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Google Chrome's sync can now be secured with a passphrase

If you believe that Google might look at your passwords and the other data you send through Chrome's integrated sync, worry no more. Starting now, you can use a password for increased sync security. The passphrase option is currently only available in Chrome's Dev Channel, but these things usually trickle down to the Beta and Stable channels pretty quickly. You can find it in Options > Perso...

Google's Chrome OS may launch on November 11

It looks like Chrome OS, Google's most anticipated software project of the year, is on the verge of finally launching. TechCrunch uncovered the fact that the browser-based OS has already hit Release Candidate stage, which is the step that comes right before a full-blown release. Most likely, Google's engineers are now hard at work squashing bugs and getting ready for Chrome OS 1.0. Further e...

Google ChromeOS: It's basically a modified browser that runs web apps

Google is holding a press event to talk about the upcoming Google Chrome Operating System. The company is not ready to release the OS yet, and won't actually have a finished product ready for another year. But Google announced that starting today the project is open source, which means that you can download the source code today. So what exactly is Chrome OS? It's an operating system based on ...

Google to show off Chrome OS Thursday, release it in 2010

Remember that rumor last week about how Google was going to unveil the first beta release of its upcoming Chrome operating system this week? Yeah, it's looking like that's not going to happen. But the company is holding an event Thursday morning to talk about Chrome OS and show some honest-to-goodness demos for the first time so that we can all stop using conceptual mockups with every blog post o...

15+ great Google Chrome extensions

We've already mentioned other ways to power up Google Chrome. Before extensions arrived on the developer channel, Userscripts and bookmarklets were your only options. Both are still great ways to add some kick-ass functionality to Chrome. If you're running the stable or beta builds, you may want to stick to them for now. 10 handy Userscripts for Google Chrome users 15+ handy bookmarklets...

Web of Trust (WOT) extension now available for Google Chrome

It's starting, people. Big name browser addon developers are starting to show Google Chrome some love. So far, we've seen AdSweep, RoboForm, LastPass (a personal favorite), and a few others. Web of Trust is now onboard as well, announcing the release of their extension today. I've written about WOT before -- it's a great addition for anyone wanting a bit of added security and safety when they bro...

Google explains what a web browser is, treats you a bit like an idiot

Google's been pushing its Chrome browser for a while now, and there's no question that it's one of the fastest, simplest web browsers around, if you're a Windows user anyway. But it doesn't have all of the features you'd expect from a fuller fledged browser like Firefox yet, such as stable support for plugins and extensions. And most importantly, it doesn't come bundled with most computers, like ...

Google adds tons of new designs to Chrome theme gallery

If you weren't totally enthused with the themes Google themselves produced for Chrome, I've got some good news for you. Just added to the Chrome themes directory is a whole new tab featuring designs created by artists and designers - like Mark Ecko (pictured), Anita Kunz, and Todd Oldham. There are several really slick themes, and you're at least more likely to find one you like now due to th...

Chrome gets a real extension manager in dev channel build

While it's not quite as "pretty" as the add-on manager built in to Firefox, at least it's there. Yes, Google Chrome has a built-in extension manager - for those of you running the developer channel build. To access the page, just head to the wrench menu or type chrome://extensions in the omnibar and hit enter. Chrome (or Chromium) will display a list of all your installed extensions (yes, Las...

LastPass extension for Google Chrome now available, and it rocks

A number of Download Squad readers have been echoing the same sentiment in recent posts about Google's browser: as soon as LastPass is available, we're leaving Firefox for good. Well, gang, grab your parachutes, it's time to bail! The LastPass crew has released an alpha version of their Google Chrome extension, and it rocks. Check out the screens after the break!...

RoboForm now available for Google Chrome, sort of

While it may not be the seamless solution you've been looking for, if you're a RoboForm user and have been waiting for Google Chrome integration, there's now a solution for you. RoboForm have created a customized Chromium installer which adds a floating toolbar below the Chrome browser window. Getting set up requires two installs. First, you'll need to load RoboForm itself (if you haven't ...

Google unveils Chrome OS preview video? Update: Nope

Ever since Google announced plans to launch a new computer operating system called Chrome OS a few months, we've seen an onslaught of so-called "leaked" screenshots of the operating system. But last night the Google Chrome Browser team posted a message on Twitter linking to a Google Chrome OS preview that looks like it could be the real deal. Update 2 (see update 1 below): OK, it's almost defin...

Firefox 3.7 to replace menu bar with Chrome-like page, tools menus

A few months ago the folks at Mozilla released a mockup showing some proposed design changes for Firefox 3.7. Foremost among them was a redesigned navigation area that replaced the traditional menu bar (file, edit, view and so on) with two drop-down menus, one for Page and another for Tools. You know, kind of like Google Chrome has. Now the Firefox team has released an updated series of mockups...

Ask DLS: Does Google Chrome Frame tactic smell funny to anyone else?

Ok, I know all the cool kids like to take shots at Internet Explorer. Heck, I'll admit it -- I've done it myself. And yes, I do prefer using Google Chrome. But there's something I just don't like about the way Google plans to get Chrome Frame onto users' systems. Group Product Manager Mike Smith and Software Engineer Alex Russell told TechCrunch that Google "won't be explicitly advertising it....

Play Contra, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and more in Google Chrome

Yes, Google, you can proudly herald this one as a major victory for your browser in my books. If other Javascript benchmarks haven't been anything you could get excited about, maybe this one will do it. Ben Firshman's Javascript NES emulator runs best in Google Chrome. Just head on over to his site (which will likely start bogging down today as this little baby inevitably moves from Reddit to D...