chrome betaHeads up Chrome users, Google has announced that a stable version of Chrome 56 is now available and should be rolling out to users on Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. “The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 56 to the stable channel – 56.0.2924.76 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This will roll out over the coming days/weeks.”

According to Google, the latest build of Chrome will be bringing about a host of fixes and improvements to the app, although one of the notable changes is that HTML5 by Default will now be enabled by default for all users. The update will also now mark all sensitive HTTP sites as unsecure in the address bar, which is something that Google actually announced back in September of 2016.

Basically this will apply to websites that use “HTTP” instead of “HTTPS”. While this doesn’t mean that a website you visit is bad or trying to inject malware into your computer, it does leave it more open and susceptible to hacks, so what Google is doing is that they’re trying to make it more obvious to users.

Also with Chrome 56, Mac users can now look forward to playing FLAC files inside of the browser, so do keep an eye out for its release if this is something you are looking forward to.

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