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  • CBS Launches “60 Minutes” Chrome Web App, Features Interview With Steve Jobs Biographer

    CBS Launches “60 Minutes” Chrome Web App, Features Interview With Steve Jobs Biographer

    In what I think is an interesting experiment, CBS this morning debuted a “60 Minutes” application that you can find in and launch from the Chrome Web Store (which just got a major facelift). Granted, “adding it to Chrome” doesn’t really do anything but take you to this page, which you can just open in Chrome just like you would any page, but the Web app does… Read More

  • Google Gives Chrome Web Store A Welcome New Lick Of Paint

    Google Gives Chrome Web Store A Welcome New Lick Of Paint

    Looks like Google this morning rolled out a brand new design for its Chrome Web Store, and it’s a major improvement. The updated Web app marketplace, first released in December 2010, is all about the software, now boasting large squares with attractive app visuals. Read More

  • Google Unleashes Native Client Into Chrome, Next-Gen Web Apps To Follow?

    Google Unleashes Native Client Into Chrome, Next-Gen Web Apps To Follow?

    For well over a year now, Google has been hyping up something called Native Client. It’s an open source technology that allows a web browser to run compiled native code. In other words, it’s a potential missing link between native apps and web apps. And now it’s finally getting baked into Chrome. As Google notes on their Chrome Blog blog today, the latest beta version of… Read More

  • Chrome Lion Full Screen Support Is Ready To Go In Canary, Both With Tabs And Without

    Chrome Lion Full Screen Support Is Ready To Go In Canary, Both With Tabs And Without

    Following up on our earlier coverage of Google’s Chrome browser for OS X Lion, it looks like development is moving along faster than expected. Specifically, swiping gesture support has already been fully implemented (in the right direction now too), and now a proper full screen mode has hit the Canary build of the browser as well. Shortly after Lion’s launch a few weeks ago, we… Read More

  • The Good: Chrome Gets OS X Lion Two-Finger Gestures! The Bad: They’re Backwards.

    The Good: Chrome Gets OS X Lion Two-Finger Gestures! The Bad: They’re Backwards.

    Considering that it hasn’t even been out a week yet, it shouldn’t be too surprising that many users and developers are still getting used to OS X Lion. This includes Google, makers of the popular Chrome web browser. While we previously noted that a version specifically tailored for Lion was in the works, Google said that it may take a little while. But an update today already… Read More

  • Google Getting Serious About Chrome Profiles, The Logged-In Experience

    Google Getting Serious About Chrome Profiles, The Logged-In Experience

    The meteoric rise of Google’s Chrome web browser has a side effect that I think a lot of people are missing. It gives Google, which wants to continue to be the center of the web in the face of a huge challenge by Facebook, the ultimate weapon. And while Google will never admit this, they don’t have to. We’re already seeing it. The latest builds of Chrome (version 14 in the… Read More

  • Chrome 13 Hits Beta, Google Touts "Print Preview" Feature. For Serious.

    Chrome 13 Hits Beta, Google Touts "Print Preview" Feature. For Serious.

    Google Chrome first launched on September 1, 2008. The very next day, someone filed a “bug” report on the Chromium project page stating the following: There is no option for a print preview. I think that this is needed so that you can see what the page will look like before wasting paper and toner. Read More

  • Why Isn't Google Chrome A Part Of Android?

    Why Isn't Google Chrome A Part Of Android?

    Over the past couple of years covering Google, there’s one seemingly simple question that comes up again and again, that Google just can’t seem to answer. Why isn’t Chrome a part of Android? Read the wrong way, that could seem like a deep question. But it almost never means “why isn’t Chrome OS simply merged with Android?” or the like. Most of the time… Read More

  • Initial Thoughts On The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

    Initial Thoughts On The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

    Google has finally made good on their promise to deliver Chrome OS to the world this summer. Or they will, on June 15 when the first Chromebooks are available. Considering that I’m potentially the perfect type of user for such a machine — that is, nearly everything I do these days is in the browser — I’ve been very interested in the OS/product development. Last week, I… Read More

  • The Future Of Chrome: Synced Tabs, Profiles, Native Client, And Chrome OS On ARM

    The Future Of Chrome: Synced Tabs, Profiles, Native Client, And Chrome OS On ARM

    Today at Google I/O there was a fireside chat with a number of Chrome team members. Their goal was simply to answer questions — both from the web and from the audience. Among those, there was a common theme: what’s next? One question asked each panelist what features they were most excited about going forward? Some answers were general — excitement about pushing HTML and CSS… Read More