What is a BROWSER?

AUTHOR:  JASON MORRELL 

Jason Morrell

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What is a browser?

A browser is your gateway to the internet.

80% of the world now has access to the internet. It has become an integral part of our lives.

When you first buy a new PC, your default browser is Microsoft Edge.

Other popular browsers are Google Chrome, Safari (on Mac), Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

But they all do the same job.

Type in a web address in the address bar at the top of the page to go straight to a webpage.

Or go to google.com (or google.com.au,  google.co.uk,  google.co.nz etc. if you are in countries outside the USA)

… then use the search box to type what you are looking for, e.g. “new red sports car” or “latest taylor swift album”.

Your search words are not case-sensitive - you can type in lowercase, uppercase or a mixture of the two.

When you press ENTER, you will see a big list of results matching your search. Click away and have fun!

Here is a short list of popular websites to get you started:

  • Directions - maps.google.com
  • Email - mail.google.com | outlook.com
  • Shopping - ebay.com, amazon.com
  • Books, amazon.com, bookdepository.com, booktopia.com
  • Online Banking - check with your bank
  • News - news.google.com | news.com.au | 9news.com.au
  • Music - spotify.com | itunes.com
  • Films and TV - netflix.com | stan.com.au | abc.com.au

Please feel free to post any questions you have into the comments below. And before you leave this page, I want to give you one quick little action item! 

ACTION ITEM: Comment below with ONE thing you picked up from this post and share how it has helped, or will help, you. It's good to share your successes because it encourages others and provides an instant boost.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Jason Morrell


Jason loves to simplify the hard stuff, cut the fluff and share what actually works. Things that make a difference. Things that slash hours from your daily work tasks. He runs a software training business in Queensland, Australia, lives on the Gold Coast with his wife and 4 kids and often talks about himself in the third person!

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