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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 a version of Chrome with a built-in ad-blocker next year.

 

Chrome’s future ad-blocker will specifically be targeting ads that are defined as ‘annoying’ by the Coalition for Better Ads, including pop-up ads, auto-playing video ads with sound, large sticky ads, and those incredibly annoying countdown ads that force you to wait for an excruciating number of seconds before directing you to your desired page.

 

Keep in mind that Google’s intention here isn’t to purge the internet of all advertisements – only the ones that are not compliant with the Better Ads Standards. Not surprisingly, since a large chunk of Google’s revenue does, after all, come from advertising. In the first three months of 2017, Google posted an advertising revenue of US$21.4 billion (approx. RM91.5 billion).

 

“The reality is, it’s far too common that people encounter annoying, intrusive ads on the web–like the kind that blare music unexpectedly, or force you to wait 10 seconds before you can see the content on the page,” said Sridhar Ramaswamy the Senior Vice President of Ads and Commerce at Google.

 

“These frustrating experiences can lead some people to block all ads – taking a big toll on the content creators, journalists, web developers and videographers who depend on ads to fund their content creation,” Ramaswamy added.

 

 

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 filter out certain online ad types deemed to provide a bad experience for users when they’re surfing the web – things like popup ads, those that auto-play videos, and ‘prestitial’ ads – ads that cover the entire page, with a countdown timer before you can close it and actually read the content that you’re after. These standards are apparently defined by the Coalition for Better Ads, which deemed these kinds of ads “beneath a threshold of consumer acceptability.”

Now this all sounds really great to the average consumer, but it does raise a bit of suspicion that Google, which makes money for Alphabet mainly via advertising, would come up with its own ad blocker. This is especially when the company has been working hard to circumvent or even punish users of other ad blockers, the most obvious case would be on YouTube, where users with ad blockers will lose the option to skip ads, some of which are longer than the video they are trying to watch.

Perhaps the logic here is that Google comes up with its own ad blocker so as to quell the growth of other ad blockers. Google apparently pays to be part of an ‘Acceptable Ads’ program by the makers of AdBlock Plus, a popular ad blocking extension on its own Google Chrome browser. This obviously costs money, and maybe what Google’s top people have in mind is that their own ad blocker would stop users from using other ad blockers, saving them the cash that would otherwise be spent on paying to be an ‘acceptable ad’.

But on the flip side, if Google becomes an ad blocker itself, it could then charge other advertisers it makes money out of even more exorbitantly, once they have to also start paying to be an ‘acceptable ad’ in addition to just being an add taking up space on a web page. This sounds a tad hypocritical, and will likely be a step to be criticized by other advertisers.

All speculation aside, the Wall Street Journal’s sources say that details are still being ironed out, and if it comes to pass, Google could announce it within weeks. Google itself declined to comment when contacted by the Wall Street Journal.

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 changing today, as Google has just added the iOS Chrome code into Chromium.

Not only should this speed up the development of Chrome for iOS, Google also points out that as all of the company’s usual Chromium tests now apply to the iOS code, it’ll also be easier to implement cross-platform features, which means more frequent updates that will help the iOS browser more closely match its Android counterpart.

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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 problem is particularly acute on Macs, where Chrome consumes significantly more memory and power as compared to Safari.

Fortunately, Google claims that the upcoming version of Chrome (Chrome 55) will have much better performance. According to reports, Chrome 55 will have a much more memory efficient Javascript engine that will reduce heap memory usage by 50 percent and zone memory usage by 40 percent.

In addition, the team is working on optimizing Chrome on entry-level devices that have less h than 1GB of RAM.

Chrome 55 is expected to be released in early December, but users who want to try it out now can download it through Google’s beta program.

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It looks like Google is making it even harder for you to associate Google Chrome with the word ‘slow’, as the company is in the process of outfitting their latest compression algorithm, ‘Brotli’, into their already lightweight browser to help boost its webpage loading times.

 

First unveiled in late-September last year, Google says ‘Brotli’ will be approximately 20 to 26 percent more efficient at compressing webpages, compared to Chrome’s current compression algorithm, ‘Zopfli’.

 

“The smaller compressed size allows for better space utilization and faster page loads,” said Zoltan Szabadka, Software Engineer of Google’s Compression Team.

Mobile Chrome users will be in on the fun as well, as Google says ‘Brotli’ will provide “lower data transfer fees and reduced battery use.”

 

If Chrome isn’t your default browser of choice, don’t worry, because according to The Verge, other web browsers such as Firefox will likewise be adopting Google’s ‘Brotli’ compression algorithm in the near future.

 

Google mentioned that ‘Brotli’ is currently in its “intent to ship” phase, which means that you can probably expect it to make its appearance in the next stable version of Chrome.

 

Browser War

By on June 2, 2012

Internet browser play a very important role in the grow of Internet especially in today, but it will still continue to become more and more important for the coming decades. However today browsers need to migrate them self into the cloud in order to continue hold the population in the market. Web apps are a production of the cloud migration.

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Monetate did a research on the browser market share and summarize everything start from year 1990 until today into the infograpic below to help you to understand better how’s the browser war begin up to today.

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Enjoy it.

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Google Chrome Remote Desktop

By on December 25, 2011

Remote desktop connections are always a great help while troubleshooting computers. By gaining access to a friend’s computer remotely you can easily understand what computer problem they are having and resolve it. Here to offer its own solution for remote desktop sharing is Google’s new tool called Chrome Remote Desktop.

 

Chrome Remote Desktop is a browser extension by Google released for Chrome. The extension installs in your browser and generates an authentication code for you to share with others. The person you share the code with must also be using Google Chrome with Chrome Remote Desktop installed. This other person can visit the extension’s options and select the “Access a shared computer” option to connect with your computer after they provide your authentication code. Once the connection has been established, your computer could be controlled remotely by the other person; similarly you will be able to control his computer through your Chrome window.

 

You need to grant the permission to the extension before you can actually start using it

 

After everything, just provide your remote partner with the generated code, than he will be able to access your computer

 

Watch the follow video clip on how the Google Chrome remote desktop work:

 

Click here to download Google Chrome remote desktop extension

Internet most fasther grown browser – Google Chrome has release their new Chrome icon which make it more match to their browser spirit – To amekt he web quicker, lighter, and easier for all.

 

“Since Chrome is all about making your web experience as easy and clutter-free as possible, we refreshed the Chrome icon to better represent these sentiments,” said Google designer Steve Rura.

 

The change is rather subtle, with the basic design and color scheme of the logo remaining the same, but the 3D, chrome-finished logo being replaced by a 2D version with a lot less shine.

 

For Chrome users, you’ll see this latest icon reflected in your browsers soon, as we bring the latest features and improvements to the beta and stable channels in the coming weeks!

Google Chrome themes gallery

By on October 11, 2009

Google Chrome there is ready and bigger with few more hundred of new release artists themes. All those themes are design by the leading artists, architects, musicians, illustrators, filmmakers, fashion and also interior designer.


To apply the theme, you need to install the Google Chrome with the version at lease 3.0.195.25. Click here to download it if you don’t have the latest version or click here to apply the theme.


Besides that, you may also click on the right bottom corner of theGoogle Chrome to view the theme.

Google Chrome Theme design by Google Chrome Team

Google Chrome Theme design by Google Chrome Team

Google chrome themes design by invited artists

Google chrome themes design by invited artists

Google Chrome - Porsche Theme

Google Chrome - Porsche Theme

Google Chrome - Ccharlotte Ronson

Google Chrome - Ccharlotte Ronson

Google Chrome - Bayonetta

Google Chrome - BayonettaGoogle Theme - Mariah Carey