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A one-stop shop for all your Chromebook review needs We're all Google all day around here. We can't get enough when it comes to Android, and Lloyd happens to have a place in his heart for Chromebooks, too. We're big fans, and we just love seeing a platform like Chrome grow — and stumble — as it...
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64-bit Chrome desktop browser now available in beta

If you're hankering to live on the bleeding edge, a beta version of the desktop Chrome browser for 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems is now available. No need to uninstall your existing version of Chrome, this one will haul in all of your existing settings painlessly. If you're interested...
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Chromebooks 101

Confused about Chromebooks? We can help You've probably heard of a Chromebook. There's a lot of information out there about them — both good and bad — but it's a bit difficult to sort through it all and find out the basics about what a Chromebook is, what one can do, and if it's the right...
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Chrome 37 beta for Android released with Material Design update and more

Google has released the beta version of Chrome 37 for Android, which has some Material Design updates and more for the web browser. The change log includes: Material Design updates Simplified sign-in Lots of bug fixes and performance improvements! A quick reminder that you're not going to see...
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Chrome OS update for Chromebooks delivers better touch support

Google has just rolled out an updated version of the Chrome OS for a variety of Chromebooks for different manufacturers. While there are several notable features and the usual bug fixes, better touch support is probably the most noteworthy component of this update. The update brings the build...
Samsung Chromebook 2 (13-inch)

Samsung Chromebook 2 review

A laptop with a premium price that doesn't offer a premium experience When it comes to making Chromebooks, Samsung was there from the very beginning. Following in the Google CR-48's footsteps, Samsung entered the market in mid-2011 with the first Chromebook from a third-party manufacturer, the...
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Doodles return to the tab page with Chrome 36 for Android

Chrome for Android will be updated to version 36 (36.0.1985.122) in the coming days. This release is notable for improving text rendering and more. When you see the update for Chrome for Android you'll be met with the following new features: Improved text rendering on non-mobile optimized...
Chrome for desktop updated with rich notification improvements

Chrome for desktop updated with rich notification improvements

The Chrome browser has been updated to version 36.0.1985.122 with a handful of notable features, plus a swath of 26 security fixes. Here's what's new. Rich Notifications Improvements An Updated Incognito / Guest NTP design The addition of a Browser crash recovery bubble Chrome App Launcher...
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Google will warn if a mobile site's lousy with Flash content

Google has announced it is adding a new feature to its search results that will indicate if a web page will have issues being viewed on certain mobile devices such as an Android smartphone or tablet. While the vast majority of web pages can be viewed in full on a modern mobile web browser like...
Acer C720 Chromebook

Acer refreshes C720 Chromebook with Intel Core i3, 32GB storage

Acer has announced an updated version to its popular C720 Chromebook, this time around with Intel's fourth generation Haswell Core i3 processor. Starting at $349, the updated model provides faster performance, more base storage and delivers more battery life than last year's C720 that were...
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Los Angeles schools to offer students hybrids and laptops instead of Apple iPads

Los Angeles officials are looking to Chromebooks, Microsoft's Windows 8 and other hardware to complement its iPad offering in the education sector. Students in Los Angeles have enjoyed the use of iPads to aid with not only their education, but also social lives too thanks to easily bypassing any...
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How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Whether you're giving someone a tutorial or just need to send off a quick picture, Chrome OS makes taking screenshots simple. There are plenty of reasons why you'd need to take a screenshot on any operating system, and Chrome OS is no different. Luckily Google has included comprehensive support...
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Google Hangouts video calls in Chrome won't require plugin anymore

All Chrome web browser users will be able to access video chats in Google Hangouts without the need to download a plugin, although it will take a little while for this feature to be fully implemented. The announcement was made today by Google software engineer Victoria Kirst, who stated:...
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Chrome OS and Android get cozy with multi-device integration, cross-platform apps

With Sundar Pichai heading up both Android and Chrome, it was only a matter of time before integration between the two platforms was expanded and today at Google I/O we've started to see just that. With new APIs available in Android L, your phone and your Chromebook can communicate together...
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Google shows new Material Design UI for mobile web

At the Google I/O 2014 keynote presentation in San Francisco today, the company showed off a new mobile web UI that is based on its just revealed Material Design. Google's Avni Shah, the director of project management for Chrome, started her presentation with a quick mention that the mobile...
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Mystery screenshots may show the next version of ... something

A user at reddit stumbled across something cool earlier today, and it just might give a hint at what's to come in the next version of Android. The image you see was attached to a bug report from the fine folks who build Chromium. Apparently there is an issue with the code that causes windows...
Kick with Chrome

Kick with Chrome brings World Cup excitement to your browser

Google is releasing a trio of games to complement the World Cup, but this time the games aren't hitting any app store. Instead, Kick with Chrome, which includes Infinite Dribble, Space Kick, and Shootout, will be debuting as web apps for the Chrome browser. With this mini game experience, you can...
Tweetdeck services taken offline after rapidly-spreading exploit

TweetDeck services taken offline after rapidly-spreading exploit

Update: TweetDeck says they've "verified [their] security fix and have turned TweetDeck services back on for all users" and apologized for the inconvenience. Original story follows. If are a big user of TweetDeck, you might have noticed some issues with using those apps today. A security issue...
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Your Chromebook will now automatically upload photos to Google+ when you import them

An update to the Google+ Photos app on Chrome OS enables the app to automatically backup your photos to Google+ when you import them, even when the app isn't actively running. Previously you had to manually launch the Google+ Photos app to initiate an import when you connected a phone, USB drive...
Chrome Web Store lets you search for apps with Android counterparts

Chrome Web Store lets you search for apps with Android counterparts

As Google works to unify its Chrome and Android efforts, the Chrome Web Store will now let you filter searches to only apps with Android counterparts in the Play Store. The top bar of the Web Store homepage now has a selection for "For Android" alongside Runs Offline, By Google and Free. The...

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