Since Microsoft Edge transitioned to the Chromium engine (the same engine as Google Chrome), I encouraged Windows users to try the updated version. After all, both browsers offer similar functionality.
Microsoft Edge, when logged in with a Microsoft account, was nicely integrated within the Windows operating system, offering a seamless experience. However, I’ve noticed that for users who primarily use Android phones and rely heavily on Google Services (like Google Photos), this solution is no longer optimal.
I recently got the privilege to assist an elderly member of the community in his first steps with the computer as a part of my volunteering through a UK charity called AbilityNet.
AbilityNet’s mission is to make a digital world accessible to all. Through it, they offer support services for a wide range of users. From older or disabled people looking for help with their technology to digital professionals advocating for accessibility best practices within their organisation.
As a part of the adjustment for that person, I decided to introduce them to ChromeOS Flex.
ChromeOS Flex is an operating system provided by Google, which is very similar to these on branded Chromebooks, but without access to the Google Play Store and not backed up by the Android engine. This system can be installed on a variety of devices making it more accessible for people who need stability and simplicity.
Windows and macOS can be overwhelming for people who never used computers, this is where Chromebooks fit perfectly.
Google integrated a lot of accessibility features into this system allowing it to adjust them to the needs of users with its users in mind.
There is one problem, however.
How do you introduce somebody, who lived his life without a need to integrate into technology?
Over the last years, I forget about something called Progressive Web Apps (PWA) until one day I added to my Home Screen a bookmark to Homebridge, and, believe me, or not, I do not add bookmarks that way very often.
When I added this bookmark to my Home Screen on iOS I noticed, that it looks unusual. The icon was like a native app. When I click on the icon it didn’t open inside Safari like other bookmarks but it run on full screen like a normal native app.
Of course, it was still Safari in the background but highly limited to the scope of that single website, that it feels like a native. It certainly can be confused with an app.
We are living in TL;DR1 world and I got only 15 seconds to give you an IT advice. In this series, I will try to do this. Here we go with how to change the default search engine in the internet browser.
We are living in TL;DR1 world and I got only 15 seconds to give you an IT advice. In this series, I will try to do this. Here we go with how to take a screenshot of a website natively in a desktop web browser.