Google, today released a new stable release of it’s popular web browser Google Chrome packed with all the beta goodies we have come to love. To add to the excitement, this will also be the first stable release of the browser for the Linux and Mac platforms.
What’s in it you ask?
1. HTML 5, Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets, and file drag-and-drop. Make sure to try drag n drop in GMAIL!!
2. Improved sync. Bookmarks, themes, preferences, homepage and startup settings, web content settings, preferred languages, and even page zoom settings.
3. Enable individual extensions in incognito mode.
Your Chrome browser should auto update but if you can’t wait grab a copy here.
With online privacy being the main concern for most internet users today, Google has responded to them by introducing SSL support to its search.
Google SSL Search will encrypt all your search traffic preventing any third party eyes from looking at it. Browsing over https will also disable “referrer” which site owners normally use to see where you’re coming from.
With + there is always – so do remember that browsing in SSL does have an encryption overhead which will slightly degrade the search performance.
Also, the amount of data collected from your search is the same as the standard search but just more secure. Without this data Google will be nothing
When you are on the new SSL search page you will realize that the Google logo looks different. It will have “ssl” and “beta” in it. Also, maps and images will not show up as they don’t support SSL yet.
Simple goto https://google.com to start searching in privacy.
Google’s doodle today was to remind us that PAC-MAN had turned 30, that’s my age!!.
PAC-MAN was a game by Bandai Namco, Japan which quickly became a hit selling 100,000 copies a year.
Hit the “Insert Coin” button and the classic jumps to live for you to enjoy. Feeling Lucky? 😀
Finally, HTC’s Desire is coming to Malaysia. It’s scheduled to be released on the 27th May 2010. The official telco will be Maxis.
I’m not an iPhone person and really want to get the Desire but I’m torn between the Desire and Nexus One. Nexus One will always get updates quicker the HTC Desire since it’s a Google phone, Desire however will have to wait till HTC releases the updated patched bundled with Sense UI which normally takes time. The fix for this would require me to root my Desire.
Both phones go for about RM2200.
What would you recommend?
Bill and Steve, what else would they talk about?