Tag Archive: Chrome


Google needs to build a Chrome tablet

Developers needs the right tool to get their products ready for the future of computing, and Google is the company that needs to build it.

Many people reading this will have paid at least a passing interest to Apple’s WWDC 2017 announcements. Among all the hyperbole and salesmanship in the keynote address there was one thing that became clear: the iPad is closer than ever to the only “computer” most of us need. Apple is serious about  [Read More…]

All about Chrome Notifications settings

Cut through the noise and see what’s important by setting up your Chromebook notifications.

Just like Windows or macOS, your Chromebook can get desktop notifications. These can come from web pages, extensions, and apps (including Android apps), and they all live down in the status area where your profile photo is. Managing them is easy once you know where to look!

How to manage global website notification settings Click the Notifications symbol inside the status area. That’s  [Read More…]

VR and AR experiences are coming soon to Chrome for Android

Developers can now enable virtual and augmented reality experiences to run inside your mobile browser.

It’s an issue I face constantly: the inability to download an app because there isn’t enough room on my 32GB Pixel XL. Thankfully, Google’s announced that developers can now run web-based virtual and augmented-reality experiences inside the Chrome browser, though it’s not clear if this includes full-size apps.

The announcement was made at Google I/O 2017 during the virtual and augmented reality session. It  [Read More…]

How to read websites in Chrome for Android with no data

Despite having connectivity pretty much everywhere we go, there are some times when the cellular signal just doesn’t reach far enough and WiFi isn’t available. For those exact times, Google has bundled a new feature into Chrome for Android that will allow you to download a webpage for offline viewing. Available via a long press […]

Chrome for Android makes it easier to download a web page and read it offline

Saving a local copy of a web article just got better in Chrome for Android.

Did you know you can long press on a link in Chrome for Android and you have the option to save it so you can read it offline? If you said no, it’s probably because it was one of those features nobody mentions and is mostly hidden. Google is changing that in the newest version of Chrome for Android.

Last year, we  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s new Chrome OS competitor

All the major announcements Microsoft made to take on the Chromebook, Chrome OS, and more!

Microsoft held a live event in New York City this morning to announce a slew of new products and options for the education market. The #MicrosoftEDU event was covered by our pals over at Windows Central, and here’s a rundown of the major announcements made!

New version of Windows 10

Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 S, a new edition of its current operating  [Read More…]

Ad-Blocking could be on the horizon for Google’s Chrome browser

The Wall Street Journal has reported on the possibility of Google introducing an ad-blocking feature for their Chrome browser for both mobile and desktop platforms. This is an interesting one as Google itself is predominately a form of advertising company and on top of that they already pay for the services of Adblock Plus enrolling onto […]

Google, an ad company, will soon block ‘bad ads’ in Chrome

Android’s native browser could block “bad ads” in a coming update and that’s good for everyone.

While ad-blockers may be the most popular extensions for Chrome on the desktop or your Chromebook, the Android app has been left out of the picture. That might be changing according to the Wall Street Journal.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in the mobile and desktop versions of its popular Chrome web browser, according to people familiar with  [Read More…]

All-new Google Earth brings storytelling feature and 3D views to Chrome and Android

Google Earth gets a new home.

You no longer have to download the desktop app or use a browser plug-in to access Google Earth. Just in time for Earth Day, Google has launched a redesigned Google Earth that’s accessible over the web and on Android. The redesign took over two years, and includes new features like Voyager, a series of interactive stories that let you explore interesting places from all over the world:

Start with Natural Treasures from  [Read More…]

How to customize your Chrome startup screen

How do I customize the Chrome startup screen?

Chrome is the Google browser that so many of us use to wander the internet. Setting up your startup page is a small bit of customization that could really save you time in the long run.

How to set Chrome so a new tab opens How to set Chrome so it opens the last pages you had open How to set Chrome so it opens sites How to set  [Read More…]