Chrome 56 Stories February 9, 2017

Chrome OS 56 is now available in the stable channel with some visual changes. The bottom shelf and system menu have received a Material redesign, while an updated version of the ChromeVox tool simplifies navigation for the visually impaired.

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Chrome 56 Stories February 2, 2017

Chrome 56 for iOS adds a QR code scanner via 3D Touch, redesigns iPad tab switcher

Just as Android picks up its Chrome 56 update, Google is pushing the same new version to iOS users. While not a major update, this new version does bring along a couple of useful features, including a handy QR code scanner.

Chrome 56 Stories February 1, 2017

Released last week for Mac, Windows, and PC, Chrome 56 is beginning to rollout for Android. This update includes a number of underlying performance improvements and some new minor features centered around the ‘New Tab’ page.

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Chrome 56 Stories January 26, 2017

Page reloads with Chrome 56 are 28% faster and more bandwidth, power efficient

Rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux, Chrome 56 features a new page reload behavior that is better tuned for how the modern web works. Google notes 28% faster reloads across all platforms and more efficient resource use all around.

Chrome 56 Stories January 25, 2017

Chrome 56 is rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux with a number of features and security fixes. Beginning as a staged rollout in the previous version, HTML5 by Default is now enabled for all users. Additionally, all sensitive HTTP sites will be marked as unsecure in the address bar.

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Chrome 56 Stories January 12, 2017

Chrome 56 is currently in the beta channel and should hit stable in about a week. When released, it will bring support for the FLAC audio codec directly in the browser. This will provide a quick way to play those files, with the Mac being the biggest platform to benefit due to a lack of native support.

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