ZDNet: Google patches two Chrome zero-days

ZDNet: Google patches two Chrome zero-days. “Google announced fixes for 11 different bugs in Chrome on Monday, including two zero-days currently being exploited in the wild. Google listed all 11 of the fixes as well as the researchers who discovered them and the bounties handed out. But the two that caused the most stir were CVE-2021-30632 and CVE-2021-30633.”

Mashable: 7 Google Chrome extensions to spice up Netflix

Mashable: 7 Google Chrome extensions to spice up Netflix. “Whether you’re tired of mindlessly scrolling through the home screen to find a new comfort show now that The Office is gone, or if you’re over Googling reviews to make sure you won’t ruin a hook-up by watching something depressing, here are seven Chrome extensions that will elevate Netflix for you.”

ZDNet: Google is making it easier to find files and downloads on your Chromebook

ZDNet: Google is making it easier to find files and downloads on your Chromebook. “Google has released Chrome OS 93 with improvements to a feature that lets Chromebook owners pin frequently accessed files to an area in the shelf. The new file-pinning capability has been added to Tote, a digital bag to stuff things collected from a Chromebook, such as screenshots and other files that need to be accessed frequently.”

ZDNet: Want to see just how bad Google Chrome is? Try this simple trick!

ZDNet: Want to see just how bad Google Chrome is? Try this simple trick!. “The first thing I noticed what how slow page loadings were. There’s a very distinct lag during page loading. A click. A pause. Pause. Then the page loads. It’s easy to point the finger of blame at things like Wi-Fi or internet connection or even a slow computer, but you’d be wrong. It’s Google Chrome.”

9to5 Google: Google Chrome is redesigning the Incognito tab, possibly in response to $5 billion lawsuit

9to5 Google: Google Chrome is redesigning the Incognito tab, possibly in response to $5 billion lawsuit. “Live now in the Canary version of Chrome on Android, a new Incognito tab design is being implemented by Google. As the folks over at TechDows found, this appeared just this week. The ‘Revamped Incognito New Tab Page’ is disabled by default, but eventually may replace the current incognito UI on Android, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and Mac versions of the world’s most popular browser.”

9to5 Google: Google Lens coming to desktop Chrome as new integrated image search tool

9to5 Google: Google Lens coming to desktop Chrome as new integrated image search tool. “This is a significant expansion of Google Lens. It’s already available on mobile web in Image Search, but integration with desktop Chrome is much more significant. It comes after Google added Lens to Photos on the web in April for OCR text capabilities. On Android, long-pressing on any picture in Chrome gives you a similar ‘Search with Google Lens’ option that is powered by the Google app.” It doesn’t appear that the desktop version is quite as powerful as the mobile version, but it’s more than it was.

Tom’s Guide: Update Google Chrome now to fix this dangerous zero-day flaw

Tom’s Guide: Update Google Chrome now to fix this dangerous zero-day flaw . “Few details are yet available about the zero-day flaw. Google’s Chrome blog post yesterday (July 15) notes that it involves ‘type confusion in V8,’ the JavaScript rendering engine used by Chrome, and that ‘Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2021-30563 [the flaw’s catalogue number] exists in the wild.’”

MakeUseOf: 7 Chrome Extensions that Automate Boring Browsing Tasks

MakeUseOf: 7 Chrome Extensions that Automate Boring Browsing Tasks. “Working in today’s fast-paced world can be daunting. There is so much to do with so little time available. Thankfully, automation is fast becoming a solution available to everyone. Activities such as filling out forms and job registrations are no longer tedious. Complex activities like scouring the Internet for information are now automated, thanks to browser automation extensions! If you are looking for ways to automate your daily repetitive browsing tasks, these Google Chrome extensions will automate your Web experience.”

CNET: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge join forces to improve browser extensions

CNET: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge join forces to improve browser extensions. “The teams behind the Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers have banded together to improve extensions, the add-ons you can download to customize the software. That should mean your extensions will work better and come with a better security foundation to protect you from malware.”