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Where's video chat? Photo: Skype

Where’s video chat? Photo: Skype

One of the biggest apps that has long been lacking official Chromebook support is Skype, but that finally changed today with an update to the Skype web app.

Load the application up in Chrome OS, however, and you’ll notice a few glaring omissions.

Don't miss Google I/O 2015! Photo: Google

Don’t miss Google I/O 2015! Photo: Google

Stuck at work and can’t tune into the Google I/O live-stream today? Don’t worry, because we’re live-blogging the whole keynote right here so you don’t have to miss a thing.

The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. PDT (12:30 p.m. EDT), and we expect it to be a big one. In addition to Android M, you can look forward to updates for Android Wear, Android Auto, and Chrome OS; news about Android Pay, Google’s Apple Pay competitor; and maybe even new wearables.

Next to the "send" option is the Giphy icon, which allows Gmail users to select and embed GIFs into messages. Photo: Giphy

Next to the “send” option is the Giphy icon, which allows Gmail users to select and embed GIFs into messages. Photo: Giphy

Email seems antique for modern communication, but Giphy freshens it up a bit with a new Chrome extension that makes it easy add animated GIFs to Gmail messages.

Just download the free Giphy for Gmail extension extension and you’ll see Giphy’s rainbow icon in your Gmail composition window. Click on the icon to search a handful of popular GIFs, then select one to be embed into your Gmail message.

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

After years of examining the Android operating system, the European Commission has launched a formal antitrust investigation into claims that Google unfairly forces competitors into bundling its own apps on their devices.

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of Android

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of Android

YouTube has been supporting super-sharp 4K video for over a year now, as well as video playback at 60 frames-per-second at lower resolutions. But for the first time, the world’s biggest video sharing platform will now allow viewers to combine the two.

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