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Top 5 features Chrome OS is missing

Chrome OS already handles the basics of a desktop and laptop operating system down. So much so, that unless you need a specific application that's …

Google

Chrome OS is experimenting with a centered shelf layout

The team behind Chrome OS is often testing new features via flags, and the latest of these is a centered shelf layout. The concept is pretty simple - …

Apps

​How to add Linux to your Chromebook

With a sufficiently advanced Chromebook, you can now install and run Linux natively on it.<p>I will show that it's possible to install, configure, and …

Linux

You Can Now Install Chrome Extensions in Opera Directly

Opera 55 Beta, released last week, allows users, for the first time, to install Chrome extensions from Google's official Web Store with one click and …

Google

Chrome OS isn’t ready for tablets yet

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is education-only for a reason<p>I’ve been banging on for a while now that Android tablets are done for and will be replaced — someday — by Chrome OS tablets. Over the past couple of years, it’s gone from a weird theory that enraged Android partisans to conventional wisdom. …

Consumer Tech

Chromecast upgrades its ambient mode

When it comes to using your TV as a bit of an art piece, Chromecast is right up there — especially when it comes to customization. And now it's got a …

Android News

Chrome OS will soon have Android's Smart Text Selection

Smart Text Selection was introduced in Android 8.0 Oreo, and has two components. First, when you tap on a word, it selects the entire phrase (e.g. …

Google

Google launches Chrome Enterprise Grab and Go, a Chromebook loaner program for businesses

Google has announced a new Chromebook loaner program for businesses that’s designed to get workers up and running with a temporary new machine within minutes.<p>The Chrome Enterprise Grab and Go initiative is actually an extension of a program Google operates in-house, with thousands of its employees …

Software

How to convert a Windows laptop to a Chromebook

Chromebooks are wonderful for schools and businesses, provided you primarily use Google services. But a brand new Chromebook doesn't make an existing …

Google Play

Google testing revamped Chrome OS file manager with better organization of local files

Google emphasizes the online aspects of Chrome OS so strongly that local features have sometimes taken a backseat. For example, file management. …

Google

Integrate Chrome and Firefox browsing with Windows Timeline

Windows Timeline Support is a free browser extension for Chrome-based and Firefox-based web browsers that integrates the browsing history with …

Software

Google Chrome to add ‘Heavy Page Capping’ bandwidth usage alert on desktop, mobile

Chrome is seemingly always picking up handy new features, and recently it’s added a new option to help users keep track of their data usage while browsing the web.<p>Spotted by <i>Chrome Story</i>, the Canary release of Google Chrome has just added a new flag called “Heavy Page Capping.” This option is a …

Google

Extend Your Chromebook Storage On The Cheap

<b>We obviously love Chromebooks around here!</b> One thing that most Chromebooks inherently lack, however, is internal storage. With Android apps available …

Google Drive

Surface Go vs. Chromebook: Which is better for you?

Microsoft's Surface Go is going to be available soon, and it's an intriguing device: $400 gets you a well-built tablet with full Windows. You can use …

chromeos

A look at Chrome’s new tab design

Chrome's big UI revamp gets another version on nightly builds.<p>Chrome is getting a major redesign soon, and this week new changes have started to land …

Software

Belkin announces two USB-C keyboards for Chrome OS tablets

Tablets running Chrome OS are actually a thing now, as the Chromebook Tab 10 shows us. While that device is mostly aimed at education, it's only a …

Belkin

How to Speed Up Your Chromebook

When you first cracked the box for your Chromebook, it was new and snappy. But over time, it’s gotten sluggish and frustrating. If you’re looking to …

Google

What makes a Chromebook so secure?

One of the things you'll see written whenever there's talk about Chromebooks is how secure the platform is. If you're <i>into</i> computers or software …

Google

Google Reinvents Chrome with Big Update: How to Try It

Google is on its way to bringing a huge redesign to Chrome.<p>The company has been incorporating its new Material Design, which is built on a grid-based …

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Google Unveils A Major Security Enhancement For The Chrome Browser

The stable build of the Chrome browser (Chrome 67) has been ungraded with a major security enhancement called Site Isolation that protects users from malicious websites that steal sensitive data. The Spectre CPU vulnerability is an example. Site Isolation is currently operating in Chrome for …

Chrome Browser

You can now test Google’s biggest Chrome redesign in years

For the past several months, Google has been releasing updates for its Chrome browser in preparation for a massive redesign. We’ve seen bits and …

Software

I Compared Google's Chrome Browser With Its No. 1 Competitor - And The Winner Was Clear

Google Chrome has one major feature that Firefox doesn't.<p>My web browser of choice is Google Chrome, but I'm always on the hunt for a better browser. …

Software

Chrome OS gets Android app shortcuts in the dev channel

Google has worked to make Android apps feel at home on Chrome OS, and we've certainly come a long way. Your apps will be even more integrated soon …

Google

Google's refreshed Chrome design is nearly here

Chrome's design has remained largely the same for a long time, but earlier this year Google started hinting at a complete "Material Design" overhaul. Now, we've got a better idea of what this might finally look like. As the company gets even closer to updating the browser's UI, it's today rolled …

Material Design

Are You a Fan of Google Chrome’s New Look?

Perhaps it’s just me, but I don’t think the look of Google Chrome has altered all that much since it blinked into life in 2009. But that will shortly …

Google Chrome

Service NSW dumps Windows for Chrome OS

Service NSW is planning to roll out Chromebooks and Google’s G Suite to all of its staff over the next 12 months.<p>The New South Wales government …

Google

Google's beautiful new Material Design 2 UI for Chrome is coming, now in Canary builds

Back in April, Google began experimenting with a new, alternate version of its Material UI for the Chrome browser - but it was as an experimental …

Material Design

9 Chrome Extensions Research Students Should Know about

Chrome browser has a number of interesting educational extensions to enhance your productivity and facilitate your workflow. Over the last few years …

Education Technology

I compared Google's Chrome browser with its No. 1 competitor — and the winner was clear

My web browser of choice is Google Chrome, but I'm always on the hunt for a better browser.<p>After all, it's the app I use most often on pretty much any computer. If a browser can perform faster and more efficiently than Chrome, I'd absolutely consider it.<p>Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox …

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