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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 behaviour and want to leave the tab management to the browser itself, here’s how to revert back to the old way of working.


Google's Masterplan To Make Chrome Suck Less

Google Chrome has this slight problem where it hoards RAM and battery like Smaug hoards shiny things. It sucks, and it completely ruins an otherwise perfect browser. But luckily, Google knows about Chrome’s problems, and it has a twelve-step program to fix things.


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 communities got a lil’ bit screwed over.


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 communities got a lil’ bit screwed over.


Future Versions Of Chrome Will Kill Flash, In The Name Of Battery Life

It’s no secret that Google Chrome hogs RAM and battery life like an Overly Attached Browser. In an effort to reduce the strain on your poor overwhelmed laptop, Google is introducing a feature that will auto-pause ‘unimportant’ Flash elements on a web page. Hell yes.


Chrome For Android Just Got A Killer Time-Saving Search Trick

An update rolling out to Chrome on Android devices comes with a neat little search trick that lets you search for that word within the same Chrome tab. It’s called Touch to Search, and it’s bound to make the often frustrating task of mobile browsing a hair more convenient.


Android M And Chrome Are Finally Doing Something Great For Users

The most important news about Android M is how it will handle the way apps get permission to access your private data. That sounds like a humble little technical detail until you realise what a revolution it will be when we can set our own permissions on apps, any time we want. And Chrome is doing it too.


Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM

Google Chrome is a fine browser, but that goodness comes with a number of foibles that make us want to tear down walls and run to Firefox.


Google Tone Sends URLs To Nearby Computers Using Sound

Google has published a Chrome extension that allows you to share URLs in an interesting new way. Click a button and a simple chirrup from your computer’s speakers sends the link to other devices in earshot.


Three Handy Uses For Chrome Beyond Browsing The Web

You probably think of Chrome as a web browser — and so you should — but it has a few more tricks up its sleeve than you might have realised. Here are three of our favourite alternative uses for the software, which to a large extent work the same in Mozilla Firefox too.