5 days, 5 killer tech tips Chrome's New Tab page can be rather handy if you frequently visit the same sites and while Google has baked in some basic customization options for those looking to personalize the new tab page and there's plenty more manipulation to be had if you venture into the world of extensions.
Page reloading has long been a staple feature of web browsers and its original behavior has been kept throughout the years. Upon a reload, browsers check with the server if cached resources are still usable. This typically results in hundreds of network requests. In Chrome 56, improvements to this behavior produce reloads that are 28% faster and result in 60% less validation requests. You can download the latest stable version of Chrome for Windows, macOS and Linux here.
#ThrowbackThursday What’s more appealing than a shortcut? It's a quick way to take a task and make it less painful and easier to accomplish. If you save three minutes a day for a year, that’s a little over 18 hours. You could binge-watch the entire show Freaks and Geeks with four hours to spare. So, shall we get started?
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Vivaldi rose to fame as the Chromium-based browser developed by the creators of Opera. Since then it's continued to be fine-tuned into a great browser alternative to Chrome and Firefox. Feature highlights include tab stacking, side by side tabbing, built-in note/screenshot taking and most recently control for Philips Hue color lights.
#ThrowbackThursday For all its popularity Chrome is also notorious for its habit of consuming a lot of RAM and draining battery life on laptops. Google is continually improving in this area, but there are some things you can do to curb memory usage and keep Chrome from becoming slow and annoying. We'll also share some 'hidden' features to get the most out of your web browsing experience.
Netflixing alone can get lonely, so can we combine the best of both worlds? Yes, by watching the same Netflix program together in different places. Win, win, my friends. But it's not the most clear cut thing to achieve.