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Google’s cross-platform Airdrop alternative will soon work anywhere Chrome can be installed – Chrome Unboxed

Google’s cross-platform Airdrop alternative will soon work anywhere Chrome can be installed – Chrome...

You are here: Home / Chrome / Google’s cross-platform Airdrop alternative will soon work anywhere Chrome can be installed June 20, 2020 By Robby Payne Leave a Comment If you aren’t familiar, Apple users have a feature that persists throughout their hardware lineup called Airdrop that allows devices to move files quickly from one to…
The Chrome Cast 66: Windows apps are coming to Chromebooks – Chrome Unboxed

The Chrome Cast 66: Windows apps are coming to Chromebooks – Chrome Unboxed

You are here: Home / Podcast / The Chrome Cast 66: Windows apps are coming to Chromebooks June 19, 2020 By Robby Payne Leave a Comment This week on The Chrome Cast, our discussion is mainly dominated with the news of Windows applications finally becoming available on Chrome OS via a partnership with Parallels. This…
Android’s Nearby Share file-sharing feature may support Chrome OS, Windows, macOS, and Linux thanks to Google Chrome – XDA Developers

Android’s Nearby Share file-sharing feature may support Chrome OS, Windows, macOS, and Linux thanks...

Apple’s ecosystem is very cohesive and one of the best examples of that is AirDrop. The feature makes it super simple to share files across Apple devices without needing anyone to install a third-party app. On the Android side, things are a lot messier. While OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, Meizu, OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi have…
Chrome OS to gain on-device Google Assistant for ‘the most common queries’ – 9to5Google

Chrome OS to gain on-device Google Assistant for ‘the most common queries’ – 9to5Google

Since the launch of the original Pixelbook, Google has been pushing for the Assistant to play a larger role in Chrome OS. Their latest push will use an on-device version of the Google Assistant to handle “the most common queries” directly on your Chrome OS device. Today, the Google Assistant you have on Chrome OS…
Chrome extensions with 33 million downloads slurped sensitive user data

Chrome extensions with 33 million downloads slurped sensitive user data

EXPOSED — Spying campaign tied to 15,000 malicious or suspicious domains uploaded data. Dan Goodin - Jun 18, 2020 9:57 pm UTC Browser extensions downloaded almost 33 million times from Google’s Chrome Web Store covertly downloaded highly sensitive user information, a security firm said on Thursday in a report that underscores lax security measures that…
Chrome Might Not Eat All Your RAM After Adopting This Windows Feature – ExtremeTech

Chrome Might Not Eat All Your RAM After Adopting This Windows Feature – ExtremeTech

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Google’s Chrome browser is far and away the most popular way to browse the web, which is surprising when you consider its abysmal memory management. It’s not uncommon for Chrome to gobble up multiple gigabytes of RAM in Windows, which…
Google Chrome users may have been impacted by a massive spying campaign, report says – CNN

Google Chrome users may have been impacted by a massive spying campaign, report says...

San Francisco (CNN Business)Google Chrome extensions downloaded more than 32 million times were used to spy on the popular browser's users in a massive global surveillance campaign, according to a new report. The report, from cybersecurity firm Awake Security, found at least 111 "malicious or fake" Chrome extensions capable of taking screenshots, stealing login credentials…
Google’s new Chrome extension lets you link directly to specific text on a page

Google’s new Chrome extension lets you link directly to specific text on a page

Link to Text Fragment is a new Chrome Extension from Google that lets you generate URLs to specific text on a webpage, regardless of the page’s formatting. With the extension installed, simply highlight the text you want to link to, right click, and select “Copy Link to Selected Text.” This can then be shared and…
Google Chrome’s memory use could drop significantly after adopting a new Windows 10 feature – XDA Developers

Google Chrome’s memory use could drop significantly after adopting a new Windows 10 feature...

The Google Chrome RAM hog meme might soon be a thing of the past as Microsoft has introduced a new feature in Windows 10 that could reduce Chrome’s memory usage significantly. According to a recent report from Windows Latest, the Windows 10 May 2020 update (20H1) has started rolling out to users worldwide, and it introduces…
1000 Most popular Chrome extensions impact on browser performance

1000 Most popular Chrome extensions impact on browser performance

I tested how the 1000 most popular Chrome extensions affect browser performance. The main metrics I'll consider are CPU consumption, memory consumption, and whether the extension makes pages render more slowly. Here's a list of all tested extensions and their results. Outline Top 100Top 1000Ad blockersDeveloper ToolsGrammarly and HoneyTips for extension developersConclusion Performance impact of…

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Lil Nas X became Twitter’s CEO for a day and didn’t...

Today, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” made Billboard chart history, becoming the longest-running No. 1 hit since the chart began in 1958 — beating out Mariah Carey, whose collaboration with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” had previously held the record. (“Old Town Road” has spent nearly four months at number one.) Twitter also…

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