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Google removes access to Chrome’s apps for Windows and Mac

Last year in August, Google stated that the apps in the Chrome Web Store would be removed. Google has kept its word and now users are not able to access or install apps that were once available on the Chrome Web Store. Chrome Apps that were installed will no longer work starting early next year.…

The Pirate Bay is mining cryptocurrency with visitor’s CPU

It has been discovered that torrent site The Pirate Bay has been operating a cryptocurrency miner. The site’s visitors learned that The Pirate Bay exploits a user’s CPU to mine Monero digital coins, through JavaScript code found on the torrent site.   When users browsed specific pages on The Pirate Bay, they found a significant increase…

Google Chrome will come with an integrated ad-blocker in 2018

One of the first things you would do upon performing a clean install of Google Chrome on your PC is to download an ad-blocker extension of some sort, right? Well, you will no longer have to do so come 2018, as Google has confirmed that it will indeed be releasing…

Google could soon integrate an ad blocker in its Chrome desktop and mobile browsers

In what sounds like the irony of all ironies, a Wall Street Journal report states that Google is planning to add an ad blocker to Chrome browsers – both desktop and mobile versions – and it’s likely that it will be turned on by default.   Google’s own ad blocker would…

Mozilla Drops Firefox OS, Will Focus On Other Technologies

Mozilla has stopped development on Firefox OS for connected devices. This leaves some 50 engineers without a job, as the company now shifts focus solely on the internet of things. This is the second time that Firefox OS has been dropped after efforts to get it on to smartphones failed…

The iOS version of Chrome is about to get a lot better

Google’s Chrome browser has always been open source on Android and PC, but never available on iOS. This is because Apple demands that browsers use its own WebKit platform instead of their own rendering engines, so Google can’t just use its typical code base for iOS Chrome. However, that’s all…

Google will significantly reduce the memory consumption of Chrome

Google’s Chrome is the world’s most popular web browser, and for good reason. Chrome is mostly quick, and it features lots of extensions and add-ons that users can download to customize their browser and web browsing experience. However, Chrome also has a nasty reputation for being a resource hog. This…

Adblock Plus is still able to block Facebook ads

The cat and mouse battle between the social network giant and open source ad-blocking community began when Facebook announced that it had found a way to circumvent ad blockers, which made them the biggest and one of the most aggressive companies to champion the war against ad blockers. It stands…

The Opera web browser now has free VPN capabilities

Opera has just announced that the latest developer version of its browser will feature an integrated VPN client that’s completely free and unlimited to use. Opera said that the decision behind this move was to improve the security of its users. By using the VPN, users can shield their browsing habits…

Google paid Apple US$1 billion to become the default search engine on iPhones

  It looks like Google is willing to go to great lengths to keep their search engine at the top of the list in the mobile platform. So much so that they have agreed to share a percentage of their revenue with Apple to keep their search bar up, front,…