Chrome Home: New Features Come To Canary

Much like Chrome OS, Chrome for Android has multiple builds or “channels” where developers introduce, test and enhance new features and functions. Some of these features may never see the light of day but many will eventually make their way to the Stable channel of Chrome for millions of users around the world.




One feature in particular has been floating around the Canary channel since October of last year and now looks to be getting some serious upgrades. “Chrome Home” was added to the highly experimental Canary build of Chrome for Android and places the omnibox (url bar) at the bottom of the browser as opposed to the traditional top placement.

The initial implementation of Chrome Home was quite buggy which isn’t unusual for such a drastic UI change. The most recent update to the feature has not only made it much more user-friendly but added some neat new options.




An additional Home related flag has been added and can be enabled by typing chrome://flags/#enable-chrome-home-expand-button. Once enabled, this will add an arrow icon to the left of the omnibar that expands to offer a number of options including recent pages, bookmarks and a download button.

Chrome Home has been in the Canary channel since version 56. Now on version 60, we hope to see this feature make its way through the channels to find its “home” in Stable. For many smart phone users with devices over 5.5″, this will be a very welcome addition to our favorite browser.

Chrome Home: New Features Come To Canary

Much like Chrome OS, Chrome for Android has multiple builds or “channels” where developers introduce, test and enhance new features and functions. Some of these features may never see the light of day but many will eventually make their way to the Stable channel of Chrome for millions of users around the world.




One feature in particular has been floating around the Canary channel since October of last year and now looks to be getting some serious upgrades. “Chrome Home” was added to the highly experimental Canary build of Chrome for Android and places the omnibox (url bar) at the bottom of the browser as opposed to the traditional top placement.

The initial implementation of Chrome Home was quite buggy which isn’t unusual for such a drastic UI change. The most recent update to the feature has not only made it much more user-friendly but added some neat new options.




An additional Home related flag has been added and can be enabled by typing chrome://flags/#enable-chrome-home-expand-button. Once enabled, this will add an arrow icon to the left of the omnibar that expands to offer a number of options including recent pages, bookmarks and a download button.

Chrome Home has been in the Canary channel since version 56. Now on version 60, we hope to see this feature make its way through the channels to find its “home” in Stable. For many smart phone users with devices over 5.5″, this will be a very welcome addition to our favorite browser.

Sideload apps on Fire TV using Fire TV Downloader app – Method 3

Amazon Downloader ApplicationA new Amazon Fire TV downloader app recently debuted on the Amazon Fire TV app store by AFTVNEWS. It is simply named Downloader and offers an extremely easy way to sideload Android applications onto your Amazon Fire TV box. All that is required is an install of the Downloader application and the URL for the […]

Sideload apps on Fire TV using Fire TV Downloader app – Method 3 is a post from htpcBeginner.

4.7 inch Samsung Galaxy Feel smartphone launches… in Japan

4.7 inch Samsung Galaxy Feel smartphone launches… in Japan

There was a time when smartphones with 4.7 inch screens were considered enormous. Now they’re “mini.” They’re also rather rare… but Samsung has a new model called the Samsung Galaxy Feel. It’s a smartphone with a 4.7 inch HD AMOLED display, an octa-core processor, and 3GB of RAM. Unfortunately the Samsung Galaxy Feel is only […]

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Review: ZTE Blade X Max brings a big screen to Cricket Wireless at a small price [Video]

When ZTE released the ZMax Pro last year, we were very impressed with its performance and features — especially for a device as inexpensive as $99. It had some minor drawbacks — a lack of fast charging and a subpar camera, to name a couple — but it was undeniably one of the best deals around for MetroPCS customers.

The Blade X Max is essentially a refreshed version of the ZMax Pro coming soon to Cricket Wireless, bringing updated specs and minor improvements to an almost identical design. While the price is slightly higher this time around, it’s still a great prepaid option for all the same reasons as its predecessor.

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Review: ZTE Blade X Max brings a big screen to Cricket Wireless at a small price [Video]

When ZTE released the ZMax Pro last year, we were very impressed with its performance and features — especially for a device as inexpensive as $99. It had some minor drawbacks — a lack of fast charging and a subpar camera, to name a couple — but it was undeniably one of the best deals around for MetroPCS customers.

The Blade X Max is essentially a refreshed version of the ZMax Pro coming soon to Cricket Wireless, bringing updated specs and minor improvements to an almost identical design. While the price is slightly higher this time around, it’s still a great prepaid option for all the same reasons as its predecessor.

more…

Early Microsoft Lumia 950 concept included Surface Pen support

Early Microsoft Lumia 950 concept included Surface Pen support

Windows may be the dominant operating system for notebook and desktop computers, but Microsoft’s Windows software for phones has an ever-dwindling market share. While the company continues to offer updates to Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft hasn’t launched any new smartphone hardware since the fall of 2015. At the time, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 […]

Early Microsoft Lumia 950 concept included Surface Pen support is a post from: Liliputing

Early Microsoft Lumia 950 concept included Surface Pen support

Early Microsoft Lumia 950 concept included Surface Pen support

Windows may be the dominant operating system for notebook and desktop computers, but Microsoft’s Windows software for phones has an ever-dwindling market share. While the company continues to offer updates to Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft hasn’t launched any new smartphone hardware since the fall of 2015. At the time, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 […]

Early Microsoft Lumia 950 concept included Surface Pen support is a post from: Liliputing

Deals of the Day (5-26-2017)

Deals of the Day (5-26-2017)

With Windows 10 S set to launch soon, it’s likely that we’ll see a new crop of Windows laptops with entry-level specs and Chromebook-like prices. But it’s not like there’s any shortage of notebooks with Windows 10 Home or Pro which already match that description. Right now you can pick up a Lenovo IdeaPad 110s […]

Deals of the Day (5-26-2017) is a post from: Liliputing

Deals of the Day (5-26-2017)

Deals of the Day (5-26-2017)

With Windows 10 S set to launch soon, it’s likely that we’ll see a new crop of Windows laptops with entry-level specs and Chromebook-like prices. But it’s not like there’s any shortage of notebooks with Windows 10 Home or Pro which already match that description. Right now you can pick up a Lenovo IdeaPad 110s […]

Deals of the Day (5-26-2017) is a post from: Liliputing

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Asus ZenFone Zoom (unlocked) + powerbank $180, Google Home $99, SanDisk Cruzer 256GB $35, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

ASUS ZenFone Zoom 32GB (unlocked) + ZenPower 10050mAh Portable Battery: $180 ($255 value) | B&H

Google Home $99 (Reg. $129) for first time Express shoppers

SanDisk Cruzer Glide 256GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $35 (Reg. $55+)

Grab a Moto Z Play for $6/mo, or Droid at $10/mo at Best Buy

9to5Rewards: Twelve South Action Sleeve for Apple Watch [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Smartphone Accessories: 2-Pack Anker Screen Protectors for iPhone 7/Plus $4, more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

DEWALT overhauls Bluetooth Connect system w/ new tools, trackers, more

Gogoro’s second gen electric scooter has a lower price, same power

Pokemon’s Magikarp Jump splashes onto iOS and Android for worldwide release

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

JBL Charge 2+ Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker $60 (Reg. $80)

Logitech K750 Wireless Keyboard (cert. refurb) now $30

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Chromecast Support Comes To Cartoon Network App

The ability to share my favorite apps with my Chromecast is becoming so common I almost expect this feature to just be there. One particular application, however, has surprisingly lacked the support. That is, until now.




Cartoon Network recently updated their mobile app and have added native support for Chromecast. Now I can share my favorite episodes of Adventure Time with everyone in the office with just the simple click of the Cast button.

The update rolled out last week along with the announcement from Cartoon Network.

WHAT’S NEW

Chromecast! Yes, we’ve added one of the most requested features: the ability to stream Cartoon Network episodes from the app directly to your TV using Chromecast. Just plug in your Chromecast media streaming device, open the Cartoon Network app on your phone or tablet, and then tap the Cast button to see your favorite shows on the big screen. Be sure to send us your feedback so we can keep making the Cartoon Network app better and better!

Google Play Store




Like most network apps, you will have to log in with your cable provider info to access all the features. But, there are quite a few free episodes available of some the CN’s most popular shows. You can grab the Cartoon Network App for the Google Play Store.

Source: Chrome Story

Chromecast Support Comes To Cartoon Network App

The ability to share my favorite apps with my Chromecast is becoming so common I almost expect this feature to just be there. One particular application, however, has surprisingly lacked the support. That is, until now.




Cartoon Network recently updated their mobile app and have added native support for Chromecast. Now I can share my favorite episodes of Adventure Time with everyone in the office with just the simple click of the Cast button.

The update rolled out last week along with the announcement from Cartoon Network.

WHAT’S NEW

Chromecast! Yes, we’ve added one of the most requested features: the ability to stream Cartoon Network episodes from the app directly to your TV using Chromecast. Just plug in your Chromecast media streaming device, open the Cartoon Network app on your phone or tablet, and then tap the Cast button to see your favorite shows on the big screen. Be sure to send us your feedback so we can keep making the Cartoon Network app better and better!

Google Play Store




Like most network apps, you will have to log in with your cable provider info to access all the features. But, there are quite a few free episodes available of some the CN’s most popular shows. You can grab the Cartoon Network App for the Google Play Store.

Source: Chrome Story

HTPC News Roundup 2017 Wk 21: ExtraTorrent comes back, subtitle vulnerabilities, best torrenting sites 2017

Welcome to the htpcBeginner HTPC News Roundup, May 26, 2017 edition! This week saw popular torrent website ExtraTorrent.cc go offline and resurface, Kodi vulnerabilities come to light, and the best torrenting websites 2017. Read on for the latest in HTPC news and updates! htpcBeginner Recap In case you missed them, here is a recap of […]

HTPC News Roundup 2017 Wk 21: ExtraTorrent comes back, subtitle vulnerabilities, best torrenting sites 2017 is a post from htpcBeginner.

ARM Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55, and Mali-G72 details leaked

ARM Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55, and Mali-G72 details leaked

ARM’s next-gen chip designs are on the way, and if the benchmark results listed in a series of leaked slides are accurate, the company’s new Mali-G72 graphics design could offer up to a 40 percent improvement in graphics performance while the new Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A75 CPU designs could should provide at least a 20 percent performance […]

ARM Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55, and Mali-G72 details leaked is a post from: Liliputing