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Chrome 72 adds long-press shortcut to tab history, drops su…

Chrome 72 adds long-press shortcut to tab history, drops su…

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It has been nearly two months since Chrome 71 was released, and per Google's usual six-week schedule, Chrome 72 is now available on desktop and mobile platforms. This release doesn't have many user-facing changes, but there are plenty of security improvements and new features for developers. Tab history on back button If you need to jump back a few pages, Chrome 72 has a new feature on Android that makes the process much easier. Just hold down on your device's back button, and the history of the current tab appears. This is identical to the tab history feature on desktop Chrome, which is activated by right-clicking the back or forward buttons. A small addition, but definitely nice to have. Chrome Duet Google spent over a year on Chrome's bottom address bar redesign, but it was cann...
Out of beta] Action Launcher v38 adds Pie styling, more gra…

Out of beta] Action Launcher v38 adds Pie styling, more gra…

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So, your stock home screen is getting you down? There are plenty of great alternatives in the Play Store including Action Launcher, and it just so happens there's a new beta build of Action Launcher popping up online. This one adopts more of Android Pie's look and feel—plus there are new settings, theme options, and more. There's an exhaustive changelog on the Action Launcher website, so here it is. NEW: Revamp the app's overall look & feel, embracing Pie's color and styling. NEW: Completely overhauled the app settings. All settings are now grouped logically, display previews, and helpful tips will take you to the option you need. NEW: Add search to settings, allowing you to locate and even change settings via search. NEW: Added the 2018 Supporter Badge, including five bonus
Firefox Focus adds support for enhanced tracking protection…

Firefox Focus adds support for enhanced tracking protection…

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Firefox Focus for Android and iOS is Mozilla’s privacy-centric mobile browser. Today, the organization stepped up this promise of keeping its users’ data private by adding to the browser a few new features that expand on this by adding a new privacy feature, as well as a few other new tools. The main new addition here is support for Enhanced Tracking Protection. This feature first launched in Firefox for the desktop. It allows you to block cookies and trackers with a bit more granularity than was previously possible. Until now, Focus blocked all cookies by default. Now, however, you can choose to either continue doing that — but with the risk of sites breaking every now and then — or opt to allow third-party cookies or only third-party tracking cookies. Mozilla uses Disconnect’s Tr
Microsoft Edge for iOS adds Siri shortcuts for beta testers

Microsoft Edge for iOS adds Siri shortcuts for beta testers

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Microsoft Edge beta testers on iPhone and iPad can now get their hands on one of the most useful new features to ship with iOS 12: Siri Shortcuts. Microsoft this week began rolling out support for Siri shortcuts to beta testers, along with a few other improvements like quick actions and the option to pick up where you left off when you reopen Edge. Here's a full look at what's new in the latest beta release (via Neowin): Press and hold buttons in the bottom bar to see quick actions Open the browser directly from the lock screen with Siri shortcuts Use the browser widget in the Today screen to get to quick actions and top sites When you reopen Microsoft Edge, choose to continue where you left off or start afresh with a new tab Performance improvements Siri shortcuts in iOS 12 open up n...
Google Assistant gets a new look on mobile, adds touch to t…

Google Assistant gets a new look on mobile, adds touch to t…

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Google Assistant is getting a new interface on Android devices that will make it easier to get things done and cut the number of steps as well. Google has announced that it will add touch-interactive elements to replies within Google Assistant for better and quicker interactions with your phone. New Overview look For example, when you ask Google Assistant to dim your lights, it will now show you the relevant slider and will let you adjust the dimmer right from the Google Assistant screen. Ask it to show you photos of something, and you'll get more than just a link with previews - the new update would let you scroll through a gallery of Photos rather than direct you to an image search result. Google's new updates includes: Bigger visuals ...
Google Adds New Rules To End Malicious Chrome Extensions

Google Adds New Rules To End Malicious Chrome Extensions

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Whether it is because of a overworked reviewers, obfuscated code, or the use of external scripts, Malicious Chrome extensions have become a huge problem for Google with new ones being added to the Chrome Web Store every day.  In an announcement today, Google has stated that they are dropping the hammer on malicious extensions and will no longer tolerate ones that ask for powerful permissions for no reason, use external scripts, or obfuscate their code. Restricting extension's access to specific sites in Chrome 70 In the current version of Chrome, an extension has the ability to get full access to all of the data and content of a web site that you are visiting. This allows beneficial extensions to be created that modify the skin of a site, add extra features, or fix bugs on sites. At t
Google Images finally adds photo credit to its listings and…

Google Images finally adds photo credit to its listings and…

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(Credit: picjumbo.com) Google has finally acquiesced to demands from photographers and content creators across the world by adding important metadata to every photo found in its search engine. The move culminates a year of massive changes to Google's image search after Getty Images filed a 2016 antitrust lawsuit against them in the EU. Getty eventually withdrew the lawsuit in February after agreeing to a partnership with Google that included many of the changes announced today. Getty Images is one of many news or content organizations who have long charged that Google effectively aids digital piracy by making it easy for users to take images w...
Google adds Smart Bidding for search partners

Google adds Smart Bidding for search partners

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Google announced Tuesday that auctions on search partner sites may use Smart Bidding instead of smart pricing when an advertiser has conversion tracking set up. Why you should care Google says Smart Bidding can offer better performance because it takes into account more contextual signals “to optimize bids for each and every auction.” Smart pricing, which has been used to power manual bids for search partners, looks at signals such as the keyword lists or concepts that triggered the ad and the type of page on which the ad was served. With Smart Bidding, Google says, the bids are automatically optimized on search partner sites, using the same signals as smart pricing plus attributes about potential customers. “For example, bids may be reduced if the potential
Google Adds New Features To Image Search, Renames Feed To D…

Google Adds New Features To Image Search, Renames Feed To D…

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Google has announced a bunch of new features and changes to Search to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Additionally, Google has overhauled Image search and renamed Google Feed to Discover.“Since launching the feed, we’ve made it our goal to help you uncover fresh and interesting content about things that matter to you. Now, we’re giving the feed a name that reflects this mission: Discover. With this new name comes a fresh design that makes exploring your interests easier than ever,” Google said on its blog.When users open the Google app, topic headers will appear to show an explanation as to why they are seeing a particular card in Discover. Each topic name will have a Discover icon right next to it. Tapping the icon will bring up more content related to that topic. There’s also an optio