Watch Out For This Text That Kills Chrome on a Mac

Do not click on the link in the next paragraph if you are using Chrome on a Mac. Or you can, but it will immediately cause the tab that the link opens in to crash. The page contains a special string of 13 characters, which make Chrome for Mac go haywire. » 3/20/15 3:50pm 3/20/15 3:50pm

Chrome and Firefox Users Make Better Employees

Have you ever griped at your company's IT department for forcing you to use Internet Explorer? Chances are, you weren't being difficult: you were just trying to be a better employee. » 3/18/15 10:00pm 3/18/15 10:00pm

Vivaldi Is A Slick New Browser For Internet Addicts

In the beginning, there was Netscape. Then came Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and the love-it-or-hate-it Chrome. Now, there's a new competitor in the war to capture your online attention, a stripped-back browser built from the ashes of Opera and designed for power users. » 3/07/15 1:00pm 3/07/15 1:00pm

This Chrome Extension Reminds You to Stop Being Such a Dick on Twitter

The simplest browser extensions are almost always the greatest browser extensions. And TweetFired is no exception. Its one simple function is to bestow you with the most important advice the internet can offer: Never, ever tweet. » 3/04/15 7:06pm 3/04/15 7:06pm

Yep, Google Is Going To Make Another Chromebook Pixel

Remember the Pixel, that beautiful, high-end, ludicrously expensive Chromebook that comes with a laundry list of reasons to not buy it? Get ready for number two. Google has announced it has a sequel "coming soon." » 2/23/15 5:23pm 2/23/15 5:23pm

Fuck It, I'm Going Back to Firefox

Remember when we all switched from Firefox to Chrome? Chrome was stripped down, simple but fast as hell. It was like browsing the web on a whole new computer. These days Chrome is bloated, slow, and constantly crashing on me. I've finally reached the breaking point. » 2/13/15 11:15am 2/13/15 11:15am

The Best Chromebook For Every Need

I basically live in Google's Chrome web browser. It's a decision I made to save my sanity when it became part of my job to change laptops every few weeks. No need to back up files that way! But it made me wonder how well I could live with only Chrome—if I could replace my laptop with a Chromebook instead. » 2/06/15 2:27pm 2/06/15 2:27pm

Connect to Any PC Over the Internet With Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome isn't just for idly clicking through the latest tech news and the viral Vines of the day—it also hides a remote desktop tool that lets you easily get from any device running the browser (or the mobile app) to any other PC running the browser. Here's how to get a connection set up in the space of just a few… » 2/06/15 10:20am 2/06/15 10:20am

Use Ratings Preview For Smarter YouTube Browsing

There's an awful lot of content out there on YouTube and sorting the wheat from the chaff can be a serious undertaking. One way of making your video browsing smarter is to install the unofficial Ratings Preview extension for Google Chrome; it rather handily shows the rating for a clip right alongside every thumbnail,… » 1/22/15 4:55pm 1/22/15 4:55pm

New Google App Lets You Control Your Computer From Your iPhone or iPad

The Google Chrome Remote Desktop app that was released to Android users just hit the iOS app store. The app lets you access your computer via the Chrome Remote Desktop app. » 1/12/15 4:44pm 1/12/15 4:44pm

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Chromecast Master

Got yourself a super-cheap streaming dongle from Google? Or thinking about picking one up? Here are 10 lesser-known tricks and tips that you can use to get more from your Chromecast and unlock some of its hidden potential. » 7/17/14 1:37pm 7/17/14 1:37pm

Remove Apps That Mess With Google Chrome Using This New Tool

There are some shady software applications in circulation that will try and change your browser settings without your knowledge. One of the best known examples being when you load up your browser to find a completely different, heavily sponsored homepage in place. Google has a new tool that can watch for sneaky… » 12/10/14 12:30pm 12/10/14 12:30pm

Supercharge Your Favorites List with Google's New Bookmark Manager

Google has launched a new way of managing your bookmarks, though it's been rolled out as a Chrome extension rather than a native browser feature. Here's what the new tool can do for you and your ever-expanding list of saved links. » 11/03/14 12:39pm 11/03/14 12:39pm

This Chrome Extension Turns New Tabs Into Aerial Art

Want an easy way to liven up your day? Download the new Earth View from Google Maps extension for Chrome. It shows you a striking new satellite image every time you open a new tab, and it's delightful. » 10/13/14 3:00pm 10/13/14 3:00pm

Flix Plus Customizes Netflix to Your Heart's Desire

Chrome: Flix Plus, a new extension from us at Lifehacker, adds new features and tweaks to Netflix.com, letting you filter its recommendations, remove spoilers, use keyboard shortcuts, and a whole lot more. » 10/01/14 8:30pm 10/01/14 8:30pm

Android Apps Finally Arrive on Google's Chrome OS

Delivering on Sundar Pichai's promise at Google's I/O conference in June, Android apps are beginning to make appearances on Google's Chrome OS. The first set of apps incoming are Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine, and Google says they'll be working with select Android devs to add more in the coming months. » 9/11/14 1:28pm 9/11/14 1:28pm

Chrome for Android's Been Overhauled With Material Design

Chrome for Android is the latest recipient of the flattening Material Design treatment. Take a look at what that means in practice. » 9/05/14 7:23am 9/05/14 7:23am

New HTML Is About To Make Your Phone Way Better at Using the Internet

The Latest Version Of Chrome Finally Fixes How Fonts Look on Windows

Judge me all you want, but when I used Windows, my browser of choice was Internet Explorer. You know why? Because text in Internet Explorer looked bloody beautiful. Unlike, you know, Chrome, where text was a blurry mess. Seriously, it was painful. Until today. » 8/27/14 7:17am 8/27/14 7:17am