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  • Google Chrome Web Store detailed and launched
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    Google Chrome Web Store detailed and launched

    By 7 December 2010

    “The web has thousands of applications, more than we can count, but it's hard to find them”, said Sundar Pichai, Google’s vice president of Product Management, at the Google Chrome event in San Francisco. “The goal was to help users find great...

  • Google Instant coming to Chrome address bar
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    Google Instant coming to Chrome address bar

    By 7 December 2010

    Google has announced that it is bringing its Google instant search functionality to its Chrome browser, allowing people to search the Internet straight from the address bar (called omnibox) instead of having to load Google.com. The new feature will allow...

  • Google Chrome 8 becomes official
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    Google Chrome 8 becomes official

    By 3 December 2010

    Google has launched the stable release of Chrome 8, adding a couple of nice new features as well as numerous security and bug fixes for the speedy browser. Version 8.0.552.215, to give it its full moniker, comes with a new PDF viewer that brings the security...

  • Chrome OS netbooks coming this month?
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    Chrome OS netbooks coming this month?

    By 2 November 2010

    Usually, we take any rumour based story from Taiwanese gossip-garbler DigiTimes with a mountain of salt, but its latest report regarding Google OS seems to be getting plenty of air-play on the web, so we thought it was only right that we bring it to your...

  • Internet Explorer worldwide use falls below 50 per cent
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    Internet Explorer worldwide use falls below 50 per cent

    By 5 October 2010

    Could Microsoft's browser dominance be on the wane? If the latest figures released are anything to go by, then it just might be. Significantly, the global use of Internet Explorer dropped below 50 per cent in September, to 49.87 per cent, which is 8.5...

  • Chrome 6 goes stable with update imminent
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    Chrome 6 goes stable with update imminent

    By 3 September 2010

    Google's Chrome 6 browser has finally received a stable release, meaning everyone can expect to be updated in the very near future. Just in time for Chrome's 2-year anniversary, the update means a whole host of new features await. These new features include...

  • VIDEO: How much faster is Chrome 7 to Chrome 6? About 20 fish faster
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    VIDEO: How much faster is Chrome 7 to Chrome 6? About 20 fish faster

    By 31 August 2010

    Google on Monday confirmed that Chrome 7 will feature GPU acceleration, allowing it to pull on your computers graphics chip to speed up the browsing experience. But what difference does that actually make in the real word? Daniel Cawrey over at thechromesource.com...

  • Chrome 7 speed boosted by your graphics chip
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    Chrome 7 speed boosted by your graphics chip

    By 30 August 2010

    Google has confirmed that Chrome 7 will feature GPU acceleration allowing it to pull on your computers graphics chip to speed up the browsing experience. “There’s been a lot of work going on to overhaul Chromium’s graphics system” and that the...

  • Awesome Screenshot for Chrome is, well, awesome
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    Awesome Screenshot for Chrome is, well, awesome

    By 25 August 2010

    Awesome Screenshot may well just be the greatest Chrome extension there has ever been. If you're the sort of person who likes to save favourite pages on the web, or send cool links to your buddies (and let's face it, who isn't?) or just has a need to...

  • IE9 beta coming 15 September
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    IE9 beta coming 15 September

    By 13 August 2010

    Microsoft has released the date for its launch of Internet Explorer 9. The beta version will be available to download on the 15 September, the Richmond-based company confirmed, but full details of any new functionality are scant. The company should formally...

  • Chrome to Phone sends links, maps and phone numbers to your Android phone
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    Chrome to Phone sends links, maps and phone numbers to your Android phone

    By 12 August 2010

    It's been available for some time to those who are in the know, but Google has now released its Chrome to Phone extension for all to play with. The Chrome to Phone extension adds a simple button to your Google Chrome browser, allowing you to instantly...

  • Chrome 6 beta autofills onto your desktop
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    Chrome 6 beta autofills onto your desktop

    By 12 August 2010

    Chrome 6's latest beta release adds autofill functionality to the browser, making it much less of a chore to complete the ubiquitous online forms that are presented to you everyday on the web. The feature, which is similar to the one offered by Firefox,...

  • Chrome OS coming to Dell laptops
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    Chrome OS coming to Dell laptops

    By 21 June 2010

    The blossoming romance between Google and Dell seems to be in full swing. Firstly Dell chose to have an Android OS on its Streak tablet/big phone. And now, a Dell bigwig has come out and declared a love for all things Chrome OS. Speaking to Reuters, Dell's...

  • What's new in Safari 5 and will it improve your browsing?
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    What's new in Safari 5 and will it improve your browsing?

    By 9 June 2010

    Apple's Safari 5 is free, but it does require a reset, so should you bother going through the process of rebooting your computer just to get a new browser. Here are the main new features to look forward to after your reboot: Safari Reader With so many...

  • Chrome OS to be unleashed later this year
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    Chrome OS to be unleashed later this year

    By 2 June 2010

    Google's venture into the OS market via its Chrome OS will begin in the "late fall" according to a Google executive. Late fall is American for late autumn. So hopefully, we're looking at an October release. The head of the Chrome project, Sundar Pichai,...

  • Chrome 5 takes Mac and Linux versions out of beta
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    Chrome 5 takes Mac and Linux versions out of beta

    By 26 May 2010

    Google has removed the beta tag from the Mac and Linux versions of its Chrome browser following the release of Chrome 5. The update also means a refresh for the Windows based browser and a raft of new features. The most exciting update is the multi machine...

  • Chrome Web Store shows apps future
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    Chrome Web Store shows apps future

    By 19 May 2010

    Google has outlined plans of how it expects users of its yet-to-be-released operating system to get the latest apps and games at its annual Google I/O conference in the US. The Chrome Web Store, as it will be known, will allow users of the Chrome browser...

  • Chrome is faster than sound, lightning and potatoes
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    Chrome is faster than sound, lightning and potatoes

    By 5 May 2010

    Google recently pushed out a new beta of Chrome which shows speed improvements of more than 30% in several benchmarks. But that doesn't mean much to casual browser users, who find benchmarks as easy to understand as proportional representation. So Google...

  • Chrome getting 35% speed boost
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    Chrome getting 35% speed boost

    By 5 May 2010

    While most people already regard Chrome as one of the fastest browsers around, Google refuses to rest on its laurels, and has managed to bring yet another substantial performance boost to the browser. A new beta of the browser has pumped up Chrome's scores...

  • Chrome browser still gaining users
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    Chrome browser still gaining users

    By 4 May 2010

    Sit up, browser statistics enthusiasts - this one's for you. NetApplications has issued its monthly report on the to-ings and fro-ings of the browser market, and found that Chrome is still slowly bubbling upwards while Internet Explorer has plunged below...

  • Chrome dumps http://
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    Chrome dumps http://

    By 19 April 2010

    Google has taken an interesting move in the latest developer builds of its Chrome browser. The company has stripped out the http:// prefix from web addresses, leaving them to start solely with "www." On the vast majority of sites, you'll no longer see...

  • Chrome Split Screen extension offers dual screen browsing
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    Chrome Split Screen extension offers dual screen browsing

    By 8 April 2010

    You can never have enough tabs running in your browser can you? That's got to be the thinking behind a new Chrome browser extension that lets you run two browser tabs side by side in the same browser window. Called Split Screen, the concept is very simple....

  • VIDEO OF THE DAY: Quake II in HTML 5
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    VIDEO OF THE DAY: Quake II in HTML 5

    By 2 April 2010

    Why should you get excited about HTML5? Because it lets you run Quake II in your browser without any plug-ins. The video above, which will work in any HTML 5 compatible browser shows just what is possible. For those really having a geeky moment, in the...

  • Google confirms Chrome browser gets Flash built in
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    Google confirms Chrome browser gets Flash built in

    By 31 March 2010

    Google has confirmed that it will be bundling Flash as standard in future versions of its Chrome browser in a move that is surely designed to aggravate its current relationship with Apple. "Adobe Flash Player is the most widely used web browser plug-in....

  • InvisibleHand launches on Internet Explorer
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    InvisibleHand launches on Internet Explorer

    By 25 March 2010

    InvisibleHand, the free real-time online shopping tool, has announced that from 25 March 2010 it will be available on Internet Explorer. According to the company: "InvisibleHand has already found over £7 million of savings for online shoppers, but by...