When it comes to worry, I can win a Nobel prize. To the extent that when I lock my room door, I would still go and check 5 mins later if there has been a fire or a theft or anything else. It’s not really my fault; my mum is an expert worrier, so I kinda got it from her. So you can imagine how much I worry when it comes to online shopping….. Let me save you the stress of imagining; this is how it goes:
I see something I like, I add it to my cart.
Okay, it’s time to put my card details.
But what if they take my card details and use it for something else? Is this site even real? What if they are yahoo boys? What if they use the details to track me and come and kidnap me?
And it goes on and on. Thankfully, Chrome has rolled out a new update that tells you if a shopping site is safe or not. When you’re on a site that asks for a password or credit card info and it isn’t using HTTPS, it’ll be flagged as “not secure” in red type and with a caution sign in the address field. Pretty awesome!
Also, according to the Chromium blog, “Chrome now has a simplified reload behavior to only validate the main resource and continue with a regular page load. This new behavior maximizes the reuse of cached resources and results in lower latency, power consumption, and data usage”.
The blog post also went further by saying, “Despite being a relatively minor change, the new behavior makes reloads up to 28% faster and consume less bandwidth and power. We hope this faster reload will come in handy whenever you want to get the latest content on your favorite website or quickly recover from a flaky connection in the subway.” We hope so too!
Pls watch the video below on the improved reload in Chrome and tell us what you think.