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Google Chrome Bug Causing Pixelation on M1 MacBooks

A new bug discovered in Google's Chrome browser causes pixelation and increased aliasing when hardware acceleration is enabled on an M1 Mac (via Reddit). The Use hardware acceleration when available option in Chrome's Settings uses the device's GPU to improve how both graphics and text are rendered in the browser. Among other things, the option...

Google Privacy Guide Helps You Set Up Your Chrome Privacy Settings

Developed at the Google Safety Engineering Center (GSEC), the new Privacy Guide by Google offers users a step-by-step guided tour of existing privacy and security controls in Chrome to help them make and manage the right selections. Initially, the Privacy Guide will include controls for cookies, history sync, Safe Browsing, and Make Searches and Browsing...

Google Launches Chrome Version 100, Featuring Brand New Logo

Google has successfully launched version 100 of Chrome. With the stable launch of the latest version of the browser, Google has finally updated its logo to celebrate. Google Chrome was first launched back in 2008. Since that time, its become a powerhouse of a browser across PC, macOS, iOS, and Android devices. Nearly 14 years...

Google Changes Chrome Logo for the First Time Since 2014

[caption id="attachment_368108" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image: @elvin_not_11 on Twitter[/caption] Google is changing Chrome's brand icons for the first time in eight years (via The Verge). Elvin Hu, a designer for Google Chrome, gave us our first look at the new Chrome logo in a Twitter thread on Friday and also talked about some of the design philosophy...

Apple’s Shazam Launches Chrome Extension, Then Pulls It

Shazam's new Chrome Extension is designed to help users identify what’s playing in a "Netflix or YouTube video, that Soundcloud mix or in a Twitch streamed video game," that's running in one of their Chrome tabs, but it is simply broken for several users — reports 9to5Google. The Apple-owned music discovery app, which matches more...

Google Says Chrome Is Now 23% Faster

Google has steadily been improving the performance of the Chrome web browser, and users are about to see the biggest jump yet. Google has shipped a new JavaScript compiler for its V8 JavaScript engine in Chrome called Sparkplug that promises a much faster web experience — 23 percent faster — and it does it by "cheating,"...

Google Adding Widgets to Chrome for iOS Soon

With widgets now a part of the iOS ecosystem, Google is looking to add some for its own iOS apps — and one of them happens to be the famed Chrome Dino Game, according to a tweet from iOS developer and MacRumors contributor Steve Moser. https://twitter.com/SteveMoser/status/1383185027761049611 The Chrome Dino Game, initially code-named Project Bolan and also...

Google Finally Details Personal Data Collected by Chrome, Google App

After getting called out multiple times by privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo for "spying on users,” Google has finally shared the details of how much personal data the company collects in Chrome and the Google app (via The Hacker News). "No wonder they wanted to hide it. Spying on users has nothing to do with building...

Google Speeding Up Chrome’s Release Cycle to Every Four Weeks

Google Chrome will soon be getting new feature updates every four weeks thanks to a faster release cycle. Citing improved testing and release processes for Chrome, Google has decided to speed up the rate at which it pushes out major feature updates for its browser and will switch to a four-week release cycle down from...

Apple Launches iCloud Password Extension for Chrome

Apple has released its iCloud password extension for Google Chrome on Windows and Mac. The official extension enables users to use stored iCloud Keychain passwords on Chrome. Now, making the transition between Safari and Chrome can be all the more fluid and less stressful when utilizing password management software. According to a report from The...

Benchmarks: Google Chrome for M1 Macs vs Intel Macs

Google has just rolled out its Chrome browser as an Apple M1 native app for the newly released 2020 M1-based Mac Mini, Macbook Air, and 13-inch Macbook Pro systems, and according to the benchmarks, Chrome seems to run much faster on M1 Macs as compared to the Intel Macs (via ArsTechnica). The Speedometer benchmark (shown above)...

Google Removes Over 100 Chrome Extensions Collecting Sensitive User Data

Google has removed 106 malicious Chrome extensions that have been caught collecting sensitive user data. According to Reuters, the 106 extensions are part of a batch of 111 Chrome extensions that have been identified as malicious in a report published today by cyber-security firm Awake Security. Awake says these extensions posed as tools to improve web searches,...