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How to View Memory Usage for Individual Chrome Tabs

Wednesday November 8, 2023 1:07 am PST by
Google's Chrome browser has often been criticized for being a system resource hog, which has led Chromium developers to provide ways to free up memory and keep things running smoothly when users have multiple windows and tabs open. One of the latest developments in this regard is more transparency into Chrome's tab throttling behavior, by, for example, giving users the ability to view the...

How to Lock Chrome Incognito Tabs With Face ID on iPhone and iPad

Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:19 pm PST by
Looking to keep your mobile browsing in Google Chrome private and secure? Keep reading to learn how to lock your Incognito tabs behind Face ID (or Touch ID) on iPhone and iPad. Whatever you think of it, Chrome remains one of the most popular browsers on iPhone and iPad, which is why Google continues to work on new features to differentiate it from Apple's Safari. With this in mind, one of...

Chrome 90: How to Link Directly to Specific Text on a Webpage

Monday April 19, 2021 2:56 am PDT by
With the release of Chrome 90, Google is rolling out a new browser feature that lets you create a shareable link to a section of text you've highlighted on a webpage. Here's how to use it. Sometimes when you share a webpage link with someone, you just want to bring their attention to a specific passage or sentence to make your point, rather than have them read through the entire article. ...

How to Import Your Safari Bookmarks to Chrome

Monday March 22, 2021 9:05 am PDT by
Apple's native desktop browser is Safari, but just because it comes pre-installed on every Mac doesn't mean you have to use it. Chrome is actually more popular than Safari by far, and if you're new to Mac, it might already be your preferred browser. If you've tried out Safari and decided you want to switch to Google's equivalent, you can easily import any bookmarks you've used in Apple's...

How to Enable Live Captions in Chrome Browser for Desktop

Thursday March 18, 2021 5:39 am PDT by
Google includes a Live Captions transcription feature in version 89 of its Chrome browser for desktop. Live Captions uses machine learning to create a real-time transcription for videos or audio played through the browser, which can make online media more accessible for members of the Deaf community and other people with hearing loss. Once enabled, Live Captions appear in a box in the bottom ...

iOS 14: How to Set Google Chrome as the Default Browser on iPhone and iPad

Friday September 11, 2020 6:43 am PDT by
Apple made a change in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 that enables third-party browsers and email clients to be used as default apps, meaning users who don't get on with Safari or Apple's native Mail app can choose an alternative and it will be opened automatically whenever the system requires it. The latest version of Google Chrome now supports this ability, so anyone on iOS 14 can set Google's app...

How to Export Your Passwords and Login Data From Google Chrome

Wednesday April 18, 2018 5:13 am PDT by
In Chrome 66, rolling out now for Mac and iOS, Google has added a password export option to the web browser so that you can easily migrate your login details to another browser via a third-party password manager app. In this article, we'll show you how to export your passwords from Chrome on Mac and iOS. At the end of the process, you'll be left with a CSV file containing all your login...

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Chrome for Mac Gains 'Help Me Write' Generative AI Feature

Thursday February 22, 2024 9:00 am PST by
Google today announced the launch of a new "Help me Write" feature that is available for the Chrome browser on both Macs and Windows PCs. It is a tool that is able to help users start writing something, or refine something that's already been written. Help me Write uses the Gemini model that Google announced back in December. At the time, Google said that Gemini was its most capable and...
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Google Chrome for Mac Gets Generative AI Features

Tuesday January 23, 2024 9:00 am PST by
Google today announced plans to add experimental generative AI features to the latest version of Chrome for Mac (M121), helping users organize tabs, create themes, and draft content. The Tab Organizer is able to suggest and create tab groups based on the tabs that are open, an option that can be accessed by right-clicking on a tab and choosing the Organize Similar Tabs option. With a...
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Latest Chrome Browser Update Fixes Critical Security Flaw

Thursday November 30, 2023 4:35 am PST by
Google has issued a critical security update for Chrome on macOS, Windows, and Linux that fixes a zero-day vulnerability in the browser. On Tuesday, Google in a Chrome stable channel update said it "is aware that an exploit for CVE-2023-6345 exists in the wild." Google has not provided further details about the CVE-2023-6345 exploit, which was discovered last week by security researchers in...
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Google Chrome Address Bar Gains Improved Typo Correction and Autocompletion

Wednesday October 18, 2023 2:51 pm PDT by
Google today shared some information on updates that it is making to the address bar (or search bar) on mobile devices and the web, with these updates aimed at making it easier to find the website that you're looking for. When you make a typo when putting in a URL, Chrome can detect the typo and show you suggestions of the site you might actually want to visit based on your previously...
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Google App for iOS Can Now Use AI to Summarize Articles

Tuesday August 15, 2023 5:34 pm PDT by
Google today announced that it is adding updated generative AI capabilities to its search functionality, with the aim of helping users to "better learn and make sense of information" on the internet. With the Google Search app, there is now a beta option to summarize a long article. The summary feature is able to provide "key points" from a webpage, along with a "Explore on page" section...
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Chrome for Mac Gets New Downloads Experience

Wednesday August 2, 2023 10:00 am PDT by
Google today announced a new Chrome downloads experience for its desktop browser, with the update aimed at making it easier to interact with recently downloaded files. Chrome's updated download tray is located to the right of the address bar, and it replaces the interface at the bottom of the display. The new look is closer to the Safari download window, which is also at the top of the...
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Chrome Browser for iOS Getting Improved Translation, Google Lens and Maps Features

Tuesday June 20, 2023 2:51 pm PDT by
Google today outlined several new features available for or coming to the Chrome app for the iPhone and iPad, including deeper integration with Google Maps, Google Calendar, and Google Lens. Chrome for iOS now uses AI to detect addresses on webpages and show a location directly on a mini version of the Google Maps app in Chrome, so there's no need to swap apps to see map-related information...
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Google Chrome's Latest Optimizations Let You Watch YouTube for 18 Hours on the M2 MacBook Pro

Tuesday February 28, 2023 9:00 am PST by
The latest version of the Google Chrome browser designed for Macs includes optimizations that are designed to preserve battery life. In a blog post shared today, Google says that with a single full charge, a 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro running Chrome can be used to browse the internet for 17 hours or watch YouTube for 18 hours. With improvements to Energy Saver mode, browsing time is extended for ...
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Google Adding 'Bard' Chatbot to Google Search, While Microsoft Debuts Updated ChatGPT Technology for Bing

Tuesday February 7, 2023 11:26 am PST by
The growing popularity of OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot has inspired Microsoft and Google to add conversational AI functionality into their search products, with both companies making AI-related announcements this week. Google yesterday introduced Bard, a chatbot AI project that has been in the works for some time. Powered by Google's Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA), Bard is an...
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Google Chrome Gains Support for Passkeys, Making it Easier to Log Into Websites and More

Saturday December 10, 2022 2:46 am PST by
Google Chrome has announced it has gained support for passkeys, a new industry-wide standard with the hope of replacing passwords by making it easier and safer to log into websites and apps. With passkeys, users can authenticate and log into websites using their iPhone or Android devices, replacing the need for a password. On newer versions of iOS and Android, users visiting websites that...
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Google Releases Chrome 100 for iOS and Desktop With Updated Icon

Tuesday March 29, 2022 2:37 pm PDT by
Google today released Chrome 100, the latest version of its browser that's available on Macs, PCs, iPhones and iPads, Android devices, and more. Chrome 100 is notable because it features the first major icon update for Chrome since 2014. The updated design was first previewed in February, and it features a simplified icon with brighter colors and no shadows. Chrome designer Elvin Hu said...
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Chrome Now Scores Faster Than Safari in Speedometer Benchmark

Monday March 7, 2022 9:00 am PST by
Google today announced that updates made to the Chrome browser have improved performance on Apple's Macs, with Google Chrome earning a score over 300 on the Speedometer benchmark that evaluates the responsiveness of a browser. In a post on the Chromium blog, Google explains the technological improvements that have been introduced over the past months to make Chrome the "fastest possible...
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Apple's Shazam Music Recognition Service Now Available as Chrome Extension

Monday January 10, 2022 4:53 pm PST by
Apple at the end of 2021 appears to have quietly released a new Shazam extension for Chrome users, which can be used to identify songs that are playing using the popular music recognition service. Apple has owned Shazam since 2017, but even before that, Shazam was built into Apple devices at the operating system level. On an iPhone or a Mac, users can ask Siri to identify any song that's...
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Chrome for iOS Gains Biometric Authentication for Incognito Tabs

Tuesday July 20, 2021 11:36 am PDT by
Google today updated its Chrome app for iOS devices to version 92, introducing a new feature that allows iPhone and iPad users to protect their Incognito tabs with Touch ID, Face ID, or a passcode. Locked Incognito tabs will not be visible until authenticated after leaving the Chrome app and reopening it, which will prevent someone who gets ahold of your device from viewing your Chrome tabs. ...
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Chrome 90 Defaults to HTTPS, Adds AV1 Codec for Optimized Video Conferencing

Thursday April 15, 2021 2:09 am PDT by
Google today rolled out Chrome 90 to its stable channel, introducing automatic preference for HTTPS sites over the HTTP protocol, plus some other notable changes. By default, Chrome will now redirect all websites to use the more secure HTTPS protocol. Encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS), HTTPS secures communication over networks by authenticating the website and protecting the...
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Google Chrome for Desktop Gains Live Captions Feature for Audio and Video

Thursday March 18, 2021 5:33 am PDT by
Google today rolled out its live caption transcription feature to version 89 of Chrome browser for desktop, as first spotted by XDA Developers. Previously only available on some Pixel and Samsung phones, Live Captions uses machine learning to create a real-time transcription for videos or audio played through the browser, making online media more accessible for members of the Deaf community ...
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Judge Rules Google Must Face Lawsuit Alleging Chrome Tracks Users in Incognito Mode

Sunday March 14, 2021 7:19 am PDT by
A judge in California has ruled that Google must face a class action lawsuit alleging that it secretly tracks the online activity of Chrome users even when they're using the browser in its privacy-oriented Incognito mode (via Bloomberg). The lawsuit was filed in June by three plaintiffs alleging that Google hoovers up user data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications ...
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Google Touts Chrome 89 Memory Savings That 'Keep Your Mac Cooler' While Browsing

Friday March 12, 2021 2:28 am PST by
Google's Chrome browser has been criticized for years for being a system resource hog, but Chromium developers are making some loud claims about how much smarter the latest version is at using and freeing up memory on macOS. According to a new post on Google's Chromium blog, Chrome developers recently managed to shrink the memory footprint of background tabs on Mac by up to 8%, or just over...
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Latest Chrome 88 Update Includes Important Fix for Zero-Day Vulnerability

Friday February 5, 2021 2:08 am PST by
Google has released Chrome version 88.0.4324.150 with an important fix for a zero-day vulnerability in the web browser that the company says is likely to have been exploited in the wild. Google hasn't provided specific details about the heap buffer overflow memory corruption bug known as CVE-2021-21148, and says it won't do so "until a majority of users are updated with a fix." However, ZDNe...
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Apple Releases Chrome Browser Extension for iCloud Passwords on Windows

Monday February 1, 2021 1:04 am PST by
Apple has released an iCloud password extension for Google's Chrome browser on Windows that allows ‌iCloud‌ Keychain passwords to be used on PCs. Called simply "‌iCloud‌ Passwords," the extension allows users to access passwords in Google Chrome that have been generated in Apple's Safari browser. It also enables ‌iCloud‌ syncing of passwords generated in Chrome, making them available on...