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08 Mar 12 Google Chrome Beta for Android receives an update


Google Chrome Beta for Android receives an update


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Google Chrome Beta’s last update was back on February 24th, and this particular revision has primarily focused of bug fixes. Chrome should now properly run on any version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), so many of the custom ROMs out there could possibly be supported. There are still the same three known issues since the previous update: No way to toggle between mobile/desktop UA, YouTube links don’t prompt specific application use, and proxy settings are still not supported.


If you run into any new issues while navigating from page to page using Chrome Beta, you can let Google know of a bug by submitting it to them directly. Chrome has proven to be an extremely fast, lightweight mobile browser. It’s still hard to tell when it will leave its Beta, but it’s well past the stage needed to operate for daily use.

Hopefully we see it on Android 2.0+ devices in the future, but as of now there is no evidence proving it will even be considered. Android 4.0 only covers 1.9% of devices, so why would Google limit the amount of Chrome Beta users? The more people that get to try it out, the more people that are able to suggest future bug fixes. What do you all think – should Google open Chrome to devices running Android 2.0+?

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Article source: http://androidcommunity.com/google-chrome-beta-for-android-receives-an-update-20120307/

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07 Nov 11 Google Chrome Beta offers multiple profile support


The latest Google Chrome beta supports multiple sign-ins, allowing several users to have their own apps, bookmarks and settings in the browser. This is ideal for people who don’t want to create multiple OS profiles, or for people with separate accounts for business and personal use.

Once you’ve installed the Chrome beta, you can set up multiple profiles in the options menu, under Personal Stuff, by clicking “Add New User.” This automatically generates a nickname and an avatar for the user, both of which can be modified. Users can also sign into their Google accounts from the options menu to fetch Chrome settings from the cloud.

Previously, Chrome users could only have separate profiles by logging into the operating system as different users. The new Chrome beta allows users to quickly switch between profiles in the browser. If you were borrowing someone else’s computer, you could also create a sign-in and sync all your bookmarks and settings – although you’d probably want to delete the profile once you’re finished browsing.

Google doesn’t see this as a way to keep your own information secure from other users. There’s no login necessary to access the other accounts, aside from an optional Google sign-in to sync with other installations of Chrome. To keep browser information secure, Google recommends maintaining separate operating system profiles instead.

Still, it’s a welcome feature in light of Chrome’s customisable home screen and Web apps. With multiple sign-ins, users on a shared PC will be free to tweak the browser to their liking.

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06 Nov 11 How to add multiple user accounts to Chrome right now


Google recently added the multiple user account feature to the beta version of Chrome.

In the past some file structure hacking would have been necessary in order for multiple users to have a personalized experience in Chrome. Luckily you can start taking advantage of this new feature today by downloading and installing the beta and then following a few quick steps.

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Screenshot by Nicole Cozma)

Step 1: Grab the Google Chrome Beta here: http://www.google.com/landing/chrome/beta

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Screenshot by Nicole Cozma)

Step 2: After you finish installing, click on the wrench near the top-right corner and select Options.

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Screenshot by Nicole Cozma)

Step 3: On the left-hand side menu, click on Personal Stuff

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Step 4: Look for the Users label, and then click on the Add new user button.

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Screenshot by Nicole Cozma)

A new user account will be assigned an icon and subsequently a name that fits the icon. You don’t need to keep either of these choices; just select the account you want to change and then click Edit. A new browser window may open with the new account selected in the top-left corner.

(Optional) Step 5: To switch between accounts in Chrome, just click on the picture for that account in the top-left corner, and then pick a new account to use from the drop-down menu.

Added users can be removed, if necessary, at any future date. Now you can share your computer and browser, while also having a personalized experience available for each user.

Article source: http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57318539-285/how-to-add-multiple-user-accounts-to-chrome-right-now/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=

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05 Nov 11 Google Chrome Beta 16 Syncs Browser Across Multiple Accounts


No sooner did Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chrome wrap a great
month of market share gain than the company rolled out its next version of the
increasingly popular Web browser.

Chrome, which Google CEO Larry Page said last month has more than
200 million users, has moved onto version 16 with syncing software
tools
that allow more than one user to sign into Chrome and port all of their
bookmarks, extensions and applications to any computer.

This will save users of a shared computer from having to
download and install software and type in passwords repeatedly. It will also
bring over the suggested search capabilities housed in the omnibox Chrome
address bar.  

Google has incrementally
bolstered its synchronization capabilities since launching Chrome in 2008,
adding sync for bookmarks in December 2009 and sync for autofills and extensions in July 2010.  

However, adding sync on a single computer for multiple
users is a new, welcome addition at a time when parents are buying new machines
for the family, or even visiting relatives or friends.

“You may not want your bookmarks and settings mixing
with your brother’s or your roommate’s bookmarks and settings, and you wouldn’t
want their Chrome stuff syncing to your other devices,” explained Google
Chrome engineer Miranda Callahan
.

Users can try this multi-user sync by going to options on
their Windows PC (or preferences on the Mac), clicking “personal
stuff,” and then clicking “add new users. This will trigger a new
instance of Chrome that can be tailored with apps, bookmarks, settings and
other Chrome tools.

Chrome drops a badge in the upper corner to let users
know whose version of Chrome is open on the screen.

A badge in the upper corner lets you know at a glance
that this new Chrome browser belongs to you, and users can click on the badge to
see a menu of all the users on that computer, and switch between
instantiations.

Multi-user sync greatly improves the portability of
Chrome and the data users associate with it, which over time can help more users
hungry for such portability adopt Chrome with ease and comfort.

Chrome 16 beta rolled out one day after Net Applications said the browser grew
market share from 16.2 percent in September to 17.6 percent in October, the
browser’s greatest single month of growth to date.

 


Article source: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Google-Chrome-Beta-16-Syncs-Browser-Across-Multiple-Accounts-565875/

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05 Nov 11 Google Chrome Beta 16 Syncs Browser Across Multiple Accounts


No sooner did Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chrome wrap a great
month of market share gain than the company rolled out its next version of the
increasingly popular Web browser.

Chrome, which Google CEO Larry Page said last month has more than
200 million users, has moved onto version 16 with syncing software
tools
that allow more than one user to sign into Chrome and port all of their
bookmarks, extensions and applications to any computer.

This will save users of a shared computer from having to
download and install software and type in passwords repeatedly. It will also
bring over the suggested search capabilities housed in the omnibox Chrome
address bar.  

Google has incrementally
bolstered its synchronization capabilities since launching Chrome in 2008,
adding sync for bookmarks in December 2009 and sync for autofills and extensions in July 2010.  

However, adding sync on a single computer for multiple
users is a new, welcome addition at a time when parents are buying new machines
for the family, or even visiting relatives or friends.

“You may not want your bookmarks and settings mixing
with your brother’s or your roommate’s bookmarks and settings, and you wouldn’t
want their Chrome stuff syncing to your other devices,” explained Google
Chrome engineer Miranda Callahan
.

Users can try this multi-user sync by going to options on
their Windows PC (or preferences on the Mac), clicking “personal
stuff,” and then clicking “add new users. This will trigger a new
instance of Chrome that can be tailored with apps, bookmarks, settings and
other Chrome tools.

Chrome drops a badge in the upper corner to let users
know whose version of Chrome is open on the screen.

A badge in the upper corner lets you know at a glance
that this new Chrome browser belongs to you, and users can click on the badge to
see a menu of all the users on that computer, and switch between
instantiations.

Multi-user sync greatly improves the portability of
Chrome and the data users associate with it, which over time can help more users
hungry for such portability adopt Chrome with ease and comfort.

Chrome 16 beta rolled out one day after Net Applications said the browser grew
market share from 16.2 percent in September to 17.6 percent in October, the
browser’s greatest single month of growth to date.

 


Article source: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Google-Chrome-Beta-16-Syncs-Browser-Across-Multiple-Accounts-565875/

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05 Nov 11 Chrome 16 beta improves sync, increases security risks


Google has updated both Google Chrome Beta to version 16, and Google Chrome Dev to version 17, respectively.

Chrome Beta’s standout feature is support for multi-user profiles that can be standalone or linked to separate Google accounts for sync purposes. This allows users to access their own personal settings from another machine, but should be considered a feature that’s convenient rather than secure.

Once installed, multi-users is accessible from the Personal section under Chrome’s Options. Clicking New User opens a new window with an icon in the top left-hand corner indicating which user is currently browsing using that window. Multiple windows containing different users can be opened at once, while accounts can be configured to sync with a Google account, be renamed and have their identifying icon changed.

Google is keen to stress the feature is one for convenience rather than security. In its blog post announcing the beta, Google Software Engineer Miranda Callahan warns: “One thing to keep in mind is that this feature isn’t intended to secure your data against other people using your computer, since all it takes is a couple of clicks to switch between users”.

“We want to provide this functionality as a quick and simple user interface convenience for people who are already sharing Chrome on the same computer today”, she adds. “To truly protect your data from being seen by others, please use the built-in user accounts in your operating system of choice”.

Google Chrome 17 has no such standout features in the latest Dev build. There’s a new version of Chrome’s V8 Javascript engine (3.6.6.3) while the user is now prompted to cancel any downloads when the last incognito window of a profile is closed. Print Preview also now supports adjustable margins.

One major issue with this new release is that the Native Client Interface (NaCI) doesn’t work in the Windows version of Chrome. This is a tool aimed at developers who wish to build web applications that seamlessly execute native compiled code within the browser itself, so shouldn’t effect end users, although as always caution should be exercised when choosing to run any pre-release software. If in doubt, stick to the latest stable release of Chrome.

Both Google Chrome Beta 16 and Google Chrome Dev 17 are available for download now for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Article source: http://betanews.com/2011/11/04/chrome-16-beta-improves-sync-increases-security-risks/

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