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Chromium team working on Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android

Todays large-screen Android devices can be a perfect remote viewer for your desktop, and it looks like a native app for Android to do it through Chrome is in the works. Using your Android phone or tablet as a gateway to your desktop is already possible with apps that use various remote viewing...
Pocket Chrome app

Pocket releases great new Chrome app

Keep up with your top stories from any device running Chrome Pocket (formerly known as Read It Later) has carved out quite a market for itself as a great bookmarking and reading service, and is expanding the number of clients available today with a new Chrome app. The new app is far more than...
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From the Forums: How to build a Chrome web app on a Chromebook

Making your own web apps for Chrome can be a fun and useful skill to have Our very own Jerry Hildenbrand is a big fan of Chrome OS, and as he has spent more time with his Chromebook he has learned a few things. One of those thing is how to make your own Chrome web apps from a Chromebook, where...
Chrome OS Files App

Chrome OS stable updated to version 28 with improvements to Files, notifications and Office Viewer

New notifications for several apps, full-screen 'Immersive Mode' and  Google has just released a large update to the stable channel of Chrome OS to version 28.0.1500.68, which includes lots of nifty features and purported performance improvements. First up are the user-facing features, which...
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Phone calls via Hangouts makes its triumphant return

Fear not telecommuters -- phone calls via Hangouts are coming in the next few days If you decided to take the plunge and move to Hangouts in your Gmail account or install the new Chrome extension, you might have noticed that the ability to initiate a phone call was missing. Unlike the Chat...
QuickOffice

Google brings Microsoft Office document editing to Chrome OS developer track

If you look back about a year ago, you'll be reminded that Google purchased the mobile office suite Quickoffice. We finally see the fruits of the purchase, but not exactly how everyone expected to see it. Using the Microsoft Office compatibility built into Quickoffice's document editing, users on...
Chromebook Pixel

Chromebook Pixel gets a Google+ photo app, brings instant upload and easy sharing

Google+ photo app makes it easy to share and manage your photo collection from your Chromebook Pixel Google has released a very nice little utility for the Chromebook Pixel today, aptly named Google+ Photos. The application, that we first saw glimpses of in February, allows photos to be uploaded...
Chrome

Google expands retail availability of Chromebooks to new store partners

Walmart and Staples in the U.S. to carry various Chromebook models With the somewhat quiet success of Chromebook sales through its original sales channels of Amazon and Best Buy continuing, Google announced today that it is expanding retail availability of the laptops to three times the number...
Chrome Canary for Mac

Notification Center settings in latest Chrome Canary for Mac

A way to shut off some of those Chrome Notification pop-ups finally lands on OSX Chrome Canary, the bleeding edge version of Chrome designed for ultra-early adopters, is a great platform to preview features that will be making their way into the Chrome stable channel some day. The Notification...
Chromium and iTunes

New APIs to allow Chrome to interact with your iTunes library

The users iTunes library is one of the default destinations for the new mediaGalleries API in Chrome The mediaGalleries API is what Chrome and Chrome OS use to access images, videos and audio that is stored locally on the device. This means your media can be treated the same way online media is...
AMD

AMD to support Android and Chrome OS says senior VP

Another traditional PC hardware icon finds the lure of mobile and market share irresistible, as AMD says they want to support Android and Chrome OS Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of global business units at AMD, in an interview at the Computex trade show in Taiwan has said...
Google Admin

Google releases 'Admin' app for managing enterprise, education and government accounts

Super administrators can now control every aspect of their user's accounts from a phone Google released its latest in-house app today, Google Admin, targeted at administrators of Google Apps accounts in business, education, government and other applications. Although it may not apply to the...
Google Now in Chrome.

Google Now style voice search now live in Chrome stable channel

Google Now voice search goes live in the latest Chrome desktop builds Ladies and gents, it's time to upgrade your Chrome browser. Google Now style voice search has just went live in the latest Chrome stable version for the desktop (Version 27.0.1453.93). As far as we can tell from playing around...
SWAG

The Chrome developers are ready to take it up a notch at Google I/O

What's in the boxes isn't nearly as important as what them being there means Look at that pallet of swag. Some people think it may be a pile of Chrome devices to give to attendees, others think it's T-shirts and some are guessing it's box after box of fancy pens. Alex is certain that it's "so...
Pixel Touch Drawing App

Doodle on your Pixel's touchscreen with this simple drawing app

The Touch Drawing App puts the touchscreen on your Pixel to use Googler and Chromium Evangelist François Beaufort has released a little Chrome app that gives you a chance to put your touchscreen to work. Aptly named Touch Drawing App, all it does is present a canvas which you can draw on with...
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Netflix now available on ARM Chromebooks via HTML5 player

HTML5 "Premium Video Extensions" to replace Silverlight, first implementations now available on Chrome OS Although relying on Silverlight as a video player had many advantages for Netflix, one of the unfortunate side effects was its inability to play on platforms that couldn't support the plugin...
Chrome

Google forks off WebKit to create new rendering engine 'Blink'; will power Chrome and Chrome OS

Initial work focuses on internal improvements and brings very little change for web developers Update: Chrome developer Alex Russell has an excellent read on this for those interested. On the Chromium blog, Google just announced that they have split off WebKit to create and further develop the...
Pixel

LTE model Chromebook Pixel to ship in early April

Google has updated the Play Store device page for the LTE-enabled Chromebook Pixel, and it tells us that orders should ship out by April 8. The upgraded model offers 64GB of internal storage, as well as 100MB of free Verizon LTE service per month, Users can contact Verizon for additional use, and...
Chromebooks

Samsung, HP, and Acer Chromebooks coming to 6 new countries starting today

Turns out Australia getting access to the Samsung, HP, and Acer Chromebooks was just the tip of the international iceberg, Starting from today (March 19) folks in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands will be able to purchase one of the three best-selling Chromebooks without knowing...
Acer C7 Chromebook

Chromebooks now available Down Under

Two very popular Chromebooks, the Acer C7 and Samsung Series 3, went on sale today in Australia. Interestingly enough, Google will not be selling them directly to consumers online through the Play Store. The only way to pick these bad boys up is through one of the two exclusive Chromebook...

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