Category: Google Chrome

Microsoft Starts Abusing Windows 10 Users to Gain Market Share

By | October 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Starts Abusing Windows 10 Users to Gain Market ShareWhen 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:
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Tip: How to Completely Flush DNS / Socket Cache in Chrome

By | October 15, 2015 | 1 Comment

Tip: How to Completely Flush DNS / Socket Cache in ChromeOr 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
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September, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera – Up, Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down

By | October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

After focusing on the Microsoft Edge specifically in our last post, it’s time to pick up the pace and reveal the rest of the desktop market share numbers.
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September, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Android Browser – Up, Safari, Internet Explorer – Down

By | October 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

Another month, another report.
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Stream & Play PC / NES / Playstation Games Through Google Chrome

By | September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Stream & Play PC / NES / Playstation Games Through Google ChromeNow 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.
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Google Chrome May Soon Become The Most Popular Mobile Web Browser

By | September 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Now here is an interesting prediction that could become true before we enter into the 2016. We have been doing browser market share reports for more than 8 years’ now and it looks like the most recent data from NetApplications indicates that Google Chrome could soon overtake Safari and become the #1 web browser.

Assuming the trend continues (with a minor bump for Safari’s market share due to the new hardware release), we are looking at the November – December timeframe.
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Worldwide Web Browsers Market Share (Animation)

By | September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Worldwide Web Browsers Market Share (Animation)Recently, Business Insider has posted an article, which includes a bunch of browsers market share data from 2008 all the way to 2015.

While it looks cool and interesting, we have decided to go one step further and blend all these images into a simple animation, giving you a better look on how exactly did the browsers battled for the dominance since 2008 and how was Internet Explorer (and then Firefox) overtaken by Google Chrome.

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Google Chrome 45 Is 25% More Memory Efficient

By | September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Google Chrome 45 Is 25% More Memory EfficientWhen browsing Gmail.

Remember when days when pretty much every browser maker reported the improvements they have made to the performance on monthly basis? Then everyone got quiet and worked mostly on new features and such.

Well, today you can relive the glory days as Google has just announced the awesome optimizations they made for Google Chrome 45. By aggressively cleaning the unused memory, web sites now consume around 10% less memory and when it comes to heavy applications (like Gmail), the difference is even more noticeable.
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Microsoft Edge Grabs 2% Of The Desktop Market Share

By | September 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Still not visible on the chart.

With more than 75 million of PCs running Windows 10, it looks like Microsoft Edge has finally received enough users to surpass at least one of the top 5 web browsers.
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Chrome Will Soon Will Pause Flash Ads By Default

By | August 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chrome Will Soon Won’t Play Flash Ads By Default Here comes another win for the consumers and overall healthier world wide web.

Starting from September 1, 2015, Google Chrome will start pausing all Flash ads by default, which means that advertisers will finally be forced to switch to HTML5 or other technologies. The good news for Google’s customers however is that Adwords ads are already automatically converted to the HTML5 by the default, so there is not much you need to do at this point.

Not only will this move help consumers with the overall web experience (less exploits, for example) but could also improve the overall battery life for those that browse sites full of such ads.
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