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Samsung Now Prepping A Chromebook With LTE

Samsung threw us a bit of a curve ball with the release of the “refreshed” Chromebook Plus last week. The Celeron-powered upgrade, if that’s what …

Chromebook

8 Things You Might Not Know About Chromebooks

Chromebooks have come a long way since the original Cr-48 back in 2010, and are now more powerful (and mainstream) than ever. If you’re curious about …

Software

Best USB-C hubs for Chromebooks

Chromebooks are great for simple productivity on the go, but when you get home, it's nice to move to a larger setup. A bigger screen, a nice …

Gear & Gadgets

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review: A good (but not great) first Chrome OS tablet

Acer made a capable tablet, but Google still has to work out kinks in Chrome OS.<p>Chrome OS took over schools with clamshells, but now Google is …

Google

9 Common Browser Problems and How to Fix Them

We all rely on web browsers to get us through the day, so a serious problem with your browser of choice can have a serious impact on productivity, or …

Operating Systems

The NL7X from CTL is an ultra-rugged Chromebook made for education

One of the areas where Chromebook adoption has been prevalent is in schools. To make it easier for school districts to bring this type of technology into the classroom, CTL has just announced the NL7X, an ultra-rugged and affordable Chromebook.<p>To keep the price low, you won’t find high-end specs …

Operating Systems

Google Chrome on Android can now cache news articles on Wi-Fi for offline reading

The feature has rolled out in 100 countries<p>For emerging markets that often have to purchase data through prepaid SIM cards or others with limited data plans, viewing news articles can be a slow process full of constant interruptions. Google Chrome on Android is getting a new feature that will …

Android News

How to Use the Chrome Cleanup Tool

The Google Chrome web browser is perhaps best known for its high level of customization and for its speed, among other qualities. With tens of …

Google

7 Things That You Can Do Right Now To Make Your Chromebook Secure

Chrome OS is considered to be secure without much effort from users. It verifies the OS every time you boot your Chromebook. It auto updates the …

Google

Continued conversation is arriving for Google Home users today

You need to enable it in Assistant’s settings<p>Google is making good on the promise it made at its I/O conference in May by introducing what a feature called continued conversation for Google Home, Home Mini, and Home Max today. Continued conversation allows you to ask Assistant a question and then …

Google Home

Google Will Soon Fix Location Leaks in Home and Chromecast Devices

It recently came to light that Google Home smart speakers and Chromecast TV devices could expose your location to hackers without even letting you …

Android News

Here’s how to set up a VPN on your Chromebook

There are three ways to set up a Chromebook VPN. The first and easiest method is to use a Chrome extension if your provider offers one. Install it, toggle the service on, and you’re good to go.<p>The second option is to use an Android app, but this only works on Chromebooks with access to the Play …

Information Systems

Google Chrome’s built-in password manager may soon support manually adding credentials

Passwords are an important part of our daily lives, but keeping track of them all can be a nightmare. Chrome makes it relatively easy to keep tabs on your passwords with a built-in manager. Now, it seems like Google is giving users better control over that feature.<p>Google Chrome’s built-in password …

Android News

How to update your Chromebook: A step-by-step guide

You can update your Chromebook in minutes — no technical knowledge required. The process is similar to updating the Chrome browser and only requires a few clicks.<p>The first step is to make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network — you can’t update your Chromebook without an internet connection. …

Chromebook

First Impression: Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 has great upgrades, but one unrefined detail

Last year Samsung impressed me with its Chromebook portfolio, and that all started with the Chromebook Plus. While it has some flaws and I ended up preferring the Chromebook Pro in the long run anyway, it was still a fantastic device. Recently, Samsung launched the second generation of the …

Consumer Tech

Here are the latest Chrome OS devices that will support Linux apps

Owners of recent Chromebooks and Chromeboxes will be able to use Google's Crostini system to run Linux apps on their devices.<p>The ability to run Linux …

Apps

Google will fix Chromecast and Google Home bug that reveals a user’s location

The Internet of Things is not secure<p>Google plans to release a patch sometime in the next few weeks to fix a bug in its Home smart speaker and Chromecast TV streaming stick that lets a website collect precise user location data, according to a report from security reporter Brian Krebs. The bug, …

Google Home

Best photo editor for your Chromebook in 2018 | Android Central

One of the most often asked questions about Chromebooks we get is how to edit photos. You see the same questions in the comments of Chromebook posts …

Consumer Tech

Google to Revamp the System Tray Menu in Chrome OS, Here's What It'll Look Like

<b>Chromium evangelist at Google François Beaufort announced today that the Chrome OS team is working on a fresh new design for the system menu of the</b> …

This Flag Enables Notification Badges in Chrome OS

This post is from Chrome Story - Chrome OS Made Simple!Before we get started, this flag is currently available in Canary channel of Chrome OS. It …

iOS Programming

Acer Chromebook Spin 15 Now Available

A few days before we headed to New York for Acer’s Global Press Event, I was trudging around Sam’s Club and happened across a 15.6″ Windows …

Acer

Five Useful Features That Are On Their Way To The Chrome OS

Google is putting a lot of effort into improving and expanding its Chrome operating system. Chrome OS 67 is rolling out now with features that include split screen when operating in tablet mode and support for Progressive Web Apps. Here are 5 new features (and a bonus) that are planned for future …

Google

How to see exactly which Google Chrome tabs, websites, and extensions are slowing down your computer

It's no secret that Google Chrome is often the culprit behind a slow computer, even if your computer is relatively new.<p>Open enough tabs in Chrome and you can easily eat up all your RAM, which doesn't leave much for other things you might be doing on your computer. Extensions can use up your …

Software

The Asus Chromebook Flip C101 is the next Chromebook to get Linux app support

Mere hours after we provided a definitive list of Chromebooks with and without Linux app support, a commit landed on the Chromium Gerrit confirming …

Consumer Tech

How You Can Still Download Chrome Extensions Without Using the Chrome Store

I can’t recall the last time I <i>didn’t</i> install an extension from the Google’s Chrome Web Store. However, developers—up until now—have been allowed to …

Google

Ask Engadget: Should I switch to a Chromebook?

<i>The support shared among readers in the</i> <i>comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community</i><i>. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything</i> <i>from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fact, our community's knowledge and insights are a</i> …

Windows 10

Google working on Customize Background option in Chrome

Google Chrome engineers are working on a new customization feature that may introduce options to Chrome to set custom background images in the …

Google

HP Chromebook X2 review: Great Chromebook, better Android tablet

Chromebooks — and Chrome OS as a whole — have been going through a growth spurt over the last few years. Conversely, Android tablets are still …

Gear & Gadgets