Google Chrome Officially Leaves Beta

12 12 2008

Google’s party-crashing browser Chrome has officially dropped its Beta tag and is a fully fledged release.

Google posted the news this morning as Chrome took the odd step of leaving Beta (we covered not long ago that 45% of Google products are in Beta, including Gmail after 4 years!)

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How To Turn Off New Google SearchWiki [Firefox Only]

25 11 2008

Last week Google launched the SearchWiki feature, “a way for you to customize search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results” as titled by Google, “a way to clutter your minimalist search results and throw away market share” as titled by Just Google It.

Although Google intended for this new tool to improve users search experience and enhance the relevance of the sites on offer, it has got a bit of a bashing around the Internet, not least from TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington in his ‘Google, It Wasn’t Broke’ blog rant. The main problem with SearchWiki is that once you’ve accepted to use it, Google offers you no way back, so we offer to show you how to turn it off.

Arrington's Advice To His Blog Readers

Arrington advises his blog readers

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Google Toolbar Turns 8 – And Its Changed The Way We Use The Web

30 10 2008

As the dust settles on Google’s 10th birthday celebrations, another milestone comes creeping up. And we haven’t even bought it a card!

Google Toolbar is reaching its eighth year, and to make it feel like it hasn’t been completely overshadowed by the bigger occasion, Google have released a new IE version of the handy, little bar.

Google have also taken the time to look back at why they first started their toolbar project. Read the rest of this entry »

Google Chrome Review: One Month Later

3 10 2008

Google Chrome launched a month ago to great surprise. Its aim was to join the big players of Firefox and Internet Exporer in the browser world. One month on, Just Google It looks at the statistics to see how it has performed and whether it can be a major player in the market…

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