The Chrome team has officially announced the latest update for Chrome, which arrives as Chrome 23 and for Windows, Mac and Linux users. More specifically, Chrome version 23.0.1271.64 has been released. This update will arrive automatically for current Chrome users. Or alternatively, those not using Chrome and those feeling like they simply cannot wait even a second — you can grab the latest version by navigating to google.com/chrome.
In terms of what to expect from Chrome 23, Google notes that the release contains a number of new features “including GPU accelerated video decoding on Windows and easier website permissions.” The GPU portion could mean the potential of better battery life. Google noted that “dedicated graphics chips draw far less power than a computer’s CPU, so using GPU-accelerated video decoding while watching videos can increase battery life significantly.
In addition, the easier website permissions means just that, it should now be “easier to view and control any website’s permissions for capabilities such as geolocation, pop-ups, and camera/microphone access.” Google also added a way for users to send a “do not track” request to websites and web services.
Finally, for those needing a bit more detail, you can surf on over to the official Google Chrome Blog.
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