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[Update: YouTube too] Google switches to white nav bar in Chrome 65 (Canary) and Google Photos

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The navigation bar on Google devices has been black since time immemorial, but that's starting to change. In both Chrome and Google Photos, the navigation bar has switched to white with black navigation buttons. It's just those apps so far (and the chrome change is in Canary), but maybe this is only the beginning.

In Chrome, you'll find the new white navigation bar in v65, which is still in Canary.

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[Update: YouTube too] Google switches to white nav bar in Chrome 65 (Canary) and Google Photos was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google switches to white nav bar in Chrome 65 (Canary) and Google Photos

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The navigation bar on Google devices has been black since time immemorial, but that's starting to change. In both Chrome and Google Photos, the navigation bar has switched to white with black navigation buttons. It's just those apps so far (and the chrome change is in Canary), but maybe this is only the beginning.

In Chrome, you'll find the new white navigation bar in v65, which is still in Canary. It'll take a few months for that to filter down to the versions most people use.

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Google switches to white nav bar in Chrome 65 (Canary) and Google Photos was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google releases web app version of Chrome Remote Desktop

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Google is trying to phase out Chrome Web Store apps, in favor of more modern (and cross-platform) Progressive Web Apps. One of the most well-known Chrome apps is Chrome Remote Desktop, a remote management tool similar to VNC or TeamViewer. While it was originally designed to give Chromebooks a proper remote desktop application, it has also become popular as a TeamViewer alternative.

Today, Google has launched a beta of a new web-based Chrome Remote Desktop.

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Google releases web app version of Chrome Remote Desktop was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome 63 adds new flags page, prepares Chrome Home UI for wide rollout, and more [APK Download]

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

It's that time of the month again - Google has released a brand new version of Chrome for Android. We're now up to version 63, which brings a few useful improvements and further changes to the in-development 'Chrome Home' interface.

Chrome Home

Google has been working on a major interface revamp for Chrome since October of last year, called 'Chrome Home.' It started to take shape in March, and then it was revamped again in August.

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Chrome 63 adds new flags page, prepares Chrome Home UI for wide rollout, and more [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google wants Progressive Web Apps to replace Chrome apps

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The Chrome Web Store originally launched in 2010, and serves a hub for installing apps, extensions, and themes packaged for Chrome. Over a year ago, Google announced that it would phase out Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux in 2018. Today, the company sent out an email to developers with additional information, as well as news about future Progressive Web App support.

The existing schedule is mostly still in place - Chrome apps on the Web Store will no longer be discoverable for Mac, Windows, and Linux users.

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Google wants Progressive Web Apps to replace Chrome apps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HDR video support is coming to Chrome for Android soon

Monday, December 4th, 2017

A couple of devices these days support HDR, though not many apps do. YouTube, Netflix, and Google Play Movies are among those apps that can handle HDR playback, and one more may soon be joining them: Chrome. This information comes courtesy of two commits that were recently spotted on Chromium Gerrit.

These first commit demonstrates that Chrome for Android will be able to "tak[e] the VP9 HDR metadata from the video container and [pass] it to MediaCodec." The second says it'll be able to "set color space and HDR metadata in android.media.MediaFormat," or in plain English, played back if the device supports it.

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HDR video support is coming to Chrome for Android soon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Weekend Poll: What browser do you use on your phone?

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Your browser is your gateway to the world. With it, you can access a surfeit of information, including sites like ours. From a functional standpoint, most browsers are quite alike, but each has a distinctive set of features. And like anything with specific or distinguishing characteristics, a particular browser is something you develop a taste for. So, when it comes to your phone, which one do you use?

Some people just stick with whatever their phone ships with, be it Google's in-house Chrome, Samsung's Browser, or even an OEM-tweaked AOSP browser.

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Weekend Poll: What browser do you use on your phone? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Here’s how to protect yourself from rogue redirect ads right now in Chrome

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Earlier today, Google formally announced a feature that would keep rogue advertisements from taking over the browser and redirecting you to another page. The company said the feature would go live in Chrome 64, which is currently in the Canary and Dev channels, and not expected to be completed until January 2018. Surprisingly, the feature is already built into Chrome (even the stable version), you just have to turn it on.

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Here's how to protect yourself from rogue redirect ads right now in Chrome was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome 64 will block those pesky redirecting ads everyone hates

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Over the past few months, we've received dozens of complaints about redirecting ads on this site, which we have been repeatedly reporting to our ad networks. The problem ultimately comes down to rogue ads being published through common ad networks (even 'safe' ones like AdSense and AdX), which then show up on sites like ours. When the ads load, they hijack the parent page to load a misleading message, like the one pictured above, often while turning on the device's vibration motor to make it seem more realistic.

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Chrome 64 will block those pesky redirecting ads everyone hates was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s rounded mobile search redesign is now rolling out to everyone

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Google isn't one to rest on its laurels when it comes to the UX of its apps and sites. The company is continually testing different looks as it tries to keep up with the ever-changing design landscape and make its products as easy to use as possible. Search is still the company's bread and butter, and accordingly, it gets A/B tested more than most other properties. These latest changes have been tested to varying extents in recent months, and from the numerous tips we've had it seems they're being rolled out more-widely now.

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Google's rounded mobile search redesign is now rolling out to everyone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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