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- Google's New Smart Definitions Underline the Bigger Revolution in Search
Google Search has just made a solid update to the dictionary tools, one of the many small features that make the search engine great, but which people rarely even notice. In the latest update, the definitions box is now much more useful, providing use cases, for example, not just the dictionary entry. Expanding the dictionary box provides more info such as the origin of the word and its use over time, powered by Google Ngram Viewer technology, obviously. For many wor...
- Chrome Web Store Gets Ready for Paid Apps with New "Free" Button
Now that Chrome 29 is in the stable channel, Google is making some changes to the Web Store as well. The modifications are minor, but they underline the bigger transformations in Chrome and the store itself. For more than a year, Google has been working on a new app platform which would empower Chrome apps to take on native apps on an equal footing. These new packaged apps run offline by default and work a lot more like a regular native app than a website.
- Google Builds a Power User Download Tool for Chrome
Some people have always complained about the limited file downloader in Chrome. Granted, it hasn't stopped hundreds of millions of people from using it, but it's clear that at least some of them would want some more advanced tools. Thankfully, the new chrome.downloads API was designed for this type of job exactly. As the name implies, the API enables extension and app developers to alter the way files are downloaded in the browser. To showcase what the API is capable ...
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