Google Chrome policy update
Google directs Chrome extensions to disclose what they do with user data
In order to ensure users are aware, developers will have to reveal- in simple words – the type of data that their Chrome extensions collect.
M1 MacBook
New M1 MacBook Air has been found with 128GB for just $799
We get new information about Apple’s latest M1 Macs, which mention a new 128GB variant, future Windows integration, and new Chrome speeds
App Store
Pocketnow Daily: Apple CUTS 30% App Store Tax: Sorry Epic Games.. (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about Apple’s latest changes in commission rates, A new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite, and more.
Google chrome v87 performance boost
Chrome gets a huge performance boost and a useful tab search tool
When users type a query that resembles a settings option, they’ll see an action button right in Chrome’s universal URL bar.
Chrome’s “Kaleidoscope” page will put all streaming services in one place
A dedicated page will show icons for services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+, which can be clicked to open the desired streaming service.
Google Chrome for Android will soon let you schedule downloads
The new “Choose when to download” pop-up window will give users three options to choose from – Now, On Wi-Fi, and Pick date & time.
Pocketnow Daily: There’s ANOTHER iPhone 12 Problem? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the new rumors about the batteries in the iPhone 12 lineup, more Google Pixel 4a leaks and more
Google is finally implementing 64-bit architecture for Chrome on Android
64-bit, here I C(hr)ome!
Chrome will remove demanding ads that drain battery, data and system resources
Google will test the new ad behavior monitoring experiment on Chrome over the next few months before implementing it in August.
Chrome is getting a tab grouping feature to make your browser life easier
Tab grouping on desktop is already available on Chrome Beta and will start rolling out on all platforms via the stable channel starting next week.
Google Stadia
Stadia now supports 5.1 surround sound and on-screen keyboard in Chrome
Google Stadia has just received a new software update that will improve your gaming experience while playing on Chrome and more
Chrome OS now selectively installs web apps over Android apps
Chromebooks are good for web-based work and the availability of Android apps…
Google
Justice Department preparing Google antitrust investigation
The U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to launch an antitrust investigation against Google, according to several recent reports.
European Commission Google
Update: Google complies with EU Commission, will inform users of browser choices
Google will inform users about the choices for browsers they have on an Android phone, complying with a EU Commission decision from last year.
Microsoft could get rid of Edge on Windows 10 to use a Chrome-based browser
It seems that the end is near for Microsoft’s web browser as the company is apparently working on a substitute for Microsoft Edge
Google makes Play Store optional in Europe, will charge license fee
The company is still distributing Android OS, Google Search and Chrome to device makers for free. Apps like the Play Store and YouTube will start to cost.
Pixelbook
Google Pixelbook or Pixel Slate codenamed Nocturne benchmarked
The rumored upcoming Google Pixelbook, or Google Pixel Slate, with the codename Nocturne, has popped up in benchmarks revealing some specs.
Google prototyping Article model viewer for AR and VR web experiences
As augmented and virtual reality take hold in more user experiences on the web, one of the ways Google wants to help is by introducing a model viewer.
Networking tweaks to help your Android perform better, faster, and safer
Here are a few Android networking tweaks to mitigate risks, improve your performance, and maybe even improve your battery life in the process!
Android Google Chrome Exploit
Chrome 39 goes stable on Android, brings Lollipop enhancements and more
Chrome 39 for Android ushers in various different Lollipop-inspired design tweaks, plus more. Get the scoop here.
Browser wars: Android vs iOS (Video)
The Android vs iOS comparisons will likely never end, but how do their stock browsers compare? Watch our Safari vs Chrome comparison to find out!
Why doesn’t every browser do word wrapping?
Word wrapping or text flow was very helpful in bridging the gap between desktop websites on mobile devices. Read on to find out what happened to it.