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Google introduces dark mode and more private incognito mode in Chrome 76
Google introduces dark mode and more private incognito mode in Chrome 76
Google has updated their web browser with a new version that brings along a few significant changes and feature updates. One of the more ...... 01 Aug 2019
Google adding global media controls to Chrome
Google adding global media controls to Chrome
Google has updated Chrome's Canary developer build with a new feature that some of us are fairly excited about. The feature is called Global ...... 08 Jul 2019
Google goes ahead and blocks some of the ad blockers
Google goes ahead and blocks some of the ad blockers
Google announced in January that it will be blocking extensions from using a specific API that was commonly used to block ads. Even after a ...... 31 May 2019 - 3 comments
New exploit in Chrome for Android abuses your trust in the address bar
New exploit in Chrome for Android abuses your trust in the address bar
Google's Chrome is considered to be among the safest browsers for a good reason. Google has spent copious amount of time providing users with ...... 29 Apr 2019
Google updates Chrome: Chrome 74 available now on an all platforms
Google updates Chrome: Chrome 74 available now on an all platforms
Google has today announced the new Chrome 74. The updated version of Google's web browser is available for most platforms, including Windows, ...... 24 Apr 2019 - 1 comment
Android will soon offer EU users to switch to another search engine and browser
Android will soon offer EU users to switch to another search engine and browser
European Union slapped Google a 4.3 billion euro ($5bn) fine last year for breaking EU's competition laws with Android operating system. Now ...... 18 Apr 2019
Upcoming Chrome restricts ad blockers, some more than others
Upcoming Chrome restricts ad blockers, some more than others
Google is planning major changes to its web browser, Google Chrome, later this year. Some of the more important changes have to do with how ...... 24 Jan 2019
Microsoft to abandon Edge for Chromium
Microsoft to abandon Edge for Chromium
Just a few years ago, in the eve of Windows 10, Microsoft made the decision to retire the good ol' Internet Explorer for a new and improved browser. ...... 04 Dec 2018
Google promises: Forced Chrome login opt-out
Google promises: Forced Chrome login opt-out
The new Google Chrome released early in September brought a few important changes, one of which was the updated user interface and look. ...... 26 Sep 2018
Fingerprint sensing comes to Chrome on Android, Mac
Fingerprint sensing comes to Chrome on Android, Mac
The latest beta of Google Chrome provides access to fingerprint sensing hardware so it can be used by web services. The Web Authentication ...... 14 Sep 2018
Chrome gets redesign, new features for 10th anniversary
Chrome gets redesign, new features for 10th anniversary
Google's Chrome browser turned ten years old this past weekend, and Google is celebrating by revamping the browsers appearance and beefing it up. ...... 05 Sep 2018
Google is updating Chrome UI on all platforms
Google is updating Chrome UI on all platforms
Google is planning to revamp Chrome's UI a little in less than two weeks. The search giant's own browser will get an update to its 69th version ...... 24 Aug 2018
Google is revamping Chrome's UI, here's what to expect
Google is revamping Chrome's UI, here's what to expect
Google's Chrome has been the market leader in web browsers, especially the desktop versions, for a long time, and for a very good reason. Frequent ...... 24 Apr 2018
Google to bring Cast a file option to Chrome - allows playing files on Chromecast
Google to bring "Cast a file" option to Chrome - allows playing files on Chromecast
Google's Chromecast is the favourite little gadget of many movie freaks. It allows sending video from Netflix, Youtube and hundreds of other ...... 29 Mar 2018
Chrome update tackles what is the most annoying problem on the web
Chrome update tackles what is the most annoying problem on the web
The internet is decades and decades old already, and more specifically even the web, the world wide web as it was once known, has come of age ...... 23 Mar 2018 - 4 comments
Chrome's own ad blocker is now live - and this is how it works
Chrome's own ad blocker is now live - and this is how it works
Google's Chrome web browser started blocking ads on February 15, 2018. It comes into effect for all of its billions of users, without any extensions, ...... 18 Feb 2018
Google pressures websites towards HTTPS: A secure web is here to stay
Google pressures websites towards HTTPS: "A secure web is here to stay"
Google's crusade for a safer, more secure web has been taking place for years. Especially after the Snowden leaks everyone has been more interested ...... 09 Feb 2018 - 4 comments
Google updates Chrome with better popup protection
Google updates Chrome with better popup protection
Just as Mozilla updated their browsers, with new Firefox 58, Google answers with a new browser version of their own. Among other things Google's ...... 26 Jan 2018
Mozilla releases new Firefox 58 with improved JavaScript performance and more
Mozilla releases new Firefox 58 with improved JavaScript performance and more
Once a force to be reckoned with on the browser markets, Mozilla, has been in slow decline ever after the inception of Google Chrome. Now the ...... 25 Jan 2018 - 3 comments
Google to roll out Chrome ad blocker in February
Google to roll out Chrome ad blocker in February
Google surprised many of us earlier this year by announcing that it will be adding an ad blocker element to its Chrome browser. The search giant ...... 20 Dec 2017 - 1 comment
Chrome will block annoying ads from February
Chrome will block annoying ads from February
Google's Chrome browser will begin blocking annoying and nuisance advertisements on webpages from February, 2018 Google previously announced ...... 19 Dec 2017
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
Google's advocacy of HTTPS a soaring success
Google's advocacy of HTTPS a soaring success
Google has released a new blog post which celebrates the success in adoption of secure web connections. A year ago the search giant announced ...... 21 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
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
Firefox got faster, important tech mimics Chrome's
Firefox got faster, important tech mimics Chrome's
Not long time ago Firefox was amongst the leading web browsers in the world. The software developed by Mozilla has however fallen quite far ...... 15 Jun 2017 - 18 comments
Offline viewing now easier in Chrome on Android
Offline viewing now easier in Chrome on Android
Google has made some improvements to the offline viewing of webpages in the Android version of its Chrome web browser. Users of the browser ...... 10 May 2017 - 1 comment
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
Firefox might be killing your SSD, fix it with one simple step
Firefox might be killing your SSD, fix it with one simple step
Modern web browsers offer amazing functionality, speed, and performance. One of the best features without question is the session recovery. ...... 28 Sep 2016 - 6 comments
A bug in Chrome allows you to download Netflix movies
A bug in Chrome allows you to download Netflix movies
A group of security researchers have found a vulnerability in Google's Chrome browser that allows downloading movies straight from Netflix. ...... 25 Jun 2016 - 7 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
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