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This just in, surfing the web with Chrome just got even better. You folks recall Google’s new “Instant pages” feature that they’re adding in to Chrome 13, right? Well, this is something along those same lines. Google’s planning to bring the same sort of prerendering Chrome 13 users are seeing in Google search to the Omnibox. For those of you who don’t know, that’s basically a fancy word for Google Chrome’s dual address/searchbar.
Of course, you know what this means, doesn’t it?
Pretty much anything in the Omnibox- not just your search results- is fair game for this new functionality. That includes such things as bookmarks and even pages you frequently visit. Go on Facebook a lot? Chrome might just end up pre-caching the social networking site for you. The end result of this functionality is basically a massive kick-start to browser speed;Even though the browser itself uses the same amount of system memory, and hasn’t had any integral changes made to its coding.
A pretty awesome update, for sure- but the function’s not available in Chrome yet. It’ll probably be hitting Chrome Canary some time in the next few days, but until then, those of you who want to give Omnibox Prerendering a go are going to have to download the latest version of Chromium.
Once you’ve done that, it’s as simple as browsing to the about:flags switch and activating Omnibox Prerendering.
Chrome session syncing is a rather useful function that allows you to access your open tabs and browser windows across multiple platforms and systems. Say you’re on your desktop computer, and you’re looking at a few web pages in Chrome. With session syncing, you can open up the exact same web pages on your laptop with the click of a button. What’s more, it’s incredibly easy to set up. Well, easier than it used to be. You used to either have to use command switches or download a plugin. Now, however; you simply have to do the following:
Step 1: Open The Chrome Options Menu
See that little wrench in the upper right hand corner? Click on it, and then select options from the dropdown menu that appears. That’ll load your Chrome options page in a new tab.
A free app designed for the Google Chrome web browser, Beatlab is a deceptively simple app that allows users to create and share their own music. It features a leaderboard system, calculated based on user votes. The voting system presents the user with two songs at random, and they choose which of the two they like better. At the end of each week, the votes are tallied and the winners of each ‘beat battle’ are listed. In order to save songs, Beatlab must be linked to a Facebook account. Sounds pretty nifty so far, doesn’t it? Let’s take a closer look.
This is very much similar to the other Chrome video that was recently released, retracted and then released again. Still, these clips resemble the Google Search ad that was on during the Super Bowl, so should we expect some television playing time with these?
The newest version of Firefox 4, Beta 5, has hardware acceleration. So I decided to see which browser ran the Asteroid Belt test better: Chrome 7 with the “-enable-accelerated-compositing” switch, or the integrated acceleration within Firefox.
Curious about Google TV? Aren’t we all. AndroidandMe is saying that the set top box will be available from DISH Network for $300, and at Google I/O the company showed off some of its best features. Here is another clip that shows more of this new dynamic for TV that is arriving sometime this fall.
There’s a lot of content that is going to be accessible from this box. Plus, did you see them accessing the internet? Yeah, that’s Chrome. Now, if only there was a tablet to complement this…
While having a built-in spell checker for Chrome is helpful sometimes, it can also be a bit annoying with the amount of squiggly lines that it can create if you’re using words not traditionally found in the dictionary. If you want to turn off the default spell checker feature, here’s how.
The first thing you’ll need to do is go to the options menu under the wrench icon.
In the options menus, you will need to click on the Under the Hood tab.
From Under the Hood, you will need to scroll down to the Web Content area, and then click on the Change font and language settings button.
In the Font and Language Settings window, you’ll need to click on the Languages tab.
From there, you’ll need to uncheck the Check spelling option.
Note that Chrome does allow you to check spelling in other languages, depending on your location. While turning off the spell check option is not easy to find in the options menus of Chrome, hopefully this helps out.
Although Chrome to Phone is pretty cool, I didn’t realize that you could also trigger Android apps using the service. In this official Google video clip, it shows beaming a map to your smartphone with it loading the Google Maps application.
Enterprise users rejoice: Chrome is now being offered as an MSI you can download directly from Google.
An MSI is a file extension in Windows that allows enterprises to easily package a piece of software and deploy remotely. Having an MSI for Chrome makes it easy for large companies to quickly install it to thousands of workstations. Depending on businesses perspective on Chrome, this may help to boost the browser’s market share once Google decides to promote this.
If your company is making the switch over to Chrome and deploying it to a large amount of workstations, give us a shout. We’d like to hear about companies using Chrome on a large-scale basis to see how the deployment went, as well as the motiviation behind doing so. Are you just trying Chrome out in your organization, or are you making the switch because you think Chrome is the best browser? Let us know.
It’s really hard to track down correct browser statistics.
Depending on who you trust for browser information, the situation gets muddy very quickly on what is going on. According to NetApplications, Chrome’s browser share actually went down, but StatCounter is showing a month over month gain in share.
ConcievablyTech’s Kurt Baake has written a great article on the subject, and it looks like they are leaning toward the StatCounter data. However, major publications such as the Wall Street Journal still rely on NetApplications.
It’s hard for me to believe that Chrome’s market share actually went down given that Google is marketing their browser all over the web. But as TheNextWeb points out, sales of Windows 7 has been strong, and that has led to more use of Internet Explorer 8 that comes with the OS – and is not all that terrible of a browser, mind you.
Anyways, can we find a freaking consensus on this information? That would be really nice.
Internet Explorer 9 is sure starting to look a lot like Chrome browser.
An analysis by Business Insider on whether Google is still a growth company.
Does Google’s investment in Recorded Future actually have U.S. national security implications?
How many hundreds of million dollars is Google willing to spend battling Facebook?
Google is allowing designers to have more control over typography customizations.
Google is looking to close a $3 billion credit deal very soon, more acquisitions on the way?
One has to be convinced that Microsoft is afraid of Google’s App strategy.
Maybe this is already common knowledge, but has Chrome’s growth come at Firefox’s expense?
Eric Schmidt on entrepreneurs: “They’re drop-outs, crazy smart people”.
The Chrome stable channel has been updated – improvements to WebGL, sandboxing and CSS style rendering.