Let's talk about Google Chrome

Discussion in 'Mac OS X' started by Rafagon, May 22, 2013.

  1. Rafagon

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    Chrome has been updated, and the new version brings some decent goodies.

    If you think Siri will let you get away with cheating on her with Google, then update your Chrome browser today and start talking to Google with your voice. The update also promises 5% faster page loads.

    You can update via the About screen, obviously, and if you don't yet use Chrome and need to download it, you can get it here.

    I just tested it out by asking "What is the weather like now?" and got accurate results.

    I performed a few more tests and was fairly impressed with the accuracy of its speech recognition.

    I asked "How do you say house in Greek?" and got a perfect answer. Unfortunately, the answer did not include a "speak this" (speaker) icon so that I could hear the word in Greek, which is something that you do get if you go through translate.google.com.

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    I asked "Who is Jonny Ive" numerous times and it couldn't figure it out, no matter how carefuly I enunciated his last name. It offered me "Johnny Eyes," "Johnny I've," and "Johnny Five," among others.

    However, it had no problems answering "Who is Tim Cook?"

    Go ahead, take it for a spin!

    UPDATE: The iOS version of Chrome will receive an update "over the coming days" to support this voice search capability.
     
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    Apparently, Google is slowly starting to feel more comfortable with 64-bit software, as they have just now added 64-bit support to the Canary (experimental) build of Chrome for OS X.

    If it turns out not to be a complete botch job there, then 64-bit support should eventually trickle down to the Stable Release of Chrome.

    Google is, of course, quite late to the 64-bit party on OS X (and they equally late on Windows, as well), as Safari (needless to say), Firefox, and even Opera have been running in 64-bit mode for quite some time.

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    Above: Google is cautiously letting its Chrome browser (albeit only the Canary build for now) play in the 64-bit end of the pool.
     
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    Google Launches First Beta Build of 64-Bit Chrome for Mac

    The "Stable" version of Chrome should soon become a 64-bit application (finally joining the rest of the browsers that are already 64-bit: Safari, Firefox, and Opera).

    If you're unfamiliar with the different release channels for Google Chrome and the implications of each, you'll find a brief explanation here.
     
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    I just checked my version of Chrome and it said it was up to date on version 38.xx.....I downloaded the updated version and now I'm cruising the net at 64-bit! ;)
     
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