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New Upgrade on Google Chrome for Mac

The latest version of the Google chrome leaves the beta stage and an overall version is just out. It is available for Mac, Windows as well as Linux operating systems. For those who are already using the Google Chrome in the beta stage can get updated to this latest version. Chrome designed for Mac operating systems have features such as synchronizing bookmarks and the browser settings. The most used Safari browser which is default in the Mac operating system can now be replaced with this new version of Google chrome. If the users are using Chrome already then they can upgrade to the greater version of the browser.

The latest version is equipped with better quality and speed. Though the speed of the browser depends on the java script tuning, there are also some other factors that contribute to the speed of the data transfer. The network speed, packets time out and the server load are also the contributing factors in the working of the browser. Google claims that the latest version has improved its speed to about 35% as compared to the previous versions. This is the reason why the most browser companies work on the speed of the browser every time they try to release a newer version. Google has also released a video to determine the speed of the new version Chrome.

It is more stable and is certain to take over the place of the default browser. Gaining heights in the market share Google chrome is being used by most of the users across the world. For those who wish to re-join the beta version, there is a separate beta loading page available for the users. Google has also said that its profit has increased from 213% to 305% with the release of Google Chrome. The beta version is available in Windows Vista, XP as well as the new windows 7.

Speed of the browser is important as most of the users complain about the speed of their browsing while using certain browsers. Some of the other factors can also be plugins and the toolbars. If there are many toolbars on the browser, it is difficult to load faster. Google has worked on this factor as well and with the effective Java script programming, these factors are avoided from controlling the speed of the browser. Now watching a movie on a Netflix site can be fast even in the Mac operating system.

Even those who have sued safari browser for quite some time considers Google Chrome as an ideal platform for fast browsing and state that the default browser can be replaced with the Chrome as it has got all the essentials required in a browser for fast browsing. By looking at the growth of Chrome it is certain that with the upcoming releases and the versions, speed would get even better and one can experience digital streaming at a very good rate. With the Google taking over most of the platforms, it is evident that the applications created by Google are set to create a history.

Google Chrome 5 Releases Stable Version

For the average Windows user, the news of release of Google Chrome 5 is not a big thing. For Mac and Linux users however, this news is impressive enough to warrant a cruise to Google Chrome’s download page. After all, its claim of monumental browsing speeds and new features is just begging for trial.

After months of adjustments and bug fixing, Google Chrome 5 has gone stable. In its new form, Chrome 5 boasts of having bench marked speed boost, browser synchronization between computers, a more polished bookmark manager, more extensions and HTML5 support. Although this new version does not support Adobe Flash, Chrome promises to integrate this into later versions. Judging by the speed that Chrome developers work on improvements, this might not take long at all.

Speed tests

To mark unprecedented leaps in terms of browser speed, Chrome developers took it upon themselves to showcase their success through a Youtube video. The video features how Chrome’s speed fairs against a potato gun, lightning and the speed of sound. The effort was creative but not that impressive. It would have been probably more impressive was if the browsing speed of Chrome broke the space-time continuum; that would have been some unparalleled speed!

In terms of humanly possible comparative tests, Chrome’s bench marked tests shows an improvement of more than 200% compared to its very first beta on 2008. Chrome is able to load pages instantly by using Webkit open source rendering engine. .

Since Chrome opted for the clean look, some features that most users are used to are missing. Bookmarks can only be opened by pressing Ctrl+Shift+B. When the bookmarks’ window pops up, you have to click Organize to create a new one. Or you can right click at any folder or the list pane of bookmarks itself to add a page. When it comes to bookmarking in Chrome, speed is not really apparent.

A tab is not just a tab

What sets Chrome apart from the regular run of the mill browsers is its GUI. Instead of a toolbar, Chrome has tabs giving it a more clean and uncluttered look. Tabs can be dragged away from the main window, which automatically opens them as a separate window. They can also be pinned by dragging the tab to the extreme left. These tabs can’t be accidentally closed unless a user closes the whole window itself or right clicks and chooses the close tab option. You can change the order of the tabs by simply dragging and releasing the tab to a chosen area of the window.

The improvements on the tabs have also boosted Chrome’s speed. Its Omnibox doubles as the URL area, wherein users can type the URL page directly and as a search bar. Whilst in other browsers a mistyped address would prompt the “page not found” warning, in Chrome it automatically searches for suggestions that are close to the entered page. Users can also type keywords to search for.

When opening a tab, the most visited sites are displayed. At the bottom of these shortcuts are the recently closed tabs. This feature particularly comes in handy when a tab is accidentally closed.

Chrome handles its tabs separately. It means when one tab in a window crashes, the other tabs in the window are not affected.

Chrome is also the only browser of its kind which can automatically translate pages for you without needing extra installations or extensions.

Extensions

Plug-ins, add-ons or in Chrome-speak, extensions make every user’s browser unique. Each extension speaks of a user’s particular need for his browsing experience. Adding extensions in Chrome opens up a new tab in its window. From there, the user can click on the “get more extensions” link to go to the page, which lists a plethora of extensions. The gallery showcases a list of extensions that can be sorted according to “most popular”, “most recent”, “most rated”, and “featured”.

In Chrome 5, the Incognito or the private browsing mode allows users to choose what extensions to run while browsing. It’s only reasonable that users would still want those extensions even if they are incognito.

HTML5 Capabilities

Although Chrome is still developing support for Adobe Flash, its HTML5 integration allows video playback by using video and audio tags even without the support of additional plug-ins from third parties.

Probably the most interesting integrations come from products developed by Google itself. Gmail for example allow dragging and dropping from your file explorer to your Gmail window for attaching files. Google map’s Geolocation API also utilizes HTML5.

Synchronization

IF you’re planning to migrate to Chrome, it’s very easy to sync your browser preferences. Everything including bookmarks is imported to the Chrome GUI. Imports also include languages, themes, homepage and even your preset zoom.

Bottom Line

Most users used to Firefox’s versatility in personalizing a web browser will get a hard time getting used to Chrome’s complexity. However, if you want something that truly lives up to its claims of speed and stability, Chrome is your best bet.

If you’re already using the beta version, it should auto update. If you’re interest is piqued, download the latest version and try for yourself.

Ultimately, users are judges when it comes to a product’s real relevance to their needs. Some products might work for others, while some might just disappoint and fail in living up to their proclaimed “leaps” in terms of features and services.

Chrome Turns 6 and learn what it means for you!

Google Chrome released its latest version a few days back, on occasion of its 6th centenary. The new Version 6, although not into the markets as yet, can be checked out on the developer’s preview channel on Linux, Mac and Windows. Although regular users might not recognize the big change, this is a huge milestone for the Google developers as they have neared completion to the targeted specifications for Google 5.0. It can now look up to releasing the geolocation support along with the other 5th version features as the research team is now focused on the new version. Chrome 5 can be considered as the first ever steady release made by Mac OS X along with Linux.

Chrome Version 6.0

The latest version is all what clients usually look out for in their best browser versions. The new launch is all about speed and better enhanced features. All of us like to have everything provided to us instantly. Waiting with patience for the page to load is surely something that users hate, and that is what Google has tried to exploit. As the speed increases, they are sure to get more clients and the product is sure to be an instant hit too!

With its new addition called “predictive pre-connections”, Google Chrome is now as fast as ever. It actually starts to think even before you tell it to. It can now predict as you do certain actions to your web browser. But if you are not exactly bombarding your browser with exaggerating multiple pages, you probably will not even notice anything different. They also fixed a few bugs that have been found from the 5th release of Google Chrome, such as removing the “http://” to the web address. This seemed like a pretty solid change in browsers, but people seem to be having trouble when copying the address from the browser. Now, as you will not see the “http://”; copying it would append the “http://” at the beginning of your address.

Set back

Although Chrome is on its 6th version, has anyone really noticed a substantial change from its 4th version? There is really not much to be ecstatic about, nor is there really much to look forward to as of the moment. Chrome is fast, because it is minimal. Comparing it to the other web browsers, they still have a lot to work on. With their version being up to six, most common users are still left with limited usage but fast enough surfing speed. They are innovating new ways to make surfing much more faster, but they are missing out on using plug-ins that has been created long before they have even thought of joining the competition.

Chrome Future

Growth in terms of age is fast, but is it maturing as fast as we’re expecting? Google Chrome’s development cycle is fast. At best, at least we know they are improving, and that they are making their user base to be involved every step of the way. It may be a little on the slow side, but it’s always good to be in the know of things.

Acer No Chrome OS device from us at Computex

Acer will shortly introduce its first Chrome operating system (OS) device. Multiple sources on blog sites had mentioned this news but no one had specified the type of device. Actually, Google was the first that introduced the first Chrome operating system (OS) last year. Google has designed this operating system for Tablets, Smartbooks and Netbooks. Acer already had made a statement that they are working on a Netbook that will overshadow the Chrome operating system designed by Google. They had also mentioned that they will launch this new Netbook in the middle of 2010. Acer’s Chairman, J.T. Wang mentioned that “Acer will be the first company who will introduce Chrome operating system based device”. Acer is the first PC manufacturing company who committed to work on the manufacturing of Chrome operating System (OS) based device.

In the month of November, Dell has also started to work on manufacturing a Chrome operating system (OS) device, Mini-10V Netbook. But this Netbook is still under process. Like Dell, Android is also talking about the manufacturing of a Chrome OS based device. But here interesting thing is that Android is dealing with Smart Phones and Chrome OS is only suitable for Tablets, Smartbooks and Netbooks. So in reality it is bit difficult for the coexisting of Android with Chrome operating systems.

Acer who had committed last year that they will soon launch its first Chrome operating system device has now made a new modified statement on Monday. Acer has now refused the news that “they will launch a Chrome operating System device within next two weeks.” Acer has now committed that they don’t have any plan to introduce a Chrome operating System device in a near future. It has also announced that “Acer always looks for new experiences and tries to discover such innovative things that enhance the overall performance of its products and services”. In addition to this, Acer has also announced that “they are closely watching the Google’s strategy related to its product and will surely work on Google Chrome Operating system in the future but at this time they don’t have any immediate plan for the launching of such kind of device”.

All these above statements of Acer authorities suggest that Acer is now desperately trying to detach itself from its earlier statement that was made in last year by its Chairman that “Acer will be the first company who will introduce Chrome operating System based device”. But now Acer is saying that they are just trying to follow the progress and development of Chrome operating system and Google’s other products. Acer has also signed an agreement with Google to help him in making its particular operating systems for mobile devices. On the other hand, Google has cleared it many times that Chrome operating system will not be available for Notebook devices until the end of year 2010. Now it is clear that this operating system will not be available before the starting of next year.

Google Chrome Updated?

Google Chrome has had security flaws since day one, and it has been the center of heavy criticism, since time immemorial. Despite several impressive functionalities, the security levels in Google Chrome have never been too convincing, and it has never been admired by the internet users and critics as a safe browser. Far off, there have been too many bugs reported by the users off-late, and the 4.1.249.1045 version isn’t simply a competitive version of a modern browser. An updated version of Chrome had been long due; but, finally it looks like Google has realized the need of the hour.

The Google Inc. has rolled out a course correction for the latest version of its popular browser Chrome in the past week. Apart from the minor tweaks in JavaScript, it gets rid of the current JavaScript sluggishness, and there have been several alterations in Java plug-in issues, and critical security patches have been added to the browser.

The latest 4.1.249.1059 version of Google Chrome was expected to be the safest version of the browser, but there were many bugs in this version, and it was found to be relatively slower too (in comparison to 4.1.249.1045). The version 4.1.249.1059 was discovered to be using wrong path for Sun’s Java plug-in version 6 update, and this was adversely affecting the performance of those apps that required the Java Version 6 update. Therefore, Google decided to correct all the existing faults, and release the latest version, which will ensure cross-origin bypass in Google URL.

2 Critical Bugs Reported By Users: Google Rewards $1000 & $500

Moreover, memory corruption in font handling and HTML5 handling will also be taken care of, as well. But, guess what, Google did not find these issues during their test run, but apparently, the bugs were reported by someone outside Google.

Google awarded $1,000 and $500 as a part of Google’s ongoing security bug-finding contest to report the errors; these rewards were given to two users, who apparently brought these security bugs to Google’s notice.

With so much drama happening, it would have been quite possible to see some changes in the UI too; but, it looks like Google is too busy correcting their mistakes, rather than trying to improve the user experience.

Chrome is still far from being even nearly-perfect, and it has long way to go to match the caliber of Mozilla Firefox, and IE8. However, as of now, things look far better than they were, in the past. But, we’ll have to wait and watch how superior the updated version of Chrome turns out to be.

Last but definitely not the least; the browsing speed is yet another concern at the moment, but Google claims that the updated version of Chrome is considerably faster. Perhaps, it is time for yet another round of comprehensive testing of Google’s so-called masterpiece browser!

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