Google Chrome gets a new step-by-step “Privacy Guide”

Google announced that it is providing a new “step-by-step guided tour” of Chrome’s privacy and security settings to help users sort through the many options. Separate sections regarding some options will be included in the new guide, each with a description of what happens when an option is selected. There will also be advisories on “things to consider,” such as the fact that enabling history sync saves URLs to your Google account. Continue reading “Google Chrome gets a new step-by-step “Privacy Guide””

Alphabet’s AI-powered Chrome extension lets you filter out toxic comments on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more

The Internet is a boon and bane! In fact, the comment section can be both inspiring and depressing. Moderating a comment section is a tough job, if not done properly, it can create havoc with toxic words.  In an attempt to curb this, Alphabet’s Jigsaw is working on an experimental Tune Chrome extension that lets users tune out those toxic comments for some peace of mind. As of now, the tool will work only on for comments on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Disqus. Continue reading “Alphabet’s AI-powered Chrome extension lets you filter out toxic comments on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more”

Google rolls out Chrome Lite Data Saver to speed up HTTPS web pages on slow connections

Loading a webpage during over poor connection can be frustrating, regardless of the situation. In this regard, Google is offering Data Saver feature that lets Chrome reduce data usage by up to 90 percent and load pages two times faster in HTTPS pages, in addition to HTTP. Continue reading “Google rolls out Chrome Lite Data Saver to speed up HTTPS web pages on slow connections”

Google Chrome working on back/forward cache to speed up web browsing

Google Chrome developers are experimenting on a new ‘back/forward cache’ that would make loading the previous page instant since if you close a web page on the browser, it has to load most of the page again which is time-consuming.  Continue reading “Google Chrome working on back/forward cache to speed up web browsing”

Google Chrome Dark Mode for Android and Web said to darken web pages [Update: Live in Canary]

Update – February 27, 2019: Now you can enable this feature in Chome Canary from chrome://flags and enabling #enable-android-web-contents-dark-mode. The dark mode looks a bit weird in some web pages since it inverts images colors looking more like high contrast mode than dark mode. This is also available for the web.

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Google testing Scroll-to-Text feature that would let you share link to specific section on a page

Google is currently testing a new feature on its Canary version of the browser and this new feature will allow users to share links to specific sections of web pages, even with those pages that don’t have anchor links. Continue reading “Google testing Scroll-to-Text feature that would let you share link to specific section on a page”

Google Chrome could get Never-Slow mode for a faster browsing experience

A new commit that was spotted on Chromium Gerrit points at a new “Never-Slow Mode” for Chrome. The description reads “an experimental browsing mode that restricts resource loading and runtime processing to deliver a consistently fast experience,” but at a cost: Google warns that it “may silently break content.” Continue reading “Google Chrome could get Never-Slow mode for a faster browsing experience”

Google releases Password Checkup Chrome extension to detect vulnerable username and passwords

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Google has introduced a new Password Checkup Chrome extension to help keep your password safe. Whenever you sign in to a site, Password Checkup will trigger a warning if the username and password you use are one of over 4 billion credentials that Google knows to be unsafe. You can download it from Google Chrome webstore. Continue reading “Google releases Password Checkup Chrome extension to detect vulnerable username and passwords”

Google said to be working on dark mode for Chrome for Android

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Google is said to begin testing the dark mode in Chrome for Android in a move to bring the company’s browser towards the trend of the dark side.  Google Chrome Canary for Windows and Mac had a hidden dark mode that could be enabled with a command line flag was discovered earlier.  Continue reading “Google said to be working on dark mode for Chrome for Android”

Google Chrome native dark mode for Windows 10 now available in Canary channel

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Microsoft has switched the dark mode on with October update of Windows 10 and it’s up to app developers to do their part. Google is now bringing dark mode for Chrome on Windows 10. Google Chrome for MacOS is already confirmed to bring dark mode in the first half of 2019. Continue reading “Google Chrome native dark mode for Windows 10 now available in Canary channel”

Google Chrome for macOS might soon get native dark mode [Update: Coming in early 2019]

Update – December, 10, 2018: A Google developer recently submitted a code change that implements system-level Dark Mode in Chromium. This hints that it might arrive to Chome sometime in Q1 2019 with Chrome 73.

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Google Chrome 70 brings Web Authentication API, PWAs on Windows, AV1 decoder and more

Google has rolled out the Chrome 70 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This update brings an option to disable linking Google site and Chrome sign-ins, Progressive Web Apps on Windows, the ability for users to restrict extensions’ access to a custom list of sites, an AV1 decoder, and much more. Continue reading “Google Chrome 70 brings Web Authentication API, PWAs on Windows, AV1 decoder and more”

Google to charge smartphone manufacturers in Europe for using its app suite

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Back in July European Commision has fined Google with $5.04 billion for misusing its position and forcing its apps on Android manufacturers. While Google appealed the decision last week, it is also working on how to comply with the decision. Firstly, Google is updating the compatibility agreements with mobile device makers that set out how Android is used to develop smartphones and tablets. Continue reading “Google to charge smartphone manufacturers in Europe for using its app suite”

Google is testing new ‘Explorer UI’ in Chrome’s new page tab

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Google is testing a new content discovery interface in the Chrome browser’s new tab page called ‘Explore.’ Users can access it on Android by enabling an experimental flag. It is clear that the interface is currently in early stages as it contains a large number of placeholder sites at the moment. Continue reading “Google is testing new ‘Explorer UI’ in Chrome’s new page tab”

Google celebrates Chrome’s 10th birthday with major design overhaul, more powerful omnibox, improved password manager

Google Chrome turns 10 today! To celebrate the 10th anniversary, Google is rolling out Chrome with a new design and features across all browsers including desktop, iOS, and Android. First up, new-look for chrome. Starting today, users will see more rounded shaped corners, new icons, and a new color palette. It also comes with new rounded tabs, which is designed to be easier to see and useful for those who like to have too many tabs open in their browser. Continue reading “Google celebrates Chrome’s 10th birthday with major design overhaul, more powerful omnibox, improved password manager”