Google releases newest version of the Chrome Web browser for the desktop and also announces improvements to the Android version.
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Chrome 29, the latest version of Google’s popular Web browser is out now for Windows, Mac and Linux. Like previous iterations, Chrome 29 doesn’t bring massive changes to the table but rather incremental ones to pre-existing features. In the latest version, Chrome’s combined URL and search bar, branded the ‘Omnibox’, gets the ability to make suggestions based on the sites that you recently visited. Chrome users on Mac will now also be able to receive notifications from installed extensions, something Google refers to in their blog as ‘rich notifications’.
Another interesting feature that has gone live with Chrome 29 is the ‘Reset button’. The reset button lets you remove all installed extensions and revert the browser to its original state while keeping bookmarks, history and saved passwords where they are. To find the reset button, you’ll have to delve into the ‘advanced settings’ section in Chrome’s settings menu. Google also claims to have improved startup performance and scrolling in the new version of Chrome on Android and have also added support for the WebRTC format that allows video streaming and chat within the browser without any plug-ins.
To manually update your Chrome browser, head to the ‘About Google Chrome’ section in the settings panel. If you’ve yet to try out Chrome, you can download it here.
Source: Google Chrome Blog via Tech Crunch