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5 reasons we use Google Chrome at UoB

Posted by Mally Mclane | Filed under chrome

chrome-os-2odl-8001. Speed

Chrome is designed to be the fastest web browser. With one click it loads web pages, multiple tabs, and applications with lightning speed. Chrome is fitted with V8, a faster and more powerful JavaScript engine. Chrome also loads web pages faster by using the WebKit open source rendering engine. The Omnibox increases speed and efficiency by allowing you to type both searches and web addresses in the address bar.

2. Simplicity

Chrome is a clean and simple browser. The omnibox and multi tabbed browsing make navigating the web a breeze. When you close chrome, it will remember the tabs you had open to you can pick up right where you left off. Chrome also comes equipped with a built-in PDF viewer, eliminating the need to install and software. You can even print, resize, and save PDF’s.

3. Security/Privacy

Chrome keeps you safe and sound with its built-in malware and phishing protection. It has safe browsing technology and will show you a warning message before you visit a site that is suspicious. Chrome also automatically updates to make sure you have the latest and more up to date version.

Chrome also let’s you keep control of your private information while you browse online. Browse using Incognito mode if you don’t want your website visits or downloads recorded. It also doesn’t keep any cookies. You also can control your privacy preferences by selecting Settings and then show advanced settings. From there, adjust your privacy section and clear your browsing data.

4. Customization

Customize Google Chrome to make it your own. Use the Chrome Webstore to add apps, extensions and themes. Apps and extensions give you the latest in productivity, games, education, etc. Themes allow you to bring your browser to life with color and graphics. You can even create your own themes.

5. Signing In 
If you are sharing a computer with other people, you can add multiple users to keep your bookmarks, apps, and extensions separate. Anything you update on one device will instantly update everywhere. Once you sign in, you decide what you want to sync.

 

(this blog was originally written by our friends at Ditoweb: http://blog.ditoweb.com/2014/02/top-5-reasons-you-should-use-google.html)

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