The world of web browsers is always moving a mile a minute, and we are here to make sure you get all of the latest news. Here is the latest for Google Chrome:
- The Chromebook’s popularity in the personal computer world only continues to rise. The Chrome OS, while third behind Windows and Apple, captured 35% of all notebook PC sales in the United States from January through May of this year. Don’t think that’s so impressive? That’s a 250% increase of sales from the same time period in 2013.
- Does Google Chrome kill your laptop battery quicker than Firefox or Internet Explorer ever would? Thanks to something known as the “system clock tick rate,” that could very well be the case.
- Google apparently believes it needs to make its malware and phishing warnings much more serious, evidenced by their new design on the Dev and Canary channels. Gone is the white background with a cartoon image; now, an all-red screen does everything short of actually screaming, “STOP!” Maybe that would finally get the point across?
- Did you know that Chrome has a new profile management system that allows you to password-protect your own Chrome account? Not an extension, this setting is great for when you need to share your laptop or step away for any reason. Your data and privacy will remain secure, and the protection will remain active even after restarting Chrome or rebooting Windows.
- If virtual reality is the future of web browsing, Google Chrome (and Firefox) are looking to be there from the start. Both browsers have added virtual reality support, with it showing up in the Chromium browser. The possibilities for virtual reality on the web are endless, as it could revolutionize the way we play games, shop, learn and so much more. If you own the appropriate hardware, feel free to check out the Chromium build and test out the virtual reality features for yourself.
- If you’re a fan of Chrome (which, if you’re reading this, we’re going to guess that you are), you are surely happy to know about the browser’s continued rise in popularity in the browser world. Thanks especially to Chrome OS and a better mobile offering, Chrome is beginning to leave Firefox in the dust, with its sights set on Internet Explorer.
- Rob Ford, the world’s most popular and entertaining mayor, now has a Chrome extension befitting his antics.
- And last but not least, we’d be remiss if we didn’t provide an update on some of the new Brand Thunder Chrome themes recently added to the Chrome Theme gallery. Check out some of the latest Chrome theme designs!
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