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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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Google Could Include Ad-Blocker in Future Versions of Chrome Browser

Thursday April 20, 2017 12:11 am PDT by
Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in both the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome web browser, according to sources who spoke to The Wall Street Journal. The feature could be turned on by default within Chrome and would be designed to filter out certain online ad types that result in poor user experiences on the web, as defined by industry group the Coalition for...

YouTube Dark Mode Surfaces in Latest Desktop Chrome Browser Update

Friday April 14, 2017 3:29 am PDT by
Google appears to be testing a Dark Mode feature for YouTube in the latest version of its Chrome 57 desktop browser. The built-in mode was discovered on Thursday and shared in a Reddit post, and while the setting doesn't appear by default, a quick command in the developer console is all that's required to enable it. YouTube Dark Mode in Chrome with black theme enabled Follow these steps...

Chrome Browser Gains 'Scroll Anchoring' to Prevent Annoying Web Page Jumps

Wednesday April 12, 2017 2:27 am PDT by
Google yesterday announced a new feature in the latest update to its Chrome browser that aims to make the progressive loading of web pages less jumpy and annoying. The idea behind progressive loading is to allow users to begin consuming web content immediately before the page has fully loaded, but the offscreen loading of pictures and so on can cause unexpected page jumps and push down what's...

Chrome 57 Reduces Desktop Power Consumption By Throttling Background Tabs

Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:44 am PDT by
Version 57 of the desktop Chrome web browser includes a new CPU throttling feature that Google says will lead to 25 percent fewer busy background tabs and help reduce overall power consumption. Charges that Chrome is a battery hog have long dogged Google's browser, leading the company to make efficient power usage a key pillar in its long-term development strategy for the software. Throttling...

Latest Chrome Canary Build Includes Support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:02 pm PST by
The newest build (58.0.3020.0) of Chrome Canary, Google's experimental browser, includes support for the Touch Bar built into the 2016 MacBook Pro, indicating Touch Bar support will soon be added to the Chrome browser. On the Touch Bar, the current Chrome Canary build offers a search/URL bar, forward and back buttons, a refresh/stop option, a button for opening a new tab, and a button for...

Google Makes Chrome Browser for iOS Open Source

Tuesday January 31, 2017 11:14 am PST by
Google today announced that the code for Chrome for iOS is being added to its Chromium project and will be available through the company's open-source repository going forward. According to Google, Chrome for iOS was previously kept separate from the rest of the Chromium project because of the "additional complexity" required for the platform, such as the need for the browser to be built using ...

Chrome 56 Offers Faster Reloads, Better Security, Lower Power Usage, and More

Friday January 27, 2017 12:58 am PST by
Version 56 of Google Chrome browser started rolling out to Macs today, bringing with it several new security enhancements, lower power consumption, and a performance boost. To begin with, Chrome now presents a clearer warning to users when a website requests password or credit card information over a non-HTTPS, unsecure connection. Chrome 56 is also the first version to make HTML5 the default...

Google Chrome Browser 55 Fixes Security Holes and Defaults to HTML5

Saturday December 3, 2016 6:59 am PST by
Google this week began rolling out the latest update to its desktop Chrome web browser ahead of schedule, with Chrome 55 fixing multiple security vulnerabilities and defaulting to HTML5 on the majority of websites. Google Chrome has been phasing out Flash support since September, when version 53 of the browser started blocking Flash-based page analytics and background elements. Version 54...

Google Chrome 55 Will Have Memory-Optimization Features for Faster Browsing

Monday October 10, 2016 5:21 am PDT by
Google has announced that an update coming to its website browser, Chrome, will include an upgraded JavaScript engine to aid in reducing the memory usage on websites that were programmed using JavaScript (via CNET). Planned for launch on December 6, Chrome 55 will see performance improvements predominantly if a device doesn't have much memory to start with (such as low-cost smartphones), and...

Google Chrome 53 Browser to Block Flash Content By Default

Wednesday August 10, 2016 3:27 am PDT by
Google announced yesterday that it will "de-emphasize" Adobe Flash in its Chrome browser in favor of HTML5 from next month. As of Chrome 53, whenever the web browser comes across a site that loads Flash "behind the scenes" it will block the offending content and switch to the faster HTML5 web standard whenever it is available. Google notified users of the change to its browser's behavior...

Google Testing Support for Native OS X Notifications in Chrome

Wednesday April 6, 2016 4:26 pm PDT by
Google's Chrome browser has long supported push notifications, but it's always used its own notification center instead of relying on the OS X Notification Center that was built into Apple's operating system in 2012. That may change in the near future, as Google is experimenting with the built-in OS X Notification Center. Available to all Chrome users as an experimental feature, OS X...

Google Removes 'OK Google' Search Activation in Latest Chrome Update

Friday October 16, 2015 10:51 am PDT by
Earlier this week, Google released Chrome 46 with a long list of bug fixes and feature improvements to improve memory and power usage, but unmentioned was the removal of "OK Google" voice-based search activation. As noted by VentureBeat, it's no longer possible to use the "OK Google" phrase to trigger a voice search, which has been a feature built into the Chrome browser since May of 2014. "OK ...

Google Improving Chrome for OS X Performance to Better Rival Safari

Friday June 12, 2015 4:52 am PDT by
Google senior software engineer Peter Kasting this week announced that his team has been working to address Chrome for OS X battery hog complaints by improving the performance of the browser on Mac, especially in areas where Safari appears to do better (via iPhoneHacks). Chrome for OS X has received multiple under the hood improvements that should result in faster performance and longer...

Google Will Soon Limit Mac Chrome Extensions to Web Store to Curb Malware

Wednesday May 13, 2015 9:40 am PDT by
Google has announced that it will be extending its policy that requires Chrome extensions to be hosted on the Chrome Web Store to all Mac users beginning in July 2015. Google says it is extending the policy, originally announced in May 2014, to protect users against unsafe Chrome extensions by malicious software developers."We originally did not enforce this policy on the Windows developer...

Google Launches Chrome Remote Desktop App for iOS

Monday January 12, 2015 2:15 pm PST by
Google today launched a Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS, which allows Chrome users to access their Mac or PC desktop computers remotely using an iOS device. Google has had an Android version of the Chrome Remote Desktop app for several months and has finally brought the tool to iOS. To access a PC or Mac remotely with the new app, users will first need to install the Chrome Remote Desktop on ...