All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Chrome’

Google Announces HP Chromebook 11, Will Cost $279

Last month, Google announced a number of new Chromebooks from a variety of OEMs, including HP, Toshiba and Asus. At the time, HP had only announced a refresh of its previous Pavilion Chromebook – the HP Chromebook 14. Now the company is back with a smaller, cheaper Chromebook. Google and HP announced today that the HP Chromebook 11 is the …

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Chrome for iOS’ Incognito Mode Isn’t Working, Leaving Your Naughty Searches Visible in Regular Windows

Just a friendly warning here, guys. If you use Google’s Chrome app on iOS 7, you might want to pay attention. The current version of the app has a bug that pretty much renders Incognito mode useless. The Parall.ax blog found that searches you perform in an incognito window are showing up in your non-incognito mode search suggestions. I’ve independently …

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Google Adds Search By Image To Chrome

A little over two years ago, Google introduced Search By Image, which essentially brought the mobile Google Goggles functionality to the desktop. To use the feature, you’ve been able to click the camera icon in the search box (from Image Search), and upload a photo or simply drag and drop an image into the search box. Now, if you’re a …

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iOS 7 Update For Chrome Has New Look, New Features

The new iOS update that reared its head earlier today has brought on a mixed wave of emotions and reactions. There are those who love it, who choose to embrace the change and roll with it as best they are able to. iOS 7 is weirdly soothing pic.twitter.com/UVS6NooplG — Jessica Misener (@jessmisener) September 19, 2013 There are those who choose …

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Hugo Barra Leaves Google For Xiaomi

Earlier this year, Android boss Andy Rubin left his team to go join another department at Google. Now the Android team has lost another executive member, but he’s leaving Google for another company. All Things D reports that Hugo Barra, Android’s vice president of product management, is leaving Google after five years with the company. He confirmed the news in …

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Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Tweak, Browser Gets Reset Button

Google announced a few updates to Chrome, including what the company is calling “smarter” omnibox suggestions. All Chrome users will start seeing omnibox suggestions that are based on the recency of sites they have visited. Google says this will resultin “more timely and contextually relevant” suggestions. The adjustments were made to the beta channel last month. Additionally, they’ve added a …

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Yahoo Has A New Toolbar, And This Time It’s Even Available For Chrome

Yahoo announced today that it has launched a new version of the Yahoo Toolbar for web browsers. In addition to Firefox and Internet Explorer, for which Yahoo has offered a toolbar in the past, it is also now available for Chrome. The update is only for U.S. users. “The browser is your window to the world, and it’s your way …

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Companies Are Duking It Out Online For Consumers’ Hearts And Minds [Infographic]

Everybody is fighting to have you access the Internet on their hardware or software platforms. In fact, you may even call it a war. Some wars are more contested than others, but they’re all fighting to gain your favor at the end of the day. In a new infographic from KISSmetrics, the analytics blog breaks down every “war” and declares …

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Google Tests New Touch Features In Chrome

Google’s Chrome Canary build, which is used for the testing of new features, now includes new touch features, such as slide-to-navigate and the ability to swipe left or right for back/forward while browsing the web. The Verge reports: Pinch-to-zoom also appears to be something Google is experimenting with too, thanks to an “enable pinch scale” option in the Chrome Canary …

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Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Adjustment

Google announced some tweaks to Chrome’s beta channel today. The biggest change is to the omnibox, Google’s web address box, which doubles as a web search box. Google has made an adjustment to how recency plays into the search suggestions that appear when the user types into the omnibox. This applies to those using Chrome beta on Windows, Mac or …

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Gmail Brings Back Phone Calls Via Hangouts

When Google recently transitioned Gmail’s chat feature to Hangouts, it got rid of voice calling, but Google announced that is back as part of Hangouts. In addition to that, calls to the US and Canada are free from all countries where the feature is available. “For those of you who have taken the plunge and are using desktop Hangouts in …

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The New Opera Is Out Of Beta And Available On Windows, Mac

Earlier this year, Opera said that it would be ditching its own rendering engine in favor of Google’s Blink. The new browser launched in beta in May, but now a final version is available for all who want to try out a new, faster Opera. Opera Software announced today that the new chromium-powered Opera is available to download today for …

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