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Late last year, Google beefed up its Safe Browsing service that protects internet users from various tricks attackers use to gain access to their computers. Google has now bolstered Safe Browsing further by warning users of embedded content like ads that pretend to be from a legitimate company to get users to download dodgy unwanted software. Here’s what you need to know.
Whether it’s a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today’s web want to get going without any input from you — and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren’t expecting. Here’s how to tackle the issue in your browser of choice.
Chrome: The picture-in-picture mode used by the YouTube app for iOS and Android is a great way to continue browsing on YouTube while a video is playing. The YouTube Picture in Picture extension adds that functionality to Chrome on the desktop.
Android/Chrome/Web: Keeping a journal has a ton of healthy side benefits. Journey, the photo-friendly journaling app, makes it even easier with a calendar and atlas view for reviewing your entries.
Early last year, there was an internal proposal by the Chromium team to implement a sidebar interface for Chrome, providing extension developers with another way to deliver extra functionality and content. If you were planning to deploy something using this API, it’s time to make new plans as it’s just been axed.
Google’s Chrome browser has a neat history erase tool that lets you blitz your browsing logs from the last hour, day, week or month — or from the beginning of time. However, that history can be useful to search back through, and if you only want to exorcise one site from Chrome’s memory, here’s how to do it.