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

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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modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

Why should I care if Google tracks me? I get a lot of value from them for the data I give them.

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I don't care if Google tracks you, after all, Stockholm Syndrome is more usual than we though. I care if it tracks me and all the dirty tricks they do lock in the market.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

so, why are you complaining? You obviously do not use their tools since you think they are going to do something nefarious with the internet usage statistics they gather on you.

If you are not a user of their services then why are you outraged?

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