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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 M1 Macs Runs Up to 80% Faster Than Rosetta 2 Version

Friday November 20, 2020 11:32 am PST by
Google earlier this week released a version of Chrome designed specifically for Apple's M1 Macs, and those with a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini will want to download the Apple Silicon specific version of Chrome because it's going to run faster than the x86 version working through Rosetta 2. Following the release of the ‌M1‌ version of Chrome, Ars Technica did a series of...
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Google Releasing New Version of Chrome Optimized for Apple Silicon Macs

Tuesday November 17, 2020 4:57 pm PST by
With Apple Silicon Macs now out in the wild and in the hands of customers, Google has developed a new version of Chrome that's designed for the machines. Chrome 87, released today, comes in a version that's optimized for Apple Silicon. As noted on by the Chrome team on Twitter, the rollout of the feature has hit a "snag" and it has been temporarily paused for the time being. Chrome for ‌Ap...
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Latest Version of Google Chrome for macOS Big Sur Adds Updated Icon and Other New Features

Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:02 am PST by
Google today updated its Chrome browser for macOS to version 87.0.4280.66, introducing an icon change that's meant to make the Chrome browser better fit in with the new macOS Big Sur design. The Chrome browser's icon now features a white background behind it, which is the only change that Google has made. In the prior version of Chrome, it had no white background and was just the standard...
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Chrome for iOS Getting Feature That Lets Saved Passwords Be Used in Other Apps

Thursday July 30, 2020 1:01 pm PDT by
Google today rolled out a new feature for iPhone users who are signed up to beta test Chrome, allowing passwords saved in Chrome to be used in other apps on the device. Chrome passwords can be accessed on ‌iPhone‌ by going to the Passwords & Accounts section, choosing Autofill Passwords, and then selecting the Chrome option. With this feature enabled, Chrome will function as a password...
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Google to 'Dramatically' Improve Chrome Impact on Mac Battery Life

Sunday July 12, 2020 2:56 pm PDT by
Google will address long-standing battery life issues, particularly on Mac devices, reports The Wall Street Journal. Chrome will improve "tab throttling" by better prioritizing active tabs and limiting resource drain from tabs open in the background. This is said to have a "dramatic impact on battery and performance." Google has reportedly been performing early tests on Mac laptops in...
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$5 Billion Lawsuit Accuses Google of Tracking Chrome Users in Incognito Mode

Wednesday June 3, 2020 4:13 am PDT by
A proposed class action lawsuit in the U.S. has accused Google of violating federal wiretap laws by tracking the online activities of users when in Incognito mode. According to Reuters, the class action argues that by surreptitiously collecting information about what people view online and where they browse when they use Chrome's private browsing mode, Google has been intentionally deceiving...
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Chrome to Block Battery-Sucking Ads in August Update

Thursday May 14, 2020 5:34 pm PDT by
Chrome plans to start blocking resource-heavy ads that drain a lot of battery in August, Google announced today on its Chromium blog (via VentureBeat). Chrome will block ads that mine cryptocurrency, are badly programmed, or are unoptimized for network usage.We have recently discovered that a fraction of a percent of ads consume a disproportionate share of device resources, such as battery and...
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Upcoming Chrome Browser Feature Lets You Group Together Multiple Tabs

Thursday May 14, 2020 3:05 am PDT by
Google has announced a new tab grouping feature coming to Chrome browser that lets users better organize their tabs, however many they have open at the same time. The new Tab groups option will appear in a tab's right-click menu and lets you group your tabs together and label them with a custom name and color. Once the tabs are grouped together, you can move and reorder them on the tab strip ...
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Hands-On With Google's MacBook Air-Style Pixelbook Go

Friday October 25, 2019 1:29 pm PDT by
Google earlier this month unveiled the Pixelbook Go, a new premium Chromebook that's similar to a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro, but Chrome OS. In our latest video, we went hands-on with the Pixelbook Go to see how it measures up to Apple's ‌MacBook Air‌ (the two have similar price points) and whether or not it can serve as a ‌MacBook Air‌ replacement. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube ...
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Google Releases Chrome 73 With Support for macOS Mojave Dark Mode

Tuesday March 12, 2019 12:56 pm PDT by
Google today released Chrome 73, the newest stable version of its Chrome browser for Mac and Windows. Chrome 73 has been in beta testing since February, with several new features included. On macOS Mojave, Chrome 73 introduces support for Dark Mode. The browser window will display the darker colored theme automatically whenever ‌Dark Mode‌ on Mojave is enabled. ‌Dark Mode‌ in Chrome looks...
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Google Chrome Will Support Dark Mode in macOS Mojave by Early 2019

Sunday December 9, 2018 4:51 pm PST by
Google released Chrome 71 earlier this week, but the latest version of the web browser still lacks support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave. Fortunately, it appears that will change by early next year. Dark Mode in Canary, a developer build of Chrome As mentioned on Reddit, a Google developer recently submitted a code change that implements system-level Dark Mode in Chromium, the open source web ...
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Chrome 70 Now Enables Picture-in-Picture by Default on macOS

Friday October 19, 2018 8:53 am PDT by
Google Chrome now enables picture-in-picture as a default setting on Mac, Windows, and Linux computers as of Chrome 70. If you are up-to-date and watching a compatible video in the Chrome web browser, you can minimize it and continue browsing the web in other tabs, while the video keeps playing in a new miniature screen (via Android Police). The feature works similarly to Safari's...
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Chrome 70 Will Allow Users to Opt-Out of Controversial Automatic Sign-in Feature

Wednesday September 26, 2018 5:47 am PDT by
Google says it is willing to make changes to its new Chrome auto-login feature, following heavy criticism from privacy-conscious users. In previous versions of the browser, it was left up to the user whether they wanted to log in to Chrome while they used the app. However in Chrome 69, released earlier this month, if you sign in to a Google site like Google Search, Gmail, or YouTube, you...
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Google Releases Chrome 69 for iOS and Mac With Refreshed Look, Revamped Password Manager

Tuesday September 4, 2018 2:17 pm PDT by
On the 10th anniversary of Chrome's launch, Google today updated its popular browser to version 69, introducing a new look and several new features for the desktop and mobile apps. Chrome 69 offers up a refreshed design with rounded tabs, a new color palette, and new icons, with the updated design extended to menus, prompts, the address bar, and other browser aspects. Google says the new...
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Google Chrome 66 Browser Adds Default Mute Autoplay Feature, Password Export, and More

Wednesday April 18, 2018 4:12 am PDT by
Google is currently rolling out its Chrome 66 update to users of the web browser on Mac and iOS. The Mac version now mutes autoplaying content by default, while both desktop and mobile versions include a passwords export option, security improvements and new developer features. Mute autoplay was originally slated for Chrome 64, which introduced autoplay settings on a per-site basis, but the...
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Google Removes Chrome Apps Section From the Chrome Browser Web Store

Thursday December 7, 2017 4:16 am PST by
Google has shuttered the Chrome Apps section of its Chrome browser web store, following through on an announcement the company made more than a year ago. As of Wednesday, the Apps selection no longer appeared in the web store's search panel filters below Extensions and Themes. Prior to yesterday's removal, Chrome apps were available in two flavors: packaged apps and hosted apps. As Ars Technica...
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Chrome Browser Updates Coming to Prevent Unexpected Web Page Redirects

Friday November 10, 2017 3:16 am PST by
Google this week revealed some upcoming enhancements to its Chrome browser that aim to protect users from encountering unwanted content on the web, such as when a site unexpectedly redirects them to another page when they click on a video play button. Google says that incidents of users being redirected by websites to unintended destinations are mentioned in 1 of every 5 Chrome feedback...
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Google Chrome for iOS Updated With Drag and Drop Support, New Today Widgets

Thursday October 19, 2017 3:08 pm PDT by
Google yesterday updated its Chrome for iOS app, which serves as an alternate browser option for those who would prefer to use Chrome instead of the default Safari browser. The latest version of Chrome includes support for the iOS 11 Drag and Drop feature on the iPad, allowing iPad users to drag a URL from Chrome into another app or vice versa. Also included in the update are new Today...
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Fake Chrome Web Browser Extension Unwittingly Installed by 37,000 Users

Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:55 am PDT by
A fraudulent browser extension was downloaded by 37,000 Chrome users after it sneaked past Google's Web Store vetting processes, it emerged on Tuesday. The fake extension was listed on the official Web Store until today and masqueraded as popular legitimate extension AdBlock Plus, which has over 10 million users. Once installed, the fake reportedly swamps infected computers with adverts and...
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Google Chrome Desktop Browser to Introduce Autoplay Blocking Features

Friday September 15, 2017 3:14 am PDT by
Google will follow Apple's lead by adding an autoplay blocking feature to its desktop web browser in an update set to arrive in January, the company announced on Thursday. One of the most common irritations of web browsing is unexpected media playback, which can eat up data allowance, consume more power, and cause unwanted noise. When Safari 11 is released as part of macOS High Sierra, Mac...