Google Chrome finally supports multiple windows on iPad

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Chrome for iPad got a major update.
Chrome for iPad can finally show two web pages at the same time.
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A fresh update to Google Chrome for iPad lets users open multiple browser windows side-by-side. This long-overdue feature enables tablet users see two web pages simultaneously.

Google also released Gmail and Google Drive Home screen widgets.

Get the week’s best gaming, politics and productivity apps

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Forza Street, Moxy, Microsoft Outlook, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Google Drive: These are the apps and updates that caught our eye this week.
These are the apps and updates that caught our eye this week.
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We got a pair of welcome new diversions this week: Hugely popular racing game Forza Street finally roared onto iOS, and a great Lego Star Wars title got a long-overdue update.

But we also got more-serious new apps and updates. New political app Moxy gives you information and tools to keep you engaged in current events. And a couple of essential iOS productivity tools got some handy new features.

Get all the details in our weekly roundup of the best new and updated apps.

Google One brings cheap cloud storage to the masses

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Google One is apparently going to replace Google Drive.
Google One replaces Google Drive, and it offers cloud storage plans that actually compete with Apple iCloud.
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Google One was unveiled this spring, promising 2TB of online storage at half the cost of the old Google Drive. As of now, you can actually subscribe to this service, which wasn’t possible before.

This revamp of this company’s cloud storage options seems to be intended to make them more competitive with Apple’s.

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Easily manage all your cloud drives from one familiar interface.
Easily manage all your cloud drives from one familiar interface.
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Google One offers more cloud storage for less money

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Google One is apparently going to replace Google Drive.
Google One is apparently going to replace Google Drive, bringing lower prices for some cloud-storage plans.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Google cut the price for 2TB cloud storage plan in half, and created a new 200GB option. It also redubbed all its online storage under a new “Google One” name.

The goal seems to be to make Google’s storage offerings for consumers more competitive with Apple’s.

You’ll soon be able to back up your Mac to Google Drive

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Backup the files you need for peace of mind.
Backup the files you need for peace of mind.
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Google is introducing a new tool to Google Drive that will make it easy to back up and sync the most precious data on your Mac.

You’ll gain the option to upload your most important folders to the cloud — leaving out the data you don’t need to keep — then restore them on a new machine when you upgrade.

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Want even faster access to your most-used Google Drive files? Let Launch Center Pro do the heavy lifting!
Want even faster access to your most-used Google Drive files? Let Launch Center Pro do the heavy lifting!
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