Chrome Gets New New Tab Page

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Google introduced some new changes to Chrome (at least new to the stable release).

First and foremost, Google has redesigned the New Tab page in a way the company thinks will make it easier for users to access and organize apps. This involves multiple screens and a new trash can. The video below illustrates:

Google also redesigned the Chrome Web Store.

"Apps and extensions are now presented in a wall of images that’s updated every time you visit the store," explains product manager Shannon Guymon. "We hope this will help you quickly scan the store and find interesting things to try out. In addition, apps and extensions are easier to install—just hover over an image on the grid and click 'Add to Chrome.'"

"Getting additional information about an app or an extension is just a click away," Guymon adds. "When you click on an app, extension or theme, you’ll see a panel featuring screenshots, videos and other relevant information neatly organized into separate tabs. The store also includes a brand new reviews interface that links to the Google+ profile of each reviewer. (To protect your privacy, we made sure to anonymize any reviews that you previously submitted.)"

Finally, there are some new apps in the store that Google is promoting, including: My Robot Nation, The Godfather: Five Families, Fieldrunners and a new eBay shopping app.

Chris Crum

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