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Chrome Canary for Mac lets you open files with Web Apps

Chrome Canary for Mac lets you open files with Web Apps

Chrome is evolving into much more than a browser, an a new experimental feature is making that clear. In Chrome Canary for Mac, activating a flag will allow you to open any type of file associated with an appropriate web app. The functionality really hammers home that Chrome is not about OS, it’s about utility.

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This is Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook

This is Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook

Acer took a "look but don't touch" approach when it revealed it was working on a Core i3 version of the C720 Chromebook back in New York City last month, but was feeling a little more accommodating today alongside Google and Intel. From the outside, as you'd expect, the C720 variant isn't especially different from the Chromebook we reviewed earlier; it's on the inside where things get interesting.

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Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Google is adding offline playback support for Google Play movies in Chrome OS, allowing Chromebook users without WiFi to still watch the films and TV shows they've bought. The update, which is expected to roll out in the coming weeks, further unties Chrome OS from its dependence on the cloud, one of the initial complaints that reduced the flexibility of Chromebooks for some users.

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LG Chromebase release hits USA for all-in-one Google

LG Chromebase release hits USA for all-in-one Google

There’s an all-in-one with Google’s operating system Chrome OS headed for the United States this week - the LG Chromebase. Launched in secret to several retailers and reiterated at a special Intel-based event, LG’s first desktop computer running Chrome has arrived. This device has been released in Australia, of all places, earlier this year, and is just now ready for the USA.

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Intel makes Chrome OS push with Chromebook and box gush

Intel makes Chrome OS push with Chromebook and box gush

Intel has embraced Chrome OS, outing the first batch of Celeron-branded Chromebooks from a clutch of manufacturers, as well as the first Core i3 Chromebooks. The launch - which includes Lenovo's new N20p and N20 Chromebooks - also includes a new Education Chromebook reference design aiming to bring more Chrome devices into classrooms.

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Google Stars detailed in dogfood session

Google Stars detailed in dogfood session

This year Google will introduce a system tentatively called "Stars." This system will organize your media. It’s organized in its most basic terms into Images, Webpages, and Videos, and it’ll all be based on a tiny Star graphic in the right-hand side of your Chrome web browser’s address bar.

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Google, Intel schedule Chrome OS presser for May 6

Google, Intel schedule Chrome OS presser for May 6

Google and Intel have scheduled a press conference next week, with the conversation revolving around Chrome OS. Taking place May 6, not much is known about what the conference will involve, but Intel is no stranger to Chromebooks. Via other manufacturers, Intel’s popular Haswell chipset is in many modern Chromebooks.

 

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Google’s Chrome browser “blindly” trusting Heartbleed affected sites

Google’s Chrome browser “blindly” trusting Heartbleed affected sites

How safe are you from Heartbleed? After the widespread security bug was discovered, many sites claimed to have safeguarded against it by resetting their OpenSSL cryptography. A new study takes a look at one of the more popular browsers in Chrome, noting it is nearly useless in spotting revoked certificates.

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Google Drive presentations get Chromecast support

Google Drive presentations get Chromecast support

Your office might be littered with devices — projectors, TVs, computers — but those days could be coming to an end. Google recently cobbled in Drive presentation support for Chromecast, making it easy to cast a slideshow from your browser. Previously available to a select number of testers, it’s now rolling out to all users.

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Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

This week details are spilling on Acer’s next Chromebook device, the first working with an Intel Core inside. This device will be working with Intel Core i3 processor and is being suggested by Acer to be the "most powerful Chromebook on the market." Strangely it would appear that Acer isn’t about to let a whole lot more in the way of details be pushed other than this.

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Google Stars spilled: collections for your internet things

Google Stars spilled: collections for your internet things

This week the system known as Google Stars - also known as Google Collections - has been revealed in enough detail that we’re able to move forward with some thoughts. Though not entirely public, Google has let loose a few details in code on what Google Stars might be, and how it might be integrated with several services in play already. Google addict Florian Kiersch has done the lion’s share of investigation into this system - we’ve had a chat with him this afternoon about his findings.

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Chrome OS “Easy Unlock” feature surfaces

Chrome OS “Easy Unlock” feature surfaces

Chromebooks are simple devices, and if a yet-unfinished feature that has surfaced ever comes to fruition, they could get even simpler. "Easy Unlock" is a feature that unlocks a user's Chromebook automatically when his or her smartphone is nearby.

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