Chromebook RSS Feed
Chromecast

Chromecast can now turn your smartphone or tablet into a family game controller

Google is adding more ways to use its Chromecast TV dongle today, as many Android gaming apps can now also be streamed and played on a big screen television, using a smartphone or tablet as a controller. Google is concentrating on supporting games with a family theme for Chromecast, such as...
Chromecast

Showtime Anytime, Starz Play and Encore Play apps now have Chromecast support

Google's Chromecast HDMI streaming TV dongle has now added support for three pay cable television Android apps: Showtime Anytime, Starz Play and Encore Play. Assuming your cable TV provider supports these apps, and assuming you are a paid subscriber to one or more of these channels already,...
Chromebook top-selling device among laptops, tablets

Chromebook top-selling device among laptops, tablets for education

Google is proud of the progress it has made with Chromebook, especially in the education space. Noting that Chromebook has been a big hit in schools, Google bragged that the latest IDC numbers show that Chromebook is the best-selling device for education in the U.S. among laptops and tablets,...
Roboto font reporteded will make the jump from Android to Chrome OS

Roboto font reportedly will make the jump from Android to Chrome OS

It looks like Chrome OS for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes may be joining Android in getting Google's modern Roboto font soon. If accurate, Roboto would replace the Noto Sans UI font in Chrome OS. While still unconfirmed, a request to add the Roboto font to Chrome OS was made by a Google design...
Toshiba Chromebook 2

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review

Finally, a Chromebook with a great display — now it just needs more performance Since we first laid eyes on the new Toshiba Chromebook 2 at IFA, we knew that this may be one of the leading Chromebooks of the year. Sure it had basic specs just like all of the other Chromebooks, but it actually...
Dell throws in keyboard, mouse in new $199 Chromebox bundle

Dell throws in keyboard, mouse in new $199 Chromebox bundle

Dell has quietly introduced its own Chromebox bundle. Priced competitively at $199, Dell's deal, unlike many of its competitors, ships with both a keyboard and mouse, though you'll still need to add a display to your setup. The Dell Chromebox is based on the fourth generation Intel Celeron...
Google Drive in Chrome

Soon you'll be able to launch desktop applications from Google Drive in Chrome

Google is trying to tie in its Google Drive cloud service more with its Chrome web browser, thanks to a new extension that will allow users to open files stored in Google Drive directly into a compatible desktop application. The new extension, which will roll out in the coming days, works with...
Save $51 on an Acer Chromebook 13

Acer's 13-inch Chromebook drops to $250 on Amazon today

If you're looking to get a modern Chromebook on the cheap, Acer's Chromebook 13 is 17% off today on Amazon, so long as you're okay with the lower-end model. That discount knocks $51 off the price of the Acer Chromebook 13 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB flash storage, bringing it down to a palatable $...
Chromebook

Chromebooks becoming more popular, shipments rise by 67 percent in Q2

Chromebooks are on the up, according to latest data from ABI Research. Shipments of laptops running Google's OS increased by 67 percent in Q2, and it's being projected that total shipments in 2014 will double that of 2013. Not only are home users purchasing and enjoying new Chromebooks, but...
A new way to see new tabs!

Earth View from Google Maps for Chrome

The Chrome browser is an ever-changing window into the internet, but the browser itself can look kind of… well… bland, sometimes. Lots of white. Well, Google seems to have noticed, or at least the Google Maps team has, and they released an extension to help mix it up a little. Enter Earth View...
Chromecast Backdrop

Everything you need to know about Backdrop for Chromecast

Here's the lowdown on how to get fantastic looking Backdrop images onto your TV Google first announced Backdrop for Chromecast back at Google I/O, but has now finally flipped the switch and let us customize what images we see displayed by our Chromecast when it's in idle mode. There are a few...
Samsung Chromebook 2

Samsung launches Intel-powered Chromebook 2 for just $250

Samsung has launched a new Intel-powered Chromebook. Samsung's own Chromebook 2 launched earlier this year running on the Exynos chipset. This meant that owners were tasked with enduring subpar performance (see our review), especially when it came to multi-tasking, With an Intel variant available...
chrome hangouts

Hangouts Chrome app released for Chrome OS and Windows

Google has just launched the new Hangouts Chrome app for both Chrome OS and Windows that's meant to offer users a way to access the Hangouts video chat service without a web browser. Here's a list of the app's features: Keep the conversation going, without taking over your desktop. The app...
Chrome OS Stable channel updated with MTP support

Chrome OS Stable channel updated with MTP support

The Stable channel of Chrome OS has received an updated today, making files transfers from Android devices easier. The MTP support in the Chrome OS Files app lets you plug your Android device into a Chromebook and get files from that device. There are also other enhancements and fixes in this...
ThinkPad Yoga 11e

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e review

Lenovo's latest convertible Chromebook could be the one you're looking for We're starting to see new Chromebooks explode onto retail shelves, and presumably the sales figures are still climbing as well or they wouldn't be there. There are some really great budget options that bring an experience...
Two weeks and a very happy new relationship with a Chromebook

Two weeks and a very happy new relationship with a Chromebook

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that I'd taken possession of my very first Chromebook – the Asus C300, reviewed here – and how I was going as close to "all in" as possible for a time to really get a feel for it. After a couple of weeks immersed in Chrome OS I'm not afraid to say how surprised the...
Acer Chromebook 13

Acer Chromebook 13 review

A step in the right direction for ARM Chromebooks, and one we can actually recommend I've made it no secret that I'm not a fan of ARM-powered Chromebooks. With their low performance and compromised battery life, ARM Chromebooks from a variety of manufacturers have never lived up to what Intel-...
Photoshop coming to Chrome OS

Photoshop coming to Chrome OS

Beta testing will be available in a few weeks Google and Adobe are bringing a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebooks for the first time. Photoshop on Chrome OS will at first be just for US-based Adobe education customers with a paid subscription to the company's Creative Cloud service...
Google brings experimental toggle to turn off notification sound in Chrome browser

Experimental switch silences audio alerts in Chrome browser tab

Google is experimenting with a new feature that would allow users to silence audio notifications in the Chrome browser tab. Admittedly, Google says that it is experimenting with this new UI feature after users had mistakenly assumed that they could click on the tab to mute alert tones, and that...
samsung chromebook

Samsung reportedly will end sales of its Chromebooks in Europe

A new report quotes a Samsung spokesperson as saying the company plans to stop selling its laptops, including its Chromebooks, in the European markets. PC Advisor quotes a Samsung spokesperson as saying: We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing...

Pages