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Google Chrome gets an enormous update

Google Chrome 17 is here! Update now to experience a new user interface.

Google Chrome 17 has finally been released. We had already told you earlier that the Chrome team, had plans to release the next big version of Google Chrome which included vast new speed improvements and security features.

Google Chrome Version 17 was out on February 8th. If you haven’t upgraded yet, its time to do so now. Just visit this page and install the official update. In case you are already a Chrome user, just click the wrench icon and press on About Google Chrome, the update will be installed momentarily.

After update you won’t notice any big changes in its looks, but there are some here and there. Chances are, you haven’t looked carefully. For e.g. the new tab button now doesn’t show a plus sign, its blank and looks attractive now.

The New tab button in Google Chrome 17

The new Chrome also gives you an option to set up chrome with your Google account. After you sign in, you can then sync all your Chrome Bookmarks, History and Settings onto your Google Account which can then be accessed by any device.

Sign in and sync in the new Google Chrome 17

Another new thing you will get to see is a refined new look for your History tab. Check it out in the pic below. The links appear in a collapsed list view now. An Actions icon appears for every history, giving you finer control over which items you want to see in your History tab. The Chrome buttons also have a new texture, and the check mark icon now looks more cute.

A new look of the history tab in Google Chrome 17

Coming to Security, if Chrome detects a malicious site, it will block the downloads and give you a warning before proceeding to download. As far as Speeds are concerned, you may want to give this one a try. Try typing a site name in the Chrome address bar. After auto-completing it, Chrome will begin pre-rendering the page before you even click. I checked out the homepage of Mashable.com and the stories loaded pretty quick. I got to see some significant speed improvements in this version.

Google Chrome 17 up to date

All in all, i am happy with this new version of Google Chrome. If you have anything to add, drop a comment below and share your personal experience of the new Chrome with us.

Google Chrome gets Speed Updates

Google Chrome gets so fast that it loads your webpages even before you type

Google Chrome gets a major overhaul. More Speed, More Secure and More Smart. The Beta Version is now available for download. You can test its speed by downloading from the link provided at the bottom of this post.

Chrome is my favorite browser. Although i have installed Firefox, Opera, Maxthon and a load of other browsers too on my computer, i use Chrome the most frequently. Simply because its fast and i like things to get done quickly. The new Chrome is all about adding more speed.

Google Chrome - Faster and more Secure

According to the official Google blog post,

To get you where you want to go even faster, Chrome will now start loading some web pages in the background, even before you’ve finished typing the URL in the omnibox. If the URL auto-completes to a site you’re very likely to visit, Chrome will begin to prerender the page.

This is a great feat, isn’t it guys? I bet there is no other browser which pre-renders a webpage, atleast till now! Apart from the speed improvements, the Google Chrome Team is also focused to provide the browser with extra security features when downloading a file. Kinda like, the Safari, but this is more Google.

When you download executable files such as .exe and .msi, which are considered as threats to your Computer, the new Chrome will automatically notify you that its dangerous and ask you if you want to still consider downloading it. I guess this was a major security feature which completely lacked in the previous versions.

I hope the Google Chrome browser will continue to be the best browser in the world.

Download the new Google Chrome Beta over here.

If you liked this article, please don’t forget to pass on your comments! Which is your favorite browser by the way?

Facebook for Chrome extension

Facebook for Chrome extension: Now Facebook smartly and quickly

Facebook for Chrome extension is a handy little extension to enhance your Facebook experience and get rid of all the unnecessary distractions. It integrates into the Google Chrome browser and brings to you only the latest, most important updates to your notice.

Facebook for Chrome extension screenshot 1 - icon

Of course, it is not the official extension. This google chrome extension is developed by a guy named Zachary Allia. After installation you can see this extension icon sitting on the top right of your browser. Clicking it will not open a new tab, it will open a popup within the same window and display your Facebook News Feed.

Unique features of this extension include:

  • No need to go to Facebook.com to update your status, just do it by clicking the extension icon and typing your status message.
  • One thing i really like about this extension is its Instant Notifier. It immediately sends you notifications by showing a number on the icon, its not at all disturbing and intruding.
  • After clicking a notification, it will immediately show you that particular post to minimize unwanted interactions.
  • You can comment and like a post right from the popup quickly, without opening it up on Facebook.com.
  • Presently tagging your friends in posts is not supported but that feature will soon be added in the next update.
  • Jump to your Events tab, Photos tab, Messages tab quickly right from the popup.
  • Goto the original Facebook site easily by clicking the Full Site button shown in the popup.

Facebook for Chrome extension screenshot 2 - popup

Download Facebook for Chrome extension now and enjoy Facebooking smartly like a professional without having to waste your time by looking at all the unimportant updates in your life. To top it all off, its totally free on the Chrome Web Store.

Comment and let us know if this extension has helped you reduce the man hours you have spent on Facebook.

Alexa for your Favorite Browser


Since the foundation of Alexa was laid in 1996, It has been a major factor on which the popularity of a website depends upon. According to Alexa:

In addition to the Alexa Crawl, which can tell us what is on the Web, Alexa utilizes web usage information, which tells us what is being seen on the web. This information comes from the community of Alexa Toolbar users. Each member of the community, in addition to getting a useful tool, is giving back. Simply by using the toolbar each member contributes valuable information about the web, how it is used, what is important and what is not. This information is returned to the community with improved Related Links, Traffic Rankings and more. The Alexa toolbar is a program written by Alexa Internet that users install into the browser. Every time the user changes pages, the Alexa toolbar communicates with Alexa servers to retrieve information which is then displayed in the toolbar.

Today, three most popular browsers across the web are, undoubtedly: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. That’s why Alexa offers an extension/toolbar to only these three Browsers.

Alexa for Internet Explorer

Alexa for Internet Explorer
Alexa for Internet Explorer

Link: Alexa Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Alexa for Mozilla Firefox

Alexa for Firefox
Alexa Toolbar/Status-bar for Firefox

Link: Alexa for Mozilla Firefox

Alexa for Google Chrome

Alexa for Google chrome
Alexa extension for Google Chrome

Link: Alexa for Google chrome

Bonus: Alexa for Opera [Not Official]

Haven’t you yet submitted your site to Alexa? Do it now!

By the way, We are on Alexa Rank 61K and hope to hit the 50K mark very soon!
We’d love to hear from you. 🙂


Twitter birds

5 extensions to tweet right from Google chrome

Are you one among the few who hate the new twitter or are you just lazy to go to the twitter website? Then these extensions can Give you a great helping hand!

Twitter birds

Chromed Bird

To be summarized, Chromed Bird is simply A better alternative to the twitter web. It is more or less having the functions of Twitter web but in the shape of an extension.

Link: Chromed bird


No more rule that you must see the tweetmeme button only in blogs, Now they can invade your address bar too! Go grab the extension and make the use of a very well-known twitter client. What I love about tweetmeme is I can tweet my heart out as well as make use of the URL shortener retwt.me.
Related: Where not to use an URL shortener?

Link: Tweetmeme


Want to share a link? Hit the Hootlet button, and automatically, the URL is shortened and text is grabbed from the site. You can also schedule your messages to get sent at a later date, or as a draft.

Link: Hootsuite for Google Chrome


This something which most of you didn’t know. The updated version of goo.gl URL shortener’s extension allows you to tweet. But before you can tweet you must go to the options and enable it.Updating twitter status from goo.gl extension

Link: Goo.gl URL shortener

Twitter Bookmarklet

Most of us would have forgotten this method of tweeting just because of the advent of add-ons and extensions. At least I did, in the beginning. What’s special about the official twitter Bookmarklet is that it is the only way so far to use t.co links in your posts other than the tweet button.

Link: Get twitter Bookmarklet

Are you a firefox user and looking upon a similar round up? To never miss out a single update, stay tuned to our RSS Feed!

Now, it’s time for you to let me know in what means are you going to tweet this post? 😛

To receive more updates about twitter, follow @chaaps on twitter.

SEO Site Tools: The Chrome extension that gives Pin-and-Point information about any website

SEO Site Tools is a Google Chrome extension that shows you the On-Page/External metrics, Social Media info, PR/ numbering on Yahoo, Bing, Google Search Engine Result Pages [SERPs]. It also shows up WMT, YSE and GA with metrics. Read on to know more about the extension in detail:

Searching all information about a website in just a click
Searching all information about a website in just a click

External Page Data

External page data
External page data

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1. Alexa Rank

  • Backlinks
  • Popularity (Rank)
  • 6 Months traffic chart

2. Google

  • Page Rank
  • Indexed pages
  • Page cache date

3. Yahoo!

  • Indexed pages
  • Page links
  • Domain links

4. Bing

  • Indexed pages
  • Page Cache date

5. SEOMoz linkscape

  • Page links
  • Page authority
  • Domain authority
  • Domain Rank

6. Miscellaneous websites such as…
Compete, Dmoz, Majestic SEO, SEM Rush and Quanticast.

Page Elements

Page elements
Page elements

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  • HTML and CSS validation [by W3C]
  • Canonical URLs
  • Page headers
  • Image tags with alt info.

Social Media Reactions

Social media reactions
Social media reactions

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  • Facebook Shares, Comments and likes
  • Digg: Page digg info, Domain diggs
  • Twitter: Recent tweets, total tweet count
  • del.icio.us bookmarks and tags
  • Google buzz shares
  • StumbleUpon views
  • Reddit points

Domain and Server info

Domain and server info
Domain and server info

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  • Server Software
  • Hosting Company
  • WhoIs information
  • IP Geolocation [With map]
  • DNS information
  • Other sites on same IP
  • Robots.txt and Sitemap.xml detection



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This is the best part of this extension as far as my opinion is concerned. Based on the information gathered from the above sites/services SEO Site tools gives you around 11 suggestions. Suggestions include:

  1. Link quality
  2. Titled tag
  3. Meta description
  4. Keyword tags
  5. Image alt tags
  6. Canonical link tag
  7. GZip compression
  8. Page size
  9. Stopwords in title
  10. Text phone number
  11. URL length

Liked SEO Site tools? Then why wait? Go get SEO Site tools!
Link: SEO Site tools

You can also view the official video by the developers of SEO Site Tools:

Share your thoughts about this extension! 🙂

Chrome 6 comes with native PDF


Chrome always has been one of my favorite browsers since the time it was launched. It came with unique feature like the Uni-bar,faster rendering engine, an excellent tabbed browsing and phew !!!!!,so many to mention i guess one can write a whole doctrine about chrome.


Just when i thought that chrome updates are slowing down and the nightly builds are almost becoming fortnightly , chrome come up with a update that can open PDF files like it were HTML. The Chrome 6 accomplishes the following

PDF files will render as seamlessly as HTML web pages, and basic interactions will be no different than the same interactions with web pages (for example, zooming and searching will work as users expect). PDF rendering quality is still a work in progress, and we will improve it substantially before releasing it to the beta and stable channels.

To further protect users, PDF functionality will be contained within the security “sandbox” Chrome uses for web page rendering.

Users will automatically receive the latest version of Chrome’s PDF support; they won’t have to worry about manually updating any plug-ins or programs.

Chrome is evolving and setting benchmarks when it come to rendering contents from web. First the integrated flash and now the Pdf. Though they say this will be the basic version and coming updates will have better functionality . Things to note is the updates for this Pdf will be automatically be pushed which means no searching for it .

To get a taste of things click here


Google Chrome 5 Speed test

Ever wondered how fast is your browser ?? Do you want know which browser among all is the fastest browser out there. Do you want to have the best browser ?

Google knows all this and they are working their behinds off to make the best browser in the market.Check out this video which show how google test the browser .

Now that you are clear how good chrome is. Here is where you can download Google Chrome.


Google Chrome Extensions Ad [Video]

Google chrome, my favorite browser because it is fast, stylish and also simple. It has colorful artistic themes and ultimately powerful extensions. Most of the chrome extensions are already present as firefox addons, but anyway chrome lovers will always love chrome extensions.

Few days back, Google UK has released an awesome video on YouTube to promote Chrome extensions. This commercial describes features of Google Chrome extensions.

Watch this Great commercial below –

via arpit

Play Quake 2 on Google Chrome


Well there has been much said about webGL and html5 . I personally keep an eye on html5 standards. Guys at google wanted to test how well html5 can handle js with webGl. Being geeks they tried porting the ever famous quake 2 to html5 using Jake2 Java port of the Quake II engine, then used the Google Web Toolkit (along with WebGL, WebSockets, and a lot of refactoring) to cross-compile it into Javascript.Which by itself is like phew !!

As many of you would know that html5 is a serious competitor for adobe flash. But Html5 and webGL has its limitation, Currently 30 frames is something really huge for webGl but for flash its nothing really

Once the webGl standard become available and public. Online Gaming will have a overhauled look :).

The best part is the quake 2 game is in google code . To have a peek Click here

An video is also going viral about this check it out . U’ll be thrilled 🙂


Google Chrome in 3D – First ever Web Browser in 3D


Chrome in 3D

Google likes to play a lot of tricks. Their April Fool Joke of Chrome 3D was one of the best. In case you missed it, see it here:
Chrome 3D powered by CADIE

Later they said it was an April fool joke in the Chrome Blog:
Chrome without 3D

No more tricks anymore. Google is now really going to integrate 3D into its web browser. This is one of the first technologies to integrate 3D into a web browser. The first initiative was taken by CSS 3 project.

Chrome 3D April Fool Joke

First 2D. Then 3D. Next what, 4D ? Keep rocking Chrome 😛

Google has launched a new project for Chrome that will let the browser run a wider range of 3D graphics content without downloading additional drivers.

The project will be an open source project aiming to give a better interface to users. This project code named the ANGLE (Almost Native Graphics Layer Engine), seeks to let Chromium run WebGL content on Windows computers.

There was a blog post on this on the Chromium Blog here:
Introducing the ANGLE project.

WebGL is a developing cross platform aiming to set web standards for accessing low level 3D graphics hardware based on the OpenGL ES 2.0 API (application programming interface) that can be implemented directly in a browser without a plugin.

WebGL has already been implemented in several browsers. The only difference in this project is that, this is independent of WebGL drivers. All other browsers which are currently using WebGL have to build plugins for integrating this new technology.

OpenGL is an API for 2D and 3D graphics rendering, available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.

Google Chrome Angle Competition to Microsoft

The best competition to this technology is none other than Microsoft’s own graphic rendering engine DIRECT 3D, which is part of the company’s DirectX graphics technologies. Microsoft being popular and the most successfully running company today, has managed to get into the gaming industry through its excellent graphics support in Direct X. Most well known PC games today are dependent on Direct X graphics.

But a post on Wolfire tells us why we should use OpenGL and not Direct X. Wolfire is a gaming company which still uses OpenGL for its games instead of Direct X.

The main problem with the wolfire concept is that Windows OS cannot render WebGL content because the OpenGL drivers are not installed, even though the computer has powerful graphics hardware. Computers running OS X or Linux are fine, however, since those operating systems use OpenGL as the primary 3D API.

This problem will cease with the release of the ANGLE project. This project will allow you to use the WebGL content without having to find or install any new drivers. Since ANGLE aims to use most of the OpenGL ES 2.0 API, it may help developers working on mobile and embedded devices. This is quite a good news for developers as they can make apps which can work on both Windows, OS X and Linux based systems. This should set a new standard in the graphics market.

ANGLE should make it simpler to prototype these applications on Windows and also gives developers new options for deploying production versions of their code to the desktop.

ANGLE will be released under a BSD license, and the project is on Google’s Code Web site:
The Angle Project

This new project is determined to change the way we look at graphics. Don’t be surprised if tomorrow you get games which do not require Microsoft’s Direct X, but give you even better quality. This is the new aim of every developer. Surely no one likes installing a bunch of apps just to run another app. Every app should be independent and the ANGLE project is built on this concept.

Google Chrome to kill Windows


Using Google Chrome Task Manager: Shift + Esc


I am not Sure How To Begin This Article.. I just Wanted to share how You Could Discover Some Amazing Features provided by your Google Chrome Web Browser…

Accidentally I Right Clicked on Browser’s Tabs Bar to Discover a Solid Option in the Menu List.. – TASK MANAGER

Just Point Your Mouse Pointer Next to Tab and Right Click to Discover this Menu List

You Can also Press Shift + Escape to Get Task Manager Directly

Here we Go!

Why Task Manager?

Some Chrome Enthusiasts May want to Check How Much Memory does every Tab(currently opened) Consume. The Task Manager also lists the Extensions and Plugins Installed in Google Chrome Browser. The Task Manager provides with End Process option which allows you to Kill the Current Processes running on Google Chrome. Keep The Task Manager Handy when Your Chrome Browser’s Tabs becomes Numb and Unresponsive…

That is It! Also Try Click on Stats for Nerds in task manager which opens up HUGE Window with a detailed Memory Stats Report..

Enter the Command about:memory in Chrome’s Address bar and hit Enter!

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