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Google Chrome enterprise users get major security upgrade

09 December 2017

If you're wondering whether you'll miss out on much, don't worry: as Ars Technica noted, many Apps were essentially little more than bookmarks for webpages, with the added benefit of being able to access them from various parts of Chrome's interface. With the shutdown of Chrome Apps, Google is working to bring Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to the desktop. Right now, this app is in the beta version but it is available for download.

Google Chrome Remote Desktop is one of the popular services and is considered an effective alternate to Teamviewer.

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The web giant revealed in 2016 that it planned to phase out Chrome Apps in 2018.

While the easiest thing to do when deploying systems to users is to use default or pre-installed applications that come with the operating system, there's a strong case for ditching the likes of Edge and Safari in favour of "best of breed" applications. In simplest form it can be stated as an web app with mobile app functionalities. You can login to the website and access your remote devices like you normally would on the app.

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To remotely control your PC, you need to download the Chrome Remote Desktop Host on the computer and need to run it whenever the PC is switched on. The will provide you with remote access from anywhere in the world only with your login credentials. However, Apps will still be available on Chrome OS-powered devices, like Chromebooks, and they're accessible via direct links to their Chrome Web Store pages.

While Progressive Web Apps are being held up by many in the industry as the next wave of application development, they appear to be a solution looking for a problem which was already solved by running Android apps on ChromeOS. This move comes when the company is pushing towards Progressive Web Apps.

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Google Chrome enterprise users get major security upgrade