We’ve been astounded how far the web has come, Google engineering director Erik Kay said in a blog post. And promptly unveiled a entirely new class of Chrome apps that are designed for your desktop, not the web.
Do Not Track is finally coming to Chrome, though its clear that Google isn’t crazy about it.
It looks like the latest targets for malware writers are hopeful downloaders of Rovio’s Bad Piggies game.
Chrome, Google’s speedy web browser, eclipsed Internet Explorer in its global market share back in May and is now leading by a significant margin of nearly 2 percent.
A spate of crashing new MacBook Air laptops running Google’s Chrome browser had the tech conspiracists in a tizzy, what with the frenemies relationship between iPhone-maker Apple and Android-creator Google. But the root cause of the problem turns out to be much more mundane: the MacBook’s graphic accelerator.
Fast is never fast enough for Google. Case in point: The latest version of Chrome Beta, Google’s testbed browser for those who want to browse on the bleeding edge, now loads web pages while you type.
Don’t start sniggering into your sleeves over your puerile “number two” jokes, but Chrome is now the second most popular Web browser in the world.
Google+ is getting Googled-out with new support for YouTube as well as integration into the company’s Chrome browser, according to an official blog post.
Google unveiled a program that will basically let a business or educational institute run the entire company with Chromebooks — notebooks that are lightweight and attached to a web-based operating system — that are managed through a centralized web administrator.
Google today shared some big numbers for its Google Chrome Web browser at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco. At the last I/O conference a year ago, the company said it had 70 million active users. Now it says that number has more than doubled to 160 million — not only is that super-fast growth, but it also suggests Chrome has transitioned into a product with a mass audience that Web developers should be thinking about.
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In an effort to increase the security of its extensions and themes galleries, Google announced today that it will be implementing some changes. It will charge developers a one-time $5 fee to list their extension and themes, and it’s also introducing a new domain verification system.
Back in May, we reported that Google was working on an app store for web applications, dubbed the Chrome Web Store. Now we have further details on the project.
Google launched a new feature today that helps users share links and data on the desktop Chrome Web browser with phones using the company’s Android operating system. This “Chrome to Phone” feature will allow users to, for example, send directions to the Android map application and to send phone numbers to their mobile address book.