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Chromebit is an entire Chrome OS computer in an HDMI stick

Google Chromebit packs an entire Chrome OS computer into an HDMI stick

If you've been looking for the easiest way to get Chrome OS onto your TV, Google's new Chromebit HDMI stick might be exactly what you need. Google has a new type of Chrome OS device, one that's designed to make it easier and more discreet than ever to hook up a TV. It's called Chromebit, and it'...
Dropbox on Chromebook

How to enable Dropbox integration into the file manager on your Chromebook

Yo dawg, we heard you liked cloud storage on your Chromebook so we put more cloud in your cloud. Well, we didn't do it of course, but Chrome developer Yoichiro Tanaka has found a way to integrate all of your Dropbox into the file manager app on your Chromebook. Or Chromebox. Or that crazy...
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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...
Chrome scrolling is about to get much smoother thanks to a new API

Chrome scrolling is going to be smoother (eventually) thanks to a new API

It looks like scrolling is about be smoother in Chrome, as Google plans to integrate Microsoft's Pointer Events API into the browser. While there's no timeline for when the API will be implemented, the end result should be less jank when scrolling through a website in Chrome. The Chromium team...
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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...
Multi accounts on Chromebook

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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Latest Chrome Canary release utilizes next-gen HTTP/2 web standard

The latest build of the experimental Chrome Canary web browser, which early testers can download to see what's coming to Google's web browser, now supports the HTTP/2 web standard. This next-gen standard requires websites to be configured to use the improved tech (so you'll likely fail to notice...
Google Store

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...
Chrome for Android

Chrome 41 for Android adds pull-to-refresh

Google is rolling out the latest version of Chrome for Android devices. The update to Chrome 41 brings with it a new feature that lets users pull down a page from the top to refresh it. If that feature sounds familiar, it's because Google added it to the last beta version of Chrome for Android in...
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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Chrome 42 will be the last version for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

People who are still using a device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon won't be able to get any more updates for Google's Chrome browser. Ironically, Google first launched Chrome for Android many years ago for Ice Cream Sandwich users. Now that era is ending for the browser. In a post on...
Google steps up anti-malware initiatives with updates to Chrome and Search

Google steps up anti-malware initiatives with updates to Chrome and Search

Google already shows a warning message when you attempt to download malicious software, and the search giant is now expanding its efforts with the SafeBrowsing initiative to protect you from visiting websites that are flagged for malware. Chrome has been updated to display a new warning message...
Chromebook Pixel

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...
WebView in the AC App

Android's in-app WebView now has a beta channel

For developers that have utilized the in-app WebView component to display HTML content in their Android apps, we have good news: Google just launched a beta channel for said WebView. This means developers can now try out upcoming versions of the WebView and make adjustments to their apps and...
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Google to ditch SPDY support in Chrome in favor of HTTP/2 for faster browsing

Google's Chrome browser will see a rollout of support for HTTP/2 in the coming weeks. HTTP/2 is designed to be the next generation version of the networking protocol for the World Wide Web, replacing the current HTTP 1.1. At the same time, support for a competing protocol, SPDY, will be ending in...
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...
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Chrome update will be less glitchy on Samsung devices

Google has started rolling out an update of its Chrome browser for Android devices. The new version number is 40.0.2214.109 and Google states, "This release contains a fix for some Samsung devices seeing a permissions error." This update contains 11 security fixes, many of which are based on...

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