Posts Tagged ‘Chrome Extension’

You can now Netflix and Chill with a friend over long-distance using this Google Chrome extension. Here’s how it works.

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Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world at the moment so it’s no surprise that developers and enthusiasts are keen to build and publish extensions for the software. Perhaps one of the simplest but highly functioning Chrome app available at the moment, is the newly discovered Vysor, which comes courtesy of the prominent developer behind Android apps and tweaks like AllCast, Helium, ROM Manager, and most importantly, ClockworkMod recovery. Vysor allows the display of an Android device to be mirrored onto a PC, Mac, or Linux computer running Google Chrome with absolute minimal fuss.

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The Google Now personal assistant has taken the world, particularly the Android world, by storm. Despite having been around for less than a year following its official Jelly Bean 4.1 rollout, many users of Google’s flagship operating system already rely upon its powerful feature set, and with functionality increasing all the time, it makes sense that Google Now could also be beneficial to desktop users. Developer Chris Emanuel certainly seems to think so, and as such, has developed a Chrome extension which essentially brings up a Google Now-like page to the company’s legendary browser whenever a new tab is opened.

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The Facebook social network ensures that, whether you haven’t seen a person within the last ten years or ten minutes, everybody can remain connected. Billions of messages are shared through Facebook on any given day, but while we are often only directing our correspondence with one or a small group of people, it’s often the case that everybody can read it. In these instances, a private inbox message may be necessary, but if you want to have some fun with it, you could try a new Chrome extension allowing you to secretly hide messages within images. While perhaps not an immediately reassuring mode of obscuring a message from prying eyes of others, the extension, developed by a computer science student at Oxford University, does have an element of mischievousness to it, and will have your Facebook friends scratching their heads as to why you’re consistently posting plain images of your food. (Oh, wait..)

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