Chrome’s New ‘Hosted App’ Window Controls Ready for Testing

Hosted Apps are about to get some natty new window control elements in Chrome and Chrome OS, including in-window connection info and basic navigation.

23 December 2014

‘Roboto’ Font Is Ready for Testing In Chrome OS

We recently reported that Google was planning to replace the system font used in Chrome OS with "Roboto". As of the latest dev update, it's ready for testing.

23 December 2014

‘Intel Easy Migration’ App Makes Moving Files to Chromebooks Simple

Intel has launched a new utility to help new (Intel-powered) Chromebook owners transfer fave files and settings from iOS, Android or Windows to Chrome OS.

22 December 2014

How to Enable Always On ‘Ok Google’ Voice Search in Chrome OS

Chrome OS dev adds support for always on 'Ok Google' voice search, letting you perform web searches, set reminders and more from any screen, app or website.

22 December 2014

Google Chromecast for iOS Gets a Material Design Makeover

The Google Chromecast app for iPhone and iPad has been given a Material Design makeover, weeks after the Android client received its visual revamp.

21 December 2014

Touchscreen HP Chromebook 14 G3 Goes on Sale in US for $440

Having teased it back in September, HP this week added a touchscreen variant to its third-generation 14-inch Chromebook lineup in the US, priced at $440.

21 December 2014

Google To Launch ‘Data Saver’ Extension for Desktop Chrome

A screenshot (inadvertently?) shared over on the Chrome bug tracker reveals that Google is working on a native data compression add-on for the Chrome browser called Data Saver'.

19 December 2014

The New Chrome App launcher: Hit Or Miss? [Poll]

A revamped app launcher experience rolled out to Chrome OS dev channel users last week, giving many of you reading us ample time to give it a critical once over.

19 December 2014

The 7 Best Chrome Apps of 2014

From professional-grade photography app Polarr to the organisational wizardry of Sunrise — here are our favourite Chrome Apps from the past 12 months.

18 December 2014

Karaoke Fave musiXmatch and Fitnet Workout Apps Add Chromecast Support

Another week, another wave of popular Android and iOS apps gain support for Chromecast. Among the latest is karaoke fave MusiXmatch and workout app Fitnet.

16 December 2014

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Chromebox

If you're thinking of buying a Chromebox this holiday season, whether as a gift for yourself or a treat for a loved one, let me say that I am not surprised.

16 December 2014

Chrome Web Store Streamlines Sidebar, Makes Finding Apps Easier

Google's designers have given the Chrome Web Store sidebar a rejig, consolidating many of the filters and categories to make finding apps easier.

16 December 2014