Tag: Google Chrome

Google Chrome Hogging Your Memory? Well, Chrome 63 Uses Even More Of It

In its latest update, Google Chrome now uses even more memory than before. Here’s what you need to know about a new feature in Chrome 63 called Site Isolation.

Apps/Software December 11, 2017

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

Google Chrome Will Soon Prevent Websites From Redirecting You To Ads

Ever experienced websites redirecting you to ads? Well, they might not ever occur again on Chrome. Google is introducing several new protections that will make browsing a more pleasant experience, including blocking websites that redirect users.

Google November 9, 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 To Automatically Block Autoplay Videos With Sound And Allow Users To Mute Sites

Google will soon bring changes to Chrome that will make users less annoyed with autoplaying videos. The browser will soon block autoplaying content with sound and let users mute sites individually.

Google September 16, 2017

Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Permanently Turn Off Audio For Websites

An upcoming Google Chrome feature will allow users to permanently turn off audio for certain websites. The feature is currently undergoing testing, so it should roll out to the internet browser soon.

Google August 26, 2017

Google Will Introduce Its Own Ad Blocker For Chrome By 2018

The last few weeks has seen Google announce a breadth of features that are more advertiser-friendly. Google isn't leaving users out in the cold, though, with new ad blocking features to improve the Google experience.

Google June 2, 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

Latest Google Chrome Update Finally Fixes One Of The Most Frustrating Issues

Google added one awesome feature with the latest Chrome 56, fixing one of the browser's most annoying issues. Say hello to scroll anchoring and buh-bye to frustrating page jumps and accidental clicks.

Internet April 12, 2017

Google Brings VR To Chrome: Here’s How To Browse VR-Ready Sites On Your Phone

Google has outfitted the latest version of chrome with WebVR, which supports VR content natively inside the browser. Those at home with a Daydream View Headset may now try it using the Chrome app.

Wearable Tech February 10, 2017

Google Chrome To Make Web Apps As Powerful As Native Ones

Soon, you can add web apps to your phone's home screen and app drawer, thanks to Google's Progressive Web Apps. The new feature will make web apps function like native apps in an Android device.

Apps/Software February 5, 2017

Google Chrome For iOS Becomes Open Source, Development Speed Improves

Google has now made the Chrome for iOS code open source. The move essentially invites other developers to build on the code and create their own third-party browsers for the iOS platform.

Apps/Software February 1, 2017

Which Is The Safest Among Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome And Mozilla Firefox?

A study shows that Microsoft Edge is the safer browser to use for Windows 10 users. Read on to find out if this claim is true.

Internet January 29, 2017

Windows 10 Bombards Chrome Users With Spam: Microsoft Shopping Assistant Keeps Popping Up

Windows 10 users have expressed their displeasure over Microsoft's latest aggressive marketing for its Shopping Assistant extension on Google Chrome.

Microsoft January 22, 2017

5 Hidden Features Of Google Chrome

Take a look at some interesting Google Chrome features that users don’t usually make use of

Google January 15, 2017

Google Chrome Slowly Ditching Adobe Flash By Defaulting To HTML5 On Most Websites

In just a few years, Adobe Flash may no longer command any form of control of media on the web as Google has hammered another nail in its coffin. The company will no longer allow its web browser to prioritize Flash over HTML5, making the platform almost obsolete.

Internet December 3, 2016

Pirate Bay Blocked By Google Chrome And Firefox: Kickass Torrents Mirror, Extratorrent, Torrentz And Other Clones Accessible

The Pirate Bay has been blocked by popular browsers Google Chrome and Firefox, ostensibly for malicious third-party advertising on the site. Users may bypass the warning and still access the site or use others, including popular clones and mirrors of the Pirate Bay.

Internet October 8, 2016

Google Chrome Beta For Android Now Lets You Play YouTube In The Background

Google has rolled out Chrome Beta for Android version 54, which allows users to play videos, including YouTube videos, in the background. Another new feature that's packed in the new version is the redesigned new tab page.

Apps/Software September 18, 2016

Best Browser For Battery Life? Still Edge, Says Microsoft, Claiming Superiority Over Firefox, Chrome And Opera [Video]

Microsoft scored a new win in the browser wars, at least according to its own tests. The company claims that its Edge browser with Windows 10 Anniversary Update beats Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera by far.

Internet September 15, 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

Google Chrome Speed Performance: How To Make The Browser Faster

It’s without a doubt that we can say Google Chrome is the much preferred browser worldwide. As such, here are some effective ways to further improve the browser’s performance and generally enhance a user’s browsing experiences.

Google July 11, 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 Launches Chrome 51 For Android: Buh-Bye For Good, Merged Tabs

Google has finally released a stable version for the Chrome 51 update, which had been in beta phase earlier. The new update brings along a number of performance improvements, including the removal of the Merged Tabs feature.

Apps/Software June 10, 2016

Internet Explorer Dethroned By All Counts: Google Chrome Is The Undisputed Browser Market King

NetMarketShare was the last browser measurement site to still list Internet Explorer on top, but not anymore. The latest figures show that Google Chrome is the undisputed leader, dethroning IE in all counts.

Internet May 2, 2016

Android Malware Masquerading As Chrome Update Can Harvest Bank Info, Call Logs, Browser History And More

Chrome for Android is under attack from an insidious malware, ZScaler points out. The infection leads to data theft that can range from browser history to credit card information, but users can get rid of it.

Security April 30, 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 Wants Chrome Apps, Extensions To Be More Transparent With User Data Collection

Google's newly upgraded User Data Policy for the Chrome Web Store improves the security and privacy offerings for users. The upgraded policy requires apps and extensions to be more transparent with user data collection.

Apps/Software April 18, 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 Chrome Testing Native OS X Notifications Support: How To Enable It

Google may be ditching its own notifications on Google Chrome for OS X by natively supporting OS X's Notification Center. More an experiment than a full blown feature, users can turn it on right now within their Chrome browsers.

Apps/Software April 7, 2016

Chrome For Android Gets Neat New Update With Version 49: What Does It Bring?

Google launched the new Chrome for Android version 49, which promises to bring enhanced background sync, nearby smart beacons notification, new APIs and more. The latest update is expected to be available in less than a day at Google Play.

Apps/Software March 11, 2016

Microsoft Edge And Internet Explorer Are Steadily Going Down, While Chrome Is Rising

Microsoft could lose its position as the top browser provider within a couple of months. New data showed that the company’s Edge and Internet Explorer are losing against Google Chrome, which will most likely hit the top spot as early as May.

Business March 2, 2016

Google Has Officially Pulled Flash Ads

R.I.P. Flash: Google announced that it has done away with Flash ads for its Google Display Network and more, with plans to revamp both networks as solely HTML5-compatible.

Internet February 9, 2016

Google's 'Brotli' Compression Hitting Chrome Browser: Why It's Great News Particularly For Mobile Users

Mobile users who enjoy streaming videos and music have an extra reason to install the Google Chrome browser. Thanks to Brotli, a new compression algorithm, users will be able to access a lot more web content with the same data plan.

Apps/Software January 21, 2016

Apple OS Bug Exposes Private Browsing Activity: User's Incognito Porn Content Loads On Screen Hours After

A student at the University of Toronto unveiled a dangerous bug, which compromises the privacy of all Incognito Mode aficionados. The bug simply fills the screen with visual content that you watched previously, even if you closed Google Chrome hours ago.

Apps/Software January 17, 2016

Native Chromecast Support Finally Coming To Google Chrome: How To Enable (Beta)

Google Cast beta testers got the chance to instantly stream content from their computers to their Chromecast TVs. Google evangelist and supporter François Beaufort showed the simple way to enable the neat new feature.

Internet January 16, 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

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Lightsaber With Google Chrome

Google Chrome has released an experiment that lets users battle Stormtroopers by turning their average smartphone into a bonafide lightsaber.

Apps/Software December 15, 2015

Protect Yourself From 'The Force Awakens' Spoilers With Free 'Star Wars Spoiler Blocker'

Scared of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' spoilers? Let this spoiler blocker help.

Internet Culture December 15, 2015

Google Ending Support For 32-Bit Chrome For Linux, Debian 7 And Ubuntu 12.04

Google announced that it will be ending support for Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Debian 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Security fixes and updates for the said operating systems will cease in March 2016.

Apps/Software December 6, 2015

Google Chrome 47 Brings Splash Screens, New Developer Features And More [Video]

Google just released its latest web browser version, adding several treats. The new Chrome 47 meets the needs of users and developers alike, bringing new developer features, important security fixes and cooperative multitasking.

Apps/Software December 2, 2015

Google Chrome For Android Data Saver Update Uses 70 Percent Less Data When Web Browsing

Google announced an update to its Data Saver functionality that will now remove images from loading at first to save users up to 70 percent of data on the Chrome app for Android.

Apps/Software December 1, 2015

Google Cracks Down On Symantec Over Fake Security Certificates: Clean Up Your Mess, Or Else

Google detected a lot of fake digital certificates issued by Symantec and requested the security company to clean up its act. Google gave Symantec an ultimatum that might affect the security company at a global scale.

Internet October 31, 2015

Google Chrome For iOS Brings Multitasking Support With Split View For Compatible Devices

Google has officially updated its web browser for Apple's OS and the latest Chrome for iOS brings a number of neat features and improvements. Split View is among the top highlights, but it only works on select devices due to Apple's limitations.

Apps/Software October 24, 2015

Chrome 47 With Android Splash Screens, Better Notifications And 60 FPS Animations Now In Beta

Google released Chrome version 47 to beta testers. The updated web browser brings with it several changes that allow developers to create splash screens for Android and other features for the web and mobile versions.

Apps/Software October 23, 2015

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