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Alternative Web Browsers

Chances are you’re probably using Firefox, Chrome, Safari or (hopefully not) Internet Explorer; and you’ve probably been using it for a while. Well here at Tech Talk & Reviews we’re mostly using Firefox.
It worked fantastically for a long time; until it crashed that is. We had no choice but to switch our main browser on the desktop we typically use to edit and such to something other than Firefox.
Sure we could have chose a “well-known” browser such as Chrome or Safari.

We decided to take the opportunity to experiment with a few browsers; here’s what we found.

 

Great Alternative Web Browsers 

1. Opera

This is the browser we’re currently using full time. So far (the passed 2-3 months of using it) we’ve experienced very little problems. The occasional freeze up but it quickly adjusts. It’s actually crashed 1 time! That’s all!
Opera is of course- FREE so  don’t hesitate to try it out for yourself; and get the unique yet familiar functioning light-weight browser from Opera.

Check it out | http://www.opera.com

 

 

2. Maxthon

Maxthon provides an entirely new- cloud browsing experience to the user. Allowing multiple elements of your daily use to be integrated with nearly every device you might use. It’s widely compatible with most systems so install shouldn’t be a problem. Oh yeah, it’s FREE as well. Definitely a cool option to try something new. Check out Maxthon-The Cloud Browser.

Check it out | http://www.maxthon.com

 

 

3. Midori

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Midori is a light-weight, fast, and free web browser; default web browser of Elementary OS ( we’ll talk about that later) and is actually a very well-coded program. Definitely functions greats, little to no problems and installed on the fly. Very light and quick to use; response time is great. FREE obviously; check out Midori .

Check it out | http://www.midori-browser.org

 

Those are all the main ones we tested; feel free to comment with any ones you want to see a mention (possible full-post) on.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

Galaxy Note 8.0We’re all about Android powered tablets here at Tech Talk & Reviews; so once we heard Samsung had a new Galaxy Tablet on the market, we had to get our hands on it.

 

Now we want to start this review out with the consideration that we completely understand just how many “tablets” there are out on the market today; and we know that all of them don’t work the same, but a ton of them are build exactly alike other than a few cosmetic adjustments. However this tablet on the other hand is quite an easy use. For the first few weeks of having this tablet we used it for general user purposes; email, videos, games etc… and found the experience to be enjoyable and very easy to configure.

Almost out of the box it was ready to be used for exactly what we wanted it to. Everything from Pre-Installed programs and apps to the looks of the display; everything just fits with this device. Not to mention the look of the device, talk about appealing.  We then started using this device for more intensive purposes such as; Work flow, Content creation, video editing etc… and still came upon the conclusion that this device was one for the books.

Boasting a wopping 8” display this device is a great way to stream movies, videos as well as play games. Operated by Android’s Jelly Bean 4.1 it’s very compatible with apps on the market today. And the battery (during our use) lasted around 30 Hours on Standby and a manageable  10 Hours of Continuous Use. It’s no stretch to say that we enjoyed using this device and can easily vogue for its usability as well as its functionality.

Galaxy Note 8.0

With the pros of this device also lay the cons; just as every device not all is perfect and there is always room for improvement. One of the cons of this device is the front facing cam it features. A skimming 1.3 MP front cam is just a skimp in terms of what could be used… The back facing camera; a decent 5 MP isn’t shabby itself; but could easily be improved with the likes of 8 MP or 10 MP without extreme cost to manufacturers.

From the camera we move along to the “touch” sensitive buttons on the front; these are just nonfunctional to us, in the sense of the fact they are overly sensitive to even the slightest touch of even your shirt sleeve. Which can get annoying at the least and easily make for a problematic experience when this mishap takes place, causing work loss as well as other data loss in some cases.

Overall; in short this tablet is a very reputable build in our eyes and was easily acceptable to our use. Other than the few expected kinks we do recommend this device for those who are looking for a great alternative (in price and functionality) to the likes of an iPad or other tablets available on the market today. The functionality of this device boasts quality and a user friendly experience. Check it out and see for yourself at http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxynote/note8.0/features.html