MakeUseOf: 9 Chrome Extensions Your Gmail Needs for a Better Email Experience

MakeUseOf: 9 Chrome Extensions Your Gmail Needs for a Better Email Experience. “In spite of numerous efforts, emails still exist and are thriving more than ever. But their fundamental shortcomings have remained the same. It’s still relatively easy for your Gmail inbox to get clogged up with spam. Inbox zero is still a dream for many, you still treat your email as a free commodity and give it everytime a website demands a new account. You get the idea. Thankfully, third-party Gmail plugins have come a long way in the meantime. Here are nine best Google Chrome extensions for all your emailing needs.”

Ars Technica: Google taking new steps to prevent malicious Chrome extensions

Ars Technica: Google taking new steps to prevent malicious Chrome extensions. “Google has announced plans to further restrict Chrome extensions in a bid to crack down on the number of malicious extensions found in the Chrome Web Store. We’ve seen a spate of malicious extensions this year; the extensions do things like steal credentials and participate in click fraud schemes. The malicious extensions take advantage of the considerable access to webpages that extensions have.”

IGN: Google’s Project Stream Will Let You Play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey In Chrome

IGN: Google’s Project Stream Will Let You Play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey In Chrome. “Google and Ubisoft have announced that Google’s Project Stream will be testing its gaming streaming capabilities via its Chrome browser using the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey starting on October 5.”

Library of Congress: Try the New Experimental Congress.gov Chrome Browser Extension

Library of Congress: Try the New Experimental Congress.gov Chrome Browser Extension. “Have you ever found yourself reading a news story about legislation, and wished that you could quickly discover the primary source that the article discusses? With that use case in mind, we are excited to bring you an experimental, open source Google Chrome browser extension that will provide you with enhanced access to Congress.gov from third-party webpages, such as news sites.”

CNET: Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints

CNET: Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints. “Two complaints in recent days involve how Google stores data about browsing activity in files called cookies and how it syncs personal data across different devices. Google representatives said Monday and Tuesday there’s nothing to be worried about but that they’ll be changing Chrome nevertheless.”

Gizmodo: Get More Out of Your Chromebook by Running Linux Apps

Gizmodo: Get More Out of Your Chromebook by Running Linux Apps. “Chrome OS, itself based on the Linux kernel, can now run Linux apps—the circle is complete. If you’ve got the latest version of Chrome OS, and a fairly new Chromebook, you can now install some of the best applications Linux has to offer. Here’s how to go about it, and why you might do it in the first place.”

Lifehacker: How to Play Google’s Text Adventure Easter Egg in Chrome

Lifehacker: How to Play Google’s Text Adventure Easter Egg in Chrome. “Who doesn’t love a good round of Zork? While you are unlikely to be eaten by a Google Grue, you can play a text adventure in the company’s Chrome browser. It’s a clever little Easter egg that’s actually kind of fun, if you have some time to kill. Better still, the game isn’t just some marketing BS for Google products; it actually gets a little tricky, and you might find yourself turning to others for help—and then explaining to them, as we’re about to explain to you—how to find the game in the first place.”