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Google is integrating Android Messages with Chrome OS

We’ve been waiting for Google to drop an iMessage killer for years now, and Android Messages is shaping up and potentially turning into that app. A new commit for in Chromium’s source code hints at Google integrating Android Messages with Chrome OS, which could mean tons of different things. Unfortunately, the commits don’t really clarify […]

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Google is bringing a new history feature to Google Chrome on Android

Google is testing out a new feature for the mobile version of its Chrome web browser that should make your browsing experience a bit better. Currently accessing your recent web history involves a few taps behind some settings menus, but a new feature in the works will allow you to long press the back button […]

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Google to enable password downloads for Chrome browser

If you are a regular user of Chrome, Google’ web browser, you have likely seen boxes pop up on a regular basis asking if you would like Chrome to save the username and password combination for sites you log in to. Depending on how paranoid you are about a company like Google having your passwords […]

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Chrome app cleans up URLs automatically for sharing

As more and more complicated services and information is accessed through web sites, you have probably noticed that some of the URLs have become unbelievably long and complicated. This can be due to the code used to get a page to display just right or for other things like tracking and referral information. Often when […]

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World’s first Chrome OS tablet makes unscheduled début at BETT Show 2018

It’s no secret that the tablet market is stagnant to the point of being comatose, with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 being the most recent high-end tablet available to purchase, and that launched all the way back at MWC 2017. Perhaps there is hope for the tablet segment though in the form of Google’s increasingly capable […]

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Google may be adding SMS notifications to Chrome OS desktop

If you are a big user of SMS messaging and also spend lots of time working on a computer, then you likely appreciate the ability to send and receive messages on the desktop and having threads stay synced across devices. This is one of the big reasons so many people gripe about an app like […]

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Google Chrome will automatically migrate to 64-bit on Windows

If you can use the 64-bit version of Chrome you probably should, for memory management, graphics performance and security reasons, but some people might not be on it yet. As of Chrome version 58, Google says that Windows users with a 64-bit OS and ov…
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Chrome warns you when typing anything into non-secure sites

As part of Google's quest to compel all websites to use the more secure HTTPS protocol, Chrome 62 will flash more warnings when you visit HTTP sites. A few months ago, Chrome 56 (rightly) started labeling unencrypted sites as "not secure" right next…
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Chrome 57 will throttle background tabs to save energy

If you use Chrome as a primary browser, you'll know that it can be a resource hog that eats up too much battery. The browser's latest version was designed to solve that issue by throttling background tabs using excessive power. According to the Chrom…
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Lenovo working on a Yoga Book running Chrome OS for next year

Chromebooks are growing in popularity, which means we’re bound to start seeing different form factors for the Chrome-powered laptops. We’ve already seen some small desktops and high-end laptops in addition to the standard low-cost Chromebooks, with mixed success. But that potential market is going to attract more and more manufacturers, and Lenovo is next in […]

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Now Google Cast is built into every Chrome browser

Like Gmail prior, it honestly seems like Google Cast has been in beta forever. Well, it's actually only been two years according to Google, and that test period ends now. Cast is directly built into Chrome as of today and anyone can use it without ha…
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RIP Chrome apps: Google is killing them off for Windows and Mac

Looks like Chrome apps weren’t as popular as Google may have liked them to be, which is why the company will be phasing them out over the next few years. By early 2018, Chrome apps won’t be available on Windows or Mac.

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Google adds built-in Cast option to Chrome for desktop

Google has begun rolling out a built-in Cast option for Chrome 51. You simply have to right click a tab or click the hamburger button on the right-hand part of the desktop browser to find a line in the menu that says "Cast…" Doesn't mean the old ex…
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Microsoft is trying to make Chrome extensions work on Edge

Microsoft's very first batch of Edge browser extensions is small, but it seems the company's taking steps to make sure Windows users get more in the future. According to Microsoft Senior Program Manager Jacob Rossi, the tech titan is developing a "po…
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Wield your phone as a lightsaber with Google’s latest Chrome experiment

Google has launched a new Chrome Experiment that pairs your phone with your desktop and allows you to wield it as a lightsaber. You’ll start off traversing through a Star Destroyer, battling storm troopers who still have trouble aiming.

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Signal Desktop beta now available as a Chrome app

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Roughly a month ago we told you Open Whisper Systems’ secure messaging app Signal is available on Android. However, Open Whisper Systems are also bringing a beta version of their app to the Chrome Store.

Signal will still feature end-to-end encryption in Chrome. However, the Android version and desktop version can be linked to share a single login. This means all your messages are displayed consistently on all your devices. This feature is currently only for Android, but will soon come to iOS too.

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Chrome for Android can now save up to 70 percent of your data with Data Saver mode

If you have a limited data plan or frequent slow networks, you already know how important it is to not waste data. Google’s updated Data Saver mode on Chrome for Android will save up to 70 percent of your data and speed up your Web experience.

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Bookindy Chrome extension lists local options for books on Amazon

There’s no question that Amazon is hurting independent bookstores. It’s hard to compete with the convenience of quick shipping. If you live in the UK, though, a Chrome extension uses the online retailer’s listings to give you a local option during th…
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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good: Marauder’s Map Chrome extension helps you stalk friends

A new Chrome extension uses Messenger to display a map of your Facebook friends’ recorded locations, based on their Messenger usage. It’s pretty much as scary and creepy as it sounds.

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Google opens up code for Chrome for Android

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Google’s Chrome for Android development team has announced the mobile version of the Chrome browser is now “almost entirely open source.” The parts not open sourced include some media codecs, plugins, and Google service features that are restricted due to licensing issues. The team open sourced over 100,000 lines of code, including the entire user interface layer. For developers, this move means they can built their own versions of the browser for Android devices.

The mobile Android version of the browser now mirrors the desktop version in having the bulk of the code being open sourced. On the desktop, this has resulted in a variety of third-party web browsers being built. They range from the popular and relatively well-known Opera browser to lesser known variants like Vivaldi which targets developers.

Based on the ecosystem of browsers built for the desktop, users can expect to see a similar pattern develop for mobile platforms running Android, so keep an eye on the Play Store for new browsers.

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