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

tunnello browser vpn chrome

Tunnello is a relatively new browser VPN extension for the Google Chrome web browser that is currently in beta and thus offered for free. The extension works similar to how other VPN extensions for Google Chrome work: install the extension, sign-up for a free account, and start using the service in the browser afterwards. Note: […]


silent site sound blocker

Silent Site Sound Blocker is a free browser extension for the Chrome web browser that acts like a sound firewall when you are using the browser. Audio plays a big role on the Internet. Any modern web browser supports audio playback. You come into contact with audio on a variety of sites: there are multimedia […]


flico youtube identify landscapes

Flico is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that you may use to identify landmarks and words in YouTube videos while you watch them. If you like to watch videos on YouTube, you may have come upon locations displayed in some videos that you would like to know more about. While that is easy […]


full text history search chrome

Falcon is a brand new browser extension for Google Chrome that adds full-text history search capabilities to the web browser. Chrome by default matches titles or urls to what you type in its address bar, and displays what it considers the best matches for your query as suggestions. Falcon changes the default behavior by adding […]


chrome extension corrupted

If you are a Google Chrome user on the stable channel, you may have noticed that some of your extensions stopped working with the update to Chrome 53. While any number of extensions may be affected by this, the issue has been confirmed for HTTPS Everywhere and Privacy Badger. Here is what is happening: The […]


feedbro

Feedbro is a browser extension for Google Chrome that adds local feed reading capabilities to the web browser. Local means that no remote service is used to synchronize feeds. While some users may dislike that, for instance if they read feeds on multiple devices, others may prefer it that way as they are not dependent […]


chrome offline pages

Chrome 54 Developer for Android has a new feature that allows you to download web pages for offline viewing. The new download manager in Google Chrome for Android ships with a new downloads manager. You find it with a tap on the menu icon, and when you open it, get a selection of the latest […]


hide chrome downloads bar

Disable Downloads Bar is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that hides the browser's downloads bar permanently so that it is never shown anymore. Google Chrome displays a downloads bar at the bottom of the browser window whenever downloads are initiated. The bar serves several purposes: first, it displays prompts that […]


microsoft site cant be reached

Some Chrome users experienced issues when opening Microsoft sites in the web browser as they were greeted by a "this site can't be reached" error instead of the real website. This happened on different Microsoft properties but not all of them. I experienced it when I tried to open the Microsoft Web Store for instance, […]


github plus

GitHub Plus is a free browser extension for Google Chrome that improves the file browsing and download process on the project hosting site GitHub. GitHub is a popular destination for project development. Companies and individuals make their open source projects available on the site. If you happen to visit GitHub regularly to check out projects […]


chrome apps

Google announced today that it will discontinue Chrome apps on all desktop operating system systems, but keep supporting them on Chrome OS. Google Chrome supports web browser extensions and so-called Chrome apps. Google launched Chrome apps three years ago to deliver experiences the Web could not provide. Chrome Apps for the most part started out […]


google chrome articles for you

Google launched a new feature in Chrome Dev for Android recently that pushes article recommendations to the web browser's New Tab page. Article recommendations seem to become a new trend. Opera displays them on the browser's New Tab Page, Microsoft does the same in Edge, and Mozilla has been playing around with various forms of […]


go back with backspace

Go Back With Backspace is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser by Google that maps back to the Backspace key in the browser. Google removed backspace back navigation functionality in Chrome 52. Back then the company stated that only 0.04% of page views used the backspace key on the keyboard to […]