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Google's Safe Browsing Now Protects Against Deceptive Software Downloads

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.


Chrome For IOS Is Now As Fast And Stable As Safari

iOS: Way back in the old days of iOS 8, Apple allowed third-party browsers access to a bit of software that allowed them to be just as fast as Safari. Google Chrome has finally taken advantage of that.


Docs Online Viewer Opens Up Most Major File Formats Directly In Chrome

Chrome: When you’re browsing for files online, it’s always a bit annoying to have to download something, then open it up in a third-party application just to view it. Docs Online Viewer lets you open up most major file formats you come across right in Chrome.


How To Stop Videos From Auto-Playing In Four Popular Browsers

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.


YouTube Picture In Picture Lets You Browse And Watch At The Same Time

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.


Journey Is A Journal App With Photo Support And Calendar View

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.


Note To Chrome Extension Developers, The Sidebar API Is Going Away

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.


Just Not Sorry For Gmail Helps You Write More Confident Emails

Chrome: A lack of confidence in your emails can make it hard to set a professional tone, or make important messages seem weak. Just Not Sorry is a simple Gmail plug-in that identifies qualifying words and phrases so you can weed them out.


How To Delete Just One Site From Your Chrome Browsing History

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.


Bring Back Touch To Search In Chrome For Android With This Setting

Android: Chrome for Android had a neat little feature that allows you to tap a word to do a Google search for the word without leaving the page you’re on. It’s gone missing for some, but here’s how to bring it back.


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