Starting January 4, 2024 Google will start disabling cookies in the browser

Google has announced that starting on January 4, 2024 they will start disabling third-party cookies in the Chrome browser among approximately 1% of users. This trial will be conducted on a global scale and will involve a limited number of Chrome users. In the latter half of 2024, Google plans to completely stop using third-party cookies for all users. Continue reading "Starting January 4, 2024 Google will start disabling cookies in the browser"

Chrome 120 and Edge 120 are now available with general improvements

Two major software market players, Google and Microsoft, have updated their browsers. On December 6, Google introduced Chrome 120 stable, and today Microsoft Edge has reached the same version number. Both releases are a minor update without drastic changes, major additions, or anything like that. Here are the changes. Continue reading "Chrome 120 and Edge 120 are now available with general improvements"

Google Chrome will get an AI-powered Compose (Help me write) feature for generating text

Google intends to introduce a new functionality called Compose, powered by artificial intelligence, to its Chrome browser. This feature will enable users to generate text whenever needed, and it will be accessible on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Continue reading "Google Chrome will get an AI-powered Compose (Help me write) feature for generating text"

Chrome Web Store has got a new design of the Material You style

Google has updated the Chrome Web Store, making changes to its design, navigation, and adding new sections. The extension store design now uses Material You, which allows it to better interact with other Google services.

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Chrome 119 stable is now available with several improvements

Chrome 119 hits the stable channel with several improvements and fixes. It limits the life time of cookies to 400 days, allows searching through bookmark folders in the address bar, adds domain address auto-correction for URLs with a typo, and more. Continue reading "Chrome 119 stable is now available with several improvements"

Chrome and Firefox may soon drop Theora codec support

In a move driven by security concerns and user demand, Google and Mozilla are about to remove support for the Theora video codec in their browsers. The companies emphasize that the potential security risks associated with Theora outweigh its usage among users. Continue reading "Chrome and Firefox may soon drop Theora codec support"

Google Chrome will soon test hiding your actual IP address

Google will soon test a new IP Protection feature in the Chrome browser. It aims to safeguard users' privacy and security by hiding their IP addresses through the use of proxy servers. This initiative, named IP Protection, was outlined by Google developers on GitHub. Continue reading "Google Chrome will soon test hiding your actual IP address"

Chrome on Android and iOS will find typos in URLs and suggest fixes

Google has introduced a new  feature for Chrome mobile that can help users find typos in URLs. While it is designed for individuals with dyslexia and those who are learning a new language, it can be obviously of help for everyone. Continue reading "Chrome on Android and iOS will find typos in URLs and suggest fixes"

How to enable tab memory usage info in Chrome

Starting in Chrome 118, you can enable tab memory usage in tab hovercard popup when you hover over a tab with the mouse pointer. Then it will show the amount of RAM used by the tab in the preview thumbnail. By default, it is hidden behind a flag, but you can quickly turn it on. Continue reading "How to enable tab memory usage info in Chrome"

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