In late 2016, Google began the two-year process of sunsetting Chrome Apps on all platforms with the exception of Chrome OS. By early 2018, navigating to the Chrome Web Store on Windows, Mac or Linux would present users with only extensions to pick from as the “App” section had been completely removed. While we knew […]
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 do not consider myself a tab hoarder. On the desktop, I might keep a half dozen tabs running at a time. Occasionally, if I’m really digging into some research, you may find my Chromebox with a dozen or more pages open but that’s it. On my phone? Not a chance. I don’t know if […]
Google Play Movies is likely one of the most underutilized content management tools in and ever-growing arsenal of apps and services. With it, you can do a lot more than just access your movies and shows purchased from Google’s library of streaming media. You can also connect third-party platforms like Prime Video, Hulu and a […]
I saw an article just a day ago that caught my eye. The promise was simple: Chrome can now be controlled in a few ways with just your voice via the Google Assistant. I brushed it off at first, thinking this would be yet another ‘feature’ of the Google Assistant that I would honestly never […]
The big day is almost here and as many of us finish up last-minute shopping and preparations for Christmas, the Jolly Old Elf himself is packing up and preparing to make his annual trip around the globe. As in years past, Google once again brings us an inside look at the daily happenings around Santa’s […]
Another heavy-hitter has joined the growing list of streaming services that can be accessed and controlled using voice command with the Google Assistant. As spotted by Android Police’s Zach Laidlaw, an update is headed this way that will allow Hulu users to finally control their content on Chromecasts, Cast-enabled devices and smart displays by simply […]
Of all the parts of the Chrome OS experience that have been changed, overhauled, or updated, there is still one core system app that has been skipped over again and again: the media viewer. It is functional, but not accessible on its own and the overall look and feel of the app still feels like […]
One of the things I love about both Chrome and Chrome OS is the open-source development the platforms utilize to bring us updates. Part of that update and development process includes multiple installable, usable development channels that general users can mess around with if the mood hits them right.
Finally, in an effort that should have happened years ago, Google has finally re-added the ability to take notes and make lists via Google Assistant on your Google Home speakers, Nest speakers, Chromebooks, or phones. This is a feature I’ve long hoped would return and Google seems to finally have relented and brought it back […]
Chrome 79 for Android and Desktop arrived this week and with the updated, Google has added and enhanced a couple of features to keep your online browsing sessions a little more secure. The updates began rolling out on Tuesday and will be making their way to users over the next few days. Password Checkup
Just yesterday, Google made good on a promise from about a month ago when they announced that RCS Chat (the data-driven replacement for SMS text messages) would finally begin arriving on Android phones with or without carrier involvement. While I’m not sure exactly how this is happening, it seems the switch has been flipped and […]
For those of you who may not be familiar with the subject, Google’s Chrome OS that powers millions of Chromebooks is built on the Linux kernel. I’ll save you the long-winded explanation of what the Linux kernel is and how it works for two reasons. One, it would take all day. Two, I’m not a […]