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Google found a new way to keep you safe in its latest Chrome update

Google Chrome Security Update

Exploring the sketchier regions of the Internet, you've undoubtedly run into sites so full of ads that it's nearly impossible to tell which buttons or links will actually take you to the content you're looking for. Yes, that one button might say "download," but chances are that clicking on it will just take you to a site you really don't want to visit.

Thankfully, Google is stepping in to help.

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Jacob Siegal

February 5th

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Google’s Chrome browser is about to a huge speed boost

Chrome Browser Speed Improvements

As of the end of 2015, data from market research company Net Applications showed that Google's Chrome browser is used on 32.33% of desktop and laptop computers globally. Following the company's next major update, however, that figure could grow substantially.

According to a new post on Google+ from Ilya Grigorik, a web performance engineer at Google, the company is nearly ready to roll out a new version of its Chrome web browser that will include the biggest speed boost Chrome has ever received in a single update.

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Zach Epstein

January 20th

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Chrome Is About to Load Web Pages Way Faster

If you like Chrome but don’t think it loads web pages fast enough, you might be in luck. Google has now readied a new compression algorithm for the browser which will squeeze web pages down by as much as 25 percent more than it does right now.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 20th

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How To Use a USB Stick To Securely Log In to Gmail

If you’ve configured two-step verification for your Gmail account, rather than checking your mobile for codes you can plug in a verified USB stick instead. You can carry it wherever you go, and of course, it doesn’t lose battery or signal. According to Google, it also offers better protection against phishing attacks. Here’s how you can set it up.

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January 18th

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Popular antivirus extension from AVG puts millions of Chrome users in danger

AVG Antivirus Chrome Security Issues

One of the most popular browser-based solutions for Internet security might be more dangerous than not having any security at all. According to a bug report filed by a Google employee on December 15th, the AVG Web TuneUp extension is disabling web security on Chrome for over 9 million users. 

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Jacob Siegal

January 1st

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This Chrome Extension Will Block Star Wars Spoilers For You

When Star Wars starts screening for the masses later this week, the internet is going to be full of spoilers. Hell, after last night’s premiere, it probably already is. But don’t worry: this Chrome extension will keep you safe.

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Jamie Condliffe

December 15th

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Chrome for iOS adds 3D Touch shortcuts, better hardware keyboard support

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A few weeks ago we noticed that Google has started testing pre-release versions of Chrome through Apple’s TestFlight beta distribution service, and today the version in testing then has been released to everyone through the App Store. The latest version of Chrome for iOS takes advantage of Apple’s new pressure sensitive iPhone 6s displays and offers even more hardware keyboard shortcuts that will benefit iPad users.

Update to the latest version of Chrome for iOS on iPhone 6s or 6s Plus and press firmly on the Home screen icon to reveal quick access to voice search within the app as well as private browsing in incognito mode and opening a new tab for regular browsing. There’s not as much 3D Touch support as Apple’s Safari browser yet, but it’s a solid start.

Voice search also makes an appearance in the new update with a new keyboard shortcut for Bluetooth and Smart Connector hardware keyboards. Google has added additional keyboard shortcuts that make using Chrome on iOS more like using the browser on the desktop with new options for changing tabs, opening tabs, and closing tabs also included. These make working on an iPad with a connected keyboard much easier for users skilled on notebooks and desktops.

Below you can find the full list of Chrome hardware keyboard shortcuts now available on iOS (and a wider list here). You can hold the Command (⌘) key to prompt Chrome to display this shortcuts within the apps as a quick reminder, or bookmark this cheat sheet for future reference.

  • ⌘ T — New Tab
  • ⌘ shift N — New Incognito Tab
  • ⌘ shift T — Reopened Closed Tab
  • ⌘ L — Open Location…
  • ⌘ W — Close Tab
  • ⌘ D — Bookmark This Page…
  • ⌘ F — Find in Page…
  • ⌘ R — Reload
  • ⌘ left arrow — Back
  • ⌘ right arrow — Forward
  • ⌘ Y — History
  • ⌘ shift . — Voice Search

Chrome also works with iOS 9’s new Split View feature for viewing two apps side-by-side on iPads. Safari can’t view two tabs side-by-side yet, so Chrome is a free solution for users needing to reference two web pages.

The latest version of Google Chrome for iOS, version 47.0.2526.70, is available for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

 


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December 1st

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Google’s Chromebit Turns a TV Into a Chrome PC and Is Selling for $85

Earlier this year, Google announced the Chomebit: a Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick that could turn any screen into a computer. Now, it’s officially going on sale—and it will only cost you $85.

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Jamie Condliffe

November 17th

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Google And ASUS Launch The $85 Chromebit, A Chrome OS Desktop On An HDMI Stick

DSC04017 Earlier this year, Google and ASUS announced the Chromebit — a full Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick. Today, the two companies are officially launching this new way of using Chrome OS on any screen with an HDMI port. The $85 Chromebit is a 75 gram (or 2.6 ounces) stick that you can plug into any HDMI port — whether that’s a regular computer screen or that large TV… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

November 17th

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Computer scientist live-streams the websites he visits to explain new U.K. surveillance law

Chrome Extension Internet Browsing Surveillance

Legislation that would force Internet service providers to store more data about their customers’ browsing habits, as well as ban encrypted devices including the iPhone, is currently being discussed in the U.K. where the government is looking to expand its powers when it comes to surveillance programs. To show what kind of information the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill would offer secret agencies, one developer created a Chrome plugin that records all the sites you visit.

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November 13th

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