Get yourself ready for some action – Google is sending out press invites to a July 24 event in San Francisco with Sundar Pichai (Chrome and Android boss) as the host. No topics were mentioned in the invite, but with so many Android rumors floating about, we’d be surprised if our favorite mobile OS wasn’t the topic. (more…)
An update hit the Chrome Beta app for Android today, bringing a few features, two of which are happily welcomed. Firstly, Google lists that the Beta will now have faster page loads, something which no one would argue against. Secondly, support for WebRTC has been added, which is a platform for users to enable “real-time communications” via the mobile web. (more…)
Back in May, Google Chrome Beta for Android updated to include the ability to take advantage of Google Translate on web pages not in your native tongue. Today, the stable version of Chrome received a similar update, along with fullscreen browsing on tablets and a new user interface for right-to-left languages.
The update – as usual these days – appears to be staged, so you may or may not be able to download it from the Play store at this time.
- Fullscreen on tablets – Scroll to hide the toolbar
- Google Translate – Look for translation bar when reading web pages in other languages
- New user interface for right-to-left (RTL) languages, including Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew
Google announced today that they will be expanding the current shopping options for potential Chromebook buyers. Currently, the web-based laptops are sold in a few retail stores such as Best Buy and online retailers like Amazon, but in the coming months, you can start finding Chromebooks in certain Walmart, Staples, Frys Electronics and OfficeMax locations. (more…)
If you and your friends are using the Chrome web browser from Google, then you can both be enjoying some Cube Slam, a Chrome Experiement that brings face-to-face action right to your desktop. The game itself is pretty much like pong, except there are occasional obstacles, as well as power ups through the back and forth gameplay. (more…)
The week leading up to Google I/O, we received a tip that mentioned the possibility of Google announcing a product called Chromekey. At the time, we thought this was going to be an HDMI-style dongle that could plug in to any monitor or TV in order to make Chrome OS accessible on any screen at a low price point. While we still believe there is an HDMI-style dongle in the works called Chromekey, new information points towards it being more of a receiver, that can interact with your smartphone, tablet, or computer to extend not only a Chrome experience, but also streaming video and other content to your TV.
Let’s talk about what we think we know. (more…)
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…)
After a long weekend, we figured your brains were mush like ours and could use something to occupy them while at work. The new Chrome Experiment called “Roll It” should do just that, especially if you are sitting in front of a computer with your smartphone handy. It’s like Skee Ball, with multiplayer action, power-ups (Atom, Fireball, and Hover ball), and a number of different levels with increased difficulty. The game itself takes some getting used to, as you have to tilt your phone, choose angles to shoot, and get just the right amount of oomph behind each shot.