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Microsoft To Suggest Windows 10 Users To Stick With Edge When Downloading Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft tested a 'warning' when users try to install Firefox or Chrome on Windows 10. The prompt, which drew some backlash online, will be live in the October update of Windows 10.

Microsoft September 13, 2018

Google Chrome Now Works With Native Windows 10 Notifications: Here’s How To Get It

Google Chrome now works natively with Windows 10 notifications. Google is slowly rolling the feature to all users, but here’s how to turn it on right now.

Google August 9, 2018

How To Use Google Chrome On Your Daydream VR Headset

Google Chrome is finally available to download on Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headsets. Chrome supports WebVR standards, which means the number of VR experiences on the web should keep users pretty busy.

Wearable Tech July 31, 2018

Google Allegedly Slowing Down YouTube On Purpose When Using Firefox

YouTube is definitely slower on other browsers. That’s because the redesigned YouTube relies on a special element only found on Chrome, but thankfully, there’s an easy fix.

Internet July 26, 2018

Google Chrome Now Warns You When Visiting Unencrypted Sites

Google Chrome will be more aggressive about encryption going forward. HTTP sites will now be labeled as 'Not Secure' each time a user visits them.

Internet July 25, 2018

Google Chrome RAM Usage Now Higher, But For A Good Reason

Google Chrome started using even more RAM with the release of a new feature on Google Chrome 67. This increases the risk of the internet browser slowing down computers, but the trade-off is worth it.

Google July 13, 2018

Browser Extension Secretly Stole Chrome And Firefox Users' Entire Browsing History

The Stylish browser extension has apparently been secretly recording users' browser history since January 2017, when it changed owners. Chrome, Firefox, and Opera have now pulled the extension.

Internet July 6, 2018

Google Chrome Version 67 Will Allow For More Pasword-Less Sign-Ins

Update Google Chrome to version 67 and take advantage of password-free sign-ins, courtesy of the Web Authentication launched this March. The new update is available to download now.

Google May 31, 2018

Google Chrome To Say Farewell To ‘Secure’ URL Label For HTTPS Websites

Google Chrome announced that it would remove a security feature in September. The web platform will automatically assume that HTTPS-powered websites are safe for internet users to enter.

Google May 19, 2018

Malicious Chrome Extension Based On 'The Wild Thornberrys' Infects 100,000 Users And Mines For Cryptocurrency

Google recently deleted a malicious Chrome extension that infected 100,000 users. It was based on 'The Wild Thornberrys' television show and mined for cryptocurrency.

Security May 11, 2018

Google Chrome Crashing, Freezing After Windows 10 April 2018 Update? Microsoft Is Working On It

A bug within the Windows 10 April Update is causing devices to freeze or crash when using Google Chrome. Microsoft, Google, and Intel are now working on a fix.

Apps/Software May 6, 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

14 Reasons Why You Should Use Grammarly

Grammarly had been around since late 2009. Since then, it has improved its algorithm to identify and fix errors more accurately and has grown to become a writer's best friend.

Apps/Software April 20, 2018

Google Chrome Cryptocurrency Extensions Now Banned To Protect Users From Scammers

Scammers abused cryptocurrency mining extensions to trick unsuspecting users, so Google was taking action. The Chrome Web Store no longer allowed such extensions and removed existing ones.

Google April 3, 2018

Google Working On Giving Users The Ability To Export Chrome Passwords

Google will soon give users the ability to export passwords stored in its internet browser, Google Chrome. All passwords will be exported into one text profile.

Google March 9, 2018

Google Chrome Now Automatically Shortens And Cleans Up Messy URLs When You Share Them

Google Chrome now makes long URLs much nicer to look at by automatically shortening tracking strings after a link. But while it looks less chaotic, there are some disadvantages.

Apps/Software February 20, 2018

Google Chrome Finally Gets Built-In Ad Block Feature: Here’s How It Works

Google is finally introducing a built-in ad blocker for Chrome, saving millions of users from seeing annoying ads. That doesn’t mean all ads will be gone, however.

Google February 14, 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 64 Goes Live With An Improved Blocker For Pop-Up Ads

Google has started rolling out Chrome 64, which is touted to boast of a powerful pop-up blocker as among its upgraded features. The browser will release in stages on Android, Windows, and Mac.

Google January 25, 2018

Google Chrome Hit By Malicious Extensions, Reached 500,000 Combined Downloads Before They Were Removed

Four malicious extensions have been detected recently on Google Chrome web browser that potentially exposed 500,000 users. The extensions were believed to have been used for a click-fraud scam operation, security firm ICEBRG reported.

Google January 17, 2018

Archive Poster Chrome Extension Mines Cryptocurrency Via Users' Computers In Secret

Archive Poster, a Google Chrome extension popular with Tumblr users, was reportedly weaponized for cryptocurrency mining. The target of the cryptojacking attack, in the form of Coinhive, is a digital currency known as Monero.

Apps/Software December 31, 2017

Chrome Goes Up On The Microsoft Store But Was Booted Out Soon After

Google made the Chrome web browser available through the Microsoft Store, but the app was unceremoniously pulled out just a few hours after going live. Microsoft said the Google Chrome Installer App was in violation of existing Store policies.

Apps/Software December 19, 2017

Autoplay Videos Not Your Thing? You Can Mute Them On The Google Chrome Beta: Here's How

Google is cracking down on unwanted contents that pester users of the Chrome web browser. By January 2018, irritating autoplay videos will inch closer to extinction.

Google December 16, 2017

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

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