Looking Good: Chrome OS App Folders Coming Along Nicely…

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It’s been almost four months since support for Folders in the Chrome App Launcher was formally confirmed by Google developers in a bug report.

With Aura now enabled in the stable builds of Google Chrome on Windows, and due to land on Linux in the next month or so, we’re edging closer to the arrival of this long-awaited feature that will allow us to:

  • Add (and remove) apps to Folders
  • Name (and rename) folders
  • Sync Folder settings

But how’s the feature coming along since our last hands on preview of it back in November of last year?

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Files App Can Now Create Files and Folders in Google Drive When Your Chromebook is Offline

What a great news! Google Drive file/folder creation is now possible in the Files App even when we’re offline in the last Dev update,
François Beaufort said on his Google Plus post today. Here is the official crbug.

So next time you are offline, go ahead and create files or folders on your Google Drive and it will automatically be synced to your cloud storage on Google Drive next time you connect to the internet.

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That’s one more item off the offline feature wishlist for Chrome OS. What is next in your list?  ( Story via Chrome Story )

Chrome OS Dev update brings improved music player

Don’t like the Chrome OS music player? Google is working on improving it. The latest Chrome OS Dev update brings a much better-looking music player, as well as more functional.

The new player comes with a new design and extra functionality. Shuffle, repeat and volume are added to the interface, making it much easier to play your music from the Files app.

How to activate the new player

Like most new features in Chrome OS Dev, the music won’t be automatically enabled. You will have to go into the flags and enable it yourself.

  • Go to the chrome://flags/#enable-new-audio-player flag.
  • Toggle and enable the flag.
  • You are ready to go!

It’s a very easy process, so you should be able to test it in a few seconds if you want! Just remember, you have to be using Chrome OS Dev.

Enjoy!  ( Story via Chrome Spot )

Analyst Predicts Apple ‘iAnywhere’ Platform Will Turn Your iPhone Into a Desktop Computer

JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz says Apple may be preparing to release a platform he dubs ‘iAnywhere’ that would let you dock your iOS device into a display turning it into a full blown desktop computer.

“While not a new idea, our global tech research team believes Apple could be on the cusp of introducing a new category with iAnywhere, a converged MacOS-iOS operating system that allows an iPhone or iPad to dock into a specially configured display to run as a computer,” Moskowitz said. “In our view, this category would be a leapfrog event, potentially jumpstarting iPhone and iPad growth as well as peripherals and cloud-based software and services sales.”

It’s said that Apple could introduce ‘iAnywhere’ within 12 to 18 months.

What do you think about this concept? Would you want to be able to connect your iDevice to a new cinema display and have it function similar to a Mac? Let us know in the comments.

[via CNET]