Category: Google Chrome
With the release of Windows 10 Mobile “RTM” (which is more of a Beta than the Final version of a mobile OS), guys at Rewritable have decided to test three web browsers performance: Edge (Build 10586.11), Google Chrome 46 and Firefox 42.
To keep the benchmark as fair as possible, Lumia 640 and Motorola Moto G 4G were used, as both of these share same specs:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Recently, at the Tokyo PacSec conference, Chinese researched has discovered and successfully exploited Google’s Project Fi Nexus 6 device running the latest version of Android (6.0 Marshmallow). As a result, he was able to install fake app into the phone that could theoretically be used to take the device control away from the user. In a demo example, he installed a simple BMX bike game, just to show what’s possible.
As noted by the PacSec member, Dragos Ruiu, it was a “one-shot exploit” which “did everything in one go instead of chaining multiple vulnerabilities”.
As well as Windows Vista and the older versions of Mac OS X.
We are not exactly sure for how many more years will we keep writing about Windows XP, but the good news: there will soon be one less topic to talk about: Google Chrome abandoning the decade old OS.
Yesterday, the search giant has announced (again) that they will be dropping the support for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 on April, 2016. However, the browser will still work on these platforms and the only thing that you won’t be receiving is security fixes.
If you haven’t heard already, the Wall Street Journal has recently posted a rumor that for the last 2 years, Google has been actively working to merge Chrome OS into Android. However, the company has always denied such rumors, all the way back since 2013.
According to the article, Google will reveal its single operating system sometime in 2017, with early show off expected next year. Oh, and yes, the search giant has again denied the rumor, although this time they simply stated that Google does not plan to kill the Chrome OS, instead of simply saying: no, we are not merging Chrome OS into Android.
Makes few people upset as a result.
Now here’s a pretty controversial move. Focusing on the masses and what they use, Google has decided to drop some of the least popular features in its Chrome web browser.
For example, the upcoming release will drop notifications center (which was added back in 2013), as pretty much no one was using it, according to Google.
When Opera complained about bundling Internet Explorer with Windows 7 to the EU and asked to include the famous browser ballot screen, we thought it wasn’t the best decision for the consumers as most have no idea what they are doing on their machines and an extra pop-up could have confused them even more.
Then, Mozilla complained that setting Firefox as default web browser in Windows 10 is not exactly as straightforward as it should be, and then we too did not understand what was the fuss all about. It was easy, at least for us.
Well, third time is the charm, as it looks like Microsoft has started nagging Windows 10 users to give their (incomplete and broken) Edge browser another go. According to the latest report, this is what happens in the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10568) when you switch to Chrome, Firefox or any other (better) web browser:
Or any other, Chromium based web browser.
If you have recently changed site nameservers, migrated web hosting, simply seeing sites with old content, or for any other reason need to clear your DNS Cache and it is not working, here is how you do it properly:
Assuming you have already done the usual (OS level cleaning, which you can read more about here):
> Type “chrome://net-internals/#dns” in the address bar and click “Clear host cache” button.
> Type “chrome://net-internals/#sockets” and hit on the “flush socket pools” button.
> Lastly, simply clear Google Chrome Cache by going to Menu > Settings > History > Clear browsing data
September, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Android Browser – Up, Safari, Internet Explorer – Down
Another month, another report.
Now here’s something pretty awesome (see the video below).
While nVidia was not busy manipulating benchmarks, it looks like they have managed to create a pretty awesome Chrome extension, which allows you to play PC games on your web browser. Not just any PC games, all PC games, including NES, SNES and more.
How? The streaming technology.