Yesterday, Google put up a post on the Chromium Blog to celebrate a year of extensions being available for their Chrome web browser. The main part of the post touts some big numbers that the feature has accumulated in the past 12 months. Those include, over 8,500 extensions, 1,500 themes, a third of Chrome users now having at least one extension installed, and over 70 million extension and theme… → Read More
As regular readers are undoubtedly aware, I have a sort of love/hate relationship with our commenters. Well, okay, it’s more hate/hate. I find it amusing, but I realize not everyone does. Some people say they avoid our stories just so they don’t feel the need to take a shower after reading our comment section. I have good news for those people: there’s an extension for that.
This is it, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Well, those of you who are Mac users that use Chrome anyway. Though it took longer than expected, bookmark syncing and extensions have been turned on in the latest version (4.0.288.1) that just went live today.
However, before you start commenting that you don’t see it working yet, please not that this is on the dev channel version of Chrome for… → Read More
Mozilla and Google share a common enemy: Microsoft. They also share a lot of money (Google pours millions of dollars in Mozilla and is responsible for most of its revenue). And it would seem that ideologically they share the same belief that the web is the platform of the future. All of this has blunted a lot of the talk that Google’s Chrome browser was competing with Mozilla’s Firefox browser. → Read More
Tonight at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Google held an event to formally unveil and showcase the new Google Chrome Extensions. The browser add-ons, which launched just yesterday are already proving to be quite popular among both users and maybe more importantly, developers. Tonight Google announced that while they launched with around 300 extensions yesterday, that number has already grown to… → Read More
As we all know, today was Chrome Extension day. By now, you’ve likely tried out many of them and picked some that you like as well as those that you don’t. Easily one of my favorites so far is the Brizzly extension built by Thing Labs. It’s hands down the best-looking app out there right now, but it has some limitations.
Ah the Internet, I knew you would come up with a solution. No sooner do I write a post about how Google has disabled Chrome Extensions for Mac even though they will work in the latest builds of Chromium (the open-source browser which Chrome is based on), does someone come up with a solution. Matt Mastracci, the founder of DotSpots and a blogger at Grack.com, has created a simple bookmark that… → Read More
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the beta versions of Chrome for Mac and Linux launched today (as we anticipated), as did Chrome Extensions (a day earlier than we anticipated). Also as anticipated, extensions are not currently supported in the beta build of Chrome for Mac (though they are for Windows and Linux). But here’s something that’s a little odd: Chrome Extensions have been working in the… → Read More
I thought December was supposed to be a quiet month, where people go on vacation, and companies don’t launch new things. I was wrong. This week is shaping up to be a very busy one for Google as they could have as many as three substantial launches in three days.
Monday: Tomorrow morning, the company is holding an event in Mountain View, CA to talk about the evolution of its search product over… → Read More
Google promised that Chrome would be fast to launch and fast to load web pages, but people predicted it would fail with the arrival of its extensions. Well, the extensions are here (at least for some of us) and surprisingly they do not effect the browser’s performance. And not only that, but playing with Google Chrome Extensions is like child’s play, whether you’ve added a new extension, or… → Read More