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Google Hangouts For Chrome Updated With A New Look

Windows/Mac: Google updated the Hangouts Chrome app today with a brand-new design that makes it a lot more appealing to use. The updated app looks a lot like the Android and iOS versions of Hangouts.


Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM

Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like prawns at Christmas. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony.


Google Is Now Searching Twitter, So You Have Nowhere To Hide

Google’s ambitions to make everything searchable as soon as it happens just stepped up a notch. It is now going to show relevant tweets direct from Twitter when you search.


Google's 'Animation Policy' Stops GIFs From Looping Forever In Chrome

Chrome: I love a good GIF party as much as anyone, but if I’m on a page with a constantly looping animation, it gets on my nerves pretty quickly. Google just released a Chrome extension that allows you to block animations entirely, or set them to play only once.


Killer Interview Question: List Six Things That Make You Nervous

A strange and sneaky addition to the killer interview questions collection: list six things that make you nervous.


How To Set Up Your Child's Smartphone

If you’ve given your child a smartphone it’s wise to set it up so it’s safe and secure. Here’s how to do just that.


Android's Messenger Adds Quick Replies And Conversation Widgets

Android: A new update to Google’s Messenger app brings two sweet new features: quick reply, and a conversation widget you can add to your home screen.


Password Alert Warns You When Your Google Password Is Phished

Chrome: Google launched a new extension today called Password Alert that’s designed to keep you from using your Google password on sites that aren’t operated by Google.


What Developers Can Learn From Walt Disney (According To Google)

Building an app is a time-consuming process that often involves obsessing over small design details. Google advises taking a lesson from Hollywood animation studios like Disney and try to standardise and automate as much of the process as you can.


Google Now Adds Support For 70 New App Cards

Android: Earlier this year, Google started allowing third-party app developers to place cards in Google Now. Today, the company has announced that it’s greatly expanding this program with support for 70 new apps, including Spotify, Feedly and Runkeeper.