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Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop for Android

Google Chrome Remote Desktop
On Wednesday, Google launched a mobile client app called “Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android.” This app gives you remote access to your Mac or PC from your Android smartphone or tablet. 

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Microsoft Office Online is coming to the Chrome Web Store

Microsoft Corporation is launching Office Online on the Chrome Web Store soon. Office Online is a web version of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office Online already worked in the Chrome browser, but Microsoft decided to make native apps for its productivity software in the browser. The apps are called Word Online, PowerPoint Online, and OneNote Online. The apps can be used for creating new Office documents online with a single click from the desktop. 

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Google browser illuminates Vancouver sky

Artist Janet Echelman and Google Creative Director Aaron Koblin partnered to create an interactive artwork on one of the largest textile sculptures ever called Unnumbered Sparks in Vancouver, Canada. The artwork is made from ultralight fibers and is soaring from the roof of a skyscraper over the water and walkways near the Vancouver Convention Center. The artwork celebrates the 30th annual conference of TED.
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Asus launches the Chromebox desktop PC for $179

Asus Chromebox
Asus has announced a new $179 Chromebox desktop that runs on the Google Chrome operating system and runs on the Intel Haswell Celeron processor.
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Google Chrome now has notifications from Google Now

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Your Google Chrome browser will now be able to tell you if someone’s flight is delayed and what the scores are for your favorite sports teams. Google Now is already available on iOS and Android so this is simply an extension of the service.
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Google removes two Chrome extensions due to unauthorized ad insertion

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Google has removed two Chrome extensions after it was discovered that the software had code that served ads, which violated their terms of service. The two extensions were “Add to Feedly” and “Tweet This Page.” Each of these extensions had less than 100,000 users.
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Google is building a Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS

Google is working on a new feature for the Chrome mobile app that would allow users to remotely access desktop computers. The Android version is well into development and the iOS version is getting started. The feature will be called Chromoting. When the app arrives, Google will give Chrome users the ability to remotely access desktops from anywhere. The feature is an extension of Google’s previously designed “Chrome Remote Desktop” screen sharing and remote access feature, which was released in fall 2012. This feature competes against services like LogMeIn or TeamViewer.
[Source: TechCrunch]

Google’s new mobile Chrome feature can cut data usage by up to half

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Google has added a new feature to the Chrome mobile browser, which can reduce data usage by up to 50%. This could help users avoid extra data charges from carriers.

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