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July 17, 2014

Chrome 36 Stable Released, Brings New Look Incognito Page

incognito pageGoogle has released Chrome 36 to the stable channel, marking a major milestone for Web Components.

Chrome 36 includes a redesigned Incognito landing page. The new design simplifies the text displayed when you open an Incognito tab and features a cleaner, brighter design with a new ‘incognito man’ icon to the right.

Fixes and tweaks for rich notifications, the Chrome App Launcher on Linux, the new tab page for guest sessions, and a “crash recovery bubble” are included with Chrome 36, as are 26 security fixes.

The new stable release also includes support for HTML imports – a major building block for Web Components. While it’s not a big user-facing change like the Chrome App Launcher or a restyled landing page, Web Components are a huge stepping stone for web developers.

Projects like Polymer and X-Tag are leveraging Web Components to make your favourite sites easier for developers to create, improve, and maintain. Chrome has already added support for the <template> element, custom elements, and the shadow DOM. With HTML imports now in tow, Chrome (and Opera) users worldwide will have full support for Web Components.

[Source: OMG! Chrome!]

Chrome for Android update rolling out, brings back Doodles on new tabs and more


The Google Chrome browser for Android has been updated to version 36.0.1985.122.

So what’s new here? While not a major update, there are tons of bug fixes and performance improvements, improved text rendering on non-mobile optimized sites and the return of Doodles to the new tab page. Additionally, the latest update is said to include security fixes for the following issues:
  • [$3000][352083] High CVE-2014-3159: Omnibox URL Spoofing (Android). Credit to Keita Haga.
  • [334204] Medium CVE-2014-3161: Same origin policy bypass (Android). Credit to HÃ¥vard Molland from Opera
As is typical, the update is rolling out in stages so don’t be surprised if it takes a few days to reach you.

[Source: Android Authority]