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

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 […]


recolor

Recolor is a free open source browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that switches the color scheme on websites you visit to a custom one. Some sites may use colors or color schemes that you find hard to read, or distracting. While there are plenty of extensions out there that let you change […]


chrome 55 memory improvements

The web browser Google Chrome 55 will use less memory thanks to improvements made to the browser's JavaScript engine. Memory use may be one of the deciding factors when it comes to selecting a browser. While it may not play a big role on systems with plenty of RAM, say 4 Gigabyte or more, it […]


ungoogled chromium

Ungoogled-Chromium is a fork of Chromium that puts the focus on privacy and security by removing Google traces and other bits of code from the browser that weaken privacy. The custom browser is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and as source code. Chromium is an open source web browser that Google Chrome and […]


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 […]