New cast option comes to Google Chrome, can mirror to Hangouts

Google Chrome has new cast options

Google Chrome users how have new a new cast option in the latest stable release of the web browser. In order to cast from Chrome, users were required to use a Google Cast extension from the Chrome Web Store. Now, users who have Chrome 51 or higher installed will find a new “Cast” option listed … Read more

Google Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer In Market Share

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Google Chrome has overtaken Internet Explorer in total market share by a slim margin of 41.71% over 41.31%, putting more pressure on Microsoft. I know what you’re thinking. Google Chrome wasn’t already the market share leader in Internet browsers? Well it seems it wasn’t and this is the first time it has taken the top … Read more

Microsoft Is Listening To Users, Adding Ad Blocking Into Microsoft Edge

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How should a company gain fans? By actually listening to its users? Sounds obvious, right? Microsoft is certainly taking this to heart, with programs such as Windows Insider and its Edge browser. Microsoft has been taking feature requests from users over the last several months for Edge, and ZDNet managed to get a look at … Read more

Hangouts Plus For Mac Is A Must Have For Google Hangouts Users

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Google Hangouts has become my preferred method of communication with online friends, family and Techaeris related discussion. If you’re a Chrome user on Mac it’s pretty easy to use the Chrome extension for Hangouts to have a separate place for Hangouts to exist on your desktop. For Safari users it’s not that simple.I prefer to … Read more

YouTube Reportedly Bypassing AdBlock Via Google Chrome

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[clickToTweet tweet=”Twitter users are reporting that @YouTube is bypassing @getAdBlock in @GoogleChrome.” quote=”Twitter users are reporting that YouTube is bypassing AdBlock in Google Chrome.”] Ads have always been a bone of contention on the Internet. On the one hand, they’re a way for many blogs like ours to make money to help support our endeavours. … Read more

Mozilla Firefox Reluctantly Embraces Encrypted Media Extensions

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ghacks is reporting that Mozilla will be implementing EME’s (Encrypted Media Extensions) into their Firefox web browser after resisting the idea for quiet some time now. With the web changing rapidly and new technologies, such as HTML 5, being adopted, companies like Microsoft, Google and Netflix needed to find a way to allow users to play DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected content. Encrypted Media Extensions were the solution they turned to. Mozilla has a history of open source and trying to keep things user controlled, so you can imagine their resistance. Here’s a little excerpt from the ghacks article, which explains this much better than I could. It’s really a great read so be sure to hit the link to read it in its entirety. 

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Google Cleaning Up The Chrome Web Store, Multi-Purpose Extensions First To Feel The Heat

CNET is reporting that Google is taking a policy forward approach to cleaning up the Chrome Web Store. They are specifically targeting “multi-purpose” extensions such as toolbars. Often times toolbar extensions can load other software or extensions you don’t necessarily want or need. This can slow down the Chrome browsing experience and this is why … Read more

HBO GO Can Now Officially Cast To Chromecast

Check your HBO GO app for updates Android and iOS users. Looks like HBO GO is now supported for Chromecast use. Google is also saying there is support for Chrome Tab Browser casting with HBO GO. Chromecast has been a hit, giving users the ability to move content from their small smartphone screens to their … Read more

Chrome Beta 32 Identifies Open Audio Tabs So You Don’t Have To

The Chrome team has been hard at work preparing a new feature for the Google Chrome browser. We’ve all run into the issue of having multiple tabs open and one of those buggers is playing some form of audio, usually an advertisement. Now Chrome will identify those open tabs with audio playing with a speaker … Read more

Google To Block ALL Local Chrome Extensions In Chrome For Windows

Google to block ALL local chrome extensions in chrome for Windows because of windows vulnerabilities! To becombe permenant as of January Windows users beware! From the Chromium blog. Extensions are a great way to enhance the browsing experience; whether users want to quickly post to social networks or to stay up to date with their favorite sports … Read more