Google has released a new version of its Web browser Google Chrome to its stable channel today. The updated version offers improvements in security and stability, says Google, most of which will function behind-the-scenes for a better browsing experience.
In a statement issued on chrome’s official blog Chrome is now more secure, thanks to enhancements to Google’s Safe Browsing technology. In addition to protecting you from certain malware and phishing websites, Chrome now warns you before downloading some types of malicious files. We’ve carefully designed this feature so that malicious content can be detected without Chrome or Google ever having to know about the URLs you visit or the files you download.
This release includes support for hardware-accelerated 3D CSS, which means you’ll get a snazzier experience in some web pages and web apps that choose to implement 3D effects.
Chrome also now gives you more control over the data that websites store on your computer. This includes Flash Player’s Local Shared Objects (LSOs), which were previously only manageable using an online settings application on Adobe’s website.