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Google's 'Password Alert' Chrome extension helps protect your Google account from phishing attacks

Google's 'Password Alert' Chrome extension helps protect your Google account from phishing attacks

Google has released a Chrome extension called "Password Alert" that notifies you when a website is phishing for your Google account password. With the Password Alert Chrome extension installed, users entering their Google account password anywhere other than accounts.google.com will receive a...
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Chrome browser developer channel now available for Android

For those who like to live on the bleeding edge when it comes to software, Google has announced the Chrome developer channel for Android. It's a seperate install from Chrome (stable) or the Chrome beta channel, and can run along side both or either. Pretty much like the desktop version(s) of...
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The best Chromebooks, as of April 2015

They all run the same software, but there are big differences between these Chromebook models We've done our best to keep up with Chromebook coverage here at Android Central for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being that we use these machines every single day. We spend time with...
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Box cloud storage integration is coming to Chrome OS soon

Soon Google Drive won't be the only option for cloud storage on your Chromebook. Speaking at an enterprise-focused Chrome Live online event, Google announced that Box integration will soon be coming to Chrome OS. In a forthcoming release of Chrome OS users will be able to sign in and have access...
Chrome OS stable channel update brings Material Design touches, updated calculator app, more

Chrome OS stable channel update brings Material Design touches, updated calculator app, more

Google has announced an update to the stable channel for Chrome OS today that brings a number of notable changes, including a refreshed Files app. The update bumps Chrome OS up to version 42.0.2311.87, and in addition to bringing the Files app up-to-date with Material Design guidelines, the...
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Latest Chrome update for Android adds website update notifications and more

Google is now rolling out the latest version of its Chrome web browser for Android. It brings the version number to 42 and adds a way to be notified when websites are updated. The feature was first revealed by Google in March as part of the beta for Chrome 42. Website developers can use the new...
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Chrome 42 pushed to stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux

Chrome 42 brings a new push API, fixes and enhancements, and the answer to life, the universe and everything. Google has pushed the latest version of Chrome — version 42 — to the stable channel for users on Windows, OS X and Linux. Your browser should automatically pull the new version through...
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Why your next Chromebook should have a touch screen

A slew of Android apps are coming to Chrome, and they are all designed to be touched. The web isn't very touch-friendly. I've used a Chromebook Pixel as my primary laptop for years, and I can say with authority that websites and web apps are designed for a mouse and keyboard. That makes...
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Weekly poll results: The Chrome browser is king of the hill

Other great web browsers for Android exist, but most people seem to love Chrome. Last week we asked about web browsers. Specifically, which browser everyone was currently using. We were pretty sure the numbers would show that Google Chrome for Android has a pretty high following, but we didn't...
Google's ARC Welder helps Android developers bring their apps to Chrome

Google's ARC Welder app helps Android developers bring their apps to Chrome

Google released a new tool called ARC Welder today to help developers bring their Android apps over to Chrome OS and the Chrome browser. With the ARC Welder Chrome App, developers can easily run their app's APK file in Chrome OS and the Chrome browser to test compatibility and make tweaks before...
The best text editors for your Chromebook

The best text editors for your Chromebook

The best text editors for Chrome Your Chromebook is more than a browser. Chrome is a complete application platform, and crafty developers have built out the Chrome Store with apps that fill just about every requirement a modern laptop needs — including text editors. I write for a living....
Google announces four new Chromebooks under $249, aimed towards those on a budget

Google announces four new Chromebooks under $249, aimed towards those on a budget

Google has just announced four new additions to the Chromebook family, all of them priced under $249. The Chromebook lineup has again grown, this time with additions from Hisense, Haier, and two new Asus models, all priced under $250. Google's announcement included the ASUS Chromebook Flip,...
Chromebit is an entire Chrome OS computer in an HDMI stick

Google Chromebit packs an entire Chrome OS computer into an HDMI stick

If you've been looking for the easiest way to get Chrome OS onto your TV, Google's new Chromebit HDMI stick might be exactly what you need. Google has a new type of Chrome OS device, one that's designed to make it easier and more discreet than ever to hook up a TV. It's called Chromebit, and it'...
Dropbox on Chromebook

How to enable Dropbox integration into the file manager on your Chromebook

Yo dawg, we heard you liked cloud storage on your Chromebook so we put more cloud in your cloud. Well, we didn't do it of course, but Chrome developer Yoichiro Tanaka has found a way to integrate all of your Dropbox into the file manager app on your Chromebook. Or Chromebox. Or that crazy...
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The Chromebook Help app: Why you can safely give your parent a Chromebook

Chromebooks are supposed to be 'made for everyone', but that doesn't mean it doesn't take adjusting to. Just as there's some adjustment to using any new computer — even one with the same operating system — Chromebooks take a little fresh thinking and a little time to get the hang of for most...
Chrome scrolling is about to get much smoother thanks to a new API

Chrome scrolling is going to be smoother (eventually) thanks to a new API

It looks like scrolling is about be smoother in Chrome, as Google plans to integrate Microsoft's Pointer Events API into the browser. While there's no timeline for when the API will be implemented, the end result should be less jank when scrolling through a website in Chrome. The Chromium team...
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How the AC editors use (or don't use) their Chromebooks

The one where we ask ourselves if a Chromebook works for us. We're pretty bullish on Chromebooks around here. Even though they may not fit our lives quite right, we know that for plenty of folks a good, sturdy and inexpensive Chromebook is just the ticket for the things they need. We've...
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Five things you need to know about your new Chromebook

Getting started with a new Chromebook? Here's where to begin. So you just got a new Chromebook? Awesome! They make for a great little laptop, and are a favorite of many of us here at Android Central. We use them both for work and play (I'm writing this on one) because they are ultra-portable...
Multi accounts on Chromebook

How to use multiple accounts on your Chromebook

The little slogan for a Google Account is 'One Account, All of Google', but sometimes one account isn't enough to get you by. Some of us need personal accounts, joint accounts, professional accounts, work-controlled accounts... really, it's enough to make your head spin. And while Chrome OS...
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Latest Chrome Canary release utilizes next-gen HTTP/2 web standard

The latest build of the experimental Chrome Canary web browser, which early testers can download to see what's coming to Google's web browser, now supports the HTTP/2 web standard. This next-gen standard requires websites to be configured to use the improved tech (so you'll likely fail to notice...

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