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How to switch Chrome channels to test new features before they're cool

Chrome's newest features aren't available to the typical installation. But there's a way you can get them early, before the public knows about them.

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These 3 Chrome extensions make encryption easier for everyone

Want to use encryption tools, but you find most too hard to use? Check out these Chrome-based tools aiming to take the difficulty out of protecting your data online.

Hands-on: miniLock's powerful file encryption is dead simple to use

A new Chrome app called miniLock is making it easy to encrypt and share single files with others.

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64-bit Google Chrome browser moves into beta

A 64-bit version of Chrome inches closer to release status as Google releases it in beta form.

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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.