Tag Archives: Web apps

Angry Birds for Chrome available now

Ahh Angry Birds. The international sign for “your OS has finally made it” can be downloaded now to play within your browser at 60fps. In the words of Col. Angus, Bird Expert: “Lemme tell ya, these ain’t no ordinary finches we’re talkin’ about. These here are the Angry Birds, the ones that’s gonna kick you in the ‘nads. And they’re the… Read more

Google bringing Netflix to Chrome, Chrome OS, and Linux via HTML5

Following up on reports that Netflix would eventually use HTML5 for instant streaming of their movies rather than Microsoft’s Silverlight, a chromium.org post (which is now password protected) recently revealed that a new version of Netflix utilizing the tech should be available for the next generation of Chrome OS devices. The server-side technology… Read more

Chrome Web Store going global

When Google initially released the Chrome Web Store, it was met with great success. One of the only groans surrounding the launch was its limited availability; up until now, the Web Store was only available to users in the United States. Thankfully, Google is looking to change that by opening a developer preview in fifteen different countries. The… Read more

Chrome web app: Twimbow

The Chrome Web Store is full of links to web apps that run on pretty much any modern browser. Installing the free Web Store entry for these apps usually just throws a cute little icon onto your new tab screen in Chrome browser and Chrome OS. But I won’t let the lack of exclusive Chrome app content and of any recognizable modifications to the browser… Read more

John’s top 5 Chrome Web Store entries for music and video

Since receiving Google’s Cr-48 Chrome OS netbook two weeks ago (unboxing, impressions), I’ve spent a fair amount of my time with the device looking for the coolest extensions and web apps. Those you’ll find in the Chrome Web Store range from highly specific apps that are tailored for the Chrome browser on the Chrome OS to icons that are nothing but… Read more

Learn a language with this Chrome extension: Polyglot

If you’ve been working seriously on learning a new language for more than a few months, you’ve likely found that a multi-pronged approach yields faster absorption and better retention than a closed approach. It also alleviates the monotony and boredom of hammering away at a single book/tape system. I like to toss as many media types and methods as… Read more