Google Chrome 54 is out now, but Chrome 55 which should finally fix long-standing memory usage and battery life problems with the browser.
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Google has provided a new battery life comparison that shows that the latest version of its Chrome web browser for Windows obtains about two hours of additional battery life on the same hardware when compared to a year-ago version.
Google updated Chrome for Windows this week, enhancing the browser's user experience with a flat, Metro-like Material Design look and feel, improved support for increasingly-common high-DPI displays, and better battery life. It's almost like they've read my mind.
Google announced today that it will be removing support for web apps from its Chrome web browser on Windows (and on Mac and Linux as well) over the next two years. These web apps will only be supported on Chrome OS for the foreseeable future, Google says.
If you're feeling a little frosty this morning, it might be because hell just froze over: Microsoft announced today that it is bringing full-featured Skype experiences to Linux (!), Chromebook and the Chrome web browser.
With Android apps coming to Chromebook this summer, I thought it was time to upgrade from the aging Toshiba model I'd been using. And while I'd love to have a Chromebook Pixel, the $1300 asking price was just a bit too high. So I've purchased the next best thing, a new Acer Chromebook 14.
When it comes to web browsers on Windows 10, the conversation pretty much begins and ends with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. But despite relatively low usage, Opera makes a compelling case as well. And a recent change to the browser can improve battery life in laptops by about 50 percent, the firm says.
Google's Chrome browser has passed Internet Explorer to be the most popular desktop browser; ending a multi-decade run by the legacy browser.
A report in Ars Technica claims that Google will dramatically expand its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) technologies to bring over one million Android apps to Chrome OS and Chromebooks. And to Windows, too.
Google announced this week that it will be retiring the Chrome App Launcher on Windows (and on Mac and Linux). But that's fine, since there's already a much better way to launch Chrome apps in Windows alongside native applications.
Stuck with tiny usage share, Opera is taking a step that other web browser makers are unlikely to embrace: It is adding native ad-blocking functionality to its flagship browser.
It's been a busy couple of days at DEVintersection in Las Vegas. But I think I can post on a more normal schedule today. Here's what else is happening.
Mozilla has quickly delivered it a Windows 10-friendly version of its flagship Firefox web browser, offering a streamlined new look and safer add-ons.