Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Sep 2013 15:22 UTC

The new apps look and behave much like the native apps you find on Windows and OS X. They're built using web technologies, but also with Chrome-specific code that means they won't be able to run on other web browsers - they're truly Chrome apps. They can exist outside of your browser window as distinct apps, work offline, and sync across devices and operating systems. They can also access your computer's GPU, storage, camera, ports, and Bluetooth connection. Chrome Apps are, for now, only available through Chrome on Windows or Chrome OS on a Chromebook. Mac users will have to wait another six weeks before their version of Chrome will be updated.

This is very important for Chrome OS - since this means it can now have applications outside of the browser. Google's plans for Chrome OS suddenly became a whole lot clearer.

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RE[8]: Comment by BluenoseJake
by bassbeast on Tue 10th Sep 2013 05:55 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by BluenoseJake"
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It is YOU that are the liar sir, I have to remove Chrome at LEAST a half a dozen times a week from customers whose had their browser hijacked, so I know damned well what it does and does not!

Don't believe me? Uninstall Chrome, make IE the default, then download and run CCleaner and let it install Chrome and see what you get which makes Google a SPAMMER, no different than the toolbar jerks.

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