The kids have gone back to school and Apple has made its annual iPod/iTunes announcement, so perhaps that will explain why Google is making a bit of a thing about the marginal increase in the size of its search box.
On Safari on a Mac I can’t see any difference, so either it hasn’t rolled out yet or it’s something that only Chrome users can see.
In any case, if I want to make the search box bigger I just press Cmd and +. In fact, that works in a lot of places in Mac OS X and I don’t really need other people making themselves look bigger by default. [Read more…]
Jason Kincaid shares what might be a screenshot of the upcoming Google Chrome OS. I don’t know whether this image is genuine or faked, but we can certainly see Google’s minimalistic design ethic in the layout.
Up until two years ago, Google Video offered a downloadable media player. Perhaps that will be recycled into the player app in the screenshot.
Considering Google’s push to the cloud, I’m surprised it took this long for Google Chrome to push your bookmarks to the cloud. The search giant’s browser now features bookmark sync built in with its latest dev channel build, when launched with the command-line parameter “–enable-sync”.
Naturally, synced bookmarks are associated with your Google account. The feature should be rolled out to Chrome’s mainline builds soon.
Bookmark sync is available as a plugin for Firefox, as are many other cloud-enablement features. With Google strongly pushing users toward cloud computing, expect Google to build such features straight into Chrome.