If you updated Chrome, you might have noticed your 'new tab page' looks different. Gone are the apps you probably never really used, and now hitting that ctrl+t you see your new tab screen populated with your most visited pages, just in case you needed a reminder to visit them. Like any widely adopted platform, the loudest consensus among users is "change is bad" no matter if it's a positive or negative direction, and as StartHQ found, that momentum can be taken advantage of.
Tom's Hardware recently benchmarked all the recent browser releases, and found that Firefox and Opera booked the fastest speed compared to Chrome and Firefox in a long time.
Frictionless sharing. A phrase quickly becoming synonymous with linkbait, embarrassing content, and oversharing. Most people have only come into contact with the concept through Facebook, where I'm sure your experience has been like mine. You can see some genuinely interesting articles your friends have read, but also you see that your friend read a particularly trashy article, and you judge them hard for it (while you google the title to read the same article too).
This has been the world of frictionless sharing, but Helsinki-based Scoopinion is looking to change that by changing the concept to less of a personal affair. When you read articles with the just-launchend Scoopinion Chrome browser add-on installed, it picks up how your read articles and uses that information to build a list of what's interesting on the web. Users can then find links to interesting content by going to Scoopinion's website, or by just clicking on the browser extension button, which pulls up a list of content that might be interesting to you.
Sometimes you just don't want to send that email right away, but at the same time you don't want to forget about sending it the next morning. Or maybe sometimes you wish you could schedule an email to be sent to yourself so you won't forget something coming up. Luckily for Gmail users, a Swedish company has provided a browser extension that does exactly that. Right Inbox provides a simple plugin for Chrome or Firefox that schedules emails to be sent later- and its all seamlessly integrated into Gmail.
Remember our review about Pipedrive, the Estonian startup? The Sales tool announced making the Pipedrive application more native with the Google Chrome browser, giving Chrome users a chance to make use of Pipedrive application on their default browser.