Google Is Making HTTPS the Chrome Default

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With well over half of all websites now encrypted, it’s time to think of HTTPS as the default option rather than the exception. That is, at least, according to Google, which is changing the way Chrome handles secure vs. non-secure web pages. And about time too.

Over the last year there has been a push to switch all websites to use HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure). Google has been especially keen for sites to make the switch, and with more sites complying, it’s time to change the way we view the web.

Switching From HTTP to HTTPS

At the moment, sites that […]

Google Chrome Now Mutes Autoplaying Videos By Default

Autoplaying videos are, without a doubt, one of the most annoying things about the internet. Whether they’re ads playing in the sidebar, or related content a website presumes you’ll want to watch, autoplaying videos are bad, unnecessary, and unwelcome.

The one thing worse than a standard autoplaying video is an autoplaying video with sound. You can be quietly browsing the web when sound suddenly comes blasting out of your speakers

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Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Chrome Extensions

Google is banning all Chrome extensions that mine cryptocurrencies. Google will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency, and any existing Chrome extensions that mine crypto will be removed from the Chrome Web Store in June.

Hiding Crypto Mining Scripts in Extensions

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, cryptocurrencies are big business. The value of Bitcoin exploded through 2017, eventually hitting almost $20,000. It has since retreated, but cryptocurrencies are clearly here to stay.

While people trade in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, these can also be mined. And that has led to […]

The 15 Best Chrome Extensions for Programmers and Developers

If you’re a programmer who doesn’t use Chrome, you’re in the minority.

There are so many reasons to prefer this browser for programming, such as Google’s massive influence on the direction of the web, the built-in features that make development less frustrating, and the sheer number of available extensions.

That last point is a crucial one. As of February 2018, Chrome holds over 60 percent market share on desktops—it’s no wonder that most extension creators focus their efforts on Chrome first. That said, here are the best Chrome extensions you should be using if you’re a developer of any kind, but especially […]

10 Ways to Supercharge Your Chrome Browser on Android

Chrome for Android is fast and easy to use. Even though you can’t run extensions in Chrome’s mobile app, you can tweak a lot of settings to make it work just the way you want.

Today we’ll cover some more advanced, lesser-known tips for using Chrome on Android.

1. Access Experimental Features in Chrome

Just like on Windows, Mac, and Linux, there are experimental features

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How to Manage Your Chrome Extensions Without Any Bother

Extensions make Chrome a great tool for any task. But if you don’t know how to manage them, you can end up with a cluttered, slow browser.

And no one wants that.

So let’s take a look at a few ways to manage your Chrome extensions. We’ll go through the built-in extension manager, then look at a powerful extension that can replace it. After that, we’ll move on to a few tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your extensions

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