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Google Chrome Retires Old ‘New Tab Page’ Option

The option to re-enable the old-look New Tab Page in Google Chrome was removed in the most recent update to the stable channel. As of Chrome 33, a redesigned landing page, which features smaller thumbnails, […]

21 February 2014

Never Miss an E-Mail Again With Gmail’s Desktop Notification Feature

I live in Gmail. I sort of have to if I want to keep up with contacts, vet the latest Chrome OS commits, follow up on bug reports, and ensure that a beady eye is kept on the handy tips you folks send in every day.

2 February 2014

Extension Defender Checks Your Chrome Addons for Adware

A new breed of extensions promising to 'protect' Chrome users from ad-infested add-ons are hitting the Chrome Store - but are they any good?

29 January 2014

Keep Accidentally Closing Chrome In OS X? This Built-In Feature Is There To Help

Fed up of accidentally quitting Chrome on OS X using the Cmd+Q shortcut? Mac builds of the browser offer a built-in 'exit guard' that is worth enabling.

28 January 2014
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Here’s How to Take A Screenshot on a Chromebook

Learn how to screenshot on a Chromebook using an easy-to-remember keyboard shortcut. We also show you how to take partial screenshots in this simple guide.

24 January 2014

Can’t Find ‘Windows 8 Mode’ in Google Chrome? Here’s Why

Can't find the option to launch Google Chrome in Windows 8 mode? There may be a reason for that...

20 January 2014

How To Access The Hidden Canary Mode On Chromebooks

Did you know that Chrome OS has a hidden Canary Channel setting? Until recently, neither did I.

28 December 2013

How to Easily Access Basic Gmail Mode in Chrome

Hands up if you noticed that Google removed the option to switch to the basic HTML version of Gmail? Few did. But if you ever need to access it here's how.

14 December 2013
A Parent's Guide to Supervised Users

Chromebooks for Kids: A Parent’s Guide to Setting Up Supervised Users

The world wide web can be a wild place, but with Chromebook's new Supervised Users feature parents can begin to fence in the playground.

9 December 2013

How To Open Google Chrome in Metro Mode on Windows 8

Wondering how to make Chrome open in Windows 8 mode? Worry ye not - we'll walk you through how to set it up, and change it back if you don't like it.

4 December 2013

Like The HP Chromebook 11 Wallpaper? Here’s Where to Download It

Like the colourful geometric wallpaper used in product shots of the HP Chromebook 11? The background is now available to download in high-resolution.

7 November 2013

Quickly Save Tab Sessions in Chrome Without Installing Extensions

Want to save tabs between Chrome sessions without the need to install extensions or sign up to syncing services? In this post I show you how how easy it is.

11 October 2013