Tagged with: Chrome

Microsoft’s Holiday Goal: Conquer Google’s Chromebooks

Microsoft’s Holiday Goal: Conquer Google’s Chromebooks

Microsoft is aiming straight for Google’s Chromebooks this holiday season. At the company’s partner conference today, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed that HP is planning to release a $199 laptop running Windows for the holidays. Turner didn’t provide specifications for HP’s "Stream" device, but he did detail ...

Google Play for Education is Now Available on Chromebooks

Google Play for Education is Now Available on Chromebooks

Last November, Google launched Google Play for Education, a portal for teachers and schools to more easily buy Android apps, books and educational YouTube video, and distribute them to their students. At the time, the program was solely focused on tablets, but starting Thursday, the team also launched support for ...

Google Unveils ‘Material Design’, A New Android Design Language

Google Unveils ‘Material Design’, A New Android Design Language

Google has just revealed a new design language for Android, Chrome OS, and the web. The new look — which was first previewed in a Google+ app update last month — includes splashes of color, refreshed iconography, typography, and a more consistent interface hierarchy. The entire interface is based on what Google calls a ...

Google Launches 64-Bit Chrome: Safer, Faster, More Stable

Google Launches 64-Bit Chrome: Safer, Faster, More Stable

Google has released test versions of its Chrome browser for PCs with 64-bit chips, a move that will improve performance, security, and stability. The mainstream stable version of Chrome and its beta precursor haven't yet made the change, but Google offers a 64-bit installer for the very rough Canary and more polished Dev ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 29, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 29, 2014

If you’ve been dying to make Google searches with your voice, you’re in luck – Google has rolled out hands-free search to every version of Chrome. The feature was previously available for beta testers or as part of third-party extensions, but came with additional bugs that hadn’t been worked out yet. But now the ...

Google Chrome for Windows No Longer Allows Third-Party Extensions

Google Chrome for Windows No Longer Allows Third-Party Extensions

This has been a long time coming, but starting Tuesday, Chrome users on Windows will only be able to install extensions from Google’s own Chrome Web Store. Google argues that this is meant to keep malicious extensions — which are often installed from third-party sites — in check. Users who have already installed ...

Google Chrome’s ‘OK Google’ Feature Rolled Out to All Users

Google Chrome’s ‘OK Google’ Feature Rolled Out to All Users

If you wanted to enjoy hands-free Google searching from your desktop, your only option was to install an extension or become an early tester. The downside was that you'd have to accept some additional bugs might come your way. No more -- Google has rolled out a Chrome update that integrates the company's now iconic "OK ...

How to Speed Up Google Chrome on Your Android Device

How to Speed Up Google Chrome on Your Android Device

If Chrome on your Android device is acting sluggish, stuttering as you scroll down pages, you don’t have to just twiddle your thumbs in silent frustration. By changing how much memory is allocated to the app, you can speed things right back up. As Reddit user erythrocytes64 explains, simply open a new Chrome tab and type ...

‘Spell Up’ in Chrome Uses Voice Recognition and Gaming to Improve Your English

‘Spell Up’ in Chrome Uses Voice Recognition and Gaming to Improve Your English

No stranger to rolling out services in extended beta and temporary projects, Google on Tuesday unveiled its latest “experiment” for Chrome: Spell Up, a browser-based game that uses voice recognition and speech synthesis to help people learn to spell English better. Users can start at any level they want and the point is ...

Report: Google Chrome’s Heartbleed Protection is ‘Completely Broken’

Report: Google Chrome’s Heartbleed Protection is ‘Completely Broken’

Google engineer Adam Langley published a blog post taking issue with the GRC characterization that Chrome's CRLSet is "completely broken." In the post, Langley said he has always been clear that the measure isn't perfect, but in any event, it's more effective than the revocation checks on by default in other browsers. "And ...