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Chrome's Nasty GPU Memory Leak, And How To Replicate It

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Chrome’s signed distance field setting for fonts and how it seemed to be the cause of a memory blowout in the browser’s GPU process. Unfortunately, the issue was not related to the SDF feature and in fact is a known bug that was introduce a few versions ago.


The Nexus 6's Performance Crippled By A Feature You Can't Disable

It’s not an unreasonable expectation that a new phone should be faster than its predecessor and in the case of the Nexus 6, it’s definitely a more powerful device than the Nexus 5. Unfortunately, a decision by Google with Android 5.0, also known as “Lollipop”, the gadget isn’t running anywhere near as quickly as it should, according to tech review site Anandtech.


Control When And If Bundles Appear In Gmail's New Inbox App

Android/iOS: Google’s new Inbox app lets you bundle messages for easy organisation. It’s great, but there’s more you can do with those bundles. After creating one, you can control how often a bundle appears, like once a day or once a week, or even have it skip the inbox altogether.


Access Google Inbox From Any Browser With A User Agent Switch

Google’s new Inbox service is great, but it only works on Android, iOS and Chrome. If none of those are your preferred method for accessing your email, The Zinx shows you how to change your browser’s user agent to access Inbox anywhere.


Chrome Gets A Faster, More Stable 64-Bit Build For OS X

Mac: Chrome has finally been optimised for 64-bit Macs in version 39, which comes with lots of stability, performance and security improvements.


The Tech Skills And Courses Google Recommends For Software Engineers

Software engineering is one of the most in-demand and best paying careers, but learning computer science can also pay off even if you don’t do it professionally. Google has a guide to the courses and experiences future software engineers should consider.


Google Keep Adds Shared Notes, Search By Colour

Android: Google has updated its note-taking app Keep with a couple of nifty new features. The most useful is shared lists, so now you can, for example, create a list for your household and everyone can mark items done in real time.


Battle Of The Mobile Office Suites: Microsoft Office Versus Google Docs

This year, Microsoft has made Office available for the iPad and iPhone, has releaed a preview version for Android, and has cut the price for the mobile version to free. Meanwhile, Google Drive and its associated apps has been building out features as well. Today, we compare the two on mobile.


How The 'Free' Website Approach Makes Life Harder For Everyone

You are right to worry about what internet companies do with your digital identity. There is reason to fear for online privacy.


Google Search Adds Email Event Suggestions, In-App Search, Coin Flip

Android: Google has released an update to its Search app that brings some excellent new features, including searching within apps, suggested events based on email and — the holy grail of search features — flipping a coin.