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Chrome for Android 42: notifications site updates, add sites to homescreen

If Chrome for Android is your default mobile web browser and you frequent several websites often, this latest update to the app would make life easier for you. Version 42 of Google's browser brings a feature where you can opt to receive notifications when certain websites have updated their content. It also gives users the option to add certain websites to their homescreens, so they don't need to keep typing the url on the address bar.

Chrome Live event this April 23 will focus on Chrome for work

Sorry to burst your bubble but Chrome Live isn't what you think. It is not another Google-developed Chrome product to add to your already growing collection of Android- and Chrome-powered devices. It's a Google event happening online. Google just announced the first Chrome Live happening on April 23, an online event that will allow the search company to show off Chrome for Work. Since it's an online event, you can say this is one global affair.

Web Browser for Android TV works ala Chrome but not quite

Android TV is one platform that has yet to be the standard in smart TVs but it's exciting to think about the future of television. TV-watching (couch potatoing?)  has changed in the past decade, thanks to the introduction of the Internet, mobile apps, and the more hi-tech TV models. There are only a few Android TV devices in the market but the platform is what makes them more attractive to use. Apps are still limited though. You'd think a web browser would be easy to develop since Google already has Chrome but there's no official web browser app yet.

More Android apps ready for Chrome OS, porting now open to everyone

In case you didn't know yet, Android apps can now run on Chrome OS. However, you can't just download all apps you see on the Google Play Store because some porting still needs to be done. The first Android apps from Chrome OS were made available September last year and Google added seven more a few months later. This week, the Internet giant has added four more apps so this means there are now 28 Android apps ready to run on your Chromebook.

Chromebook gets cheaper, thanks to Haier and Hisense

People are asking if Chromebooks still matter. In the Android world, it's a 'yes' because the small laptops can run some Android apps. Chromebooks are now preferred in schools and small enterprises because they are affordable, portable, and very useful. For less than $300 or $200, you can get a Chromebook for all your mobile computing needs. They don't need to have high specs because the system does minimal performance. They don't need huge storage space because most programs are cloud-based.

ASUS intros Chromebit, a Chrome OS-powered HDMI stick

The smaller, the better. Computer nowadays don't need to be bulky. From heavy laptops, our mobile computers are smaller now than ever. We have netbooks, ultrabooks, and of course, Chromebooks. As for desktop computers, you don't need to get a CPU tower just to have a kick-ass system. You can either use your high-specced laptop, an all-in-one PC, or something as small as this: a Chromebit.

Chrome OS on Beta receives new launcher with Google Now

If you're testing out Chrome OS beta, you'd be happy to know that Google has added a new feature that is expected to speed things up: the Chrome Launcher 2.0. Launchers have been very useful on smartphones but it's only now that desktops can take advantage of them the same way in mobile devices. Launchers are not just simple shortcuts because they offer more information and easy access to apps you often use.

Chrome for Android updated, pull down to refresh feature added

Google's Chrome Team has just updated the Chrome app for Android. The mobile web browser has received a bit of changes that if you're not observant, you won't actually notice. The Internet giant updated the app last January and added updates in line with the Material Design elements and Android 5.0 Lollipop. This time, the development team added the "pull down to refresh" function on Chrome. It's something we've seen in other Google apps already but it's only now that Chrome for Android is getting the feature.

Acer upgrades Chromebox CXI with 4th-gen IntelCore i3 chip

August of last year, Acer launched the Chromebox CXI that supports TPM 1.2 and a small footprint. Half a year later, the Taiwanese company updates the CXI lineup by adding a model that runs the 4th-gen IntelCore i3 4030U dual-core processor and supports 4k and 2K displays. Chromebox is now easier to manage and deploy, thanks to the Google Management Console, a web-based console that lets anyone control a set of Chrome OS-powered computers.

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.
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