Google has officially killed the Apps section on Chrome Web Store, signaling the end of minimally downloaded Chrome Apps. To replace them are Progressive Web Apps, which are more versatile and can work across platforms.
Apps/Software December 7, 2017
Reportedly 37,000 people accidentally downloaded a fake Adblock Plus extension for Chrome. A fraudulent developer was able to bypass Google’s vetting process and distributed a knock off Adblock Plus, but the extent of its damages remains unknown.
Apps/Software October 10, 2017
Google has released Chrome 59 for Android, touting a major speed boost and less memory consumption. The update should become available to all Android users next week.
Apps/Software June 8, 2017
AT&T’s DirecTV Now service will soon be exclusive to Chrome for those streaming via their desktops. Users have until have the end of June to switch browsers.
Internet June 8, 2017
Google confirmed that it will be rolling out an ad blocker for its Chrome browser next year. Google will help publishers prepare for the launch of the tool, which will eliminate annoying ads.
Apps/Software June 1, 2017
Google added an offline download option to Chrome for Android last year and it proved widely popular, with more than 45 million webpages downloaded each week. The company has now upgraded the experience, adding new features to improve offline reading.
Apps/Software May 9, 2017
Google is rumored to be developing a built-in ad blocker for Chrome, and it will be switched on by default on both desktop and mobile versions of the browser. So why is Google planning to do this?
Apps/Software April 20, 2017
Using massive computing power, Google has successfully attacked a cryptographic algorithm used to validate digital signatures. The cracked algorithm is also widely used to protect digital assets such as credit card transactions.
Google February 24, 2017
Facebook’s autoplay feature might be annoying and intrusive for many, though certainly not unstoppable as some are wont to think. This Chrome and Opera extension does the job.
Apps/Software February 21, 2017
Gmail users still running Chrome 53 or older will be reverted to the site's HTML version come December, Google has announced. The move particularly affects Vista and XP users, who are stuck with version 49.
Internet February 6, 2017
The newly released Chrome build 56 addresses an antiquated process that drastically reduces reloading inefficiency. The improved outcome will not only let users reload pages faster but also help them reduce power consumption.
Google January 27, 2017
Dell has launched a new line of Latitude and Chromebook education laptops, offering a choice of either Windows 10 or Chrome. Here's all you need to know about the new devices, their prices and availability.
Computers January 25, 2017
In a latest statement, Microsoft is reminding users that time is running out for Windows 7. The company maintains that it is not only outdated, but it will no longer get security support beyond 2020.
Microsoft January 18, 2017
Opera has released a concept browser called Neon, which is quite astonishing both in its presentation and its sheer ambition. It is already available for download so you can try out the new design.
Internet January 13, 2017
Firefox Focus blocks all web trackers by default, setting privacy at the top of its user experience. It also features barebones interface that allows the app to load pages faster.
Apple November 18, 2016
A number of Chrome users in Windows 10 complain of persistent notifications that promote the Edge browser. Microsoft argued that it is part of the system's Tips Notification provided to help users have enhanced experience.
Microsoft November 5, 2016
Google October 10, 2016
Google is releasing versions of its apps and services geared toward users with low-bandwidth connections, primarily users from India. Why is the company going through all the trouble to give Indians better access to the internet?
Google September 27, 2016
Google has rolled out a Chrome OS update that allows users to access the Google Play Store on the stable version. With the update, users can now run Android apps on their Chromebooks, but there's a catch.
Google September 25, 2016
Google will soon begin to mark HTTP websites with a 'not secure' label on Chrome. The move is a part of Google's long-term plan to mark all HTTP connections as unsafe ones.
Google September 10, 2016
Google's Chrome 53 for Android is finally rolling out, bringing a number of notable improvements. Among the highlights, the new version brings support for credit cards and Android Pay.
Apps/Software September 9, 2016
Google Chrome 53 is a whole deal faster and more efficient in terms of battery life, and to make sure that's clear, the company launched a video that highlights the new version's improvements on Microsoft Surface Books.
Google September 7, 2016
Google Cast is now built into every Chrome browser out there, and that means everyone can now make the most out of the nifty functionality and even cast to Hangouts and the Cast for Education app.
Google August 30, 2016
Google will start putting its plans of blocking Flash in motion with Chrome 53 this September. Users can expect faster page loading times, better security and reduced battery consumption.
Internet August 10, 2016
Google announced a new neat update with Chrome 52 for Android. The latest version of the Chrome mobile browser brings improvements to make video faster and smoother, while also optimizing battery consumption.
Apps/Software August 3, 2016
"Pokémon" content has flooded the Internet ever since the release of 'Pokémon Go.' For Google Chrome users who are getting annoyed, there are a couple of extensions you could use to get the little creatures off your browser.
Internet July 13, 2016
Facebook has announced that it is rolling out 'Save' and 'Share' Chrome extensions in a bid to improve users' experience and to drive more distribution of websites' content. It is also giving its 'Like' button a makeover.
Apps/Software June 29, 2016
Security researchers have found a flaw on the Google Chrome browser that makes it possible to pirate copyright-protected videos. The bug allows users to record content from Netflix and Amazon Video despite protection systems in place.
Google June 27, 2016
Microsoft found that its Edge browser was the most energy- and power-efficient in a series of tests on a Surface Book compared with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.
Computers June 20, 2016
For the first time ever, Mozilla's Firefox browser has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Edge browser in desktop market share around the world. Google still commands a strong lead, however, with over 60 percent market share.
Apps/Software May 17, 2016
By the fourth quarter, Google is planning to disable Adobe Flash by default on the Chrome browser. The primary experience will be HTML5, which performs better and is much safer compared to Flash.
Apps/Software May 16, 2016
Evernote announced Google Drive integration that allows users to easily add files to notes. The beta is available for the web in Chrome and the Android app.
Google May 13, 2016
Torrent website The Pirate Bay is being blocked on Google's Chrome, Mozilla's Firefox and Apple's Safari browsers. Google claims that the website is a "deceptive site," so users should access it at their own risk.
Internet May 7, 2016
Google Chrome’s popularity has reached a new high. The browser crossed the 1 billion mark for mobile users and releasing the 50th browser version this week.
Google April 23, 2016
Chrome 50 has been rolled out and Google deems the new browser ready to be released as an OTA update, after 20 security fixes. The update also includes improved push notifications, faster page load but no longer supports the older Windows and OS X versions.
Apps/Software April 15, 2016
The Microsoft Edge browser, through the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, will automatically pause Flash content on webpages. The feature will follow the leads taken by Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome browsers.
Apps/Software April 10, 2016
Google will start removing the Chrome app launcher on Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems over several months, and completely eliminate it in July.
Apps/Software March 24, 2016
Android developers were happy to hear that Physical Web finally lands on Google’s OS. The company announced that Chrome for Android is finally getting access to the Physical Web features, and the applications are numerous.
Apps/Software February 12, 2016
Google seems to be making great progress in incorporating Material Design into the Chrome browser. Some of the changes are actually already on the browser, but hidden using special flags due to their unfinished state.
Apps/Software February 1, 2016
The new version of Chrome for iOS doesn't offer the Do Not Track feature. Security-conscious users will have to use Safari if they don't want their browsing behavior tracked by websites.
Apps/Software January 31, 2016
Google has launched the newest Chrome update. It comes with the Data Saver extension for PC and a significant speed boost and stability improvement for iOS.
Apps/Software January 28, 2016
Reddit is the place to go for tech advice, and the popular messaging board has an extensive thread dedicated to Google Chrome Extensions. We selected a few of them to let you know which you should install.
Apps/Software January 14, 2016
While Internet Explorer was once the undisputed king of the Internet, Chrome has since eaten the market alive. This is demonstrated in a new visualization made by YouTube user Viktor Bohush.
Internet December 11, 2015
Google wants Android users to feel more protected when using the mobile web while allowing them to also save on battery life and data plan usage. This includes making the data as small as possible by the company’s compression team.
Internet December 8, 2015
Twitter has sneakily switched the Notifications and Moments tabs, causing many to be confused when they're not shown their notifications. Here's a quick fix to switch the two back.
Apps/Software December 7, 2015