Google Adds Tap-to-Search Feature to Chrome
Google today revealed a new feature for the Chrome browser on Android devices that lets people quickly search by tapping text. Users can tap any word on a web page when using Chrome and Chrome will automatically search the web for that word in the context of the web site on which it is found. In an example provided by Google, Chrome is smart enough to know that when a user taps on the word "America" in an article about the most recent Captain America movie, it should return results about the character and the movie, rather than about America the country or continent. Google says this new feature will reach most Chrome users over the next few days.
Google Improves Chrome's Data-Saving Powers
Google is updating its Chrome browser for Android devices with the potential for greater data savings. Chrome can reduce web site size by 70% by compressing the pages and, now, removing images when loading pages over slow connections.
Google Chrome for Android Becomes More Efficient
Google today updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with new tools to help reduce data usage, download pages for offline use, and discover more personalized content. To start, Data Saver has expanded to video.
Chrome for Android Now Supports Push Notifications
Android users can now tap into push notifications from their favorite web sites. Google updated its Chrome browser this week with support for personalized notifications that come directly from the web.
Chrome Gains 'Scroll Anchoring' To Keep Web Sites In Place
Google hopes the latest addition to its Chrome browser will make reading web sites less frustrating. The tool, called scroll anchoring, will prevent web sites from bouncing users up and down the screen.