Jun 14, 7:00 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Cammy Harbison 11/14/17 AT 3:47 PM Firefox’s Quantum is Mozilla's latest browser update, boasting killer speed and features. Find out how it compares to Chrome and why you should give update 57 a try, plus instructions for downloading and installing the software, here.While Mozilla was once the browser all the cool kids were using, over the past few years, its popularity has declined. At its peak in 2009, the Firefox browser boasted usage by 32 percent of the population, making it the king of browsers. Since that time, however, the Mozilla browser steadily lost ground to Google Chrome. In Q2 of 2017, StatCounter reported Google Chrome held an estimated 63 percent of the world’s desktop users leaving Foxfire in a distant second with just 13.4 percent.With the release of its latest Firefox 57 update, dubbed Firefox Quantum, Mozilla … [Read more...] about Mozilla Firefox Quantum vs. Google Chrome: Download Features Of Update 57 Reviewed
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More people than ever use a smartphone as their only computer. That makes sense; you have the web, apps for any service you want, entertainment via music and video, and it's all shown on a reasonably large screen. All in your pocket, all the time. But a lot of people still need or want a laptop. Maybe a smartphone isn't ideal for typing out long emails or you need to get some work done that wouldn't be fun or easy to do on a phone. There are a lot of reasons people want or need a bigger device with a full keyboard. With Chromebooks becoming more powerful as Chrome OS finds its place as a mobile operating system, it's time once again to see if a Chromebook can replace your laptop this year. It's what you do The best place to start when this topic gets discussed is to mention the things a Chromebook won't be able to do that a Windows laptop can, then talk about what a Chromebook can do that a Windows laptop can't. Most everything here isn't going to be a one-size-fits-all affair because … [Read more...] about Chromebook vs Laptop in 2018: Can it replace your Windows Computer?
You're after a compact but powerful computer you can take on the road with you – so do you opt for one of the cloud-based Chromebooks backed by Google, or stick with the more traditional choices of Windows and macOS? We're here to help you decide.That means pitting these portable computers against each other in all the areas that matter: design, specs, software, and more. We've done all the hard comparison work for you.Chromebook vs laptop: DesignWhen it comes to Chromebooks, you've got a good choice of styles and designs to go at – from Google's high-end Pixelbook to cheaper options like the Asus Chromebook Flip.The variety of Windows laptops is even greater, from conventional laptops like the Surface Book 2, to the increasingly popular 2-in-1 designs such as the Dell XPS 13. Whatever screen size, finish, and colour you fancy, chances are there's a Windows laptop to suit your tastes.It's only when it comes to MacBooks that your choice is a bit limited. If you like Apple's … [Read more...] about Chromebook vs laptop: Which should you buy?
Chromebooks are getting a lot of traction in certain sectors of the laptop market such as education and those shopping on a budget. Google's lightweight OS doesn't offer as much as Windows 10, but it also removes some of the headaches, especially on budget hardware. In some cases buying a Chromebook is a little more outrageous, like spending money on a Pixelbook when you could get a really nice Windows 10 laptop instead. But in the sub-$500 category there's a real case to consider a Google-powered laptop over a Microsoft one. And that's what we're looking at here. Which should you buy? The case for the Chromebook Google has evolved Chrome OS over several years and it's now actually pretty good to use. It's lightweight, you interact entirely with a web browser and on many current Chromebooks you can get the Google Play Store and download a number of great Android apps. This includes Microsoft Office, and for the most part, it's a great experience. The Office Android apps plug a gap … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Laptop vs. Chromebook: Which should you buy?
Microsoft unveiled new tools that enable mobile users to access the Windows experience on the smartphones at its annual Build developer conference. Even though Microsoft stopped Windows 10 Mobile development, the company is expanding support for smartphone users on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. As part of its Microsoft 365 strategy, Microsoft will allow users to view the contents of their phone on their Windows 10 PC and bring desktop features, such as the new Timeline experience, to mobile phones. Microsoft’s new Your Phone app — available initially to Windows Insiders to test starting this week — will be a key part of Microsoft’s initiative to blur the line between desktop and mobile. The app will allow PC users access to their phone’s contents, including messages, photos, and notifications, right on their Windows 10 desktop. The company says moving such files will be easy thanks to the app’s drag-and-drop … [Read more...] about Windows is back on your phone, and this time it’s a good thing
Credit: ShutterstockEditor's Note: Microsoft recently revealed that Windows 10 S will no longer be a standalone operating system. Instead it will become an optional mode in Windows 10. Windows 10 S. It's a more tightly controlled and secure version of Windows, limiting users to only those applications found on the Windows Store. For many considering deploying a simpler and streamlined operating system, the closest comparison is Chrome OS, which has won over some IT departments for the robust security and relative ease of deployment and management. MORE: Most Anticipated Laptops for Business To evaluate these contenders, it's important to look at the capabilities Chrome and Windows 10 S. There isn't a clear cut, right choice for all, but by knowing the strengths and shortcoming of each and the needs of your organization, you'll have a better viewpoint of whether to consider Windows 10 S, Chrome OS, or perhaps upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. A new take on Windows While Windows 10 S was … [Read more...] about Windows 10 S vs. Chrome OS: Which is Better for Business?
As we use our smartphones and other mobile devices more and more often to purchase goods online or sign onto paid services, we also have to create and use more sophisticated passwords. While we are certainly seeing an increased use of methods beyond passwords for those features, such as fingerprint sensors and even iris and facial scanning, the truth is that the simple line of letters, numbers and special characters will continue to be the primary way for most folks to access online shopping businesses and services for some time to come. Since we are so dependant on our passwords, we are also vulnerable to having those passwords hacked and used without our consent. Since we are so dependant on our passwords, we are also extremely vulnerable to having those passwords hacked and used without our consent. That’s why it’s so important to have strong and unique passwords for anything we sign up for online. However, most of us have a ton of different services we use online, and … [Read more...] about LastPass vs 1Password vs Enpass: Which of these password managers is the best?
Google is rolling out a new version of Google Chrome, Chrome 64, to Windows, Mac and Linux users, and it will allow you to finally make websites with noisy autoplaying videos shut up. Credit: Andrew Freedman/Laptop Mag All you have to do is right click on a tab and click "mute site," and it will be permanently muted. No more mashing on the volume down button in the middle of an otherwise peaceful office. If you ever do want to watch a video on those sites, though, you'll still have to unmute it.Additionally, Chrome 64 includes 53 security fixes including protections against Meltdown and Spectre. And, for Windows users, High Dynamic Range (HDR) support is here. HDR requires the user have a discrete GPU, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and, of course, an HDR compatible monitor.Chrome 64 is rolling out in the coming days, but you can force the update by going to settings or by restarting your instance of Chrome. This article … [Read more...] about Chrome Now Lets You Mute Noisy Sites Forever: Here’s How
[Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author] This is a fascinating fight largely because the Education market, while not lucrative by any stretch of the imagination, is critical to assuring the future for any operating system. People prefer what they have learned on and firms wishing to employ them find that not having their system of choice reduces significantly that firm’s choice of top talent. The rarer your skill set the more likely it is the company will accept and embrace your platform choice. Apple was initially one of the most aggressive in education; but Microsoft displaced them over the last two decades. More recently, Google’s Chrome has been making impressive inroads into the segment over the last 5 years. To a considerable extent, Windows 10 S is Microsoft’s latest and best attempt to stop any bleeding. Their latest announcement of 10 products that use Windows 10 S targeting education priced under $300 … [Read more...] about Target, education: Windows S vs MacOS vs Chrome
If you have a password manager, you won't need to remember a unique, long, complex password for each of your online accounts. The password manager will remember each password for you, strengthening your security and minimizing your risk the next time there's a massive data breach. The only password you'll need to remember is the single "master" password to the password manager itself.Based on our extensive testing of seven services — in which we focused on user experience, platform support, security and overall performance — the best overall password managers are Dashlane and LastPass, which offer the ideal combinations of ease of use, convenience and security.Dashlane has a well-designed desktop application, a tool that changes your passwords on hundreds of websites simultaneously, and has recently added a fully interactive website interface and support for Linux and Chrome OS. LastPass has the price advantage; its free version is unlimited and versatile, and its paid … [Read more...] about Best Password Managers 2018