Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

Windows 10 Build 14291 Ships with Edge Extensions Support … Sort Of

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

This does appear to be a baby-step in the right direction. Hopefully, this means that Microsoft is in the process of addressing user concerns about the Edge browser.

Microsoft shipped build 14291 of Windows 10 to the Fast Ring insider channel a few hours ago, and with it an update for the system’s default browser Microsoft Edge that introduces initial support for extensions. The version of Microsoft Edge that is available on stable builds of Windows 10, does not support extensions currently but Microsoft plans to change that this year by integrating an extensions engine to Edge that is very similar to that of Google Chrome.


Mozilla Enables Flash Replacement Shumway Partially on Amazon

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

It sounds like Mozilla still has a lot of work to do on its Flash alternative; it will be interesting to see if Shumway turns out to be a viable replacement for Flash.

Browser developers and web companies work on various alternatives for Adobe’s popular Flash technology. The most common solutions are to replace Flash video with HTML5 video and to replace Adobe Flash with a native version of the plugin that provides better control. Google for instance maintains Pepper Flash and Microsoft its own version of Flash on Windows 8.


Firefox’s Sponsored Tiles Will Look Like This …

Monday, May 5th, 2014

I guess this isn’t so bad … as long as the sponsored tiles don’t keep popping up like sidebar ads.

When Mozilla announced in February that it would add so-called Directory Tiles to new versions of Firefox, it was criticized for it. The organizations main idea was to populate the new tab page with contents so that first time users of the browser would not see a blank space on the page when they opened it for the first time. Of the nine tiles, six would be selected based on popularity in the user’s region, and three sponsored tiles. Companies and organizations pay Mozilla for inclusion on the tab page.


Why it Makes Sense to Use Fake Data on the Internet (Sometimes)

Friday, November 1st, 2013

I agree completely … and according to my Facebook page, I’m 120 years old, my hobby is insect taxidermy and I work as a lion tamer …

There are quite a few situations on the Internet where you are asked to enter data about yourself. Maybe you are leaving a comment on a blog and are asked for a name and email address, making a purchase on eBay or Amazon, want to email the developer of a product, or want to access information that are only available to registered users.


How to Disable Shared Endorsement Ads on Google

Friday, October 11th, 2013

If you don’t want to be used as a pitchman in ads for everything that you “like” on Google sites, here’s how to avoid it …

Your Google likes and comments may soon be used by companies for advertisement purpose according to a Terms of Service update the company released earlier today (for a non-lawyer speak summary check here). This feature may attach your +1s, comments that you have left on Google properties, and people that you follow as endorsements to advertisements.


Download Product Manuals from Amazon

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Here’s a useful resource; both for those who are shopping and for those who have already bought …

The Internet is a great place to find product related information, instructions, tutorials and even full scanned manuals which are usually provided in pdf format. What many Internet users may not know is that one of the world’s largest online shopping sites hosts thousands upon thousands of manuals and guides on its servers. I’m talking about Amazon, and the main reason you may not have heard about that is that you can’t really access those manuals directly when you are browsing the Amazon store or using the store’s search to find products you are interested in.


Amazon Cloud Drive Desktop App for Windows and Mac Launched

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Yet another major player has entered the cloud drive business … which seems kind of odd in an age of multi-tetrabyte hard drives and 100 Gig flash drives.

The cloud space is buzzing with activity lately.  First we had an update to Microsoft SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage offering, with improved file upload size support and the SkyDrive for desktop app allowing Windows and Mac users to synchronize their online storage with their local PC.


Read Free Kindle Ebooks with Kindle Reader Apps

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Go ahead and call me a luddite, but I still prefer good, old fashioned paper books over ebooks. For one thing, you can’t use an ebook to swat a fly … for another, you can’t use an ebook to reserve a table at your local hamburger joint (that is, not if you expect the ebook to still be there when you get back to the table.)

Amazon’s Kindle Reader is a big success for the online shopping giant. One of the reasons for the success is the cross-promotion that Amazon is running on the highly frequented shopping portal website. Kindle Reader or Fire owners can purchase books optimized for the reader on the Amazon website. As part of the promotion, free Kindle ebooks are offered on the site next to regular ebooks that need to be bought before they can be read.


Amazon Cloud Drive – Free Online Storage

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

This is kind of an interesting application of cloud server technology. It makes a lot of sense; buy an MP3, then store it in the cloud for free …

Free online storage; every company and their mother seem to be offering cloud based storage these days. Amazon has joined the fray with Amazon Cloud Drive, offering five Gigabytes of free online storage to Amazon customers. It has been designed specifically for music, photos and documents, but it is possible to upload other files to the cloud servers as well. The service utilizes Amazons’ own Simple Storage Service (S3) that Amazon uses to run all of its web properties.