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A newly reported issue with Google's open-source Chromium Web browser hints that preparations are being made to launch rich notifications for Apple's OS X, which could in turn be used to build out a Mac version of Google Now.

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Source: Fran?ois Beaufort


As noted by The Next Web, Google has been in the process of porting its Chrome OS notification system to Chromium, and subsequently the Chrome Canary development browser, over the past few months. Previously, only Chrome OS and Microsoft Windows users were able to access rich notifications, but Tuesday's discovery shows support is now being tested for Apple's OS X.

First to report on the update was Chromium evangelist Fran?ois Beaufort, who found an issue log in Chromium's Code Reviews, titled ?[Mac][MC] Implement notification updates and relayouts.?

Citing the log entry, Beaufort noted that rich notifications for Mac are "still under heavy development but you can play with them by running chrome with the --enable-rich-notifications switch (no flag yet)."

The discovery suggests that Google Now, the card-based intelligent personal assistant, may soon be available to Mac users as the notification center is key to implementing the service. Chrome OS and Windows users have access to Google Now, though the implementation is a bit rocky compared to Android and iOS offerings.

Google recently rolled out Google Now for iOS a little over one week ago in an update to the Google Search app. Currently, the service is limited to weather, traffic, news and sports scores.
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Rename it to Google Never.

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I have faith in Apple to realize that Google is creating a trojan horse on Apple's operating systems. This is how Apple got switchers from Microsoft by installing Windows on Macs.

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Rename it to Google Never.

 

Noogle?

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GOA

 

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I have faith in Apple to realize that Google is creating a trojan horse on Apple's operating systems. This is how Apple got switchers from Microsoft by installing Windows on Macs.

You mean by making it possible to install Windows on a Apple computer. I think that's one of the reasons Macs are doing so well. Why buy a crappy built PC when you can have a quality built Mac capable of running Windows computer?
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Google Chromium? What happened to Chrome? Isn't good enough?
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Rename it to Google Never.

Google Beta.

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Noogle?

Schmoogle.   Screwoogle.

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I feel queasy about allowing google to know anything more about me than the bare minimum. 

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Everyone knows that chromium is toxic right. Damages the liver and kidneys, causes cancer, damages DNA and can cause an allergic reaction.

Me personally, I have an acute allergenic reaction to Chromium caused by my reaction to the complete loss of privacy and the aggressive invasion of my personal life.
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Don't get me wrong, I like the flat panel iMac, actually own an iMac, and I like the Mac mini, but...........
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Let's just say the WebKit restructure is awesome and a breath of fresh air with that crap ass code base out of there.
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Google Chromium? What happened to Chrome? Isn't good enough?

 

Chromium is the standard GPL WebKit tree. Chrome is the add-on in-house only bits that includes non-GPL code.

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Let's just say the WebKit restructure is awesome and a breath of fresh air with that crap ass code base out of there.

Are you referring to Google's Blink fork?

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I'm really confused by the youth of today. They subscribe to anti-gov big brother conspiracy theories and complain about the government tracking them.

They also claim big rich evil corporations control the governments.

Yet they willingly let big companies like Google track their every move via Google Now.

Google knows more about everyone than the government does.
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I'm really confused by the youth of today. They subscribe to anti-gov big brother conspiracy theories and complain about the government tracking them.

They also claim big rich evil corporations control the governments.

Yet they willingly let big companies like Google track their every move via Google Now.

Google knows more about everyone than the government does.

Great post. So true! I can't understand how average people just don't see it.
I tried to minimise/eliminate Google in my life some time ago now.
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Google knows more about everyone than the government does.

Untrue. The government knows all that information as well since Google is more than happy to share it.

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