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Material Design UI Overhaul In Chrome OS Version 50

A few months ago, we got a sneak peek at how the Chrome web browser would look following a design overhaul to match Google’s Material Design aesthetic. Now, Chrome version 50 has begun to be deployed…

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Microsoft Shows How Easily Chrome Extensions Can Be Added to Edge

Last month, Microsoft revealed that they had been working on the ability for their struggling Edge web browser to support the vast array of extensions that are available for Google’s Chrome. At an Edge developer summit…

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Gmail Says Use of Encrypted Emails Has Risen 25%

We use email every day, be it sending them for work or personal reasons or getting a thousand and one emails advertising everything from something you are interested in helping a foreign prince distribute their wealth.…

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Microsoft to Offer Tool for Porting Chrome Extensions to Edge

With the release of their new operating system, Windows 10, Microsoft has been keen on getting users to use their new software. Not just their operating system is new, though, with Edge replacing the demonised Internet…

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Gaming in Your Browser is About to Get Interesting With WebAssembly

WebAssembly, it may be something that most of you have never really heard of, but it’s going to have a huge impact on the way we use or web browsers. WebAssembly is a compiling technology, which…

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Chrome Extension Caught Stealing Bitcoin

The Bitcoin exchange portal Bitstamp warned users over the weekend that a Google Chrome browser extension had been caught stealing Bitcoin and users should avoid the BitscoinWisdom Ads Remover extension that at the time still was…

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Google Experimenting With Recommended Articles in Chrome

When people hear search engine there are a few that jump out at them, with many instantly going straight to Google. The popular search engine has helped create everything from the web browser Chrome to self-driving cars. One…

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Get a Sneak Peak at Chrome’s New Material Design Makeover

It is no secret that Google is planning to polish the UI of their popular web browser, to bring it in-line with the company’s material design aesthetic. As it turns out, the facelift could be here…

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Vivaldi Browser is the True Successor to Opera

Many internet users, myself included, were disappointed by the death of the Opera browser. It was my primary browser for nearly a decade, as it was for many other smart internet users, but it only ever…

Chrome imposter

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Google Isn’t Happy With AVG’s Chrome Plugin

AVG have a give and take relationship when it comes to their attitudes and approach with security and privacy, from their creation of glasses that could hide you from facial recognition software to going so far as…

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Block Star Wars Spoilers With a Little Help

Star Wars the Force Awakens is set to be one of the largest films of the year and with generations of followers waiting for the big release this Thursday it was only a matter of time…

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Mozilla Launches Firefox For iOS

Mozilla’s hesitance to offer their Firefox web browser on iOS devices stems from a bitter disagreement with Apple in 2013. During this period, Apple imposed hefty restrictions which prohibited Mozilla, and other browser makers to use their…

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Google Dropping Chrome Support for XP, Vista and OSX 10.8

Even when Microsoft dropped public support for Windows XP last year, many large organizations continued to pay for extended support. Not surprisingly, Google also continued to support Windows XP for their popular Chrome browser. That’s set…

Android and Chrome

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Google Set to Meld Chrome OS into the Android OS

For years now, Google has maintained two separate operating systems. The widespread Android operating system used to power everything from phones to cars and the lesser known Chrome operating system, originally a super-thin OS designed to…

Google Chrome Canary

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Chrome Canary Makes Safer Browsing Easier

In the modern age of fears over internet and browser security, it seems the only thing you can rely on is a little indication on your browser that the site you are connected to is who…

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Chrome Will no Longer Include “OK Google” Extension

Have you ever actually used the “OK Google” extension in order to search for something? If the answer is “no”, then you’re among the majority of Chrome desktop users. Since nobody is really getting some good…

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AdBlock Has a New Owner and No One Knows Who

Popular Chrome and Safari browser extension AdBlock has been quietly sold, and no one seems to know who the new owner is. Yesterday, users of AdBlock – rebranded from its former guise as AdBlock Plus –…

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Google Announce Second Generation Chromecast And More

A few weeks ago we discussed the possibility of Google announcing and releasing their second generation of the popular streaming hardware Chromecast. It would seem like those rumours have been put to rest with the official announcement…

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Second Generation of Chromecast Rumoured For Announcement Next Month

Google have announced several big products in the past, ranging from the high-end Google Glass to the low-end, as well as innovations such as the modular smartphone Ara. One of their more successful pieces of technology has…

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Google Chrome Starts Bypassing AdBlock Plus

Reports on Twitter suggest that Google Chrome has started to bypass the popular AdBlock Plus extension. AdBlock and its variants have long been the bane of commercial websites, with drops in revenue blamed directly on advert…

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Microsoft Discouraging Users From Downloading Competing Browsers

Microsoft is aggressively pushing the Edge browser in Windows 10 and trying to prevent users from downloading an alternative such as Chrome, Firefox or Opera. By default, Windows 10 only includes Microsoft products such as Edge…

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Latest Chrome Update Aims to Tackle Large RAM Usage

Google has decided to prioritize reducing the extremely large memory demands in Chrome, especially when using multiple tabs and various plugins. A blog post outlined the drafted improvements in Chrome version 45 and explained how tabs…

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Chrome to Block Flash Ads from 1st September

Google has confirmed that from 1st September onwards, its Chrome internet browser will “begin pausing many Flash ads by default”. Though the announcement, made through the AdWord Google+ page, claims that the measure is being taken…

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Firefox Set to Become More Like Chrome

Mozilla is set to implement a number of changes to its Firefox internet browser that will make it more like Google Chrome. Though the revisions will make Firefox more secure and stable, as well as making…

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Amazon Bans Flash Adverts on Its Own Domains

Amazon has updated the terms of its Technical Guidelines to prohibit any advert on Amazon-branded sites using Adobe’s Flash protocol. The change will commence on the 1st September and Amazon explained their reasoning in an introductory post: “Beginning…

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Dell Unveils 13-Inch Chromebook Featuring Full-HD Display

Dell has expanded its Chromebook line-up to include a 13-inch 1920×1080 model and signifies a significant step up from the Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 13 comes in a wide range of specifications and allows you to choose between…

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Google Tests Tab Suspension in Desktop Chrome

For those that are always up to a lot, having many browser tabs open is pretty common. Right now for instance, I have 61 open in Chrome right now, eating up about 6GB of my precious…