Category: Google Chrome

China Web Boycott

By | May 31, 2011 | 3 Comments

China Web Boycott

As drama surrounding Ai Weiwei, the guy who was detained by Chinese authorities for tax evading, builds up, one of the programmers has created a web browser extension called “China Blocker”, which does exactly as described: blocks Chinese sites.

Why people are protesting? Ai Weiwei was a frequent spokesmen against the Chinese government and some people believe that this is the exact reason why Al was arrested.

China Blocker works with Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari web browsers and can be downloaded here.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 30th

By | May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 30th

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View YouTube 3D Videos With Firefox And GeForce

By | May 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

View YouTube 3D Videos With Firefox And GeForce

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Google, Mozilla and NVIDIA have teamed up to offer its users a unique 3D experience. By combining the power of a HTML5 based 3D playback (available in Firefox 4) and NVIDIA’s 3D Vision hardware, people from the Internets can now view stereoscopic 3D videos on YouTube.

According to Jonathan Huang, 3D Product Manager at YouTube, there are currently thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube and thanks to open standards, NVIDIA 3D Vision users will benefit.
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First Chrome OS Desktop PC To Ship In July

By | May 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

First Chrome OS Desktop PC To Ship In July

According to various reports, hardware maker Xi3 will be releasing the very first desktop PC running Google’s Chrome operating system on the 4th of July.

Xi3′s ChromiumPC modular computer will feature a tiny, cube like design with different color options and are powered by the dual or single core 64-bit, x86 processors.
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Offline Support For Gmail In Chrome Stops Today

By | May 24, 2011 | 4 Comments

Offline Support For Gmail In Chrome Stops TodayAs of today, offline access to Gmail is no longer possible in Chrome. Gears, the software previously used in Chrome, was developed by Google and enables more powerful web applications by adding new features to a browser such as allowing some online files to be used offline. It is still available in Firefox 3.6 and Internet Explorer 8, but using outdated browsers to utilize an outdated plug in is not recommended.

Offline support for Gmail is set to return via the Chrome Web Store this summer in the form of a Gmail application. More information on the matter can be found here.

Google And Mozilla Start Debate Over Address Bar

By | May 24, 2011 | 12 Comments

Google And Mozilla Start Debate Over Address Bar

With Google allowing users to hide the address bar in canary builds of Chrome 13, Mozilla has decided to release the LessChrome HD extension which pretty much does the same thing. This has seemingly sparked a bit of a debate in the browser industry, as the address bar has always been an integral part of the web browser.
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Google Chrome 13 Can Hide The URL Bar

By | May 24, 2011 | 16 Comments

Google Chrome 13 Can Hide The URL Bar

Windows only.

If you are up for a new experience and don’t mind potential phishing sites threat, then Google Chrome 11 Canary might be the browser to get as its latest release includes an option to hide the URL bar.

How do you enter the URL?

For user to access the mentioned text box he or she must click on a browser tab and bingo, it reappears.

How to hide the bar?
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 23rd

By | May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 23rd

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Google Chrome: Lady Gaga

By | May 23, 2011 | 5 Comments

With the recently announced Google Chrome promotion, here comes another video from the search giant and this one features Lady Gaga (oh no).

Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari And Possibly Opera Affected By Memory Leak

By | May 19, 2011 | 13 Comments

Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari And Possibly Opera, Affected By Memory Leak

According to TNW, Internet Explorer is the only modern web browser (Opera was not tested due to temporary issue with the test page) that is not affected by the recently found memory leak.

One of the developers has created a test site with the Google’s App Engine to demonstrate the issue.

Once the site is back online, users can reproduce the bug by following these steps:
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