Picture-in-picture (PIP) video playback is a user-favorite feature on Android’s Chrome app, and you can now get it on your Chrome desktop browser—as long as you’ve updated to Chrome 70, that is.
When I’m trying to do work, every little thing distracts me. Google autocomplete; my inbox; even the page that Chrome loads when I open a new tab. Well, the helpful page Chrome used to load. Because for the last few years, I’ve run the Chrome extension Blank New Tab Page. When I open a new tab or window in Chrome, I…
Google definitely got the message that users weren’t happy about the auto-sign in/out link implemented in the previous version of Chrome. The company has launched an updated version of the browser (version 70) that makes it a lot easier to disable this annoying feature—among other changes.
Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS has morphed into an impressive computing platform now that it’s compatible with Android apps and, more recently, Linux apps.
We’re in the last few months of 2018, and Adobe Flash’s expiration date feels just within reach. That’s not just wishful thinking, either—Adobe has stated it will officially end support for the ailing web plugin in 2020.
The identity politics of tech are real. We become obsessed with the devices that power our lives, and they can drive us to heated arguments—however preposterous—with anyone who loves a competing product, platform, or service.
Google Earth is one of those things I like playing around with but never do. This week I came across a Chrome extension that makes that exploration a bit easier.
Who doesn’t love a good round of Zork? While you are unlikely to be eaten by a Google Grue, you can play a text adventure in the company’s Chrome browser. It’s a clever little Easter egg that’s actually kind of fun, if you have some time to kill. Better still, the game isn’t just some marketing BS for Google products;…
Windows 10 is reportedly going to start warning users when installing a non-edge browser. Beta testers are currently getting an early look at Microsoft’s upcoming October 2018 Windows Update, and some have noticed a rather annoying new inclusion.
You may have noticed that the most recent Chrome update includes a change to the way the browser syncs to your Google account. Specifically, if you sign into or out of Gmail, your Google account will be signed into or out of Chrome automatically.
Google rolled out a new version of Chrome on Tuesday, which changes its look and feel quite a bit. As with any change of this size, not everyone is happy. In fact, there’s a fair bit of grumbling about switching browsers, or at least reverting back to Chrome’s old look.
To mark the 10th anniversary of its Chrome browser, Google is rolling out a substantial refresh of the browser, giving it a softer, rounder look and some neat new features. Most of the changes in Chrome version 69 are small quality-of-life tweaks, some of which are so subtle you might not even notice as part of…
It’s frustrating to make a typo when you’re trying to visit a website for the first time. Then, because your browser hates you, it will attempt to autocomplete to the wrong website—like netflux or faceboik—whenever you start to type the correct address into your address bar.
If you’ve stumbled across an image on the internet—perhaps on your favorite social media site—and you want to know more about it, you can always ask the person responsible for the post. Odds are good that they probably just cribbed the image from somewhere else, and don’t know any more about where it came from. But…
Chrome: Keeping up on the latest security information is tough, and odds are good that you don’t think about website hacks very much unless you see a headline that a particular site or service exposed your user name and password.
If you do all your work in a browser, you can end up with dozens of tabs in one window. You could open new windows for different projects and shove tabs around, or develop the monk-like discipline to stop opening tabs. Or you could manage them practically by treating your browser like an operating system. The Chrome…
You may want to spend less time of sites like Facebook and YouTube, but actually doing it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. HabitLab is an open-source project from Stanford that attempts to make cutting back on habit-forming sites a little bit easier.
Chrome: If you’re a travel junkie—or, better yet, need a little inspiration to plan your next trip—you’re going to love the Chrome extension “Random bnb.” It’s incredibly simple, but it does a great job of reminding you that there are gorgeous places in the world you can stay at right now and, in some cases, not even…
The standard or “stable” version of Google Chrome offers plenty of handy customizations and quality-of-life improvements, but if you want to get the latest experimental features before anyone else, you’ll want to check out Chrome Canary.
Every week at Lifehacker, we highlight four different apps and browser extensions that can do something awesome for your devices (or life): one for each platform or major browser. If you took an Internet-free sabbatical or went on vacation for a week, you probably missed some gems.