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Google I/O 2017 Is Coming: What to Expect From the Future of Android, Chrome, and More

Google’s annual I/O developer conference kicks off Wednesday 17th May and continues through the end of the week. We’ll be on the ground at the show covering all the breaking news, but before then we’re taking a closer look at what we can expect from this year’s conference. Read More >>

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Giffgaff’s Free Chrome Plugin Translates Money Jargon To Actual Words (In Theory)

If we were going to guess which brand made a free Chrome plugin to automatically translate money jargon into plain English, phone network Giffgaff wouldn't be in our top 50. Read More >>

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Google’s Plan to Build Ad-Blocking Into Chrome Could Be a Very Good Thing

It’s not just you, online ads are getting worse. Auto-play video has become a standard, pop-ups are back in a big way and those inline ads seem accidentally clickier all the time. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is well aware of this and it’s planning to add a built-in ad blocker to the Chrome browser. If the plan is handled correctly, it could force sites to give everyone a better experience. But that’s a big “if.” Read More >>

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8 Extensions That Should Make Your Browser a Little More Hacker-Proof

The web can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a pretty dangerous place to venture out into—with phishing sites, drive-by downloads and other nasties lurking around every corner. If you’re browsing on Firefox or Chrome you should give your browser some extra muscle for keeping you safe online by installing one or more of these security-focused add-ons. Read More >>

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The Latest Version of Chrome Will Prevent Tabs From Killing Your Battery Life

The latest version of Google Chrome (which is available now) will finally do something to prevent background tabs from killing your laptop’s battery. Read More >>

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How to Make Your Web Browser Less Annoying

The simple HTML websites of old knew their place in your browser, but today’s sites are bursting with video, audio, and notifications that can be a constant distraction. Read More >>

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Google Adds Offline Tools to Android Chrome

Google's latest version of Chrome for its Android devices comes under the catchy release number of 55.0.2883.84, with one or more of those numbers signifying something new and exciting -- an offline mode. Read More >>

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How to See Everything Your Browser Knows About You 

The second you log onto the internet, you start leaving a trace that’s more telling than you think. Browsers can not only identify where you are in the world, but they collect a tonne of other data too, such as where your mouse is hovering and when you launch a private browser window. Here’s a way to find out exactly what you’re leaking. Read More >>

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The Most Useful Chrome Extensions Ever Made

One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it offers thousands of third-party extensions that developers have come up with to add features, boost performance, and fix problems. Here are 17 Chrome extensions that we’d have a difficult time living without. Read More >>

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How to Make Chrome the Best Browser for Your Phone

Google doesn’t just want the Chrome browser dominating laptops and desktops of this world, it wants it on as many mobile devices as possible too. If you have Chrome installed on your iPhone or Android, there are a handful of ways you can make it even better than the default settings. Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the most from the Chrome browser on your mobile devices. Read More >>

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Chrome’s Experimental Browser Has Arrived on Android

If you want to try the latest Chrome features, you no longer have to glue yourself to a desktop. Google just started offering the experimental Chrome Canary browser on Android. Read More >>

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How to Speed Up Your Netflix Binge Watching

Are you in a rush to get through all the episodes of Luke Cage? Way behind your partner on seasons of House of Cards? You can get through your Netflix queue faster than normal and save yourself some time, as long as you’re prepared to do a little bit of under-the-hood tinkering in your browser. Read More >>

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The Internet Isn’t Ready At All For Google’s ‘Secure Everything’ Future With Chrome

By the end of 2017, it’s almost a certainty that the Google-developed Chrome browser will flag all non-HTTPS sites as “non-secure”. Currently, only HTTPS sites lacking certificates (or out-of-date or incorrectly configured ones) earn the red triangle of doom. But what if Google flicked the switch now? What would the web look like? Read More >>

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Google Announces Desktop Chrome Apps Are Getting The Boot

Google isn’t one to flog a dead horse. In fact, the company is happy to sink its projects if they’re failing to perform, despite how popular they appear to be. Packaged Chrome apps are next on Google’s hitlist, with the announcement yesterday that they’ll be phased out over the next 12-24 months. Read More >>

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Chrome Reintroduces Backspace-back After Public Outcry

This may have passed you by or this may have inconvenienced you so much you've been shouting at the internet in capital letters for a fortnight, but... Google has changed the behaviour of the backspace button in its Chrome browser. Read More >>