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It's Time For Android And Chrome OS To Merge

The future of computing is hybrid. Phones have become tablets. Tablets have become desktop computers with keyboards. Hell, Microsoft even made Windows phones powerful enough to be used as full-fledged PCs. Bottom line: A gadget in 2016 needs to be flexible. That’s why Google bringing every single Android app to Chrome would be such a big deal.


How To Disguise Fun Websites At Work

The internet is an interesting place, which makes it all the more tempting to steal a few minutes of catch-up time during regular office hours. Though it can actually make you more productive, not every boss is cool with you wasting precious workday hours browsing the web. Thankfully, we have a few solutions for you. Here’s your guide to staying safe from curious co-workers and patrolling upper management if you need to take a quick glance online.


All The Cool Beta Software You Can Use For Free

Beta software lets you test out the newest features while app developers work out the final bugs in the software. Now, more app developers are offering beta programs than ever before. All you need to do is sign up to be part of the beta program. Plus, switching back to the stable version is usually easy. (Please note: beta programs can cause problems in your devices, so please proceed with caution). Here are 11 beta programs you can join today — and one you can’t.


This Handy Chrome Extension Makes Binge-Watching Netflix Even Easier

Netflix is built for binge-watching. It’s practically all I use it for. But you know what’s lame? The service bakes in stop gaps, like the occasional “continue watching” prompts and episode countdowns. These remind me of reality, and knock me out of my House of Cards-watching flow. Luckily, a genius built a new extension that gets rid of those needless annoyances.


Your Browser's Private Mode Isn't As Secret As You Think

Your browser’s private or incognito mode can be useful for many reasons, but you should always know what it is and isn’t hiding. Here’s exactly what’s happening when you launch a private window.


How To Swap Facebook's New Reaction Emojis With Donald Trump Or Pokémon

Why “like” something with a thumbs-up or smiley face, when you can say it with Donald Trump’s spray-tanned mug or a startled Pikachu?


People Are Finally Ditching Internet Explorer For Chrome

In the land of browsers, Internet Explorer is king — but not for long. The most-used browser in the world is swiftly losing its prestigious ground to up-and-coming web browser, Google Chrome. Computerworld released a report that predicts if Internet Explorer continues its user base free fall, Chrome could become the new browser champ as early as May 2016.


Chrome Can Search Your Bookmarks With This Hidden Feature

If you find yourself drowning in an ocean of unorganized bookmarks, then Chrome’s recently revamped bookmark manager has one or two tricks that may help. One is the option to search through your bookmarked pages right from the browser’s address bar at the top of the interface.


Use OttoPlay To Watch Netflix Like It's Old-School Cable

Are you a fervent acolyte of the on-demand video streaming revolution and yet still yearn for some of the old-school television charm? OttoPlay is an add-on for Netflix (and YouTube and Hulu) that brings back the old channel surfing feel, letting you skip across “channels.” It may be more rewarding than normal recommendations, at least.


How To Use A USB Stick To Securely Log In To Gmail

If you’ve configured two-step verification for your Gmail account, rather than checking your mobile for codes you can plug in a verified USB stick instead. You can carry it wherever you go, and of course, it doesn’t lose battery or signal. According to Google, it also offers better protection against phishing attacks. Here’s how you can set it up.


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