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Advertisement With the release of Chrome 56, Google Chrome is finally adding support for FLAC. In a nutshell this means Chrome users will be able to play FLAC audio files directly from within their web browser. Audiophiles around the world, rejoice!The latest version of Google’s web browser, Chrome 56, is currently available in the beta channel. It should be available in the stable channel as early as next week. And when it arrives, it will bring with it support for FLAC.As first spotted by 9to5Google, Chrome 56 adds support for the FLAC audio format to Chrome for the first time. Chrome users have been asking Google to support FLAC since 2011, and Google has finally seen fit to acquiesce to those demands.What Is FLAC Anyway?FLAC, which stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is a lossless audio format The 10 Most Common Audio Formats: Which One Should You Use? The 10 Most Common Audio Formats: Which One Should You Use? You know about MP3, but what about AAC, FLAC, OGG, or … [Read more...] about You Can Now Play FLAC Audio Files in Google Chrome
Advertisement Google has launched a new initiative called Be Internet Awesome. This is an educational program designed to teach kids how to stay safe online Understanding How to Stay Safe Online in 2016 Understanding How to Stay Safe Online in 2016 Why do some users blindly wander the Internet with the bare minimum of online security software installed? Let's look at some commonly misconstrued security statements, and make the right security decisions. Read More . To that end, it comprises of five key lessons which, when taken together, should help children everywhere navigate the online world.Today’s children are growing up online. The internet has been, and always will be, an ever present in their lives, from the moment they’re born to the day they die. In many ways, kids living in this, the digital age, are extremely fortunate. But, as always, there’s a downside to everything.Lessening the Negative Effects on ChildrenTo try and lessen the negative effects … [Read more...] about Google Teaches Your Kids How to Stay Safe Online
NEW DELHI: Just for a second, imagine Apple refusing to launch its next iPhone in India by simply saying, “We decided not to launch...based on local trends and product features.” That’s it. No further explanations. And then promises to launch future iPhones in India which are less priced and have less features. Without an iota of doubt, the floodgates would have opened instantly with hashtags trending on social media. Google exactly did this with the new Pixel 4 smartphones. The latest Google Pixel 4 phones are not coming to India. If you’re not aware of the reason then Google has — well not directly — has two words for you: Project Soli. Without going into the technical details of it what you should know is that simply put it works on 60GHz frequency band, which is not commercialised yet in India. Now, there are two pivotal questions to ask: Why use this frequency band, and is Project Soli so important that Google simply couldn’t find an … [Read more...] about How Google can learn a trick or two from Apple in India
Advertisement While Google has everything that I personally need, it has its shortcomings when you compare it against some of the features Bing and Yahoo! have to offer. Even if you’re a Google supporter, knowing that it has competitors standing up and challenging it to improve, should make you happy. Without them, Google would look like a monopoly.Google isn’t perfect, and I’m here to tell you why. I was wondering to myself this week, “Why would anyone have their homepage or default search engine set as anything other than Google?” It’s the obvious choice, and anything that comes across as obvious obviously has some pretty strong reasoning behind it. Google’s network of tools and services Not Just Search: 10+ Google Services You Have to Know About Not Just Search: 10+ Google Services You Have to Know About We all know Google is more than just a search engine: It’s an suite web-based applications and services for everything from … [Read more...] about What Do Bing And Yahoo Have That Google Doesn’t?