Category: Google Chrome
Makes Chrome users vulnerable to a mic hack.
Following the recent reports about malicious extensions, it looks like Chrome users are yet to catch a breath. According to the recent report, Google has failed to fix a 4 month old exploit, which allows attackers to turn Chrome into a listening device (after users have given a permission to access the microphone for voice recognition purposes).
Since Chrome doesn’t ask for permissions to access your microphone in the future, Annyang, the guy who found the vulnerability, said that hidden banners or pop-ups can too be used as a way to spy on you, even when the browser was closed.
“Add to Feedly” and “Tweet this Page”.
Following the recent outrage that some companies are sneaking malware serving code into Google Chrome extensions that are updated silently, the search giant took some steps and removed at least two of them.
So how exactly did this happen? Well, according to Amit Agrawal, the guy behind “Add to Feedly” extension said that an unknown company has acquired his extension and inserted the malicious code afterwards.
Bring it on.
What has been suspected for quite some time now has just became a reality. If you download the latest Canary build of Google Chrome and enable the “chrome://flags/#enable-google-now” flag, then you are up for a nice surprise.
Once turned on, Google Now integrates itself into the Chrome’s notification center and will pull information related to events, weather, travel, etc. The search giant also states that commute traffic will be supposed as well.
Why order a bigger plan and pay more when you can simply reduce your data usage?
Thanks to a new Google Chrome build for both Android and iOS, this is exactly what you will get. All you have to do is enable it via “Settings” > “Bandwidth management” > “Reduce data usage” and reap the rewards.
In addition to that, you will be able to track your data savings, translate a page into a native language. Lastly, Google Chrome for Android will also bring ability to pin your favorite sites right to your home screen, for a quick and easy access.
With tab noise indicator.
After a countless number of request, Google has finally developed and delivered a tab noise indicator to the latest stable build of Chrome.
From now on, you can identify annoying sites or sounds by simply scanning tab bar and looking for a speaker icon. Not only that, but you can also track which tabs use your webcam or casting your TV.
Come and bypass the censorship.
If you’ve found yourself depressed because some of the best and Oscar worthy videos can’t be accessed anymore then worry no more because the latest extension for Google Chrome will unlock the gates of never ending pleasure.
How? All you have to do is install the add-on, login and enjoy censorship free Internet, the way it was supposed to be.
December, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
Happy New Year!
Kicking things of, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer saw its first decline in a long time, down from 58.36% to 57.91% (0.45 point decrease).
Windows tablets too but no one cares about them anyway.
Now here’s something for the New Year’s Eve. According to the latest NPD Group report, Google’s Chromebooks has overtook Mac and Android Tablets in terms of sales among US businesses and schools.
As soon as June 2014.
In a world where the majority of toolbars are pretty useless, Google has announced a policy change for its Chrome Web Store, which marks the end of such junk.
According to Google, “toolbars that provide a broad array of functionality or entry points into services are better delivered as separate extensions, so that users can select the services they want.”, and while such policy change won’t be enforced for current extensions until June 2014, the search giant will no longer approve new toolbar submissions, as simple as that.
If you’ve ever used Android and then switched to iPhone or Windows Phone, then droid’s touch responsiveness and scrolling performance is not something you will ever miss or dream about experiencing again.
Now, it looks like Google has managed to pull something neat out of its magic hat as the latest beta version of Google Chrome for Android offers significant responsiveness improvements. According to the latest report, a 300ms delay that takes place every time someone taps a portion of the screen has been since removed, which was demonstrated in the video below.