Chrome Compresses Web Pages for Android and iOS
Google has updated its Chrome browser for both the Android and iOS platforms. Chief among the new features of the browser is a better compression algorithm that should, claims Google, reduce the amount of data consumed by the browser up to 50% when surfing the web. Both platforms also gain better protection against malicious web sites. The Android version of Chrome now allows users to create web shortcuts on the home screen, and the iOS version lets users see and access the automatic translation bar. Chrome is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Google Chrome for Android Becomes More Efficient
Sep 27, 2016
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.
Google Search App Gains Tappable Shortcuts
Mar 21, 2017
Google today said an update to its mobile search app should make it quicker and easier to find basic information via tappable shortcuts that are positioned underneath the search box. The shortcuts let people perform instant searches for a variety of items, including entertainment, sports, weather, food, news, and more.
Opera Mini for Android Adds Video Boost
Mar 8, 2016
Opera today updated its Opera Mini browser for Android devices and added video compression to improve playback and reduce data usage. Opera says the Video Boost tool should cut down buffering times and provide smoother performance on mobile devices when streaming video over cellular networks.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Nest Cameras Gain Door Recognition, Apps Gain Better Notifications
Feb 14, 2017
Nest today updated its camera software and mobile app for Android and iOS devices with new features and tools for keeping homes safe. In conjunction with its line of indoor and outdoor security cameras and Nest Aware, the Nest mobile app has learned to recognize doorways.