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Monday, 31 May 2010

Updates to Google Search

Google have updated their search to include a side bar in the results page with more detailed information. This side bar gives access to features such as 'Updates' which allows you to see historical tweets from twitter.com.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Google Chrome leaves Beta behind

Google have released Google Chrome and left it's beta status behind. The Google Blog details that releases for Windows, Apple Mac and Linux are all now stable versions without the Beta label. They also claim that the latest version is even faster. On Windows in particular Google Chrome is lightning fast. This should spell an end to websites not always loading properly in Google Chrome. It should rival Mozilla Firefox for compatibility.

To test the speed of Google Chrome or other web browsers on your computer check out the V8 Benchmark Suite. Feel free to send us your browsers scores to @webwarpblog on twitter.

So open Google Chrome now and the latest version will automatically update itself, without requiring as much as a browser restart, let alone a computer restart! Google Chrome's innovative updating sequence is the most hassle free I have ever encountered.

Thanks to @punctualwaffle on twitter for this story.

#google #chrome is out of beta for Mac/Linux users: http://bit.ly/cQN8tuless than a minute ago via web

Friday, 21 May 2010

Google Pacman

Edit: Updated to include the Permanent Google Pacman Link: http://www.google.com/pacman/ 
For 48 hours only the Google doodle is... Google Pacman!
You can actually play it too! Click Here Just click on the insert coin button and enjoy! For more information check out Google's official blog post.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Should I refrigerate my PC?

As temperatures in the UK begin to rise for summer (BBC Weather), the silly question is: Should I refrigerate my PC?

Your PC contains several components that get hot when used, particularly the processor (CPU) and the graphics card/chip set (GPU). Anyone who uses a laptop for more than half an hour will begin to see the effects of modern design. That is to say that more powerful chip sets = more heat, and that, modern design = minimal provision for cooling. So laptops without a hard surface to sit their 2mm feet on soon overheat. It does make you consider chucking it in the fridge to cool it down! Unfortunately this is not a solution. If you put your laptop in the fridge you are likely to get condensation forming INSIDE your laptop. This would not be very helpful as electricity and water really don't mix. You could in fact wreck your laptop.

To prevent your laptop from overheating you should properly ventilate the area around it. Always use it on a hard surface. If it runs really hot (like when playing games/DVD's) you can cool it with a fan. Overheating components are more likely to fail or even catch light. So happy hot weather weather computing from www.webwarpblog.co.uk just in time for the British summer.

Google Chrome OS Video

Just a quick video for you to share with your friends and family about Google Chrome OS. It's coming, and when it gets here it will be a big player in the computer market. Netbooks with Google Chrome OS will be able to get you online as quickly as your smart phone does today. With Google Chrome OS ALL your information is web based, so anything you do on Google Chrome OS can be retrieved, edited and added to from any other computer connected to the internet.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Google Chrome is Very Fast

Google have produced a little video, just to show off how fast Google Chrome can be. It's very well produced and worth a quick watch.

How to Embed Tweets into Blogs

Step by step guide to embedding tweets into your blog.

1.) When you find a tweet that you want embed (instead of quoting or copying and pasting) click on the time associated with that tweet as described on this blog post: Click Here

2.) Then copy the unique tweet URL from the address bar and past it into the main bar on this website: Click Here. Click ‘Bake it’ and it will generate the html code that you need to copy.

3.) Paste this html code into your blog and there you have an embedded tweet, just like this:

Spotify goes social with Facebook integration http://bit.ly/9K1B3tless than a minute ago via web

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Embed Twitter into Blogs

You can now embed twitter into blogs such as...

Test tweet for embedding...less than a minute ago via web

To help you achieve this yourself (assuming it works for me) I will post a guide later.