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Chrome 78 Arrives

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  • Stable Channel Update for Desktop

    The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 78 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This will roll out over the coming days/weeks.
    Chrome 78.0.3904.70 contains a number of fixes and improvements -- a list of changes is available in the log. Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts delivered in 78.

  • Chrome 78 Arrives With Dark Mode Enhancements, Native File System API, SMS Receiver API

    In addition to Mozilla Firefox 70 having been released on Tuesday, Google released Chrome 78 as the newest version of their web-browser.

    Chrome 78 brings a new File-System API for letting web app developers interact with files on a local device for use-cases like web-based programming IDEs, video editors, photo editing, word processing, and more. The Native File System API should be secure for ensuring web apps do not get unauthorized access to other files/folders on your system.

  • Google Chrome 78 for Windows, macOS and Linux is Now Available For Download

    Google has released a new update for the Chrome web browser for Windows, macOS and Linux. The Chrome 78 update is now Live and is available for download. The update will offer users customize options for the New Tab page, among other changes and additions. The update comes with several features and improvements as well.

    With the help of customize option, users can now select pictures from their media gallery and use is as background. On opening an new tab, users will be able to spot the cutomise option on the bottom-right corner. Furthermore, 'Shortcuts' are a set of icons, which are visible right beneath the search bar. These include the 'My Shortcuts' where shortcuts suggestions are provided to users on the basis of the websites they keep on visiting. 'Most visited sites', where shortcuts are segregated by the user and 'Hide shortcuts'.

  • Google Chrome 78 for Windows, Linux, and Mac Now Available for Download

    Google has just released Chrome 78 for all supported desktop platforms, namely Windows, Linux, and Mac.
    The new version of the browser comes with welcome improvements in key areas, including new customization options for the New Tab page.

    Google has been working on refining the New Tab page (NTP) for several versions already, and this latest release introduces new customization options, including more colors and themes to choose from.

    Another feature that Google has been working on for this release enhances the sync process between Chrome for PC and for Android.

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