Asus Chromebook Flip C302: More than a cheap netbook

chromebook flip c302

Chomebooks are becoming more and more popular these days. This is because they are becoming much more than just cheap netbooks. Google thinks that these devices can be your man computing device, thus recent models tend to look better and have better build quality. Asus released their own Chromebook recently. This device is known as the Chromebook Flip C302, and it was made to compete directly with Samsung’s Chromebook Pro. The Chromebook Flip C302 is not the first Flip device from Asus. However, this device is much better, with a…

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Twitter Night Mode for desktop is coming soon

Twitter night mode

Twitter Night Mode was added a few months ago, and it has become wildly popular for people who take their smartphones to bed at night. However, a version of this feature for desktop had not been available for a while, mostly because people prefer using their phones in bed to their desktops. However, if you use your laptop in bed, then Twitter Night Mode could be coming to you soon. Already it has been spotted by a number of users. This feature is likely to be extremely welcome, enabling a…

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Would you dump Google Chrome for Samsung Internet?

Samsung Internet

Most smartphone users already have their preferred browser apps, be it Chrome, Firefox, Opera or any other browser. However, this has not stopped Samsung from releasing their own browser. Samsung’s Internet app may seem superfluous when a device already has other browser apps, but then it has some attributes that set it apart. For one thing, Samsung Internet has extension support, so users can download a separate content blocker to filter out malicious ads. There are also some handy features, including a night mode, which darkens a web page’s interface.…

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Things you can try on the Chrome mobile app

Chrome mobile app for Android incognito mode

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers out there. It is available for both desktop and mobile, and it is one of the fastest and smoothest browsers. The Chrome mobile app integrates seamlessly with the Android OS, and this ensures that using Chrome on Android is always a great experience. Here are some tips and tricks to make things even easier on the Chrome mobile app: A Few Chrome Mobile App Tricks Enable Brotli to speed up page loading: This function improves page loading speed by unzipping sites…

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This hack with Chrome for Android makes every phone vulnerable

Chrome mobile app for Android incognito mode

Chinese researcher Guang Gong demonstrated a hack on the Android version of Chrome, during a PacSec conference  recently held in Tokyo. This hack targets only the JavaScript engine of the browser. With this, it can contaminate the whole device. As showcased during the conference, when a user visits a malicious website with the malware. An app can be installed on your phone even without your knowledge. One can almost imagine how far this can be exploited. “As soon as the phone accessed the website the JavaScript v8 vulnerability in Chrome…

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Google Chrome ends support for Windows XP and Vista users

Starting today, Google Chrome has officially ended support for users of Windows XP and Windows Vista. From April 2016, Chrome will still be supported on this platforms, but they will no longer receive updates. Reasons for this, Microsoft have already stopped pushing updates to these platforms, so continued use of it exposes one to malware. In a blog post, Marc Pawliger, Director of Engineering had this to say: Such older platforms are missing critical security updates and have a greater potential to be infected by viruses and malware. Today, we’re announcing…

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Quick tip: See how Chrome for Android can work as a file manager

Chrome mobile app for Android incognito mode

It’s funny, we use use stuff without knowing the many hidden function they have. Take for instance, one of our favorite Android browsers, Google Chrome. Earlier this year, we discovered an interestingly addictive dinosaur game on it. Now, here’s another discovery. Google Chrome browser for Android devices could actually work as a mini file manager. How does this work? Its simple: Go to the address bar and type file:///sdcard/ and send it. It immediately open your memory card, then from there you can browse through and see your files. I was able…

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Move over, Google Chrome & Apple Safari; Microsoft’s new web browser is 112% faster

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer may be hated for a variety of reasons, but its replacement for Windows 10, Edge, seems to be showing promise. For one, tests conducted by Microsoft have returned interesting figures. According to Microsoft, “Microsoft Edge is even better and is beating Chrome and Safari on their own JavaScript benchmarks”. Here were the results when Microsoft Edge was pitted against Google’s Chrome: On WebKit Sunspider, Edge is 112% faster than Chrome On Google Octane, Edge is 11% faster than Chrome On Apple JetStream, Edge is 37% faster than…

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Is this the end for Flash? As more firms stop adopting it

The Adobe Flash Player we all know is a framework for viewing multimedia, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming video and audio. This could either run from a web browser, as a browser plug-in, or on supported mobile devices. Right from time, Flash has been the magic behind most streaming, multimedia and online games we see on the internet.  In recent times, things haven’t been going quite well with technology. You see, Flash has received lots of criticisms from different angles. These allegations where mostly centered on: It’s buggy, it crashes, and…

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Google Chrome for Android crosses the 1 billion download mark

Chrome mobile app for Android incognito mode

Google’s default browser Google Chrome for Android has just crossed the 1 billion downloads mark. This is an incredible feat owning to the fact that it’s not pre-installed on all Android devices. This has made it the 12th app to cross this mark following after Google Hangouts in 11th place. Please note that this numbers indicates 1 billion installs and not that it will be found in 1 billion Android devices. Loading…

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