The Chrome OS team continues to bring new features to Chromebooks that allow users to move seamlessly between their desktop and mobile devices. First, it was “Better Together” which evolved into what is now Connected Devices. The feature, now in Stable, gives users a way to sync their phones with Chrome OS. Then, they can […]
It probably goes without saying that we here at Chrome Unboxed are genuinely pumped about Stadia – Google’s cloud streaming game service coming later this year. Up to this point, details have been scant on pricing, available games, and a launch date, but it looks like all that is about to change on Thursday.
Mark this one down as super-experimental but insanely cool, too. Chrome (and by extension, Chrome OS and Chromebooks) is always in development, always moving forward, and always up to new tricks that we never really thought possible with the web platform. With the nature of the open-source Chromium project, however, all it takes is a […]
The picture-in-picture (PIP from here forward) has come a long way in Chrome in the past year. From an idea that started back in May of 2018 to the solid, reliable functionality we have now, the development of PIP has been fun to watch and has become a go-to perk I use way more often […]
Google I/O is, by it’s nature, a broad and vast conference covering massive amounts of information. When you step back and look at the numerous sessions, keynotes, chats, and sandboxes, it becomes almost overwhelming to try and parse all the data on offer into coherent thoughts.
For some, the word Flutter doesn’t mean much. Flutter is, at a zoomed-out level, Google’s “portable UI toolkit for building beautiful, native applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.” Up to this point, Flutter has been used primarily as a way for developers to build apps for both Android and iOS using […]
As Google I/O continues marching forward, we’re watching session after session to find nuggets of new features coming to Chrome and Chrome OS. One of those new features coming soon is a new way users will be notified when a PWA (progressive web app) is available from any given URL.
For Chrome OS and Chromebooks users, background updates are nothing new. We are all used to our devices downloading, installing and implementing updates in the background with little to no interuption to the user. Only upon completion of the update are users made aware of the fact that a new, fresh update is ready to […]
Picture-in-picture (PIP) is one of those features that is more useful than you initially think and is dead-simple to use on Chromebooks. While watching a video on multiple different services, you can simply pop out the video player and place it anywhere on your screen and it stays on top of all your other content.
If you’ve been a Chrome user on any platform for any amount of time, you know how quickly those Chrome Extensions can start to add up in the space to the right of your URL bar, slowly but surely encroaching on your URL bar’s horizontal real estate. Sure, you can hide those extensions pretty easily, […]
As it currently stands, there are limited ways to call on the Google Assistant. With your voice or click of a button, you can pull up the Assistant on lots of different hardware. Google has even been seen working to bring the Assistant to Chrome on all platforms, so that would further increase the places […]
There are plenty of users who leverage Chrome’s Incognito mode on a daily basis, but for many people, Incognito Mode isn’t nearly as secure or private as you would think. As a matter of fact, lots of websites can still leverage cookies while you are on the site and track you as long as the […]