A collection of notable security news items for the week ending May 1, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
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You can get a jump on what Google will bring to its mobile browser by installing the new Chrome Dev app; handy for those that test and build web apps or sites.
The first fruits of Google's Lucid Sleep effort for Chrome OS arrive on the Chromebook Pixel, bringing an always-on Wi-Fi connection in a low-power state.
Password Alert is a Chrome extension that will warn you if you're about to enter your password in a fake Google account page.
Microsoft has signed another patent licensing deal with a maker of Android and Chrome OS devices. This time it's ODM Qisda, based in Taiwan.
Google has another handy way to get turn-by-turn directions from the web to your phone, showing how Chrome and Android are further linked together.
The 15.6-inch laptop, powered by an Intel Celeron processor, also claims battery life of up to 11.5 hours.
Google made another enterprise play with Chrome OS today, announcing that Box now natively integrates with Chrome OS devices.
Chrome 42 implements the Push API web standard so that developers can have their web apps behave a little more like native apps on a tablet or phone.
Google is always looking to get information faster to people browsing the web and after nearly two years of experimentation, one of its new protocols is paying off in Chrome.
These three new features might have you considering to use Chrome instead of Safari on your iOS device for faster browsing and easier navigation.
Google has firmed up its support deadline for Chrome on Windows XP with the last security update set for the end of the year.
From preserving privacy to decluttering browsers, there are a number of useful extensions out there waiting to be downloaded.
Out of the box, Google's new Chromebook Pixel impressed. After 30 days of nearly full-time use, it gets even better if Chrome OS and a few tweaks can work for you.
Apple Watch too pricey for you? Maybe a less expensive Android Wear watch fits your budget better; Google may be working on software to get it working with an iPhone.
Getting at photos and other files on a USB-connected Android phone is about to get easier if you have a Chromebook, thanks to a new experimental feature in Chrome OS.
Matthew loves everything about the Chromebook Pixel, but the Surface Pro 3 is a better fit for his career as a professional engineer and ZDNet writer.
The long-running speculation that Google will eventually merge Chrome OS and Android surfaces from time to time. James Kendrick hopes the firm will keep converging them, while leaving them separate at the core.
A couple new flagship phones are launching this week and Matthew decided on one to keep. Both MoTR hosts are planning to order an Apple Watch on Friday too.
The new 2-in-1 from Asus looks nice, but with current touch support in the OS it's a Chromebook without a calling.