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Android debuts beta channel to test new WebView

How do apps show HTML content when they need to refer or point to a website? We’re glad you asked! That capability in Android belongs a feature called WebView. By the name alone, it allows apps to show HTML content from websites. To test and generate feedback for the newest version of WebView in Android 5.0, Android Dev has come up a new beta channel.

Smart Lock allows Android to unlock your Chromebook

We've featured something similar but the Smart Lock for Chrome is an official one from Google. This special unlocking feature works on a Chromebook with just an Android phone or tablet nearby. Simply sign in to unlock Chromebook without having to click anything on the keyboard or entering a passcode. All you need to do is access your Android phone.

WhatsApp now available on desktop but only on Chrome (for now)

There are times that some intense conversations are better had with you typing away on your desktop keyboard rather than swiping away on your virtual one. Or there are also times when you can't use your mobile phone but need to keep a conversation going. If you have a WhatsApp account and Google Chrome on your desktop, that's now possible as the messaging service is now available on the Web.

Streamus extension brings YouTube Music to Chrome

YouTube is great for one for reason and one reason only - hosting a massive amount of videos. Late last year, YouTube launched its music platform which offered subscribers unlimited amounts of music for $7.99 per month. Streamus is the new Chrome extension which gives you the freedom to stream music without having to pay. Search your favorite songs, create playlists, and play songs all day - without ever accessing YouTube directly.

Google updates Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Chrome for Android

Some important updates coming to the most useful Google apps for Android: Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Chrome 40 have just been updated. Expect more features and a few changes on the apps that are widely used today. The updates for Google Docs and the Chrome web browser will bring more convenience to the users especially when mobile. The Sheets, Slides, and Docs have gotten more editing tools so you don't just view your files on your phone or tablet. You can also edit and have some work done whenever and wherever.

Google to pull out Chrome to Mobile extension starting February

Bad news for those who frequently use the "Print to my Phone" feature on Chrome web browser: Google is pulling out the Chrome to Mobile browser extension from Google Cloud Print starting next month. By early February, you will not be able to "print" directly to the phone or send web content from a computer to a mobile device. Instead of the Chrome extension, you are requested to use the tab sync now.

Chromebook Remote app released to control your Chrome OS device from afar

Google has introduced a new app which lets you control and access your Chromebook or Chromebox remotely from several other different platforms. While the Chrome Remote Desktop app allows you to remotely access another computer through your Chrome browser or Chromebook, the Google Chromebook Remote app gives you just the opposite - access to your Chromebook from a different computer. Although there might be some lag, these two pieces of software effectively connect every desktop computer you might have in your home and in any remote location.

Google Cast for audio announced

No doubt Chromecast became one of the most in demand streaming media devices in the the market today. From the US, Google has brought it to more countries around the globe. The Internet giant made Chromecast now ready in 27 countries and with more to be added this year. As proof, per device usage of the Chromecast increased by 60% compared to than when it first launched. Thanks to the new features and apps that have been added to the streaming media stick during the past year.
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