tirsdag 2. mars 2010

Google brings auto-translation and new privacy features to latest Chrome beta

Google has been on a roll with its Chrome browser lately. It recently rolled out extensions to the stable Windows version of the browser, and released a beta Chrome for Macs with extension support as well. Now the company has announced its latest additions to the new Chrome beta release — automatic website translation, and a slew of new privacy settings.
Powered by Google Translate, the automatic translation feature kicks in whenever you visit a page with a different language than what’s specified in your preferred language setting. When you end up on a page with a differing language, you’ll receive a prompt asking if you’d like to have the site translated. This is something that can already be accomplished via Chrome extensions, but having the feature built in will make it more widely available to Chrome users. You can read more about how the automatic translation feature works here.
The new Chrome beta also adds a new “Privacy” section in the browser’s options. According to Google’s blog post, it will allow you to control how browser cookies, images, JavaScript, plug-ins, and pop-ups are handled on a site-by-site basis. Combined with Chrome’s icognito mode — which allows you to browse the web without leaving a trail of history entries and cookies — the new privacy features will make Chrome one of the better browsing choices for security-conscious users.
You can download the latest beta version of Chrome here. If you’re already running a beta version of Chrome, you’ll be updated to this new beta soon. Google says that the new features will hit the stable release of Chrome in a few weeks.
Tags: chrome
Companies: Google

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