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“Merge Tabs And Apps” No Longer Default On Chrome for Android

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Chrome tabs appearing alongside apps in Android's recent apps menu was a celebrated feature for Chrome and Android. This feature is no longer enabled by default for new Chrome installs. Merged tabs were a cool feature to have. I liked the idea of browser tabs behaving like (or imitating) regular apps. After a while, it […] Read More

The Pixel C Challenge, Day 18: Gear, App, and Homescreen Tour

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This article is part of a 30 day Pixel C Challenge by  Chip Colandreo. Read all the articles from this series here. Pixel C Challenge. I'm about halfway through my 30-day commitment to use the Pixel C as my only laptop/desktop computing device. To my own surprise, I haven't cheated even once. My Chromebook Pixel has […] Read More

The Pixel C Challenge, Day 11: We Interrupt This Program To Bring You Android N

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This article is part of a 30 day Pixel C Challenge by  Chip Colandreo. Read all the articles from this series here. Pixel C Challenge. Wow. Just wow. Out of nowhere, Google decided to drop a nuke on the Android community this week with the release of the very first developer preview for Android N, the […] Read More

Google Chrome on Android N

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Android N Beta is here and it is exciting. I have it working on my Nexus 6 and for a beta release, it feels pretty solid. One of the first things I tried after installing Android N Beta? Google Chrome of course! There isn't anything N specific on Chrome yet. There are no rumors or […] Read More

The Pixel C Challenge, Day 7: Wherefore Art Thou Spellcheck?

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This article is part of a 30 day Pixel C Challenge by  Chip Colandreo. Read all the articles from this series here. Pixel C Challenge. Last week, I took a leap on Leap Day and shelved my Chromebook Pixel in favor of Google's new Android tablet-cum-laptop, the Pixel C. I promised to use no other laptop/desktop […] Read More

I’ll use the Pixel C full-time for 30 days so you don’t have to

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This article is part of a 30 day Pixel C Challenge by  Chip Colandreo. Read all the articles from this series here. Pixel C Challenge. In partnership with Chrome Story, this is the first in a series of posts about my experience working for a month with the Pixel C as my only computer. To date, […] Read More

Clearing Browsing Data on Chrome for Android Now Has Additional Options Like Desktop

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If you ever tried clearing your browsing data from your computer, you will be familiar with the list of options you get. You can clear the data from: The past hour The past day The past week The past 4 weeks The beginning of time If you are doing the same thing from Chrome for […] Read More

How to Get “Touch to Search” Back in Chrome for Android

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Remember "Touch to search", the fancy Chrome feature on Android that allowed us to long-press a word to search Google? Looks like that has disappeared for some reason. There is however a workaround to get it back. Here is how to get it back: Open chrome://flags in a tab. Find  for “Enable Contextual Search.” From the dropdown, […] Read More

Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome on Android

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Aka preparing Chrome for the Pixel C. Google is adding keyboard shortcuts to Chrome for Android. According to a new CL found on Chromium code, Alt+E, F10 and Backspace keyboard shortcuts are being added. Here is the commit log: Add some keyboard shortcuts to Chrome on Android This CL adds support of Alt+E, F10 and Backspace […] Read More

Google Brings “Safe Browsing” to Chrome for Android

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Safe Browsing, a desktop only security service from Google, is now available for Chrome users on Android. With version 46 of Chrome for Android, Google is bringing this to mobile users (Android for now). Ever seen a read page warning you about the site you are about to visit? That is Google's Safe Browsing service. Here […] Read More

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