Chromebook

40 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity

Chromebooks may be all about simplicity, but don't be fooled: Beneath their intuitive outer layer lies a web of advanced options. And you don't have …

Business Technology

Acer’s 15-inch Chromebook has 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD, HDMI and more for $189

Best Buy’s latest early Black Friday sale includes the Acer 15-inch Chromebook 1.5GHz/4GB/16GB SSD for <b>$189 shipped</b>. That’s good for $60 off the regular price and a new all-time low that we’ve tracked by $11. Rated 4.5/5 stars by nearly 500 Best Buy reviewers.<p>Chromebook CB5-571-C4G4 Features:<p>Stay …

Laptops

Google flagged its own Chromebook ad as spam on YouTube

Following some summer talk that Google might be gearing up to launch a new Chromebook line, the company eventually released the revamped Pixelbook earlier in October. But, somewhat ironically, it seems that the internet giant is struggling to promote its new Chromebook line… on YouTube.<p>Giggly …

Technology

[Deal Alert] Acer's Chromebook 14 for Work drops to $390 ($210 off)

Acer has made a name for itself designing and selling good bang-for-your-buck Chromebooks. I came away rather impressed with the Chromebook 15 (2017) …

Android News

Looking for a new computer on Black Friday? Here are some great deals.

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>'Tis the season to get some epic deals on the …

Samsung

Our favorite premium Chromebook just got a big discount on Amazon

We reviewed the new Google Pixelbook recently, and we love it. It’s even available on Amazon right now if you have the means. Of course, $999 is a …

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This app lets you run Windows programs on your Chromebook

Chromebooks have risen as a credible alternative to Windows laptops because they can outdo them on several fronts. Chromebooks are <i>generally</i> less expensive, offer longer standby times, and are more secure. One area where they lag behind, however, is compatible products and services.<p>Of course, Chrome …

Google

64GB Samsung Chromebook Pro Pops Up At Best Buy But Is It Worth It?

Now that Google’s Pixelbook is making its rounds in the hands of users everywhere, we’re left wondering “what’s next for the world of Chrome OS?”<p>We …

Samsung

How to take screenshots on a Chromebook

While it can be incredibly easy to take screenshots on smartphones, a little more work has to go into capturing portions of your Chromebook’s display. The good news, though, is that once you learn how to take screenshots, the process is pretty hard to forget and takes just seconds to do…<p>How to take …

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How to unlock your Chromebook with an Android smartphone

One of the newest features to come to Chrome OS is the ability to unlock your computer using your Android smartphone. Setting it up is pretty straightforward, only requiring that you have both devices in hand. When finished, you will be able to get into your Chromebook by merely unlocking your …

Technology

2 USB-C adapters worth considering for your Chromebook

Heads-up, my mobile productivity compadres: If you're using a Chromebook for work, there's a decent chance you'll need to load up your laptop bag …

Laptops

Sending and receiving texts through Chromebooks might be possible with Android 8.1

A new functionality has been spotted in the developer preview of Android 8.1.The feature, found by <i>9to5Google</i> and <i>ArsTechnica</i> is called SMS Connect, …

Google

Android 8.1 may allow Chromebooks to send and receive text messages; could be exclusive to Pixel devices

With the increasing number of computing device, interconnectivity and easy to access important functions is essential for users. SMS responses have …

Google

How to customize your Google Chrome and Chromebook searches

Supercharge your URL bar<p>I just reviewed the Google Pixelbook and I think it’s great — but Chrome OS is much more limited than either macOS or Windows when it comes to customizing how the core OS works. One of my favorite tools on the Mac is called Alfred, a tool that pops up a little search bar …

SEO

You could soon be texting from your Chromebook

Back in July, we saw some snippets of code buried in Chrome OS that suggested Chromebook owners would soon get the chance to send SMS messages from …

Google

Daily Deals: Asus 2-in-1 Touchscreen Chromebook (Refurb) $155, Think Tank Camera Bag $40, more

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Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview has hints of SMS connection to Chromebooks

The release earlier this week of the Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview build by Google resulted in a deep dive by many people to see what secrets they could find in this first public release of the OS upgrade. As it turns out, a look inside the code found what appears to be a possible new feature …

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‘SMS Connect’ shows up in Android 8.1 for reading and replying to messages from your Chromebook

Android 8.1 has a bunch of new little features, but one of the more interesting to show up is actually something we’ve heard about before — the ability to enable SMS sync on your Chromebook. Now, that feature has been uncovered in the 8.1 developer preview.<p>First spotted by <i>Ars Technica</i>, “SMS …

Technology

Android 8.1 hints at SMS Connect for sending texts via your Chromebook

This is huge.<p>Even though Android 8.0 Oreo just officially launched in August, that didn't stop Google from releasing a beta for 8.1 earlier this …

Android News

Android apps for Chromebooks: The essentials

We've heard plenty about how Android apps on Chrome OS are a big deal, but when you first find yourself staring at the Google Play Store on a …

Business Technology

Google Pixelbook review: the Chromebook grows up

It was easy to discount the Chromebook early on. The earliest models weren’t particularly capable, with limited functionality, an anemic app selection and a reliance on a constant internet connection. But the products were a surprise hit in schools, now comprising a staggering 58 percent market …

Technology

Chromebooks Are Now Alarm Clocks

Ok, so setting an alarm, timers or even a third-party clock isn’t anything new on Chrome OS. For about as long as Chromebooks have been around there …

Google

Chromebook, say, 'Cheese!' Here's how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Chromebooks and other devices that run Chrome OS are great if you want a simple and cost-effective machine for accessing the web. Google's …

Google

Acer's Chromebook 15 (CB515-1HT) is now available for $399

In Chromebook land, a lot of the focus is on Google's recently-announced (and expensive) Pixelbook. But for those of you who cannot stomach the $999 …

Android News

EXCLUSIVE: High Powered Samsung Chromebook Pro and ASUS Flip C302 Are Coming

According to a very reliable inside source, we’ve learned that highly-upgraded versions of two popular Chromebooks are coming. There are some caveats …

Laptops

Chromebook Split Screen Function For Tablets Nearing Release

Just two days ago I stumbled across a commit in the Chromium repositories that signaled continuing work on a much-needed Chrome OS feature:</b> …

iOS

4 crazy Chromebook myths, debunked

Bring up Chromebooks in any online crowd, and you're practically guaranteed to get some version of a now-stock reaction:<i>Pshaw! Why would anyone pay</i> …

Software

Time to call it: The Chromebook is the new Android tablet

Riddle me this, dear reader: If you've got a device that looks like a tablet, acts like a tablet, and runs Android apps, what do you call it?Odds …

Tablets

The New Google Pixelbook's Less Pricey Competitors

The new Google Pixelbook is a $999 Chromebook that is trying to appeal to consumers with high-end specs and beautiful looks. However, there are much …

Consumer News

New Google Pixelbook Is Official (Video)

As well as the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, Google announced a number of other devices at their press event yesterday.One of those was the …

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