calendar may not work properly and eventually would not work at all. So as stated by Venkat Panchapakesan, Vice President of Engineering at Google, “As the world moves more to the web, these new browsers are more than just a modern convenience, they are a necessity for what the future holds.”  Others are taking strides to help users transition to current browsers such as: Microsoft (Internet Explorer 6 Countdown, Apple (Apple – HTML5), and Mozilla (Showcased HTML5 through videos) to name a few. Vendors are looking to the future and embracing HTML5 through their various applications.


HTML5 dominating the Web and putting HTML4 out to pasture is not in the very near future; however, the rate times are changing and technological advances are emerging it does not hurt one to stay abreast of modern technology and have fun doing so.

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