We reported before that Google is working on a major update to its Google Chrome browser for Desktop. Now, Google has released Chrome 45 for desktop, which is now available to download on PC, Mac, and Linux. The biggest change in this update is improved RAM management, which reduces the memory usage of idle tabs in the background.
Chrome can now check on tabs in the background and can tell if there is no activity on them for a while. It will then aggressively clear unused memory to reduce the memory footprint of those tabs. Google claims it can free up about 10% memory on an average and as much as a quarter for sites like Gmail, which will get you to notice a major performance improvements.
However, You won't lose your current status, Chrome will also intelligently restore your tabs upon relaunch, if you use that feature. Chrome for Desktop v45 is now available to download using the link below.
Google just released a New Hangouts App for Chrome Browsers and Chrome OS for Desktops. The App packs many UI changes (than the old extension) it also packs floating chats similar to Facebook's Chatheads feature, but for your desktop.
The premise is simple as the demo video below shows, a Hangouts bubble floats on the side of your desktop, opened from Google's Chrome app launcher, and subsequent conversations float above that. Users can click and hold to drag the bubble around and manage/participate in chats just like on the web.
Native app experience. Hangouts runs in the background and notifies you of new messages and incoming calls with animated notifications. Launch Hangouts from the Start menu, have it pinned on your taskbar and switch apps using Alt+Tab. Download it to your Desktop Chrome from Here!
Google Chrome for desktop is getting a Material Design Make over very soon, as Google is bringing both platforms Closer (Android - Chromium). You can Now Enable the Material Design UI New Tap Page for your Chrome Desktop (version 38 or later).
To Get the New Material Design NTP, all you have to do is to change a simple flag on Chrome. Just go to "Chrome://flags" and Change "Enable Material Design NTP" flag from "Default" to "Enable" and you are done.
We are already into 2017 and the Galaxy S8 may not seem as far away from being launched as it seemed to be just a month ago. Today, a new report/leak has come into attention, courtesy of an unlikely source; allaboutwindowsphone.com. What we can see via the leaked image is a software running on a PC, called Samsung Desktop Experience. There are three visible tabs on the right, marked as,
2. External Monitor
3. Keyboard & Mouse
As some of you have already figured out, the entire setup looks very similar to Windows Continuum Workspace experience, reserved for Windows smartphones only. As the Continuum program allows a Windows smartphone user to experience PC-like functionality, we are guessing that the Samsung Desktop Experience will also bring something similar to the Galaxy S8.
The only issue might be that the S8 will run on Android, which is a completely different OS from Windows altogether. Nevertheless, I am sure that Samsung will hire the right developers to bridge the gap in-between the two operating systems in order to deliver a smooth experience to the users. The ability to properly use a keyboard and a mouse could lead to windowed apps, true multitasking and better productivity on the Galaxy S8 in certain situations. Are you excited for his one?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Galaxy S8 has brought true desktop experience onto a mobile phone, thanks to DeX. However, here are a few things that you need to know about the app, before you decide to buy the S8 or the S8+ based on that feature.
You NEED the Dock
You will have to shell out an additional $160 to buy the DeX Dock because it simply won't work without it. The dock has an HDMI port, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a cooling fan and it even charges the phone. Apart from the monitor itself and the connecting wire, this is the only other accessory you will need.
It Resembles Windows
The experience is not unlike what we are all used to seeing from Windows computers. The app window is at the bottom left corner, just like the Windows button and you can minimize, maximize or multitask on the monitor just like on a fully-fledged PC or Mac.
You May Not Really Need it!
We cannot deny that the idea and the implementation is excellent this time around and even beats the Microsoft Continuum system in a few things. However, since it is not exactly a laptop replacement, we are not sure if you really can find it useful! It's not like you can carry around a monitor in addition to a phone and a dock while travelling. At home or office, you already have a laptop or two, so Samsung may need to find some good uses for it very soon, if they want DeX to be a major selling factor for the Galaxy S8 series.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
AirDroid is one of those indispensable tools that goes on a new phone or tablet the minute I set it up, and this tool has just got updated to version 3 with a complete overhaul. AirDroid 3 allow you to transfer files and photos wirelessly from your computer to your Android device with many other tools and great UI.
AirDroid 3 still on BETA status but you can try it now on your Android device and also the desktop Native client for Windows and Mac are also available as BETA. All interactions with AirDroid 3 are now encrypted from end to end. You can Try AirDroid 3 today from the download links below.
What's New in AirDroid 3 :
- Control Android from computer remotely, like Remote Desktop or VNC.
- Launch an Android app remotely from it's notification.
A typical use case: The phone receives a new Whatsapp message and the message is pushed to computer in real time. Click on the notification, and AirMirror will mirror the phone screen on computer, with Whatsapp launched and ready for you to respond to the message.
- In the first version, AirMirror will work out of the box in a few pre-certified phones, but most phones will need to get rooted. AirDroid is working with major OEMs to make AirMirror work without rooting on more devices.
* End-to-End encryption (E2EE):
- End-to-End encryption for all SMS, app notifications, contact data, account credentials and other sensitive data. E2EE makes it practically impossible for any 3rd party, including the government and the developer, to access the user data transferred via E2EE. It's our commitment and priority to make AirDroid safer.
* File transfer:
- Transfer files from computer to Android, Android to computer, Android to Android, on local connection or remote connection.
- Transfer file folder from computer to Android.
- Files transferred by remote connection will be available for download for 7 days, and then will be permanently deleted from cloud.
- Receive and reply to SMS on computer.
- Send group SMS.
* Call alerts:
- Real-time notification of incoming calls.
- Reject incoming calls, optionally with a canned quick response by SMS.
- Accept incoming calls. Call talking is still on the phone, not on computer.
- View contacts and send SMS from contact list.
* Notification Mirror
- Get real-time alert of phone notifications from any apps.
- Silence individual or all app notifications.
* Redesigned Android interface:
- The Android interface is redesigned to make it more intuitive, and also feels more "Android", less iOS.
* AirDroid Web:
- The update for AirDroid Web is mostly about bug fixes and stability improvements. AirDroid Web is still as important as Windows and Mac, and we'll continue to invest heavily on it, but in AirDroid 3, we put more resources in creating the all new desktop clients.
It's been a while since Google last decided to dust off the desktop web version of its Play Store repository, but from the looks of it, a new refreshment of the interface is imminent. Several sources claim that Google is currently testing a new layout for the Play Store.
Currently, as you most likely know, when you open the page of a given app, the Play Store suggests some similar ones all the way at the bottom of the page, which is not quite intuitive and user-friendly. Check the leaked Screenshot below.
Google seems to be aware of this according to a leaked screenshot of a test layout for the Play Store, Mountain View might be poised to bring the similar app suggestions to the right side of the screen, in a dedicated sidebar. Other apps from the same developer are also being shown.
Online casinos, no matter what the platform, are a multi trillion pound business. There are millions of people around the world who log on to online casino sites on a regular basis to play their favourite games such as blackjack, poker, roulette and the slots. The fact that there are so many online casino operators out there means that they are only going to continue to grow in popularity too, especially now that people have the option to play on various devices whenever they wish.
There's no denying that the internet changed the casino world, and for the better too. You can't deny the industry hasn't continued to move with the times and this is probably the main reason it has been consistently successful. First of all, when the Internet first arrived, we saw people playing at online casinos via their desktop computers. This was done either in browser or by downloading the casino's software to the PC. Nowadays, the trends suggest that more and more people are opting to play on their smartphones and tablets, rather than their desktops or laptops.
Online casino operators practically encourage it too and this has been a growing trend for a number of years. Due to the advancements made in technology, smartphones and tablets have become more and more powerful, especially recently. They were always tipped to be mini computers, but now the lines between an actual desktop and a top of the range smart phone are becoming more and more blurred. Some smartphones and tablets actually have more power than a computer believe it or not. So a growing trend is that operators are looking to encourage users to play on the go so to speak.
It's common place for online casinos to offer their new customers bonuses and to do promotions on a regular basis. Usually these are based on the first few deposits made as in matched deposits and then loyalty points are accrued over time. A trend we're seeing now is that not only have online casino operators shelled out for the development of apps for both iOS and Android, but they're offering separate bonuses and incentives to get people to sign up and play; regardless of whether the user already visits via a desktop. So this shows that the operators themselves have been instrumental in the growing trend that has seen so many people preferring to gamble on the go rather than play via a desktop computer.
The most visited online casinos tend to be those that are operated by the biggest names in sports betting really, especially when it comes to UK users. The fact that Google Play have now started to allow gambling apps back into their store after a 4 year absence, will only serve to make gaming and gambling on the go even more popular. Smartphones and tablets are still playing catch up when it comes to desktops, but they're beginning to close the gap and it won't be too long before they take an even bigger share of the casino market.