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Google tweaks Chrome's lazy-loading images to help save more data

Native lazy-loading is also available for iframes Google Chrome has supported native lazy-loading images since Chrome 76, which first rolled out a year ago. When websites utilize the feature, they can help you save some precious data by only loading images w…

Chrome OS clipboard manager shown in first video, but it's still work in progress

The unfinished feature is only available in Chrome OS Canary at the moment <ul><li> Update Updated with the UI elements in Chrome OS Canary spotted by Chrome Story. </li></ul> Windows has a built-in clipboard manager, but if Chrome OS is your pla…

Dropbox brings new eSign feature to all desktop users

Subsidiary HelloSign gets a high-profile path to monetization Dropbox is launching a native method for its users to electronically sign and secure signatures from others on its web client using HelloSign, a startup it acquired last year for $230 million. The…

AccuWeather adds minute-by-minute forecasts to fill the void left by Dark Sky

The new experience has been in beta for the past three months Dark Sky may get to live on Android for an extra month until August 1, but after that, it's time to look for a new weather app. The competition is well aware of that and is bringing its applicatio…

Android 11 will make password autofill much better thanks to keyboard integration

No more wonky, disappearing drop-down menus Android has supported native autofill support since Android 9 Pie, but despite that being an official method, actually filling out passwords and addresses is sometimes wonky, and phones often need a few seconds to …

Google Stadia needs more social media features

Players may come for the games, but they'll stay for the community Welcome to Stadia Feature Request Friday, a new series by Android Police where we dive into the features that are currently missing from Google's cloud gaming service (and why they should be …

How to use touch controls when playing Google Stadia on your phone or tablet

Because pockets and game controllers don't play nice with each other Gamers would be hard-pressed to find a single instance where touchscreen controls outperform a handheld controller or mouse/keyboard setup. However, the folks at Stadia understand that play…

How to sync your Dropbox or OneDrive files on a Chromebook

It's far from a perfect solution, but it's something With Windows programs on the way to Chrome OS and Linux and Android apps already available, it's possible to get a lot of work done on a Chromebook while you're offline. The only problem is that Chrome OS …

Chromebook owners can now redeem three free months of Stadia Pro

Computers that lack native software for common tasks can be a tough sell sometimes, which is why Google throws in a few perks when you buy a Chromebook. Google recently started including a free year of 100GB Dropbox storage with Chromebooks (on top of the 100…

Scheduling tasks with Assistant is now possible, but requires lots of third-party software

It's a neat trick, but probably not worth the work Assistant is one of the most convenient ways to control lights, plugs, and appliances around the house. The digital helper has gotten better over time, with the addition of routines, which can even be schedu…