Tag Archive: Chrome


Change your Android phone’s default browser to Chrome [How-To]

Most Android manufacturers usually bundle their phone or tables with their own web browsers. My Xiaomi Mi 4i has one and it’s super slow and frustrating to use. If you too are sick and tired of your phone automatically opening links from third-party apps in the stock browser, you should know there’s a simple way […]

Chrome Buyer’s Guide

You’ve decided on Chrome computer. Now you just have to choose which one fits your needs best.

Plenty of people have started to consider Chrome computers — whether that’s for a primary, secondary or travel machine — for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being price and simplicity. Chrome enables you to have a simple yet powerful computer that can be handed to anyone and used right away, without all of the headaches of  [Read More…]

How to block or allow pop-ups in Chrome

Pop-ups are an annoying business, especially on mobile. But if you’re using Chrome on your Android, there’s an easy way to block them from view. Just follow these simple steps: Turn pop-ups off 1.    Take your Android phone out and find the Chrome app and tap on it. 2.    Tap More 3.    Go to Settings […]

Google testing a new touch-oriented design on Chrome OS

Chrome OS is getting closer to being tablet-friendly!

Once upon a time, Chrome OS wasn’t the most touch-friendly system. There weren’t many touchscreen models of Chromebooks, and there was no real rush to fix how a system designed for a mouse and keyboard wasn’t really designed for touchscreen input.

Well, Chrome OS has come a long way since then, and now that touchscreen Chromebooks are becoming more and more popular, thanks in no small part to Android  [Read More…]

Dreams do come true: Chrome OS will soon have a native night mode

Your circadian rhythm thanks you.

Night owls, I understand your perspective. Night time is the right time to hunker down, light a few candles, and get into the zone with your Chromebook. But all that blue light shining in our faces is detrimental to our sleep health, which is why Chrome OS will soon have a native night mode.

By way of Android Police, there’s a Night Light feature that’s just entered the Canary channel, where new features get  [Read More…]

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…]