Posts Tagged ‘Safari’

Updating Browser Software for Your Own Security

June 19th, 2011 No comments

Updates, updates, updates. If you’re like me, your computer is forever nagging you to update this or that program and it always seems to popup at an inopportune time.

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, IE

One thing that came up at WordPress Columbus yesterday is that with the coming version3.2 or WordPress, support for Internet Explorer (IE) v6 will be dropped. Dropping support for IE 7 is in the works for a future upgrade.

Why? At this point, IE 6 and to a lesser degree IE 7 are older browsers that give web developers problems and lack features common to more modern browsers. There comes a point where supporting legacy applications is no longer viable.

Sometimes updates get skipped. That wouldn’t be that bad a thing except that some updates are designed to plug security holes in previous versions and ignoring them leaves you open to attack.

This can be an issue with any type or program, but web browses can present security as well as other issues if left un-upgraded.

One example of this would be Internet Explore (IE) 6. Microsoft has logged several security holes in IE 6, yet IE 6 users still comprise 47% of IE users on my site today.

Well, here’s a tool that will help you determine if you are using the latest version of your favorite browser and, if you are not, provides a link for you to download and install the latest version.

Browse Happy. Online. Worry Free. Upgrade Your Browser Today.

Just click here to go to the Browse Happy website and find out the status of your copy of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.

Then you can breathe a bit easier when you are surfing the web.

Also, newer versions of browser software often have exciting new features and can run much faster than older versions. So there are many reasons to upgrade your web browser software.

Do it now!

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Technology

January 27th, 2011 No comments

The New York Times logoA recent article by Sam Grobart in the Technology section of the New York Times lists 10 things you can do to for a better experience with your computers, smartphones and assorted gadgets. And often at no cost.

“…the tech industry has given you the impression that making adjustments is difficult and time-consuming. It is not.”

From protecting your photos and files from theft, accidental loss or crashes to protecting your devices from viruses, this article is packed with good advice.

One piece of advice that I have been giving for a few years that also appears in the article is “STOP using Internet Explorer!” Using a modern browser like Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari will give you a better browser experience and offer you a wide variety of add-ons and features.

Firefox, Chrome and Safari are available for Mac and Windows – Firefox and Chrome are available in Linux versions as well.

Read the complete article at the New York Times »

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