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Google Pixelbook Review Roundup: A Great Yet Highly Overpriced Chromebook

The new Google Pixelbook is, on paper, an excellent Chromebook and productivity machine thanks of its excellent hardware and promising software. But is the asking price just too hard to justify?

Computers October 27, 2017

Google's Chrome OS Launcher To Turn Chromebooks Into Touch-Friendly Devices

Google has something up its sleeve for Chromebook users: a new Chrome OS launcher with touch-friendly controls. Currently, the feature is far from stable, though.

Apps/Software July 10, 2017

Google Chromebooks Beating Apple iPads, Macs In US Classrooms: New HP Chromebook For Education Unveiled

Over the past few years, Google has been taking away the market share of Apple in the education sector. The accomplishment is made possible by the Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks, such as the new one by HP that was recently unveiled.

Computers March 6, 2017

Sorry Pixel Laptop Lovers, Google Not Working On An Upgrade

Google will not launch the third iteration of its Pixel Chromebook, which may disappoint consumers. However, the company may launch laptops under a different moniker.

Computers March 1, 2017

10 Best Chromebook Tips And Tricks: Keyboard Shortcuts, Google Drive As Default, Easy Login And More

Some are apprehensive to make the switch from traditional laptops to Chromebooks but here are neat tricks to help new owners maximize the Chromebooks’ potential.

Computers February 26, 2017

Android Apps On Chrome OS: The Good, The Bad, The Awkward In Chromebook Pro

When Samsung officially unveiled the Chromebook Pro at CES 2017, it received initial praise for the device. Now experts weigh in on its actual performance with Android apps.

Apps/Software February 12, 2017

Chromebooks Confirmed To Get Android Nougat Integration: Multitasking Improvements In Tow

A pre-release version of Chrome OS has recently been spotted, tipping Nougat integration for Chromebooks that brings over multi-window functionality and desktop-style Android apps. Chrome OS 56 rolls out late January.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

Lenovo Yoga Book 2017 Running Chrome OS Confirmed To Come

Lenovo officials confirmed that a Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book will be available next year. Current models of the 2-in-1 hybrid tablet are running on Android and Windows 10.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 17, 2016

Acer Chromebook 14, 15 And Asus C300 Get Android Apps Via Google's Chrome OS Developer Channel

Android apps are hitting three more Chromebooks: the Acer Chromebook 14, 15 and the Asus C300. Google is expected to officially roll-out Android apps to supported Chromebooks upon the release of Chrome OS 56 sometime in January.

Apps/Software November 27, 2016

Microsoft Office Android Apps Confirmed To Get Chrome OS Support: Company Works Closely With Google To Make It Happen

Microsoft already confirmed that its Office mobile suite will work with Chrome OS. The move is largely driven by the Chromebook's new capability to run native Android apps.

Microsoft November 11, 2016

Acer Chromebook 15 Brings 12 Hours Of Battery Life To The Table: Price, Specs And More

Acer's new Chromebook 15 CB3-532 features a massive 15-inch display that could prove to be both its strength and weakness. It is also cheaper than the model it replaces and offers several improvements.

Computers October 17, 2016

Samsung Chromebook Pro Leaked: Premium Chrome OS-Powered Hybrid Will Come With Stylus, $499 Price Tag

Leaked details regarding the Samsung Chromebook Pro reveal a laptop and tablet hybrid device with a $499 price tag. It will also come with a stylus, which is a first for a Chromebook.

Computers October 16, 2016

Google Pixel 3 Laptop Reportedly In The Works, Rocking 'Andromeda' OS Merged From Android And Chrome

Rumors of a hybrid Andromeda OS merging Chrome OS and Android have been circling for a while now, but more information is now available. A new report now details an Andromeda-powered Pixel 3 laptop set for Q3 2017, with intriguing specs in tow.

Google September 27, 2016

Chrome OS Stable Version Now Grants Beta Access To Google Play Store: Select Chromebooks Can Now Run Mobile Apps

Google has rolled out a Chrome OS update that allows users to access the Google Play Store on the stable version. With the update, users can now run Android apps on their Chromebooks, but there's a catch.

Google September 25, 2016

Google Testing Android, Chrome OS Hybrid On HTC Nexus 9: Will Andromeda Be Unveiled On Oct. 4?

There have long been rumors of Google combining Android and Chrome OS into one operating system. Internally codenamed Andromeda, will the hybrid OS finally be unveiled on Oct. 4?

Google September 25, 2016

Acer's 2-In-1 Chromebook R 13 Could Be The Best One Yet: Is This The Turning Point For Chromebooks?

With Android apps soon to be introduced into Chrome OS, Acer's Chromebook R 13 could be a turning point for Google's low-cost computers. The 2-in-1 device will have a starting price of $399 and will be launched by October.

Computers September 1, 2016

Here's How To Unlock Your Chrome OS With A Pin Code

Google is testing an experimental feature that allows one to unlock the Chrome OS with a PIN instead of a traditional password. The feature is in the developer stage, but here's how you can put it into action.

Google August 20, 2016

Google To Kill Off Support For Chrome Web Apps On Windows, Mac And Linux

Google introduced Chrome web apps in order to address the lacks of apps that Chrome OS had. However, as the open web grew and matured, the need for these apps diminished, and now Google will soon be killing them off entirely.

Google August 20, 2016

Google Will No Longer Support Chrome Apps On Windows, Mac And Linux By Early 2018: Why?

Google will gradually phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux, with access to the apps from these platforms ending by early 2018. Chrome apps, however, will remain supported by Chrome OS for the foreseeable future.

Google August 19, 2016

Google Demonstrates How Android Apps Will Run On Chromebooks [Video]

Google has uploaded a 23-minute video that demonstrates how Android apps will work on Chromebooks, showcasing seamless integration. Thanks to this, there's no need to go to Mountain View to get a glimpse of what's in store.

Apps/Software June 6, 2016

Asus C301 Chromebook Coming Soon At $279, But With Heftier RAM And Full HD Display

Asus has officially listed a new C301 Chromebook on its website, labeled as 'coming soon.' At $279, the C301 is one of the company's most expensive Chromebooks to date, but it does bring some noteworthy upgrades for that price.

Computers May 27, 2016

You Might Soon Be Able To Run Android Apps On Your Chromebook

Android apps may soon come to Chromebooks. Google is expected to share more information on the topic at the upcoming Google I/O event starting mid-May

Apps/Software April 25, 2016

Acer Chromebook 14 For Work: 12-Hour Battery Life, Gorilla Glass, Skylake, Spill-Resistant Keyboard And More

Acer recently unveiled Chromebook 14 for Work at an event in New York. This new Chromebook is crammed with interesting features, including Gorilla Glass Case, spill-resistant keyboard, 12 hours of battery life and more.

Computers April 22, 2016

Latest Chrome Update Adds Data Saver Extension For PC, Huge Speed Boost For iOS

Google has launched the newest Chrome update. It comes with the Data Saver extension for PC and a significant speed boost and stability improvement for iOS.

Apps/Software January 28, 2016

Google Chrome 47 Brings Splash Screens, New Developer Features And More [Video]

Google just released its latest web browser version, adding several treats. The new Chrome 47 meets the needs of users and developers alike, bringing new developer features, important security fixes and cooperative multitasking.

Apps/Software December 2, 2015

Google Says No Chrome-Droid Hybrid Happening: Chrome OS Is Here To Stay

Google attempted to put to rest rumors that it is merging Chrome OS and Android into a single operating system by 2017. However, Google’s statements didn’t actually categorically deny reports that Chrome OS will be phased out.

Apps/Software November 3, 2015

Google To Kill Chrome OS, Merge It With Android In 2016: Report

A report has surfaced over the Internet, saying Google is planning to kill off its Chrome OS to merge it with Android. An early version of the fused OS may be released as early as next year.

Apps/Software October 30, 2015

Dell Chromebook 13 Review Roundup: Best Chrome OS Laptop So Far?

Dell's Chromebook 13 bridges the gap between lower-cost Chromebooks and the high-end Chromebook Pixel. Will it be able to attract more users to the Chrome OS?

Computers October 17, 2015

Dell Chromebook 13 vs. Asus Chromebook Flip vs. Chromebook Pixel: Which Chromebook For Work Should You Buy?

Google unveiled the Dell Chromebook 13 as a significant improvement on lower-cost Chromebooks. However, previously released Asus Chromebook Flip and Chromebook Pixel are also very capable of functioning as business-focused laptops.

Computers August 14, 2015

Asus Outs Convertible Chromebook Flip C100 With Quad-Core Chip, 10.1-Inch Display, 9-Hour Battery Life

Hybrid laptops aren't new, but the Flip C100 from Asus is the first two-in-one laptop-tablet combination to run on Chrome OS.

Computers July 21, 2015

Chrome OS Beta Getting Chrome Launcher 2.0 With Power Of Google Now. Sweet!

The launcher of Chrome OS gets its first major overhaul. Other Chrome OS changes are queuing up in the beta channel and preparing to hit Chromebooks soon.

Apps/Software March 30, 2015

Google's Chromebook Pixel Is The Computer Of The Future - Here's Why

Google has released the new Chromebook Pixel, featuring two USB Type-C ports and a touch screen. The computer is positioned as the computer of the future.

Computers March 12, 2015

Chrome 42 Is Last Supported Version For Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Google is putting an end to Chrome updates for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The latest version the OS is getting is 42, which is rolling out soon on Google Play.

Apps/Software March 4, 2015

Google's Pwnium Changed To Offer Year-Round Rewards

Google has announced a change to its Pwnium bug-hunting contest, folding the program into an already existing program that allows researchers to find bugs in Chrome, Chrome OS and other Chrome products at a time during the year.

Internet February 26, 2015

Lost Or Stolen Chrome OS Devices? Here's How To Disable Them

Chrome OS devices which had been lost or stolen can now be placed in a disabled state. The Admin console of the device can also display a customer message on the screen of a disabled device.

Computers February 6, 2015

Google mulls melding Chrome, Android and opening up Android Wear, TV, Auto

Reports indicate Google may begin letting manufacturers add their own flavor to Android Wear, TV and Auto in the same way manufacturers do now with the Android smartphone operating system. Google may also begin merging its Chrome OS and the Android OS in the near future.

Apps/Software October 17, 2014

Chromebook users rejoice, Adobe has a sweet gift coming

The Chrome OS gets more support from familiar software. Google welcomes Adobe's Creative Cloud and Photoshop to Chromebooks.

Apps/Software September 29, 2014

Android apps for Chromebooks are a mixed bag of productivity

Google has released its first batch of Android apps on Chrome OS, including two educational apps, plus Evernote and Vine. Google is expected to continue bringing the two operating systems together over the next few months.

Apps/Software September 15, 2014

First batch of Android Apps land on Chromebooks

Just as it was promised at this year’s Google I/O, the first batch of Android apps have started to land on Chrome OS. Four Android apps are currently available.

Apps/Software September 14, 2014

PC sales are bouncing back due to Chromebooks, according to IDC

The PC market is expected to bounce back in 2014. According to research firm IDC, PC sales will decrease by 3.7 percent, an improvement over its earlier forecast of a six percent decline.

Computers August 30, 2014

Acer brings Chrome OS to desktops with Chromebox

Acer has taken the wraps off its Chromebox CXI, its first desktop Chrome OS PC. The Chromebox CXI will be available in two models with a memory capacity of 2GB and 4GB and retail for $179.99 and $219.99, respectively.

Gadgets August 24, 2014

HP, Microsoft debut $199 Stream, but is it a Chromebook contender?

Microsoft is going after Google's Chromebook series of notebooks by introducing low-cost notebooks running Windows 8.1. The first product to debut will likely be the HP Stream 14, which will retail for $199.

Computers August 19, 2014

Chromebook sales expected to hit 14.2 million by 2017. What's causing the surge?

Chromebook sales are projected to reach 5.2 million before the end of the year. The number can nearly triple within the next three years.

Computers August 13, 2014

Chromebook sales to jump three-fold by 2017. Acer Chromebook 13 is one reason why

Research firm Gartner predicts that Chromebook sales will triple to 14.4 million units. This is due to interest from the education sector and the excitement around the Acer Chromebook 13.

Computers August 12, 2014

Microsoft readies $199 Windows 8 laptop and $99 tablet to combat Chrome OS and Android: Will this plan work?

Microsoft is not happy about the state it is currently in, and as such, the company is working closely with partners to oversee the launch of cheap Windows 8 laptops and tablets for the holiday.

Computers July 18, 2014

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