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Google bringing HDR-videos to Android Chrome
Google bringing HDR-videos to Android Chrome
Google's Chrome browser is by far the most popular mobile browser on the planet, thanks to world dominated by Android phones. The mobile platform's ...... 04 Dec 2017
Chrome will tackle annoying autoplay videos on websites
Chrome will tackle annoying autoplay videos on websites
Google Chrome will soon tackle annoying autoplay videos on websites with new browser features coming next year. Autoplay videos can be extremely ...... 18 Sep 2017 - 3 comments
Chrome 57 to throttle background tabs further to save energy
Chrome 57 to throttle background tabs further to save energy
Chrome 57 will place further limits on CPU usage of background tabs in the browser to save energy and prolong battery life. Chrome 57 will ...... 15 Mar 2017
Chrome kills Flash on Mac, Windows, and Linux in one big swing
Chrome kills Flash on Mac, Windows, and Linux in one big swing
Google released the version 55 of Chrome browser this week and it has one of the biggest updates in recent history. The new browser no longer ...... 03 Dec 2016 - 3 comments
Chrome to be less memory-intensive with new update
Chrome to be less memory-intensive with new update
Google has said that its popular Chrome browser will be less memory-intensive following a new update in early December. The search giant ...... 11 Oct 2016
Firefox is bringing in Chrome plugins
Firefox is bringing in Chrome plugins
Mozilla has initiated what is called Project Mortar and aims to replace the current plugins with a new solution. It hopes to decrease the cost ...... 03 Oct 2016 - 3 comments
Mozilla's Firefox surpasses IE/Edge in market share for first time ever
Mozilla's Firefox surpasses IE/Edge in market share for first time ever
According to the most recent StatCounter figures, Firefox has surpassed Internet Explorer/Edge in market share for the first time ever, although ...... 22 May 2016 - 11 comments
The Google Play Store is now headed to Chrome
The Google Play Store is now headed to Chrome
Google has announced this week that the Google Play Store is headed to Chrome as Android and Chrome continue to merge. Said the company earlier: ...... 20 May 2016
Apple iPhone users are increasingly moving towards using Chrome over Safari
Apple iPhone users are increasingly moving towards using Chrome over Safari
According to Adobe's Google I/O Digital Index Report, iOS users are increasingly moving from Safari to Chrome for their browsing needs. "iPhone ...... 15 May 2016 - 5 comments
Google celebrates the release of Chrome 50 with a large infographic
Google celebrates the release of Chrome 50 with a large infographic
Google has celebrated the release of Chrome 50 this week, the 50th major update of the popular web browser, with a fun infographic. There ...... 22 Apr 2016
Google increases top bounty for Chromebook hacking
Google increases top bounty for Chromebook hacking
Last year, Google began offering a $50,000 bounty for anyone who could compromise a Chromebook in guest mode. Following zero successful ...... 15 Mar 2016
Google promises new algorithm will make Chrome run faster
Google promises new algorithm will make Chrome run faster
Google says their latest algorithm will significantly increase Chrome's speed, with the ability to compress up to 26 percent more than the existing ...... 21 Jan 2016
Google to kill Chrome support for Windows XP, Vista and older OS X versions next year
Google to kill Chrome support for Windows XP, Vista and older OS X versions next year
Google has announced today that it will end support for the Chrome browser for many older operating systems in April 2016. Windows XP and ...... 11 Nov 2015
Chrome really is eating all your battery life
Chrome really is eating all your battery life
Thanks to a new report, we have some more proof that Google's Chrome browser is killing your battery life, and in some cases, to a huge degree. ...... 21 Oct 2015 - 9 comments
Thankfully, Google removes the desktop Chrome notification center
Thankfully, Google removes the desktop Chrome notification center
Google has announced today that it is retiring its annoying Chrome notification center from upcoming Chrome versions for Windows, Mac and Linux. ...... 14 Oct 2015
New Chrome update will reduce the incredible amount of RAM the browser uses
New Chrome update will reduce the incredible amount of RAM the browser uses
Fans of Google's Chrome browser know that if they want to have multiple tabs open then you better have 32GB of RAM free since the browser has ...... 04 Sep 2015
Google Chrome to use less memory and power
Google Chrome to use less memory and power
Following an update, Google's Chrome browser should use less memory and be less of a burden on battery life. It's not exactly a secret that ...... 04 Sep 2015 - 4 comments
Chrome now blocking direct access to certain popular torrent sites
Chrome now blocking direct access to certain popular torrent sites
As of this weekend, Google's popular Chrome browser is now blocking a few popular torrent sites if you try to access them directly. At one ...... 12 Jul 2015 - 24 comments
WWDC: Following in Chrome's footsteps, Safari will now let you know which tabs are playing audio
WWDC: Following in Chrome's footsteps, Safari will now let you know which tabs are playing audio
Apple has announced today that Safari will soon be able to find what tab is playing audio so they can mute it, close it or just get back to it quicker. ...... 09 Jun 2015
Google releases 'Password Alert' browser extension to help protect against phishing
Google releases 'Password Alert' browser extension to help protect against phishing
Google has released 'Password Alert' this week, a browser extension for Chrome that will help protect against phishing attacks that are out ...... 30 Apr 2015
Google will support Chrome for XP until end of the year
Google will support Chrome for XP until end of the year
A year ago, Microsoft stopped support for their decade-old Windows XP operating system, meaning the millions of users still running the OS are ...... 19 Apr 2015 - 2 comments
After Chrome 42, the browser will no longer support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
After Chrome 42, the browser will no longer support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Google has announced today that starting with the release of Chrome 42, the browser will no longer support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. ...... 04 Mar 2015 - 2 comments
October Web browser market share: Firefox continues its fall, IE11 now on top
October Web browser market share: Firefox continues its fall, IE11 now on top
Every month, NetMarketshare releases their Web browser market share data and there is always something interesting to gain from the figures. ...... 01 Nov 2014 - 7 comments
New executive move seems to suggest the next step of the ongoing Android and Chrome convergence
New executive move seems to suggest the next step of the ongoing Android and Chrome convergence
Over time there has been a clear convergence of Google's Android and Chrome operating systems and a new executive change seems to suggest that ...... 19 Oct 2014
64-bit Chrome browser now available for Windows users, in beta
64-bit Chrome browser now available for Windows users, in beta
Google has made its 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows available via beta channels after first appearing in alpha for Dev/Canary users. To ...... 01 Aug 2014
Google surpasses Microsoft as top U.S. browser, at least by one metric
Google surpasses Microsoft as top U.S. browser, at least by one metric
According to a new research report from Adobe, Google's Chrome browser has surpassed Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most popular browser ...... 06 Jun 2014
'OK Google' voice search command now available for all Chrome users
'OK Google' voice search command now available for all Chrome users
Earlier this year, Google added the hands-free voice search "OK Google" command to its desktop Chrome browser, but you needed to install a special ...... 23 May 2014 - 1 comment
Mozilla's Firefox hits 5-year lows in browser market share, Chrome gains
Mozilla's Firefox hits 5-year lows in browser market share, Chrome gains
According to the latest Net Applications data, Firefox has hit a 5-year low in browser market share. February saw the launch of Firefox 27, ...... 04 Mar 2014 - 18 comments
Internet Explorer, Chrome gain market share for January
Internet Explorer, Chrome gain market share for January
According to the most recent NetApplications data, both Internet Explorer and Chrome gained market share for January. The month was the third ...... 04 Feb 2014 - 3 comments
Convert your Chrome browser into a Spotify alternative with 'Streamus'
Convert your Chrome browser into a Spotify alternative with 'Streamus'
A new Chrome extension, Streamus, will allow you to turn your Chrome browser into a Spotify alternative using YouTube's massive music library. ...... 28 Jan 2014 - 4 comments
Google places restrictions on browser toolbars
Google places restrictions on browser toolbars
Google has taken the excellent step of protecting Chrome users from browser toolbars that can be added (usually unwittingly) when installing ...... 23 Dec 2013 - 9 comments
Google Chrome now shows what Tab sound is coming from
Google Chrome now shows what Tab sound is coming from
Google has now made it easier to figure out what tab in your browser is responsible for sounds or music coming from your speakers. Have you ...... 13 Nov 2013 - 4 comments
Google Chrome extensions must be hosted in Chrome Store from January
Google Chrome extensions must be hosted in Chrome Store from January
Google has alerted developers that extensions for its Google Chrome web browser must be hosted by the Chrome Web Store from January. Google ...... 08 Nov 2013 - 2 comments
Google to lock access to saved passwords in Chrome?
Google to lock access to saved passwords in Chrome?
The last Chromium build for Mac can enable a restriction that forces a user to re-authenticate when trying to view a plain text password. ...... 04 Nov 2013
Chrome gets parental controls with 'supervised users'
Chrome gets parental controls with 'supervised users'
Google is providing parental controls through a new 'supervised users' feature that is now in beta. This means that kids could use their ...... 24 Oct 2013 - 1 comment
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