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Back in June, Google shared the good news that the Chrome browser would soon be smart enough to "intelligently pause content that aren't central to the webpage" that you're visiting. It's a welcome change that should help to continue marginalizing the annoyance of Flash. Fortunately, that blessed...

August 28th 2015 at 3:28pm 0 Comments
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Let's face it: audio and video that automatically plays on a web page is pretty annoying. To help remedy the headache, a new feature in Google Chrome's Dev Channel won't play those items on tabs that you're not looking at. If you click a link for the latest Hunger Games trailer and bounce back to...

August 27th 2015 at 11:33am 0 Comments
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Google is adding a new feature for Chrome that will help bilingual folks and ex-pats a lot. Developer François Beaufort revealed that you can now spellcheck in multiple languages, even in the same document, without getting the dreaded squiggly red lines. That's a feature that the Android Sw...

August 21st 2015 at 12:21pm 0 Comments
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Buyers remorse can be a terrible thing as you always wonder if you'd have been better off picking the other device when stood in the aisle at Best Buy. Thankfully if you've got $7.99 lying around and kinda regret grabbing Amazon's Fire TV, then help is at hand thanks to YouMap. The app enables you...

August 12th 2015 at 8:16am 0 Comments
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Back at I/O, Google previewed a few new items in Chrome. More specifically, it detailed a tool called custom tabs. Basically, it'll allow app developers employ a pop-out browser window for link previews inside their apps instead of booting you elsewhere (see an example after the break). Those cust...

August 4th 2015 at 5:58pm 0 Comments
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Despite "Do Not Track" being a standard option on Firefox, Chrome and Safari (but not Microsoft Edge), many unscrupulous advertisers are still secretly tracking the browsing habits of internet users. That's why the Electronic Frontier Foundation has teamed with Adblock, Medium, Mixpanel and DuckDu...

August 4th 2015 at 12:45am 0 Comments
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Your iPhone just became a better remote control for the internet of things. Google has released Chrome 44 for iOS, which lets you see Physical Web devices (think smart parking meters and vending machines) in iOS' Today view -- you don't need to run specialized apps or open the browser just to see...

July 23rd 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Google has decided to expunge it's new Chrome bookmark manager in favor of the previous version, likely because users kind of hated it. With search, images and other fancy additions, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time. But the changes weren't very useful, and made bookmarking cluttere...

June 15th 2015 at 9:16am 0 Comments
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Arguably the biggest announcement to come out of Google I/O last week was the Now on Tap feature that lets you search within apps. Well, a new update for Chrome on Android dubbed "Tap to Search" looks like it could be pretty similar: it lets you search about a term on a web page for information wi...

June 5th 2015 at 5:37pm 0 Comments
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Few things are more annoying on the internet than auto-playing Flash ads, especially if it has audio. If you don't already have an ad-blocker installed, then you might want to consider getting the upcoming version of Chrome. Google has announced today that it's been working with Adobe to introduce...

June 5th 2015 at 12:57am 0 Comments
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Listen up, OSX users: with the new Hangouts update from Google you might actually want to use the official app rather than Adium. It consolidates your contacts on the left side of one window and puts your chats on the right as you'll see below. It's pretty simple and intuitive and is rocking Mount...

May 22nd 2015 at 4:20am 0 Comments
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Let's say you went all out for Rock Band 3 and bought a MIDI drum kit and the game's keyboard peripheral, haven't used them since, but hate to put that stuff on Craigslist. With the new Chrome update you can use 'em to make beautiful music in your web browser with the Web MIDI API. As VentureBeat...

May 20th 2015 at 5:33am 0 Comments