Windows 8.1 Users Having Trouble with Google, Outlook on IE11

Internet Explorer has always had a dubious past, often the butt of jokes in the online community for the stigma against its performance and core group of users. But Microsoft has campaigned hard to prove that the newest versions of IE haven’t been like their predecessors – this is now supposed to be a fast, … Continued

Flesh-Eating Zombie Browser Themes for Chrome and Firefox

It’s a great time to be a zombie. Whether it’s film, television or print, zombies have found their way into every aspect of pop culture. Their influence ranges from the popular comic/TV series “The Walking Dead” to “World War Z”, the best-selling book that has now been turned into a summer blockbuster movie starring Brad … Continued

How to Enable Your Chrome Extensions After Chrome 25 Release

If you installed an extension that you didn’t get from Google’s Chrome Web Store, it’s getting turned off when Google releases Chrome 25. Unlike most software that prompts you for an update, Google updates silently – so one day your browser will stop working the way you expect it. Here’s what you need to know … Continued

Chrome 25 Installation Breaks Browser Themes

Google Chrome is updating its product again, silently. but it’s making a lot of noise in the browser community. Here are the steps you need to take to protect your favorite browser theme. And if you want a reminder about this when Chrome 25 launches, tell us how to reach you on this page: http://brandthunder.com/chrome25/ … Continued

Winner! Most Popular Theme in Pop Culture Contest

Our 2012 Browser Theme Contest concludes with the winner of Most Popular Theme and Pop Couture came out on top. Fashion is a cutthroat and competitive industry, so we shouldn’t be surprised that the inspired Pop Couture theme pulled a victory from competition with deep roots in the digital community. Here’s how the votes tallied … Continued

Handwrite Google Searches on Your Smartphone or Tablet

Google has always been about making web searching as easy as possible for its users. In addition to forever-changing algorithms and results based on personal preferences, Google also offers handy tools to make the actual act of searching simpler than ever. One of those tools is the nifty Google handwriting function, which allows you to … Continued

Are Extensions Safer in Firefox or Chrome? Sandbox vs. Open Market

The debate continues over whether it’s better to have a closed system for distributing apps or a more open one. You see it a lot in comparing Apple’s App Store to Google’s Android Marketplace. Apple reviews and approves every app before launch. You’re ensured a certain level of product quality, integrity and safety because of … Continued

WARNING! The Complete Guide to Google Chrome Warnings

You may have seen the frightening warnings that Google Chrome will pop when installing a theme. “WARNING! This extension will follow you home from work!” Eek! OK, it’s not that bad, but it can feel like it. To be fair, Google is just trying to warn you of what could happen, not what will happen. … Continued

Why Not Just a Theme? Interactive Browser Themes Explained

We’re proud of our announced relationship with MLB.com, and we think fans will be excited about the newly available themes. As a result, we’ve been giving shout outs to baseball bloggers so they can weigh in and hopefully share with their readers. We love the feedback we get and in whatever form it comes. This … Continued

7 Dark Black Chrome Themes for Google Chrome

Sometimes you don’t want a flashy new theme for your browser. Sometimes, you simply want to accent your browser with a dark theme that sits in the background and highlights everything else. Or maybe you’re just a really big fan of the color black. No matter your preference, there are a wide variety of black … Continued

How to Change Your Google Chrome Theme

Changing your Google Chrome Theme is very simple. Just a few steps and you’re on your way to updating the look and feel of your Chrome browser or perhaps just resetting it back to the default. Follow these simple steps for changing from your current Chrome theme to another custom Chrome theme. 1:  Go to … Continued

Customer Feedback Loop – 5 Easy Tools to Help You Listen and Act

Image via CrunchBase The ability to capture the voice of your consumer today is quite abundant and that’s a fantastic thing. Like at most businesses, Brand Thunder continuously looks at how it can improve its product. We’re thankful for the various channels available that allow our users to voice their own thoughts on where we … Continued

Small Business Considerations for a Move to Cloud-Based Services

Image via CrunchBase PCWorld recently issued a story, by James A. Martin, on cloud computing and what small businesses should keep in mind when they think about this path. We provided a little insight for that article. Since we gathered our thoughts on the subject, I thought I’d offer Brand Thunder’s own thoughts and experience … Continued

Google’s Chrome Positioning for Growth

Image via Wikipedia Today, Laurie Sullivan over at MediaPost’s Online Media Daily discusses how Google is educating the world about Chrome. It’s a small step in a much bigger effort. Whatbrowser.org is a simple site defining the most important application on the computer. It generously makes the major browsers available from the site, and has … Continued

Put Forward Thinking Toward Relevancy – Objectives for SXSW

South by Southwest 2009 starts next week. A lot of people will see a lot of cool things. The question afterward will be “what is actionable?” If you’re going there to see what next cool thing will help your business, take a quick read of an article at Online Media Daily featuring Google’s Analytics Evangelist, … Continued