Thursday, February 11

Google Chrome Releases Update for Mac

As most of you know, Google Chrome was released for Mac not too long ago. Google just released a new version of Chrome for Mac OS X that restores a key feature - extensions - that had been missing for weeks!

On Google's blog post they said, "With this new version, you'll be able to install any of over 2,200 extensions currently available in Chrome's extensions gallery." Extensions are a key asset for one big rival browser, Firefox. Interestingly, the beta version--5.0 for Mac OS X and Linux as well--made it to beta status earlier than the Windows version, which is still a more raw developer-preview.

Google plans to bring the Mac, Linux, and Windows versions to feature parity with version 5. "If we brought to beta on 4, then to stable on 4, then the Windows version would be speeding ahead on 5.0." That is probably true. The new version also catches the Mac version up with Windows by adding support for bookmark synchronization and management interfaces for bookmarks, cookies, and tasks, according to Chrome program manager Mark Larson in a separate blog post.
Also new are some stability improvements with Adobe Systems' Flash and some new multitouch support, Google said.

So what are you waiting for - go get the newest update if you have already!

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