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Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Be warned: Google enlists Chrome in push for encrypted Web   —  Google has taken its first step to flag ordinary sites like Wikipedia and CNN with a security warning because they allow all data transmissions to be viewed by the prying eyes of hackers or governments.
Jan 30, 2015, 5:20 PMIn context
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:
Google Now adds over 40 new cards, fed by data from 30+ third-party apps like Airbnb, eBay, and Lyft   —  ‘Google Now’ Will Suck In Outside App Data  —  Google Inc. doesn't want to lose its perch atop the search market, and it's looking to the likes of Airbnb, eBay , Lyft and a couple dozen other companies to help it do just that.
Jan 30, 2015, 2:35 PMIn context
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Microsoft announces Spartan, its new browser with webpage annotation and reading list features   —  This is Spartan, Microsoft's new browser to challenge Google Chrome  —  At Microsoft's Windows 10 event today, the company unveiled its all new browser that will be alongside Internet Explorer in the next OS: Spartan.
Jan 21, 2015, 1:25 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome 40 for iOS arrives with Material Design, Handoff support to your default browser on OS X   —  Google today released Chrome 40 for iOS.  You can download the new version now directly from Apple's App Store.  —  The first change you'll notice in version 40.0.2214.61 is the implementation of Google's Material Design mantra.
Jan 20, 2015, 6:10 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS   —  Google today launched its Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS, some nine months after releasing the tool on its own mobile platform.  Like its Android counterpart, the iOS version lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet.
Jan 12, 2015, 5:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Super cookies allow sites to track users using most popular browsers even in privacy mode   —  Browsing in privacy mode?  Super Cookies can track you anyway  —  For years, Chrome, Firefox, and virtually all other browsers have offered a setting that doesn't save or refer to website cookies, browsing history, or temporary files.
Jan 8, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Sources: Microsoft is building a new, lightweight browser codenamed Spartan for Windows 10   —  Microsoft is building a new browser as part of its Windows 10 push  —  Summary:Microsoft is planning to roll out a new browser when it debuts Windows 10, according to sources.  But IE isn't going completely away.
Dec 29, 2014, 12:00 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Chrome Security Team Considers Marking All HTTP Pages As ‘Non-Secure’   —  Back in August, we noted that Google had started adjusting its search algorithm to give a slight boost to sites that are encrypted.  That is, all else equal, sites that use HTTPS will get a slight ranking boost.
Dec 20, 2014, 9:05 AMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google bringing always-on voice commands to Chromebooks   —  ‘OK Google’ feature now available on Chrome OS Dev Channel  —  You've been able to yell voice commands at Android smartphones and Android Wear smartwatches for some time now, but soon you'll be able to do the same to a Chromebook computer.
Dec 19, 2014, 10:10 PMIn context
Chris Hoffman / PC World:
Ubuntu Phone launch delayed until early 2015   —  Exploring Linux, Chrome OS, and beyond.  —  Ubuntu Phone launch delayed until early 2015  —  Earlier this year, I reported on the forthcoming release of Ubuntu phones.  Ubuntu for phones had just hit “release to manufacturer” …
Dec 19, 2014, 9:30 PMIn context

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