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You Can No Longer Download Apps From The Chrome Web Store: But Why, Google?

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

You Might Have Downloaded A Fake Adblock Plus Extension On Chrome: Here's What You Need To Know

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 Chrome For Android Is Getting A Lot Faster With Chrome 59, Rolling Out Soon

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 To Support Only Chrome: Mac Users Can't Use Safari To Stream Soon

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

Goodbye, Annoying Ads! Google To Roll Out Chrome Ad Blocker Next Year

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 Upgrades Chrome For Android To Make Offline Reading Much Easier: What's New?

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 To Integrate Chrome With A Built-In Ad Blocker: Report

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

Google Cracks Old Crypto Algorithm, SHA-1 Now Unsafe: Why You Should Panic

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

Annoyed By Facebook’s Autoplay Feature? Here’s How To Block It For Good

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 To Be Reverted To HTML Version On Chrome 53 Or Older: Sorry, Vista, XP Users

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

Chrome 56 Makes Page Reloads 28 Percent Faster, Improves Power And Bandwidth Efficiency

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 Launches Education Laptops With Either Windows 10 Or Chrome On Board: Pricing And Availability

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

Microsoft Says Windows 7 Is 'Outdated' And Unsafe, Promotes Successor Windows 10

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 Neon Brings Drastic Changes To The Windows And Mac Browsing Experience

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 Saves iPhone Users From Advertisers, Provides Simple And Private Web Browsing Experience

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

'Windows Tips Notifications' Push Users To Switch To Edge: Microsoft Says These Aren't Ads

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 Chrome Won't Be That Memory Hungry Anymore When December Update Launches: RAMs Will Thank Devs

Google Chrome will no longer be a memory-hungry browser when the December update arrives. Dubbed Chrome 55, the new version is going to come in with an improved JavaScript engine.

Google October 10, 2016

New Low-Bandwidth Versions Of Google Apps Targeting India: Why Go Through The Trouble Of Getting The Country Online?

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

Chrome OS Stable Version Now Grants Beta Access To Google Play Store: Select Chromebooks Can Now Run Mobile Apps

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 Chrome Will Soon Call Out Unsecure Websites To Help Protect Your Passwords, Credit Card Details

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 Chrome 53 For Android Brings Credit Card Support, Android Pay And More: Rolling Out Now

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 Shows Off Chrome 53 Battery Life, Speed Improvements Via Microsoft's Surface Book

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

Everyone Can Now Use Google Cast Via Every Chrome Browser, Cast To Hangouts And Cast For Education

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 To Start Blocking Flash With Next Chrome Version This September: Faster Load Times And More Coming

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 Chrome For Android Now Loads Faster, Enabling Smooth Video With Less Battery Drain

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

Sick Of 'Pokémon Go' In Your Browser? These Chrome Extensions Block 'Em All

"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 Rolls Out Save And Share Chrome Extensions As Like Button Gets New Look

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

Google Chrome Exploit Makes Pirated Netflix, Amazon Video Shows A Possibility

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

Mozilla Firefox vs. Google Chrome vs. Microsoft Edge: Which Browser Is Best For Windows 10 Battery Life?

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

Mozilla Firefox Grabs Bigger Market Share Than Microsoft's Edge And IE Combined: That's A First

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

Google Chrome Will Reportedly Block Flash Before End Of 2016, Will Go HTML5 By Default

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 Receives Google Drive Integration: What This Means For You

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

The Pirate Bay Blocked On Chrome, Firefox And Safari: Google Says It's A 'Deceptive Site'

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 Hits 1 Billion Monthly Active Users As It Turns 50

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

Google Rolls Out Chrome 50: Security Fixes, Improved Notification, Dropped Support For Older Windows And OS X Versions

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

Microsoft Edge Will Soon Automatically Stop Flash Content, Like Chrome And Safari

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 Set To Kill Chrome App Launcher In July

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

Chrome For Android Finally Getting Physical Web Support: Here's The Deal

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 Chrome May Soon Sport Material Design

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

Here's Why Safari Is Currently The Only iOS Browser To Offer 'Do Not Track'

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

Latest Chrome Update Adds Data Saver Extension For PC, Huge Speed Boost For iOS

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

Top Google Chrome Extensions With Great Tricks To Make You A Power User

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

Watch The Demise Of Internet Explorer And Firefox At The Hands Of Chrome

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 Flicks On Safe Browsing For Android Users: Here's The Kind Of Protection You Get

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

Use This Chrome Extension To Put Twitter's Moments Tab Back In Its Rightful Place

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

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