The switch-over to Google Hangouts from Google Chat/Talk earlier this year left people without a beloved and much used feature…the ability to make calls from within their Google accounts. Starting this week though, the ability to make calls has been added into the Hangouts messaging system so that people can enjoy this awesome and convenient feature once again.
Last week Opera released the first stable version of their revamped browser, but many people were less than pleased that some of their favorite features were still missing. In an effort to help bridge the gap until newer releases can address these issues, Opera has released this round-up of fixes and work-arounds to help users make the most of the new browser.
Meadows are wonderful places to explore, play and have fun in, or just relax in with a great picnic. Bring the beauty of peaceful, sunny days to your iPad with the first in our series of Meadows Wallpaper collections.
Have you ever been curious about the science behind the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis? Then sit back and enjoy as this terrific video looks at the solar winds and atmospheric reactions that help make these awesome visual phenomena possible.
Are you tired of keeping Chrome open just to listen to your music library in Google Play? Then you will definitely love the new panel app available in the Chrome Web Store. Once you have it installed, you can sit back and enjoy your favorite songs in an easy to manage, browser-free manner.
Opera has just released the first stable version of their revamped browser and will be proceeding at a rapid pace going forward. There is also news concerning the three development streams they will maintain along with news of an update for the older 12.x series for those who are not ready to update to 15.x just yet.
Sometimes the best part of hiking along wilderness pathways is the unexpected beauty you find along the way, other times it is the wonderful peace and solitude that you can immerse yourself in. Escape to hidden destinations on your desktop with the second in our series or Wilderness Pathways Wallpaper collections.
Creating secure passwords for our online accounts is a necessary evil due to the huge increase in database and account hacking that occurs these days. The problem, though, is that no two companies have a similar policy for complex and secure password creation; then factor in the continued creation of insecure passwords or multi-site use of the same password and trouble is just waiting to happen. Ars Technica decided to take a look at multiple password types, how users fared with them, and how well those password types held up to cracking attempts in their latest study.
Many people have been eager to have Google Now working in their Chrome browsers and this week that dream got one step closer to reality. The first teasers that the new feature is becoming active have started to appear, so now is a good time to activate the switch for it and be ready for its arrival.
People have been curious if there would be cross-browser compatibility for extensions due to Opera’s recent switch to the browser engine that Google Chrome uses. That question has now been answered. The OMG! Chrome! Blog has put together a nice tutorial on how to get cross-browser extension compatibility set up and working with your browser of choice.
The sun is rising and a gentle morning breeze stirs the sparse vegetation around you as you look out across the lonely desert… Bring the beauty of these barren yet scenic lands to your Nexus 7 with the first in our series of Deserts Wallpaper collections.
Have you been waiting for more awesome photos of Mars’ surface from the Curiosity Rover mission? Then you are definitely going to love this bit of news! NASA and GigaPan have teamed up to create a truly inspiring 1.3 billion pixel panoramic view of Mars that you can ‘zoom around’ and explore at your leisure.
Oracle has released new updates that patch 40 security holes in their Java Runtime Environment software. Anyone who needs or actively uses the Java Runtime Environment for work or gaming should promptly update their Java installation as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know uses the linked accounts feature in an Outlook.com account, then you definitely need to pay attention to this news. Starting late next month Microsoft will begin the process of unlinking linked accounts as a measure to boost overall account security for Outlook.com users.
Searching for seashells at the beach can be a unique adventure each time you go since new shells are always washing up out of the water. Gather up a beautiful collection of seashells for your desktop with the second in our series of Seashells Wallpaper collections.
When Google introduced Chrome Frame in 2009, it was their intention to help those running legacy versions of Internet Explorer have access to and enjoy a modern browsing experience. Now that more people are using modern up-to-date versions of Internet Explorer and other browsers, Google has decided that Chrome Frame’s work is done and it is time to retire it.
Visiting a desktop-only or misconfigured website on your mobile device can be a very frustrating experience. They are not easy to navigate or fail to work properly, leaving you with little to no satisfaction. To encourage websites to adopt good ‘mobile compliant’ practices, Google will be introducing new changes in how websites are ranked when users search on a mobile device.
Did you miss seeing Apple’s WWDC Keynote this year, but still want to enjoy the experience for yourself? Then here is your opportunity! Apple has posted the 2013 keynote at their website for those who may have missed it or want to see it once again.
Sunsets herald the end of long working days and turn our thoughts to sitting down for a bit to relax or perhaps taking a few minutes to reflect on our lives and loved ones. Add a late afternoon glow to your iPhone’s screen with the first in our series of Sunsets Wallpaper collections.
Want to look like a mathematical genius in front of all your friends? Then you will love this awesome number trick from Numberphile! The best part will be the looks on their faces when you surprise them by having predicted the answer ahead of time…
Are you or someone you know using an older UI version of Yahoo! Mail or maybe even the Classic Edition? Then this news is going to be of specific interest to you. Starting June 3rd Yahoo! is pushing mandatory upgrades to the newest UI for all mail accounts and we have the information you need if you are affected by the changes.
There is always a possibility that an unexpected journey or adventure lies ahead of you each time you pass through a doorway, so pack up your gear and prepare to step through. Explore the lands beyond these doorways on your desktop with the second in our series of Doorways Wallpaper collections.
Most of the time, keeping your inbox sorted and clean is a fairly simple task, but what about when things get hectic and suddenly your inbox is out of control? Finding those important e-mails among the clutter can become frustrating and time consuming, so you need an easy way to find what you need fast! With this problem in mind, Google has introduced a new feature for Gmail that will help auto-sort those e-mails into distinct categories, letting you go directly to the mail you want without the hassle.
Are you ready for summer school? Normally the answer to that question would be a resounding no, but this is one time you might be glad to make an exception. Starting June 10th, Google is offering a free online two-week course that will not only be fun, but also help you improve your Google Maps and Google Earth skills.
Opera recently surprised people with an announcement that they would stop development of the Presto browser engine and switch to Webkit going forward. Now you can get a first look at the new Webkit-based version of Opera with our quick overview and try it out for yourself using the download link we have to share with you.