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  • OS X Lion Google Chrome on its way - Canary build already sees changes
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    OS X Lion Google Chrome on its way - Canary build already sees changes

    By 22 July 2011

    Plenty of the new features of Mac OS X Lion are great, but it has definitely put the cat among the pigeons with compatibility of some third-party software. Sonos Controller no longer works if you store your music files on the Mac itself, forcing Sonos...

  • 10 ways to enhance Google+
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    10 ways to enhance Google+

    By 6 July 2011

    You’ve got Google+, you’re enjoying it, but you want it to be better. We hear you, and so does the developer community that have already started creating Google Chrome extensions and other ways to enhance what Google+ offers. We don’t suspect this...

  • One in five surfers now using Chrome
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    One in five surfers now using Chrome

    By 6 July 2011

    Google's web browser Chrome is gaining a market share at an incredible pace - with StatCounter declaring that it is now the browser of choice for one in five web surfers. Other predictions have Chrome at around the 13-15 per cent mark, but the Irish web...

  • Facebook pwns your info as Chrome Friend Exporter blocked
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    Facebook pwns your info as Chrome Friend Exporter blocked

    By 5 July 2011

    The love/hate relationship between Facebook and its millions of users continues as Facebook is found to be blocking the Facebook Friend Exporter Chrome extension; which has grown substantially due to the recent launch of Google+. The Chrome extension...

  • Google set to take on Skype with integrated Chrome video chat
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    Google set to take on Skype with integrated Chrome video chat

    By 22 June 2011

    It looks as if Google has plans to enter into the video calling foray using the full force of its Chrome browser.  A post on the Chromium developer blog by Henrik Andreasson points to a Chrome with audio and video real time communications built right...

  • Chrome 13 makes Instant Pages a reality as Google plays with new search look
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    Chrome 13 makes Instant Pages a reality as Google plays with new search look

    By 18 June 2011

    Earlier in the week Google announced that it was introducing a new feature to it’s search engine – Instant Pages, and now those that are happy to ride the Beta wave can experience the feature for themselves. If you’re running Google Chrome, then...

  • Samsung's series 5 Chromebook gets teardown..already
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    Samsung's series 5 Chromebook gets teardown..already

    By 8 June 2011

    Personally we are more keen on taking the Series 5 for a spin than smashing it open to reveal its insides. But hey whatever takes your fancy. Those who are more prone to can-opening the latest gadgets need look no further than iFixit, who have posted...

  • 7 days living with... Google Chrome OS and the Chromebook
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    7 days living with... Google Chrome OS and the Chromebook

    By 31 May 2011

    The crux of the Chrome OS operating system is that you live your life in the cloud through a browser. There is no desktop, no installing software and no local storage or applications. If it sounds visionary, that’s because it is, but can it be your...

  • Geek pillows come in Android, Chrome and Portal 2 flavours
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    Geek pillows come in Android, Chrome and Portal 2 flavours

    By 24 May 2011

    According to the Cornershop song Brimful of Asher, everybody needs a bosom for a pillow. However, in our world, we'd rather have a companion cube, android logo or iPhone app icon. That's not to say we're not fond of a bosom or two, just that Craftsquatch...

  • Chrome OS & Chromebook - explained and detailed
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    Chrome OS & Chromebook - explained and detailed

    By 12 May 2011

    You may have read about the first Google Chromebooks and their arrival. You may also have wondered why all the fuss over some fairly low spec looking laptops. Chances are that’s because you’re not really sure what Chrome OS is all about and, luckily,...

  • Google spring cleaning brings improved Android Market and Chrome Web Store
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    Google spring cleaning brings improved Android Market and Chrome Web Store

    By 12 May 2011

    With all the big announcements over in San Francisco at Google I/O, there's a couple of little stories of note that have gone slightly unnoticed. Included in that group is the fact that Google has had a bit of a spring clean for its app portfolio houses...

  • Angry Birds now on Chrome
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    Angry Birds now on Chrome

    By 12 May 2011

    Angry Birds maker Rovio has announced a new web based version of the popular mobile game for those that just have to play it, even when their phone is in their pocket. Quickly becoming a defacto launch requirement for any platform (it’s coming to Windows...

  • Firefox and Chrome WebGL poses "multiple significant security issues"
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    Firefox and Chrome WebGL poses "multiple significant security issues"

    By 11 May 2011

    Firefox 4 and Chrome users could be leaving their PCs open for exploits as a result of the "inherently insecure" specification of the WebGL web standard. WebGL was developed by the Khronos Group, which oversees the OpenGL graphics technologies, who signed...

  • Chrome 11 now stable, ready for download
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    Chrome 11 now stable, ready for download

    By 28 April 2011

    Chrome 11, Google’s browser, has made it to version 11 this week gaining a “stable” badge for those who don’t like to risk living the beta build dream. New to the mix is a new flatter logo in your dock – Mac or PC – and the ability to do voice...

  • Touchscreen keyboard UI hints at Chrome / Android mashup
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    Touchscreen keyboard UI hints at Chrome / Android mashup

    By 29 March 2011

    You may have read earlier on Pocket-lint that Chrome OS machines are not too far away now, and an interesting feature on the newest builds of Chromium (the open source platform upon which Chrome is built) hints at a couple of possible future twists for...

  • Google nears Chrome OS launch
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    Google nears Chrome OS launch

    By 29 March 2011

    Google has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it is getting ready to go live with its Chrome OS machines, with a Q2 (possibly June) launch on the cards for several countries, including the UK. The Big G is currently thrashing out retail deals with manufacturers...

  • Forget Firefox 4, you can talk to Google Chrome 11
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    Forget Firefox 4, you can talk to Google Chrome 11

    By 23 March 2011

    Google has responded to the recent launch of Firefox 4 (and IE9 we suppose) by chucking out the Chrome 11 beta. And, as well as a shiny new logo (well, less shiny actually - it's more minimalist) it includes a funky new speech to text option using HTML...

  • Firefox 4 to be final major Mozilla update
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    Firefox 4 to be final major Mozilla update

    By 28 February 2011

    Ever wondered why Firefox is only just approaching version 4 after more than 6 years, when Chrome is up to version 9 in just over 2 years? Well, it's because Mozilla reserves numerical updates for major Firefox releases - or at least it has up until now....

  • APP OF THE DAY: Personal Blocklist by Google review (Chrome)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Personal Blocklist by Google review (Chrome)

    By 25 February 2011

    App of the day as you know isn't just about iPhone or Android apps, but about all apps on all platforms including Google's Chrome browser. In steps this handy little extension that will over time make your Google searching a lot better than it probably...

  • Get your Honeycomb fix with this Chrome theme
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    Get your Honeycomb fix with this Chrome theme

    By 7 February 2011

    Did you sit there watching the Google Honeycomb demonstration last week going "oooh" and "aaah" and practically salivating over its sexy Neon-blue, Tron-esque disposition? If so, we've got a couple of pieces of good news for you. Firstly, and just in...

  • Google Chrome 9 gains officialdom
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    Google Chrome 9 gains officialdom

    By 4 February 2011

    Google has gone and got all official with the latest steady release of its, ever-growing in popularity, browser - Chrome 9. It seems like only a couple of months ago that we were telling you all about the release of Chrome 8. Hang on, it was. It seems...

  • Google boosts Chrome with email desktop notifications
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    Google boosts Chrome with email desktop notifications

    By 27 January 2011

    Google has introduced a handy new service within Gmail for Chrome users - instant desktop notifications that pop up no matter what windows you've got open. What this means is that, as long as you are signed in to your Gmail account using the Chrome browser,...

  • Google declares its Chrome charity tab donations
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    Google declares its Chrome charity tab donations

    By 22 December 2010

    Google has revealed the results of its browser-based charity fundraiser. The Chrome for a Cause extension counted the number of tabs used throughout the day by users and prompted people to submit the number, which was then converted into a charitable...

  • VIDEO: Google Chrome OS in (extreme) action
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    VIDEO: Google Chrome OS in (extreme) action

    By 10 December 2010

    Google has gone to the extreme to show off just how effective its Chrome OS, cloud-based, platform can be. Although it's unlikely that your laptop is going to self combust, freeze or get spiked like Alan Partridge's foot, there is always a chance that...

  • Kindle for the Web coming early 2011
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    Kindle for the Web coming early 2011

    By 7 December 2010

    Amazon has announced that it's launching Amazon Kindle for the Web, a new HTML 5 version of its Kindle reader app that will allow people to read their eBooks from any browser. The new offering will mean that users can access their Kindle titles without...