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New Chrome OS Feature Blocks USBs on Locked Chromebooks

Locking your computer when you step away is good, but it’s not failsafe—if you’ve watched any movie or TV shows with hackers, you know anyone with a malicious USB stick can compromise your device. But Chrome OS will reportedly help safeguard against these sorts of attacks on Chromebooks with a new feature called USBGuard. Read More >>

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How to Get More Out of Your Chromebook by Running Linux Apps

Chrome OS, itself based on the Linux kernel, can now run Linux apps—the circle is complete. If you’ve got the latest version of Chrome OS, and a fairly new Chromebook, you can now install some of the best applications Linux has to offer. Here’s how to go about it, and why you might do it in the first place. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Chromebook Plus V2 is an Incredible Budget Laptop Made Even Better

There are good chromebooks for cheaper, and the Google Pixelbook continues to be the very best laptop loaded with Chrome OS that you can buy, but when it comes to the best chromebook you can and should spend money on, the $500 Samsung Chromebook Plus v2, like its predecessor, is your best bet. Unlike any other device, it truly understands what the Chromebook should be: a beautifully cheap device that perfectly bridges the gap between tablet and laptop. Read More >>

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How on Earth Can Google Expect Us to Pay £1,000 for a Chromebook?

Looking at the new Pixelbook from afar, it’s really hard to understand why anyone, let alone Google, could demand a retail price of $1,000 for this thing. It’s got Chrome OS inside—the operating system you stick in cheap laptops with cheap guts because it needs practically no processor power to run. And Google made no attempt to explain why a Chromebook should go for $1,000 during the presentation yeseterday. After playing with it, I’ve got a better idea of why Google would ask that kind of price. Read More >>

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How to Watch the Google Pixel 2 Event

Today’s the day the world meets the Pixel 2, made by Google. We’re also expecting a new Google Home device, a new Chromebook, some Android updates, and more. It will be a thing to behold. Read More >>

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What to Expect From Google’s Big Pixel 2 Event on 4th October

Even though it feels like we’re still processing all of Apple’s latest devices and announcements, it’s time to switch gears and prepare for what’s coming on the other side of of the smartphone divide. That’s because Google’s big autumn event is less than a week away, and it’s going to have important news for anyone who cares about Android, smartphones, Chromebooks and anything else Google can figure out how to puts its digital assistant in. Read More >>

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7 Android Apps That Actually Work Properly on a Chromebook

If you haven’t heard, a lot of Chromebooks can run Android apps now, but not everything in the Google Play Store is going to make sense for your lightweight laptop — we’re looking at you, Snapchat. Here are seven Android apps that are actually well suited to running on top of Chrome OS. Read More >>

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How to Get Windows and macOS Apps on Your Chromebook

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As capable as Chromebooks have become, there are times when you might need to load up Photoshop, iTunes or something else that relies on Windows or macOS. Not only can Chrome OS do this, it’s not that difficult to set up...if you know the right plug-ins to use. Here’s how to get started. Read More >>

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Samsung’s New Chromebook Is a Nearly Perfect Budget Laptop

I was working on the new Samsung Chromebook Pro, furiously putting together a post that needed to go up. The final touch was an image, but I needed to edit it, and I didn’t want to reach for my normal work machine. So I popped it open in the Adobe Lightroom Android app, flipped the screen around so the computer was in tablet mode, and pulled the stylus out from its holster on the side of the computer. I had my image edited and ready to go in less than two minutes. It felt completely natural, saved me a little bit of time, and hinted at exactly what the future of the Chromebook could be — a genuinely good alternative to the fussiness of Windows and the priciness of MacOS. Read More >>

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Acer Made the Touchscreen Chromebook We’ve Been Waiting For

At the IFA show in Berlin, Acer is showing off its new Chromebook R13, which is the industry’s first convertible Chromebook with a 13-inch display. Read more >> Read More >>

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Everything You Can Do Offline With a Chromebook

When Chrome OS first appeared, it was practically useless without an internet connection. Now, an offline Chromebook is no longer the functionless brick it once was because there are dozens of web apps with offline capabilities. Here’s everything you can do today on Chrome OS without online access. Read More >>

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Why I Bought a Chromebook Instead of a Mac

Chromebooks have surpassed sales of Mac laptops in the United States for the first time ever. And that doesn’t surprise me. Because roughly a year ago I made the same switch. Formerly a lifelong Mac user, I bought my first PC ever in the form of a Chromebook. And I’m never looking back. Read More >>

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A Liquid Cooled 2-in-1 and Other Cool Stuff Announced at Acer’s Event

Acer had its annual hardware vomit in New York yesterday, revealing upcoming laptops and tablets, PCs and wearables. Most of the stuff involved incremental updates, gaming gear that looked more like alien architecture, and something called a GrandPad that is a tablet for old people (and not adult nappies). Read More >>

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Samsung’s Chromebook 3 Goes 11 Hours on a Charge and Shrugs Off Drops

Samsung has quietly announced its new Chromebook 3, bumping the specs compared to its predecessors while also providing it with longer battery life and metal body that can shrug off drops. Read More >>

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Acer Cloudbook: Like a Chromebook, But With Windows 10 for £180

Acer has just announced a new pair of computers that offer Windows 10 within a thin-and-light laptop case — and they start at just £180. Read More >>