Category: Google Chrome
Brings spell check improvements.
Just when you thought that spell check couldn’t get any better, it just did. Thanks to the recent Google Chrome update, the search giant not only added additional languages and improved dictionaries but also brought one important change: dictionary synchronization. No more will you have to re-add internet lingos and product names whenever you use Chrome on a new PC, the life is now headache free.
In addition to that, the “Ask Google for suggestions” feature now supports grammar checking, proper nouns, homonyms and more.
Who said that you need to wait till Friday to have some fun? Thanks to the latest experiment from Google, you can transform your favorite web site into a 3D maze game. The only requirement? You need to have a browser that supports WebGL, which isn’t a hard task to do.
Simply head over to the following page and enjoy yourself.
Models from Acer, HP and Samsung are coming shortly.
After being the top seller on Amazon for a total of 150 days, Google’s Chromebook is finally expanding to six new countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.
In addition to that, US buyers will start seeing these models far more often too as according to Google, Chromebooks will now be available in more than 1,000 Best Buy stores nationwide, up from 500 last year.
Now here is something to get you excited.
According to the latest discovery by enthusiast François Beaufort, the search giant has added a new feature reference in the latest build of Chromium, which allows users to enable Google Now if they have access to the server data.
While the following feature is not yet publicly available nor is finished, it’s pretty clear where we are heading and we can’t wait to test it out. On a downside, Google Now integration will be coming to Chrome OS and the Windows version of Google Chrome only.
Time to go back to IE?
Now here is something you won’t hear that often. Despite the common hate for Adobe’s Flash and Oracle’s Java plugins, it looks like they are not the major offenders when it comes to the actual number of vulnerabilities.
According to the latest report by security firm Secunia, Google Chrome, Firefox and iTunes are responsible for the majority of Windows security issues. As it turns out, 86% of all Windows vulnerabilities in 2012 (up from 78% last year) come from non-Microsoft applications and here is the actual list (vulnerabilities – product name):
February, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down
If yesterday’s mobile browsers data is not exactly your cup of tea then we have another solution for you and it’s all about the desktop. As you might have guessed from the title, February was a pretty interesting month indeed.
February, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Chrome – Down
It’s that time of the month again where we take a look at the latest market share trends for the mobile web browsers.
No one cared about Safari.
With the Pwn2Own hacking contest coming to an end, it was revealed that every major web browser was hacked.
Google Chrome exploit allowed for a full breakout from its invincible sandbox resulting in a $100,000 reward, while both Firefox and Internet Explorer were exploited by a security firm VUPEN, resulting in a total of $160,000 in bounty payments ($60,000 and $100,000 respectively).
What about Safari? As it turns out, no one even pre-registered for Apple’s web browser this year despite the $75,000 prize.
Brings improved search and sharing.
Earlier this month, we reported about the new Chrome update for Android, which aims to boost the performance and improve the overall responsiveness.
Now, Google has revealed a new build for the iPad and iPhone too and it brings a pleasant change: instead of showing a cluttered URL bar when searching for all kinds of crazy things, Chrome will now display your keyword instead (see screenshot below).
Opera Turbo and Amazon Silk to lose another selling point.
Now here is an interesting peace of information for you. According to Engadget, Google is working on a new way to compress web data and optimize page loading times, thanks to its SPDY proxy servers.