11/06/2012, The latest Google Chrome update for Windows is focus on saving battery life and easier website permissions. Google has recently enabled GPU-accelerated video decoding on its browser for Windows. Using GPU-accelerated video decoding especially when watching videos can increase battery life, says Ami Fischman, a Software Engineer at Google. In a series of tests conducted, it was confirmed that the batteries lasted 25 percent longer when GPU-accelerated video decoding was […]
08/08/2012, Google is bringing good news to all Chrome users on Windows today. After two long years of working with Adobe to sandbox the Flash Player plug-in, the Google Chrome team is finally announcing its new plug-in architecture that improves the sandboxing of Flash on Windows. Google’s announcement today comes right after last week’s Chrome Stable release that included a new API known as getUserMedia. Google said that they were finally […]
07/10/2012, It looks like it may be time to upgrade your Mac to the latest OS, Mountain Lion(OS X 10.8), which should be here very soon after we saw the gold master developer version release yesterday. One reason to upgrade is that the latest version of Chrome(22.0.1201.0) has just been released on the developer’s page and will not support OS X 10.5 or older. Looks like you’ll have to stick with the […]
07/09/2012, If you’ve tried out a couple of new experiments in the past using Google Chrome Beta, then you might as well check out these newly-released experiments today. The latest Chrome Beta release now allows beta testers to access their camera and microphone within the browser, without installing any plug-ins. Google touts the capability of its getUserMedia API for WebRTC, which is a new real-time communications standard that allows high-quality video […]
05/03/2012, Learning Spanish, French, and German is now easier thanks to Google’s latest experiment. Now you can speak like a polyglot with the Language Immersion for Chrome. What is it? It’s Google’s takeoff on automatic translation technology. Google already had that bent with its Google Translate, so why not take it a step further? Google worked with Use All Five to create a Chrome extension that uses the API of Google […]
04/16/2012, Since Google+ Pages has been getting a new layout over the past week or some, the Mountain View giant is trying to get the massive user-base to get interactive and come up with their own image to be used as Chrome’s cover photo for the social networking site. They reportedly want the result to be something new, awesome and “chrome-y”. If you aren’t sure what exactly a cover photo is […]
03/07/2012, It looks like Google can’t claim that its Chrome browser is invulnerable to hackers anymore. At this year’s Pwn2Own contest, Google Chrome was successfully hacked by VUPEN Security via a zero-day exploit – and all they needed were just a few minutes. Details of the exploit were not revealed, but it allowed the hacked to escape Google sandboxing and run code across the entire Google Chrome browser platform. For their […]
12/15/2011, Google’s Chrome 15 is now officially the most popular Web browser in the world, after overtaking the likes of Internet Explorer 8 – at least in the books of Web analytics firm StatCounter. This is the first time that Chrome 15 has achieved such a lofty rank, edging out its Microsoft rival barely for the week between November 21 and 27, collecting 23.63% of the global browser market share, which […]
12/14/2011, If you happen to find yourself in Palo Alto, California, and you were looking for a laptop to rent, the California Library will soon start loaning out Google’s Chromebooks to patrons for up to a whole week at a time. This seems to be in line with Google’s stance on the Chromebook’s ability to act as a “disposable computer”, especially since data and apps reside mainly in the cloud, thus […]
12/13/2011, For those who have used Google’s Chrome browser for quite some time already, surely moving from one computer to another is a handicap, especially when your favorite bookmarks, apps, extensions as well as history list are stored on your primary device. If only you could carry those settings with you regardless of the device you use, you thought to yourself. Well, that is now possible as signing in to Chrome […]
12/01/2011, A lot of thing can happen in a year, let alone three – and one of the more notable achievements of Google’s Chrome Web browser would be the fact that it has finally zipped past Firefox when it comes to being the second ranked browser in terms of popularity, at least according to StatCounter with their collection of data. It is said that Chrome commands 25.69% of the global browser […]
11/23/2011, While Google’s Chrome OS has its perks and its memorable moments, unfortunately there have been reports that have indicated that the sale of Chromebooks by Acer and Samsung have been underwhelming. However it seems that HTC is looking to defy those odds by releasing a Chromebook of their own, at least that’s according to a recent report by Digitimes.
11/21/2011, When Google unveiled its Chromebook in May at Google I/O, two models were shown, the Samsung WiFi model, made available on June 15th for $449 ($449 Wifi+ 3G) and the Acer model, sold for $349. Today, Samsung is introducing a new black version of its Wi-Fi only Samsung Chromebook Series 5, and both Samsung and Acer models will be available online from Amazon, Best Buy and TigerDirect starting at $299. […]
11/10/2011, It looks like Google isn’t satisfied with only having its Chrome OS on netbooks aka Chromebooks. Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, recently shared in Taiwan to PC manufacturers about the benefits of having Chrome OS-powered desktops. However, it looks like PC manufacturers aren’t buying the idea and are rather pessimistic about selling Chrome-powered desktops – despite Chrome OS’ features such as fast boot up time, no viruses, and no costs.