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!
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!)
There is a lot of things that Spots does. I couldn’t put all that in the title 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)
You can add additional sections and websites into these sections to place them conveniently next to your most visited websites.
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:
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.
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?
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:
Print screen the area you want to search.
The image will be uploaded to a server where Google can find it then you will be redirected to Google search results page.
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)
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.
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
Anyways, I am back, and it’s time for this week’s Chrome, Chromebook and Chromecast roundup!
Dell Launches Chromecast Like Device: The Dell™ Cast offers a sleek, portable solution for getting the most out of your Dell Venue tablet. With the Dell Cast user interface you transform your Android tablet into your PC, Check email or work on documents, Stay organized with handy tiles and multiple browser windows.
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.
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!
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!