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Update to fix slow Wi-Fi speeds caused by Chromecast built-in devices rolling out tomorrow

When reports came out that Home and Chromecast devices were slowing down or even causing temporarily Wi-Fi outages, Google gave us a statement that basically read that the company was looking into it. Now, the company has published an entire support page detailing the problem and what its plan is …

Wi-Fi

How to customize your Chromebook launcher

Make your Chromebook look the way you like it with these tips.<p>If you're using a Chromebook that has Google Play, you might be downloading a bunch of …

Google

I used the Google Pixelbook as my only laptop at CES - and it completely converted me

The Google Pixelbook is a truly excellent piece of hardware, as I stated in my review of it over two months ago. The refrain so often heard about …

Software

What is Chrome 'Site Isolation' and how does it keep me safe?

Chrome's Site Isolation feature is a brand new way to keep your web session more secure, but you'll need to enable it.<p>The web is a scary place. There …

Google

Check if your Chromebook is protected against the Meltdown vulnerability

Worried your Chromebook is vulnerable to the Meltdown bug recently discovered? Read this.<p>The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are serious, with very few devices not impacted. Google's Chrome OS, which most commonly runs on laptops, isn't immune.<p>To help reassure users, Google has published a …

Information Security

Chromebook ‘Nautilus’ Will Usher In Video Recording For Chrome OS

Before we get down to business, let me address the masses who are questioning why the new Chromebook ‘Nautilus’ failed to make an appearance last …

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Chromebooks Adding New “Folders” UI

For years, many Chromebook users have clamored for a desktop UI to customize their Chrome OS experience and give it a more “Windows-ish” feel. While …

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30 days later, Chromecasts still aren't available on Amazon

30 days ago, Amazon announced that it was in the process of assorting Apple TVs and Chromecasts to start selling them again. Since then, the Apple TV …

Amazon

Notification Dots might be making their way to the Chrome OS

A new line of data within the Chrome code commit was discovered by <i>Chrome Story</i> which possibly indicates that the Chrome operating system (OS) –found …

Android Oreo

Google publishes list showing which Chromebooks are vulnerable to Meltdown vulnerability

Good news: not many<p>If you’re a regular Chromebook user and worried about the Meltdown bug endangering your data, Google has published a table on the Chromium Wiki detailing which devices are vulnerable, which aren’t, and which have been patched. You can read it in full here.<p>If the table says “Yes” …

Information Security

How to get the most from your Chromebook touchpad

It may only be one big button, but the multi-touch touchpad on your Chromebook can do just about anything you would ask of it.<p>Your Chromebook's …

iOS

The Chrome Supervised Users feature is coming to an end on January 12

Google's Family Link program has you covered, plus a lot more.<p>Google is ending support for the Chrome Supervised User feature starting January 12. …

Google

Customize Chrome With 10 Unique Browser Extensions

Sometimes, a simple extension that allows you to customize Chrome and make it your own is the best one you can find. Whether it’s a tool to make work …

Unique

HP’s latest Chromebox packs 8th Gen Intel, up to 16GB of RAM, and USB-C

Chromebooks have seemingly hit their stride this past year thanks to new hardware and the arrival of Android apps, but other Chrome OS form factors have seemingly gone silent. However, ahead of CES 2018, HP is launching a brand new Chromebox with updated specs, ports, and more.<p>HP’s last Chromebox …

Laptops

Acer announces a new 11" Chromebook for 2018 with fanless design and USB-C ports

Chrome OS is moving ahead nicely this CES with this time Acer announcing a brand new Chromebook coming to market this year.<p>The new Acer Chromebook is …

Laptops

Acer launches a new Chromebook 11 with USB-C

And the same low-res display<p>Acer is releasing a new version of the Chromebook 11, which is a pretty standard low- to mid-range addition to its array of Chromebooks.<p>Acer claims the new Chromebook 11 CB311 gets up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. It also has a fanless design aimed at …

Laptops

The Chromebook Has Arrived: Switching From Mac, Windows Is Easy -- Here's How

I’m a Chrome OS convert. The Google Pixelbook made the conversion easy.<p>Here’s the tl;dr: my Pixelbook runs everything I need. It runs Android apps, Google Docs (of course), Microsoft Office, Microsoft OneDrive, iCloud (yes, Chrome now can access iCloud photos online), my social networking apps, …

Laptops

How to find and install Progressive Web Apps

With Chrome Web Apps discontinued for Windows, Mac and Linux users, here are some ways to find alternatives and explore Progressive Web Apps.<p>In …

Software

Google promises better protection against deceptive Chrome inline installations

Google announced today on the official Chromium blog that it will improve the Chrome browser’s protection against deceptive inline installations.<p>When …

Google

8 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Drive

Google Drive is useful all by itself, but a number of Chrome browser extensions add more functions to Google’s cloud storage and office apps service. …

Google

How to enable developer mode on your Chromebook

Developer mode lets you access deeper parts of Chrome OS. Here's how to enable it!<p>At first glance, it may not look like you can do much tinkering on …

iOS

Confirmed: ‘Nautilus’ Is A Detachable Chromebook Made By Samsung, Will Equip Sony IMX Camera

First off, sorry about the long title. There is a commit in the Chromium Repositories that points to the main point of this article, and we’ll get …

Sony

Best Android games for Chromebooks as of January 2018

These are the best Android games to play on your Chromebook!<p>When Google announced that Android apps would come to Chrome OS, the biggest focus was on …

Game Development

No, Google is Not Going to Kill Android and Chrome OS

Advertisement<p>Google recently launched development of what appears to be a new operating system, code-named “Fuchsia” in 2016. Many smartphone fans …

Google

The Pixelbook is being used to test Google's Fuchsia OS

For over a year, Google has been developing an operating system named 'Fuchsia,' designed to run across a wide array of devices. The company hasn't …

Google

Google pulls crypto-mining Chrome extension Archive Poster

By onDecember 30, 2017 in Google Chrome - Last Update: 0<p>Google removed Archive Poster from the Chrome Web Store the other day after reports emerged …

Google

Upcoming Detachable Samsung Chromebook ‘Nautilus’ To Have Stowable Stylus

Last month, Gabriel published a fantastic article outlining the reasons we are quite sure the upcoming detachable Chromebook only known at this point …

Chromebook

Chrome OS will soon be able to run Android apps in the background

About time<p>One of the biggest shortcomings of Chrome OS, and a drawback to using a mobile and web-first operating system, is applications that don’t act like desktop software should. Google is working to remedy this, according to <i>9to5Google</i>, with an upcoming update to Chrome OS that should make …

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