This may have been around for a while, but I just learned of it today.
If you run the dev version of Google Chrome, you may already be aware that it supports extensions.
In fact when I first found out Google had published a few extensions for eager beta testers to try out, I went and got the rss feed extension.
Unfortunately, even though it showed the icon when a feed was present, clicking it only took you to Google Reader to subscribe to the feed (or so I heard, clicking it in my version of Chrome did nothing)
Google Chrome RSS feed Extension feed availability notification
I am happy to report that with the new version of this extension (1.6.2), clicking on a feed allows you to actually preview the rss feed …
<sound of angels singing HALLEJUYAH />
I can finally test rss feeds I’m coding in Chrome without having to fire up IE8 or Opera (Firefox doesn’t preview either, just tries to subscribe you to live bookmarks … I hate that) and unstar this bug ticket!
Image of Google Chrome RSS feed extension previewing a feed
I was trying to find out how the NY Giants did last night, so I could incorporate it into a nice little jibe I was going to hurl at a friend of mine, so I went in and typed “NY Giants” … into the search box, to start the ever familiar process of clicking on links and backing up until I found what I wanted.
Guess what came up?
Its like they read my mind! 😀
Funny, but it illustrates *exactly* why Google is kicking everybody’s ass at search.
They write software that anticipates the needs of its users.
You should be asking yourself if your software, business, employees or personal service does the same.
I’m writing this post because there doesn’t seem to be much instruction about how to search effectively from the url bar or omni-bar as the google folks call it.
The way its supposed to work is that if you type in a keyword for the search engine then the search query and hit enter, the search will execute using the search engine you specified.
so if you type
“amazon.com Art of Rails”
(note the space between amazon.com and the query)
into the omni bar then hit enter, your search will execute on Amazon.com.
To know that you’re doing it right, after typing in the keyword (amazon.com) and space, the url should look something like this
Yesterday I awoke to news about Google Chrome … EVERYWHERE.
And being the non-conformist I like to think I am (like everybody else in the universe), I wasn’t even going to give it a look until I stumbled onto this brilliant marketing tool that they had put together. Its a 40 page comic book walking you through the thought process behind why Google Chrome came about, and how it is different from everything on the market already.
What makes this puppy different?
The main philosophical difference between this browser and others is that fact that, instead of running the browser in one memory space, each tab in the browser has its own process.
This is very straight forward, but for those who think it might be complicated. Here is all it entails.
Browsing is noticeably faster … and my life is now made exceedingly difficult trying to choose between FF3, Opera 9.50 and Webkit …
And now Firefox 3 beta 4 also now scores a 67 on Acid 3.
Still behind the Webkit nightlies though
When the Microsoft released a beta for IE8, I was prompted to run the Acid3 test on the browsers I had on my system.
Here are the results I got on my windows box, testing all the installed browsers against Acid 3 Continue reading