Summary:

Google Now on the desktop brings helpful reminders and contextual information right to your attention. It won’t do so unless you’re running Chrome Canary though. Our extension of the week for the podcast is super for folks creating websites.

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This past week saw Google Now finally land on the desktop version of Chrome. You’ll need to run the experimental, and often updated, Chrome Canary version of the browser to get Google Now, but you can run Canary and regular Chrome on the same device. Amazon is ready to send out the Toshiba Chromebook 13 once it has stock, so you can pre-order now. And now we know why the Desktop mode of Chrome is nowhere to be seen where it once was.

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SHOW NOTES:
Hosts: Kevin Tofel and Chris Albrecht

Google cracks down on extensions that insert ads

Toshiba Chromebook 13 is up for pre-order at Amazon for $279

Curious what Chrome is synching? Type chrome://sync to get a super detailed look

The case of the missing Windows 8 desktop mode for Chrome is cracked

Not a huge surprise, but Google is working on a Chromoting tool for iOS

Saving URL shortcuts to the launcher or taskbar in Chrome OS is is the works

Google Now on the desktop is da bomb

Extension of the week: Editey (Thanks Frank Camuglia!)

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