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Tor Officially Launches Secure Browsing App for Android

September 13, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Secure browser Tor is now releasing its first ever browser for a smartphone platform. Tor, which lets you access the internet without the worry of being tracked, is now available for Android users. Tor, which is the short for ‘The Onion Router’, is a web browser that gained attention with its privacy-oriented features. The browser […]

Google’s Chrome Browser Wants to Shame All Unsecured Websites

July 26, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google’s Chrome is getting updated to newer version, and sadly there is no arrival of aesthetic improvement features as we have seen in the Canary version. Instead, v68 of Chrome is oriented around upgrading the security measures. The latest update doesn’t offer security by blocking sites by its own, but instead, it has taken the […]

YouTube Finally Makes Picture-in-picture a Non-Costly Affair on Android

June 30, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Picture-in-picture mode was one of the touted features of Android Oreo ahead of the OS launch. But it got quite submerged post the launch due to lack of third-party support. One with which we all expected to make the most of the picture-in-picture was YouTube. But until now, YouTube had made the feature a costly […]

Chrome 67 Helps You Access Your Accounts without Typing a Password

June 2, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google is providing a means for users to get rid of passwords from almost every site they get into inside the browser. With version 67, Chrome is stepping into the facility of WebAuthn that provides an alternate means of access to websites apart from passwords. WebAuthn is an open standard that made its debut earlier […]

YouTube Red is Now YouTube Premium, as Google Gears up to Launch YouTube Music

May 17, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google is taking a shot at music streaming services by introducing a new dedicated music streaming service under the YouTube branding. Called YouTube Music, Google’s new streaming service will be going live next week, and it will be offering subscription-based service similar to the rival services. The service that will get launched on May 22 […]

Google is Making Use of Emojis Easier on Desktop with a New Chrome Shortcut

April 10, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Emojis are everywhere, thanks to its ease of access when you type through smartphones. Whether you have them inserted from keyboard pop-ups or by typing, emojis are much easier to access in smartphones. But that’s not exactly the case on desktops. Emojis doesn’t appear as a built-in feature on browser or on desktops apart from […]

Google Gives a Taste of Its New OS to Users with Web-Based Demo

April 6, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The entire secrecy behind Google’s third OS apart from Android and Chrome OS blew its cover last year when news of Fuchsia emerged. The OS appeared replacing the long-rumored Andromeda project that was believed to be the marriage of Android and Chrome OS. One year since that first revelation, Google has decided to give a […]

YouTube is Updating Notifications from Subscribed Channels with a Video Thumbnail

April 3, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

YouTube is testing a slew of new features that are aimed at overhauling the video browsing and viewing experience inside the app. But apparently, apart from those focused on uplifting the video viewing experience, YouTube is also showing keenness on tweaking other areas including notification. The recent development is with the notification section, especially for […]

YouTube Testing a Miniplayer to Keep Videos within the Screen When Scrolling

March 26, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

YouTube is on the process of overhauling the multi-tasking experience in the web edition to make it on par with the smartphone version of the service. Previous reports have already thrown light at the testing of a picture-in-picture mode in the web version. But it seems like YouTube isn’t just taking the halt with that. […]

Chrome Starts Blocking Autoplaying Videos with Sound

March 23, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Version 64 of Chrome had handed over the ability of stopping autoplaying videos and muting them in specific sites. Chrome is now adding on to it by introducing a few conditions for videos to autoplay to ensure the playback consistency in the browser. Version 66 of Chrome, which has now entered Beta, will let media […]

YouTube is Making Live Streams Easier through Smartphones and PCs

March 22, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

YouTube is certainly the reigning champ when it comes to video hosting. But shift the focus to live video streams, and YouTube would certainly have to be tagged the late bloomer. But a series of developments across the platform is helping YouTube catch up with the rest now, and the most crucial one is with […]

Firefox can Now Get Rid of Those Annoying Notification Requests

March 16, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Push notification requests have become a mess in the internet world. Almost every site you bump into now asks for notification access regardless of whether you are a frequent visitor of the site. Until now, users were left with no other option apart from declining the request each and every time. But Firefox has now […]

YouTube’s Dark Mode is Coming to iOS and Android Devices

March 16, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google quietly introduced a dark mode to the desktop site of YouTube a year ago. The feature was so well received that Google eventually made the feature openly accessible rather than just hiding it under console commands. Its widespread popularity has also created a demand for the introduction of dark mode in smartphones, and Google […]

Amazon Might Square Up Against Google by Launching a YouTube-Rival Service

December 22, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

YouTube has got a supremacy when it comes to video library. But this very dominance had created problems to developers over the past, and it came under limelight when Amazon and Google squared up against each other. Back when Amazon introduced its Echo Show device, it showcased various capabilities of the device including streaming of […]

Chrome is Finally Letting You Keep the Autoplaying Videos Tight-Lipped

December 18, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google is keeping its word. The company has started addressing issues around content that autoplays in the Chrome browser as assured back in September. As a first step, Chrome will now feature the ability to mute videos that autoplay by default. Before you search for it in Chrome, we would like to inform you that […]

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