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Google to Phase Out ‘Secure’ Badge In Chrome’s Address Bar

05/17/2018, A couple of years ago, to help encourage websites to adopt HTTPS, they started to mark websites on Chrome with “Secure” badges in the address bar (see screenshot above). This let users know if a website was using HTTPS or not, but fast forward a few...

Google May Leverage Machine Learning To Reduce Chrome Memory Usage

05/10/2018, Chrome is not going to win any awards for its memory usage. On the contrary, the most popular internet browser out there has often taken flak for its high memory usage. While Google has made many improvements to that over the past year or so, it appears...

Google Testing New Material Design For Chrome

04/23/2018, As with all pieces of software, over time the design and look of it is expected to change. Google is no exception to this as we have seen its apps and services undergo various design changes, such as Gmail which is reportedly getting a new look. However...


Microsoft’s Windows Defender Now Available As A Chrome Extension

04/19/2018, For those who use Microsoft’s Windows platform, you’re probably familiar with the Windows Defender software which is Microsoft’s own way of protecting Windows users at an OS level without the need for additional software. The good news is that it...

Google Chrome For iOS Now Lets Users Export Saved Passwords

04/17/2018, If you’re planning on switching to a different browser, or maybe just looking to create a list of all your website passwords, you might be interested to learn that Google has updated Chrome for iOS to allow users to export their saved passwords. However...

Google Chrome Adding Emoji Shortcuts For Windows, Mac, Chrome OS

04/05/2018, If you’re on your phone and you want to enter an emoji into a message you’re sending, it’s a pretty quick and painless process. However when it comes to entering emojis on the desktop, that’s a different story as there’s no real obvious way to...

Chrome Will Soon Block Autoplaying Videos With Sound

03/21/2018, Last year Google announced that Chrome will start blocking videos from automatically playing which can be annoying if you load multiple tabs and suddenly you hear a cacophony of sound blasting through your speakers. The good news is that Google is taking...

How to Set Your Home Page On Edge, Firefox and Chrome

03/14/2018, The first screen (or tab) that you observe while launching a browser is the “homepage.” You may even refer to it as the start page of your browser. As per your preference, you may set it to anything you like. It could be a blank window, a...

Google Chrome Update Cleans Up URLs When You Share Them

02/19/2018, Have you noticed that certain websites have rather long and “messy” looking URLs full of weird characters? This is especially so when you search on Google, where sharing search results or locations can result in very lengthy and unsightly URLs, which...

Google Explains How Chrome’s Ad Filtering Works

02/14/2018, For the longest time ever, if Chrome users want to block ads on websites and video streams like on YouTube, they would only need to install a browser extension. However Google had previously announced that they would soon introduce native ad blocking in...

You Can Now Mute Websites Completely In Chrome

02/09/2018, We’re sure many have come across websites that suddenly start to autoplay videos when they load, or even worse, there are some websites that somehow think it’s a great idea to add background music, and making the controls incredibly difficult to find....

Google Chrome Will Mark Unencrypted Pages As ‘Not Secure’

02/08/2018, Google has been trying to nudge web developers to adopt HTTPS encryption, it has taken several steps over the years to give them time to make the switch. The company started down-ranking unencrypted sites in 2015 and in January last year, it started...

Grammarly Browser Extension Bug Lets People See What You Type

02/06/2018, Grammarly started off as a tool that let people check their grammar in their writing, and also offered users suggestions on what they could change to make it better. It eventually found its way onto browsers and also as a keyboard app, but unfortunately...

Chrome 64 For Android Released, Will Block Redirecting Website Ads

01/24/2018, Have you ever been to websites with sneaky ads that redirect you to other websites without your knowledge or permission? That can be rather annoying, and potentially dangerous as the redirected website could contain malware or malicious pieces of code....