Tag Archive: Chrome


How to Run Android apps in your Chrome browser on any PC

Want to run Android apps on your laptop or desktop, but you don’t have a Chromebook? Don’t worry, you can still do it. You might not know this, but Chrome has a tool that lets you test out Android apps in-browser.

Certainly, it makes sense to put some Android apps on your laptop. We’re talking about those that have no web equivalent like Snapchat or Evernote. Not to mention games. Any app that’s frustrating to use on a smaller screen,  [Read More…]

Google’s Chrome browser gets a new look and features as it turns 10

Google’s Chrome browser turned 10 over the weekend and to mark the event, the developer team has announced a big update that brings a new look and a few other improvements.

Chrome usually gets updated every six weeks, but on the browser’s 10th birthday, Google is going the extra mile in the enhancement department.

The new update will be coming your way today and will be visible on all platforms including desktop, Android and iOS. Here’s what you can expect.

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Google is growing Chrome OS the right way

Chrome OS started as a simple, nimble operating system — and it still is, even if you can do more with it.

When the first Chromebook — the CR 48 was shown off, Chrome OS was criticized for not being able to do much. By essentially being a web browser, popular Windows programs wouldn’t be available for users to download and run. Since then, that simplicity has become Chrome OS’s main appeal: schools, enterprises, and people that  [Read More…]

How to send links from your phone to Chrome for Daydream

You don’t have mess with the virtual keyboard to get to your favorite sites.

While Google Daydream has plenty of great games and other apps available for your virtual media consumption, browsing the web has been… trickier. If you wanted to browse Google Chrome on your Daydream headset, you’d have to open the web page on your phone, place your phone in the VR headset, and get the headset closed without accidentally hitting a navigation button. With  [Read More…]

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review: Not quite Android, not quite Chrome OS

Not like this, Google. Not like this…

Ever since the first time we saw a virtual keyboard in Chrome OS code a couple of years ago, I’ve been waiting patiently for a Chromebook tablet. Not a Chromebook convertible where I can fold the keyboard back, but a tablet running Chrome OS with no keyboard at all unless I wanted one attached. As Android apps started coming to Chrome this seemed inevitable, and now thanks to Acer we  [Read More…]

This simple Chrome extension makes new tabs gorgeous

Google’s backdrops are great, but Apple’s Aerials are awesome.

We’ve talked about how easy it is to bring Apple TV’s excellent Aerial screensavers to Android TV. It’s also possible to use them as your Mac background. And for everyone else — especially those of the chromeOS variety — it’s also possible to use them as what you see when you fire up a new tab in the world’s best browser.

Here’s how to do it:

Install this Chrome extension.  [Read More…]

Google Chrome is now available in VR with Daydream

You can use it on the Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo.

Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform has a lot going for it, and starting today, it’s getting a big upgrade with support for an official Chrome web browser.

All of the features you know and love from Chrome on your computer and phone are available with its Daydream port, including voice search, any bookmarks you’ve saved, and an Incognito Mode for private browsing.

In addition to  [Read More…]

Best Chrome apps to use with a stylus pen

Whether your doodling or writing up notes, the right app can make your pen experience so much better.

While styli are fun for doodling, there are also some serious productivity cases for using a pen on your gadget. You can draw diagrams, write out phone numbers, or just jot down a note, which may be faster or easier with a pen than it would with a keyboard. While not every Chromebook includes a pen or digitizer, there  [Read More…]

The first Chrome OS tablet goes on sale

Update: The industry’s first Chrome OS finally went on sale, months after being announced. Interested parties can grab it from Newegg in exchange for $ 329.99.

Or you can purchase it from Insight ($ 353.99), Connection ($ 337.48) and Amazon ($ 347.81).

Original Story:

Tablets running Chrome OS have been rumored for years, and finally this week Google and its partner Acer announced the first Chrome OS tablet. It’s called the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, which is a bit confusing  [Read More…]

Top 5 features Chrome OS is missing

These are niche, but they’d be appreciated.

Chrome OS already handles the basics of a desktop and laptop operating system down. So much so, that unless you need a specific application that’s only on macOS or Windows, you can happily use a Chromebook as your only device. It’ll be fast, it’ll be secure and it will only get better over time.

But that’s not to say Chrome OS still doesn’t have room to grow. It’s making Linux  [Read More…]