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No Chrome-Android merger, at least in the next year or two

Android's new boss hinted of an eventual merger of Chrome and Android but said the two will remain separate "for the short term."

Review: Give Gmail an extreme makeover with Gmail Offline

Gmail Offline allows you to use Gmail without an Internet connection, and makes the web interface for Gmail look more like the Android version

Spotify closes hole that allowed free music downloads

The popular music service nixes a flaw that allowed free downloads using a Google Chrome extension.

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As Google I/O nears, 15 killer apps show best of Chrome

The best apps available now innovate on look, feel, offline functionality, and collaboration, or they're just plain cool.

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Expansion of packaged apps to Chrome browser signals Google strategy

Written in HTML5, JavaScript and CSS, packaged apps run in a stripped-down frame minus any of the "chrome" of a browser, such as the address bar, toolbar and menus.

Google backs off redesign of Chrome's New Tab Page

Google has apparently rethought a change to its Chrome browser that had users up in arms and has restored an older design of its popular New Tab Page in the newest beta of Chrome 27.

Google pays record $31,000 bounty for Chrome bug reports

Google in April paid a security researcher a record bounty of $31,336 for reporting a trio of bugs in Chrome.

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Google Drive gets automatic offline sync in Chrome

Google Drive users no longer have to worry about accessing their documents without an Internet connection--as long as they’re using Google’s Chrome browser

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Hands On with Chrome Office Viewer

Google is beta testing an extension called Chrome Office Viewer, which allows Windows and Mac users to view Microsoft Office files without having to download them.

Open Office docs right in your browser with Chrome Office Viewer

Google's new tool adds an extra layer of convenience to Chrome, but it's not quite ready for prime time.