Chrome for iOS received an update on Wednesday with tighter integration of Google's other apps. The update also included access to browsing history, which had previously been unavailable to iOS users. Android users have had access to browsing history for some time now, but with Chrome 28, iOS users get it too.
To access browsing history on Chrome for iOS, tap on the Chrome menu, then select "History."
You can remove individual Web sites from history by tapping the "X" next to the entry.
If you want to remove all browsing history, tap on the &… Read more
Clearing the browsing history on Chrome for Android has always been a bit of a chore. You either had to memorize chrome://history, or bookmark it. Chrome 28 for Android has changed that by adding a menu item for quick and easy access to your browsing history.
To get to Chrome's browsing history on Android, hit the menu key, then select "History."
Once the history data comes up, you can click on the "X" next to the individual sites you want to clear. You can also click on the "Clear browsing data" button … Read more
PhoneBrowse quickly creates a connection between an iOS device and a PC to allow for an easy transfer of files. The program offers top-notch functionality and design.
PhoneBrowse comes with its own installer and takes only a few moments to set up. Upon launch, the program opens a well-organized interface with four options available to get the user started: Reload, Import, Export, and New Folder. If your iOS device is not connected to your PC, then the program will ask you to connect it. When we connected our iPad for testing, under Summary, the software displayed some general information regarding … Read more
Google, always trying to break down language barriers as part of its mission to make the world's information accessible, has added on-the-fly, automatic Web page translation to its Chrome browser for Android devices.
Chrome 28 for Android, released Wednesday, has the translation feature built in, said Chrome team member Jason Kersey in a blog post. The feature has been built into Chrome for personal computers for years.
Also new in Chrome 28 for Android, according to Kersey and another Chrome team member, Dan Alcantara:
An optimized user interface for right-to-left (RTL) languages including Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew.
Full-screen support … Read more
Web sites you think are safe but have been compromised to distribute malicious software are far more prevalent than sites that are intentionally dangerous, according to a new Transparency Report from Google released on Tuesday.
The new Safe Browsing section of the report reveals some of the security trends that Google has been seeing. While Google reiterated that its Safe Browsing program flags up to 10,000 sites a day, the report showed that hacked sites remain a major problem -- with about 60 percent hosting malware and 40 percent being used for phishing attacks.
Dedicated attack sites numbered in … Read more
The reuse-and-recycle mantra can be extended to Firefox windows, in an effort to create less pollution on your desktop. With the Open in Private Window extension, you can reuse an existing private browsing window instead of Firefox's default of opening a new private window.
After installing the extension and restarting Firefox, the browser will no longer open a new private window if such a window is already open. Instead of launching a new one, it merely calls up the private window you already have open. Sure, it would be nice if the extension would open a new tab in … Read more
If left to its own devices, Firefox lets you open a private window for Web browsing on the sly, but the browser does not extend such functionality to new tabs in your current window. If such flexibility sounds appealing, then the Private Tab extension for Firefox is just thing for you.
The extension couldn't be easier to use, though you'll need to be running the latest version (20.0) of Firefox for it to work. Private Tab doesn't require a restart and simply installs a new menu item on Firefox's File menu (on a Mac, anyway).… Read more
The Yahoo app is focused on the latest headlines, bringing more personalization to your news feed, quick summaries for easy reading, and good-looking article pages with photo backdrops.
This is not the app you're going to use to check your e-mail or access most of the other services that Yahoo provides, but what the app does well is bring you the latest news in an intuitive layout.
You have the option to view headlines in a clean list if that is your preference, but the app also features a visual view of the news. The clean list is great … Read more
In an age of information overload, apps like Flipboard provide the much- needed organization and curation tools to keep it all in one place. By taking your RSS subscriptions, Twitter account, Facebook account, and other online accounts and combining them into one easy-to-use interface, Flipboard simplifies the consumption of information on an iPad and makes it faster and easier than ever before to get what you need from your device.
When you first open Flipboard, you'll be prompted to create an account. This account will store all of your subscriptions, and you can choose to either create a new … Read more