Now when you highlight text in Opera or Opera GX, AI prompts can offer explanations. There's also access to the web versions of ChatGPT and ChatSonic in the browser, which will help you write code, get help with math, or even create images.
In addition to useful features like tab suspension, a built-in ad blocker, and CPU usage monitor, the Sidekick browser main feature is a 'distraction blocker' to replace bad habits with productive ones.
Why it matters: Despite holding a 65% share of the global desktop-browser market share, Chrome still has a reputation for being a massive resource hog that consumes memory and battery life like there's no tomorrow. But Google is now rolling out a previously announced set of features that should help to address these issues.
Starting with version 108.0.5359.95, Google Chrome now allows you to find bookmarks, tabs, and your browsing history from the address bar. Just type "@bookmarks" or "@tabs" or "@history" in the address bar and start looking for open tabs and websites you've visited before.
A hot potato: Mozilla has started accepting Manifest V3 add-ons for the code-signing process of the AMO store. From June 2023, Chrome will only accept MV3 extensions and crippled ad-blocking tools. Mozilla will continue to support full-featured (MV2) ad-blockers like uBlock Origin anyway.
What just happened? Researchers with Guardio Security uncovered a "vast campaign" of malicious data-collecting browser extensions. The analysts dubbed it "Dormant Colors" because of the malware's focus on color and style themes — Action Colors, Power Colors, Super Colors, and so on. Dormant Colors consists of 30 different extensions that millions of users have downloaded.
The latest Firefox release has added PDF editing capabilities, including writing text, drawing, and adding signatures. FF 106 also includes a new shortcut button to quickly go to private browsing mode.