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You might be ruining your Netflix streams without even knowing it – here’s a simple fix

By on June 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

You might be ruining your Netflix streams without even knowing it – here’s a simple fix

Netflix just released the third season of Orange Is the New Black, and regardless of whether you’ve already binge watched it already or not, chances are some people will be watching it the wrong way on their computers. If you use Google’s Chrome browser to stream Netflix on a Windows or Mac PC, you’re probably limiting your viewing experience to 720p (HD) rather than 1080p (Full HD). More →

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Google Chrome Laptop Battery Life

Google starts rolling out fixes to Chrome’s horrendous battery-draining problems

By on June 5, 2015 at 1:40 PM.

Google starts rolling out fixes to Chrome’s horrendous battery-draining problems

Chrome is somehow both the best and the most utterly broken browser available to Web users today. It’s fast, it’s effective and it makes your computer run like complete garbage, but Google is implementing fixes as quickly as it possibly can to stymie the frustration. More →

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Google Chrome Memory Leak Fix

It’s about time: Google vows to fix the worst thing about its Chrome browser

By on May 19, 2015 at 8:20 PM.

It’s about time: Google vows to fix the worst thing about its Chrome browser

Chrome is an awesome browser but it also has severe memory leak issues that can chew up resources on both your PC and your smartphone. KitGuru highlights some recent comments made by the Chrome for Android team during a Reddit AMA that show Google’s engineers are very much aware of Chrome’s memory leak problems and are vowing to fix it. More →

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Google Chrome Malware Protection

How Google Chrome is keeping you safe from malware

By on February 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

How Google Chrome is keeping you safe from malware

No matter how hard you work to ensure your private data stays safe, it’s impossible to account for every potential security threat, as most recently illustrated by Lenovo’s bizarre adware catastrophe. Thankfully, there are other technology companies that consider security a priority, which is why Google’s latest Safe Browsing expansion is worth highlighting. More →

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Best Chrome Extensions

15 Google Chrome extensions you absolutely need to download right now

By on February 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

15 Google Chrome extensions you absolutely need to download right now

There’s no better way to spruce up your Chrome browsing experience than with a fresh handful of extensions. We pointed you in the direction of The Next Web’s top 10 extensions for Google’s browser last month, and now Popular Mechanics is joining in with 15 suggestions of its own. More →

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Google Chrome Private Mode

Google’s latest invention is fantastic – and a little scary

By on January 15, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

Google’s latest invention is fantastic – and a little scary

Google on Tuesday was granted an interesting new patent that describes a highly advanced piece of Internet browsing technology that might also be a bit scary to some extent, as it only proves how powerful the company’s artificial intelligence will become. More →

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10 Great Chrome Extensions

10 terrific Chrome extensions you may have never heard of

By on January 2, 2015 at 4:35 PM.

10 terrific Chrome extensions you may have never heard of

Google Chrome has quickly become one of the most popular browsers in the world on both desktop computers and mobile devices, but there’s plenty it can’t do on its own. Thankfully, there are thousands of extensions to improve upon the browser, 10 of which The Next Web featured in a recent article on its site. More →

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Chromebook Vs Windows

The one reason you should consider buying a Chromebook over a Windows or Mac laptop

By on August 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

The one reason you should consider buying a Chromebook over a Windows or Mac laptop

When Google first announced its plans to offer a lightweight, browser-like operating system, pundits had a field day. Why go up against Windows? Why not use Android? Fast-forward to today, and you’ll find that sales of inexpensive Chromebooks are climbing faster than almost anyone expected, particularly in schools. It makes sense, of course – why should a school spend twice as much on a Windows machine when a cheap Chromebook can get the job done?

For personal use, Windows notebooks and Apple’s MacBook laptops are seen by many as the obvious choice over Chromebooks because they are so much more powerful and flexible. As it turns out, however, Chromebooks’ biggest weakness might also be their greatest strength. More →

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Privacy Badger Plugin

The EFF has a new tool that will stop websites from spying on you

By on July 22, 2014 at 6:35 PM.

The EFF has a new tool that will stop websites from spying on you

Things have gotten to the point where many Internet users are starting to assume that almost every website on the Net is spying on them or tracking them in some way. And the sad reality is in most cases, they’re correct — nearly all websites people might visit contain some code that is intended to monitor, track or even “spy” on users. So for the privacy conscious among us, is there anything we can do to stop the madness?

The answer, of course, is yes. More →

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Chrome Battery Bug Fix

Google admits Chrome is killing laptop batteries and promises a fix

By on July 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Google admits Chrome is killing laptop batteries and promises a fix

A recent report shed light on a major bug in Google’s Chrome web browser that causes the batteries in Windows laptops to drain much faster than normal. In fact, the issue could cause laptop batteries to die 25% quicker. The bug causes laptops’ processors to wake up and look for tasks 1,000 times each second instead of 64 times per second, as they should, and users have been advised to avoid using Chrome on Windows machines if they value battery life.

But help is on the way: A new report states that Google has acknowledged the issue and is currently working to fix it. More →

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Laptop Battery Life

Google’s Chrome browser is killing your laptop’s battery life

By on July 15, 2014 at 1:32 PM.

Google’s Chrome browser is killing your laptop’s battery life

Want your laptop battery to last longer on each charge? Stop using Google’s popular Chrome web browser. According to one Forbes contributor, there is a big problem with the Windows version of Google’s Chrome browser that causes it to drain laptops’ batteries at a significantly faster rate — in fact, the issue may cause notebook PC batteries to drain 25% quicker than normal. More →

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Chrome Browser Share

Changing of the Guard: Google topples Microsoft as top U.S. web browser maker

By on June 9, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Changing of the Guard: Google topples Microsoft as top U.S. web browser maker

It has been a long time coming, and now it has finally happened: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is no longer the most widely used web browser in the United States. According to the latest Adobe Digital Index for the month of April, Google’s Chrome browser has unseated Internet Explorer in the U.S., accounting for 31.8% of all web browser usage during the month. Adobe’s data shows that Internet Explorer’s browser share was 30.9% in April. More →

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