Chrome is, for many people, the first thing installed on a new Mac Book.
Even on 4-year-old Mac Books, replacing Chrome with Safari can give you an extra hour of battery life in some cases.
Google is reportedly working on the issue, and has made progress, but the job is far from finished.
Battery life has been a huge feature for Apple in recent releases of OS X.
Mavericks brought energy impact measuring tools to the operating system It’s been said a thousand times, but it’s worth saying again: if battery life is important to you, avoid using Chrome.
It’s the kind of thing you expect from Windows crapware, not a leading Mac browser.
You might not know it while reading this article, but I’m actually a longtime Google fan.Having said that, over the years I’ve grown increasingly uncomfortable with how much information Google has about me.My Gmail account is an archive of my communications, for example, and search is basically an extension of my conciousness.Oh, and the notifications for Hangouts: they don’t integrate with the OS X notification center. Mountain Lion came out in 2012, not that long ago, but if you’re still using that operating system Chrome updates are being cut off.Google announced the change back in November, in case you missed it.And I’m not alone., but it’s worth stating again: Chrome OS is the worst thing that ever happened to Chrome on other platforms. Apple introduced a system-wide notifications system with Mountain Lion, way back in 2012.