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Chromebooks Could Let You Skip the Login Screen When Your Phone’s Nearby

A non-working feature in Chrome OS hints at a way to sign in without a password.

Your smartphone becomes the key to your laptop with this tantalizing Chrome OS feature

Soon you might be able to log into a Chromebook just by bringing your Android phone close to it. That would be a lot easier than typing in a password — as soon as your Chromebook detected that the phone …

You might be able to unlock your next Chromebook with your smartphone

Can't remember your password? Someday, you might not have to. A new feature in Google's Chrome OS dev channel promises to instantly unlock a user's Chromebook whenever their phone is nearby. Unfortunately, the feature doesn't actually work. The...

TagSpaces is a Cross-Platform, Tag-Oriented File Manager

Windows/OS X/Linux/Android/iOS/Chrome/Firefox: Every platform has its own file manager and they all come with a unique set of features. TagSpaces offers a single manager for everything, with a focus on tagging your files. Read more....

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android browses a PC or Mac from your phone

While we'd seen rumblings that it was in beta testing, Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android made its official debut today. This means that those who fancy Mountain View's mobile OS can take a gander at files that reside on a Windows or Mac...

Google built a machine to test the speediness of laptop trackpads

An unresponsive trackpad can ruin a laptop. But how do you test for that without having access to ready-made equipment? If you're Google, you build your own machine. The company's Chrome OS team has created the Quickstep, a USB add-on that uses a...

Oh Snap! Chrome OS gains a Windows 7 app docking feature

Google’s Chrome OS is looking more and more like a traditional desktop operating system when it comes to usability and familiarity. Now, when using a Chrome app that normally opens in a small window, you can drag it to the side of your display and the […]

Chrome OS now lets you dock small apps on the side

Chrome OS just became much more useful for multitaskers. Google has updated the web-centric platform with support for docking smaller apps along the screen edge, à la Windows 8; you can now keep a Hangouts chat or shopping list in view without...

This Is Why Google Has Two Operating Systems (GOOG)

A lot of people have wondered over the years why Google has two operating systems, Android and the newer Chrome OS. Unlike Android, a mobile and tablet platform, Chrome OS runs on desktop. So why does Google have both? In short, Android...Show More Summary

First look at Lenovo’s touchscreen Thinkpad Yoga 11e Chromebook (video)

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e may not officially be Chrome OS tablet but it's darn close. The screen of the $349 Chromeook folds back 360-degrees for tablet mode using the Chrome OS software keyboard.

Lenovo's new kid's laptop has a folding, Yoga-like screen (and there's a Chrome OS version too)

Here's how you unveil a product and make sure no one hears about it: bury the news in a press release the same day you announce you're buying an iconic tech company for $3 billion. That's right: everyone was so busy pontificating on whether Lenovo...

We May See Chrome OS Tablets Arrive Soon

As Chromebooks--portable computers based on Google's Chrome OS platform--continue to carve out a healthy niche for themselves, there are strong signs that we are soon going to see Chrome OS tablets. This, of course, has been in the rumor mill for some time. Show More Summary

Windows XP To Chrome OS, Comcast Worst Company, iWatch Rumors [Tech News Digest]

Today in Tech News Digest, switching from Windows XP to Chrome OS, forcing Facebook Messenger, Project Ara developers, Comcast named “worst company in America,” Apple iWatch rumors, and an Easter PSA from Goldieblox. Google Urges XPShow More Summary

Chrome OS updated with improved window management and onscreen keyboard

The stable channel of Chrome OS is being updated today with improved window management and a few much-wanted features. The first big change you'll notice after updating your Chromebook or Chromebox will be a new side dock that allows you to dock small windows to the screen edges. Show More Summary

Acer product line update coming this month: Could a Chrome tablet be part of it?

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Google has quietly been working on touch capabilities in Chrome OS, such as the on-screen keyboard, but we haven't seen much hardware take advantage of it. The time may be near for a Chrome tablet or other Chrome OS form factors.

Market Research Shows Chromebooks Doing Very Well Indeed

As 2014 began, several prominent analysts were taking aim at recent media reports that have allegedly miscast how well Chromebooks--portable computers based on Google's Chrome OS platform--are doing in sales terms. "There has been aShow More Summary

Get Rid Of The Chrome Bell Notification Menu Bar Icon [OS X Tips]

Boy, you’d think this would be an easy one, right? Most third-party menu bar icons allow you to either drag and delete them from the menu bar itself, or at least provide a Quit or Disable function in their own … Read more ›

The logo on the Xbox One Employee Edition is infinitely more desirable than the mundane retail edition

The Xbox One Employee Edition features an illustration of the logo being built. Google did something similar with the CR-48 Chrome OS laptop: Read more...

Samsung Chromebook 2 set to square off against Intel-powered Chrome OS devices

Samsung says its new Chromebook 2 will have a strong performance boost while also running for 8+ hours on a charge. Starting at $320, these will compete against less expensive Chromebooks with Intel chips. Game on!

Dell and Microsoft sign mutually helpful Android licensing deal

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Microsoft's patent agreements with Android and Chrome OS device builders are usually one-sided: the manufacturers sign licensing deals, and Microsoft agrees not to sue them into oblivion. However, the crew in Redmond has just broken with that...

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