Google Chrome Chromecast Cast

Finally: Google’s Chrome browser integrates Cast feature

By on July 5, 2016 at 9:35 PM.

Finally: Google’s Chrome browser integrates Cast feature

Google Chromecast and Google Chrome are two popular Google products that work well together. But in order to cast content from your browser to a TV connected to a Chromecast, you still need a browser extension to handle the functionality. If that seems strange to you, given that Google controls both the software and the hardware, don’t worry: Google is working to fix it. More →

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Speed up Chrome

5 ways to speed up Google’s Chrome browser

By on June 21, 2016 at 11:21 AM.

5 ways to speed up Google’s Chrome browser

Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge ship as the default web browsers on Windows computers. Safari is the default web browser on any MacBook, iMac or Mac Pro. And yet despite its massive disadvantage compared to rival browsers from Microsoft and Apple, Google’s Chrome internet browser is the most popular browser in the world as of two months ago. According to data from Net Applications, Chrome currently holds 45.63% of the global browser market while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has a 33.71% share and Safari’s share sits at just 4.69%.

As popular as Chrome is though, it still lags behind rivals at times when it comes to speed and performance. In this post, we’ll tell you five simple things you can do to speed up Chrome on your Windows PC or your Mac. More →

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Android Apps Chrome

Android apps are officially available on Chrome OS

By on June 17, 2016 at 7:18 AM.

Android apps are officially available on Chrome OS

Ladies and gentlemen, remember this date: June 17th, 2016. Why? Because on that day, the game officially changed.

Google’s Chrome OS powers a fleet of laptop and desktop computers that offer users a fantastic alternative to Windows machines. Chromebooks and Chrome desktop PCs are just as good as Microsoft-powered computers when it comes to browsing the web, streaming movies or music, or even light work. Windows is probably your best bet if you need to run custom Windows software in an enterprise environment, but Chrome is a fantastic alternative for home users looking to save some money without sacrificing much in the way of performance.

And now, Chrome OS is a better option than ever before thanks to the addition of Android app support. More →

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Chrome Crashing Improves

Chrome is about to get way faster

By on June 15, 2016 at 9:30 PM.

Chrome is about to get way faster

Remember when Chrome was the fastest browser around? I certainly don’t, because I deleted it 18 months ago, when it ate all my RAM and crashed OS X for the 17,000th time. It’s a shame, because Chrome also has the best extensions and Google integrations.

Google knows about its browser’s shortcomings, and it looks like a major fix is in the works. Analysis done on the current beta build, Chrome 53, points to a near-50% improvement across the board.

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Google Chrome Flash HTML5

Google is officially killing Flash in Chrome this year

By on May 16, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Google is officially killing Flash in Chrome this year

The death of Flash is imminent; we’ve known that for a few years. A security threat and a battery hob, Flash is replaced with other tools. Even Adobe has had it with Flash. But Google will drive another nail in Flash’s coffin by disabling it in Chrome by the end of the year. More →

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Opera Browser Download

Ditching Chrome for Opera can increase your laptop battery life by 50%

By on May 12, 2016 at 7:35 AM.

Ditching Chrome for Opera can increase your laptop battery life by 50%

Chrome didn’t take very long to become one of the most popular desktop web browsers in the world, and it stole users away from Internet Explorer and Firefox by addressing common pain points users had with these two top browsers. Now, Opera is making waves by stealing a page from Google’s playbook. The company recently announced the addition of free and unlimited VPN to the developer preview version of its desktop web browser, and now Opera is back with a new announcement. The latest build of its pre-release browser includes a new power saving mode that can increase a laptop’s battery life by 50% or even more. More →

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Chrome Material Design Update Pictures

See the major design overhaul coming to Chrome courtesy of Material Design

By on April 25, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

See the major design overhaul coming to Chrome courtesy of Material Design

Over the past few months, Google has been steadily adopting some of the styles and principles from Material Design in order to give its Chrome browser a major visual overhaul. We’ve highlighted some of the most significant changes in the past, but with Chrome 50 finally rolling out, even more updates are on the way.

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Unlimited Free VPN Chrome

How to add unlimited free VPN to Google’s Chrome browser

By on April 21, 2016 at 9:25 AM.

How to add unlimited free VPN to Google’s Chrome browser

Opera made a big announcement on Thursday morning that was widely covered by tech blogs. In the latest developer preview build of its web browser for Windows and OS X, Opera has baked in unlimited free VPN service. VPN, or Virtual Private Networking, allows users to route their internet traffic through third-party servers in order to mask their actual IP addresses and increase privacy. VPN services also let users access region-blocked content, and they’re very popular among Netflix subscribers outside the United States.

This is a great feature for current Opera users and once it’s released in a public Opera build, it might even attract some new users. But you can already get unlimited free VPN service in the Chrome browser, and we’ll show you how in this post. More →

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Google Chrome vs Internet Explorer

Chrome is on the verge of knocking Internet Explorer out of the top spot

By on April 1, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

Chrome is on the verge of knocking Internet Explorer out of the top spot

One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of our time is the enduring popularity of Internet Explorer. Not only is it one of the least functional browsers available, but it was made obsolete when Microsoft launched Edge alongside Windows 10 last year.

Nevertheless, it remains the most popular browser in the world… but that may not be the case for much longer. More →

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Fix Slow Chrome Browser

A 5-second fix might make your Chrome browser much smoother

By on March 18, 2016 at 12:46 PM.

A 5-second fix might make your Chrome browser much smoother

Google’s Chrome web browser is the most popular third-party browser in the world by far, having surpassed Firefox long ago. In fact, each passing month brings Chrome closer to surpassing Internet Explorer as the most popular web browser in the world, period. According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer’s market share has dropped from 55.83% in April 2015 to 44.79% last month, while Chrome climbed from 25.68% to 36.56% over the same period.

As great as Chrome is though, updates can often bring annoying new problems — and such is the case with Google’s latest release. More →

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Chrome Material Design Update

Chrome’s big Material Design makeover is on the way, and this is what it looks like

By on March 15, 2016 at 1:38 PM.

Chrome’s big Material Design makeover is on the way, and this is what it looks like

Earlier this year, the first signs of a major visual overhaul for Chrome began appearing online. It looked like Google might finally be bringing Material Design to its web browser, but there was no indication of when the update might actually be available for the average Chrome user on Windows or Mac.

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Private Incognito Mode Privacy Tracking

Is your browser’s private mode actually private?

By on March 11, 2016 at 1:34 PM.

Is your browser’s private mode actually private?

Modern Internet browsers have private or incognito modes that let you surf the web without leaving any traces. That is, you’re not leaving any traces for anyone using the same computer once you’ve done with your session. Your searches and viewing history will not be recorded for others to see, which can be useful both at home and at work.

But that doesn’t stop third parties from tracking your activity. In fact, private browsing functionality is probably the most misunderstood feature of web browsing. More →

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Google Chrome Update Security Fixes

Google’s latest Chrome update patches some major security vulnerabilities

By on March 10, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

Google’s latest Chrome update patches some major security vulnerabilities

This week, Google released the latest stable update for its Chrome browser addressing three high priority security vulnerabilities. Version 49.0.2623.87 of Chrome is available now for Windows, Mac and Linux computers, and although Google isn’t willing to discuss the fixes in detail, a recent blog post explains the basics of the bugs. More →

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