All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Chrome’

Internet Explorer 10 Adoption Slow Going, Still Strong Overall

In a perfect world, everybody who uses Internet Explorer would be on the latest version so all the problems affecting IE8 wouldn’t be happening. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on who you ask, IE10 is only available on Windows 8. That means Microsoft’s latest browser isn’t doing super well in its second month on the market since Windows 8 isn’t doing …

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Chrome 25 Gets Encrypted Search For Users Who Aren’t Signed In

This week, Google launched Chrome 25 in beta. The big feature that got most of the attention was the speech recognition. This version of the browser also encrypts searches from the omnibox for users that aren’t signed in, just as it does for those who are. “Serving content over SSL provides users with a more secure and private search experience,” …

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Google Launches Chrome 25 Beta With Speech Recognition

Google released Chrome 25 in beta today, and this version of the browser is noteworthy because it supports voice commands via the Web Speech API. Developers will be able to tap into this to integrate speech recognition into their web apps. Google speech specialist and software engineer Glen Shires pretty well sums up what this means when he says, “Using …

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Matt Cutts Offers Holiday Security Tips, Impersonates Dinosaur

Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This time, it’s just Matt Cutts offering some “holiday tips,” which simply advise you to take security precautions with your data, and use Google’s Chrome browser. As an added bonus, he does impersonate a dinosaur near the end. Find more recent videos from Cutts here.

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Chrome To Get Even More Search-Friendly

One of the best parts about Chrome has always been the omnibox, and the ease with which searching the web is compared to browsers that came before it (though some have caught up in this regard now). Google has made additional search-related improvements to Chrome over the years – most notably the addition of Google Instant. But more search-friendliness is …

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Google Now Just Might Be Coming To Chrome

Google Now may soon be part of the Chrome web browser. A note was discovered on the Chromium (the open source project on which Chrome is based) site, indicating that such an integration is being buit. CNET, which points to the note (first spotted by Francois Beaufort), confirmed with Google that it is indeed working on this in an experimental …

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Google Updates Chrome For Android And iOS

Google announced updates for Chrome on both iOS and Android on Wednesday. Chrome for iPhone and iPad has been updated to Chrome 23 / 23.0.1271.91. Chrome for Android has been updated to 18.0.1025469 for ARM devices and to 18.0.1026322 for x86 devices. The iOS update includes a few new features and fixes for issues reported by users. In addition to …

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New Chrome Experiment Is Pretty Stellar

Google likes to flex the power of Chrome from time to time, and the resulting Chrome Experiments are generally delightful and/or informative. Besides being fun to look at, the experiments serve a secondary purpose. Chrome gets put through its HTML5 paces, and developers can see firsthand the advancements being made in Web APIs. The latest Chrome Experiment is called 100,000 …

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Google Updates Chrome OS, Chrome Has A Hot Dog

Google has pushed a new Stable channel update for Chrome OS. This would be version 23.0.1271.84 (Platform version: 2913.168.0), and is specifically for the new Samsung Chromebook. The update fixes an issue in which the black screen is sometimes seen after resume. There are also some additional stability fixes. A known issue with the update is that there is still …

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Chrome Gets Even Faster With Latest Release

Speed might just be the most important element of any Web browser. Users expect to type in an address and get to a Web site with little to no delay. Out of all the browsers, Chrome is usually considered to be the speediest around, but now Google has some hard numbers to show that Chrome really is getting faster all …

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Chrome Update Saves Windows Users Battery Life, Privacy

Google pushed anew Chrome stable release today, potentially saving Windows users battery life. “We recently enabled GPU-accelerated video decoding for Chrome on Windows,” the company said in a blog post. “Dedicated graphics chips draw far less power than a computer’s CPU, so using GPU-accelerated video decoding while watching videos can increase battery life significantly.” “In our tests, the battery lasted …

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Google Developers Talk Sketchbots

Google’s Paul Kinlan and the creators of the Chrome Web Lab talk about the technology and design behind Sketchbots in this video from the Google’s Developers YouTube channel. For more background on the science behind Sketchbots, watch this one as well:

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