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Google released a new stable release of its Chrome web browser today, which brings improvements in security, privacy, and graphics. With regards to security, Chrome’s Safe Browsing technology has received some enhancements. It now warns users before they download some types of malicious files. “We’ve carefully designed this feature so that malicious content can be detected without Chrome or Google …
Yesterday was Android day at Google I/O, and today is Chrome day. The company announced today that Chrome is up from 70 million users at last year’s Google I/O to 160 million active users now. Google announced new Google “Chromebooks” – Chrome OS-based Notebooks from Samsung and Acer coming next month. Devices will be available for order on June 15 …
About a month ago, Google introduced some new features to the Chrome beta channel. Among these were speech input through HTML. Now that’s part of the stable release. “Fresh from the work that we’ve been doing with the HTML Speech Incubator Group, we’ve added support for the HTML5 speech input API,” explained Google software engineer Satish Sampath. “With this API, …
When picking a Web browser, “green” individuals and laptop users with limited access to electrical outlets should perhaps give Internet Explorer 9 a try. New data shows that it can beat the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera when it comes to power consumption. So no one thinks we’ve overlooked the fact: yes, the data comes from a …
Google announced some updates to the Chrome beta channel, and the arrival of Chrome 11.0.696.16 beta for Windows, Mac, and Linux. New to Chrome 11 are: an HTML5 speech input API, GPU-accelerated 3D CSS, and of course the new Chrome logo. “Fresh from the work that we’ve been doing with the HTML Speech Incubator Group, we’ve added support for the …
Google said today it has released a Page Speed add-on for its Chrome browser. Chrome users can now receive Page Speed performance tips to make their sites faster from within the Chrome browser. Google says its Page Speed for Chrome has all of the same core features as the Firefox add-on. The
The Android app joins Monster’s existing apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The Monster Android app can be downloaded for free on the company’s website and in the Android Market. The app offers access to jobs, allows user to apply for positions and mange their accounts. Monster has also introduced an extension for the Chrome browser. The beta …
Google has released updates to its Chrome browser it says will make complex web apps run more quickly and be more responsive. Chrome has a new settings interface aimed at helping users get to the right settings quickly. A new search box displays settings users are looking for as they type. Users can also copy and paste a link into …
Early reviews of Google’s Cr-48 notebooks were, as you may remember, not encouraging. They seemed to indicate that the machines made better coasters than computing devices for anyone who already owned a laptop. Google’s now addressed some problems with a new release of Chrome OS, however. Part of the change involves Chrome 10 effectively hitting Chrome OS. That means users …
Online comic service Graphic.ly has launched an app for Android that offers users access to more than 150 publishers and over 2,000 titles.
Publishers include Marvel Comics, Archaia Entertainment, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios and IDW Publishing.
“Like our community, we are firm believers in the explosion of the Android market,” said Micah Baldwin, CEO of Graphic.ly.
Google has made video available of CEO Eric Schmidt’s speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week.
At the event, he discussed the company’s current operating system focuses: Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb, and Chrome OS. "We’ve got an OS for phones called ‘Gingerbread’ and one for tablets called ‘Honeycomb’. G and H. You can imagine that the next will begin with I and will be named after a dessert, and it will unite them," he said.
Google’s Matt Cutts has indicated in recent weeks that Google is working on projects that will deal with some of the search engine’s quality issues with regards to content farms. It looks like one of those projects is now here. Google has launched a Chrome extension that lets users block sites from search results.
People who have put off giving Chrome a try now have several more reasons to set aside their usual browser for at least an hour or two. Today, three significant updates – Chrome Instant, the Chrome Web Store, and WebGL – all graduated from the beta channel to the stable build.
Any hackers who think they know a thing or two about Chrome should strongly consider booking a flight to Vancouver, British Columbia. At the Pwn2Own competition in early March, the first person who can exploit the browser will get $20,000 (and a Cr-48 notebook, if it matters) from Google itself.
About three weeks ago, Google announced that Chrome would no longer support the H.264 video codec. Now, following some unpleasantness over allegedly copied search results, Microsoft’s struck back by introducing an H.264 extension for Chrome.
To be fair, there’s room for interpretation regarding how aggressive this move is (or isn’t). Microsoft’s offered similar plug-ins for Firefox for quite some time, and no one’s identified any real animosity there.
Whether or not any of us realized it at the time, the first month of 2011 was an exciting one when it came to Microsoft, Google, and the ongoing browser wars. New stats from Net Applications indicate that some big changes took place, with Chrome gaining ground and Internet Explorer taking a hit.
Most recollections of 2010 will cover both ups and downs, or at least acknowledge that bad stuff occurred while focusing on the good. But the Chrome Web browser enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive year, gaining market share 11 months out of 12 according to Net Applications, and the latest data indicates it ended 2010 with a share just shy of 10 percent.
Google announced today that Google Instant for mobile is now available globally – in 28 languages and in 40 countries. You have to have an Android 2.2+ or iOS4 device to use it though.
If you have one of these devices, you can simply go to google.com in your mobile browser, and it tap on the Google Instant link beneath the search box to enable it. This is somewhat interesting considering when Google Instant was first launched, you had to disable it if you didn’t want it, rather than enable it if you did want it.
Amazon.com has expanded its Kindle for the Web to allow anyone with access to a browser to buy and read Kindle books.
Retailers, authors, bloggers and website owners will be able to offer Kindle books from their own sites and earn referral fees through the Amazon Associates Program for sales made through their site. Amazon said its expanded Kindle for the Web will be available in the coming months.
Google announced the opening of the long-awaited Chrome Web Store today. The store was first announced at Google I/O earlier this year.
A developer preview was made available in August, so developers could upload apps and experiment with packaging, installing, and integrating payments into them. Now the rest of us get to see the fruits of this project.
Chrome users who appreciate having the latest and greatest things (and doesn’t that describe every Chrome user?) will be pleased to know that version 8 of Google’s Web browser has debuted in stable form. Version 8.0.552.215 was announced earlier this afternoon, to be exact.
Preparations for Turkey Day and the retail madness that followed apparently didn’t prevent a lot of folks from experimenting with new browsers. The latest stats from Net Applications are out, and in terms of market share, Chrome scored another significant win in November.
Indeed, Chrome was almost the only browser to make progress last month, edging upwards from 8.50 percent to 9.27 percent. Safari’s market share increased a little, too – from 5.36 percent to 5.57 percent – but otherwise, every competitor lost ground.
Generally speaking, Google does well when it comes to lists. It’s often labeled a favorite employer, most trusted brand, or dominant competitor. Unfortunately for the company, Chrome earned the number one spot on a list titled "Top Vulnerable Applications – 2010" today.
The Google Chrome browser team said today it has partnered with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America, to provide free Gogo Inflight Internet to travelers during the holiday season.
People flying on AirTran, Delta or Virgin America between November 20, 2010 and January 2, 2011 will have free Wi-Fi on any of their domestic flights.
Four and a half months ago, Google indicated that it was developing an "integrated PDF viewing experience" for Chrome. Now it’s arrived – sort of. An integrated PDF viewer has at least been introduced to the beta channel.
The beta channel represents a step forward versus the developer channel, anyway. Plus, although there are presumably some quirks left to iron out, it sounds like Google’s done a nice job of designing the viewer.
The latest browser-related stats from Net Applications are out, and October represented more of a trick than a treat for Internet Explorer and Firefox. But in terms of market share, Safari gained a tiny bit of ground, and Chrome definitely came ahead.
On a month-over-month basis, Net Applications believes Chrome’s market share increased from 7.98 percent to 8.47 percent. And pitted purely against itself, that gain represents an improvement of 6.14 percent, which is quite good for that short a period.
Anyone who wagered Chrome wouldn’t succeed should, regardless of the exact terms of the bet, probably go ahead and pay up. New stats show that, in the past twelve months, Google’s Web browser has carved out a sizable market share and indeed seems to be catching up to Firefox.
Upon the announcement of Google Instant, the company said that they would be rolling out the feature to mobile and browsers (search boxes and Chrome Omnibox) in the next few months. We asked Google how it would work with the browser, and they told us, "It’s premature for us to get into details about future implementations."
It looks like Google is either going to hobble the Chrome Web Store or (more likely) help Google Checkout. The company’s announced that developers who intend to use Chrome Web Store Payments to charge for apps must have Checkout accounts.
That’s a big step, considering the degree to which Google Checkout has failed to catch on. By pairing it with the Chrome Web Store, Google’s shown that it’s not ready to just cede the market to PayPal.
Music lovers and sentimental types who have been hesitant to try out Chrome now have a somewhat compelling reason to do so. Google, Arcade Fire, and director Chris Milk have teamed up to create an experience that combines one of the band’s new songs with images of the viewer’s childhood home and bits of video.