January 27, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, Google announced that it would be updating the iOS edition of its popular Chrome Web browser with data compression and webpage translation features. Now, the company has made good on that promise with the latest update to Chrome for iOS. The app's new data compression feature enables you to reduce your data usage by up to 50 percent and save money on your mobile plan. "When this feature is turned on, Chrome will use Google servers to compress pages you visit before downloading them. SSL and Incognito pages will not be included," Google explains. "Chrome's Safe Browsing system will also be used to detect malicious pages and protect you from phishing, malware, and harmful downloads." To enable this feature and view your savings, go to the Bandwidth section in the app's settings and select the Reduce Data Usage option. As for the app's new translation feature, it works pretty much as you'd expect if you're already familiar with its desktop counterpart. When you visit a webpage that's rendered in a foreign language, you can now easily have it translated by looking for the translation bar. The new version of Chrome also features enhancements to the New Tab page that makes for faster and easier searching. But according to Google, they're still being rolled out and initially available on iPhone. Also including bug fixes and improvements to stability and security, the new version of Chrome is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.
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