Chrome

Chromecast Offers hit UK, could be elsewhere soon

New Chromecast owners in the UK have something extra to be excited about, as Google is seeding special offers to them. For a limited (but undetermined) time, Chromecast owners who reside int he UK can visit Google’s Chromecast offers site and get £4.99 in Play Store credit.

Google may be looking to alter their Android app icons

Leaked images suggest Google’s Android app icons are in for a redesign. The alleged app icons, which you can see below, suggest Google wants to keep apps looking similar across platforms. From the web to your Android handset, apps may have a similar aesthetic moving forward.

Intel releases 64-bit KitKat Kernel, new Chromebook SoC

In China, Intel has revealed their 64-bit aspirations on two fronts. Their newest Braswell chipset is one that will likely find its way into many Chromebooks, while their 64-bit Kernel for KitKat suggests a more mobile approach. Though both are still a bit further out than we’d like to think, it does give a glimpse at things to come.

Chrome OS Dev update recognizes tethered devices

When tethering your WiFi capable devices to an Android smartphone, it’s usually to check email or other quick work. The last thing you want is for cumbersome tasks to draw you into a long tethering session, but Chromebooks sometimes do. With the latest Chrome OS Dev Channel update, though, that could change.

Chrome Remote Desktop arrives (in closed beta) for Android

We've already seen a few bits and pieces about a remote desktop app (from Google) coming available for Android users. This was something we saw earlier in the year, and at the time it was being referred to as Chromoting. Google wasn't offering any hints, and most of what was being seen came from bug reports and such. But it looks like that may soon be changing.

Five Chrome Extensions to keep you productive

We love our Android devices, but we’re not always using them. There comes a time when we use a proper computer, but we still want to easily use all the same apps we find on our Android device. With Chrome extensions, it’s possible to not miss a beat, whether on desktop or mobile. Today, we take a look at some extensions that can keep you organized and efficient.
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