In the near future, using Google’s Chrome web browser on a PC will become a lot more like using a Chromebook. That’s because the app launcher, which has been a core part of the Chromebook experience, is on its way to Windows. The launcher sits directly on the Windows taskbar, right next to the Start button (or hot corner, if you’re using Windows 8). Click on it, and up pops...
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I'm the first to admit that I am a big fan of Google's Chrome browser. Generally it's the best browser, except for font rendering on Windows, which is awful, but that's another story. This story is about an interesting new feature released yesterday as part of a Google Chrome update. The “Ask Google for suggestions” is a new spell checking feature, powered by the same...
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Anyone who says you can’t get real work done on a Web browser—or in a browser-based operating system, for that matter—hasn't seen some of the latest Chrome apps. Rising above glorified bookmarks, the cream of Google’s Chrome Web Store can stand toe-to-toe with desktop software. More are offering offline functionality, too. Coming soon: 'packaged apps' that look and act...
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The know-it-all Google Now app could make its way from mobile devices to Macs soon thanks to the implementation of the Chrome OS notification center in the Mac OS X version of Chromium. "Mac users will be happy to know that rich notifications are being implemented on Mac," said Chromium Evangelist François Beaufort in a Google+ post today. "It's still under heavy development...
(11 days ago)
Here at Google I/O, the company is discussing their Chrome web browser, and they’ve announced that the browser has reached 750 million active users, which is up from 450 million users last year, which is quite the increase. However, the company showed off how they’re working to evolve the Chrome browser in order to enjoy ...
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Google prepped developers on how to create rich, actionable notifications in Chrome for web apps back in February. Now, the supporting code is in the browser for Windows and Chrome OS devices. Is Google Now next?
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Now that I'm running Windows 8 for at least part of my workday (much to my chagrin), I'm doing my best to make it hospitable. And for me, the first step is installing Google Chrome, my preferred Web browser. So I dropped into Desktop, fired up Internet Explorer, downloaded and installed Chrome, and set it as my default browser. Then I ran it, signed into my Google account,...
(1 month and 5 days ago)
Google is invading the traditional desktop with a new feature for Chrome that lets you launch Web apps and Chrome standalone apps directly from the Windows taskbar without starting your browser. The new app launcher is ported from Google’s browser-in-a-box operating system, Chrome OS, and puts all your Chrome apps under one icon on your taskbar. The feature makes it even...
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Update: Google Now may be spreading its wings to iOS as well, if a now-yanked YouTube video is to be believed. The vid looks to be a low-res promotional spot for Google Now on the iPhone and iPad, though it may be a fraudulent flick or a never-was project.Exciting times are seemingly happening...well, now.Original article...The popular Google Now feature built into Android...
(2 months and 6 days ago)
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