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Five things you need to know about your new Chromebook

Getting started with your Chromebook So you just got a new Chromebook? Awesome! They make for a great little laptop, and are a favorite of all 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, easy to use, and make for a...
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The best Chromebooks, as of November 2014

They all run the same software, but there are big differences between these Chromebook models We've started to increase the pace of our Chromebook coverage here at Android Central for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being that we use these machines every single day. We spend time...
Chromebook Facebook Call

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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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...
Chrome Beta for Android updated with pull-to-refresh, bug fixes

Chrome Beta for Android updated with pull-to-refresh, bug fixes

Chrome for Android users rejoice! Pull-to-refresh is here — in beta form at least. Google posted an update for its Chrome Beta app that brings the addition of everyone's favorite refresh gesture, as well as numerous bug fixes and the usual smattering of performance improvements. As of this...
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YouTube now defaults to its HTML5 player on web browsers

If you access YouTube on a web browser such as Chrome, the videos will now use the HTML5 player by default. Google announced this move today, while also revealing it is "deprecating" the old Flash-based embeds and Flash API from YouTube. In a blog post, YouTube stated that advancements in the...
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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...
Chrome 40 for Android

Chrome 40 for Android brings us a content settings UI update and more

Google has started rolling out an update of its Chrome browser for Android devices. The update brings Chrome to version 40, with the major change coming in the form of an updated page info and content settings UI. Aside from that, Chrome 40 for Android (40.0.2214.89, to be more precise) has...
Acer Chromebook C910

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...
Chromebook Facebook Call

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....
This week's sidebar poll: are you using Chromebooks?

This week's sidebar poll: are you using Chromebooks?

Chromebooks, Chromebooks, everywhere... Chromebooks have come a long way this year. We've gotten both bigger, beefier Chromebooks and lighter, thinner, fanless Chromebooks. We can do more with Chromebooks now, including using Adobe Photoshop and even running Linux in a window if we're feeling...
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Five things you need to know about your new Chromebook

Getting started with your Chromebook So you just got a new Chromebook? Awesome! They make for a great little laptop, and are a favorite of all 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, easy to use, and make for a...
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Google Stars: bookmarking gone material

Bookmarks are something that we somewhat take for granted. We click, click, click away on them like there's not tomorrow. I think I used 20 bookmarks today, and that's not counting personal browsing. They're not exactly classy, but they're there for us when we need them. Heck, they even follow us...

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