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Google search gets a speed increase on Chrome for Android

Google search gets a speed increase on Chrome for Android

It looks like Google is looking to spice up your searches on Chrome for Android. According to a Google Plus post by Google developer Ilya Grigorik, a new feature should be rolling out that speeds up searches by 100 to 150 milliseconds. The new feature is called "reactive prefetch," and...
Smart Lock on Chrome OS

Using Smart Lock on the Chrome OS dev channel

The first step toward Chrome OS and Android working together in harmony We got a glimpse back at Google I/O at the upcoming coziness between Chrome OS and Android, and beyond limited cross-platform app compatibility one of the first signs of this tie-up is Smart Lock. This is the sought-after...
Acer Chromebook 13 on sale on Amazon; $100 off 16 GB, $44 off 32 GB

Amazon sale takes up to $100 off Acer Chromebook 13

Amazon is running a pretty good deal if you're currently in the market for a Chromebook. The deal is for the Acer Chromebook 13, which sees the price of the 16GB version getting slashed by $100, bringing it down to $200 total. The 32GB version is getting a price cut as well, but by a much more...
Kids Mode

Google's working on kid-friendly versions of Chrome, YouTube, and more

Google plans to offer versions of its popular products like Chrome and YouTube that will be made for kids that are 12 years of age or younger. There's no word on when these new products will be released. In an interview with USA Today, Pavni Diwanji, the vice-president of engineering for this...
Chromebook home to 7 more Android titles, including Cookpad, OverDrive, Couchsurfing

Chrome OS snags 7 more Android apps including Cookpad, Couchsurfing, OverDrive

The app selection for Chrome is getting richer. Google announced that Chrome OS is now home to seven additional Android apps. Chromebook owners will be able to load Cookpad Recipes, Couchsurfing, OverDrive, and more. These apps join existing Android apps that are available for Chrome OS,...
Google offers 1TB of Drive storage for free for two years with holiday Chromebook purchase

Google offers 1TB of Drive storage free with holiday Chromebook purchase

Google is offering 1TB of Google Drive storage for free for two years to anyone who purchases a Chromebook during the holiday season. Normally, 1TB of Google Drive storage for two years would cost a total of $240. Google has previously offered 100GB of Drive space for anyone purchasing a...
Chrome OS update brings Chromecast support to Google Drive files, more

Chrome OS update focuses on Google Drive with Chromecast, Launcher support

Google announced today that Chrome OS has gotten a new update on its stable channel, bringing with it a few notable changes. If you're on a Chrome OS device, you can now enjoy Chromecast support for media files stored on Google Drive, along with the added ability to display apps installed on...
Chrome for Android hits version 39

Chrome 39 released with faster background loading

An update to Chrome for Android — version 39.0.2171.59, to be specific — is rolling out now onto Google Play. It might not hit or be available on your device immediately, but it's coming. Google likes to roll things out nice and slow, just in case something breaks. Here's what's new in Chrome 39...
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...
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...
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...
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 for Android updated with more Material Design updates

Chrome brings more Material Design in latest update

Google has just released a new update to the Chrome browser for Android today, though it may not hit your devices right away. This will be a gradual roll out that happens over the next few days, and though the change log is short, it should add a lot of performance improvements. Google also says...
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...

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