Web Apps Can See in Latest Chrome Release
Article by George Norman
On 02 Aug 2012
Earlier this week Mountain View-based search engine giant Google announced that its Chrome web browser has been updated to version 21.0 on the stable channel and touted the fact that this latest Chrome release gives web apps the possibility to see. Get Chrome 21, give web apps permission to access your camera and mic, and they can see.

“Chrome now includes the getUserMedia API, which lets you grant web apps access to your camera and microphone without a plug-in. The getUserMedia API is the first step in WebRTC, a new real-time communications standard which aims to allow high-quality video and audio communication on the web,” explained Shijing Xian, Software Engineer and Real-Time Coder at Google.

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Giving web apps the capability to see is not the entry on the “what’s new with Chrome 21” list. The browser also has these other new features to offer: support for high-resolution Mac Retina screens, deeper Google cloud Print integration, and expanded support for gamepads.

If you are already on Google Chrome, the browser should update automatically. Hit the wrench icon and go to About Google Chrome to see if you’re on the latest version of the browser. If you’re not, when you do this, Chrome will automatically look for and download any available updates.

If you’re not using Google Chrome, you can grab the Windows version of the browser right here in FindMySoft. The application is available for free download here.

In related news, Opera Software announced this week that it rolled out Opera 12.01 to the masses. The Norwegian software developer explained that v. 12.01 a recommended security update that fixes a mix of regular bugs, crashers, freezers, and a bad nsl issue where Opera suddenly runs out of connections.

Opera for Windows is also available for download here on FindMySoft – here’s the link.




Tags: Google, Chrome, browser, Opera Software, Opera, Windows, Microsoft
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