Chrome 79 Stories December 26, 2019

Google Chrome bug w/ latest update changes secondary profiles to ‘Person 1’

Google Chrome is regularly updated and, more often than not, things go off without a hitch. In Google Chrome 79, though, many users have noticed that secondary profiles are losing their names and being called “Person 1” instead.

Chrome 79 Stories December 19, 2019

Back in August, Chrome OS added media controls to its notification center, and they now show up on the lockscreen. A similar feature is now coming to Chrome for Mac, Windows, and Linux with playback now controllable from right next to the Omnibox through the “media hub.”

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Chrome 79 Stories December 17, 2019

Chrome 79 for Android rolled out earlier this week with phishing protections and the ability to reorder bookmarks. A WebView issue related to that version is affecting third-party Android apps and causing user data loss.

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After rolling out to Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, version 79 of Chrome OS is now available. Notable features in Chrome OS 79 include a reworked Overview mode for tablet devices and lockscreen media controls.

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Chrome 79 Stories December 10, 2019

Following the Mac, Windows, and Linux release, Chrome 79 for Android is now rolling out. Tentpole features include password and phishing protections, as well as the ability for PWAs to have maskable icons.

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Google is rolling out the latest version of Chrome for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Chrome 79 readies tab freezing to make the browser less resource-intensive, and a slew of security features related to phishing protections.

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Chrome 79 Stories November 22, 2019

For those who like to live life on the bleeding edge, Google offers versions of Chrome that update more often than normal, ranging from every few weeks to nearly every day. However, Sign In with Google is now showing a warning to those who use Chrome Beta, Dev, or Canary that some Google services may not be available to them.

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Chrome 79 Stories October 31, 2019

Following version 78’s release on Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, the next beta release of Google’s browser is rolling out. The Chrome 79 beta features tab freezing on desktops to conserve resources, shared clipboard, and a trial of DNS-over-HTTPS.

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Chrome 79 Stories October 3, 2019

Google was a big HTTPS proponent over the past decade and led a successful adoption push. Chrome is now making further security enhancements by blocking mixed content — insecure http:// subresources on https:// pages — by default.

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Chrome 79 Stories September 26, 2019

From time to time, Google places a small promotional message on their homepage, and these promos are often also shown on Chrome’s New Tab Page. Google has created a way for you to dismiss promos from the Google Chrome New Tab Page.

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