Google will offer the most advanced tools to equip users with added information about the ads that they see, continuing with its attempts to become more transparent and expand privacy choices. Adding to its pre-existing feature of ‘Why this ad?’ the company is launching a new tool named ‘About this ad’, which will show users the verified name of the sponsor. Read More
Google announced in December 2017 that Google Play Store will require new apps and app updates to provide with 64-bit versions in addition to their 32-bit versions to ensure apps are built on latest APIs optimized for security and performance. Almost all Android devices can run 64-bit apps. Now, the 64-bit Chrome for Android is imminent. But, the app only supports Android devices running at least Android 10. Older devices that do not support Android 10 will keep running the 32-bit version of the web browser. If you visit chrome://version on the Chrome Stable (version 83) and Chrome Beta (version 84) for Android, you will notice they are listed as 32-bit applications. However, Chrome Dev (version 85) and Chrome Canary, (version 86) show 64-bit. So, it is certain that the next versions of the browser will switch to 64-bit. Read More
The all new dark mode has become very popular across all Apps. The entire screen becomes dark and the options shine out instead of the normal white background. Many users actually prefer the dark mode over the normal mode. Facebook also recently introduced the “Dark Mode” for the web version on Facebook.com and customers greeted it with joy. Google is now planning to introduce the dark mode for the Chrome web browser App. Read More
Google has added a new feature in its new chrome update. The feature will automatically block all the downloads from unsecured sites. This feature adds to Google’s new attempt to make your user experience better.
In this latest chrome update, the browser tries to block downloads from any of the websites which have HTTP URL and which do not follow HTTP secure protocol. The program aims to the task by forcing audio and video downloads to use HTTP connections. Google made this announcement through its chromium blog. The company has made this feature as many of the users are unaware of the malware and viruses which they download unknowingly. This downloaded malware gives access to sensitive information like passwords, CVV and other bank details. Read More
Google will start adding badges to websites that load slowly on Chrome so that users are aware which sites are capable of loading slower or faster. The company will consider many aspects while badging a site such as the historical load latencies, the device hardware and also network connectivity. Read More
In 2016, Google displayed its vision for a more pervasive and conventional way of interacting with technology. This year, we experienced the company’s focus on more of hardware offerings and launch of top notch devices such as The Android Wear 2.0, Daydream View VR headset, Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google Home Speaker, Chromecast Ultra and Google Wi-Fi router, were met with a good market response.
Google also announced improvements to Android by launching a new major update to the software, Android Nougat 7.1.1, which will be available for most of the android devices by early 2017. There was Google Duo as well, the FaceTime competitor, dedicated to a video-only experience, and not to forget Google Allo, the messaging app with a resident chatbot, the Google Assistant.
Don’t want to miss out on those important notifications about your next meeting date, time at the movies, or your anniversary but don’t want to leave whatever you’re browsing? Desktop notifications combines these two tasks, making your browser act as a hub for notifications so that you don’t miss out on those while surfing the web. Read More
People who remember the stock browser that came with all Android phones would know how torturous it was to surf the internet on it. It was slow and temperamental. But after Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it was replaced with Chrome for Android. And it was an improvement by miles! But Chrome for Android looks good only when compared with its predecessor. Judged on its own, the browser is still lacking in performance. Read More
Google Chrome on iOS devices has just been updated, bringing a new and interesting feature: support for Google Cast. As of now, developers will need to add Cast support to their Web pages, and then Chrome users will be able to ‘Cast’ them on to their supported devices. Read More