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

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Google Chrome does not come with an option to block Internet ads. Many think that this has been a deliberate choice by the Google development team to avoid harming Google's core businesses Adsense and Adwords. Whatever the reason it surely means that the web browser is unattractive to those users who prefer to block ads […]

Google Chrome Dual View makes it possible to split the Google Chrome browser into a left and right part that can each contain and display a website. Since there is no extension engine yet for Google Chrome the functionality is provided by a bookmarklet which has its impacts on usability. Users with large computer monitors […]


One of the elementary things that the Google browser is missing is support for some kind of plugins or extensions system that Firefox has been supporting for a long time. Google announced plans to support an extension API in later builds of the web browser but it currently lacks that support and that could be […]

Most modern web browsers offer a password manager that stores usernames and passwords of websites and services in the browser so that users do not have to enter them over and over again. Mozilla Firefox and Opera provide access to a password manager in the browser that offers exactly that functionality. It is a convenient […]


The release of Google Chrome and its Open Source counterpart Chromium put Google for the first time in a position that Microsoft experienced for a very long time. Users are looking at Microsoft products with suspicion in regards to privacy, suspecting that the company uses identifiable bits of information to track users and create user […]

The amount of applications, tweaks and tips released for Google's first web browser Chrome is increasing daily which can be somewhat attributed to the media coverage it received during the launch phase. The attention it receives is still surprising if you consider its mediocre market share of sub 1% of the browser market even with […]

Google Chrome is using a client id variable in the file Local State which can be found in the user data folder of the Chrome installation. This identification number is unique for every Chrome installation. Privacy advocates are already warning users that the id can be used to create exact user profiles of a user's […]

The new browser by Google called Google Chrome is now available for download in various languages on the Google Chrome website. The installation file has a size of 474 Kilobytes on Windows XP and downloads additional components during setup. The first thing that users will realize after starting Google Chrome is that it will import […]