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  • Auto-translation and extra privacy come to Chrome
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    Auto-translation and extra privacy come to Chrome

    By 18 March 2010

    At the start of March, Google quietly updated the beta version of its Chrome browser to include a feature that detects what language a page is written in and offers to auto-translate it for you. Well, that feature has now been rolled out to the stable...

  • Developer criticises 'limited' browser ballot
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    Developer criticises 'limited' browser ballot

    By 3 March 2010

    A web designer, Richard Quick, has filed a complaint with the EC about the browser ballot screen that is rolling out, offering users a choice between which software they use to navigate the Web. He says that half the options on offer are just Internet...

  • Chrome only browser to grow in February
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    Chrome only browser to grow in February

    By 2 March 2010

    Latest figures from Net Applications suggest that the browser market is moving in favour of Google's Chrome - which is growing while all others shrink in marketshare. Chrome is up 0.39%, which takes the browser to 5.61% of web use - in third place above...

  • Chrome 5 to auto translate websites for you
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    Chrome 5 to auto translate websites for you

    By 1 March 2010

    Google's Chrome browser is to offer on the fly translating so you won't have to worry about installing an extension or manually doing it. The news, which has been uncovered in Chrome 5, the latest developer channel version of the browser, shows that...

  • Windows browser ballot screen rolls out
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    Windows browser ballot screen rolls out

    By 1 March 2010

    Microsoft's browser ballot screen, the EU-mandated move which offers users the option to replace Internet Explorer on their Windows installation, has begun to roll out to computers across the world that have Internet Explorer set as the default browser....

  • Mozilla begins browser education campaign
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    Mozilla begins browser education campaign

    By 24 February 2010

    The Mozilla Foundation, who created and administers the open-source Firefox browser, has begun a campaign to educate web users about alternative options to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The move comes in advance of Microsoft launching a ballot screen...

  • Chrome extensions emerge from beta
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    Chrome extensions emerge from beta

    By 25 January 2010

    Google has announced that it's bringing Chrome's extensions and bookmark sync capabilities out of beta. The browser, which has won plaudits for its speed and minimalism, can now be modified to do almost anything you can dream of. There's over 1500 extensions...

  • Google wants you to give Chrome for Christmas
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    Google wants you to give Chrome for Christmas

    By 17 December 2009

    Google seems to be in the midst of a massive promotional push for its Chrome browser. We've seen billboards in the streets, huge newspaper ads, and now this - a site that lets you send Chrome for Christmas. The idea is that you send it to your relatives,...

  • EU drops Microsoft antitrust charges
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    EU drops Microsoft antitrust charges

    By 16 December 2009

    The European Union has announced that it's dropping all antitrust charges against Microsoft, following the software giant's agreement to offer a choice of 12 web browsers to owners of its operating system. The deal will see users get a "ballot screen"...

  • Google's Chrome browser overtakes Safari
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    Google's Chrome browser overtakes Safari

    By 15 December 2009

    After a decade of dominance from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, only punctuated recently by the success of Mozilla's Firefox, another contender is stepping up to the plate - Google's Chrome browser. Chrome, which has been praised by reviewers for its...

  • VIDEO: Google Chrome's Features
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    VIDEO: Google Chrome's Features

    By 11 December 2009

    Google has unveiled a series of short films that show prospective users exactly what its Chrome browser can do, covering its speed, security, themes, stability, omnibox, new tab and incognito features. They run the gamut from impressive, to sweet, to...

  • Chrome OS source code available
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    Chrome OS source code available

    By 19 November 2009

    Google's Chrome OS is about to be unveiled to the public, and the source code for the operating system has already made it out into the wilds of the Web. At the moment, there's very little to show for it - just a login screen and one of the included wallpapers...

  • Chrome extensions approach release
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    Chrome extensions approach release

    By 17 November 2009

    Google appears to be about to bring support for extensions into Chrome. In developer editions of the browser, there's a jigsaw puzzle area in the lower right corner of the new tab screen that links through to https://chrome.google.com/extensions - which...

  • Google announces SPDY project
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    Google announces SPDY project

    By 13 November 2009

    Google has a bit of a thing about speed. After releasing Chrome - probably the fastest browser around, if a little bare-bones - and minimizing page load times for its search engine, Google has now announced a research project called SPDY (and pronounced...

  • Mac beta for Chrome coming in December
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    Mac beta for Chrome coming in December

    By 12 November 2009

    It appears that a beta version of Google's Chrome browser will be appearing for Mac users in December. The browser is currently available on Windows, but Linux and Mac users have been left out in the cold by Google, with only alpha versions for company....

  • RIM advertises for "WebKit Developer"
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    RIM advertises for "WebKit Developer"

    By 2 November 2009

    RIM is advertising for a Canadian-based WebKit developer, following its acquisition of Torch Mobile (a company that developed the WebKit-based Iris Browser). Both bits of evidence irrefutably point to the fact that RIM knows the BlackBerry browser is...

  • Chrome for Macs in a "couple of months"
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    Chrome for Macs in a "couple of months"

    By 9 October 2009

    A version of Google's Chrome browser for Macs is due to arrive sooner than expected, the search giant's CEO has revealed at a New York press conference. While Chrome for Macs was not due to be available for consumer consumption until the first half of...

  • Google planning Chrome Frame for Firefox?
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    Google planning Chrome Frame for Firefox?

    By 2 October 2009

    Google could easily crank out a Chrome Frame for Firefox, in the same way that it has for Internet Explorer, according to Mozilla's VP Engineering, Mike Shaver. "The code is certainly there", he told Computerworld. "But source code doesn't speak to intent",...

  • Microsoft warns of Chrome Frame security flaws
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    Microsoft warns of Chrome Frame security flaws

    By 24 September 2009

    Microsoft has warned of security issues when using Google's recently-announced Chrome Frame plugin for Internet Explorer 6. As previously reported, the plugin allows users to get access to HTML5 coding within the older browser. Microsoft says: "With Internet...

  • Google Chrome Frame aims to bring IE6 kicking and screaming into today's web
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    Google Chrome Frame aims to bring IE6 kicking and screaming into today's web

    By 22 September 2009

    Google is trying to help those stuck with Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser embrace the latest the Internet has to offer, with the launch of a new meta tag and additional plug-in. Called Google Chrome Frame, the new system will let website developers...

  • Google releases Chrome 3 browser
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    Google releases Chrome 3 browser

    By 16 September 2009

    It's been a little over a year since Chrome unexpectedly burst screaming into the world and helped to reignite the browser wars, and Google hasn't been lying down when it comes to its development. The third edition of the browser has just graduated from...

  • Chrome usage doubles in a year
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    Chrome usage doubles in a year

    By 14 September 2009

    Pocket-lint has recorded higher than average Chrome usage on the site, revealing that Google's browser is particularly popular with Pocket-lint readers. While Google Chrome enjoys a less-then-3% global share of the browser market, here on Pocket-lint...

  • Google and Sony strike Chrome deal
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    Google and Sony strike Chrome deal

    By 1 September 2009

    Google has come to a deal with Sony that'll see its Chrome browser promoted via Vaio laptops. It's undoubtedly an attempt to pump up the popularity of the browser, which has been well reviewed but is used by relatively few people. Microsoft and Google...

  • 64-bit Chrome arrives - but only on Linux
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    64-bit Chrome arrives - but only on Linux

    By 21 August 2009

    Google Chrome engineers have revealed that they're working on a 64-bit version of the company's browser. However, it'll intiially just be headed to Linux, not OSX or Windows. Dean McNamee made the announcement on the Chromium-dev mailing list, and shared...

  • Google launches Chrome bookmark syncing
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    Google launches Chrome bookmark syncing

    By 18 August 2009

    Google's Chrome browser is adding features at a rate of knots. The team behind the software has announced that the latest version of Chrome will feature bookmark syncing between browsers. What that means is that if you save a bookmark on your browser,...