• The Stable channel is being updated to 113.0.5672.134 (Platform version: 15393.58.0) for most ChromeOS devices and will be rolled out over the next few days. This build contains a number of bug fixes and security updates.

  • Cloud CISO Perspectives: Early May 2023

    Cloud CISO Perspectives: Early May 2023

    Welcome to the first Cloud CISO Perspectives for May 2023. This month, we’re featuring guest author MK Palmore, director in our Office of the CISO. MK will be discussing our new Google Cybersecurity Certificate and how it can help organizations close the security talent gap.

  • Announcing new idle VM recommendation configuration option in Google Cloud

    Active Assist’s Idle VM recommendations can help you save money and resources by identifying and deleting idle VMs. Today, we’re excited to announce a new configuration option for idle Virtual Machine recommendations, giving you more control over how idle VMs are identified and recommended for deletion.

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Flex 3i 2023 review: extraordinary value [VIDEO]

    With this new, affordable Chromebook from Lenovo – the 12-inch IdeaPad Flex 3i – I’ll just go ahead and say it: these new Intel Alder Lake-N Chromebooks are here to change the game in the low-cost Chromebook space.

  • Google Docs picks up some new tricks: Custom block creation, expanding and collapsing content

    Google announced a few new features for Docs this week over on its Workspace Updates blog. These tie directly into its Smart Canvas initiative, allowing you to make better use of the data you place in a body of text either for personal or collaborative reasons.

  • Google Chrome now detects typos in your URLs

    Image: The Verge Google Chrome will now check for typos in your URLs and display suggested websites based on what it thinks you meant.

  • Comment: Having pinned apps sync across Chromebooks and tablets makes no sense

    Tailored devices deserve tailored experiences There’s something that’s been bothering me for the past few years, and I feel that the fix should be rather simple. Currently, one set of applications and data are synchronized across all of your ChromeOS devices that have your Google Account logged into them.

  • I don’t understand Google’s choice to not make a simple keyboard for the Pixel Tablet

    The Pixel Tablet is up for pre-order already and as much as it confuses me a bit, there seems to be some real interest in a Google-made Android tablet once again.

  • Long-term support (LTS)

    Long-term support (LTS)

    LTS (Long-term support) is Google’s solution for education and enterprise customers who prefer to update their fleet less frequently. Devices continue to receive frequent security and urgent bug fixes, but they receive feature updates every 6 months instead of every 4 weeks.

  • Chrome Beta for iOS Update

    Hi everyone! We’ve just released Chrome Beta 114 (114.0.5735.35) for iOS; it’ll become available on App Store in the next few days.You can see a partial list of the changes in the Git log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.Harry SoudersGoogle Chrome

  • Chrome Dev for Android Update

    Hi everyone! We’ve just released Chrome Dev 115 (115.0.5776.0) for Android. It’s now available on Google Play.You can see a partial list of the changes in the Git log. For details on new features, check out the Chromium blog, and for details on web platform updates, check here.

  • How Databricks and Google Cloud enable Uplight to deliver energy analytics solutions efficiently

    You know how the saying goes, “with great power comes great…” amounts of data. And what if that data could help lower our carbon footprint?Uplight is on a mission to do just that.

  • Google’s turning off third-party cookies for 1 percent of Chrome users early next year

    Image: The Verge Google has been talking about a plan for Chrome to block the third-party cookies that can track user activity across many different websites since 2020. Its stated intention at the time was to complete the shift within two years.

  • Making work more accessible with Chrome and ChromeOS

    Did you know that 1 in 6 people, roughly 16% of the world’s population, has some form of a disability? At Google, we want to make sure we’re building for everyone, all 8 billion people, which means making our products as inclusive as possible.

  • How to change inactive time for Tabs Memory Saver in Chrome

    Google Chrome by default discards idle tabs after a certain amount of time when Memory Saver mode is enabled, Google is exploring providing options in Chrome Settings for users to configure a timer to choose or set inactive time for tabs from 5 to 10 minutes or to 1 day. Chrome Memory Saver Chrome is […]

  • New HP Chromebox Enterprise G4 wows with 13th-gen Intel

    Unlike other Chromeboxes that debuted this year, HP is pushing things forward with 13th-gen Intel chips. The new HP Chromebox Enterprise G4 arrives in July.

  • Chrome Beta for Android Update

    Hi everyone! We’ve just released Chrome Beta 114 (114.0.5735.33) for Android. It’s now available on Google Play.You can see a partial list of the changes in the Git log. For details on new features, check out the Chromium blog, and for details on web platform updates, check here.If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.Harry SoudersGoogle Chrome

  • How to enable auto-correct for your Chromebook’s physical keyboard

    I’ll have to admit, this one took me a bit by surprise. I have no idea how long this feature has actually been around, but in just a few minutes of using it, I’m already in love. Thanks to a quick how-to article by Chrome Story, I may have just enabled a feature that will […]

  • Thinking on ways to solve Color Palettes

    Thinking on ways to solve Color Palettes

    In today’s GUI Challenge, @AdamArgyleInk builds a wide gamut color palette with okLCH, checking accessible color pairs along the way, inspecting color with devtools, and showing many other neat tricks for leveraging the features of this new web color space.

  • Android App Streaming for Chromebooks is here and working in ChromeOS 114 Beta

    We’re continuing to find great, new features tucked away in the latest build of ChromeOS in the Beta Channel, and one of my favorite new ones to tinker with at this point is ChromeOS’ new Android App Streaming.

  • Top takeaways from the Unified Commerce Benchmark for Specialty Retail 2023

    A new age of consumerism is reshaping commerce. In today’s rapidly evolving ecosystem, delivering a truly unified experience across digital and in-person engagements is central to a retailer’s ability to differentiate. While omnichannel commerce enhances retail by giving consumers a consistent shopping experience across all channels, unified commerce improves the experience even further.What is unified commerce?Unified commerce combines a retailer’s front- and back-end systems to have complete visibility of the customer, inventory, and orders across all channels. This results in better decision making and a highly personalized customer experience, ultimately driving stronger loyalty and revenue growth.

  • The new Chromebook Virtual Keyboard redesign is a joy to use, and it’s all thanks to psychology

    The new Chromebook virtual keyboard is a joy to use, and it’s all thanks to psychology. In the latest ChromeOS Canary 115 update, a redesigned virtual keyboard has made its appearance, and I must say, it has completely transformed my typing experience. Surprisingly, the changes are minimal at a glance, but they reflect a profound […]

  • Android TV is launching a ‘Live’ tab with over 800 free channels to match the Google TV experience

    Just a month ago, Google announced that it would be adding Plex, TubiTV, and Haystack to the ‘Live’ tab on Google TV (and Android TV) for a total of over 800 free channels. These would join PlutoTV, which was added a while back, and kicked off the integration into the company’s TV operating system. Just […]

  • Chrome Restores Flag to Disable Tab Hover Cards After User Outcry

    Google recently faced user backlash after removing a flag that allowed users to disable Hover card previews in Chrome 113. However, in response to widespread complaints, Google has taken action by reinstating the flag, enabling users to once again disable Tab Hover Card images in Chrome.

  • Google Calendar now works better with Microsoft Outlook and vice versa

    Google is working to make Microsoft Outlook more compatible with its Calendar app, with several improvements already implemented for all Workspace users. This includes personal Google Accounts, and those with legacy G Suite licenses too. Essentially, it’s rolled out to everyone right now.

  • Streamlining Chromebook management: How VIZOR Cloud transformed ACPA’s process

    Even before the global pandemic hit in 2020, Chromebooks had become a staple in the American classroom. When schools began to shut down and remote learning became the new normal, the adoption of 1:1 devices for students skyrocketed as schools districts scramble to keep the educational stream flowing amidst the unprecedented adversity. Now that the […]

  • Android 11 is starting to arrive on ARM-powered Chromebooks that need it badly

    Though there aren’t a ton of them out there in the market, ARM-powered Chromebooks represent a growing segment of the ChromeOS family that come in a wide variety of form factors. Notably, we have some great tablets and convertibles that come with processors like the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 and the MediaTek Kompanio series. While […]

  • Extended Stable Channel Update for Desktop

    The Extended Stable channel has been updated to 112.0.5615.204 for Windows and Mac which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. A full list of changes in this build is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how here. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.Srinivas SistaGoogle Chrome 

  • Stable Channel Update for Desktop

    The Stable channel has been updated to 113.0.5672.126 for Mac and Linux and 113.0.5672.126/.127 for Windows, which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. A full list of changes in this build is available in the log. Security Fixes and RewardsNote: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.This update includes 12 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers.

  • YouTube TV passes 6 million subscribers, and I still can’t understand why anyone would pay for this

    I’ve not been at all subtle about the fact that I don’t believe in traditional cable-style streaming in an age of on-demand services. However, I know that it’s still a viable option for many, and streaming itself has become the new cable, asking people to pay for something they used to pay to get rid […]

  • New split-screen layouts are here in ChromeOS 114 Beta, no flags necessary

    It’s been a little while since we last talked about the enhanced split-screen features coming to ChromeOS, but they are finally beginning to arrive in the Beta Channel of ChromeOS 114 with no need for any setup, flags, tweaks, or changes to start taking advantage of them. It’s a needed addition if you ask me, […]

  • Introducing Dataflow Cookbook: Practical solutions to common data processing problems

    Organizations like Tyson Foods, Renault, and Air Asia use real-time intelligence solutions from Google Cloud to transform their data clouds and solve for new customer challenges in an always-on, digitally connected world.

  • How to easily migrate your apps to containers —  free deep dive and workshop

    Just here for the event registration link?Click here.Are you looking to migrate your applications to Google Cloud? Thinking about using containers for some of those apps? If so, you’re in luck!

  • The Web at Work: How Loom found the sweet spot between a meeting and a message

    Working in the browser has become the norm for many companies. There is a whole ecosystem of applications and technologies that support people being productive in Chrome every day. In our “Web at Work” series, we take a closer look at browser-based apps that are changing the modern work experience. Today we’re featuring Loom. The online video and screen recorder that has given people a new way to communicate and connect in the workplace. It all began in the browserLoom launched its Chrome extension in 2016 with one goal: enable people to communicate more effectively and efficiently.

  • Policy Controller dashboard: Now available for all Anthos and GKE environments

    Customers using Kubernetes at scale need consistent guardrails for how resources are used across all their environments to improve their security, resource management and flexibility, and to achieve faster time-to-market and better operational efficiency. At the same time, customers tell us they need an easy way to apply and view those policy guardrails, including enforcement status, violations and remediation recommendations for their fleet of clusters. In January 2023, we launched the Policy Controller dashboard along with out-of-the-box policy bundles. And now, the Policy Controller dashboard is available for all Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Anthos environments (i.e.

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