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Google Again Delays Kill Date for Chrome Apps, Which Are Somehow Still Around

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Google is giving its little-used Chrome apps functionality—which many users might not even remember exists—a reprieve from its execution date.

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Chrome apps, which are distinct from browser extensions, are programs which are installed in Chrome but can be launched standalone from the desktop similarly to any other app. For the most part, their heyday was over half a decade ago (or longer). Per the Verge, one good example of what a Chrome app looks like in practice is Pocket, which allows users to save news articles and other text content for later viewing in a standalone, stripped-down window.

As of earlier this year, Chrome apps on Linux, Mac, and Windows were supposed to stop working in June of this year. But per 9to5Google, Google has apparently been having second thoughts. In a Monday blog post, Google wrote that Chrome apps on those three operating systems won’t shut down until June 2021 based on “feedback from our customers and partners.” Organizations that rely on the apps for some reason may request an extension that will see them through to June 2022, which is also when Chrome apps support on ChromeOS is now scheduled to end.

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If all goes according to plan, then, June 2022 is when Chrome apps will finally be dead as a doornail. The Chrome Web Store will “stop accepting new and updated private and unlisted Chrome apps” at that time, according to Google, as well as terminate support for apps and associated APIs on all platforms.

Google first announced plans to end support for Chrome apps all the way back in 2016, citing a lack of widespread adoption (just one percent of Chrome users on Mac, Linux, and Windows had installed a packaged app) as well as patches that had made Chrome far more capable of activities like “working offline, sending notifications, and connecting to hardware.” The Chrome Web Store removed its category for apps in December 2017 as it began implementing its successor Progressive Web Apps, which allows websites to look more like apps and aren’t limited to running on Chrome.

Chrome extensions, which are wildly popular, won’t be impacted by these changes. Google actually recommends that developers of any active Chrome apps transition to Progressive Web Apps, extension-enhanced web pages, or extensions, as well as notify their users in advance to make the switch.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
Black Wireless Charger Lamp | $20 | Amazon | Promo code ABC88699

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Grab this offer while it’s still around!


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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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