Social Media

Facebook wants you to share more with new "Like" buttons and Chrome extensions

Facebook is rolling out a new "Like" button and extensions that'll make sharing articles, webpages, and photos to your social media friends even easier than it already is.

Arrival of Android apps for ChromeOS forces introduction of new storage manager

An upcoming features lets Chrome OS users see how much space remains on hard drives, and what's taking up that space. This points to an app-filled future for Google's OS, long reliant entirely on web browsing.

Gloves off: Opera Software disputes Microsoft's Edge-browser claim

Dem's fightin' words! Opera Software fires back at Microsoft over the latter company's claims that the Edge browser is better on laptop battery power savings than Opera's new power-saving mode. Unlike Microsoft, Opera Software…

Microsoft crowns its Edge browser the winner over Chrome in a battery life battle

A series of battery tests by Microsoft's Web Platform Team team show the company's browser, Edge, beating Chrome and the rest of the competition. The results are consistent with third-party findings.

Google axes backspace navigation in Chrome, but might return it if geeks rebel

If you've ever lost a form full of typed information because you hit backspace at the wrong time or place, never fear. Google has your back. It's killing off the backspace navigation function to see how we all get on without it.

Flash will become click-to-play on Chrome later this year, Google says

Google's been trying to kill Flash for a long time, and replace it with HTML5. Later this year, users will need to actively enable Flash on sites that don't offer an HTML5 alternative, potentially prompting developers to drop the…

It took years, but Chrome is officially the king of web browsers

Internet Explorer has finally fallen from its perch, if you believe the headlines, but only because NetMarketShare was a steadfast holdout. Everyone else agreed that Chrome has been the most popular browser for some time now.

New Android malware disguises itself as a Chrome update

A team of researchers from Zscaler have discovered new malware that hides in the form of an Android Google Chrome update. If installed, it can seriously ruin your day, and can only be cured by a factory reset of your device.

Google Keep gets even more useful with a Chrome extension and new goodies

Google Keep received a few new features this week including the use of hashtags and a freshly baked extension for the Chrome browser. Menus were moved around as well to group similar options together, offering a better note-taking…

Vivaldi web browser hits version 1.0, beats Chrome, Firefox in RAM usages

Jon von Tetzchner has been working with a "team of browser building pioneers" to launch Vivaldi, a power-savvy new web browser that could rival Firefox, Safari, and even Google Chrome.
Home Theater

Netflix Party lets you hate-watch Netflix with friends from afar

Netflix Party may not be life-changing, but for those looking to keep in touch with friends in the age of online sociability, this Chrome extension that lets you stream with friends from afar could be your next addiction.

Google shutting down Chrome app launcher because no one cares

Google is finally doing away with one more performance-hogging aspect of the Chrome browser, namely the largely ignored Chrome app launcher, and fortunately, Chrome OS remains unfettered.