New Chrome Extension Enables Google Voice Calls from Browser
Google recently made a new extension available for its Chrome browser. Once installed, the new extension adds a button to the toolbar, which displays the number of unread messages in a user's Google Voice inbox. The extension also provide users with access to their most recent messages with transcripts; lets them initiate calls and send text messages; and lets users call phones numbers embedded on web sites by clicking on them. The extension is free to install. It will work with the Windows version of Chrome, and the beta Chromium builds for Macs. It won't support the official beta of Chrome for Macs. Google Voice works with a number of smartphones, including Android handsets.
Google Adds Tap-to-Search Feature to Chrome
Google today revealed a new feature for the Chrome browser on Android devices that lets people quickly search by tapping text. Users can tap any word on a web page when using Chrome and Chrome will automatically search the web for that word in the context of the web site on which it is found.
Google Adds Android Pay to Chrome
Google recently updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with several performance improvements. Fire and foremost, Android users can rely on Android Pay to make purchases online when browsing.
Chrome for Android Now Supports Push Notifications
Android users can now tap into push notifications from their favorite web sites. Google updated its Chrome browser this week with support for personalized notifications that come directly from the web.
Chrome for iOS Updated with Material Design
Google today delivered a new version of Chrome to iOS devices. The latest rendition of Google's browser for iPhones and iPads carries over Material Design from the Android version and builds in better support for iOS8 and the larger screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
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