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Google has launched a new Chrome extension for Android users called "Chrome to Phone". What it does is allow you to easily send a link from your desktop to your Android phone.
So, for example, if you wanted to look up driving directions on Google Maps on your computer and then take them with you via your Android phone, you could use this extension to do so. You could also get a phone number from the web and send that to your phone.
Bribes can represent an easy way of securing a person’s loyalty; throw enough cash at someone, and they’re almost sure to be appreciative. Mozilla might have an advantage in the browser wars, however, as it appears that many Mozilla bug finders are so fond of the organization they don’t require payment.
Google has added a new useful feature to Gmail for Chrome users. Now, you can drag attachments out of messages in Gmail and save them to your computer.
"Let’s say you have an email open containing an attachment. Hover your mouse over the attachment’s ‘Download’ link or its file icon and a tooltip appears that says: ‘Click to view OR drag to your desktop to save,’" says software engineer Adam de Boor.
According to data from NetMarketShare, Internet Explorer extended its usage share gains by another .42% in July, gaining about 1% global share since May.
The firm says, "This is the second month in a row of global gains for Internet Explorer and the third straight month of gains for Internet Explorer 8 in the United States. The gain comes at the expense of Firefox (-.9%) and Chrome (-.08%)."
Adventurous Google Chrome fans who are ready to try something beyond the stable, beta, and developer builds now have a fourth option. Google recently announced what it’s calling the "canary build," presumably in reference to the poor little birds that were once used as early warning systems in mines.
Google has unveiled a new strategy for Chrome: accelerate the rate at which stable releases are made available. The company even thinks it can get a new stable version out once every six weeks. That’s double what it currently does.
Google says it has the following three goals:
Anyone who’s still at a loss as to why they should try Chrome – or is using it, but feels a little adrift – may want to look at a new list Google’s put into circulation. The Chrome team has identified 19 apps that can make the browser much more useful.
Unless you count the time Ford arranged for a blind man to drive a Mustang on the company’s proving grounds, speed and special nods to accessibility don’t often go together. Today, however, Google made its speedy browser, Chrome, more accessible by introducing a new category of featured extensions.
Google’s Chrome browser has overtaken Apple’s Safari in the U.S. for the first time on a weekly basis according to StatCounter.
The company says for the week beginning June 21 Chrome surpassed Safari to claim third place in the U.S. browser market.
"This is quite a coup for Google as they have gone from zero to almost 10% of the US market in under two years," said Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.
Love ’em or hate ’em, PDFs are far from rare. Legal documents, official letters, and corporate reports – among many other things – are often found in this format rather than any other. It’s important, then, that the Google Chrome team has begun to take PDFs into account.
Google has launched new stable versions of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
"Since last December, we’ve been chipping away at bugs and building in new features to get the Mac and Linux versions caught up with the Windows version, and now we can finally announce that the Mac and Linux versions are ready for prime time," says Chrome product manager Brian Rakowski.
There has been a wide range of interesting announcements coming out of Google I/O this week where WebProNews is covering the event.
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During the very long and drawn out keynote here at Google I/O today, there were many speakers and many topics addressed, including a number of new announcements from Google. Among these was the announcement of the Chrome Web Store, dubbed an open marketplace for web apps that helps people find the best web applications across the internet and allows developers to reach new users. The announcement was only a preview.
New Chrome users may be overwhelmed to find that the extensions gallery considers 4,810 extensions "popular," making customization an intimidating prospect. There are 89 "featured" Chrome extensions, too, which is still a lot. So Google’s attempted to organize its Chrome Extensions gallery by introducing six categories.
About four weeks ago, Gmail gained a drag-and-drop feature that made attaching files to emails considerably more convenient. Now, as a sort of complement to that text-focused upgrade, another new feature is set to make inserting pictures into emails easier, as well.
A noteworthy point here is that Google’s skipped past the beta/lab stage, offering the new option to lots of ordinary Gmail users. Another important fact is that it’s user-friendly – the sort of thing even people who don’t read WebProNews and official Google blogs might discover for themselves.
Mozilla CEO John Lilly dropped a bomb late yesterday in announcing that he would be stepping down from his position. The news came just after Mozilla revealed its early product plan for Firefox 4, in which it placed great emphasis on speed and HTML5 support – two of the big selling points for competing browser Google Chrome.
Google’s Chrome browser has received a lot of buzz lately as it has showcased its efforts in speed testing using potato guns, paint, a pirate ship, lightning, etc. Meanwhile, Chrome has been creeping up steadily in web browser market share.
Perhaps in an effort to keep users from switching to Chrome, Mozilla wants it to be known that it is working on speed as well, and is enabling new open, standard web technologies ("HTML5 and beyond" it says).
Chrome did pretty well in April, according to the latest stats from Net Applications, increasing its market share by 0.60 percent. And now, to perhaps speed the browser’s adoption even more, Google’s unveiled what it promises is the fastest beta version of Chrome to date.
March was yet another good month for Google’s browser in terms of market share. According to Net Applications, Chrome converted more than a few additional people, shrinking the gaps between it and the field’s two leaders, Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Not too many years ago, threads on online forums would often have titles like "New Ferrari Pics (56K users, make coffee)" as a way of warning people with slow connections that they’d be stuck for a while. Now, Tom’s Hardware has established which modern Web browsers will slow folks down – and which won’t.
Most major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera, didn’t fare well in February, losing market share. Net Applications found that Chrome managed to attract more than a few new users, however, increasing its market share by 0.39 percent on a month-over-month basis.
Here are a couple odd facts for you: compared to people everywhere else, folks in North America dislike Chrome. And individuals who live in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada are unusually big fans of Internet Explorer. That’s what new Quantcast data implies, anyway.
It doesn’t really help anyone that Chrome for Mac isn’t on a level with the regular version of Chrome; Mac fans must feel neglected, and Google’s missing out on a lot of potential users. The gap between versions narrowed today, though, as a new Chrome for Mac beta with extensions and a few other upgrades was released.
Google recently launched its extensions Gallery for Chrome, but today the company is reminding users of the browser (which continues to gain popularity) that there are a lot more things you can do with it beyond just what’s in the gallery. Google Chrome 4 supports Greasemonkey user scripts.
Given the way in which the iPad’s dominated this week’s tech news, rumors about all other sorts of touch-sensitive technology were bound to spread. Still, there may be something to the excitement about Chrome OS responding to touch, as a Google employee sort of set off the hubbub.
According to data released by the AT Internet Institute, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has fallen to under 60% of visits in Europe. The firm suggests that with widely publicized news of a major security flaw and moves being made by competing browsers, IE’s fall may not be reversed in the very near future.