Microsoft Office Apps Come to All Chromebooks

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Google’s Chrome OS-based computers debuted in 2011 with a very limited feature set, but they’ve exploded in popularity as functionality improved. There are still a few pain points for those who want to move over to Chromebooks (See on Amazon). For example, a lack of Microsoft Office apps on many devices. That’s not a problem anymore,…

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Speed up your web browser with 5 simple tips

Whether you use Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Opera

Sluggish browsers and online slowdowns get in the way of the sites you’re trying to reach. Use these quick tips to keep everything running smoothly.

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Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads


Google reportedly has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions. It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites. That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms. Internet companies have struggled to find ways to eradicate abusive advertising in recent years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84477.html?rss=1

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Beware Google Chrome scam that could inject malware into your computer

A Google Chrome scam that could infect your computer with malware continues to pose a threat to users, according to cybersecurity experts.

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Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is trying to push Chrome users to install its own extensions for the browser, and users generally aren’t happy about it.

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Google cuts Chrome power consumption, but Microsoft still thinks you should use Edge

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Google Chrome is fixing its power consumption issues, but Microsoft is pushing Edge fairly hard.

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Google Chrome browser to gain support for native OS X push notifications

Article Image Google is working on supporting OS X’s native push notifications in Chrome, instead of the browser having to use its own notification system, according to a developer on the project.

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Google Chrome for iOS gets 3D Touch, Hangouts gains notification replies via Apple Watch

Article Image Google has updated two of its key iOS apps, bringing 3D Touch support to Chrome, and direct quick replies to Hangouts notifications — including on the Apple Watch.

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Chrome has a serious security flaw

Since Google launched the Chrome browser in 2008, it’s built a reputation for speed and security not found in other browsers. While the gap has narrowed in both those areas thanks to improvements in Firefox, and Microsoft creating the new Edge browser for Windows 10, Chrome still has the edge in hacking contests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/19/chrome-has-serious-security-flaw.html

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Google to discontinue Chrome support for OS X Snow Leopard, Lion & Mountain Lion in April 2016

Article Image Google on Tuesday announced that it will phase out support for its popular Chrome browser on OS X versions 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8, as well as Microsoft Windows XP and Vista, come April 2016.

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Report: Google to merge Android and Chrome OS in 2017

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Google plans to merge its Chrome operating system currently used in notebook and desktop computers into its Android operating system used in smartphones and tablets, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/217222-report-google-to-merge-android-and-chrome-os-in-2017

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Google to fold Chrome OS, Android together into new OS strategy for 2017

Article Image After two years of exploration work, Google is said to be “folding” its web-based Chrome OS into its mobile Android platform, creating a single operating system strategy that it expects to unveil in 2017.

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Chrome for iOS picks up iOS 9's iPad multitasking features, Facebook Search expands to public posts

Article Image Google on Thursday updated the iOS edition of Chrome with support for iOS 9’s multitasking features, while Facebook updated its Web and app interfaces with wider search functions, including the ability to see any public post.

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Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with memory, performance

A test build of Google’s forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac, according to one early glimpse at the software.

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Chrome will soon pause auto-playing Flash ads by default

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Google has announced that future versions of Chrome will auto-block Flash ads from playing. Is this a move to defend user battery life, or an attempt to shift the industry away from using Adobe Flash? Why not both?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/207541-chrome-will-soon-pause-auto-playing-flash-ads-by-default

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