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Chrome For Business Gets Legacy Browser Support, Cloud-Based Management

Google announced a couple of new Chrome for Business features including Legacy Browser Support and cloud-based management of Chrome for Google Apps for Business and Education customers. With Legacy Browser Support, businesses that have custom web apps that were built for older browsers will be able to use them with Chrome. “When companies use browsers that are two or more …

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Spell Check Improvements Come To Chrome Stable

A month ago, Google announced Chrome 26 Beta with improved spell check capabilities as it refreshed the dictionaries the browser’s default spell check uses, and started supporting proper nouns. It also started supporting Korean, Tamil and Albanian. Google announced the improvements to the stable release today. “In addition, users who add custom words to the dictionary can now sync their …

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Chrome Gets Better At Spell Check In Latest Beta

Google announced Chrome 26 Beta today, with improved spell check capabilities. Google has refreshed the dictionaries the browser’s default spell check users, and it now supports proper nouns as well as Korean, Tamil and Albanian. “Users who sync their settings will also notice their custom dictionary gets shared across devices now, so you won’t need to teach that new Chromebook …

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Voice Recognition Comes To Chrome (Stable)

Google launched Chrome 25 beta last month, which included support for voice commands via the Web Speech API. Now, voice recognition has come to the stable release. Developers can use the API to to integrate speech recognition capabilities into their web apps, so Chrome users can benefit from the feature. Google has a demo here, if you want to see …

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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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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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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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Mozilla Launches Firefox With MSN

Mozilla announced the release of a new version of Firefox for MSN fans called, appropriately, Firefox with MSN. It’s described as a customized version of the browser for MSN users, which sets Bing as the default search engine in the search box and “Awesomebar,” and saves msnNOW in a Firefox App Tab. It also makes MSN.com your default home page. …

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Firefox Is Now 8 Years Old (Is That All?)

Mozilla is celebrating Firefox’s eighth birthday today. It was November 9, 2004, when Mozilla launched the browser. Frankly, I can’t believe it’s been only eight, but that is a long time in Internet years. “We had the audacity to believe that we could change things. We believed that a community of people who understood the power of the Web, and …

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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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