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Google Chrome Is Simplifying Web Payments – Thurrott.com

Google Chrome Is Simplifying Web Payments – Thurrott.com

Google is introducing a change to the way your payment methods are handled by its Chrome browser. The new changes are meant to simplify web payments for everyone. The main change here is that Google now lets you access your Google Account payment methods right from Chrome without having to have Chrome syncing enabled. That…
This Chrome Extension Calls Out Sponsored YouTube Videos

This Chrome Extension Calls Out Sponsored YouTube Videos

Elena Lacey; Getty ImagesSearch for “best headphones” on YouTube, and a video by Marques Brownlee, a popular tech YouTuber with nearly 9 million subscribers, will likely be one of the first to appear. Published last November, his video “My Favorite Wireless Headphones | 2018!” has over 2.7 million views. In it, Brownlee describes his favorite…
This Chrome extension lets you disguise Netflix as a Hangout to slack off at work

This Chrome extension lets you disguise Netflix as a Hangout to slack off at...

Netflix Hangouts is a new Chrome extension that tries to make it easier to get away with watching Netflix while you’re supposed to be working. Just go to the show you want to catch up on during work hours, and press the extension’s icon in your Chrome menu to bring up a fake four-person conference…
Chrome auto-fills your credit card details even without syncing browsers – Engadget

Chrome auto-fills your credit card details even without syncing browsers – Engadget

In a way, Chrome can enable your impulse buying habits by automatically filling out your payment details when you shop online. You used to have to sync your browser to access those details on all your devices, though -- until now, that is. So long as you're logged into a Google account when you first…
Chrome now prevents sites from checking for private browsing mode

Chrome now prevents sites from checking for private browsing mode

We've tested the new approach ourselves, and it appears to work with at least a couple of news outlets that previously stopped Incognito users who didn't sign in.As before, this is likely to rile some site operators. Many of them know that people use Incognito to dodge soft paywalls (where you have only a handful…
Chrome 76 breaks incognito mode detection, supports site dark themes, and even sneaks in a Tron reference – Android Police

Chrome 76 breaks incognito mode detection, supports site dark themes, and even sneaks in...

It has been around a month since Chrome 76 entered the Beta channel, and right on schedule, it has graduated to the Stable branch. The new browser is now rolling out on all platforms, including Android, and it's one of the largest Chrome updates we've seen in a long time. Let's dive right in! Dark…

Lights Out: Chrome OS Dark Mode draws near – Chrome Unboxed

You are here: Home / Apps / Lights Out: Chrome OS Dark Mode draws near October 20, 2019 By Gabriel Brangers Leave a Comment Google’s developers have been working diligently on creating “Dark Mode” for all the things and the latest update to the Developer channel of Chrome OS brings us one step closer to…
Chrome 76 prevents NYT and other news sites from detecting Incognito Mode

Chrome 76 prevents NYT and other news sites from detecting Incognito Mode

Chrome strengthens private mode — In Chrome 76, websites can no longer check Chrome FileSystem API to detect private mode. Jon Brodkin - Jul 19, 2019 6:05 pm UTC Enlarge / The Boston Globe and some other news sites prevent non-subscribers from viewing articles in a browser's private mode.Google Chrome 76 will close a loophole…
Chrome 76 for Mac, Windows rolling out: Flash blocked by default, Incognito loophole closed, Settings tweak – 9to5Google

Chrome 76 for Mac, Windows rolling out: Flash blocked by default, Incognito loophole closed,...

Google today is rolling out the latest version of Chrome for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Chrome 76 gets ready for the deprecation of Flash next year by blocking the plug-in by default, while Incognito Mode will be harder to detect. As a big HTML5 proponent for the past decade, Google encouraged sites to switch away…
Chrome on Android rolling out new long press menu for links, images – 9to5Google

Chrome on Android rolling out new long press menu for links, images – 9to5Google

Chrome 78 rolled out last month and was a relatively quiet release for Android. A server-side update for the browser today introduces a new long press menu that provides previews alongside actions for links and images. The old menu that popped up after long pressing simply noted the URL up top and listed six to…

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Video Game Gift Guide: the best games, consoles, and accessories

If you aren’t up on whatever the latest and greatest video games are it can feel tricky to find the right gift for the video game players in your life. And while it is often the thought behind the gift that counts most, it helps to make an informed decision so it doesn’t look like…

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