SQLite 3.40 is now available with official support for Wasm
SQLite 3.40.0 has been made available with official Wasm compilation support.
Web developers can now utilize SQL to query local databases with the help of the browser's local storage, session storage and OPFS (Origin-Private FileSystem). The supporting system, however, is still patchy.
The de... Read more
Google ends support for JPEG XL in Chromium
Google will phase out JPEG XL from Chromium. The format has been supported from February 2022 onwards, but Google reportedly sees too little interest in the ecosystem to continue maintaining the standard.
Chromium M110, an upcoming version of the browser backend, will not support the JPEG XL for... Read more
Google introduces passkey support for Android and Chrome developers
Google released passkey support for developers on Android and Chrome as a part of its effort to increase the adoption of passwordless authentication.
Passkeys are a widely accepted alternative to traditional authentication passwords. Google, Apple, and Microsoft all announced intentions to... Read more
Google patches critical vulnerability in Chrome
Google is deploying a Chrome update to address a critical vulnerability actively exploited by hackers.
According to a blog post published by Google on Friday, the flaw was discovered in Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux. Google's experts are working on fixing the problem, which will be released ... Read more
McAfee finds rare malware in Chrome extensions with 1.4 million downloads
Researchers at McAfee revealed a rare malware application in five Chrome extensions with 1.4 million downloads. Scammers spread the extensions to dupe e-commerce websites.
The method is uncommon. The malicious extensions lie in wait for the moment an infected user navigates to an e-commerce webs... Read more
Google announces third-party cookies will stick around
Google delayed the end of third-party cookies in Chrome yet again. The tech giant said on Wednesday that the browser will support third-party cookies until the second half of 2024.
Google initially pledged to discontinue third-party cookie functionality in Chrome browser by 2023. The pledge came... Read more
New Chrome feature cuts back on CPU usage to prolong battery life
Google's testing a feature called 'Quick Intensive Throttling' that decreases CPU load by 10 percent to lengthen the battery life of laptops and mobile devices.
Microsoft puts an end to Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer will no longer be available on modern Windows versions from Wednesday 15 June onwards. Microsoft is putting an end to the browser.
Most Windows 10 users will be redirected to Microsoft Edge, the modern variant of Explorer. For them, Internet Explorer is no longer available. Use... Read more
Google revamps Chrome browser with machine learning
Google made significant changes to the upcoming edition of Chrome. According to the tech giant, new machine learning functionality provides users with an optimal experience.
The upcoming edition of Google Chrome includes a number of tweaks that use machine learning models on devices. Among othe... Read more
New data: Only two browsers have over 1 bln users in the world
According to Atlas VPN, Apple's Safari web browser has more than one billion users. Google's Chrome is the only other browser with more than a billion users. Chrome, with roughly 3.4 billion users, still outnumbers Safari.
It's vital to remember that these figures include both desktop and mobile... Read more