Google Chrome

  • October 13, 2016

    Top 5 Browsers for Android Devices

  • January 16, 2014

    Google Chrome Update Decrease Data Usage

    Google will release an update to the mobile version of Chrome, which promises to decrease data usage while browsing by as much as 50%. The iOS update will also include Google Translate, which translates webpages while browsing.   Google announced the upcoming changes to its browser Wednesday in a blog post, saying,   “In the U.S. alone, more than a fifth of adult smartphone users now do most of their online browsing on their mobile device.1 Around the world, we’re seeing a similar trend towards more mobile browsing. That’s why we’ll be rolling out a new feature on Chrome for Mobile to help you reduce data usage and save money on your mobile plan. When enabled, Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management can reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on Chrome for Android and iOS. This feature also enables Chrome’s Safe Browsing technology which helps protect you from malicious webpages.”   To start saving data and turn on an even more secure browsing experience, visit “Settings” > “Bandwidth management” > “Reduce data usage.” Then simply turn the toggle to “On.” From this menu, you’ll also be able to track how much bandwidth you save each month as you browse on Chrome.   This is a huge update for users as the majority of cell phone users now have limited data plans not unlimited anymore.
  • All web browsers store cookies in plain text, or in databases, that can be read with the right tools. That requires local access to the system, which means that the chance of cookie data leaking is limited. Still, malicious software could pull the information from user PCs considering that cookie storage is usually linked to a single location on the system. If a computer is accessed by multiple people, one person might scan another’s cookie folder and look for things like passwords or long-life session IDs.  If an attacker has the physical access to your system they can steal all your cookies easily to hijack accounts. There are many tools available on the Internet that can make it quicker and easier for an attacker to export all your cookies from the browser. The Google Chrome web browser saves cookies to a SQLite database file in the user’s data folder. One can import that file to SQL Editor Software to read all cookies in plain text format. Google’s open source project Chromium browser now has a new feature that encrypts stored cookies by default by the browser, whereas similar feature is already implemented in Chrome OS and Android OS. A recent change to Chromium has the consequence that all desktop versions of Google Chrome will encrypt stored cookies in the near future. The official desktop versions of Chrome browser will encrypt the browser cookies with 128-bit AES encryption before saving to the hard disk. If you share your PC, or do not use full disk encryption, then you may benefit from this new encryption of cookies.
  • July 26, 2012

    Mac Apps That Need Retina Support

    I was listening to This Week In Tech – and one of the issues they spoke about was the Mac Retina display and how people have issues with the display and app support.  So I decided to do some research. Every one who purchased the Next Generation Mac Book Pro have had apps that don’t use Apple’s system fonts or haven’t had their graphical assets super-sized look terrible.  The Retina Pro’s issues are with up scaling graphics across a compact 15-inch display area that’s harboring well over five million pixels. Words jumbled into Images Still Frames on Websites from bad Slash Animations Applications and Web Pages are fuzzy The issue is Apple has a great product so far ahead of its time that there is no design support for it yet.  Applications are suffering from this as well just to name the few I found from my research Microsoft Office 2011 (This is the product I have heard most of the complaints about) Spotify Winamp Adobe Products AutoCad Products Skype Dropbox AntiVirus Programs Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome