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Topic: Chrome

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

04/06/2016, 03:04 pm

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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Sen. Franken asks Google to address concerns about Chromebooks, Google Apps collecting student data

01/14/2016, 12:01 pm

U.S. Senator Al Franken has sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, asking his company to describe what it's doing with the private data of students who use Chromebooks and/or Google Apps for Education.

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

12/01/2015, 01:12 pm

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

11/10/2015, 03:11 pm

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

10/22/2015, 04:10 pm

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

08/20/2015, 02:08 pm

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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Google to funnel all Chrome for Mac extensions through Chrome Web Store

05/13/2015, 02:05 pm

All Mac and Windows users of Chrome will soon have to get their browser extensions from the Chrome Web Store, regardless which release channel they're on, Google announced on Wednesday.

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Apple's Safari claims 55% of US mobile browser usage, 10.5% desktop share

04/22/2015, 09:04 am

In March, 55 percent of U.S. mobile Web traffic stemmed from Apple's Safari, although the browser continued to lag behind in the desktop environment, analytics firm StatCounter said on Wednesday.

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Chrome for iOS adds Today widget, Halo comes to iPhone and iPad for first time

04/16/2015, 06:04 pm

Google today updated its Chrome for iOS Web browser with features such as an iOS 8 Notification Center widget and support for app extensions, while Microsoft launched its first Halo game for iOS, called Spartan Strike.

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Expanded Google ARC project brings Android apps to Mac, Windows, Linux

04/03/2015, 09:04 am

Google this week expanded its beta App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) project, enabling Android apps to run not just in Chrome OS but also on Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, with some basic limitations.

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Google updates Chrome Web browser for iOS with OS X Handoff support, 'material design'

01/20/2015, 06:01 pm

With a Tuesday update to its Chrome browser for iOS, Google expanded its new "material design" aesthetic to yet another iOS title, while baking in Handoff support for quick platform switching between iOS and Mac.

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Google Chrome users can now access their Mac remotely via Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS

01/12/2015, 07:01 pm

Adding to a growing pile of remote-access software solutions, Google on Monday released an iOS version of Chrome Remote Desktop, which lets users access or take control of their PC, Mac or Chromebook computer remotely with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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Google launches first 64-bit Chrome Web browser for OS X

11/18/2014, 07:11 pm

Google on Tuesday released Chrome 39, the first stable version of its Web browser to offer 64-bit support for Apple's OS X operating system.

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Google "dismantled" Android hardware initiatives after buying Nest, claims disputed report

06/24/2014, 04:06 am

A report seeking to profile both Google's Sundar Pichai (who replaced Andy Rubin as head of Android) and Nest founder Tony Fadell claims that Pichai appointed Fadell to run Google's hardware. Fadell retorted that the story "is 100% wrong," but neither he nor Google have refuted any of the more titillating details about Pichai or the search giant presented in the article.

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Microsoft to reportedly cut Windows pricing by 70% as Apple, Google eat PC marketshare

02/21/2014, 10:02 pm

As the mobile device market -- led by device from Apple and Google -- continues to devour traditional PC marketshare, Microsoft is reportedly looking cheaper Windows licensing fees in a bid to stop the hemorrhaging.

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NPD: Chromebook sales outperform MacBooks in commercial sector as iPad loses ground

12/29/2013, 08:12 pm

According to a recent NPD report, Apple hardware took a hit in commercial sales during 2013 while Google's platforms rallied; the largest gainer being Chromebook, which outsold MacBooks five to one.

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Google reportedly working on Chrome apps toolkit for iOS ports

12/03/2013, 06:12 pm

As part of its initiative to bring based Chrome packaged desktop apps to mobile, Google is reportedly preparing a beta release of a toolkit that will help developers create native apps for mobile platforms like Apple's iOS.

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Nike+, Chrome, Pocket receive makeovers for Apple's just-released iOS 7

09/18/2013, 04:09 pm

The wave of iOS 7 redesigns continued apace Wednesday afternoon, as Pocket, Nike+, and Google's Chrome browser were all updated with tweaked interfaces in line with Apple's fresh new mobile operating system.

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Google under fire for Chrome browser's password storage policy

08/07/2013, 01:08 pm

Google is drawing criticism from security commentators and tech media observers for what is being called a flaw in its Chrome browser that allows anyone with access to a user's computer to see all of that user's passwords.

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Google appears ready to ditch Android over its intellectual property issues

07/29/2013, 02:07 am

The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed under the management of Andy Rubin.

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