Google Chrome's extensions are plentiful and come pretty handy for various tasks carried out while browsing. One of the most nifty extensions is Adblock which keeps away the pesky annoying ads available on every possible website. It has now been discovered that a fake Adblock Plus extension which has been downloaded by 37,000 people.
If you recently installed the Adblock Plus extension on your Google Chrome browser, beware. It is being reported that a fraudulent extension with the same name managed to bypass Google s filters, and was listed on the Chrome web store.
Apple, earlier this year announced that it has added an auto-play-video-blocking feature to the new Safari browser. Now, following its footsteps, Google has announced that a similar feature will soon be available for its Chrome browser on desktop. The search giant said that the feature will arrive as an update in January 2018.
Google Chrome developers are reportedly working on a new update to the web browser which will allow you to mute specific websites. The feature is aimed at websites which populate feed with videos, which begin to auto-play with audio enabled by default. Now this is seen as a distraction and nuisance by many users, especially while browsing at work where the sudden sound can be jarring and earn looks from co-workers.
Google Chrome is easily the most popular browser around the world despite being young when compared to the likes of good old Internet Explorer or even Apple's Safari browser. One the reasons Chrome got injected into almost every computer system around you is the Chrome Store which gives access to thousands of extensions to do the tiniest of the jobs without lifting more than one finger.
Google will reportedly integrate a native ad-blocker in Chrome browser next year. However, the feature has been spotted in Google Chrome Canary browser and it gives an early insight of what it could be like. Google Chrome Canary is an unreleased app with limited beta access to developers and early adopters.
With internet being as vast as it is, at times it becomes really difficult to filter out content you do not wish to see. Even the most innocuous sites or pages might spring a nasty surprise. There are a lot of people using foul language, or spreading racist or homophobic content online. And blocking sites is not really the option needed. There's now a Google Chrome extension, Soothe, that can be activated to blur out any sort of foul or offensive words on the screen.
For those who have been using the internet for a few years now, chances are that you may have come across the term virtual private network (VPN). While it may sound a bit confusing, consider VPN as a secure tunnel between the website that you are visiting and your PC. It ensures that your online activities are secure and private.
Google Chrome is among the most widely-used internet browsers across the globe. Besides being easy to use, the ability to add plugins, extensions and themes is something that makes it a preferred choice among users. If you use Chrome, but have not tried out extensions yet, then you re missing out on the browser's full potential. Here are eight Google Chrome extensions that will help improve your privacy and productivity when surfing the internet.
When surfing the web on your smartphone, there are times when you come across interesting pages or articles. However, you may not have enough time to read it right away, and one possible option is to bookmark the page. There are rare cases where some web pages disappear with the change in URL, and it s difficult to track down the same later. This is where saving the web page to read it later is a good option.