1. Search for anything hands-free by just saying “OK Google.”
Here’s how to enable Google Voice Search Hotword. In Settings > Search, you can also enable “OK Google” to start a voice search.
Save precious screen space by expanding your bookmarks bar only when you need it.
Great for researching!
Stop squinting at your screen.
7. Use only favicons in your bookmarks bar. Right click the bookmark, delete the name, and press Save.
You’ll have so much more room.
11. Access your computer or someone else’s through your phone with the Chrome Remote Desktop app.
Now you can troubleshoot your parents’ tech problems without being there (sorry, lol). First, enable access on your computer by downloading the extension (link above), opening the app, and click Enable remote connections. There’s a companion Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS and Android.
14. Never post or send a typo again with the Grammarly browser extension.
In additional to spelling, it compares your writing to more than 250 grammar rules. Grammarly also offers contextual spellchecking so you won’t accidentally misuse affect vs. effect.
The notes are automatically stored in Dropbox. Pretty neat.
Last year Google tricked us all with a temporary “translate to Emoji” feature in Chrome for April Fools’.
But did you know, that in Google translate you can listen to emoji meanings in English? Just type an emoji (control + command + spacebar in Mac, go to Tools > Touch Keyboard in Windows 8), translate, then tap on the sound icon.
- The Dakota Access Pipeline will no longer cross under a river near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, a major victory for protesters.
- The death toll from Oakland's warehouse party fire has risen to 33. "We're expecting the worst and hoping for the best," officials said Sunday.
- An anti-establishment wave has prompted Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to resign after losing a constitutional referendum.
- A woman clapped back at her anti-gay neighbor using festive rainbow Christmas lights 🎄👏