Google has been exploring Machine Learning to improve Google Chrome and Chrome OS. A new flag added to the Canary version of Chrome OS shows Google using ML to rank “suggested apps”. Rank suggested apps with ML Flag name: Rank suggested apps with ML Description: Use the aggregated ML model to rank the suggested apps. […]
Google Chrome automatically downloads the latest version and asks the users to restart the browser to complete the update. Chrome uses an up arrow icon in a green background to do this: This has changed in the latest Canary version of Chrome. As usual, you will see this in Stable version a few weeks from […]
Google is working on a shared clipboard that will let you copy text from one device and paste it on another one. Here is how this feature works. Enable Shared Clipboard (Flags and Canary for Now) I am currently using the Canary version of Chrome on desktop and phone. There are a couple of flags […]
Google Chrome now allows you to group tabs to manage them better. This article explains how to group tabs and how to manage tab groups in Google Chrome.
Google announced proactive Assistant recommendations in July 2018. A code commit that I spotted today suggests that this feature might be coming to Chrome OS as well.
Google has enabled Google Lens support on the Canary version of Chrome on Android. This article explains how to use this new feature. Enable Google Lens Support Google Lens support for Chrome is still work-in-progress. You can try this on the Canary version of Google Chrome. To enable this feature: Open chrome://flags#context-menu-search-with-google-lens in a new […]
Google Chrome might soon get a built-in QR code generator to share URLs. This will initially be a desktop-only feature. QR Code Generator Google Chrome already has extensions that let you create QR code for website addresses. However, according to a code change request that I spotted today, this might soon become an official feature. […]
Google Chrome is planning to implement “Badging API, a proposed Web Platform API allowing websites to apply badges (small status indicators) to pages or sets of pages on their origin”. This will add notification badges similar to Windows and iOS to apps and websites. Remember those notification badges on your phone or laptop?: Google Chrome […]
Google appears to be working on improving external storage management on Chromebooks, especially around Android apps. A recent code change added to the Chromium OS code base shows talks about giving Read/Write access to Android apps. External Storage List in Settings The changelog on the code commit takes clearly about what it intends to do: […]
Google recently added a new security feature to Chrome. “Password Leak Detection” or “Password Protection” which came as an official extension initially was added to Chrome as part of the browser’s password manager. What is Password Protection? Password Checkup extension was released as a tool to avoid users continuing to use compromised passwords without being […]