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  • Google Chrome 51 is now stable for all, ready to download

    If you haven't been keeping track of the latest browser update numbers, we can't blame you, because Google Chrome has just updated to version 51. With such a large number comes a slew of updates too, and a total of 42 security fixes, states the Google Chrome team on its blog. The release is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux platforms, but what new features does it bring to your desktop? For one, version 51 brings support for the new Credential Management API, which is essentially the company's first step to revamping and eventually killing password inputs. Websites can interact...

  • Microsoft’s ‘Spartan’ browser may support Google Chrome extensions

    It's no secret that Microsoft's Internet Explorer was a massive flop this decade, taking a beating from the likes of Chrome and Firefox in the power user stakes. Realising this, Microsoft has been developing its next-gen browser behind closed doors to form part of its Windows 10 ecosystem. Codenamed "Spartan", piece of code will likely go a long way to rectifying IE's terrible street cred, and news has surfaced of Microsoft's cunning plan. Read more: 10 things you should know before Microsoft’s Windows 10 mobile event Neowin has today reported that Spartan and Google Chrome extensions may hold hands in the future,...

  • December Patch Tuesday: Microsoft issues critical updates for Windows, Internet Explorer

    December's Patch Tuesday has passed without so much as a squeak, but that doesn't mean important updates and patches weren't pushed to Microsoft Windows machines. Redmond has released a bundle of patches that addresses security and stability issues in its Windows products and supported software, including the company's Office suite and the Internet Explorer browser. For the actual Windows ecosystem however, only seven bulletins have been published with three rated as "critical", or "don't think twice about installing that patch" urgent. Other Microsoft products also received updates, including the Internet Explorer browser, which has been given a cumulative update, while the Office...

  • HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook arrives with a large screen and a small battery

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has just stifled the rumours by releasing the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook, its first Chrome OS laptop. Is it big news? Yeah well sort of... it could be... it should be... if it were not for a joke of a battery. According to the Google Chrome Blog, the only real change from what is already available in the Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo Chromebooks, is the larger screen, sporting a LED-backlit 14-inch...

  • Google set to manufacture its own tablet with Chrome OS

    According to the Chinese Commercial Times (translated), Google could launch itself into the tablet market as early as the first quarter of 2013. Many pundits have spoken about this before, and now after the search engine giant acquired Motorola Mobility (MMI) the steps seem to be confirmed. After the flop that was the first Chromebook, Google will need to be careful of its plans. Apart from trying to make it in the market, it will have to contend with possible patent infringement as well, as Apple and Samsung step up their patent infringement war. Over the last year the online mobile...

  • Google Chrome search app available for Windows RT, download now

    A Windows 8 Chrome search app is now available for Windows RT, says Google. Good news for all those Surface owners looking for a more "complete" web browsing experience. The app can be downloaded from the link above. Microsoft's search engine, Bing has gained some decent traction among Internet Explorer users. But many users have found it difficult to match the ease of use when compared to Google Chrome. Google has also released a short video entitled "Get your Google back" to demonstrate to users how quickly and easily the new Live Tile integration takes to download. Just because this latest...