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How To Join the New Chromecast Preview Program (And Get New Features Early)

Google has launched a new Chromecast Preview Program, which lets you receive new Chromecast firmware before everyone else does!

13 September 2016
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You’ll Soon Be Able to Resize Images in the Chrome OS Photo Editor

The image viewer (come-editor) that’s included in Chrome OS is useful enough, right? That is until you want to resize an image. Chrome’s built-in image editor can’t handle anything that exotic. At least, not yet. Photo […]

13 September 2016
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Is Android Bloatware Coming to Chromebooks?

Google is looking to add support for pre-loaded OEM apps on new Chrome OS devices — does this mean the era of Chromebook bloatware?

31 August 2016

PIN Unlock Is Coming to Chrome OS

Google is making it easier to log back in to your Chromebooks with the addition of a new PIN Unlock feature, now in testing.

7 August 2016

Google Play Store Arrives on the ASUS Chromebook Flip

Access to the Google Play Store, and a world of Android Apps, has begun rolling out to the ASUS Chromebook Flip.

17 June 2016

F.lux for Chromebooks Just Got a Step Closer

Do you wish you were able to adjust the screen temperature on your Chromebook using an app like F.lux? If so, you may be in luck. Recent changes to the way Chrome OS works could finally allow app developers to […]

8 June 2016

Web Pages Will Soon Load Even Faster in Google Chrome

Brotli is Google's new HTTP compression format. It can reduce the size of web assets, which makes them transfer quicker. The net result: faster page loading.

20 January 2016

How To Enable Native Cast Support in Google Chrome

Google is to make it even easier to cast a tab from Chrome to a TV, with native, add-on free Chromecast available in the latest builds of the web browser.

17 January 2016
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Chrome Drops Notification Center from Windows, Mac and Linux

The Chrome notification centre — a pet hate of many — is to be removed from Chrome. Upcoming Windows, Mac and Linux versions of the browser will no longer include the feature Google has announced. Why?  Well, […]

14 October 2015

Chrome Will No Longer Autoplay Video in Background Tabs

The sudden jolt of panic caused by a background tab playing a video unexpectedly... Yeah, it's something most of us are familiar with. But Google's pressing pause on auto-play media.

30 August 2015

Google Chrome is Testing a ‘Material Design’ Toolbar

Google Chrome is edging closer to a full material design revamp with the arrival of a new flag in development builds.

17 August 2015

The Number of Chromebook Developers Is Growing Fast

The number of developers using Chromebooks to code is on the rise.

10 August 2015