Evernote, Chrome Beta, Falcon Pro, and DashClock All Receive Updates

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The day was filled with app updates for some of our favorite apps, with the biggest probably coming from Evernote. The popular note-taking app received its “most requested feature of all time,” Reminders. Users can finally add reminders to notes, set alarms, and pin notes to the top of note lists, so that their lives can either feel complete or on the verge of becoming complete at all times. The Evernote update also improved copy and paste, corrected photo orders, improved shortcuts, and improved Japanese support.  (more…)

Chrome Beta Update Introduces Fullscreen Browsing, Simpler Searches

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Chrome beta for Android received an update today that introduced two minor features that actually change the user experience in a semi-major way. For one, as you scroll down web pages, the toolbar will disappear so that you get a fullscreen view. All you need to do is swipe back up ever-so-slightly and it will then reappear, so that you can type in a new search query, change tabs, etc. Second, the omnibox (search box) now holds onto your search queries after you press “enter.” So when search results appear, you can quickly edit or add-on to search queries much easier. Previously, your search queries would show up in the Google Search box of the actual Google website – now they stay in the omnibox.

The rest of the new features and known issues are below.  (more…)

New Chrome Beta for Android Brings Saved Passwords and Autofill to Mobile

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In the newest build of Chrome Beta for Android that was released this afternoon, we finally get password and autofill syncing on mobile. Both are features that have been carried across desktops for some time, but continued to be highly requested for smartphones and tablets, as they eliminate tedious form filling and a need to use your memory. Today is a great day, especially for those of us that have grown tired of re-typing things on mobile that have become automatic on desktops.

We should point out that in order to test out syncing passwords, you’ll need to run the latest Chrome Beta for desktops as well. The feature will roll out in the coming days, so don’t get frustrated if you aren’t seeing it right away.

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Via:  Google Chrome Blog

Chrome Beta for Android Adds Support for Experimental Features

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If tinkering in Chrome is something that warms your pants, then be sure to install the latest version of Chrome Beta for Android, as it added support for “chrome://flags” and its experimental features. In this section, you’ll see a number of items listed, some of which work in Android, others that are desktop specific. Things like disabling deferred 2D canvas, adding an FPS counter, and WebGL are some of your choices.

To access this new section, simply type in “chrome://flags” in the address bar of Chrome Beta.

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Via:  Chrome Releases

Chrome Beta Receives First Update – Fixes and Introduces a Number of Bugs

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After hitting the Google Play store last week with a laundry list of bugs, we were eagerly anticipating the first update to Chrome Beta on Android. That update is now live and certainly fixes a bunch of bugs. As with any beta, though, it introduces another list of issues.

Jump through to see the entire list of fixes and new issues. Hit up the direct play link to install the beta.  (more…)

Google Introduces New Chrome Beta Program to Help With Issues and to Test New Features

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Google Chrome came out of “beta” back in June, as it had become a stable enough product. But since Google is continuing to create new features for it, they still need a platform to be able to test, similarly to what they do with Chrome for desktops. So today, they introduced Chrome Beta, again, as a way to get new features in your hands and to fix issues much faster.

In the release notes, they mention that this build brings a “slew of updates and improvements” over the stable channel build that you are already running, however, they didn’t provide any specifics. They did go ahead and tell you what’s broken, though, more than likely to keep down the complaints.  (more…)