Iâ€™ve been using multiple browsers for a while and of course Google Chrome has been a favorite because of its simplicity.Â The moment I heard that Google had a browser about a year ago (or more ?) I immediately downloaded it and gave it a try.Â It was once a Beta, and last September 30, 2010, they officially launched Google Chrome here in Manila.
Their introductory video was quite interesting.Â They asked random people what a browser is and 98 % (ish) didnâ€™t know or had the wrong notion about a browser.Â Most of them said â€œBrowser? â€“ GOOGLE!â€Â They confuse browsers and search engines ~_~Â Iâ€™m saying this because Iâ€™m a geek lol.Â But, do you really know what a browser is yourself?
So, if you donâ€™t know what a browser is yet, check out this video made by Google.Â Which is nice because theyÂ still gave people a choice on what browser to use and theyâ€™re not hardcore selling â€œUse Google Chrome coz itâ€™s the best.â€Â — They didnâ€™t do that.
The Google Chrome Launch at Peopleâ€™s Palace
Peopleâ€™s Palace is one of my favorite restaurants.Â They serve Asian Cuisine, mostly Thai.Â I happily entered the restaurant and I was surprised to see tons of candies!
gummy bears and m nâ€™ ms
Itâ€™s yummy too!Â I regret that I only took one home
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Google Chrome Talking Points
Here is the summary of what the speaker talked about on the launch of Google Chrome.
1.Â Speed.Â Do Everything Fast.
Kill the tab, not the browser.Â Tabs are isolated from each other so that one tab canâ€™t drag the whole browser down.Â If a tab crashes, the browser and the rest of the tabs remain intact, allowing you to carry on doing what youâ€™re doing.Â In addition, because each tab runs in its own process, Google Chrome can take additional steps to protect your computer from malicious sites that try to leave malware on your computer or steal your personal information.
Search and browse the internet all from one box.Â They made it easier to search the internet, get to the sites you want to visit, and re-find pages youâ€™ve already visited all from the address bar.
4.Â Stay in control.
Use Google Chromeâ€™s settings features to protect your privacy online.Â You can view, re-visit pages, and delete your surfing history.Â To browse the web without storing a record on your computer, click the page menu and select â€œnew incognito windowâ€.Â This helps if you log-in to your bank accounts and delicate online transactions on internet cafes.
5.Â Make it yours.
Google Chrome is open source.Â This just means that developers can easily use the underlying technology in Google Chrome to create their own browser.
Google Chrome Tips and Tricks for a better experience
They also shared some stuff you can do to maximize Google Chrome.
1.Â Google Chrome extensions.
I didnâ€™t even know you can use extensions O_o.Â You can actually book flights on Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific, catch up on news with ABS-CBN, GMA and PEP/Spot.ph, look up forex rates with Banco De Oro and many more in a single click, without ever leaving the webpage youâ€™re currently on.Â I hope this helps in booking promo fares for Cebu Pacific if their website crashes due to tons of traffic.Â There are over 1,000 extensions in the Chrome gallery to choose from, including ten made especially for Filipino users.Â Other extensions include Ayos Dito, Carlos Celdran has his own extension, MMDA, Pinoy Exchange and Smart Bro.
Check out other cool extensions here.
2.Â Personalize Chrome with Philippine themes.
You can choose from twelve specially created themes by local top designers and personalities including graphic design studio Team Manila, AJ Dimarucot, Aranaz Bags, renowned comic book artist Arnold Arre, Carlos Celdran, Corey Cruz, Dan Matutina, Drew Europeo, Electrolychee, Karen Gosingan, Paul Guadalupe, Yabang Pinoy and the School of Fashion and the Arts.
You can now use our very own Pinoy artistsâ€™ designs for your Google Chrome Themes here.
Others are using omnibox, Incognito Mode, Chromeâ€™s translate bar, new tab page, tabbing to search, session restore, instant bookmarks and Bookmark sync.