Chrome will soon support your keyboard’s play and pause buttons

Chrome’s support for the keys will take place at the browser level rather than the tab level, which means multimedia buttons will work even when Chrome is operating in the background or minimized. If you’re watching a YouTube video and you pull up another app while the video is playing, hitting the pause button will … Read moreChrome will soon support your keyboard’s play and pause buttons

Make Sure Your Passwords Stay Up to Date With This Google Chrome Extension

Photo: Getty Images In this age of corporate hacks and massive password leaks, having a fresh, unleaked password is just as important as having one that’s hard to crack. To that end, Google just announced and launched a new Chrome extension that helps make sure your passwords haven’t been compromised and are still keeping your … Read moreMake Sure Your Passwords Stay Up to Date With This Google Chrome Extension

Some US government websites won’t load after HTTPS certificates expire during shutdown

In a government shutdown, everything deemed non-essential stops. As we found out, renewing the certificates on its websites is considered non-essential. Several government sites are currently inaccessible or blocked by most browsers after their HTTPS certificate expired. With nobody available to renew them during the government shutdown, these sites are kicking back warning errors. According … Read moreSome US government websites won’t load after HTTPS certificates expire during shutdown

Microsoft Edge goes Chromium

The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to MacOS, too. In addition, Microsoft is decoupling Edge from the Windows update process to offer a faster update cadence — and with that, it’ll … Read moreMicrosoft Edge goes Chromium

Add a World Clock to Your Web Browser With FoxClocks

Image: Pexels One of the worst parts of trying to work with people located around the world is figuring out what time it is where they are. Coordinating meeting when everyone is in one time zone is hard enough. Coordinating a meeting with four people in four different times zones in pretty close to impossible, … Read moreAdd a World Clock to Your Web Browser With FoxClocks

Google tweaks Android licensing terms in Europe to allow Google app unbundling — for a fee

Google has announced changes to the licensing model for its Android mobile operating system in Europe,  including introducing a fee for licensing some of its own brand apps, saying it’s doing so to comply with a major European antitrust ruling this summer. In July the region’s antitrust regulators hit Google with a recordbreaking $5BN fine for … Read moreGoogle tweaks Android licensing terms in Europe to allow Google app unbundling — for a fee

Google wants to make Chrome extensions safer

Google today announced a number of upcoming changes to how Chrome will handle extensions that request a lot of permissions, as well as new requirements for developers who want to publish their extensions in the Chrome Web Store. It’s no secret that no matter which browser you use, extensions are one of the main vectors … Read moreGoogle wants to make Chrome extensions safer

Google isn’t killing ‘www’ in Chrome just yet

Those against the update argue that scrapping special-case subdomains makes it harder to spot legitimate sites and puts people at risk of falling for online phishing scams. But the big G thinks a cleaner address bar (free of lengthy URLs made up of letters and numbers) will make it easier to identify trustworthy domains. Others … Read moreGoogle isn’t killing ‘www’ in Chrome just yet