By Christian Zibreg on Jan 13, 2017
Chrome 56 for Mac and other platforms has entered Google’s beta channel. When released to the general public, the browser will bring native support for the FLAC audio codec within the browser and other perks. This should come in handy because macOS does not support the FLAC file format out of the box so users often must use a third-party converter or video player to play these files. With Chrome 56, Mac users will be able to play FLAC-encoded audio files embedded in web pages or local files drag and dropped onto the browser window. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 5, 2016
Google added Spotlight Search integration to Chrome for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch back in January 2016, allowing you to search for your Google bookmarks using iOS’s Spotlight feature. Today, the Internet giant issued a small update to Chrome for iOS, bumping version number to 55.0.2883.79 and adding a pair of enhancements.
The first lets you start Chrome in Voice Search mode or open a new Incognito tab right from Spotligh.
As for the other change, Google has now removed the folder named All Bookmarks from your bookmarks view in Chrome “by popular request”. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 27, 2016
It’s been a little more than two weeks since Photoshop maker Adobe released a security update for its Flash Player for macOS which fixed a bunch of critical vulnerabilities and now another critical security update for Flash Player got released this morning. According to Adobe, the vulnerabilities in the current version of Flash Player could allow an attacker to take control of Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS machines. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 21, 2016
Google yesterday pushed a small update to its Chrome browser in the App Store, bumping the app’s version number to 54.0.2840.66. In addition to the usual stability improvements and bug fixes, the latest version of Google’s mobile browser for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch packs in a charming side-scrolling mini game that you can play when without an Internet connection. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 13, 2016
Google stopped using Adobe Flash for YouTube’s desktop video player back in January 2016, replacing it with an HTML5 counterpart that doesn’t require any special browser plug-in to function.
Last evening saw the release of Chrome 54 for Mac, Windows and Linux which continues on Google’s mission to ditch Flash in favor of HTML5: the new version replaces old Flash-based YouTube embeds on websites with HTML5. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 12, 2016
Adobe today released a new security-focused update for its Flash Player software in an effort to patch a series of vulnerabilities that could give attackers control of your computer. Although Safari on macOS Sierra disables web plugins like Flash by default, Mac owners who have a standalone Flash Player installed on their system are at risk, even if they’re using Flash Player that’s built into Google’s Chrome browser. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 10, 2016
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016
Google today issued a small but important refresh to the Chrome browser for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store. The updated software bumps up version number to 52.0.2743.84 and brings official support for Accelerated Mobile Pages that, similar to Instant Articles on Facebook, load in a fraction of the time of their non-accelerated mobile versions. Any news stories and articles from partner publishers that have a lightning bolt and “AMP” next to them in search results will load instantly when tapped on. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 8, 2016
Love it or hate it, Apple’s Safari is a zippy web browser that performs well on the Mac, and it continues to get more and more competitive with other web browser platforms as OS X, soon to be known as macOS, continues to evolve.
Since Apple wants you to use Safari on your Mac, it’s a no-brainer they’re going to make it easier to migrate your web data from one web browser to another.
In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how you can transfer your web data from a third-party web browser to Safari with just a few clicks. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 28, 2016
Having launched at the annual F8 conference for developers, Facebook’s Save button is now available for public consumption in the form of a new Save to Facebook extension for the Google Chrome browser. As a bonus, an official new Share to Facebook extension with more capabilities is now also available for free in the Chrome Web Store.
Taking dead aim at Pocket, the new Save to Facebook extension makes it simple for Chrome users to tuck articles away on Facebook to read later on. According to the social networking firm, more than 300 million people use the Save feature every month. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 16, 2016
The slow death of Adobe Flash continues as Google preps to put another nail into the beleaguered technology’s coffin come this fall. According to a draft proposal from the search giant, a copy of which was obtained by Venture Beat, Google’s desktop browser will default to showing HTML5 content and video, falling back to Flash as a last resort.
Chrome ships with a built-in Flash Player which automatically kicks into action whenever a piece of Flash content is detected on a webpage. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 11, 2016
YouTube is getting Google’s Material Design refresh pretty soon and it looks pretty neat. Aside from the Upload button being replaced by the upload arrow graphics consistently used across Google’s mobile apps, you’ll notice a Material Design-inspired search field in the center.
More importantly, YouTube’s new looks include the background color on the Channel pages matching the header image, rounded icons in the sidebar, more whitespace around videos in the video player and a few other minor changes.
Chrome users can have an advance look at the upcoming refresh right now. Here’s how you can enable Material Design on YouTube ahead of its release, in just a few clicks. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 18, 2016
Google Chrome fans that enjoy using Handoff to create a seamless experience between their iOS device and their Mac have been long disappointed in the third-party web browser’s inability to support such a feature.
Fortunately, those sporting a device with a jailbreak can now take advantage of a new free jailbreak tweak called Chrome Handoff, which will enable Handoff for Chrome between your iOS device(s) and Mac. In this piece, we’ll show you how it works! Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 27, 2016
Google’s mobile Chrome browser was updated this morning in the App Store and the new release promises a whopping 70 percent fewer crashes along with a few other goodies, such as Spotlight Search integration.
Google said that the dramatically reduced crash rate is due to Chrome’s adoption of WKWebView, a rendering engine from Apple which was first introduced with the release of iOS 8 back in 2014.
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2015
Have you ever wanted to use a third-party keyboard with Google Chrome on iOS? On a stock iOS device, you can’t use alternate keyboards like Swype with Chrome, but with a jailbroken iPhone, it’s possible.
ChromeKeyboardEnabler is a newly released jailbreak tweak by developer snakeninny, and it enables third-party keyboards within Google Chrome. Just install it, and you’re ready to go. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 2, 2015
Google’s Chrome browser was updated yesterday to version 47 on Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest stable release of the browser includes bug fixes and removes a rarely used feature: the notification center in the Mac’s menu bar.
Chrome for iPhone, iPod touch iPad also received an update yesterday in the App Store, bringing out support for 3D Touch shortcuts on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and enabling more shortcuts via external wireless keyboards. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2015
Google today updated its Chrome browser for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in the App Store with two new feature additions: 3D Touch shortcuts on the Home screen via the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and expanded support for shortcuts when the app is used with a Bluetooth keyboard.
Pressing firmly on Chrome’s Home screen icon on your iPhone 6s will now bring up a 3D Touch menu with Voice Search, New Incognito Tab and New Tab options. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 31, 2015
BrowserBreadcrumbCleanup is an awkwardly named, but very useful jailbreak tweak that helps you keep your open Safari tabs to a minimum when using back-to-app breadcrumb links.
Normally, when you tap the back-to-app breadcrumb link in the status bar, you’re shipped back to the original app, but the Safari tab stays opened. With BrowserBreadcrumbCleanup installed, Safari tabs are automatically closed when venturing back to the original app. Watch our video walkthrough for an explanation. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 22, 2015
Google today pushed a small update to its Chrome mobile browser in the App Store. The new edition, officially bumped to version number 46.0.2490.73, brings support for iOS 9’s new Split View multitasking mode on the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.
Moreover, Slide Over multitasking view and Picture-in-Picture video mode are supported in this Chrome edition as well. These are certainly welcomed additions for those of you who do a lot of research online as you can now browse the web with Chrome and run another app like Notes side-by-side. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2015
Just days after updating Chrome for iOS with the ability to swipe right or left to navigate backward or forward, the search giant issued another app refresh this morning.
Bumped to version 44.0.2403.67, Chrome’s added a handy shortcut to switch between open tabs without having to reach for an icon in the upper right corner with your thumb.
Google’s mobile browser for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is available at no cost in the App Store. Read More