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Android P feature spotlight: Developer options has a hidden list of 'feature flags,' just like Chrome

Android P feature spotlight: Developer options has a hidden list of 'feature flags,' just like Chrome

Most of us are already aware of the existence of Chrome's hidden flag menu, which holds an exceedingly long list of toggles for experimental features, but what you probably don't know is that Android P now also includes a similar list that's hidden away in Settings.

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Chrome for Android is testing a 'breaking news' push notification

Chrome for Android is testing a 'breaking news' push notification

Whether on mobile or desktop, Chrome always has a few experimental tricks up its sleeve. You can find these at chrome://flags where they can be enabled or disabled. Google uses these to test new features ahead of turning them on permanently, and lots of what we love about chrome started out as an optional flag.

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Chrome's experimental 'Chrome Home' interface now has bottom tabs and a revamped New Tab page

Chrome's experimental 'Chrome Home' interface now has bottom tabs and a revamped New Tab page

As you may know, Google often tests new Chrome features in 'flags' - hidden settings that can be enabled or disabled. We first spotted "Chrome Home" in October, which moves Chrome's address bar to the bottom of the screen. This is especially handy for larger screens, but it looks like more changes are coming.

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PSA: If 'Touch To Search' Is Gone In Chrome For Android, Here's How To Bring It Back

PSA: If 'Touch To Search' Is Gone In Chrome For Android, Here's How To Bring It Back

Touch to Search, which enables users to highlight a single word or line of text in the mobile version of Chrome and instantly search for that text in Google, is pretty neat. It was introduced in the beta build of Chrome for Android version 38 way back in March of last year. But in the latest versions of the app (including the standard release), it's been curiously absent for many users.

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[Lollipop Feature Spotlight] Android 5.0 Supports Over 200 Additional Emoji Flags (Compared To 10 On Other Platforms)

[Lollipop Feature Spotlight] Android 5.0 Supports Over 200 Additional Emoji Flags (Compared To 10 On Other Platforms)

Here's something most of us probably weren't aware of. Since Unicode 6.0, Emoji flags have each been given a two-letter regional indicator listed in ISO_3166-1. Until now, only ten of these flags actually showed up as images on Android. This remains the case on other platforms, such as iOS, Windows, and Mac OS X. Instead of an image, you see the two characters associated with each country. You can test this out for yourself by going over to Emojipedia and seeing which flags load (the ten standard ones are placed separately at the top).

On Android 5.0, this situation changes drastically. Users are able to see over 200 flags.

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Newest Chrome Beta For Android Includes Experimental SPDY Data Compression Proxy For Faster Browsing

Newest Chrome Beta For Android Includes Experimental SPDY Data Compression Proxy For Faster Browsing

The recent Chrome Beta for Android update was notable for including password and form sync, but it turns out there is another feature lurking beneath the surface, and it's potentially a big deal. Google has built in a data compression proxy for Chrome that can reduce bandwidth usage by up to 50% on mobile networks. You'll have to do a little digging through the Chrome flags, but it's relatively easy to switch to the fast lane.

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Just type chrome://flags into the address bar and enable the Experimental Data Compression Proxy. When that's done, all HTTP traffic will be routed through Google's SPDY servers where pages will be optimized for Chrome.

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[New App] Panasonic Flag Tags Lets You Show Your Olympic Spirit, Paint Your Face With Chosen Flag Colors

[New App] Panasonic Flag Tags Lets You Show Your Olympic Spirit, Paint Your Face With Chosen Flag Colors

With Olympics season in full swing, we've seen plenty of apps to help you keep track of which teams are winning which events, but not many that help you show off a little bit of national pride. Fortunately, Panasonic's Flag Tags app is here to help.

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The app is a bit of a novelty, but it works surprisingly well. You simply choose the flag colors you would like, take a picture of yourself (or select one from your gallery), and select the area of the photo in which your face appears. The app then paints your chosen flag colors onto your face in a surprisingly realistic way.

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