Turn on "OK Google" in Chrome OS to start talking to your Chromebook

In recent weeks you might’ve heard all about Cortana’s integration with Windows 10, enabling you to run web searches, check your diary and toggle system settings by chatting to your computer. A similar kind of functionality is available on Chrome OS, with more comprehensive features on the way. »9/17/15 2:30pm9/17/15 2:30pm

How To Stop Videos From Auto-Playing in Your Browser

Whether it’s a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today’s web want to get going without any input from you—and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren’t expecting. Here’s how to tackle the issue in… »9/14/15 1:00pm9/14/15 1:00pm

Go Install This Chrome Extension For Sending Self-Destructing Gmails

Gmail’s Undo Send feature gives users of Google’s free email service up to 30 seconds to change their mind on a sent email before it leaves their outbox. But a new Chrome extension called Dmail lets you send messages with a self-destruct timer—or the ability to remotely delete them whenever you want. »7/24/15 5:01pm7/24/15 5:01pm

Manage Chrome Tabs As a Single App in Android Lollipop

One of the new features in Lollipop treats each Chrome browser tab as a separate app on the Overview screen—the idea is you can flick between (or close) tabs as easily as apps. If you don’t like that behavior and want to leave the tab management to the browser itself, here’s how to revert back to the old way of… »6/22/15 9:32am6/22/15 9:32am

Apple's Great New Developer Program Screws Over Safari Devs

During the last few days of the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced major changes to its developer programs. Gone are the different programs — and different fees — that developers for iOS, OS X, and watchOS previously had to pay. And that’s great! Except, one of the most under-appreciated dev… »6/10/15 11:55pm6/10/15 11:55pm

Cut Down on Your Chrome Data Usage on iOS and Android 

Browsing the web on your mobile is always something of a compromise between getting all the information you need and trying not to hit your mobile data limit (if indeed you have one). Chrome for iOS and Android includes a Data Saver feature you can utilize to compress files before they reach you and save yourself some… »4/30/15 9:44am4/30/15 9:44am