Chrome 69 beta brings support for notch, media player for Android Go and more

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Google Chrome is getting a new beta update for Android bringing the version number to 69 and this includes the usual mix of interface updates and new developer features. Much like how Apple tweaked Safari-specific CSS attributes to help websites adjust with the notch-screen, Android too is following the suit including Chrome.  Continue reading “Chrome 69 beta brings support for notch, media player for Android Go and more”

Google Chrome for Daydream VR headsets launched

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Google today is launching Chrome on Google Daydream View and the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. This will let you open and browse Chrome directly from the homepage to interact with any webpage while in VR. Continue reading “Google Chrome for Daydream VR headsets launched”

Chrome 68 for Android brings Spectre Site mitigations, ‘Not secure’ warning, Android P-like tab switcher and more

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Chrome for Android is getting a new update bringing the version number to V68. This update brings the HTTP ‘Not secure’ warning as well as Spectre and redirects protections. It also gets a new tab switcher similar to Android P and also a new “Add to Home screen” prompt.  Continue reading “Chrome 68 for Android brings Spectre Site mitigations, ‘Not secure’ warning, Android P-like tab switcher and more”

Google Chrome for Android to soon let websites send notifications with quick reply

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Google Chrome might soon be able to let websites send you notifications, just like how it is currently, but it will come with a newly added Quick Reply support. Meaning, notifications from websites like Facebook lets you quickly get back with a reply just like you would to a normal message from another application. Continue reading “Google Chrome for Android to soon let websites send notifications with quick reply”

Google Earth measure tool for Android and Chrome released, coming to iOS soon

Google today is introducing a new Google Earth measure tool for Chrome and Android. This tool will allow users to measure the distances between two points on Google Earth. Google says that this move comes as it remains the most requested features as it brings the ability to measure a certain area and measure the distance on Google Earth. Continue reading “Google Earth measure tool for Android and Chrome released, coming to iOS soon”

Android Messages might soon be integrated within Chrome OS

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According to a new commit in the open source Chromium Gerrit, Google is said to be working on Chrome OS and Android Messages integration. No new introduction is needed for Chrome OS; it is Google’s operating system for laptops, set-top boxes, and more recently, detachable, and tablets. Continue reading “Android Messages might soon be integrated within Chrome OS”

Google Chrome Emoji shortcut starts rolling out for Mac, Windows and Chrome OS

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Emoji are a way of expressing and are commonly used in conversation made on a smartphone or tablet. But now Google Chrome is working on making it easier to use emoji on desktops. All major operating systems now have an easy to bring up a special emoji/symbols picker which is usually hidden behind a key combination. Continue reading “Google Chrome Emoji shortcut starts rolling out for Mac, Windows and Chrome OS”

Chrome 64 for Android automatically cleans messy URLs when you share them

Chrome 64 for Android was rolled out last month with features like the white navigation bar, blocks auto redirect pop-ups and more and an ad blocker. Today the company is adding one more new feature that automatically shortens URLs and converts them and removes the unnecessary strings at the end of URLs. Continue reading “Chrome 64 for Android automatically cleans messy URLs when you share them”

Google Chrome 63 Beta for Android brings changes to Chrome home UI, new Flags page and more

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Just after a week after the release of Chrome 62, Google has rolled out the Chrome beta 63 with new changes and additions. It is giving the finishing touches for Chrome Home U.I, a brand new flags page, new options for web apps and more.

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Google Chrome 62 for Android brings revamped Chrome Home UI, Oreo notification channels and more

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After rolling out updates to Chrome for Windows earlier this week, Google is now rolling out an update to Chrome for Android. The Chrome 62 for Android brings new revamped Chrome U.I, HTTP warnings, Oreo notification channels and much more.

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Google Chrome for Windows gets antivirus feature

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With an aim to improve the web browsing experience, Google is rolling out few basic antivirus features that will help in preventing malicious tools and browser extensions changing your default settings. Google is rolling out new features to Chrome for Windows that will alert the user in case of any suspicious behavior.

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Google to block autoplay videos in Chrome starting from 2018

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Starting from January 2018, Google is planning to put an end to ever annoying auto-playing videos while browsing the web. While not everyone has the same preference when it comes autoplay, the company is planning to make it bit customizable as per the user’s wish. Continue reading “Google to block autoplay videos in Chrome starting from 2018”

Google is reportedly working on an ad blocker to filter “unacceptable” ads from Chrome

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Google is currently working on an built-in ad blocker feature for Chrome, according to a latest report from the Wall Street Journal. The search giant plans to roll out ad blocker in the next mobile version of its Chrome browser that would filter out certain types of ads.
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Chrome 57 brings improved battery life to laptops, ‘read later’ feature rolled out for iOS

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Google Chrome has been a primary reason for battery drain on laptops. The company has been working on improving Chrome’s efficiency for about a couple of years. To combat this issue, the latest version of the browser – Chrome 57 has been designed to solve this issue as the update will throttle individual background tabs by limiting the timer fire rate for background tabs using excessive power. This in turn will result into a prolonged battery life.
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