Category: Google Chrome
It looks like Google’s Pixel won’t be the only Chromebook that has a touchscreen. Today, Acer has announced C720P, an 11.6 inch laptop running on Celeron 2955U CPU, 32 GB SSD and 2GB RAM.
However, unlike Chrome Pixel, it won’t cost you a fortune. In fact, it’s only $299 and with a reported battery life of 7.5 hours.
So when is it coming? As soon as early December, which is next week!
Makes all the difference in the world.
Now here is something useful that will soon come to Chrome for iOS: Autofill. Introduced earlier this year on Android, this feature allows you to complete online forms using info pulled from other devices you’ve signed into.
What about those running Chrome on Android? The good news is that is just got even better, according to Google, it offers “some improvements to Autofill to further streamline online forms”, such as taking info from your Google Wallet and making checkout process as simple as 1, 2, 3.
If you’ve been wanting to pick one of the HP Chromebooks later this month then don’t hold your breath. Why? Turns out, they were removed from the Best Buy and Amazon stores because of a number of user complaints about the overheating chargers that cause the damage.
In the meantime, HP advised not to use the original chargers that came with a product and rely on micro USB chargers instead.
Delivers what others couldn’t.
After weeks and weeks of waiting, Google has recently released the very first Beta build of Chrome 32, which brings one of the widely requested (and promised features): noisy tab indicator.
What does that mean? It means that you can finally kill the annoying tab without having to go through all of them, just look at the indicator (see screenshot below) and you are good to go.
October, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari – Up; Google Chrome, Opera – Down
If you thought that Internet Explorer will lose its crown anytime soon then think again as for quite some time now, it keeps doing the opposite. Up from 57.80% to 58.22% (0.42 point increase).
Not so long time ago, we learned that anyone could access your Chrome passwords by simply typing “chrome://settings/passwords” in the URL bar.
After announcing that was done “by design”, the search giant has since listened to the community and actually did something to fix the issue. According to Google’s François Beaufort, the latest Chromium build for Mac has a new experimental flag (chrome://flags/#enable-password-manager-reauthentication), which, when enabled, will prevent people from gaining access to your passwords as they will be promoted to reauthenticate with the User Mac OS password.
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Apple’s Safari, which tries to recover some of its lost market share, up from 54.19% to 55.88% (1.69 point increase).
Can’t have too much security.
If you’ve been recommending Google Chrome to your non tech-savvy friends then you’ll be happy to know that the latest Canary build will make things even better.
Starting with the bleeding edge, Chrome will now block suspicious downloads by default, which will not only protect consumers but also save your time when they ask you to fix their computer.
The power of automation.
When it comes to filling online forms, nothing comes close to auto complete. Now, it looks like Google’s implementation is something you should be concerned about, especially if Chrome (or Opera 15+) has your credit card data.
So what’s the big deal? By selecting one of the available auto complete data sets, users can have their forms filled automatically. However, assuming Chrome or Opera has your personal data, a sneaky web site could very well use hidden forms to retrieve your email address, credit card numbers and so on.
Can you feel the teenager excitement in the air?
Now here’s something for the Chromebook crowd. Today, Google has announced a new beta build of Chrome OS, which includes a new, family friendly feature called “Supervised users”.