Tag: Chromebook

Google Chrome Now Recognizes Commands Given From PC Media Keys

Users can control videos and music inside their Chrome browsers by using the media keys on their keyboards. The latest update is part of Chrome 73 and is expected to roll out to Mac, PC, and Linux users soon.

Google March 13, 2019

Chrome OS Instant Tethering Now Works With Other Android Phones

Chromebook users might soon be able to use the Instant Tethering feature with other non-Google Android phones. Currently, Instant Tethering only works with Nexus and Pixel phones.

Gadgets January 29, 2019

Acer Unwraps 3 New Educational Laptops: Chromebook 512, Chromebook 512 Spin, And TravelMate B114

Acer has unveiled three new educational laptops at Bett Show 2019 in London. The lineup includes the Chromebook 512, Chromebook 512 Spin, and the TravelMate B114.

Computers January 22, 2019

Chromebooks Will Be Able To Run Windows 10 Via ‘Campfire’ Feature, Like Boot Camp On MacBooks: Report

A new feature called Campfire has been discovered on Chromebooks. It would apparently let those machines dual-boot Chrome OS and Windows 10, greatly expanding their capabilities and appeal.

Google August 13, 2018

Google Pixelbook Discount Will Let You Save $250, But You Need To Avail The Offer Right Now

The online Google Store is offering $250 discounts for the entire line of Pixelbooks. The Google Pixelbook is the most powerful and most expensive Chromebook, and users who want to take advantage of the offer should do so right now.

Google July 17, 2018

Google Classroom Update Adds New Features, Makes It Harder To Cheat On Quizzes

Google announced exciting changes coming to Classroom, as an upcoming update will add several new features. Among the highlights, teachers will be able to create Google Form Quizzes and block students' access to other things.

Google June 26, 2018

Samsung Chromebook Pro Gets An Upgrade That Users Want: A Backlit Keyboard

Samsung has given the Chromebook Pro an upgrade that users will appreciate. The updated version now features a backlit keyboard, though the specs are the same as the old model.

Computers April 15, 2018

HP's Chromebook x2 Is The First Detachable Chromebook In The World

HP has taken the wraps off the world's first detachable Chromebook. Called the Chromebook x2, it's setting itself apart from the pack of 2-in-1 Chrome OS laptops as the only one that can truly be separated from the keyboard.

Computers April 10, 2018

Rumored Chromebook ‘Atlas’ Will Feature A 4K Display

A Chromebook with a 4K display might be in the works, and it’s apparently codenamed ‘Atlas,’ according to a code commit. Does a Chromebook even need that, though?

Google April 6, 2018

Chrome OS 64 Rolls Out To Chromebook With Tablet Features, Splitscreen, Screenshot, And More

Version 64 of Google’s Chrome OS are now rolling out to Chromebooks, with new features borrowed directly from Android. Could both platforms one day merge and deliver the ultimate Google experience?

Apps/Software February 4, 2018

Microsoft Unveils $189 Windows 10 Laptops For Schools

Microsoft is challenging Google's Chromebooks with a new cheap alternative for schools with a $189 laptop. Microsoft wants to keep Windows' dominance among students and teachers.

Computers January 24, 2018

Detachable 2-In-1 ‘Nautilus’ Chromebook From Samsung To Have Sony IMX Camera Sensor

Samsung is rumored to release a new 'Nautilus' Chromebook with not only a seventh-generation Intel processor but also an excellent Sony IMX sensor. If true, it would be the first Chromebook with a camera that’s well above average.

Computers January 2, 2018

Microsoft Office Apps Finally Available For Chromebooks: Here's How To Use Them

Microsoft Office apps are now finally supported by Chrome OS, which powers Chromebooks such as Google's Pixelbook. Here's what Chromebook owners need to do to download and use Microsoft Office in their laptops.

Microsoft November 27, 2017

Samsung Allegedly Working On 2-In-1 Chromebook With A Detachable Keyboard And Intel Kaby Lake Chip

Samsung is apparently developing an Intel Kaby Lake-powered 2-in-1 Chromebook according to changes in the Chromium Repository. It’s called Nautilus, and it could signal the decline of Android tablets.

Computers November 21, 2017

YouTube Just Flagged Google’s Official Chromebook Ad, Yet Another Sign That Its Algorithm Is Dumb

Everyone knows YouTube’s algorithm for automatically flagging videos isn’t perfect, but a new flub suggests it’s actually far worse. YouTube just removed a video from Google promoting the Chromebook Pixel after marking it as spam.

Internet November 19, 2017

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

You Will Soon Get To ‘OK Google’ Your Chromebook: Google Assistant Reportedly Coming To Chrome OS

Chrome OS will be the next platform to get Google Assistant, as the Google Home app hints. The functionality, in addition to new Google Pixel phones and a new Chromebook, might be officially unveiled this Oct. 4.

Computers October 2, 2017

Two New Pixel Phones, One Pixel-Branded Chromebook, And A ‘Mini’ Google Home To Launch This Fall: Rumors

Google reportedly has several products planned, including two new Pixel smartphones, a Chromebook, and a mini Home smart speaker. These will all be unveiled during a fall event, rumors say.

Google August 22, 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

Surface Book And Other Windows 10 S Devices Will Not Run Linux Apps

Microsoft has some bad news for fans of Linux. The company clarified that Windows 10 S, which powers the Surface Book, will not run Linux distributions.

Computers May 20, 2017

Microsoft's Surface Laptop Can't Replace Chromebooks, So What Is It For?

Microsoft recently outed a brand-new machine called the Surface Laptop to outpunch Chromebooks. But at its steep price, it’s unclear if it’ll ever accomplish such a goal.

Computers May 4, 2017

Google Updates List Of Chromebooks That Will Get Android App Support

Chromebook owners were excited when Google announced that the OS will receive Android app support. The company has released an updated list of Chromebooks that get this support.

Google April 26, 2017

Microsoft Might Be Developing Its Own Take On The Chromebook, Leaked Doc Suggests

Microsoft might indeed be set to release a Windows 10 Cloud device, which many expect to be its own take on the Chromebook. Here’s why such a move makes sense.

Computers April 24, 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

Samsung Chromebook Pro Review Roundup: An Affordable MacBook Alternative?

The Samsung Chromebook Pro is being heralded as the evolution of Chromebooks from secondary devices to laptops in their own right. See what else the critics are saying about the forthcoming hybrid laptop.

Computers February 11, 2017

Should You Buy A Chromebook? Here Are 4 Good Reasons Why

Don't disregard the Google Chromebook just yet. Here are four reasons you might want to consider the Chromebook the next time you buy a laptop.

Computers February 5, 2017

Here's How Microsoft Plans To Demolish Mac, Rivals

In an event, Microsoft outlined a strategy that will give next-generation Windows computers edge over the competition. This involves three criteria that aims to foster hardware innovation and differentiated user experience.

Microsoft February 3, 2017

Best Android Apps For Your Chromebook

Google has announced that all Chromebooks to be released in 2017 and beyond will be able to support Android Apps. Here are some apps you might consider to install in your Android compatible Chromebook.

Computers January 28, 2017

Dell Launches Education Laptops With Either Windows 10 Or Chrome On Board: Pricing And Availability

Dell has launched a new line of Latitude and Chromebook education laptops, offering a choice of either Windows 10 or Chrome. Here's all you need to know about the new devices, their prices and availability.

Computers January 25, 2017

Google: 2017 Chromebooks Will Support Android

Soon, you will be able to access Android apps from your Chromebook. Google finally confirms that all Chromebooks coming out in 2017 will support Android apps.

Computers January 24, 2017

Microsoft To Undercut Licensing Cost For 2017 Windows 10 Notebooks: Report

Microsoft is looking to reduce its Windows 10 licensing cost for low-end notebooks that are smaller than 14.1 inches. The new fees will take effect by March 1.

Computers January 14, 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

CES 2017: New Samsung Chromebook Pro And Plus Run Android Apps And Feature A Built-In Stylus

Samsung has unveiled two new Chromebooks named the Plus and the Pro. The former releasing February, and the latter later this spring, both machines will feature a 360-degree rotating touchscreens, a built-in stylus, and more.

Computers January 4, 2017

Leaked Asus Chromebook C302CA Packs Intel Core m3, 4 GB RAM And USB-C For $499: Is This A MacBook Killer?

The Asus Chromebook C302CA was leaked through a Newegg listing. The laptop is not the direct successor of the popular Asus Chromebook Flip, but it might have what it takes to draw customers away from the more expensive Apple MacBook.

Computers December 27, 2016

New Chromebook 'Eve' First To Feature Fingerprint Scanner, Gets High-Resolution Display And Kaby Lake Processor

The new Chromebook called 'Eve' features a Kaby Lake processor, fingerprint scanner, and high-resolution display. Based on the features alone, this Chromebook will be a high-end device.

Computers December 20, 2016

Microsoft Office On Chromebooks Require Subscription For Some Devices

Google Chromebooks are good enough computer devices, but they lack key apps found in Windows. One of them is Office, but Microsoft and Google have come together to bring it to Chromebooks - with a tiny caveat.

Computers November 15, 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

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

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

Chromebooks To Get Quicker Unlock As Google Tests PIN Logins

Google announced in a blog post that it is testing a new way to unlock its Chromebooks. The feature, which is currently available only to Devs, allows them to use four-digit PINs to unlock Google’s laptops.

Google August 22, 2016

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