A few months back I had reported that Google Chrome had started to display PDF Files inline. Google Chrome beta users will now be able to get the inline PDF viewer in the latest update v8.0.552.28.
The feature which was first spotted by me in version 6.0.495.0 dev took longer than expected to make it to the beta channel. Chrome’s new PDF viewer makes it easier to open PDF Files in the browser itself, eliminating need for external PDF readers. Google Chrome 8.0.552.28 has been updated for all platforms. You should be able to view PDF files inline in Chrome once you have updated to the beta version.
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Google Chrome dev channel has been updated to version 8.0.552.18. The latest version on the dev channel has officially got a long requested feature to sync passwords to the cloud.
If you visit your sync options, you will now see an option which will allow you to sync your passwords to your Google account. This is definitely something I have been waiting for a long time and will make my life easier when it comes to switching between multiple computers.
Chrome 8.0.552.18 has been updated for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. You can see this feature by visiting Options -> Personal Stuff. If you want to add an extra layer of security to your data, you might want to encrypt it using the "Encryption" tab in the Sync window. This will ensure that your data can only be synced if you enter the encryption key.
Google Chrome has hit another milestone with their development version. Google Chrome 8 now adds more features to the about:labs section including GPU Acceleration.
Chrome 8 has added an option to leverage your graphics hardware for better graphic performance for the browser. You will have to visit about:labs in the browser to enable the new feature.
In addition to that, Chrome 8 also supports "cloud printing" also known as print from anywhere using the cloud. However, this feature is not yet fully functional. Chrome 8 development version has been updated for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
If you want to try out the development version of Google Chrome, read our earlier guide on switching to Chrome development version.