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Doodles return to the tab page with Chrome 36 for Android

Chrome for Android will be updated to version 36 (36.0.1985.122) in the coming days. This release is notable for improving text rendering and more. When you see the update for Chrome for Android you'll be met with the following new features: Improved text rendering on non-mobile optimized...
Chrome for desktop updated with rich notification improvements

Chrome for desktop updated with rich notification improvements

The Chrome browser has been updated to version 36.0.1985.122 with a handful of notable features, plus a swath of 26 security fixes. Here's what's new. Rich Notifications Improvements An Updated Incognito / Guest NTP design The addition of a Browser crash recovery bubble Chrome App Launcher...
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Google will warn if a mobile site's lousy with Flash content

Google has announced it is adding a new feature to its search results that will indicate if a web page will have issues being viewed on certain mobile devices such as an Android smartphone or tablet. While the vast majority of web pages can be viewed in full on a modern mobile web browser like...
Acer C720 Chromebook

Acer refreshes C720 Chromebook with Intel Core i3, 32GB storage

Acer has announced an updated version to its popular C720 Chromebook, this time around with Intel's fourth generation Haswell Core i3 processor. Starting at $349, the updated model provides faster performance, more base storage and delivers more battery life than last year's C720 that were...
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Los Angeles schools to offer students hybrids and laptops instead of Apple iPads

Los Angeles officials are looking to Chromebooks, Microsoft's Windows 8 and other hardware to complement its iPad offering in the education sector. Students in Los Angeles have enjoyed the use of iPads to aid with not only their education, but also social lives too thanks to easily bypassing any...
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How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Whether you're giving someone a tutorial or just need to send off a quick picture, Chrome OS makes taking screenshots simple. There are plenty of reasons why you'd need to take a screenshot on any operating system, and Chrome OS is no different. Luckily Google has included comprehensive support...
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Google Hangouts video calls in Chrome won't require plugin anymore

All Chrome web browser users will be able to access video chats in Google Hangouts without the need to download a plugin, although it will take a little while for this feature to be fully implemented. The announcement was made today by Google software engineer Victoria Kirst, who stated:...
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Chrome OS and Android get cozy with multi-device integration, cross-platform apps

With Sundar Pichai heading up both Android and Chrome, it was only a matter of time before integration between the two platforms was expanded and today at Google I/O we've started to see just that. With new APIs available in Android L, your phone and your Chromebook can communicate together...
Material Design UI for mobile web

Google shows new Material Design UI for mobile web

At the Google I/O 2014 keynote presentation in San Francisco today, the company showed off a new mobile web UI that is based on its just revealed Material Design. Google's Avni Shah, the director of project management for Chrome, started her presentation with a quick mention that the mobile...
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Mystery screenshots may show the next version of ... something

A user at reddit stumbled across something cool earlier today, and it just might give a hint at what's to come in the next version of Android. The image you see was attached to a bug report from the fine folks who build Chromium. Apparently there is an issue with the code that causes windows...
Kick with Chrome

Kick with Chrome brings World Cup excitement to your browser

Google is releasing a trio of games to complement the World Cup, but this time the games aren't hitting any app store. Instead, Kick with Chrome, which includes Infinite Dribble, Space Kick, and Shootout, will be debuting as web apps for the Chrome browser. With this mini game experience, you can...
Tweetdeck services taken offline after rapidly-spreading exploit

TweetDeck services taken offline after rapidly-spreading exploit

Update: TweetDeck says they've "verified [their] security fix and have turned TweetDeck services back on for all users" and apologized for the inconvenience. Original story follows. If are a big user of TweetDeck, you might have noticed some issues with using those apps today. A security issue...
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Your Chromebook will now automatically upload photos to Google+ when you import them

An update to the Google+ Photos app on Chrome OS enables the app to automatically backup your photos to Google+ when you import them, even when the app isn't actively running. Previously you had to manually launch the Google+ Photos app to initiate an import when you connected a phone, USB drive...
Chrome Web Store lets you search for apps with Android counterparts

Chrome Web Store lets you search for apps with Android counterparts

As Google works to unify its Chrome and Android efforts, the Chrome Web Store will now let you filter searches to only apps with Android counterparts in the Play Store. The top bar of the Web Store homepage now has a selection for "For Android" alongside Runs Offline, By Google and Free. The...
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Intel's newly announced Core M processors will pave the way for thinner hardware

Intel today announced a new family of Core M (Broadwell) processors that will help make hardware even thinner. Tablets and 2-in-1 personal computers are already pretty darn thin, especially when you compare everything available in 2014 against what was on the market a few years ago. Intel has...
Samsung Chromebook 2 13-inch

Samsung Chromebook 2 (13-inch) hands-on and first impressions

Forget Samsung's previous Chromebook efforts, this is how it should've been doing things all along Following nearly a month delay, we finally have our hands on the brand new 13-inch Samsung Chromebook 2. Samsung is going for a premium look and price (at least among Chromebooks) with this model,...
AllCast for Chrome

Koush releases AllCast Receiver app for Chrome

AllCast has introduced a great new Chrome app to join their excellent media-beaming app on mobile. AllCast Receiver for Chrome allows users to share audio, video, and live mirroring from mobile to your Chrome browser on desktop and elsewhere. Though it's not ready yet, a sender is in the works...
Asus Chromebook C200

Asus offering both the 11.6-inch C200 and 13.3-inch C300 Chromebooks for $249

Asus' first Chromebook, the C200, is now up for pre-order on Amazon for $249. In addition to the 11.6-inch C200, Asus has a 13.3-inch model in the works, dubbed the C300, which will also reportedly be available for $249. That's right folks, Asus is offering both the 11.6-inch and the 13.3-inch...
Chrome extensions can now only be installed if they're from the Chrome Web Store in a move by Google to keep users safe.

Google blocks sideloading of Chrome extensions

To protect users from malicious attacks, Google has implemented a change to the Chrome browser so that extensions can now only be installed if they are downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. For end users, this means that you cannot download an extension from another source and try to install or...
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Chrome for Android updated with support for multi-windows, full screen video, and undo function for closed tabs

Chrome for Android has an update on the way. The new update is said to add "support for some multi-window devices," which sounds like a method to fully support devices with multi-window features — like the Note 3 and Galaxy S5 — without a second "helper" application involved. We've reached out to...

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