Posts under tag: Chrome
Today’s big rumor, coming from an un-named single source by way of the Download Squad blog, is that a Google tablet, made by HTC, running Google’s Chrome OS, and available on the Verizon network, will go on sale on November 26th this year. That’s Black Friday.
Or, maybe not: Citing similarly un-named sources among “upstream component makers,” Digitimes asserts that it’s Motorola, not HTC, that is Google’s first choice for a tablet, which Digitimes says will be based on Android. (more…)
Mountain View, California-based Google announced today on The Chromium Blog the introduction of a new experimental and version of Google Chrome called Google Chrome Canary Build. The main goal is to update the Canary Build more often than the Dev Channel. However, this means that the Google Chrome Canary Build will be highly unstable, considering that updates will be more radical and not manually tested by Google engineers. Google warns that the “Canary Build is only for users who want to help test Google Chrome and are comfortable using a highly unstable browser that will often break entirely.” (more…)
Google Chrome is now the third-most-popular browser in the US, behind Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s Firefox, but ahead of Apple’s Safari for the first time, according to a study by web analytics company StatCounter.
Chrome overtook Safari during the week ending June 27, and now has a share of around 8.97 percent of the US browser market, just ahead of Safari at 8.88 percent. Internet Explorer and Firefox still dominate with shares of 52 percent and 28.5 percent respectively, all versions combined, StatCounter said. (more…)
With Google releasing a stable version of Chrome that supports extensions, it’s a great time to install some of these enhancements for the Web browser. Google says there are now 1,500 extensions to choose from, which you can find can find and install here.
To get you started, here are 10 of my favorites:
RSS Subscription Extension • SmoothScroll • Google Translation Bar • IE Tab • Instant Image Editor • Bit.ly • Google Mail Checker Plus • Shareaholic • Google Weather • Nothing
It’s been some time since we received any new details on Chrome OS, Google’s web-focused operating system for netbooks. But that’s about to change in a couple weeks. We’ve learned from multiple sources that the Taiwanese computer manufacturer Acer will launch Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei show, which will be held from June 1 to June 5. (more…)
Looking at usage logs and trouble tickets for the Blackboard system we’ve been noticing an interesting but problematic trend — a rapid increase in the use on campus of Google Chrome. For example, looking at Blackboard usage stats for the first week of May we’re seeing:
The reason this is problematic is that the current Chrome is INCOMPATIBLE with Blackboard. Please warn your users that if they want to use Blackboard, they MUST switch to one of our supported browsers: Firefox, Safari, or MSIE (preferably MSIE 8, but 7 mostly works). (more…)
Google continues to stake out its territory online. The search-and-advertising giant announced Tuesday that it will bundle Adobe’s Flash player with downloads of the Chrome browser, putting Google in sharper opposition to Apple — and giving Adobe a powerful ally.
Google’s decision to throw its weight behind Flash is an attempt to protect its turf — the internet — and strengthen its Android and Chrome operating systems for mobile phones, tablets and notebooks. By contrast, Apple’s iPhone and upcoming iPad do not support Flash. (more…)
Story by Computer World about browser security:
Only browser predicted to survive Pwn2Own gets 11 fixes
Google has patched 11 vulnerabilities in the Windows version of Chrome, including one that earned its finder the first $1,337 check from the company’s new bug bounty program.
Like Apple, which updated Safari last week, Google beefed up the security of its browser just days before the Pwn2Own browser hacking contest was to kick off in Canada. (more…)