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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 while back it was reported that Chrome OS would feature a remoting system that would allow users to be able to access their favorite native applications that are on traditional operating systems. This would be similar to a remote desktop-type of situation.
Now, it appears as if that will become a reality now that “Chromoting” as a feature has shown up in the most recent Chromium (and Canary) builds.
If you want to see Chromoting as an option for yourself, get a new build of the Chromium browser and at the switch “-enable-remoting” to your desktop shortcut.
UPDATE: Changed this post to reflect that you can also do this with Chrome Canary as well.
Remember the Chromium repository files that listed Dell, Acer and HP? They’ve been replaced by different ones now.
While Google has not launched its own storage service, it has given Memeo permission to use the “GDrive” name for Google Docs.
Social networking-focused browser Flock has replaced its Mozilla underpinnings with those of the Chromium browser.
The next version of Android will be focused on the user interface, hoping to avoid having manufactures put their own UI on devices.
Here’s a video of the the Logitech Revue, which will be a companion device for Google TV.
For anyone with some time and perserverance, you can put an open source browser on a mobile phone. Sure, it may not work perfectly, but its a start. That’s why when someone puts Chromium on a Nokia N900 phone – which is running the open source Linux-based Debian operating system, you’ve got to put the instructions up, right?
These points are included in the readme:
- This package doesn’t work with app manager – you have to install them using dpkg in console
- Chromium should work with libxss from extras-devel repo or libxss from here
- Note: If you use extras-devel repo version you will have to use some –force when installing chromium
Installing Through X-terminal in N900:
- Download these files to root directory in Nokia N900 then
- Type root
- type cd /home/user/MyDocs/ dpkg -i name-of-the-lib-file.deb
- dpkg -i name-of-the-chromefile.deb
Source: Maemo Arena
If you have never heard of Yandex outside of Russia, it would not be a surprise. However, it is the most popular search engine in Russia and prior to the global financial meltdown, they had been planning to have a blockbuster IPO in the United States on the Nasdaq exchange. Although the current search statistics for Russia is hard to find, Crunchbase reports that Yandex had a 55% share in 2008. According to Alexa, Yandex is currently ranked as the number 26 site in the world.
Yandex has its own mail service, financial portal and advertising model. So it’s no surprise that they have their own browser. And not just any browser. They have decided that Google’s strategy is such a smart one that they have taken a version of the Chrome browser and made it their own.
The “Chrome for Yandex” browser is based off of the Chromium open source build and has the Yandex search page as the home default, as well as other Yandex service such as mail, maps and shopping set as bookmarks. Not a bad idea for a company that competes with Google on its home turf. Why not take a browser that is open source, add in some customizations and allow users to download it?
We’ve seen a few custom Chromium browser builds such as the security focused Comodo browser, but this is probably the smartest commercial iteration yet available. There will surely be more, and it will be exciting to see what creative developers will be able to do with the Chromium builds that are readily available to be tweaked.
Get your Yandex Chrome browser at http://chrome.yandex.ru/.