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Google Releases Chrome 79 for Linux, Windows, and Mac with 51 Security Fixes

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Chrome 79 has been in development since earlier this fall and entered beta testing at the end of October, when Google gave us a glimpse of the new features and improvements to come. And now, users can now enjoy all of them if they update their Chrome web browser to version 79.0.3945.79, which is rolling out now to Linux, Windows, and Mac desktop platforms.

With Chrome 79, Google brings VR (Virtual Reality) support to the Web with a new API called WebXR Device API, which allows developers to create immersive experiences for smartphones, as well as head-mounted displays. This also paves the way for the development of many other similar emerging technologies, among which we can mention AR (Augmented Reality).

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  • Chrome 79 Released With WebXR Improvements, Other Developer Additions

    Chrome 79 is out as Google's last feature update to their web browser for 2019.

    The changes with Chrome 79 are mostly developer facing but there are some improvements around safe browsing and a built-in password checking tool. Some of the highlights for Chrome 79 include:

    - Built-in password checking tool to try to alert the user about passwords that have been harvested from past data breaches.

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