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Chrome is getting a ‘play’ toolbar button to simplify multimedia control

Chrome is getting a ‘play’ toolbar button to simplify multimedia control

Google is adding a play/pause button to Chrome that will greatly simplify media control for users. The new feature has appeared in the Chrome Canary distribution, revealing a button located near the URL bar that, when clicked, retrieves media that is currently available to play and pause in a tab. The button supports both video and audio content and works across multiple tabs when applicable.

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Chrome just made online shopping much easier: What you need to know

Chrome just made online shopping much easier: What you need to know

Google announced today that it will make it easier to access your payment information within Chrome regardless of the device you're using. Now, as long as you're logged in on Chrome, you'll see the option to choose from saved payment information when you're filling out a checkout form. The hope is that this makes checkout faster and more convenient for Chrome users.

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Google kills tablet development

Google kills tablet development

A report and confirmation from Google SVP of Devices and Services Rick Osterloh today say Google is axing tablets. This means that for the foreseeable future, Google won't be designing and/or ordering manufacturing for tablet devices for Chrome OS or Android. According to Osterloh, "Google's HARDWARE team will be solely focused on building laptops moving forward."

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Chromium-based Microsoft Edge lands on Windows 7 and 8 in unstable form

Chromium-based Microsoft Edge lands on Windows 7 and 8 in unstable form

When Microsoft finally sucked it up and abandoned its homegrown web browser engine for Chromium, it opened a veritable floodgate of features. Not only did it get a browser that works with the majority of the world's web pages, it even gained support for popular extensions right off the bat. It also acquired the ability to be everywhere, even on Apple's macOS. And, almost coming full circle, it has started to support even its old systems, namely, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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Google Chrome extension lets users report suspicious sites

Google Chrome extension lets users report suspicious sites

The Web is both a wonderful and frightening place where one can learn things and also learn things they probably shouldn't. While there are many helpful souls on the Internet, there is also no shortage of people ready to take advantage of others' innocence or ignorance. In fact, there are just too many potentially harmful sites for a single entity to keep track of. That's why Google is now enlisting Chrome users to report such sites to its Safe Browsing list.

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Chrome Remote Desktop on the Web pushes desktop app out

Chrome Remote Desktop on the Web pushes desktop app out

There will always come a time when you wished you could access a computer without actually touching it. And, no, we're not talking about Minority Report. Remote computer access has always been tricky business, requiring some third-party apps, complicated setups, and new account sign-ups. Google's Chrome Remote Desktop has tried to simplify that process and is now making it even simpler by removing the need for any program other than your trusty Chrome browser.

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Shift click highlight text broken in Chrome? Here’s the fix

Shift click highlight text broken in Chrome? Here’s the fix

Over the past several days I've been struggling with a change in the way my computer handled a key combination I use ALL the time. I write articles (like the one you're reading) all day long, and I need to highlight, copy, paste, and move text from place to place with almost every single article I produce - so when Shift-Click highlighting text stopped working, I lost my groove.

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Redact It has me thinking anti-spoiler social network

Redact It has me thinking anti-spoiler social network

We live in a cruel world, a world where people find joy in spoiling story endings for others on the internet. They see a movie on release day (or worse yet, pirate a movie), turn around and spew the ending of said movie on the web. Today I've been shown a tool that could mitigate internet-based spoilers in a big way. Let me turn your attention toward Redact It.

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I/O 2019 Takeaways: Google is no longer after your data (sort of)

I/O 2019 Takeaways: Google is no longer after your data (sort of)

Facebook, and more recently Amazon, may be at the center of most privacy-related reports these days but there was a time not too long ago when it was Google who was always on the hot seat. Reports, regulations, and sanctions have made Google change much of its processes, at least the public ones, and is slowly turning its image around. At I/O 2019, the pervading theme, more than AI and technology, is privacy. It's not that Google is no longer interested in your data. It's just making it a lot easier for users to opt out. If they remember or know how to, that is.

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Chrome will allow blocking third-party tracking, show more ad info

Chrome will allow blocking third-party tracking, show more ad info

The pervading theme in Google I/O 2019 seems to be privacy. Ironic considering the company was, at one point, regarded to be its biggest violator. Whether you believe it turned over a new leaf or is cooking up something is for you to decide. The fact is that, at least for the moment, Google is giving users, especially Chrome users, more control or at least more information about the things that could violate their privacy on the Web.

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Chrome flaw exploits our trust in UI

Chrome flaw exploits our trust in UI

There's a flaw on your phone's web browser. That's assuming you're using Chrome, and assuming Google's not fixed the situation by the time you've read this article. Someone's realized that when you're scrolling through a webpage on the internet, and your URL bar disappears, they've got an opportunity. An opportunity to trick you.

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Chrome dark mode for Windows 10 arrives – but there’s a catch

Chrome dark mode for Windows 10 arrives – but there’s a catch

After arriving on macOS last month, Chrome's dark mode is finally making its way to Windows 10 today. The feature is shipping as part of Chrome 74, which is beginning its roll out to Mac, Windows, and Linux users. Google, unfortunately, is only launching dark mode on Windows 10 to a small number of users before sending it live to everyone, so it looks like we'll have a little while to wait before it's available for all.

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