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Chrome web apps may behave like native software at times, but they still require some form of the Chrome browser to run -- even if it's just a basic process. They may not need that component for much longer, though. The Next Web has discovered a batch of experimental code for an "App Shell" that w...

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A brouhaha over adware-laced Chrome extensions has forced Google to remove two from its store and possibly exposed a wider issue. According to the original developer of "Add to Feedly," the problems happened after he sold his plug-in -- created in a few hours -- to a party for a too-good-to-be-true...

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You may not have to reach for your phone to check Google Now in the near future. The latest build of Google's experimental Chrome Canary browser introduces the context-aware notifications to the desktop; toggle a flag and you'll get alerts from the menu bar (Mac) or taskbar (Windows). Google Opera...

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Google has been testing data compression in mobile versions of Chrome for what seems like ages, but today it's finally ready to bring that efficiency to the masses. Both the Android and iOS versions of the browser now let all users squeeze website content to reduce their data use -- and, in some c...

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After a fairly lengthy beta phase, Google has released the finished version of Chrome 32 -- and it's one of the biggest updates to the browser in recent memory. Windows 8 users now get a Chrome OS-style interface (shown above), complete with its own windowing system and a web app launcher. Whichev...

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Many web veterans can share horror stories of friends and family who installed a few too many browser toolbars, some of them by accident. Google is clearly eager to avoid those disasters in Chrome -- it's instituting a new Chrome Web Store policy that will limit extensions to a single purpose. Fro...

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When Google finally relented and tightened Chrome security in order to better protect user passwords, it was available only to Mac users. As spotted by Chrome enthusiast François Beaufort, that feature has now come to Windows, and asks users to authenticate themselves before they can access...

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Ever want to test a Chrome Web Store app without installing it? You may get your chance if a new Chromium feature find its way into Google's commercial browser. Mountain View is experimenting with support for "ephemeral" apps that launch like regular Web Store titles, but don't leave a footprint i...

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Hate the stack of cards-style layout of your open tabs in Chrome for Android? It's time for you to switch to the browser's beta release, friend, because a better tab switcher awaits. François Beaufort, Googler and Chrome dev extraordinaire, has revealed that Android's most recent Chrome Bet...

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Google's stable Chrome release already has a reset tool in case malware hijacks the browser, but we're sure many would rather avoid that rogue code in the first place. Thankfully, a new build of Chrome Canary automatically blocks hostile apps. Try to download malware that Google recognizes and you...

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Tesla's Model S may soon be as friendly to developers as it is to drivers. Elon Musk has revealed at a Munich reception (shown after the break) that he hopes to open the EV's infotainment system to third-party apps by the end of 2014. As part of the software transition, the sedan will also get Goo...

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If you have to keep using Windows XP for the next couple of years, you won't necessarily be stuck using an outdated web browser. Google now says that Chrome will get XP-compatible updates until "at least" April 2015, one year after Microsoft drops support for its aging OS. The extension should min...

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A majority of iOS users use Apple's built-in Safari web browser to surf on their iPhones and iPads. However, Safari isn't the only web browser out there. Perhaps the most well-known alternative is Google's Chrome browser, which, while still holding a minuscule market share on iOS devices, has double...

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Launch Chrome in Windows 8 and you won't see much that's different compared to other desktop releases, even in the Metro-like mode. That may change soon. Google's has posted a Dev Channel version of its browser whose Windows 8 interface mimics Chrome OS, right down to the app tray and multi-window...

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Many cloud-based productivity apps start on the web and eventually make their way to mobile devices. Not CloudOn: it just launched a web version of its previously mobile-only document editor. Mac and Windows users can now run a virtual Office session using a small plugin for either Chrome or Safar...

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