Category: Google Chrome

Google Chrome to Android Extension

By | May 29, 2010 | 6 Comments

Here is a nifty extension for Android 2.2 and Google Chrome users.

You can now send links from your web browser directly to your Android device using Cloud to Device Messaging service.

As for other platform users, there is always a mail.

Download.

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Opera Pokes at Google Chrome Speed Test

By | May 28, 2010 | 6 Comments

Couple weeks ago, Google came up with Chrome speed test video. Well, today Opera Software has released their own version of it, featuring Norwegian potatoes and Opera web browser itself.

Thanks to Garen, RamaSubbu SK and zoori for the news tip.

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Google Releases Chrome 5 Stable

By | May 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

Google Releases Chrome 5 StableFew days ago, Google has released the final version of Google Chrome 5 web browser, tagged as version 5.0.375.55, for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Besides more than just a few security patches (6), they managed to fix a handful of stability issues as well.

Chrome 5 brings browser preferences and bookmarks sync, HTML5 features, updated bookmark manager and more.

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Thanks to Blake and Rafael Luik for the news tip.
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Chrome to Replace Firefox in Ubuntu?

By | May 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Chrome to Replace Firefox in Ubuntu?If UberGizmo rumor is true, Canonical, a company behind Ubuntu is planning to ditch Firefox web browser in favor of Google Chrome (or Chromium).

In fact, Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 should be the very first version to do that.

How this version differs from the desktop release? It has a new interface, designed for restricted size machines that features a single menu bar design (more about it here).

It’s still unclear, whether same changes are planned for desktop version or not.

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Acer Bursts Chrome OS Device Bubble

By | May 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Acer Bursts Chrome OS Device BubbleLast week, rumors were floating around about the upcoming Acer announcement at Computex regarding Chrome OS device.

Unfortunately, company has issued a press release stating that company has no “short-term plans for such a product”.

However, such device is still plausible in the future, as Acer said: “Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an exciting product announcement and deserves it’s full attention as well as an in-depth study of its potential from a consumers perspective.”

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

By | May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.

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Google Chrome 6 Dev Is Here

By | May 16, 2010 | 30 Comments

Google Chrome 6 Beta Is HereHere we go again. The sixth version of Google Chrome, labeled 6.0.401.1, has been just released and can be found at dev channel.

Just like with some previous “major” releases, it has neither significant improvements nor any under the hood changes.

Changelog:
- Don’t prepend scheme on copying an incomplete hostname. (Issue 43585)
- Much better display/eliding of RTL and mixed-direction strings in the omnibox dropdown. (Issue 41716)

Download.

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Acer Chrome OS Devices are Coming

By | May 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

Acer Chrome OS Devices are ComingIt appears that Acer is planning to launch Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei show, which is set to take place from June 1st to June 5th.

As Chrome OS was originally designed for Netbooks, we expect a Netbook of some kind. Although Google said many times that OS can run fine on other devices with ARM processors, such as Smartbooks, Tablets, etc.

Currently, Chrome OS is scheduled for 2010 Q2 launch which pairs fine with the upcoming Acer announcement.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

By | May 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

Thanks to mabdul and RamaSubbu SK for links.

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How to Remove New Google Search Sidebar?

By | May 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

How to Remove New Google Search Sidebar?If you are not a big fan of new Google Search sidebar (which was introduced recently), here are few simple scripts for Firefox and Google Chrome users to remove it.

Google Classic
Remove Google Sidebar

In addition: feel free to try Hide Google options add-on as well.

Via SmarterWare.

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