Chrome

  • Google pollutes new Chrome tabs with ‘article suggestions’ – here’s how to disable them

    Google pollutes new Chrome tabs with ‘article suggestions’ – here’s how to disable them

    You know what people love? When you take something familiar and useful and replace it with content “for you” that you actually didn’t ask for. That’s one of the more visible changes in the latest version of Chrome for Android, which swaps out the bookmarks and recently visited items on the new tab page for “suggested articles.” Here’s how to get rid of it. Read More

  • Chrome is helping kill HTTP

    Chrome is helping kill HTTP

    2016 might be the year that HTTP finally dies. Chrome’s security team announced today that the browser will start marking websites that use insecure HTTP connections to transmit passwords and credit card data as insecure, beginning in January 2017. The warning will appear in the address bar of the browser and will call users’ attention to the fact that their personal information… Read More

  • Google will phase out Chrome apps for Windows, Mac and Linux

    Google will phase out Chrome apps for Windows, Mac and Linux

    First, if you’re using Chrome apps on Windows, Mac or Linux, I’m sorry for your loss. Second, please take some solace in the fact that you really were one of a kind. As Google noted in a blog post today, active usage numbers were pretty low for the offering. Today, approximately 1% of users on Windows, Mac and Linux actively use Chrome packaged apps, and most hosted apps are… Read More

  • Google’s Omnitone surround sound project brings us closer to web-based VR

    Google’s Omnitone surround sound project brings us closer to web-based VR

    As has been the case with so many industries, the pendulum of VR will eventually swing back from dedicated apps toward web-based systems — and when that happens, Google will be ready. It published details of a new method for delivering serious surround sound over the web — a system it calls Omnitone. Read More

  • Linux users can now make Skype calls from the web in Chrome

    Linux users can now make Skype calls from the web in Chrome

    The Skype team today announced that anyone using a Chromebook or Chrome on Linux can visit web.skype.com to make one-to-one and group voice calls on top of the messaging features they get today. The Alpha version of Skype based on WebRTC inherits the same features as the Alpha version of the Skype for Linux client. Thanks to ORTC, users were able to make free voice and video calls on… Read More

  • Facebook from other sites with new Save and Share Chrome extensions

    Facebook from other sites with new Save and Share Chrome extensions

    Facebook colonized the internet with its Like button that sees 10 billion views per day around the web. Now it’s getting a makeover for mobile alongside the launch of two new Save and Share Chrome extensions that let you capture content from any site. Together, these updates should help fill the News Feed with news stories from around the web, and turn Facebook into a more… Read More

  • A one word review of macOS Sierra

    A one word review of macOS Sierra

    Hi! That new macOS X Sierra thing is almost out! There are so many new cool features. You can talk to your computer in humanish language. You can pay for stuff with your iPhone because if you have a Mac and an Android phone what are you doing with your life? There’s a thing that your friend’s TV had where you can watch two footy games at once but that he never really used. Read More

  • Google Keep gets support for #labels and a new Chrome extension

    Google Keep gets support for #labels and a new Chrome extension

    Keep, Google’s note-taking service, is getting an update today that introduces support for hashtag-style labels and an updated Chrome extension that will make it easier to save links to sites and add notes right from the browser. None of these updates are revolutionary, but they are definitely welcome additions to a service that is essentially Google’s version of Apple’s… Read More