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5 unexpectedly useful apps

You probably didn't know you needed a color-coded goal manager or a dedicated email tracker. But once you try these apps, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

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Google updates Chrome for Android with improved text rendering

Chrome for Android 36 is on its way to smartphones and tablets. Here are your top-line details before you download.

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Chrome's been eating your laptop's battery for years, but Google promises to fix it

A fresh spotlight on an old issue with Chrome for Windows finally gets Google's attention.

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Google open sources PDF software library

The PDF application will be used in Google's Chrome browser, replacing a closed-source component.

Google Chrome's experiment with killing URLs appears to be on hold

For several months, Google toyed with the idea of hiding full web addresses from users in Chrome. That idea appears to be on hold.

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Turn any browser tab into a basic text editor

Need to quickly take notes while you're browsing the web? Just copy this piece of HTML into an open browser tab and you'll be good to go.

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Google plans end-to-end encryption tool for additional email privacy

Google's response to government snooping continues, with a tool that will wrap email in a secure PGP wrapper until decrypted by the recipient.

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Chrome for Windows enters 64-bit era, with more speed and security

You can now download a 64-bit version of the Chrome browser for Windows, which promises to be both faster, more secure, and stable -- at least for a developer version.

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Get back to work! StayFocusd, YouMail and other apps to keep you on task

Whether you're looking for more screen real estate or a strict Web supervisor, these tools are here to help.

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How to make browsing the web faster and more efficient on Android

Don't settle for a less than optimal browsing experience.

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