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Chrome Gets Some Updates (Including An Important One on iOS)

Chrome Gets Some Updates (Including An Important One on iOS)

Google announced the newest release of Chrome, which includes some significant updates. “In this release, we’re updating Chrome for iOS to UKWebView (Apple’s rendering engine). The highlight here is that Chrome will crash 70% less, and have a ton of performance and stability improvements,” a spokesperson for Google tells WebProNews. “We’re also introducing a data-saving Chrome extension for desktop Chrome …

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Google Adding Cast Functionality Into Chrome

Google Adding Cast Functionality Into Chrome

Google appears to be in the early stages of making its cast technology part of its Chrome browser. Currently, Chromecast users have to use the Google Cast extension to be able to cast browser tabs, but may change in future versions of Chrome. Google Chromium evangelist François Beaufort writes on Google+ (via The Verge): The chromium team is currently experimenting …

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Chrome on Android Aims To Save You More Data

Chrome on Android Aims To Save You More Data

Google is going to remove most of a webpage’s images when you load it in the Chrome browser on Android on a slow connection. This way, you won’t use up all of the data on your plan just trying to load something that’s taking forever. The feature is an extension of the Data Saver feature that Chrome has had for …

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Google Announces Single App Chrome Device Management For Kiosks, Digital Signage

Google Announces Single App Chrome Device Management For Kiosks, Digital Signage

Google announced a new Chrome Device Management console specifically for digital signs and kiosks. It’s called the Single App Chrome Device Management (Single App CDM), and costs $24 per device per year. It gives businesses reporting that monitors the health of kiosks and signage at all times, and provides alerts when devices go down. It also lets you reboot the …

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Google Blogs About How Chrome OS Is ‘Here to Stay’

Google Blogs About How Chrome OS Is ‘Here to Stay’

Google wants to make sure you know it’s serious when it says Chrome OS isn’t going away. The company put out a blog post on Monday titled “Chrome OS is here to stay,” and cross-posted it across at least three blogs (Google for Work, Google Enterprise, and Google Chrome). Last week, The Wall Street Journal ran a report, citing people …

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Chrome OS Isn’t Going Away, Says Google

Chrome OS Isn’t Going Away, Says Google

Rumors of Chrome OS and Android merging into one operating system have seemingly been happening nearly as long as the two operating systems have existed alongside each other. Sergey Brin even reportedly mentioned as far back as 2009 that the two would likely one day converge. Late on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google plans to fold Chrome …

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Chrome For iOS Gets Multitasking, Shopping Improvements

Chrome For iOS Gets Multitasking, Shopping Improvements

Chrome for iOS is getting a couple of new improvements, Google announced on Friday. For the iPad in particular, the browser is now better for multitasking. “Often on the web, we’re doing a ton of things at once — reading up on an exotic travel location, catching up on social media or booking a hotel,” says product manager AbdelKarim Mardini. …

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Shia LaBeouf Will Help You JUST DO IT with New Chrome Extension

Sometimes we all need a little bit of help – a nice kick in the ass to get us going. Good thing we all have Shia LaBeouf to motivate us in our times of need. Unless you’ve been off the grid for the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably seen LaBeouf’s bizarre but hilarious motivational video. If you haven’t, here …

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Chrome For Android Now Lets You Get Quick Answers

Google announced the launch of a handy new search feature for Chrome for Android, which enables users to perform quick searches from webpages to learn more about the thing’s they’re already reading about. This way, you don’t have to open an new tab to search for something or go to the Google app to do so. Google software engineer Donn …

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Chrome Tries To Keep Flash From Draining Your Laptop Battery

Google made a pretty interesting and unexpected announcement about how Chrome will start working to save the battery life of your laptop. How will it do this? By pausing Flash. Google software engineer Tommy Li explains: Adobe Flash allows web pages to display rich content—but sometimes that can put a squeeze on your laptop’s battery. So we’ve been working with …

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Google Tone Lets You Share Links with Sound

Google’s latest Chrome experiment is equal parts cool, possibly annoying, fun, first-world problem solving, and pointless. Ok, maybe not equal parts. It’s probably a combination of fun and annoying – depending on who’s using it. If you’ve ever wanted to send links to your co-workers with sound, now is your chance. Say hello to Tone: “As digital devices have multiplied, …

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Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products

Earlier this year news came out that Google was looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the company was working on a new system that would let parents set up accounts for kids, and control how they use services and what info is collected …

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Chrome OS Adds Google Drive Chromecast Support

The beauty of Google’s $35 Chromecast streaming device is that the company as well as third parties can keep adding support for additional products and features, which means ultimately it just gets more and more useful. Google announced an update for its Chrome OS operating system, which powers Chromebook devices, to enable Chromecast support for media files stored on Google …

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Google Drive Lets You Launch Desktop Apps In Chrome

Google announced that Google Drive will now let you launch applications from your desktop computer in the Chrome browser. You’ll need a Chrome extension for it, but this is certainly a welcome addition to Drive users looking for increased productivity from within. Check it out. “Browsers are pretty amazing things,” says product manager Rachel Barton. “Before, if you wanted to …

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Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0

Google announced that it has discovered a vulnerability (referred to as POODLE) in SSL version 3.0, the details of which can be found here. Bodo Möller of the Google Security Team found the issue along with fellow Googlers Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz. Makers of web browsers, including Google, are working on a fix. Möller writes: SSL 3.0 is nearly …

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Google Launches Hangouts Chrome App

Google announced the launch of a new Hangouts Chrome app for Chrome OS and Windows, which it calls a “simpler, faster way to use Hangouts on your computer alongside whatever else your’e doing.” The point is that it keeps your chats accessible without getting in the way while you’re working, browsing reddit, watching Netflix or whatever. “Your contact list and …

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Google Adds New Work Features To Chromebooks

In a push to get more businesses using Chromebooks, Google announced the launch of some new work-related features. These deal with identity, manageability, virtualization, and performance. There are now single sign-on and multiple sign-in options. The former lets you log in with the same credentials and identity provider you use in the rest of your organization, and uses the SAML …

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Google Admin iOS App Gets New Features

Google announced an update to its Admin app for iOS. As the company explains, “Google Admin let’s you manage your Google for Work account on-the-go. Add and manage users and groups, contact support, and view audit logs for your organization.” “This app is only for super administrators of Google for Work products, including Google Apps for Work, Education, Government, Google …

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You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks

Google has been hinting at merging Chrome OS and Android into one operating system in one way or another for years. It’s also suggested that it won’t do that. While the operating systems are hardly one now, Google has indeed taken another step in a somewhat similar direction by enabling Android app compatibility with Chrome OS. At Google I/O this …

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Chrome OS To Add Android File Transfer

Earlier this week, Google announced an update for the Chrome OS beta channel, which is just starting to get some notice in the the tech Blogosphere (thanks to Android Police) for one feature in particular. One of the highlights Google mentions in the blog post is MTP support in the Files app, which will let users plug in their Android …

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Google And Citrix Partner On Receiver For Chrome

Citrix and Google have been partners for the past three years, but announced a new partnership in the form of a receiver for Chrome and advanced features for Chromebook users. Citrix Receiver is client software that gives users access to XenDesktop and XenApp installations. Citrix Receiver for Chrome gives users direct integration to Chromebook-specific features. These include: the ability to …

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Effective Distribution On The Chrome Web Store

We’ve been sharing a few interesting sessions from Google I/O last month, as the company has been making them available on YouTube. Last week saw a slew of them uploaded, but Google just added a bunch more. Here, we looked at one about having an effective presence on Google Play. Now, here’s one for anyone that has developed or is …

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Google Gives Developers New Chrome App Audit Tool

Google announced the release of a new version of its Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool, which will let users audit apps or extensions to see what actions they’re performing. The tool was first launched last year without this functionality. It gives developers tools for debugging apps and extensions. “Extensions are a great way to enhance the browsing experience. However, …

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Google Tightens Security On Chrome For Windows

Google announced back in November that it would start requiring all Chrome extensions to be hosted in the Chrome Web Store for its Windows stable and beta channels (starting in January). Google announced today that it is now enforcing this. Extensions will only be able to be installed if they’re hosted on the Chrome Web Store. Previously installed extensions may …

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‘Ok, Google’ Now Available For All U.S. Chrome Users

Chrome users can now search Google by saying, “Ok, Google” from their desktop browser from the Google homepage or the new tab page. Make sure you have the latest update of the browser, and go to google.com to turn it on. Click the microphone icon, and you’ll be prompted to turn the functionality on. After that, get to the Ok …

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Shareaholic Browser Report: Safari Is On The Rise

Shareaholic has released its latest Browser Share Report, which indicates that Safari is creeping up in market share. The data comes from 250 million web users visiting over 200,000 publishers in Shareaholic’s network. Here’s how it shook out over the past eight months: “As someone responsible for a website, you should make it a point to know which the most …

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Microsoft Office 365 Personal Launches Today

In another bold move to increase its market-share and win back its customer base, Microsoft has released a new installment of its most famous Office product. Prior to today, Microsoft had limited its Office products to two categories – a $9.99 per month / $99.99 per year Office 365 Home Premium option and Office Online. Now, consumers are presented with …

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A Discussion About Chromebook Developer Mode

Google has released a new video about Chromebook Developer Mode. It’s part of the Google Developers Live series, and features Google Chromium evangelist Francois Beaufort talking about Developer Mode for Chrome OS, which is different than for Chrome itself. Image via YouTube

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Chrome Web Store Gets New Monetization Options

Since its inception, the Chrome Web Store has been a great place for developers to market and sell Chrome apps. The options available to developers were always a little slim though. Starting today, Google is fixing that. Google announced today that Chrome Web Store is getting new monetization options, including in-app payment support. These new options are in addition to …

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Google Voice Search Built Into Chrome Beta

At Google I/O last year, Google showed off conversational search on the desktop, including the now famous “OK Google” command. In November, this functionality became available via a Chrome extension. Now, the functionality is coming directly to Chrome. Google announced today that it’s part of the latest Chrome Beta release. It will be rolled out to English (U.S.) users on …

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