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Chrome's newest experiment gives your URL bar a new lease on life

Chrome's newest experiment gives your URL bar a new lease on life

Despite enjoying the lion's share in the browser market, Google Chrome hasn't slowed down its pace of experimenting. Last year, it introduced a slick new way to navigate or perform a task without having to leave the address bar. Now, Google is making the feature — called Chrome Actions — available in the Beta channel for everyone to try.

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Chrome Beta 48 Adds Cast API Support, Actionable Notifications, And More [APK Download]

Chrome Beta 48 Adds Cast API Support, Actionable Notifications, And More [APK Download]

Google is busy this week updating most of its apps before the holidays and one update we were anticipating is Chrome Beta 48. The Chromium Blog had announced the update last week but we didn't see it on the Play Store until today.

So what does Beta 48 bring? A few interesting additions. Developers can now use the Presentation API to present to Google Cast devices, making it possible to send sites and their content to your Chromecast devices right from your mobile browser. The site notifications that were introduced with version 42 are getting an interesting update with actionable buttons so developers can add custom options that are easy to accomplish from the notification pop-up.

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[APK Teardown] Chrome Beta 41 Appears To Be Adding Support For Kid Accounts, Samsung's AirView, And Notifications For Web Apps

[APK Teardown] Chrome Beta 41 Appears To Be Adding Support For Kid Accounts, Samsung's AirView, And Notifications For Web Apps

Update Wednesday wasn't particularly active this week, but Google did push a few bug fixers out before the day was done. While most of the apps only saw minor version revs with little more than minor tweaks, Chrome Beta 41 came down the pipe with some noteworthy improvements like pull-to-refresh and an option to block only 3rd-party cookies. However, it turns out that those weren't the only new bits to be found in this release.

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Kid Accounts, Again

A couple of months ago, Google Play Services 6.5 landed with a handful of new bits and pieces, including the first signs of a feature referred to as Kid Accounts.

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PSA: You Can Finally Find Chrome Beta By Searching The Play Store

PSA: You Can Finally Find Chrome Beta By Searching The Play Store

Since the dawn of Chrome Beta for Android, Google blocked it from the Play Store's search results for some reason. For those who use the browser as their default, this was a huge pain in the ass, as it meant searching Google to find a direct link to the browser when installing it on a new device. Sure, that may sound minor, but not being able to find your favorite browser from the device's Play Store search results is just annoying. You couldn't even find it directly from Google's developer page.

As of today, however, Google has finally made it searchable in the Play Store.

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