Category: Google Chrome

Improved Chrome Safe Browsing Filter Is Coming

By | August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Improved Chrome Safe Browsing Filter Is ComingAims to block even more malware.

Back in 2013, Google has announced a Safe Browsing filter, which improves user experience by automatically blocking malicious downloads. Now, the search giant has announced additional steps to combat deceptive software.

Starting next week, Google Chrome will also protect users from programs that are disguised as a helpful download, for example: the ones that change your home page or adjust other web browser settings.
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Google Chrome Crosses The 20% Market Share Mark, Opera Goes Below 1%

By | August 11, 2014 | 3 Comments


It’s almost the middle of August so it’s time to dive into the desktop market share numbers and as always, we start with the Internet Explorer, which is no longer in an uptrend, now down by 0.37 point, from 58.38% to 58.01%.
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Google: No Plans For Chrome On Windows Phone

By | August 5, 2014 | 4 Comments

Google: No Plans For Chrome On Windows PhoneNeeds more privileges.

Earlier this year we reported that Google was investigating the possibility of Google Chrome on Windows Phone, which got our hopes high.

Now, it looks like the search giant has finally reached a decision and it’s simple: there won’t be Google Chrome on WP anytime soon, the reason? According to the updated post, “Chrome needs more privileges than a regular metro app so there is no simple port.”
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July, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down

By | August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment


Another month, another report.

First in the list is Apple’s Safari, which is still in a downtrend and has lost another 1.24 point of the market share, down from 46.07% to 44.83%.
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Download 64 Bit Version Of Google Chrome Beta

By | July 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Download 64 Bit Version Of Google Chrome BetaWindows users rejoice.

Good news, Google has just announced the availability of 64 bit builds for Windows users on its Beta channel.

The best part: when you install it, it will replace your existing installation with all the settings intact. As if now, it’s available for Windows 7 and 8 users only so if you are still rocking Vista or XP, time to switch.
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Download Google Chrome 37 Beta For Android

By | July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Download Google Chrome 37 Beta For AndroidBrings one neat feature.

Following the desktop release, here comes one for your handhelds and it does look pretty good. Thanks to the recent improvements, you will no longer have to sign in on Google web sites again (gMail, Maps, Search), which is a very welcome step.

In addition to that, the latest Chrome build now also includes glimpses of Googles’ Material Design language (see screenshots here), which will roll out to all products in the coming months.
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Latest Chrome Beta Drops OpenSSL

By | July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Latest Chrome Beta Drops OpenSSLSay hello to BoringSSL.

After the recent Heartbleed bug paranoia, it looks like Google took a pretty significant step to minimize such risks in the future. According to the report, the search giant is replacing OpenSSL with its own BoringSSL (yes, they did call it like that) in an effort to streamline security patches and improve overall user security.
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Download Google Chrome 37 Beta

By | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Download Google Chrome 37 BetaWith DirectWrite (Windows only) support and more.

It seems like there was a while since a decent Chrome update, which actually brought useful features, at least up until now as the latest Beta version does deliver.

First in the list is DirectWrite support, which is Microsoft’s latest text layout and glyph rendering API introduced in Windows 7. Thanks to this, text will no longer look like from the Windows XP era (see the picture below).
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Google To Fix A 4 Year Old Chrome Bug

By | July 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Google To Fix A 4 Year Old Chrome BugTalk about priorities.

A battery draining bug that was first reported back in 2010 is now being investigated by Google, according to the reports.

The issue stems from a poorly set system clock tick rate (1.000ms) while Microsoft themselves recommend developers to use (15.625ms). So what does that mean? It means that the processor is being woken up far more frequently that it should be, affecting battery usage by as much as 25%.
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Chromebooks Might Become Even Cheaper

By | July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chromebooks Might Become Even CheaperConsumer is the winner.

Even though Chromebooks prices aren’t that big of a deal anyway (unless you are buying Chromebook Pixel), it looks like you might be able to get one even cheaper in the future.

Recently, MediaTek made some code contributions to the Chromium OS and tested an entry level ARM Cortex A7 processor, which is a big step down compared to the already inexpensive, Samsung Cortex A14/A7 SoC.
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