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August 20, 2014

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 38.0.2125.0 (Platform version: 6158.0.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

by Dharani (noreply@blogger.com) at August 20, 2014 02:49 PM

Beta Channel Update

The beta channel has been updated to 37.0.2062.94 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A full list of changes is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

by Alex Mineer (noreply@blogger.com) at August 20, 2014 10:27 AM

August 18, 2014

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 38.0.2125.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A full list of changes is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

by matthewyuan@chromium.org (noreply@blogger.com) at August 18, 2014 12:04 PM

August 15, 2014

Google Chrome Releases

Admin Console Update

The Admin console has been updated with changes to user settings, device settings, and device information.
  • Logging in using single sign-on can now be enabled via a new user policy. The SSO configuration must use SSL.
  • The user field in device details is now automatically populated with the username that first enrolled the device to the domain. The field can be edited after auto-population.
  • Forced Re-Enrollment will now work with all Chrome devices that have updated to version 36 and above. Devices will not need to be enrolled on any specific version.
  • Automatic Enrollment will no longer be available as a setting over the next couple of weeks.
Known issues are available here. Enterprise customers can report an issue by contacting support.

Lawrence Lui
Google Chrome

by Lawrence L (noreply@blogger.com) at August 15, 2014 09:03 PM

August 14, 2014

Google Chrome Releases

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 37.0.2062.80 (Platform version: 5978.51.1/5978.51.2 for cr-48) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Josafat Garcia
Google Chrome

by Josafat (noreply@blogger.com) at August 14, 2014 07:32 PM

Google Chrome Blog

That’s not the download you’re looking for...

[Cross-posted on the Google Online Security Blog]

You should be able to use the web safely, without fear that malware could take control of your computer, or that you could be tricked into giving up personal information in a phishing scam.

That’s why we’ve invested so much in tools that protect you online. Our Safe Browsing service protects you from malicious websites and warns you about malicious downloads in Chrome. We’re currently showing more than three million download warnings per week—and because we make this technology available for other browsers to use, we can help keep 1.1 billion people safe.

Starting next week, we’ll be expanding Safe Browsing protection against additional kinds of deceptive software: programs disguised as a helpful download that actually make unexpected changes to your computer—for instance, switching your homepage or other browser settings to ones you don’t want.

We’ll show a warning in Chrome whenever an attempt is made to trick you into downloading and installing such software. (If you still wish to proceed despite the warning, you can access it from your Downloads list.)
As always, be careful and make sure you trust the source when downloading software. Check out these tips to learn how you can stay safe on the web.

Posted by Moheeb Abu Rajab, Staff Engineer, Google Security

by Google Chrome Blog (noreply@blogger.com) at August 14, 2014 10:07 AM

August 13, 2014

Google Chrome Releases

Chrome for iOS Update

Chrome for iOS has been updated to 36.0.1985.57. This release contains bug fixes and stability improvements, as well as the following security issue:
  • [398925] High CVE-2014-3166: Information disclosure in SPDY. Credit to Antoine Delignat-Lavaud.
The update will be rolling out in the App Store over the next few hours. Known issues are available on the Chrome support site. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

by Jason Kersey (noreply@blogger.com) at August 13, 2014 03:37 PM

Beta Channel Update

The beta channel has been updated to 37.0.2062.76 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A full list of changes is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

by Alex Mineer (noreply@blogger.com) at August 13, 2014 01:29 PM

August 12, 2014

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 38.0.2121.3 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A full list of changes is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

by matthewyuan@chromium.org (noreply@blogger.com) at August 12, 2014 08:27 PM

Chrome for Android Update

Chrome for Android has been updated to 36.0.1985.135 and will be available in Google Play over the next few days. This release fixes an issue with pages not loading properly, as well as the following security issue:
  • [398925] High CVE-2014-3166: Information disclosure in SPDY. Credit to Antoine Delignat-Lavaud.
If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. More information about Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

by Jason Kersey (noreply@blogger.com) at August 12, 2014 05:23 PM

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 36.0.1985.143 (Platform version: 5841.98.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, and security updates. Here is the Chromium change log. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days.

Highlights include:

  • Pepper Flash version 14.0.0.177


If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Ben Henry
Google Chrome

by Ben Henry (noreply@blogger.com) at August 12, 2014 04:10 PM

Stable Channel Update



The Stable Channel has been updated to 36.0.1985.143 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

This release contains a Flash Player update.

Security Fixes and Rewards
This update includes 12 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were either contributed by external researchers or particularly interesting. Please see the Chromium security page for more information.

[$2000][390174] High CVE-2014-3165: Use-after-free in web sockets. Credit to Collin Payne.
[398925] High CVE-2014-3166: Information disclosure in SPDY. Credit to Antoine Delignat-Lavaud.

As usual, our ongoing internal security work responsible for a wide range of fixes:
  • [400950] CVE-2014-3167: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
Many of the above bugs were detected using AddressSanitizer.

This release fixes a number of crashes and other bugs. A full list of changes is available in the SVN log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

by matthewyuan@chromium.org (noreply@blogger.com) at August 12, 2014 01:30 PM

August 11, 2014

Google Chrome Blog

A new type of Chromebook with extra-long battery life

Chromebooks were designed for your mobile lifestyle. They’re thin and light, resume instantly, and are easy to use.

Starting today, we’re welcoming a new type of Chromebook into the family, beginning with the Acer Chromebook 13. This new device uses the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, so you get the speed you’re used to from Chromebooks with a battery life up to 13 hours. What could you do in thirteen hours?
  • Fly from New York to Beijing
  • Watch the entire set of Harry Potter movies
  • Complete an Iron Man triathlon (average finish time is 12hr 13min)
  • Finish a 1-credit college course
  • Watch 390 adorable cat videos (2 min per video)
  • Use your Chromebook 13 to watch, play and get a lot done
The Acer Chromebook 13 is available now (with optional touchscreen and 1080p resolution) at Amazon and other online retailers from $279.

Posted by Bill Brougher, Engineering Director & frequent flyer








by Google Chrome Blog (noreply@blogger.com) at August 11, 2014 02:36 PM

August 08, 2014

Google Chrome Blog

Space, Chrome and the amazing journey of the ISEE-3

Unless you’re a rocket scientist, you’ve probably never heard the story of the International Sun/Earth Explorer 3 (ISEE-3) - yet it has had one of the most fascinating journeys in all of space flight. Originally launched in 1978 to study the Sun, it was the first spacecraft in the world to fly by a comet and has been orbiting the sun for billions of miles since 1986. Now, the ISEE-3 is headed back towards Earth and is on its way to becoming the first citizen science spacecraft thanks to a crowdfunded effort called The ISEE-3: Reboot Project.

There’s also a new way for everyone to get involved. In a new Chrome Experiment called A Spacecraft for All, you can follow the unlikely odyssey of the ISEE-3 using Chrome’s interactive WebGL graphics and video. You can re-live its story, read its re-activated data instruments, learn about its current position and trajectory—and explore space along the way. It’s all designed to make space science simple, fun and accessible enough for anyone eager to learn—whether you’re a Ph.D. or grade school student.
The experience will build up to a live event this Sunday, August 10, when the ISEE-3 will fly by the Moon for the first time in decades. We’ll document every second with a live lunar flyby demo, and we’re inviting the entire world to join in. You can follow the spacecraft’s trajectory real-time, along with interviews with the Reboot team, visits from the original ISEE-3 Flight Director, and live data measurements coming directly from space!

Explore the journey of this decorated spacecraft and join us live from the control room on Sunday, August 10 at 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET.

Suzanne Chambers, Executive Producer & Space Cadet, Creative Lab New York

by Google Chrome Blog (noreply@blogger.com) at August 08, 2014 01:43 PM

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 38.0.2114.2 (Platform version: 6127.0.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

by Dharani (noreply@blogger.com) at August 08, 2014 07:43 AM

August 06, 2014

Google Chrome Releases

Beta Channel Update

The beta channel has been updated to 37.0.2062.68 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A full list of changes is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

by Alex Mineer (noreply@blogger.com) at August 06, 2014 11:37 AM

August 05, 2014

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 38.0.2114.2 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A full list of changes is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

by matthewyuan@chromium.org (noreply@blogger.com) at August 05, 2014 03:08 PM

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 36.0.1985.138 (Platform version: 5841.83.0 or 5841.90.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, and security updates. Here is the Chromium change log. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Ben Henry
Google Chrome

by Ben Henry (noreply@blogger.com) at August 05, 2014 12:51 PM

July 31, 2014

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 38.0.2107.3 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A full list of changes is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Update: We have resumed the release with an update to address issue 398751. New version is 38.0.2107.3.  If your experiencing issue 398751, a workaround would be to remove the "webkit" section from your preferences.

Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

by matthewyuan@chromium.org (noreply@blogger.com) at July 31, 2014 04:17 PM

Admin Console Update


The Admin console has been updated with changes to user settings, device settings, and device information.
  • A new user setting will allow the device to be placed in the user organization during manual enrollment. This policy will apply to devices in the following states:
    • The device is being enrolled to the domain for the first time.
    • The device was previously deprovisioned and is placed into a pending state for re-enrollment.
  • The model field in device details is now populated for all provisioned devices when device reporting is enabled.

Known issues are available here. Enterprise customers can report an issue by contacting support.

Lawrence Lui
Google Chrome

by Lawrence L (noreply@blogger.com) at July 31, 2014 03:01 PM