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The Chromebook Help app: Why you can safely give your parent a Chromebook

Chromebooks are supposed to be 'made for everyone', but that doesn't mean it doesn't take adjusting to. Just as there's some adjustment to using any new computer — even one with the same operating system — Chromebooks take a little fresh thinking and a little time to get the hang of for most...
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How the AC editors use (or don't use) their Chromebooks

The one where we ask ourselves if a Chromebook works for us. We're pretty bullish on Chromebooks around here. Even though they may not fit our lives quite right, we know that for plenty of folks a good, sturdy and inexpensive Chromebook is just the ticket for the things they need. We've...
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Five things you need to know about your new Chromebook

Getting started with a new Chromebook? Here's where to begin. So you just got a new Chromebook? Awesome! They make for a great little laptop, and are a favorite of many of us here at Android Central. We use them both for work and play (I'm writing this on one) because they are ultra-portable...
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How to use multiple accounts on your Chromebook

The little slogan for a Google Account is 'One Account, All of Google', but sometimes one account isn't enough to get you by. Some of us need personal accounts, joint accounts, professional accounts, work-controlled accounts... really, it's enough to make your head spin. And while Chrome OS...
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The Acer C910 Chromebook gets faster with an Intel Core i5 processor

The previously-launched Acer C910 Chromebook is getting a hardware upgrade with a faster 5th generation Intel Core i5 processor being put inside. The previous versions of the 15.6-inch Chromebook that launched in January had slower Intel Core i3-5005U or Intel Celeron 3205U processors. The new...
Google says to look out for more USB-C Chromebooks and Android phones

Google says to look out for more USB-C Chromebooks and Android phones

USB-C arrived in Google-land with the new Chromebook Pixel, but it's not going to stop there. Google says the new all-in-one connector's coming to more devices soon. The reversible USB-C connector has made quite the splash this week, arriving in the new Apple MacBook and the just-updated...
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The new Google Store is your one-stop web shop for Chromebooks, Nexus devices and more

Google has just launched a dedicated website, the Google Store, where the company will sell all of its hardware products, including Chromebooks, Nexus smartphones and tablets and more. The new storefront comes at the same time Google is launching a new version of its high-end Chromebook Pixel....
Chromebook Pixel gets new processors, USB-C ports

Chromebook Pixel updated with latest Intel processors, USB-C ports and charging

The top-end Chromebook Pixel today got a spec bump with the latest 5th-generation Intel Core processors and USB-C ports. The new Pixel looks a lot like the old, maintaining the same slab styling as its predecessor. But it's still subtly different, measuring nearly 1mm thinner and 0.1 pounds...
Acer launches new, Intel Core i3-powered Chromeboxes

Acer launches new, Intel Core i3-powered Chromeboxes

Acer has announced new, improved versions of their Chromeboxes, with more powerful Intel Core i3 processors. The new models also feature support for higher-resolution displays Acer's two new Chromeboxes join its existing CXI line, which we got a look at back at IFA 2014. They may retain the...
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Google confirms a Chromebook Pixel refresh is coming soon

According to a YouTube video that Google posted, then subsequently pulled earlier today, the company is pretty close to releasing a follow-up to the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end Chromebook the company released all the way back in 2013 for a hefty (at least by Chromebook standards) $1300. The...
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Archos to offer tablets and Chromebooks to middle and high-school students in France

Archos has decided to help a new education effort in France with a selection of Android tablets and Chromebooks that it will offer to schools in its native country at special prices. This new program is designed to be a part of France's "Grand Digital for Schools Project" which is aiming to give...
Dell Chromebook 11

Dell announces new Chromebook and Android tablet made for schools

Dell has announced a new version of its Chromebook 11, along with the Dell Venue 10 Android tablet. Both devices are being sold to the education market, and the Chromebook 11 is in fact on sale now for a starting price of $249.99. The Dell Chromebook 11 has an 11.6-inch screen with a...
Yo, SlideShade, and Tapatalk on Chrome OS

Yo, SlideShare and Tapatalk make their debut for Chrome OS

Some new Android apps are now available for Chrome OS and Chromebook users from the Chrome Web Store. Yo, the limited but still inexplicably popular messaging app, is among those on that list, along with the SlideShare presentation app and the Tapatalk forum discussion app (with which our forums...
10 million Chromecasts found their way into homes across the world in 2014

10 million Chromecasts found their way into homes across the world in 2014

Google sold about 10 million units of its Chromecast streaming TV dongle worldwide in 2014. This is the first time that hard sales numbers have been released for the product. Last week, Google stated that the Chromecast was the number one selling streaming device in the US in 2014 but did not...
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Google Play Music uploading comes to ARM-powered Chromebooks

Good news, users of Chromebooks that happen to run off of ARM processors: you can now upload music to Google Play Music through the newly-updated Google Play Music Chrome app, just like your Intel-based cousins have been able to do for some time now. The updated app is now available from the...
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Chrome OS Smart Lock feature now available in stable channel

Chromebook owners running the stable channel of Chrome OS can now take advantage of Google's new security feature called Smart Lock. The feature is enabled when you have a phone running Android 5.0 paired with the Chromebook over Bluetooth, and lets you bypass the typical password lock screen...
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Chrome OS stable channel update brings synced custom wallpapers and more

Google today announced an update for the stable branch of Chrome OS, which will bump consumers up to version 40.0.2214.93. The release will be rolled out over the next few weeks and contains numerous bug fixes, security patches and feature improvements. The highlights of this update, as shared...
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Acer launches two Chromebooks built to withstand the classroom

Acer has launched two Chromebooks targeted at the education segment. Available in 15-inch (C910) and 11.6-inch (C740) versions, the Chromebooks feature durable shells that can withstand up to 130 pounds of force and survive 18-inch drops without any damage. Both models also come with reinforced...
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Weekly poll results: you are using Chromebooks

A readership divided When we posited the question this last week about if Chromebooks had invaded your home or your life just yet, I knew we were going to get some Chromebook converts and we were also going to get some hardcore PC users telling us Chromebooks can't do anything and that they're a...
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It's now easier than ever to make Facebook video calls on your Chromebook

Making video calls with friends and family is more convenient than ever thanks to Facebook supporting WebRTC technology. This means you'll be able to make video calls on a Chromebook with no plugin download or tedious workaround guides to follow. Simply boot up, load the website and connect....

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