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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Google Chrome Security Update

Google found a new way to keep you safe in its latest Chrome update

By on February 4, 2016 at 8:15 PM.

Google found a new way to keep you safe in its latest Chrome update

Exploring the sketchier regions of the Internet, you’ve undoubtedly run into sites so full of ads that it’s nearly impossible to tell which buttons or links will actually take you to the content you’re looking for. Yes, that one button might say “download,” but chances are that clicking on it will just take you to a site you really don’t want to visit.

Thankfully, Google is stepping in to help. More →

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Chrome Extensions Best Productivity

7 free Chrome hacks that will instantly make you more productive

By on February 4, 2016 at 11:48 AM.

7 free Chrome hacks that will instantly make you more productive

Google’s Chrome browser might be a battery hog on occasion, but it still offers one of the best Internet browsing experiences out there. One of the things that make Chrome so useful is the large number of available extensions that add various features to your browsing experience, and most Chrome extensions are available as free downloads.

We have already shown you 30 add-ons that can change the way you browse the Internet, so now let’s look at some “hacks” that can boost your productivity.

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Google Chrome Material Design Update

Google is going to give Chrome a big visual makeover – here are the first images

By on January 31, 2016 at 8:45 AM.

Google is going to give Chrome a big visual makeover – here are the first images

By most accounts, the transition to Material Design has been a successful one for Android. It’s more responsive, it’s easier on the eyes and it’s even made its way over to iOS to some degree. So it only makes sense that Google would take what it’s learned from Android and implement the best elements in the Chrome browser.

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Google Chrome iPhone App Update

There’s finally a better browser than Safari for your iPhone

By on January 27, 2016 at 1:33 PM.

There’s finally a better browser than Safari for your iPhone

Despite being a diehard Chrome user on both my Windows 10 laptop and my MacBook Air, I’ve never made the switch from Safari on my iPhone. I’ve given it a shot, but it was just never quite as dependable as the stock browser.

Google is aware that many iPhone users have tried and failed to convert to Chrome, so on Wednesday, the company released a massive new update that it says makes the browser “significantly faster and more stable” than before. More →

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Chrome Browser Speed Improvements

Google’s Chrome browser is about to get a huge speed boost

By on January 20, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

Google’s Chrome browser is about to get a huge speed boost

As of the end of 2015, data from market research company Net Applications showed that Google’s Chrome browser is used on 32.33% of desktop and laptop computers globally. Following the company’s next major update, however, that figure could grow substantially.

According to a new post on Google+ from Ilya Grigorik, a web performance engineer at Google, the company is nearly ready to roll out a new version of its Chrome web browser that will include the biggest speed boost Chrome has ever received in a single update. More →

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AVG Antivirus Chrome Security Issues

Popular antivirus extension from AVG puts millions of Chrome users in danger

By on January 1, 2016 at 4:14 PM.

Popular antivirus extension from AVG puts millions of Chrome users in danger

One of the most popular browser-based solutions for Internet security might be more dangerous than not having any security at all. According to a bug report filed by a Google employee on December 15th, the AVG Web TuneUp extension is disabling web security on Chrome for over 9 million users.  More →

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Google Chrome Extension Block Donald Trump

Essential Google Chrome extension lets you block all Donald Trump news stories

By on December 30, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

Essential Google Chrome extension lets you block all Donald Trump news stories

When Donald Trump first got in the presidential race, I was positively giddy with excitement about the potential comedy he’d bring. Since then, however, I’ve grown progressively more annoyed with (and at times alarmed by) Trump’s shtick. It’s really time for someone to beat him handily in the primary elections, whether it’s Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz or Chris Christie. I don’t care at this point: Trump isn’t fun anymore and he just needs to go back to his old job of being the world’s most effective Twitter troll as soon as possible. More →

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Free VPN

The one free iPhone and Android app you need to use if you care at all about privacy

By on December 22, 2015 at 12:57 PM.

The one free iPhone and Android app you need to use if you care at all about privacy

If you’re a somewhat savvy Internet user, you surely know by now that a good VPN service is absolutely essential to ensuring that your privacy is guarded while you surf. A VPN solution, or virtual private network, funnels your Internet traffic through an intermediary server and hides your real IP address from the sites and services you use online. This means that you remain anonymous to websites, services and perhaps most importantly, advertisers, so that they cannot track your browsing habits to build profiles and serve you targeted ads.

There are plenty of VPN services out there that are worth paying for, but some people simply won’t cough up the cash no matter how much they value their privacy. Well lucky for them, there’s a terrific free unlimited VPN option out there that will safeguard you without costing an arm and a leg. More →

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Best Chrome Extensions

10 completely free Chrome hacks that will change the way you use the Internet

By on December 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

10 completely free Chrome hacks that will change the way you use the Internet

Last week, we told you about 10 free Chrome extensions that hack your browser in ways that could be game-changers for many users. We covered all sorts of functionality, from protecting your web browsing with a completely free VPN service to watching YouTube videos in a tiny picture-in-picture box above whatever you’re browsing. The response to that article was terrific, and many people emailed us with recommendations for more Chrome extensions that can hack the web browsing experience.

Part of the beauty of Google’s Chrome browser is that it’s so flexible thanks to a great third-party extension ecosystem, but finding good extensions isn’t always easy. In this post, we’ll show you another 10 free Chrome hacks that will change the way you surf the web. Of course, don’t forget to check out our earlier post for 10 more great Chrome extensions you need to check out. More →

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