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Chrome Web Store policy change cracks down on toolbars

Chrome Web Store policy change cracks down on toolbars

Toolbars are the bane of many who browse the web, particularly when they're unwanted and stealthily applied to one's browser. Once in place, toolbars can slow things down, not to mention appearing messy and taking up valuable screen real estate. The Chrome Web Store has never been a friendly place for toolbars, but that hasn't stopped them entirely from cropping up, and as a result Google has announced an upcoming policy change to further stymie them.

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LG Chromebase puts Chrome OS on a Full HD all-in-one

LG Chromebase puts Chrome OS on a Full HD all-in-one

LG has taken the wraps off the LG Chromebase 22CV241, a new all-in-one desktop running Google's Chrome OS on a 21.5-inch, Full HD display. Running the web-centric platform on Intel's fourth-gen Celeron processor, the Chromebase is seemingly aiming to displace the PC or Mac you might ordinarily put in a kid's room or kitchen, doing everything Windows or OS X might regularly be asked to, but without the maintenance.

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Google Play Movies and Music score Chromecast optimization for playback via the Web

Google Play Movies and Music score Chromecast optimization for playback via the Web

Google has announced a tweak for Chromecast users concerning casting from the Web: Google Play Movies and Music optimization. With this change, those who don't have their smartphone or tablet available can cast their preferred content from either Music or Movies straight from the Web, no issues or hassles to trifle with. One only needs to have the Google Cast extension on their Chrome browser, and the rest is little more than a click away.

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Chromecast app selection expands with VEVO, Plex, RealPlayer

Chromecast app selection expands with VEVO, Plex, RealPlayer

There's a whole lot of Chromecast going on in the development department this holiday season, with Google pushing forth word of an extra 10 apps coming to the device by the end of this year. Users will be able to take advantage of music videos with VEVO, sports and oddities with Red Bull.TV, music with Songza, and worldwide news content with PostTV from the Washington Post. Then there's RealPlayer, too!

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook made available to Schools

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook made available to Schools

There's a call for Chrome OS in schools - so says Lenovo with their newest device, the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook. This device works with a rugged exterior with a rubber bumper around the top cover as well as "stronger covers" to protect the machine in case of drops during a normal school day. This machine is the newest in an ever-expanding series of Chromebook devices from a wide variety of manufacturers here on the tail end of 2013.

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Google Chrome Beta browser gets noisy tab indicators, other changes

Google Chrome Beta browser gets noisy tab indicators, other changes

The newest Chrome Beta browser build has a new feature that indicates which tab or tabs are playing music or other audio. That way, when you're browsing with multiple tabs open and suddenly hear some guy blabbing about a fabulous new way to make money on the Internet, you can see at a glance which tab it's coming from and shoot it down (or proceed to take him up on his unmissable offer.) This, among other handy little additions to Chrome 32.

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