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How to Search Tabs in Google Chrome

Friday April 14, 2023 8:49 am PDT by
If you're a fan of Google's Chrome browser, you're probably familiar with how easy it is to end up with multiple open browser tabs in a single session. On any other browser, searching for a specific tab can be a hassle as you typically have to click through them one by one, but thanks to a relatively new search feature in Chrome, Google's browser makes it a cinch. You can search for an...

How to Reduce Google Chrome's Memory and CPU Usage

Friday January 27, 2023 3:10 am PST by
Google's Chrome browser has long been criticized for being a system resource hog, which is why Chromium developers have been busy working on ways to free up memory and keep things running smoothly when users have multiple windows and tabs open. The latest effort in that regard comes in the form of Memory Saver, a new feature that deactivates open tabs you haven't used in a while so that the...

How to Turn Your Old Mac into a Chromebook

Thursday February 17, 2022 3:17 pm PST by
If you have an aging Mac lying around that struggles to run the latest macOS and has stopped receiving security updates from Apple, it's possible to give it a secure second life by installing software that essentially turns it into a Chromebook. That's because Google has released an early access version of Chrome OS Flex, which offers a way to replace the operating system on older PCs and...

How to Clear Cookies in Chrome on iOS and Mac

Wednesday April 14, 2021 2:48 pm PDT by
Whenever you browse the web in Google Chrome, the browser stores website data including cookies so that it doesn't have to do so again each time you revisit a site. In theory this should speed up your browsing experience, but there are some scenarios where you might want to clear the cache and start anew. Keep reading to learn how it's done on Mac, iPhone, and iPad. There are a couple of...

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Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Install Any Website as a Desktop App

Friday March 8, 2024 5:11 am PST by
Google Chrome will soon let you install any webpage as a desktop app on your Mac, just like Apple's Safari browser does in macOS Sonoma (via Android Police). The new feature was spotted by X (Twitter) user Leopeva64 in the latest Chrome Canary build, which includes a new option called "Install page as app," which can be found in Settings ➝ Save and share. Websites such as YouTube and...
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Google's Chrome Browser Testing Bottom-Placed Address Bar on iOS

Thursday August 24, 2023 3:10 am PDT by
Google's Chrome browser for iOS is testing an option for users to shift the address bar to the bottom of the screen, two years after Apple’s Safari made the same change. The move, spotted by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, is currently in beta testing in the Testflight version of the app. Currently the change is optional, enabling users to set the URL bar to the top or bottom by pressing...
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$5 Billion Google Lawsuit Over 'Incognito Mode' Tracking Moves Closer to Trial

Tuesday August 8, 2023 4:17 am PDT by
A California judge has denied Google's request for summary judgement in a class action lawsuit alleging that it secretly tracked the online activity of Chrome users even when they were using the browser in its privacy-oriented Incognito mode (via The Verge). The lawsuit was filed in June 2020 by users alleging that Google hoovers up user data in Incognito mode through Google Analytics,...
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Google Highlights Recent Speed Improvements Made to Chrome on Mac

Thursday April 13, 2023 10:31 am PDT by
Google today shared details on several optimizations that have been added to the Chrome browser on the Mac, which have made the browser "faster than ever" on Apple's Speedometer browser benchmark. Google says that with the latest release of Chrome, the company went "deep under the hood" to find new opportunities to increase speed and efficiency. Google implemented improved HTML parsing for...
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Google Chrome for Mac Gains New Memory Saver and Energy Saver Modes

Thursday December 8, 2022 8:00 am PST by
The Google Chrome app for Mac was today updated with new Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes, which are designed to give users more control over memory usage and battery life. Memory Saver mode frees up memory from tabs that are not being actively used, allowing for a smoother experience for tabs that are in use. Google says that this mode is particularly useful when doing other system...
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DuckDuckGo Calls Out Google Search for 'Spying' on Users After Privacy Labels Go Live

Monday March 15, 2021 12:06 pm PDT by
Over the course of the last several weeks, Google has been adding App Privacy labels to its iOS apps in accordance with Apple's App Store rules, but it took Google multiple months to begin sharing the information. There was speculation that Google's delay meant that it had something to hide, which DuckDuckGo is leaning into with a new tweet that highlights Google's data collection and calls...
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Chrome Used 10X More RAM Than Safari on macOS Big Sur in Recent Test [Updated]

Saturday February 20, 2021 11:52 am PST by
Under normal and lightweight web browsing, Google Chrome uses 10x more RAM than Safari on macOS Big Sur, according to a test conducted by Flotato creator Morten Just (via iMore). In a blog post, Just outlines that he put both browsers to the test in two scenarios on the latest version of macOS. The first test was conducted on a virtual machine, and the second on a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro...