Google's automatic verification system for Chrome extension uploads to the official Chrome Web Store is a wreck; less than a day after the Steam Inventory Helper incident, another Chrome extension was found to abuse user trust by using user systems for crypto currency mining. The most recent version of Steam Inventory Helper transfers any page […]
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
A recent update for the popular Google Chrome extension Steam Inventory Helper added a monitoring component to the extension that monitors the browsing activity. Steam Inventory Helper is a popular Chrome extension for the gaming platform Steam that improves inventory management, trading, buying, and selling. It is particularly popular with CounterStrike Global Offensive players, but […]
Chromium software engineer Mounir Lamouri announced yesterday that Google Chrome 64 will block autoplaying media with sound automatically. Chrome will only play autplaying media if sound is muted, or if users have given the site explicit permission to play the media with sound, or if the user interacted with the site before. Autoplaying media is […]
Google plans to launch a new security feature in the upcoming Chrome 63 browser that notifies users about Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) issues. MITM is best known as a method to attack user systems by intercepting and manipulating traffic. Many security programs with firewall and browsing components do use similar functionality to inspect encrypted traffic. The security […]
Google's Chrome team announced the general availability of Google Chrome 61 Stable today on the official Chrome Releases blog. The new version of the web browser will be rolled out over the coming days and weeks to all devices that run the browser on Windows, Mac or Linux systems. Since Chrome 61 is a security […]
Chrome, like any other modern web browser, uses a browser cache and stores browsing data. This cache and other locations are used as a temporary storage location for all kinds of files that are created or generated when sites and applications are loaded or used in the browser. Google Chrome stores many different data types […]
The Google Chrome web browser comes with options to launch sites in borderless windows to maximize the display space for these websites. The default version of Google Chrome displays website content and interface elements. Interface elements are the address bar and toolbar icons, and the tab bar. Chrome includes no options to display a sidebar […]
Google tests a new feature in Chrome Canary currently that gives you options to silence websites in Chrome permanently so that they are blocked from playing audio. Audio is an important part of the Internet, especially when it comes to multimedia content and entertainment in general. Audio can be annoying as well, for instance when […]
Chrome uses on Windows could not use Chrome Stable and one of the pre-release versions of the browser side-by-side up until now. This changes with today's announcement as Google lifted the restriction. This means that it is now possible to install and run Chrome Stable and pre-release versions of Chrome on Windows. Google notes that […]
Windows 10 Accounts is a browser extension by Microsoft for Google Chrome that improves the sign in process in Chrome for supported websites and services. Google Chrome is the world's most web browser, and the majority of Windows users use Google Chrome and not the Microsoft browser's Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. While Microsoft tried […]
Google just pulled another Chrome extension from the official Chrome web store after it found out that the extension started to inject advertisement into sites user visited in the web browser. A 404 not found error is displayed when you open the Chrome web store presence of the Web Developer extension right now. The extension […]
The makers of the popular Chrome and Firefox extension Copyfish announced yesterday that the Chrome version of the extension was hijacked. According to the posted information on the company blog, an attacker managed to steal the Google password of a team member using phishing on July 28th, 2017. A team member received an email from […]
Google moved the option to display certificates in Google Chrome from the site properties menu to the Developer Tools. All you had to do previously to display the certificate of a site in Chrome was to click on the site icon in the browser and select details to display the certificate in the browser. After […]
Google released the stable version of the Chrome 60 web browser yesterday for the supported desktop operating systems Windows, Mac and Linux. The new version is mostly a security and under-the-hood release that introduces little functionality to the frontend side of the browser. Google notes on the Chrome Releases blog that the company has patched […]
Google Chrome users can import saved passwords from Internet Explorer or Safari, but Google never added an option to the browser to import or export passwords using the browser's UI. While Chrome users may use sync to synchronize their passwords to other devices they use Chrome on, users who don't use sync or want to […]
AMP is a controversial technology by Google with the aim to speed up the loading time of websites on mobile devices. It is criticized both by users and publishers, for instance for making it difficult to access the original content, for caching sites on Google properties so that the Google URL is shown and not […]
The warning "Disable developer mode extensions" is displayed in Chrome when you install non Chrome Web Store extensions in the browser. This warning is displayed on each start of the browser, and it stays on the screen until you hit one of the available buttons (disable or cancel). Google stated that it displays the warning […]
The following guide provides you with information on blocking or limiting animated gifs in the Google Chrome web browser. I was recently reminded how awful animated gifs are when it comes to the accessibility of a website. I visit the site Product Hunt occasionally, and each time I visit it, my eyes are bombarded by […]