Chrome apps are easy to use, but you might have an issue or two with your sin the near future. Google has changed their apps program for Chrome a touch recently, blocking all apps downloaded outside of the Web Store. Now the company is depreciating legacy packaged apps, which might be what you’re using when you open up a Chrome app.
Apps can be fun, but they can also serve another purpose. In going about our daily lives, we often turn to apps on our smartphones and tablets to assist us. What if those apps did more than just help us out? Here are five that aim to give back, and all you have to do is use them.
The latest updates to Google Drive's document editing features might have been a welcome announcement, but for Quickoffice, it was practically the writing on the wall. Now Google is formally putting a timer on the mobile office suite's life, giving users of the app a few weeks notice before it finally takes down the app from Google Play Store.
Finding what you want to know about a given topic isn’t hard, but an RSS feed is a bit bland. Other entities can be a bit too flashy for their own good (or ours), relying on snappy animation instead of getting the right data. Others curate information for you, which is nice, but limiting. Pipes, however, does a nice job straddling all those lines.
Video editing on a small screen can be a pain. Though iOS is closing the gap with ease of use, the smaller display still makes for a headache-inducing ride sometimes. A new addition to the App Store makes things a bit easier to handle, but is it the best editor you can get for your iPhone?
The mobile browsing market may be dominated by the likes of Firefox and Chrome, or Safari in Apple's world, but something as light and lithe as Opera's mobile browsers may still have a loyal following. With the new Opera Mini on iOS devices, users will be greeted by an overhauled user interface, more data compression options, and pretty themes.
Fitbit has released an update to their service today, adding the ability to keep closer tabs on yourself at just bout every turn. A new fitness tracker aims to be a little more proactive, and some new food logging features might get you to watch your diet a little closer. The two updates also work in tandem to give you feedback on how to attain a healthier lifestyle.
Chrome for Mobile is getting a refresh, with Google announcing that there are now over 300 million active users this year, a tenfold increase. The reworked app uses Google's new Material Design language, but with a speed increase too. Meanwhile, there's also integration with the new multi-tasker UI.