CHROME

  • Acer launches new all-in-one touchscreen Chromebase desktop April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Acer has rolled out its latest Acer Chromebase desktop that is based on Google's Chrome operating system. It is the industry's first all-in-one Chrome OS desktop with a touchscreen. The Acer Chromebase features a 21.5-inch 1080p full HD display and as the device is VESA-compliant, it offers a flexible...
  • Google's new April Fools' Day gag asks you to share Chrome selfies in reaction to the websites you visit April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: After turning Google Maps into a PAC-MAN ground, Google now wants you to share your reactions to the websites you visit on its mobile Chrome browser through a selfie. Part of its April Fools' Day pranks, Chrome for Android showed up a button to share a reaction selfie to...
  • Chromebit: Google launches a new dongle that turns any display with an HDMI input into a computer; priced under $100 April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has announced a new addition to its line of products- the Google Chromebit- a Chrome OS-based device that packs in itself the core specifications of a standard Chromebook and is likely to cost less than $100. Unveiled alongside Google's new lineup of low-cost Chromebooks, the Chromebit is made...
  • Chrome OS beta gets refreshed apps, Google Now support March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is extending its Chrome OS beta to explorers and users and along with improved apps, it has also enabled support for the Google Now virtual assistant. The Chrome OS Beta Channel gives tech explorers and serious developers access to latest features sooner than other consumers. The latest channel...
  • Google to use a Microsoft invention to improve its Chrome Web browser March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is aiming at improving the scrolling experience in its Chrome browser using a standard that was first introduced by Microsoft for its Internet Explorer browser. Scrolling performance and general touch support for Chrome browser on a Windows tablet has not been impressive and Google aims to fix that...
  • Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari - all major Web browsers hacked by security researchers March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: At the Hewlett-Packard Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) sponsored Pwn2Own hacking challenge, security researchers were able to exploit all major web browsers and take home a total of $240,000 in prize money. The second day of the event saw Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari being...
  • Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software' that change browser's settings without permission March 12, 2015

    San Francisco: Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites. The latest weapon is aimed at websites riddled with "unwanted software" - a term that Google uses to describe secretly installed programs that can change...
  • Google Chrome will now warn you about sites that prompt unwanted software downloads March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has rolled out a new feature for its web browser, Chrome, which shows warning if a user visits a site that encourages download of unwanted software. A red warning popup tells warns the user that the site ahead 'might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm...
  • Google experimenting with Reader Mode for Chrome that removes unnecessary clutter for easy reading February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is experimenting with what seems like a reading mode for its Chrome browser that will make online-reading pleasing to the eyes. Google Chromium Evangelist Francois Beaufort laid out early versions of Reader Mode for Chrome desktop and mobile in a post on Google Plus. The Reader Mode is...
  • What is HTTP/2 and how it can change the way you surf the Internet February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Internet is racing ahead and changing fast and even our good old Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is also getting a facelift with its successor HTTP/2. For those still wondering what this non-human code is, HTTP is a mechanism a browser uses to request information from a server and...
  • Vivaldi browser reaches 500,000 downloads milestone in 10 days February 7, 2015

    Oslo: The new Vivaldi internet browser was downloaded 500,000 times in its first 10 days of operation, the company told Reuters on Friday. Launched on January 27 for desktop computers, Vivaldi targets users who conduct a large number of searches, offering features like speed dials, personalised notes and bookmarks with small...
  • Tutorial: How to start using WhatsApp on your desktop in 5 easy steps January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has finally rolled out what most of you may have been waiting for a long time - the ability to use WhatsApp on your desktop. Wondering how to bring the app to your computer? Not anymore. Our step-by-step tutorial here will guide you through the process of...
  • New app from Google lets you access your computer from your iPhone, iPad January 13, 2015

    New York: After Android devices, Google has now launched an app for iOS devices that can log into your computer from your iPhone or iPad. Called Chrome Remote Desktop app, the iOS version lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet, Venturebeat reported. The app can also give a...
  • WebRTC, a free browser-based technology, could change the way we communicate December 12, 2014

    Singapore: WebRTC, a free browser-based technology, looks set to change the way we communicate and collaborate, up-ending telecoms firms, online chat services like Skype and WhatsApp and remote conferencing on WebEx. Web Real-Time Communication is a proposed Internet standard that would make audio and video as seamless as browsing text and...
  • Google to introduce child-friendly versions of search, YouTube, Chrome: Report December 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Google plans to roll out child-friendly versions of its most popular products in a bid to be "fun and safe for children", USA Today reported, quoting Pavni Diwanji, the company's vice president of engineering. The company will likely create specific versions of its search, YouTube and Chrome products for children...
  • LG launches 21.5inch Chromebase, a Chrome OSpowered allinone computer, in India at Rs 32,000 July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: LG Electronics has launched its firstever Chromebase, an allinone computer powered by the Google Chrome operating system, in India at Rs 32,000. The LG Chromebase (Model 22CV241) has a 21.5inch widescreen Full HD IPS display that delivers a 178degree viewing angle. LG says, the Chromebase allinone computer is...
  • Google makes it tougher for spies to snoop on your email, releases 'EndtoEnd' Chrome extension June 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Google stepped up its effort Wednesday to make it tougher for spies or anyone else to snoop on email, unveiling Chrome browser software for scrambling digital messages. A test version of a software tool called "EndtoEnd" was released so Internet engineers can dabble with making miniprograms that plug into...
  • Google releases Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, lets you access your computer through your Android device April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, Google is bringing the ability to remotely control your desktop to your Android device. This feature was available for desktops since 2011. You can install the app for Android from here. Launch the Android app on your phone or tablet, tap on...
  • Online dating site OkCupid urges users to boycott Firefox, protests Mozilla's new CEO's anti-gay marriage views April 1, 2014

    San Francisco: OkCupid.com, the popular online dating site, called for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox to protest the world's No. 2 Web browser naming a gay marriage opponent as chief executive. OkCupid visitors who accessed the website through Firefox on Monday were told in a message to use other browsers such...
  • Asus Chromebox review: This inexpensive computer also doubles as a great streaming device March 13, 2014

    New York: Devices that let you watch Netflix and other streaming video services on a big TV screen are popular, but there are limits to what you can watch. NBC, for instance, didn't make its Olympics apps compatible with Roku, Apple TV and Google's Chromecast. With HBO Go, Comcast subscribers can...
  • 'Streak' for Gmail notifies senders when a recipient reads an email February 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Here is a new feature - email tracking - that changes the way you track sent emails. Streak has come up with a Google Chrome browser extension that lets senders track when recipients open and read an email. Once you have installed Streak for Gmail, the first thing...
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox face threat of mischievous attacks February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and cyber security sleuths have advised Internet users in the Indian cyberspace to guard against arbitrary activities on their systems. In view of these suspicious virusbased activities, Internet users have been asked to upgrade...
  • Google to make 'strategic' investments in Android, Chrome, YouTube February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Pumped up by robust demand for content, apps and devices across its platform, search giant Google is set to make "strategic" investments in Android, Chrome, YouTube and Enterprise, among others, to further shore up revenue. The company, headquartered in Mountain View, California, said last week that consolidated revenue...
  • Google Tips: From Android to YouTube, Google's handy tutorials for its services December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Most of us straightaway get to the Google search engine and look for solutions whenever we encounter problems related to Google's services including Gmail, Maps, Chrome, and YouTube. We visit various websites and keep hunting them until we get the best solution to our problems. But to facilitate your...
  • Google brings Android 4.4 KitKat's 'OK Google' feature to Chrome desktop browser November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Introduced first with the Nexus 5, Google has now brought its 'OK Google' feature to its Chrome desktop browser. The 'OK Google' feature lets users activate Google search without having to push a button. The feature, which was earlier exclusive to the Nexus 5, is now available to...
  • Google Chromebooks go on sale in India from today at Rs 22,999 onwards October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Google Chromebooks have finally made its way to India more than twoyears after they were launched globally. The Acer C720 Chromebook and HP Chromebook 14 are available at select Reliance Digital and Croma stores in Delhi and Mumbai starting October 17. Chromebooks are laptops powered by Google's Chrome...
  • Google unveils $279 HP Chromebook 11 with highend features October 9, 2013

    New York: Google is introducing a $279 laptop that runs its Internetcentric Chrome operating system, borrowing many of the highend features found in models that cost $1,000 or more. HewlettPackard makes the new HP Chromebook 11. Although its price is in line with most other Chrome OS notebooks, the new model...
  • Google takes Chrome Apps beyond the browser, emulates installed software September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: With its Chrome web browser first introduced five years ago Google has unseated Internet Explorer and now it is striving to venture deeper into the user's computing needs with a new kind of Chrome Apps that would work more like the other software installed on your computer. The new...
  • Malware targets Facebook users on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox May 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Facebook users, especially those accessing the service on Chrome and Firefox browsers, here's something that you ought to take note of. On its Technet blog, Microsoft has revealed that it has received reports about a wave of malwareridden browser extensions attempting to hijack Facebook profiles. This threat, which they...