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Chrome To Lose Ad Blocking Capabilities: Here Are 3 Browser Alternatives Worth Considering

Soon enough, Google isn't allowing regular Chrome users to keep on using ad blockers. That said, it might be time to look for an alternative browser.

Internet June 3, 2019

Google To No Longer Allow Regular Chrome Users To Use Ad Blockers

Google is set to implement changes on how Chrome extensions would work. By the same token, ad blocking on the browser will no longer be available to regular users.

Google May 31, 2019

Chrome Users Can Soon Limit Tracking Cookies With New Privacy Tools: Report

According to a report, Google's Chrome is going to get new privacy tools that can limit tracking cookies and the like. That way, users will have more control over their online data on the browser.

Google May 6, 2019

Google Chrome Users Stuck With New UI, And They're Not Happy

After Chrome version 71 rolled out, users found that they can't change back the UI to the old one anymore. Now they're up in arms about it.

Google December 27, 2018

Former Microsoft Intern Joshua Bakita Claims Google May Have Deliberately Crippled Edge Browser

Bakita said that Google added a hidden code on YouTube videos causing Edge browser to use more energy. Google then started to advertise Chrome as having better energy performance when playing videos.

Internet December 20, 2018

Personal Facebook Data Leaked Since 2016 Thanks To Chrome And Firefox Bug

Researchers revealed a bug in Chrome and Firefox that could have easily allowed hackers to steal information on Facebook. Both browsers eliminated the bug in 2018.

June 2, 2018

Google Chrome 66 Autoplay Policy Removed After It Broke Web Games And Apps

Google updated Chrome to remove the autoplay policy affecting web-based games and applications. Chrome 66 introduced this feature to combat annoying ads, but users may have to wait until October for Google to remedy this issue.

Apps/Software May 20, 2018

Here's What's Coming To Chrome OS: SD Card Support, Gboard, Picture-In-Picture Mode, And More

Google announced a host of new features coming to Chrome OS. The Chrome OS 69 update will arrive in mid-September and will bring Picture-in-Picture mode, SD card support, and more.

Apps/Software May 16, 2018

Google Chrome Starts To Block Autoplay Videos Based On Your Preferences

Google Chrome has started automatically blocking autoplay videos based on user preferences, with the browser learning which ones to stop and which ones to allow. The new policy, according to Google, will block about half of unwanted autoplay videos.

Google May 4, 2018

New Chrome UI: Google Is Testing New Material Design For The Browser

Google released a new UI for Chrome, which literally rounds up the edges. The new design is in line with Material Design 2 that already made its way to other Google products.

Apps/Software April 25, 2018

Google Chrome Now Has Oculus Rift VR Headset Support: Here's How To Enable It

The latest version of Google Chrome enabled WebVR support for the Oculus Rift. Reddit users took it for a spin and confirmed that it works as advertised.

Google April 19, 2018

Chrome 66 Blocks Autoplaying Videos With Sound Automatically And More

A stable copy of Chrome 66 was recently released and users can now enjoy some of its new benefits. The updated browser automatically blocks autoplaying videos with sound and comes with several upgraded features.

Google April 18, 2018

Google Chrome Version 66 Will Automatically Mute Autoplay Videos With Sound

Google has outlined the features of Chrome version 66, which include blocking media on websites from playing automatically. However, Google included certain exceptions that will allow the media to play.

Apps/Software March 24, 2018

Make Music Directly Inside Your Browser With Google’s Chrome Music Lab

Google has added a new tool into Chrome Music Lab, its array of music creation experiments. Song Maker is a bit complicated than the others, but it’s still fun to play around with.

Google March 2, 2018

Google Reveals Microsoft Edge Flaw: Foul Or Microsoft Is Just Too Slow To Create A Patch?

Microsoft seems displeased with Google's decision to publicly report a vulnerability with the Edge browser. Sources claimed the deadline was past due and that no action was taken by the Redmond firm.

Google February 20, 2018

Google Chrome Now Has A Built-In Ad Blocker, But Not Everyone Is Happy

Google's ad-blocking feature for Chrome is a good thing for the average user, some ad-reliant websites, and advertisers. However, some question the way the company implemented things.

Internet February 19, 2018

Google Removes 'View Image' Button, But Here's How To Bring It Back On Chrome And Firefox

Users found out that Google has disabled the 'view image' button. However, there is a way to bring the option back for some browsers.

Google February 18, 2018

Google Chrome Will Soon Mark HTTP Websites As 'Not Secure': Time To Switch To HTTPS?

Starting with Chrome 68, Google will blatantly mark all HTTP websites as 'not secure.' This should further push the owners of these websites to upgrade with HTTPS encryption, which provides protection against information interception and malware injection.

Google February 9, 2018

There's A New Tech Support Scam Around That Freezes Google Chrome

Malwarebytes confirmed that scammers have a new method that causes Google Chrome to become unresponsive. Users are prompted to contact a paid tech support number to help resolve the issue.

Security February 7, 2018

Chrome OS 64 Rolls Out To Chromebook With Tablet Features, Splitscreen, Screenshot, And More

Version 64 of Google’s Chrome OS are now rolling out to Chromebooks, with new features borrowed directly from Android. Could both platforms one day merge and deliver the ultimate Google experience?

Apps/Software February 4, 2018

Google Is Testing New Fuchsia OS On The Pixelbook

Google is now testing its mysterious new Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook. Fuchsia can be booted into a Pixelbook but you’ll need a second device and a disposable USB device.

Google January 5, 2018

Buh-Bye, Ads: Google Chrome's Native Ad Blocker To Launch On Feb. 15

Google promised Chrome would get a native ad blocker 'in early 2018.' Now it has announced that it'll roll out the built-in feature that keeps bad advertisements at bay this Feb. 15.

Google December 20, 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

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

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