Monday, July 2, 2012

Google's Chrome Browser makes it to the Apple AppStore for iOS

Chrome is a browser made by Google. It happens to be my favorite browser on the desktop of both my Windows machines and my Apple MacOS machines. The Chrome browser finally makes its way to the iOS devices.

Google’s Chrome, the world’s top Internet browser, is now available on the iPhone and iPad, as Apple finally granted access to its arch-foe’s more popular Web-surfing app.

At Google’s annual developer conference yesterday in San Francisco, executives also announced the limited launch of a cloud-computing and hosting service to take on Amazon.com’s thriving Web services arm.

Both moves underscore how Google is moving to protect its Web dominance.

Launched in 2008, Google’s browser overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in May as the world’s most popular, according to analytics firm StatCounter.

Chrome, which has 310 million active users, is now available in Apple’s AppStore.

The features that Chrome offers include the following:
  • Search and navigate from the same box. Choose from results that appear as you type, getting to what you want in a snap.
  • Open and switch between an unlimited number of tabs. On your iPhone and iPod Touch, flip through tabs the way you would fan a deck of cards. On your iPad, swipe from edge to edge to switch tabs.
  • Use Find in Page to locate specific words and scroll to see each match.
  • Browse the web in Incognito mode, without leaving your history behind on your device.
  • Sign in to Chrome to bring your open tabs, bookmarks, passwords and omnibox data from your computer to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. That way, you have your Chrome, on all of your devices.

When Signed in to Chrome on the desktop. laptop, iPad and iPhone; the following can occur:
  • Need to step away from your computer? Access the tabs you have open on your computer on your iPhone or iPad and pick up where you left off.
  • Sync your bookmarks on all of your devices. Quickly go to your favorite sites, no matter where you are.
  • Spend less time typing. Visit a site on your computer and Chrome will autocomplete its address in the omnibox on your phone or tablet.
  • Send pages from your computer to your iPhone or iPad with a single click. You can read them on the go, even when you're offline.
  • Automatically sign in to Google sites, like Gmail, for fast and seamless access.
  • Sync your passwords across all of your devices to sign in to your favorite sites faster.

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