KnowTechie: Microsoft’s new Timeline Chrome extension will sync your browsing history across Windows 10 devices

KnowTechie: Microsoft’s new Timeline Chrome extension will sync your browsing history across Windows 10 devices . “One of the most useful features that Microsoft added to 2018’s Spring Update for Windows 10 was the Timeline function. Having the ability to see your browsing history across Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices is nifty, provided you use Microsoft’s Edge browser on desktop and mobile. Now, you don’t have to give up your Google Chrome addiction to use the Timeline feature, thanks to an official Chrome extension from Microsoft.”

ZDNet: Google backtracks on Chrome modifications that would have crippled ad blockers

ZDNet: Google backtracks on Chrome modifications that would have crippled ad blockers. “A study analyzing the performance of Chrome ad blocker extensions published on Friday has proven wrong claims made by Google developers last month, when a controversy broke out surrounding their decision to modify the Chrome browser in such a way that would have eventually killed off ad blockers and many other extensions.”

Chrome Story: Chrome will Soon Let You Share Link to Specific Word or Sentence on a Page

Chrome Story: Chrome will Soon Let You Share Link to Specific Word or Sentence on a Page. “When you share a YouTube video, you now have an option to create a link that will start the video at a specific spot. For example, if you want your friend start playing the video at two minutes mark, you can create a link for that specific spot. Now, imagine you are sharing a link to a web page. There is one specific sentence or paragraph that you want your friend to read. The page does not have any anchor links. What will you do?”

Ars Technica: With experimental “Never slow mode,” Chrome tries to stop Web devs making it slow

Ars Technica: With experimental “Never slow mode,” Chrome tries to stop Web devs making it slow. “Since Chrome’s very first release, performance has been one of Google’s top priorities. But Google is against a competing force: Web developers. The Web of today is a more-complex, bandwidth-intensive place than it was when Chrome was first released, which means that—although Internet connections and the browser itself are faster than they’ve ever been—slow pages remain an everyday occurrence.”

Ars Technica: Google releases Chrome extension that alerts users of breached passwords

Ars Technica: Google releases Chrome extension that alerts users of breached passwords. “With lists of billions of compromised credentials floating around on underground forums and in text-paste pages across the Internet, it’s difficult for anyone to keep up with the potential threat from breached passwords. That’s why, as part of its security efforts during Safer Internet Day, Google has released a new add-on for the Chrome browser that automatically and securely checks website credentials against known password breaches.”

CNET: Chromebook instant tethering now works beyond Google’s laptops and phones

CNET: Chromebook instant tethering now works beyond Google’s laptops and phones. “A feature called instant tethering previously let people with Google’s own Chromebooks and phones quickly get online using their phone’s mobile network. Once it’s set up, it’s just a matter of by tapping a notification to connect. Now instant tethering is spreading beyond Google’s own devices.”

Search Engine Journal: Google Chrome to Warn Users About Impostor Sites With Lookalike URLs

Search Engine Journal: Google Chrome to Warn Users About Impostor Sites With Lookalike URLs. “Google will be implementing a new warning in its Chrome browser alerting users when they’re visiting a possible impostor website. An impostor site is one with a URL that looks like the URL of a more established website.”