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WebAPKs are Now Enabled by Default in Chrome Nightly Builds

Progressive Web Apps (otherwise known as WebAPKs) are Google's attempt at integrating the web app ecosystem (so far through Chrome) into the Android platform. Traditional applications (such as a native application) need to be downloaded as an APK file and then installed directly onto the device. Web applications are much more open as you simply...

Google Chrome 61 Beta to Include the Web Share API, WebUSB, and More

Google has been working on integrating its Payment Request API into Chrome for quite some time. Back in May of this year, they officially adopted this new API to allow you to pay for purchases from 3rd-party websites within Chrome. We're still waiting for companies to adopt this new API system, but this is huge...

Google Chrome Canary and Dev Builds Now Come with Built-In Ad Blocker

Google depends on advertising for its revenue. It is to serve this purpose that the company collects all relevant data across all of its users. Our browsing habits, our shopping-related searches, our weekly schedule -- all of these are of interest to Google because they grant an insight into our lives, allowing Google to serve...

Google Prepares Default Chrome Search Engine “Choice Window” to Comply with Russian Lawsuit

In the past few months, Google has suffered a series of setbacks due to litigation. Most recently, the company was hit with a whopping €2.42 billion fine after the European Commission ruled that Google was violating EU anti-trust regulations by inflating their own shopping service results in Google search pages. Back in mid-April, Google suffered...

Latest WebView Introduces Isolated Renderer Process And In-App Safe Browsing

Google released a short review of the changes in the latest version of WebView. Android WebView is a system component for Android allows Android apps to display content from the web directly inside an application. Starting with Android Lollipop, Google decided to distribute WebView as an independent APK updated from the Play Store every six weeks. The goal...

Enable the Rotate-to-fullscreen Gesture in Chrome to Quickly Enter and Exit Fullscreen

If you’re like me and use Chrome to browse most sites rather than install dozens of individual apps, then you are likely familiar with Chrome’s full screen video viewer. Whenever you enter a video, the screen orientation is locked to match the orientation of the video (thanks to the introduction of the #video-fullscreen-orientation-lock Chrome flag...

Chrome 59 for Android Improves Page Loading Times; Adds Support for PNGs

With over 1 billion users, Google Chrome is undoubtedly one of the world's most popular browser out there. Google Chrome comes pre-loaded on all Android smartphones and offers seamless browsing experience across multiple platforms thanks to its tight integration with other Google services. A new update to Chrome for Android is now rolling out in the...

Google’s Experimental “Chrome Home” gets a Redesigned New Tab Page

Google is constantly at work bringing new features to the most popular Internet browser in the world - Chrome. Although most new features take weeks or even months before ever getting into the hands of most users, it's possible to try out new features by enabling certain experimental flags in chrome://flags. One such feature, known...

Google Officially Adopts the Payment Request API, Allowing you to Pay with 3rd-Party Apps in Chrome

Set to be announced at the upcoming Google I/O developer conference, the Payment Request API will revolutionize the way we make online payments on our mobile devices. No longer will Google Chrome users on Android have to go through lengthy checkout processes involving inputting their credit card information or logging into PayPal. Instead, the API...

Chrome’s new Custom Context Menu Revamps the Link/Image/Video Context Menu

Google is constantly at work adding additional features to the world's most popular internet browser, Chrome. Given the sheer number of users that rely on Google Chrome on a daily basis, Google rolls out new features after a lot of internal testing. It took nearly 10 months for the scroll anchoring feature to begin officially rolling...

Copyless Paste, a feature that provides Context-Based Text Input Suggestions, is coming to Chrome

Despite the fact that Google's Chrome browser is the market leader in Internet browsers, Google is always working to bring additional features to millions of users in order to stay competitive. Scroll anchoring is one such feature that, after nearly 10 months in testing, was finally released to end users. But even if it takes...

Google officially rolls out Scroll Anchoring to Fix Annoying Page Jumps

Last year, we pointed out a fix to prevent annoying page jumps in Google Chrome that cause you to click on something you didn't want to click on. That fix is called "Scroll Anchoring", and it required you to enable an experimental flag in chrome://flags. The reason this issue arises is due to "progressive loading"...