Google Chrome for iOS arrives

Mobile Safari has served my iPhone web browsing needs admirably since 2008, but I was probably waiting for Google’s Chrome browser, though I didn’t really know it.

Though I still favour Firefox as my browser of choice whilst doing web development and design, I switched to Chrome for general desktop browsing. With the arrival of Chrome on iOS, I have made a similar switch to Google’s browser.

What’s more, I’m sticking with it; the killer feature for me is the persistence of tabs across devices. Being able to open the chrome on my laptop, and then be presented with the same tabs on my iDevice is a great addition. Together with this, the browser seems very fast, and has a great UI.

A detailed review of Chrome is available at engadget.com, but trust me – install it, it’s free, and you may find yourself leaving Safari for dust.

That’s why, for the first time ever since 2008, I’ve changed the Apps in my dock from this:

to this:

Why Amazing Breaker is better than Angry Birds

So, Amazing Breaker is better than Angry Birds, and here’s why:

  • it feels more precise; sure there’s a physics engine in Angry Birds, but how many times have you thought ‘wtf?’ whilst playing it?
  • it feels more strategic than Angry Birds – planning your attack using a succession of different attacks feels more integral to the gameplay
  • pulling off a wave of destruction after three or so turns of strategic bomb placement feels so satisfying
  • who doesn’t like watching game world explosions?
  • who doesn’t like it when their amazing move is rewarded with an ‘amazing’ comment?
  • sure, the birds have a far greater characterisation than different coloured ballistics, but the graphics are pretty amazing nonetheless
  • I was getting bored of angry birds anyway