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. […]
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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 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 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 is adding an exciting feature to Chrome’s Android version. Soon, you will be able to use Google Lens from your favorite mobile browser iself. Google Lens is an image recognition technology developed by Google, that uses AI and Neural networks to identify text and objects on photos. It works on photos that you have […]
According to a document spotted by Techdows, Google Chrome will soon remove the option to access FTP locations using the browser. According to the document that details the plan and the reasons behind this change the FTP feature is “sufficiently low” and moreover the browser does not support secure FTP or SFTP. Unencrypted FTP just […]
Google’s Password Checkup extension will soon be built into Chrome. This is a service that Google launched in February 2019 to notify users if they are still using passwords that were confirmed to be part of data breaches. When this extension is enabled, Chrome will check passwords that you use to log into websites are […]
The Chrome OS release notes that we discussed a few weeks ago is now live. An interesting thing to note here is that the release notes is a web page. You can access the release notes here. I was expecting a bit more detailed list features. The list that is available now talks about the […]