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A good dark theme for your computer and other devices is worth its weight in gold to many users. Google is looking to add a little dark magic to Chrome, and its initial rollout will be very limited. Google Chrome users can already download third-party dark themes for the browser right now, but Chrome is getting a native dark mode with a caveat. That caveat is that the native dark mode will work on macOS only. There is speculation that the native dark mode might come to other Chrome users later, but that is unconfirmed for now. Apple will begin supporting a system-wide dark mode with macOS... Read more...
Last week, we brought you news that Microsoft is was testing a new prompt within the latest Windows Insiders builds of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update that would harass users to break free from third-party browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and instead try out the also-ran Microsoft Edge web browser.  However, it appears that Microsoft's little experiment generated much more negative attention than it anticipated from Windows Insiders. The company has decided that based on the feedback it received, it will not be including the warning messages when the final release... Read more...
It's hard to believe, but Google Chrome is now 10 years old. Google first launched the web browser on September 2nd, 2008 and over the past decade it has grown to become the world's most used web browser, conquering both desktop and mobile markets. Google Chrome has expanded its feature set over the years (as well as its penchant for consuming large amounts of memory), and now it's time for another visual overhaul. The latest version of Chrome adheres to Google's Material Design 2 philosophy, which gives the browser a more modern design complete with rounded tabs and a brighter overall... Read more...
Over the past few months, Google has been experimenting with its latest Material Design refresh on its Chrome Canary builds. Google even added support for Material Design in current builds of Chrome 68, but you have to enable it with flags -- it isn't on by default. That will all change with Chrome 69, which is expected to make its debut next month and will have the new look enabled by default. As pointed out by 9to5Google, the release notes for Chrome 69 Enterprise mention the following: Browser interface changes Chrome Browser will have a new design across all operating systems.... Read more...
Google is looking to deliver another speed boost to Google Chrome in the near future, and it's doing so by changing the way that a webpage is loaded in the browser. Google calls this new method for speeding our browsing experience "lazy page loading".  Although it might sound like an oxymoron, lazy loading is anything but "lazy" with respect to speed. With the public channel release of Chrome (and all versions that came before it), the browser will render all elements of a webpage as soon as it's opened. However, in the newest build of Chrome Canary, the browser will only load elements... Read more...
In a world where “Just Google it” is a response to many questions, it had always seemed rather odd that Google Chrome was not more easily accessible on Daydream. This inconvenience disappears today, as Google Chrome is now available for the Daydream VR headsets. According to Google, “All the features you love on Chrome, from voice search to incognito mode to saved bookmarks, are now accessible on your Daydream headset.” The company has also included a few Daydream-specific features such as “cinema mode”. Cinema mode reportedly “optimizes web video for the... Read more...
Earlier this month, Google issued a new build of Chrome Canary that allowed users to try out the latest version of the Material Design language. Google enabled the new Material Design by default on the experimental Chrome Canary browser for Windows, Linux and Chrome OS (and with experimental flags on macOS). But for those that don't want to muck around with a work-in-progress browser like Canary, you can now enable the Material Design experience with the Chrome 68 public channel browser release. Below are the steps needed to enable it on desktop and mobile versions of Chrome 68.... Read more...
Judgement Day has arrived for site operators that haven't fully switched over to HTTPS. Google Chrome, the world's most popular web browser, has been updated to version 68. And with that upgrade, sites that still rely on plain HTTP will be marked as "Not Secure" within the browser. With Chrome 67 and earlier versions of Chrome, accessing a website that has fully embraced HTTPS will show a closed lock icon and the word "Secure" in green in the address bar. Visiting a site that still uses HTTP would show an "i" icon in the address bar. Clicking on the "i" would present the following prompt: "Your... Read more...
Google's dominate Chrome web browser is set to receive a big Material Design makeover later this year. However, if you want to give a try right now, you can do so by downloading the latest build of Chrome Canary. For those not in the know, Canary is the developmental branch of Chrome where new features are tested before they roll out widely to the public. As you can see in the image below, this is a total revamp of the browser, with a completely new address bar and look for the tabs interface. Tabs have a more rounded shape and colors have been refreshed through the UI.  "Plenty of things... Read more...
Microsoft issued the Windows 10 April 2018 on Monday after holding off on the launch due to a last-minute bug. Although the release brought some new productivity-minded features for users, it has also introduced some incompatibilities with popular apps that users are now reporting. Such is the case with a bug that is causing random freezes in Google Chrome. A reddit discussion thread is currently filled with multiple Windows 10 users that have experienced freezes in Chrome after installing the April 2018 Update. For one particular user (the thread's OP), his computer completely froze... Read more...
Cryptocurrency mining software has become quite an annoyance in recent months, as many unsavory types have latched on to the software to make a quick buck (at the expense of your computer's resources). Google is attempting to get a firm grasp on the situation before it gets out of hand inside the Chrome Web Store. Until recently, the policy of the Chrome Web Store has been to allow cryptocurrency mining extensions under the condition that this was its sole purpose. The intention was that if they were only mining-specific and that users were properly informed, they would know what they were getting... Read more...
Ads and videos on website that we frequent are a normal occurrence that we have all gotten used to over the years. However, one thing that really irritates internet surfers are videos that play automatically when we load a page -- especially if they have blaring audio accompanying them. Google has heard your cries for help and will address this annoyance with Chrome 66. With new autoplay settings that have been incorporated into the browser, video will only autoplay if content is muted by default, if you have already clicked on or interacted with the site, or if you have frequently played media... Read more...
As if developers needed any more reasons to switch over to more secure HTTPS, Google is now giving them an added kick in the butt to quickly make the move starting with the Chrome 68 browser. Chrome 68 will label all HTTP sites as "not secure" when it is released in July. Google is quick to point out that the move to HTTPS has been happening at a rapid pace over the past few years and provided the following statistics: Over 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is now protected Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use... Read more...
Google has released a new version of its incredibly popular Chrome browser to the stable channel, which means that you should be receiving it at any moment now on your computer. As with any other release, Chrome 64 brings with it a bevy of bug fixes and security updates, however, there are also some new features to speak of that you might want to try out. For starters, Chrome 64 brings support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. However, HDR support requires that you run the most recent version of Windows 10 (the Fall Creators Update), have a supported GPU and an HDR-capable monitor. If you meet... Read more...
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