All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Web Browsers’

Google Gives Developers New Chrome App Audit Tool

Google announced the release of a new version of its Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool, which will let users audit apps or extensions to see what actions they’re performing. The tool was first launched last year without this functionality. It gives developers tools for debugging apps and extensions. “Extensions are a great way to enhance the browsing experience. However, …

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Google Tightens Security On Chrome For Windows

Google announced back in November that it would start requiring all Chrome extensions to be hosted in the Chrome Web Store for its Windows stable and beta channels (starting in January). Google announced today that it is now enforcing this. Extensions will only be able to be installed if they’re hosted on the Chrome Web Store. Previously installed extensions may …

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‘Ok, Google’ Now Available For All U.S. Chrome Users

Chrome users can now search Google by saying, “Ok, Google” from their desktop browser from the Google homepage or the new tab page. Make sure you have the latest update of the browser, and go to google.com to turn it on. Click the microphone icon, and you’ll be prompted to turn the functionality on. After that, get to the Ok …

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Shareaholic Browser Report: Safari Is On The Rise

Shareaholic has released its latest Browser Share Report, which indicates that Safari is creeping up in market share. The data comes from 250 million web users visiting over 200,000 publishers in Shareaholic’s network. Here’s how it shook out over the past eight months: “As someone responsible for a website, you should make it a point to know which the most …

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Mozilla Shows Off ‘Most Customizable Firefox Ever’

Mozilla announced the launch of Firefox 29, which it calls its most customizable Firefox ever. It includes a new design, a customization mode, a new Firefox menu, new bookmarks, a new add-on manager, and enhanced sync powered by Firefox Accounts. “The first thing you’ll notice in Firefox is the beautiful new design that makes it easy to focus on your …

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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Amid Controversy

Brendan Eich has stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO following controversy about his support of California anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8 in 2008, which recently came to light. Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker announced the news on the Mozilla blog after a number of interviews Eich gave indicating that he would not be going anywhere. “He’s made this decision for Mozilla and …

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Internet Explorer 11 Gets Enterprise Mode

Microsoft announced that it has launched an update to Internet Explorer 11 with an Enterprise Mode feature aimed at helping businesses keep up to date with software, service, and device releases. It’s available on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft says it provides better compatibility for older versions of IE and tools to manage which Web apps use it. “Businesses …

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Google Voice Search Built Into Chrome Beta

At Google I/O last year, Google showed off conversational search on the desktop, including the now famous “OK Google” command. In November, this functionality became available via a Chrome extension. Now, the functionality is coming directly to Chrome. Google announced today that it’s part of the latest Chrome Beta release. It will be rolled out to English (U.S.) users on …

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Google Adds Search By Image To Chrome

A little over two years ago, Google introduced Search By Image, which essentially brought the mobile Google Goggles functionality to the desktop. To use the feature, you’ve been able to click the camera icon in the search box (from Image Search), and upload a photo or simply drag and drop an image into the search box. Now, if you’re a …

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Google Analytics Is About To Stop Supporting Your Outdated Browser

Google announced on Monday that Google Analytics will no longer support IE8 after the end of this year as it keeps its focus on modern browsers. In a post on the Google Analytics blog, the company said: To focus on supporting modern browsers, we are deprecating official compatibility of Google Analytics with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) at the end …

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Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Tweak, Browser Gets Reset Button

Google announced a few updates to Chrome, including what the company is calling “smarter” omnibox suggestions. All Chrome users will start seeing omnibox suggestions that are based on the recency of sites they have visited. Google says this will resultin “more timely and contextually relevant” suggestions. The adjustments were made to the beta channel last month. Additionally, they’ve added a …

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Yahoo Has A New Toolbar, And This Time It’s Even Available For Chrome

Yahoo announced today that it has launched a new version of the Yahoo Toolbar for web browsers. In addition to Firefox and Internet Explorer, for which Yahoo has offered a toolbar in the past, it is also now available for Chrome. The update is only for U.S. users. “The browser is your window to the world, and it’s your way …

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