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Screen Sharing And RDP Within Chrome With This Free Plugin.

  • November 3, 2011 8:00 am


Look out, Logmein.com (and similar services). A new “Chrome Remote Desktop BETA” Plugin has effectively made screen sharing and remote control easier and far more affordable. For starters, Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is free. Toss in an easy, single-use security code driven authentication and you’ve got the meaty core of your typical RDP client.

With Chrome’s web presence growing daily, it would seem rational to think that paid RDP services may see a halt in new subscribers or even decline if most of your common RDP needs can now be handled by a simple plugin in a browser. As such, more dedicated RDP users seeking more features will still need their trusty RDP client of choice. But for the rest of us…

  • Chrome Remote Desktop BETA plugin: Download

Google Opens First Google Store (Chromezone) In London.

  • September 30, 2011 11:02 pm


Apple has a strong retail presence. Microsoft began following in the last couple of years. And now Google is beginning to get into the game too with their new “Chromezone”. The first Chromezone officially “opened” their sudo doors this morning in London’s Tottenham Court Road PC World. Arvind Desikan, head of consumer marketing for Google UK said the Chromezone will help in getting people playing with and figuring out Chromebooks and Google’s ChromeOS. Hands-on experience is key according to Desikan:

“We found anecdotally that when people tried the device and played with it, that made a huge difference to their understanding of what the Chromebook is all about. People will be able to go in and have a play with the devices. We want to see whether people understand what this device is all about and monitor their reaction when they try it out.”

Another Chromezone will go live October 7th in Essex. We’re still waiting on word as to when we can expect this same “Googly Experience” here in the states.

PSA: Google Chrome Updated With Full Screen Mode In Lion!

  • September 17, 2011 1:31 pm

Google released an update to it’s Chrome web browser yesterday which includes some snazzy new features. Long since the release of Mac OS X Lion this past July, those of you that use Chrome over the included Safari have been left without full screenability within Chrome.

With this update we finally get what we’ve wanted for a couple months. I am not really sure on what took so long, as Google is usually on top of things. But the feature works as expected. I do feel clicking the little arrows in the top right of the window creates a chunky - less Liony - feel to the full screen action compared to Safari. But the keyboard shortcut (cmd - shift - F) creates a fluid swap to the full screen web browsing.

Also incuded in the update for Mac users is Chrome is finally using Lion’s overlay scrolling which creates the scrollbar only when you’re scrolling. They’ve also fixed some crash bugs and added an “all-around visual polish.” There are also some technologies changed to allow developers to create even more powerful web apps and games.

If you haven’t given Chrome a try, now is the time people!

New Google Chrome Extension Brings Google Translate To Google+ Posts.

  • August 29, 2011 2:03 pm


Want to follow a few non-native speaking Google+ users but don’t feel like running back and forth between languages on Google Translate or learning another language? You’re in luck. A Google Translate engineer by the name of Matt Suess just announced a new Google+ Chrome extension that aims to bring down language barriers with easy, seamless Google Translate support. As you can see from the image above, once the extension is installed a handy “translate” appears underneath posts that will in turn quickly and easily translate the content at hand.

Start translating between over 50 languages by picking up the Google+: Google Translate extension right over here.

**There’s already a feature built into Chrome that allows you to click on any foreign language and quickly translate to English. However, it’s worth noting this built-in feature is slower because it translates the entire page whereas the new plugin above translates a particular post.

Chrome 14 (Dev) Vs. Safari 5.1 vs. Opera 11.5

  • August 5, 2011 8:24 am


We’ve been using OS X Lion on our new MacBook Air for a little over a week now. During that time we’ve reverted back to Safari for our internet conquests solely because Google Chrome doesn’t yet support all of Lion’s baked-in gesture functionality. But things are beginning to change with the current Chrome Dev version 14. Besides new two-finger swipe for forward/backward navigation between tabs, speed is once again a focus. But is it the fastest? Along with Chrome and Safari 5.1 we’ve been using the latest version of Opera as well (a grossly underrated browser) and find all to be very close in terms of pure speed.

With that said, which browser (out of the three) do you find the fastest on OS X Lion? Leave your thoughts in the comments after the break…

Google Chrome Browse Share Up 6%. IE Falls To 53.7% Overall.

  • July 25, 2011 10:53 am


Yay! Browser market share numbers. This rather unexciting topic is oddly enough one of our favorite topics. On that note, Zdnet has released a new chart (above) that shows browser market share over the last year. Specifically, Chrome is up 6% along with Safari’s ~2.25%. Meanwhile Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s IE browsers continue to bleed users with the latter now falling to 53.7% overall. While IE still holds over half of the world’s browser share, we’ve seen it tank in the last couple of years thanks to faster updates from the likes of Chrome, Firefox and Opera as well as a continuing sub-par support of modern and upcoming web technologies. With that said, IE 9 has actually been rather relevant concerning new web technologies. Though Microsoft has always been extremely slow at updating IE, and unless things change, we’ll see competitors update their own browsers many times over before Microsoft can push out another worthwhile update.

Anyone care to share their browser of choice?

Chrome OS Notebooks Coming June/July With Subscription Sales Model.

  • April 22, 2011 8:55 am

Google’s “OS in the cloud”, Chrome OS may take a rather unique approach to distribution in consumers’ hands. According to Google product manager, Sundar Pichair, when Chrome OS hardware is released later this summer, we’ll see it hitting the market using a subscription based model. Right now, the said rate is ~ $10-$20 per month.

For people where money is an issue in where they can’t fork out $1,000+ up front for a shiny new laptop, this subscription model makes sense. On a larger scale however, we just don’t see this gaining too much steam. But hey, we’re more the willing to accept defeat if it means more gadgets in our hands.

Chrome 12 Adding Malware Protection For Malicious Downloads To Feature List.

  • April 6, 2011 10:34 am


Need a more important reason to jump onto the Google Chrome bandwagon aside from an already super fast rendering engine, sleek look, and frequent updates? How about malware support? Google announced today via the company’s official blog that Chrome 12 will pack in a new malware protection scheme that will alert users when Chrome suspects that a downloaded .exe is malicious. This new feature will source from the list of publicly known malicious websites according to the Safe Browsing API and is built off of the already in place malware protections that have been employed by Google over the last 5 years.

Interested parties wanting in on the ongoing testing phase can sign up within the Google Chrome development release channel.

Get Android Honeycomb Now! [Google Chrome Theme]

  • February 7, 2011 8:43 am


If you’re eagerly awaiting Honeycomb to land on your device, or for an upcoming Honeycomb-powered device to launch, why not get in the spirit early? Install the Google Chrome Honeycomb theme and get touches of the new sleek UI enhancements that Android 3.0 provides right inside your browser window.

Download: Honeycomb Google Chrome Theme