Google adds its Cloud Messaging push notification to Chrome and Chrome OS which allows Chrome apps and extension developers to wake up their apps remotely and/or send alerts to users. Developers will have to build the feature into their apps before anyone sees the benefits.
Google has decided kick out WebKit rendering engine, and go for new open source rendering engine called Blink.
From Google Blog:
Chromium uses a different multi-process architecture than other WebKit-based browsers, and supporting multiple architectures over the years has led to increasing complexity for both the WebKit and Chromium projects. This has slowed down the collective pace of innovation – so today, we are introducing Blink, a new open source rendering engine based on WebKit.
Google will soon release Chrome 25 browser with automatic search encryption whether you sign in or not. Now you are more protected from your private searches. This version will also feature web voice recognition and security whitelists.
Google is introducing voice control using the Web Speech API and it is on the newest Chrome Beta version 25. Check out the demo here.
Using your voice to search on your computer or phone is handy, but there’s so much more you can do with voice commands. Imagine if you could dictate documents, have a freestyle rap battle, or control game characters with your browser using only your voice. With today’s Chrome Beta release, this future is closer than you think.
Google Now is an app that shows your current subscribed notifications on your Android smartphone or tablet. It tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, when the next train will arrive as you’re standing on the platform, or your favorite team’s score while they’re playing.
Google is going to introduce Google Now on your desktop through the Chrome browser. Will this be useful on your desktop?
Google has added support for the Do Not Track (DNT) privacy setting into its latest Chrome developer build. DNT will allow users to opt out of Web tracking for the purpose of targeted advertising. Apple, Microsoft, and Mozilla have already rolled DNT support into Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox.
Google has released version 21 of Chrome to support high resolution display of Apple Macs with retina displays. Download it here.
Google Chrome’s URL bar search feature is currently broken and not returning results. Typing keywords here will return no results and browser defaulted to search page. Looks like this error has affected worldwide users. Are you experiencing this too?
Although it is just another Safari wrapper for iOS devices, Google has release Chrome app for Apple iPad and iPhone. Goggle announced the release during the annual Google I/O conference in San Francisco.
This is one of our favourite browser on the desktop. The app is able to sync tabs and bookmarks between computers, Android devices, and now iOS devices. Other features are incognito mode for private browsing, save passwords, clear browser data from right within the app and more.
Google Chrome has taken the top spot as the most popular browser. Chrome now has taken the crown from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Chrome raked up 32.76 percent average market share ahead of Microsoft’s 31.94 percent and Mozilla Firefox was in third with 25.47 percent.