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I opened a new tab on Google Chrome recently and saw some icons I didn’t recognize. One of them was for Entanglement,a great video game I play an online on Chrome (Game by Gopherwood Studios website | blog). You can find Entanglement online, or buy it as an app for the iPhone or iPad.
I find the Japanese-themed music very relaxing as I play, but you can turn it off if you prefer. There are also a couple of sound effects which can also be turned off. After a day or two playing Entanglement I noticed an offer for the Sakura Grove Expansion Set, “For the Entanglement Enthusiast”. More >
For Chrome users, and thanks to HTML5 Desktop Notifications don’t have to miss new emails and chats in Gmail just because you aren’t in your Gmail window. Maybe you’ve switched to a different tab, browser or program and missed an important reply via Gmail or Gmail chat? No more, thanks to HTML5 Desktop Notifications.
Google has thought this new feature out, so you can enable notifications for Gmail, or Chats, or both; and you’ll get a popup notification whenever you get a new message.
Google is already planning to make desktop notifications available for other browsers so that you can enjoy it even if you don’t use Chrome.
Beginning 4/15/2010 if you use Firefox or the Google Chrome browser you can drag and drop attachments into your email. Drag and drop attachments onto messages on the Gmail blog has some nice screenshots (minis below) of exactly how simple the new process is.
Its not working in FF 3.6.x for me, but I do have lots of add-ons. It worked great in Chrome, though. Great thing is that you don’t need to go into Gmail Labs or settings, its already activated.
Google Chrome is a great browser. I think its great that the separate tabs run separate processes that can crash separately from one another so that a crash in one tab doesn’t close all of them, and I like that Chrome is fast.
But, Chrome is missing some mainstream features that can make it a little aggravating, and the one that comes to mind is that there is no Print Selection feature. This means when I want to print just part of a page – and I do often to save paper and ink – I need to copy and paste the link into another browser.
It is a minor issue, but I sure hope Google addresses it sooner rather than later. If you happen to know **why** this feature is mising from Chrome, please drop a comment, I’d like to know.