Category Archives: Google Chrome

Secure Opera Browser Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Secure Opera Browser Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

As you may already know, all Intel CPUs released during the past decade, ARM64 CPUs and certain AMD CPUs are affected by a serious issue. A specially malformed code can be used to steal the private data of any other process, including sensitive data like passwords, security keys and so on. Even a browser with JavaScript enabled can be used as an attack vector. If you are an Opera user, you can do the following.

Secure Google Chrome Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Secure Google Chrome Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

As you may already know, all Intel CPUs released during the past decade are affected by a serious issue. A specially malformed code can be used to steal the private data of any other process, including sensitive data like passwords, security keys and so on. Even a browser with JavaScript enabled can be used as an attack vector. If you are a Google Chrome/Chromium user, you can do the following.

Chrome will block ‘intrusive’ ads starting February 15 2018

Chrome will block ‘intrusive’ ads starting February 15 2018

As you may already know, Google is going to include a built-in ad-blocker feature in their popular web browser software, Google Chrome. This is an unprecedented step because Google's revenue depends on advertising however they realize that too many intrusive ads ruin the web user experience so much that people start blocking all ads which is even worse for ad revenue companies. Unlike popular ad-blocking solutions such as uBlock and AdBlock which block all ads, the upcoming functionality in Chrome won't eliminate all the ads. It is intended to change the ad industry to make ads inconspicuous and less intrusive. This can make ads useful without being annoying and users may not block them. The company will take the first steps on February 15, 2018.

Google Chrome reaches Microsoft Store but with a catch

Google Chrome reaches Microsoft Store but with a catch

The Microsoft Store is where Microsoft would prefer all Windows software to be in the future. Getting major apps in the Store is a big deal for them. Well Google Chrome, the world's most popular web browser has now landed in the Store. This is a significant development however it's not as simple as that. Due to Microsoft's restrictions which they have imposed for Store apps, Google can only offer an installer or a link to download Chrome. Here are more details.

How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Google Chrome

How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Google Chrome

Chrome is a popular open-source web browser available for all major platforms. If some web pages have unexpected behavior in this browser, you can try to clear the cache and cookies. Let's see how it can be done.

How To Disable Material Design For Chrome Bookmarks

How To Disable Material Design For Chrome Bookmarks

As you may already know, the recently released Google Chrome version 63 comes with Material Design applied to bookmarks. This UI redesign was started a long time ago. The Material Design replaces the traditional look of various options, menus and pages of the browser. It is possible to disable the Material design bits for the bookmarks UI in Chrome 63 if you are not happy with its look. Here is how.

How to Override System Proxy Settings in Google Chrome

How to Override System Proxy Settings in Google Chrome

If you are a Google Chrome user, you may be aware of how it works with proxies. The browser doesn't include its own proxy settings on Windows. Instead, it follows the system settings, sharing the options with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and the Windows OS itself. Here is how to specify separate proxy settings for Chrome.

Chrome 63 is out, here’s everything you need to know

Chrome 63 is out, here’s everything you need to know

A new version of the most popular browser, Google Chrome is out. Version 63 has reached the stable branch and now available for Windows, Linux and Mac. Although we don't cover every release of Google Chrome, we felt this one was significant. Here are the key changes.

Enable Redirect Blocker in Google Chrome

Enable Redirect Blocker in Google Chrome

With Chrome 64, Google is going to enhance the security of the browser by blocking unwanted redirects. Unwanted redirects usually are JavaScript code which change the current URL and lead the user to another site he wasn't planning to visit. They can be added by webmasters, or can be part of third-party ads. Google wants to defeat them.

Microsoft quietly released a Windows 10 Accounts extension for Chrome

Microsoft quietly released a Windows 10 Accounts extension for Chrome

There still aren't enough extensions available for Microsoft Edge, which is mostly the company's fault — they took too long to introduce extension support at first and now they seem to be doing a very poor job on attracting developers to bring their products to the Windows Store. But this isn't stopping the company from making their own browser extensions — for third party browsers like Google Chrome.