Category: Google Chrome

Google Chrome 14, 15 And 16 Planned This Year

By | May 3, 2011 | 13 Comments

Google Chrome 14, 15, 16 Planned This Year

How many new major builds of Google Chrome browser can be pushed in one year? A lot.

If the Chromium development calendar is to be believed, then we should see the following versions later this year:

Google Chrome 13 – (Chromium on May 30, 2011)
Google Chrome 14 – (Chromium on July 25, 2011)
Google Chrome 15 – (Chromium on September 5, 2011)
Google Chrome 16 – (Chromium on October 17, 2011)

So here you have it, a plenty of releases this year with Google Chrome 13 just around the corner.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 2nd

By | May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 2nd

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Google Chrome Blocks Java

By | April 29, 2011 | 20 Comments

Google Chrome Blocks JavaJava and security vulnerabilities go together like bread and butter and fortunately for some users, it is now blocked in Google Chrome.

In case web page tries to access Java plug-in, the following message will be displayed:

“The Java plug-in needs your permission to run.”

After such popup, user can select whether he or she wants to run plug-in this time only or whitelist site all together.

For those who would like to disable protection, all you have to do is add –always-authorize-plugins command line flag.

Good news, nonetheless.

Source: Google Chrome Help.

Download Google Chrome 11 Final

By | April 27, 2011 | 8 Comments

Download Google Chrome 11 Final

Good news,

Google Chrome 11.0.696.57 has been just pushed to the stable channel and can be downloaded here.

The latest release patches various bugs and brings a handful amount of security fixes, rewarding bug hunters with a total of $16,500 in cash.

In addition to that, Google Chrome 11 now includes the speech input through HTML feature, allowing you to translate what you say (via microphone) with Google Translate.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, April 25th

By | April 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 25th

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Chrome Called Out By FTC Over Do Not Track

By | April 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

Chrome Called Out By FTC Over Do Not TrackGoogle was singled out by Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Liebowitz this week due to not yet having detailed any plans for integrating the Do Not Track feature. What this particular privacy feature does is let consumers opt out of online tracking by Web sites and advertisers, Google belonging to both of these categories.

Apple just announced they’re going to put it in their Safari browser. So that gives you Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla. Really the only holdout — the only company that hasn’t evolved as much as we would like on this — is Google.

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Microsoft Starts Bug Warnings For Third Parties

By | April 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Starts Bug Warnings For Third PartiesThree security advisories were released for rival browsers by Microsoft today, two of which for Chrome and one for Opera. Said bugs were spotted by researchers at Microsoft and brought to the attention of the security teams in charge of Opera and Chrome. Opera patched the bug in October of 2010 while Google fixed the vulnerabilities last September and December.

According to Mike Reavey, the director of the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), the change is part of an expansion of the vulnerability disclosure policy launched by Microsoft the previous summer. These advisories were the first to be issued by Microsoft for vulnerabilities found in third party software. Other advisories will follow as necessary.
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Safari to Receive “Do Not Track” Feature

By | April 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Safari to Receive "Do Not Track" FeatureIf the Wall Street Journal reports are to be believed, then the upcoming version of Apple’s Safari web browser (that comes with Mac OS X Lion) will include an option for users to disable tracking via cookies.

The recent Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 releases already include “Do Not Track” functionality and with Safari soon to follow, Google Chrome and Opera are the only browsers that leave their users behind.

Hopefully, this will change soon.

Google Chrome Theme for Firefox 4

By | April 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome Theme for Firefox 4

If you prefer Firefox functionality but want Google Chrome look, then here is something for you.

FXChrome is a simple, Google Chrome like theme for Firefox 4.

There is not much left to say other than: click here and check it out.

Be sure to check the installation instructions.

Via: FirefoxFacts

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, April 18th

By | April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 18th

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