Chris J Powell

Geeking Out with Browsers

For most of us, the Web Browser is nothing more than a utility to check our Facebook, browse websites, even check our email and connect with friends and family. In the nearly 20 years that I have actively been involved with this great big world that is the Interwebz I have seen more than my fair share of browsers come and go.  The past few years has seen me tied pretty tightly with Google Chrome, both as a browser on all computers that I work with and as the Operating System of my rock solid little Chromebook. To give a bit of a run down, there are several “common” browsers out there: Internet Explorer – IE When it comes to the most commonly used web browser, look no further than the venerable Internet Explorer from Microsoft.  Directly tied to their Windows Operating System, IE has been used by most who head out to the Internet in search of deals, information or love (a bit of a throw back to Valentines day on Sunday). Back in 2003, Internet Explorer had an … Read more

Browser Battle 2014

Most of my life is now spent inside of a browser.  No seriously. Between work, blogging and surfing the web, I spend no less than 10-15 hours in front of some sort of screen and for the most part, this involves having a web browser open and doing something with the wonders of the Interwebz.  It would seem that I am not alone.  When I got on the internet in the late 90s I was some what unique with less than 300 Million total internet users in the world…the early Geeks were few and far between and there really wasn’t much to see out there. Back in the day, I used mostly Internet Explorer…and at the time…it was all good but then I met Netscape (Navigator and Communicator) and well my world changed.  I started to learn how to build web pages and started to understand that there was a world out side of Microsoft. Fast forward to 2014 and I split my Internet time between IE (at work – it is a requirement) and Google Chrome (on all my … Read more

There is a Battle Brewing…and It May Turn into an All Out WAR!

We have all seen the power plays in the Mobility Space.  Fingers being pointed from one company to another about who owns what patent and what shape a Smartphone or Tablet should be, but if you thought 2012 was a challenging year to keep up with when it comes to the fast and furious Mobile Device War…hold onto your hat…2013 is likely gonna be a whole lot more interesting! Right now there really is three phones leading the way as far as being truly cutting edge and battling for the hearts and minds of today’s mobile computing Geek.  Those three phones account for more than 55 million units sold in 2012 so what are the Big three? The iPhone 5 with its elongated screen, Apple Maps getting 1000’s of people lost and the cult of Mac drooling over what the Post-Jobs idea farm will pump out next not to mention the rendering of 1000’s of accessories obsolete! The Samsung S3 with its monster screen, slick Android Interface and sleek “this is not Apple” styling and form and function that is … Read more