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| November 20, 2013
Google’s Chrome Browser Updated With Autofill Feature And More
Google’s popular third-party Chrome browser has just been updated with a pair of new features. First up, the new version offers fast form completion with Autofill. With just a few clicks, users can fill out the same form information quickly and easily. Signing in to Chrome can also sync that data from a computer to iOS devices. Also, a long press on an image will allow users to search for related images. A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Chrome can be downloaded now in the App Store for free. Before today’s update, the last major revision of the app landed in September. That brought an iOS 7 inspired design, better integration with other Google apps, and behavior improvements to the full-screen browser. A little more than a month ago, a report from Chikita said that Chrome now makes up 3 percent of total Web traffic from iOS devices. After the app was released in mid-2012, Chrome traffic was only around 1.5 percent. Even though the numbers have just risen slightly, that’s still a huge number of devices running the browser. Later in the month, U.K. design firm Parallax found a substantial issue with the browser’s private mode. When using the combined address/search bar, the search terms are accessible later when searching on the mobile site. For other app news today, see: Google Currents Will Soon Be Replaced By Yet Another Newsstand App, Travelocity App Now Uses Apple's New Parallax Feature In iOS 7, and Hatch, The Virtual Pet App From The Makers Of Clear, Finally Hatches On iOS.