August 2, 2011

Chrome becomes UK’s second most popular browser

by Jan Harris

While Internet Explorer remains the UK’s top browser, with over 45% of the market, Google’s Chrome has stolen second place from Firefox. According to new figures from StatCounter, Chrome accounted for more than 22 per cent of the UK browser market in June, with Mozilla’s Firefox just one per cent behind. While Internet Explorer has […]

June 22, 2011

Mozilla launches Firefox 5

by Jan Harris

Firefox 5 has arrived, just three months after Firefox 4, as Mozilla boosts its release schedule in an effort to compete with Google’s rapid update schedule for Chrome. While Firefox 5 looks the same as version 4, it makes it easier for developers to produce add-ons. Mozilla has also boosted the Do Not Track feature, […]

June 9, 2011

Isys lawsuit could delay Chromebook launch

by Jan Harris

The 15 June launch of Google’s ‘Chromebook’, a netbook which runs the Chrome operating system, could be delayed after Isys Technologies filed a lawsuit over the name. Isys registered ‘ChromiumPC’ as a trademark in 2010 and claims that Google’s Chromebook is too similar. It wants the launch to be cancelled and is calling for marketing […]

January 25, 2011

Google announces Chrome tracking tool

by Jan Harris

Google has released an extension for its Chrome browser which blocks cookies, stopping advertisers from monitoring Internet browsing history without putting a complete block on ads. The plug-in, called ‘Keep my Opt-Outs’ will block ads that are set to recognise opt-out tracking protocols. In a blog post, Google product managers Sean Harvey and Rajas Moonk […]

November 24, 2010

Google Chrome OS delayed until early 2011

by Darren Allan

In the past, speculation has pointed to the fact that devices running Google’s Chrome operating system would be released this month. However, it seems that this definitely won’t be the case now, and according to a report on, it won’t be for a while yet. Apparently, in a question and answer session with journalists […]

August 13, 2010

Google unleashes Chrome v6 beta

by Darren Allan

Google has released a new Chrome beta this week, which brings with it a number of new features and tweaks. The primary one being trumpeted is autofill which, as the name suggests, provides a facility to automatically fill in forms on the web. When you start to fill your name in at the top of […]

May 27, 2010

New release of Google Chrome browser

by Darren Allan

The Google team has announced this week that it has rolled out a new stable version of the Chrome browser. And not just for Windows, but also for Linux and the Mac. The new Chrome features a host of improvements, not the least of which is speed. Google claims that with this latest incarnation, the […]

April 1, 2010

Google goes Flash with Chrome

by Darren Allan

Google has announced that it will be bringing Adobe’s Flash technology to its web browser Chrome. This new direction will displease the supporters of HTML5, which facilitates video playback without the need for a Flash plug-in. It’s perhaps not all that surprising a move, however, when you consider that Google’s YouTube video giant has more […]