Google Chrome 64-bit stable version is now available to download and install on your Windows machines. The 64-bit version which has been in beta since June was released yesterday to the general public.
It features the VP9 video encoding for high definition streaming from YouTube and other video providers and better security and stability. Google claims that certain graphics workloads are faster in the 64-bit version then the 32-bit version of Google Chrome.
Google also stated that the 64-bit version is as twice as stable than its 32-bit equivalent. For those who have been waiting for the 64-bit version of Chrome, well, it’s not time to download it and install.
As of now, the 32-bit is still the default choice on its download page. You must switch to the 64-bit to get it, very easy to do. Just click the 64-bit link below the Download button to switch.
While the 64-bit might be more stable and secure than the 32-bit, one feature that comes installed and enabled in the 32-bit is the NPAPI plugin API. This API is missing in the 64-bit version which means some browser plugins will not work.
Currently flash player and Java work ok in the 64-bit version, but plugin that enables Google Earth and other applications to load in the browser might not work as expected.
With that say, Google also claims that the 64-bit version might be about fifteen times quicker than the 32-bit when streaming YouTube in high definition.
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When using Google Chrome browser and signed into any of Google online services like Gmail and reader, your browser caches and records your behavior online. As an experiment, sign into Gmail using Google Chrome and search for a car, for example.
After few minutes searching for a car or whatever, reopen Google Chrome browser and begin browsing normally.
What carefully, and you’ll see that the places you go online where there are AdSense ads or other Google advertisements, those particular things you searched for will be displayed, in most cases.
This is how your browse keeps track of where you’ve been and what you’ve searched for. Google then uses this information to show you relevant ads or stuff you’ve been searching for online. This can be annoying to say the least.
This brief tutorial shows you how to quickly clear your cached data in Google Chrome.
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If you’re not using Google Chrome at home, you may want to start using it because it offers improved security over some of its counterparts. I have used Chrome over the years and in my personal opinion, it’s faster, lighter and easy to use when compared to Internet Explorer or Firefox.
One of the advantages Chrome has is a feature that warns users when they attempt to visit a website that is distributing malware or spyware.
This can help you avoid being hacked or preventing unwanted software from being installed on your computer without your knowledge. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to easily enable (if it’s not already enabled) this feature in Google Chrome.
Most embedded script on websites that are distributing malware and spyware are doing so without the knowledge of the site’s owners. This can be very dangerous.
Unsuspecting users who browse these sites get their PCs infected without their knowledge. Google Chrome helps to prevent this.
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Google Chrome version 32 was just released and if you’re a current Chrome user, you may go and download or upgrade to the latest version of Chrome in Windows, Mac or Linux (Ubuntu).
Google updated the stable channel to 32.0.1700.76 for Windows and 32.1700.77 for Mac and Linux users. According to this blog posts, this release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements in the following areas:
- Tab indicators for sound, webcam and casting
- A different look for Win8 Metro mode
- Automatically blocking malware files
- A number of new apps/extension APIs
- Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance
Improved malware detection and blocking to provide safe browsing were included also in this release. At the bottom of your screen you will now see an alert when a malicious website is blocked in Chrome.
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For new users who are just starting out with Ubuntu and want to install Google Chrome browser, here’s the quickest way to do it. There are many ways to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu. Some prefer going directly to Google Chrome download page and getting the deb installer.
Others prefer to install it via PPA from the Chromium build. I prefer downloading it via the command line using wget command and installing it. The command line method is the quickest and this is what this post is about to show you.
As you may already know, Google Chrome has gone from nothing to one of the most popular web browsers. In fact, it’s my favorite web browser. I started with Internet Explorer, then moved to Firefox and I’ve finally switched to Google Chrome.
I am not telling you to switch, but if you want Chrome in Ubuntu, then go and get it.
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