New Google Chrome trick every iPhone and iPad user needs to know


Chrome users should definitely make sure they have the very latest version of this popular web browser installed on their iPhone and iPad. Google has just released a big update to its iOS app which now makes it fully compatible with Apple’s widget system.

This means you can now search the web straight from your home screen with a simple tap launching you straight to the World Wide Web. And that’s not all as the widget also includes easy access to Incognito Mode for hidden browsing along with searching the internet using just your voice and a fast way to snap QR codes.

Like most iOS 14 widgets, Chrome can be resized to suit individual tastes – that means you can view it as a small square or have the service take up almost the entire home screen.

As well as the search widget appearing on the screen, another fun feature is that you can also add the famous Dinosaur Game to your iPhone.

If you’re a longtime Google Chrome user, you’re probably familiar with the hidden Jurassic title. If you’re not, the game is available whenever you lose your internet connection and find yourself on the “There is no internet connection” error page.

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Tapping on it will launch a new browser window with The Dinosaur Game ready to go.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to play The Dinosaur Game within the widget itself but it’s still a quick way to kill a few minutes on the morning commute.

If you fancy giving it a try then it’s simple to add the widget. All you need to do is touch on any app icon or widget on the home screen until a small menu pops-up. Tap the ‘Edit Homescreen’ and all of your apps will begin to jiggle. Then tap the Add button in the top left-hand corner.

Select the Chrome widget from the menu and then swipe left or right to choose from the three different widget sizes. Then tap Add Widget.

You should then see Chrome appear between your apps on the main home screen.

Apple’s famous home screen could be in for more changes next month when the firm holds its yearly WWDC Developers Conference.

This online event takes place from June 7 with news on the next generation of iOS, macOS, iPadOS and watchOS updates all expected to be announced.

“We love bringing our developers together each year at WWDC to learn about our latest technologies and to connect them with Apple engineers,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing. “We are working to make WWDC21 our biggest and best yet, and are excited to offer Apple developers new tools to support them as they create apps that change the way we live, work, and play.”

Published at Wed, 12 May 2021 07:45:00 +0000

New Google Chrome trick every iPhone and iPad user needs to know


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