The new release proves controversial as Google tightens control over the browser to the anger of some users.
In terms of new features, version 33 is rather disappointing – despite debuting in the beta channel a few weeks ago, Google Now notifications have yet to make their way across to the stable channel. In fact, version 33 is little more than a bug-fix release, with 28 security fixes the only notable highlight.
VMware is teaming up with Google to bring Windows applications to Chrome OS machines.
The system will use VMware's Blast HTML5 technology to virtualise a Windows environment under Chrome OS.
With the rise in sales for the Google based operating system (OS), there has arisen a need to find a way to run traditional systems in a Chrome environment, and this represents an opportunity for enterprise users who are still tied to Windows XP, which is into its final two months of service life, to continue more or less uninterrupted without having to fear the threat of malware.
Microsoft reportedly is 'seriously considering' allowing Android apps to run on its Windows and Windows Phone operating systems.
That's according to The Verge, which has heard from sources familiar with Microsoft's plans that the company is mulling the prospect of bringing Android apps to both Windows and Windows Phone in order to win over new customers.
Mozilla today released Firefox 27, giving users of the open-source browser new security features and improved performance.
There are 13 security advisories attached to the Firefox 27 release, four of them ranked as being critical. As is common in nearly all Firefox release updates, one of the critical updates is for a group of vulnerabilities that Mozilla labels "Miscellaneous memory safety hazards."
Pebble has finally opened up its long-awaited app store, and not a moment too soon. We’re ready to see what a smartwatch can really do with a thriving ecosystem of third party developers and a single consolidated marketplace behind it.
We already checked out major apps like ESPN, Yelp, and Foursquare with the new Pebble Steel, all of which we’d highly recommend installing. But the Pebble App Store actually houses over 1,000 new apps and watch faces. Apps fall in one of six categories: Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Fitness, and Games.