More and more, security and privacy are becoming important factors for users looking to choose a web browser. While most major browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Edge will allow users to limit the amount of data that is shared and what traces are left from browsing, that isn’t the default behavior. For those wanting […]
There are multiple different channels that apps find themselves making their way onto your Chrome OS device. At one time it was via the Chrome Web Store. In that store, you can find dedicated Chrome OS apps alongside Extensions that expand the usability of Chrome. Now that Android has come on the scene, this section of the site will expand incredibly.
I just finished up a post a few minutes ago and as I logged in to Twitter to share it from the Chrome Unboxed account, I noticed something had changed. As a went to the ‘more’ menu to swap accounts (thanks to the handy new feature that allows quick account switching on the web) and […]
Back when times were simpler, Allo was our go-to chat platform here at Chrome Unboxed. We used it for personal and professional communication and Google Messages was our secondary app for those who weren’t aboard the Allo train. Then, our beloved chat app met an untimely demise at the hands of Google’s notoriously famous mannerisms […]
Linux apps bring a lot to the table for Chromebook users. The ability to have installable applications for which there isn’t a web-based alternative is huge and it could play an integral part in launching Chrome OS to a new level of usability and consumer popularity. Apart from the learning curve involved in navigating Linux […]
Google seems to be giving the Chrome Web Store some much-needed attention as of late. From cracking down on fraudulent charges to introducing a “safety check” for extensions, Chrome’s online shop has long needed some policing if it is to remain the go-to for Chrome users. For developers, Google has now implemented some tweaks to […]
The world as we know it looks a lot different than it did just a couple of weeks ago. As millions of students are now homeschooling and countless workers are telecommuting, more and more businesses are closing their doors as the government scrambles to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Google was one of […]
If you’re like many Americans, you’ve already started compiling a list of shows you want to catch up on and binge while practicing social distancing and self-induced isolation. That doesn’t mean you have cut yourself off from the outside world. Thanks to Netflix Party, you can now binge-watch remotely with friends and enjoy some idle […]
Now, for a bit of unsurprising news: Monday was the biggest day ever for video conferencing. And this isn’t by a small margin. Instead, according to Google’s Justin Uberti, Monday was on track to break the record by a large margin. As somewhat of an expert in web-based video communications, this is a pretty big […]
A couple weeks ago, in a reality that feels like it was months ago, I put out a quick piece on a new feature that Google Assistant now has on your phone that gives it the ability to read aloud basically anything on the internet. Not only does it read things, it does so with […]
Chrome extensions are like prescription drugs: you don’t want to use too many at one time! Here’s the secret that Chrome pros use to make managing extensions a little bit easier.
YouTube TV has been my primary way of consuming standard network television for as long as it has been in our area. For nearly 3 years I’ve enjoyed using it over and above any other TV service I’ve had in the past. The ability to basically carry my cable TV service in my pocket along […]
For millions of Americans, day-to-day life just took a U-turn and landed many in situations that no one could have expected, let alone prepared for. I’ll leave the political and medical rigamarole to other websites authors and instead, focus on make lemonade out of lemons. With countless kids now essentially telecommuting for school and us […]