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Google Chrome to block insecure downloads starting April

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:22 PM

Google is working to ensure 'secure (HTTPS) pages only download secure files' through a gradual upgrading process on the Chrome browser

New Google Chrome extension lets users filter out toxic comments

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Tune users can lower the number of toxic comments seen on some 'popular platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Disqus'

Google clarifies Chrome auto sign-in feature as security experts raise fear

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Security experts are concerned that people are now forced to share search data by being automatically signed onto Chrome when they sign onto a separate Google service

Microsoft launches Chrome extension warning users of shady websites

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The Chrome extension tells you if you're about to enter a malicious site, based off a constantly updated list of potentially harmful websites

Google bans cryptomining extensions on Chrome browser

Apr 03, 2018 - 3:04 PM

'Approximately 90% of all extensions with mining scripts that developers have attempted to upload to Chrome Web Store have failed to comply with these policies, and have been either rejected or removed from the store,' says Google

Microsoft rep installs Chrome after Edge kept crashing during pitch

Oct 31, 2017 - 4:47 PM

When Microsoft's Edge browser crashes, apparently it's Google Chrome to the rescue!

Fake Adblock software slips into Chrome Web Store

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Adblock has some advice on how to determine if your Adblock Plus is fake

ADBLOCK PLUS. The fake version of the ad-blocker shows that popular software can be imitated in order to get into user systems. Screenshot from Twitter/SwiftOnSecurity

Extension Google Chrome Block280 sembunyikan twit di atas 140 karakter

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:43 PM

‘Extension’ bernama ‘Block280’ dapat menyembunyikan cuitan di atas 140 karakter di linimasa Twitter pengguna

Google Chrome extension Block280 hides tweets over 140 characters

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:22 AM

The Block280 extension collapses and hides tweets over 140 characters in your Twitter timeline

Google testing browser option to mute auto-playing videos

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Tired of sudden blasts of audio coming from a random browser tab? An upcoming feature for Google Chrome may fix just that

MUTE OPTION. The setting can be found in the 'Page Info' bubble near the the URL box of the browser. Image from Google

PH media groups release Facebook fake news blocker

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Now available at the Chrome Web Store Fakeblok is the result of a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

FAKEBLOK. The browser plug-in is a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. Screenshot from FakeBlok/Chrome Web Store

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Friday

Google working on ad-blocking feature in Chrome browser – report

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:47 PM

The ad blocking feature would filter online ads providing a bad experience for browser users

Google Chrome cuts background activity for longer battery life

Mar 16, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The latest update for the Google Chrome browser reduces background tab activity by 25

ENERGY GAPS. Chrome's version 57 hopes to prolong battery life.

Gmail to end support for Chrome version 53 and below

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Google will discontinue support for Gmail on Chrome versions 53 and below The notice is especially meant for holdouts on Windows XP or Vista as they will be left behind on Chrome version 49 and be more susceptible to risk

Wary of fake news? These Chrome extensions might help

Nov 17, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Several individuals take it upon themselves to battle fake news appearing on Facebook s News Feed and external sites

Google Chrome to block Flash in September

Aug 10, 2016 - 5:22 PM

While Flash played a pivotal role in the adoption of video gaming and animation on the Web HTML5 is the new standard providing better security reduced power drain and faster page loading capabilities

Chrome crowned top Internet browser by market tracker

May 03, 2016 - 2:40 PM

NetMarketShare says Google Chrome has 41 7 of desktop browser share compared with 41 4 for Microsoft Internet Explorer

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, speaks at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco on June 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Kimihiro Hoshino / AFP PHOTO / KIMIHIRO HOSHINO

Google Safe Browsing heads to Chrome for Android

Dec 08, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Android users with Chrome version 46 and above should have Safe Browsing enabled by default

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Jun 11, 2015 - 12:35 PM

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Dropbox Chrome extension connects files to Gmail

Feb 12, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Dropbox s browser extension lets you send emails with links to Dropbox files from your account

DROPBOX EXTENSION. Screen shot from Gmail.

Honors for PNP-SAF, gov't-MILF deal, Saudi cabinet shake-up | The wRap

Jan 30, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Families of the 44 Special Action troops cry for justice The Philippine government and the MILF sign the protocol to decommission firearms King Salman revamps the Saudi government

WhatsApp adds messaging from Web

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Whatsapp s new web client acts as an extension of your phone s conversations allowing you to chat using your Whatsapp account on a Chrome browser

WHATSAPP. Background image from Whatsapp Web client

Google introduces Inbox for smarter emailing

Oct 23, 2014 - 9:53 AM

Inbox works with your existing Gmail accounts to help organize information in your email accounts

INBOX BY GMAIL. Screen shot from YouTube.

OKCupid asks Firefox users to switch browsers due to CEO

Apr 02, 2014 - 10:36 PM

OKCupid calls on its users to ditch Firefox following its current CEO s donation in support of an anti gay marriage law in 2008

GAY RIGHTS. OKCupid calls on Firefox users to switch browsers due to a CEO's seeming support for banning gay marriage.

Samsung reveals leather-clad Chromebook 2 notebooks

Mar 04, 2014 - 6:06 PM

Google and Samsung release a high end Chromebook that shares the same faux leather design of new Samsung smartphones and tablets

Google Now for desktop debuts on Chrome Beta

Feb 04, 2014 - 9:44 PM

The search giant s digital assistant software comes to Chrome Beta on Mac Windows and Chrome OS

Spot the noisy browser tab

Jan 16, 2014 - 6:19 PM

A recent update to the Chrome browser gives you an indicator so you can spot the rogue tab playing music in the background

Google Chrome 32 rolls out, new features introduced

Jan 16, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Google s Chrome browser gets new features on its various platforms

CHROME 32. Google Chrome has been updated, and you should check it out.

LG Chromebase, world's first all-in-one Chrome OS desktop

Jan 10, 2014 - 2:57 AM

LG partners with Google to create the world s first all in one desktop computer that run s Google s browser based ChromeOS Rappler goes hands on with the new device at CES 2014

TechRap: Galaxy S4 Zoom vs Lumia 1020

Dec 02, 2013 - 2:32 AM

It’s time for another smartphone camera shoot it’s Galaxy S4 Zoom vs the Nokia Lumia 1020

New extension adds voice searches to Chrome

Nov 27, 2013 - 3:57 PM

The extension which allows search for keywords using voice commands works on Google com’s US English search page

TALKING TO GOOGLE. Google's Voice Search Hotword extension brings voice commands to Google searches.

Tech groups pitch in for Haiyan support

Nov 16, 2013 - 8:27 PM

Tiny changes to code or big announcements online can help in bringing the need for Philippine aid after Haiyan to a wider audience

HELPING FROM AFAR. You don't have to get off your seat to make a difference.

Google Chrome tests Windows 8 Chrome OS features

Oct 07, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Google Chrome on Windows 8 may get Chrome OS features if a developer version works out

Google+ gets photo editing via SnapSeed

Sep 12, 2013 - 4:43 PM

Google gains the ability to edit photos on the Chrome browser

PHOTO EDITING. Google+ gains the ability to edit photos thanks to SnapSeed. Screen shot from YouTube

Flipboard heads to the web

Jul 25, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Flipboard gets a version just for browsers

FLIPBOARD ON THE WEB. Enjoy Flipboard magazines on your browsers too! Screen shot from Flipboard

Google launches Voice Search in Filipino

Jul 15, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Google s come out with Filipino voice search function for Android 2 0 and up

FILIPINO SEARCH. Google adds Filipino to its voice search repertoire.

Gen X, Google, and Internet dependence

Jun 08, 2013 - 7:45 AM

I owe the Internet my career my skills my daily dose of entertainment

BitTorrent Surf Beta on Chrome, Firefox

Apr 17, 2013 - 4:55 PM

BitTorrent Surf for Chrome and Firefox browsers is released to the public

'D Wonder Twins of Boac': A better ending that's up to you

Feb 05, 2013 - 3:02 PM

A Filipino take on a Shakespeare classic with a 60s twist

BRECHTIAN THEATER DELIVERED. PETA'S 'D Wonder Twins of Boac' subversively incites audiences into introspection and action even as it makes them laugh and sing. Poster courtesy of Rome Jorge

Facebook hoaxes: Some advice for 2013

Dec 31, 2012 - 2:29 PM

Avoid Facebook hoaxes for a great 2013 with our handy guide

HOAX AVOIDANCE. If you want to keep your Facebook account secure in 2013, avoid these hoaxes.

Hackers using Chrome, Facebook, Tumblr to get private data

Dec 20, 2012 - 12:48 PM

A new scam on Facebook is trying to get people to do the work to have their data on Google Chrome compromised

DATA DRAIN. A new scam attempts to get you to do the work of allowing hackers into your Chrome browser. Screen shot from

Twitter launches photo filters, editing for Android, iOS apps

Dec 11, 2012 - 11:08 AM

Twitter has come out with additional functionality for their iOS and Android apps

FILTER PHOTOS. Twitter's iOS and Android apps get basic editing and filtering functions. Photo from Twitter.

Chrome extension brings Instagram back to Twitter

Dec 11, 2012 - 7:39 AM

A Google Chrome extension gets around the Instagram s disabling of Twitter Cards support

INSTATWIT IT. A Chrome extension breaks through the barrier posed by Instagram's disabling of Twitter Cards on the service. Taken on December 10, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

Chrome users get better Flash protection through sandboxing

Nov 14, 2012 - 9:00 AM

Sandboxing brings better safeguards for Flash on Chrome browser

BETTER PROTECTION. Google announces the sandboxing of Flash on recent desktop Chrome versions. Screen shot from YouTube video.