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Chrome 44 Beta: Improvements to Notifications API and promoted add to homescreen

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http://inspirationbygod.net/firet/3760 The newest Chrome Beta channel release includes new ES6 features and a number of updates to existing APIs. Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to Chrome for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS. Improved notification capabilities Chrome 42 allowed users to opt in to receive push notifications from sites even after the page…

I/O 2015: The Mobile Web Roundup

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http://huntersneeds.net/rigaro/6133 We talked about the power of the mobile web during the Google I/O keynote yesterday. The mobile web reaches far and wide and is great at connecting users with content, since it’s so easy to go from one page to the next. In fact, the average Chrome for Android user navigates to more than 100…

Continuing to protect Chrome users from malicious extensions

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a2 site de rencontre We’re always working to improve Chrome extensions while keeping our users as safe as possible. In May 2014 we announced a new policy to protect Windows users by enforcing that extensions be hosted on the Chrome Web Store. The results were encouraging: we saw a 75% drop in customer support help requests for uninstalling unwanted…

Scheduling tasks intelligently for optimized performance

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Earlier this month, Chrome began utilizing new techniques to get pages in front of users faster. That's an important piece of the performance story, but it's just one – what about once the page has loaded fully? That's when users want pages to animate smoothly and react quickly to their scrolls and clicks. Chrome 41…

Dev channel for Chrome on Android

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Chrome's Dev channel allows you to test out your sites using an early version of Chrome to find bugs and try out cutting edge features before they're released to everyone. Historically the Dev channel was available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeOS, and starting today, the Dev channel is available for Android as well.Just like…

Chrome 49 Beta: CSS custom properties, background sync with service workers, and new ES2015 features

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Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. CSS custom properties Modern websites often have CSS files with repeated values, such as a few colors reused throughout the page in a color scheme. Altering this data can be tedious and error-prone,…

File System Provider API for easier file management

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On Chrome OS, users should be able to work with files in the cloud as easily as they work with local files. Today, users often have their files spread all over the cloud — with documents in one place, their photos in another, and videos somewhere else. Working across all of those systems can be…

A faster, more stable Chrome on iOS

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Out-of-process rendering was one of Chrome’s earliest innovations, and we’ve always wanted to bring its benefits to our iOS users. Unfortunately UIWebView, the component used to render web pages on iOS, is in-process, so that’s never been possible before. The introduction of WKWebView in iOS 8 gave us that opportunity, though migrating to the new…

Introducing the Security Panel in DevTools

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The web platform is becoming increasingly powerful thanks to new APIs such as service worker. Security risk is always a concern, which is why many of these new features require secure origins. HTTPS preserves the integrity of your website and ensures connections with your users are encrypted. In an effort to make deploying HTTPS easier,…

Smarter garbage collection for smoother browsing and less memory usage

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Posted by Seth Thompson, V8 Track Commentator In order to ensure a smooth, snappy experience when browsing in Chrome, it’s essential to free unused memory. The garbage collector in the V8 JavaScript engine has been optimized to reclaim memory as quickly as possible to shorten pauses to the main thread of execution. But even small…

Chrome 48 Beta: Present to Cast, custom notification buttons, and network estimation

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Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. Presentation API Historically, sites have been unable to present content to nearby devices, which made it hard to build experiences like a slide “presenter mode” for the mobile web. The latest release of…

Chrome Dev Summit 2015: That’s a wrap!

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Posted by Darin Fisher, VP Engineering, Chrome The last sessions of the Chrome Dev Summit 2015 are coming to a close, so it’s the perfect time to reflect on the event. We started our annual summit back in 2012, where we first introduced Chrome on Android. Today, there are more than 800 million monthly active users…

Chrome 47 Beta: Idle time work, splash screens, and desktop notification management

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The newest Chrome Beta channel release includes support for cooperative multitasking, splash screens for sites added to home screen, flexible desktop notifications, security fixes, and more. Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to Chrome for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. Splash screens on Android Mobile devices are typically less powerful than desktops,…

Streamlining Notifications on Desktop

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This past spring, Chrome began supporting push notifications for web pages via the emerging web push standard. However, notifications in Chrome aren’t new; Chrome apps and extensions have supported push notifications on desktop since 2010. In some cases, these desktop notifications would appear while users were gone, so in 2013 Chrome launched the notification center,…

Replying to reviews in the Chrome Web Store

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When we launched the Chrome Web Store Support Tab in 2012, our goal was to provide a communication channel that would enable you to have an open discussion with the users of your apps and extensions. Developers like you have reported that the tool has helped identify bugs faster, obtain ideas for new features, and…

Chrome 46 Beta: Flexible animations and improved loading performance

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The newest Chrome Beta channel release includes new CSS animation features, improved performance controls, and a large number of API tweaks. Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to Chrome for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. Animating objects along author specified paths Previously, animating objects along an author-specified path required complex javascript code…

Chrome custom tabs smooth the transition between apps and the web

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Android app developers face a difficult tradeoff when it comes to showing web content in their Android app. Opening links in the browser is familiar for users and easy to implement, but results in a heavy-weight transition between the app and the web. You can get more granular control by building a custom browsing experience…

Scheduling timers to improve input responsiveness

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A good frame rate is important to maintain a fast browsing experience. A few months ago, Chrome added a scheduler, a new under-the-hood feature that places tasks in the idle time between rendering frames to help hit 60 frames per second. Chrome’s frame rate can be reduced by Javascript timers executing at the wrong time,…

Protecting users from deceptive inline installation

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Unwanted and deceptively installed extensions are a leading cause of user complaints, and over the last few years we’ve taken several steps to address the problem. Today we’re taking another step in our ongoing effort to protect Chrome users: disabling inline installation for extensions linked to deceptive sites and ads. Inline installation was introduced in…

Chrome 50 Beta: Push notification improvements and declarative preload

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Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. Push notification improvementsPush notifications allow a site to trigger system-level notifications in the same way that native applications do. The initial version of push notifications relied on service workers to proactively fetch the…

Chrome 45 Beta: New ES2015 features, service worker improvements, and media controls

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The newest Chrome Beta channel release includes new JavaScript language features, an improved audio experience on Android, and a large number of minor API improvements and deprecations. Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to Chrome for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. New ES2015 features Over the past year Chrome has shipped a…

Transitioning from SPDY to HTTP/2

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Last year we announced our intent to end support for the experimental protocol SPDY in favor of the standardized version, HTTP/2. HTTP/2 is the next-generation protocol for transferring information on the web, improving upon HTTP/1.1 with more features leading to better performance. Since then we've seen huge adoption of HTTP/2 from both web servers and…

Exploring the Physical Web with Chrome for iOS

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Today’s connected world is full of opportunities for people to digitally interact with their surroundings on the fly. For example, smart parking meters let users pay through the cloud. But for developers, it’s often difficult to build contextual experiences that people can easily access. Even with the prevalence of smartphones, users are reluctant to install…

The Physical Web expands to Chrome for Android

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The Physical Web helps users discover URLs relevant to their surroundings via Eddystone bluetooth low-energy beacons. Last year, Chrome for iOS took an initial step in supporting the Physical Web, and the community has already begun exploring promising applications. Starting in version 49, Chrome for Android will also surface Physical Web content, making these experiences…

Revving up JavaScript performance with TurboFan

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The JavaScript ecosystem is evolving in several promising ways. There have been mainstream standards advancements like the recent approval of ECMAScript 2015, as well as early-stage experiments like Strong Mode, to name a few. Balancing the needs of these new directions demands a flexible just-in-time compiler, and we've been hard at work on a brand…

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