Chrome OS is Separating “Gallery” from The Files App

After separating the Video player  from the Files app, the Chrome OS team is doing the same with the Gallery. The work for this has  just begun according to this commit. Gallery.app: Add manifest, assets, and empty place holders for new separated Gallery app. Currently the gallery app is integrated to Files.app. This is the [...]

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Samsung is Giving Away Free Pouches with Chromebook 2

Those to pre-ordered the Samsung Chromebook 2 received something cool (and free) from Samsung well before the actual Chromebooks. To fresh n up your memory, here is the list of goodies that Samsung has promised Chromebook 2 owners: The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series comes with a package of premium apps worth more than $100. It [...]

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Chrome for Android Gets Tab Close “Undo” and Chromecast Support

The latest update for Chrome on Android brings two major features to mobile Chromies. You can now reopen closed tabs with "undo" and also cast videos from open tabs. This is currently available on the beta channel of Chrome for Android. But no worries, you all are going to get these features in a couple [...]

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Chrome for Linux Replaces GTK with Homegrown Aura

On Linux, Chrome uses GTK.  GTK+, or the GIMP Toolkit, is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites. Today, the team removed the GTK+ port of Chrome, replacing it with Aura, Google's own project. Delete the [...]

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Lenovo Thinkpad 11e is the First Chromebook with Tablet Mode

I don't if you guys noticed. This is the first time that I am posting about this Yoga branded Chromebook from Lenovo, which promises different modes (tablet and tent etc). First there were some rumors, followed by semi official announcements and the like. But I did not believe that something like that was coming anytime [...]

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This Chrome Extension Will Alert If You Visit A Heartbleed Affected Website

Chromebleed is a Chrome extension that will come hand till the Heartbleed vulnerability is completely fixed throughout the web. It will display a warning if the webpage that you visit is affected by Heartbleed. Since this is related to a serious security issue, I will stick to the official description here: Many HTTPS-secured sites on [...]

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Is Google Planning to Give Free 1 TB Google Drive Storage for 3 Years With Each Chromebook?

Chris Corrice bought an Acer Chromebook the other day and got a surprise offer from Google. 1 TB of free Google Drive storage for 3 years. He posted a photo of the offer on Google Plus and the first thing I did was to check the date of that post, since this is April. 1 TB [...]

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This Theme Brings Window Transparency Back to Chromebooks

Chrome OS stable version 34 removes transparency from Chrome OS windows. And we were all busy trying to figure whether this was a feature or a bug. But looks like Kenny Strawn was busy putting together a Chrome theme that puts transparency back and bring peace of mind for all of us. Thank you buddy. So, if [...]

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There’s A Lot More Coming to Chromecast

Yes, there are a lot of Chromecast supported apps, and we know that there are many in the works. But I am talking about something else here. Google has plans of bringing a lot more to Chromecast. Read weather, user photos and more. May be even Google Now even though the latest leaks do not [...]

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Sync Clipboard for Chrome Syncs Text and Images Across Devices

Here is the latest Chrome app from François Beaufort. This time he has put together clipboard that uses the syncFileSystem API (among others) to sync text and images across devices. Yes, this extension syncs images too :) Sync Clipboard is a Clipboard for text and images that is shared across all your Chrome Desktop browsers thanks to [...]

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