Google released the newest version of its popular Chrome Web browser
Tuesday, fixing 18 security glitches and adding a convenient new
feature for its customers.
Google classified seven
of the vulnerabilities fixed in Chrome version 19.0.1084.46 as
high-risk flaws, meaning they could be exploited to take control of
infected systems. Chrome users can update to version 19 by clicking the
wrench icon in the top right corner of the browser and selecting “About
Google Chrome”; if your browser hasn’t automatically updated itself, it
will prompt you.
But security bugs aren’t
the only issues Google took on with this latest version of Chrome. The
updated browser also enables signed-in users to sync all their open tabs
across all their devices, from laptops to Android smartphones, simply
by selecting the “other devices” menu on the “New Tab” page.
As Google explained it: “Say you’ve found an awesome recipe on your
work computer while … ahem … working hard at the office. But when you
get back home, you can’t quite remember if it was two teaspoons of
baking soda or two teaspoons of baking powder.
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could pull up the same recipe on your home
computer with one click? With today’s stable release of Chrome, you
Chrome users can also sync all their bookmarks, apps, extensions,
histories, themes and other settings, ensuring they have the same
customized browser experience no matter which device they’re using.
While Chrome 19 is currently out, Google said the tab sync feature would be rolled out “more gradually over the coming weeks.”
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