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Chrome’s Latest Easter Egg is an Offline T-Rex is Game On Its Network Error Page

Easter Eggs are not new to us Chromies. We have seen some interesting stuff in the past. The latest addition to this list is this cool game that the team has added to Chrome’s network error page.

This is currently available only on Chromium (and Canary) but when this lands in Chrome, you can play a game when your internet connection is down, right there on that error page. Just press the Tab key to start playing!

chrome news  Chromes Latest Easter Egg is an Offline T Rex is Game On Its Network Error Page

OMG Chrome reports: “Like other endless runner games the goal is simple: run as far as you can, for as long as you can, until you crash. You’ll need to keep mashing the space bar on your keyboard to help the T-Rex clear the conveyor belt of variously spaced, differently sized cacti”

Can’t wait to try this one! ( Yes, I am waiting for this to show up in the Dev channel that I run on my Chromebook. Too lazy to boot up my Windows PC these days!)

via François Beaufort

“Spots” Redesigns New Tab Page and Syncs Text Messages and More With Your Android Phone

There is a lot of things that Spots does. I couldn’t put all that in the title chrome news  Spots Redesigns New Tab Page and Syncs Text Messages and More With Your Android Phone So, read on to find out!

For starters, it redesigns your Chrome New Tab Page. The design is flat, bright and colorful. Plus, you have themes to choose from.

You still have your most visited websites, reduced to circles with the first two letters of their name, except for the most popular ones, like Facebook and Youtube. I am not sure why they went with this one instead of using the favicon of the website. Maybe it was too small for this use-case?

There is a recommended sites section, which puts some extra links ( maybe a couple of them were sponsored? I am not sure)

chrome news  Spots Redesigns New Tab Page and Syncs Text Messages and More With Your Android Phone

You can add additional sections and websites into these sections to place them conveniently next to your most visited websites.

chrome news  Spots Redesigns New Tab Page and Syncs Text Messages and More With Your Android Phone

There is a search, time and weather on the top row of the page, followed by your most recent contacts from the phone, if you have installed the app on your phone and synced it. (You can login using your Google account or Facebook account)

Your profile picture is listed on the top left corner, with a drop-down menu on hover, which gives you Settings and other links.

Real-time call and SMS sync, contacts sync and a lot more if you sync the extension with the Android app. I am yet to test most of the things, but give you an idea, here is a video:

Like it? Get it here.

Google Chrome for iOS Updated with iOS 8 Support

Google Chrome for iPhones and iPads have been updated with iOS 8 compatibility, bringing in a couple of new features.

Version 37.0.2062.60 of Chrome comes with the following changes according to the official change log:

  • Supports using 3rd party App Extensions to post and share content.
  • iOS 8 Compatibility.
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes.

The most important change here is the first one, support for sharing with other apps and extensions. This means you will have more flexibility sharing content with other applications that support this feature.

chrome news  Google Chrome for iOS Updated with iOS 8 Support

I’ve to wait for Pocket to update their app with this sharing feature. Sharing link from Chrome to Pocket is something that I do quite often.

Any other interesting use-cases guys? Like, printing may be?

via 9to5mac.com

Chrome Users Can Now Edit Saved Passwords

Here is a cool new feature coming to Google Chrome; editing saved usernames and passwords. This feature is currently available on Chromium nightly builds.

Just go to chrome://settings/passwords, click on the password you want to edit and click the “Overwrite”  says François Beaufort, explaining the new feature.

chrome news  Chrome Users Can Now Edit Saved Passwords

Save New Password from Settings Page

A bonus. You can add new user name and password combos from the Settings page now.

From the same screen as you edit saved passwords, you can now add new ones too. Enter the URL, username, password and click Done.

I assume this will show up in the next Dev update, and we will get try this on Beta and Stable channels a few weeks after that.

Stay tuned for more on this!

“Google Search by Image” From Your Screenshots With This Extension

Here is a fancy Chrome extension to kick-start your Monday morning. “Screenshot Search” lets you take a screenshot and upload that to Google Search By Image, instantly and do a search.

Here is how you use this extension:

  1. Print screen the area you want to search.
  2. Crop it.
  3. Press enter.

The image will be uploaded to a server where Google can find it then you will be redirected to Google search results page.

chrome news  Google Search by Image From Your Screenshots With This Extension

Notes: This extension was released very recently. Things may not work as expected. I did not have much time testing this, so please review before installing and using this extension. (And that applies to every extension I share here btw)

Install it from here.

A New Samsung Chromebook and Google Search for iOS with Chromecast Support #chromeweekender

Hi guys! Hope you all are having a good weekend. Things are pretty silent on the personal side, except the job hunt I kickstarted this week chrome news  A New Samsung Chromebook and Google Search for iOS with Chromecast Support #chromeweekender

chrome news  A New Samsung Chromebook and Google Search for iOS with Chromecast Support #chromeweekender

Now, here is this weekend’s list!

[Unofficial] Run Android Apps on Windows, Linux or Mac Using Chrome

It was just two days ago that we saw someone figuring out a way to install any Android app on Chrome OS. Now today, we have the same developer giving us a tool to install these apps on any computer with Windows, Linux or OSX.

The tool is a custom version of the Android Runtime extension, called ARChon. For converting applications into something Chrome compatible, you use the same tool that we discussed in the Chrome OS version.

chrome news  [Unofficial] Run Android Apps on Windows, Linux or Mac Using Chrome

Now to the notes of caution. First of all, this is VERY unofficial, and Google may not even like what you are doing.

This tool and the process are in the very early stages of development. Things may not work as expected or break things that are already working.

That being said, here is the official GitHub page for the app. If you have Chrome version 37 or above, give it a try at your own risk.

via OMG Chrome.

Chrome + Netflix HTML5 Player = Netflix on Linux! #chromeweekender

Hi Guys! I had hell of a week, travelling abroad for the first time, flying for the first time, and many other “first time” things. I met a bunch of awesome guys in London (Mike, Andrew, Thomas, hi!) and had loads of fun attending a meet up. Now you know why Chrome Story was rather silent for about a week chrome news  Chrome + Netflix HTML5 Player = Netflix on Linux! #chromeweekender

Anyways,  I am back, and it’s time for this week’s Chrome, Chromebook and Chromecast roundup!

chrome news  Chrome + Netflix HTML5 Player = Netflix on Linux! #chromeweekender

Google Releases Software Removal Tool to Fight Malware on Chrome

Adding to a pretty neat list of solutions that Google provide Chrome users on Windows to fight malware, the company has launched a malware removal tool in beta.

Simply named Software removal tool is a windows tool that works more like a portable app to scan Windows computers to look for creepy software that alter browser settings and add unwanted advertisements without users’ consent.

The tool looks for a specific list of malware that usually cause trouble. Hence, the process takes only seconds after you download. Users will be asked to do a reset of their Chrome settings to put everything back to default.

chrome news  Google Releases Software Removal Tool to Fight Malware on Chrome

This program is currently in beta. However, users can now download it from this page.

To know more about this tool, read the official help center article.

You Can Now Install Chrome Apps Without Signing Into Chrome

Google has removed one of the very few complaints I had about the browser. It now lets me install apps without signing in. I am a heavy Chromesync user, but I do not use that on my work PC for obvious reasons, but I wanted to have apps on it. (No, I didn’t want to use a separate account to sign in there)

Google Chrome 37 on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS has this feature added to it already. So, if you have a computer where you were not allowed to install apps, go ahead and give it a try now!

chrome news  You Can Now Install Chrome Apps Without Signing Into Chrome

The sync has its own benefits, but sometimes, you need to have Chrome on certain PCs without it too. This is now possible. So, thank you!

via François Beaufort