As part of its steamrolling list of updates, Google recently released a new build of Chrome. For those who want to keep up with the browser's latest features, Chrome Canary is where it's at. This version of the software, aimed at testers and developers, will be updated every time there is a successful nightly build. Users who want to stick with the stable version of Chrome can expect updates to come more frequently as well.
The autofill option in Apple's Safari browser can expose personal data without the user's consent, a security researcher reported on Wednesday. It remains unclear as to whether the problem affects Safari specifically or all WebKit-based browsers, which include Google Chrome. It's recommended that Safari and Chrome users disable the autofill feature immediately, until further notice.
Jeremiah Grossman, the chief technical officer of WhiteHat Security, documented the exploit in a blog post on Wednesday, saying that it affects both the current version of Safari, version 5, and the legacy version, Safari 4. He said that the exploit is … Read more
Want the ability to print preview in Chrome? Me, too. But we'll have to wait, because it's one of the features that didn't make the Chrome 6 cut.
Typically in software development, there comes a point when programmers have to turn their attention from adding the fun new technology to making sure what's going to ship actually works. This point, called the code freeze, just happened for Chrome's sixth "milestone."
Google believes in continuously updating its browser, and given its steady encroachment on the turf of Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's … Read more
With all the online order confirmation codes, password resets, and hundreds of other e-mails filled with important information, it would be nice to have a tool that helps with the woes of e-mail management. Gmail Notes, a Google Chrome extension that allows users to add notes to e-mail threads in Gmail, has the potential to be one such tool. However, with its unreliability and numerous bugs, that's all it has: potential.
Downloading this extension adds a pencil icon to your browser's address bar when Gmail is open. To take a note, open any e-mail, click the icon, type … Read more
Gmail Notes makes e-mail management easier by allowing users to add short notes to their e-mail threads. This Chrome extension is handy when Gmailers need to save extra information connected to their e-mails. However, it fails at being reliable; don't expect your notes to be saved in your in-box when you come back to it, and don't expect to always be able to use it.
After the brisk installation process, a pencil icon will appear in the right hand side of Chrome's address bar whenever Gmail is open. To begin note-taking, click on this icon and it … Read more
People love Google Chrome, it's as simple as that. But did you know that Google puts out three versions of Chrome? In this How To video, we recap the differences and show you how to jump between builds, also known as channels, in Chrome.
Try jumping between the stable, beta, and developer's channels yourself using the installers for Windows (stable | beta | dev), Mac (stable | beta | dev), and Linux (all versions). Note that at the time of publication, the stable and the beta channels are synchronized, but that's not always the case.
Apple's Activity Monitor allows you to view all the running processes (system-based or user-initiated) on your computer to see which are using the most resources. After installing Google's Chrome browser, you may find that Activity Monitor can get filled with Chrome-related processes.… Read more
On Tuesday, Mozilla revealed its Web browsing future with Firefox 4 beta 1. Apart from front-end changes such as tabs-on-top, a new Firefox menu button, and upgraded search functions in the URL field, the new beta has much to offer under the hood. Its upgrades include more HTML 5 support, including for the WebM video format that's been generating a lot of interest. You can expect to see a lot more Firefox news as Mozilla continues to develop this new beta version. In the meantime, check out Download.com's first look at Firefox 4 beta 1.
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We like Facebook and we like Chrome, so we thought that a Facebook extension for Chrome sounded like a great idea. Unfortunately, Facebook for Google Chrome is a disappointing combination of two of our favorite bits of Internet technology.
The extension installs easily and places a small Facebook icon to the right of Chrome's address bar. Even our first impression of Facebook for Google Chrome was negative; we had to actually visit Facebook in our browser and log in before the extension would work, because there was no way to log in through the extension itself. Once we were … Read more
Google has begun work on a new item on a long list of technologies designed to make applications running on the Web more competitive with those that run natively on a machine's operating system: an interface to know which way is up.
The technology would let the browser provide an application with hardware-supplied information about which way a computing device is being held, information that's particularly useful for mobile … Read more