updated 05:10 pm EDT, Fri November 4, 2011
Google Chrome 16 syncs, shares multiple accounts
Google has posted its beta release for Chrome 16 with a view to tackling multi-user computers. The browser can now take on multiple Google accounts, each with their own syncing intact. The simple change lets a family or guests get access to all their bookmarks, themes, and web apps without the regular user having to sign out.
With multiple users active, a new badge in the corner shows who's logged in with a drop-down for switching users. Google warned with the launch that there's no password protection or other security layers during a switch, making it a bad choice for a public computer or for those who want to keep their browser contents private. Syncs should carry over to Android 4.0 devices like the Galaxy Nexus when they ship.