Archive | Google Chrome

The Google Chrome web browser was released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows and soon thereafter for Apple Macintosh and Linux systems as well. It quickly grew to become a popular web browser, depending on market share the most popular or second most popular browser, in the world. 

A large part of Chrome’s source code was released as an open source project Chromium which Chrome is still based on up to this day.

Google itself makes Chrome available in several different versions. The most used is the stable version of the web browser, but there are also versions released to the beta, dev and canary channel of the browser in addition to releases to the Chromium channel. The more experimental the versions get the higher the chance that you will run into bugs and issues, but you also have access to features that stable users of the Internet browser do not get access to for some time.

Google Chrome is generally regarded as a secure, fast and simple web browser, and while that has been changed somewhat with the introduction of the browser’s own extension engine, it is no where near as customizable as the Firefox web browser.

You find the list of Chrome articles, reviews, news pieces and tutorials listed below. A good starting point may be our Google Chrome Extensions reviews which you may find useful if you are already running the web browse

worldbrain chrome

WorldBrain is a free browser extension for Google Chrome -- a Firefox add-on is promised -- that indexes all visited web pages and the bookmarks to add full-text search capabilities to the browser's address bar input field. Modern browsers don't index the full web page when it comes to making suggestions to the user based […]


silverdog

Silverdog is a free browser extension for Google Chrome -- it should work in other Chromium-based browsers as well, and maybe even Firefox (not tested) -- that acts as an ultrasound firewall in the browser. In Talking Behind Your Back, security researchers Vasilios Mavroudis and Federico Maggi describe attacks and countermeasures of ultrasonic cross-device tracking. […]


chrome password import export

Google's Chrome web browser ships with an experimental feature that lets you import or export passwords stored in the browser easily. Chrome, just like any other modern browser, ships with options to save passwords and other data while you are using it. This is a comfortable option, as you don't have to enter the data […]


tab auto close

Tab Auto Close is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that will close open tabs automatically on inactivity. The developer of the extension created it as a browser equivalent to websites logging users out automatically after a set period of time or on inactivity. The product has a couple of use cases that may […]


site engagement chrome

Google revealed yesterday how it plans to make the shift to prioritizing HTML5 over Flash in the company's Chrome browser. The company announced previously that it will deprioritize Flash content on the web in favor of HTML5 content. The decision left many questions unanswered: will Chrome block all Flash content eventually? What is the time […]


firefox anontab

AnonTab is an add-on for the Firefox and Chrome web browsers that enables you to load unknown or seemingly dangerous sites in a secure environment. While you may trust some sites to a degree that you visit regularly, you may have encountered situations where you wanted to be extra safe when visiting certain sites on […]


chrome manage audio focus

Google just launched a new feature in Chrome Dev for the desktop and Chrome OS that when enabled ensures that only one audio source is playing at the same time. Did you ever run into multiple audio sources playing at the same time in the browser? While that may sometimes be desirable to some users, […]


Malwarebytes reports that a new tech support scam is exploited in the wild that targets all recent versions of the Google Chrome browser. The scam exploits a bug in Chrome's implementation of the history.pushState() method that enables developers to push data "onto the session history stack". Back in 2014, use of the method caused browsers […]


chrome android urlbar bottom

Google is testing a new experimental flag on Chrome for Android currently that moves the URL bar of the mobile browser to the bottom. The URL bar, or address bar, is one of the core components of the browser. It is an interactive field that users can type in to search or load sites directly, […]


chrome performance windows

Google announced today that the company's Chrome 53 web browser is up to 15% faster on Windows thanks to a technique called Profile Guided Optimizations. The improvement comes from making use of Microsoft's Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) technology that Google implemented in Chrome 53 and 54. Profile Guided Optimization uses results of profiling test runs […]


chrome 54 no bookmarks recent tabs

I have talked about this back in August when the feature landed in development versions of Chrome for Android. Basically, what it does is add article recommendations to the New Tab Page. Chrome for Android users who open the New Tab page can swipe down on it to see the "articles for you" list. It […]


chrome enable-panels

Google has removed support for panels in Chrome 54 on all platforms except on Chrome OS. Panels, which were only enabled on developer versions of Chrome by default, and had to be enabled on other versions using the enable panels flag on chrome://flags, looked like notifications on first glance. They enabled extension developers to spawn […]


chrome canary android

Google has just released Chrome Canary for Android. Chrome Canary is the cutting edge version of the Chrome web browser by Google which has just been available for desktop devices previously. Chrome users on Android who wanted to run development versions of the web browser had to use the beta or developer edition of Chrome […]