Chrome for iOS adds Today widget, Halo comes to iPhone and iPad for first time

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in iPhone edited April 2015
Google today updated its Chrome for iOS Web browser with features such as an iOS 8 Notification Center widget and support for app extensions, while Microsoft launched its first Halo game for iOS, called Spartan Strike.


Chrome for iOS

The new Chrome includes a widget that lets users open a new tab from the Notification Center's Today view, or jump into a voice search. If a URL is present in the clipboard, it will appear automatically in the Today view for quick access.

Support for app extensions gives iOS 8 users access to third-party tools, including password managers such as 1Password and LastPass. Extension functions can be accessed through the iOS 8 share sheet, which is opened via Chrome's Share button.

iPhone owners have gained a menu that appears when using the pull-to-refresh gesture. Simply letting go defaults to a refresh, but swiping left opens a new tab, and swiping right closes the current one.

Chrome is a free download for any device running iOS 7.0 or later.

Halo: Spartan Strike




A sequel to the top-down shooter Halo: Spartan Assault, Spartan Strike puts players in the suit of a Spartan soldier fighting during the events of Halo 2. Settings range from New Mombasa to the Gamma Halo, and players go up against both the Covenant and the Prometheans, a legion of mechanical troops. The game has 30 missions in all.

Combat takes place on foot, in a Warthog jeep, or with the new Kestrel VTOL aircraft. Players can earn achievements, compete in weekly challenges and check their ranking on leaderboards.

The iOS version costs $6 and runs on iOS 8 devices. Other editions are launching simultaneously on Steam, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    Spartan Assault, when I tried it on WinRT, was surprisingly good, so I would expect SS is equally good.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 3,961member

    After using Chrome on iOS for a few years, I dumped it. 

    Now, Halo on iOS is excellent. Can't wait to play Master Chief again.

  • Reply 3 of 7
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    Is it true that the Spanish version is called 'Hola'?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    idreyidrey Posts: 640member
    gtr wrote: »
    Is it true that the Spanish version is called 'Hola'?

    That would be weird because "hola" means hello
  • Reply 5 of 7
    gtr wrote: »
    Is it true that the Spanish version is called 'Hola'?

    1000


    Funny, but no, it's not.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    Well if this doesn't send a fandroid into a paroxysm of horizontal break dancing... [B]Holo[/B] on iOS and not on their scuzzy-assed G6...
  • Reply 7 of 7
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post



    Well if this doesn't send a fandroid into a paroxysm of horizontal break dancing... Holo on iOS and not on their scuzzy-assed G6...



    Holo - isn't that the mint with the pole?

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