Tag Archive: Chrome

Google tests ‘query tiles’ for Chrome on mobile

Query tiles could speed up searches for common terms.

What you need to know Google is testing query tiles in Chrome. Query tiles are little search chips on the home page of the browser, serving as search shortcuts for popular topics. Search app users may find that they already exist in some form on the Google Discover feed.

Google is testing query tiles in the canary and developer versions of the Chrome browser, a new feature that  [Read More…]

Get rid of the clutter by grouping your tabs in Google Chrome

Keep your tabs organized.

Google has decided to release a new feature to Chromebook owners and general Chrome users who have problems with too many tabs and the disorganization that comes with it. Tab Groups are created with a right-click, and then you can customize them with colors and even group naming. Those who like visual cues to see where work is being done, or to separate work from play will enjoy using this new feature.

How  [Read More…]

Chrome OS 83 debuts with improvements to Assistant, Virtual Desks and more

Google continues to improve its Chrome OS platform.

What you need to know Google has started updating Chromebooks to Chrome OS 83. The update adds improvements to Virtual Desks, Assistant, and Google for families. Chrome OS 83 is rolling out over the coming days.

Ahead of Android 11’s public beta debut next week, Google has released Chrome OS 83 to eligible Chromebooks. It’s not a large milestone update, but it does contain a few quality of life  [Read More…]

Should you install the Kaspersky Chrome extension?

Best answer: Yes, as long as you have a Kaspersky security solution, you should be using the extension. It provides additional information to keep you safe while browsing the web.

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Many people have become adept at identifying threats online, whether it’s a sketchy website or a suspicious  [Read More…]

Google begins rolling out tab groups in Chrome Beta

What you need to know Tab groups allow you to sort your tabs using custom names and color labels. Chrome Beta users can start using tab groups today. Google will include tab groups in the next stable build of Chrome, rolling out next week.

Google is making it easier to keep your Chrome tabs organized with its newly announced feature, tab groups. Available today in Chrome Beta, you can now categorize various tabs into separate tab groups, complete with custom  [Read More…]

Even with a shift in focus, Windows 10X still won’t beat Chrome OS

Microsoft apparently hasn’t learned that a billion Windows 10 customers don’t want a Windows-powered Chromebook clone.

Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer of Windows and devices Panos Panay had some important things to say recently. Of course, because the world is stuck at home those things were shared via a blog post instead of what would have been something with a little more pizzazz with people at hand, but the message still came through loud and clear: Microsoft is  [Read More…]

Google Duo group calls are coming to the web as a Chrome preview

They’re also adding a family mode with fun video effects and masks.

What you need to know Group calls will be coming to Duo on the web in the coming weeks, initially as a Chrome preview. A new family mode lets you draw and apply video filters in Duo calls. Those same filters and effects are coming to regular Duo calls as well.

Google rolled out web support for one-on-one calls through its Duo video calling service  [Read More…]

The latest Chrome Canary beta finally brings Live Caption to the desktop

The company is also working on enabling Live Caption for phone calls.

What you need to know Alongside expanding support for more Android devices, Google is also working to bring Live Caption to the desktop. The latest Chrome Canary release includes an experimental flag to turn the feature on. Live Caption automatically generates captions for any audio or video playing in the browser, even if subtitles aren’t explicitly provided with the source file.

One of the most  [Read More…]

Top 6 things Google needs to add to Chrome OS to compete with Windows

Chromebooks are only as good as their system, and Chrome OS could always use a few upgrades.

Chromebooks are great, lightweight computers that are great not just for kids, they’re great for more folks, whether you just want to browse Facebook or work full-time on one. A huge part of that success is that Chrome OS runs so well even on mid-range and budget hardware, allowing us to get a great experience out of a $ 300  [Read More…]

Chrome is getting a new, tabbed interface for automatic webpage translation

The new UI matches what’s found on iOS and Android.

What you need to know Google has modified the UI for its automatic webpage translations in Chrome, powered by Google Translate. The new design features a tabbed interface. It brings the desktop UI more in line with the current iOS and Android designs.

Google is making a slight change to the UI of the Google Translate widget you’ll see automatically translating webpages in a foreign language when  [Read More…]