Who doesn’t know about Skype? Well, if you haven’t, then you must be from another planet. Nevertheless, there is nothing to worry as this post will give you a brief introduction of what Skype instant messaging app is all about. What is Skype? Skype is a free to download and install instant messaging app. Show More Summary
This behind-the-scenes tidbit by Googler François Beaufort may not be useful for the common user to do anything practical, but it's interesting nonetheless. Google apparently uses an automated robot to test latency in Chrome OS and Android.
Latency on your phone is annoying. But Google feels your pain—which is why it has this dedicated robotic rig, used to test out hardware and software in order to keep Android and Chrome OS devices zippy. Read more...
Google's François Beaufort revealed that the search giant uses a robot — build by Finnish vendor OptoFidelity — that measures "measure end-to-end latency of Android and Chrome OS devices." The video above highlights how the robot constantly taps different sections of the screen to gauge the responsiveness of the display. Show More Summary
Fortunately, unlike in the not-too-distant past, software on tablet mobile platforms – iOS, Windows, Chrome OS, and Android – can handle most work needs without compromise.
Are you looking for a new Chrome OS computer? Acer has just announced the Chromebase all-in-one, which is very unique thanks to its integrated touchscreen.
When we think of Chrome OS, we usually think of Chromebooks but given that the platform will run fine on any machine that supports it, why not desktop computers too, right? For those who would much prefer a desktop equivalent of Chrome...Show More Summary
Acer's new all-in-one Chromebase will be available this month starting at $329.99. Acer's latest entries into its Chrome OS lineup is available starting this month. The all-in-one non-touchscreen Chromebase will be available this month for $329.99, while the touchscreen variant will be available in July at $429.99.
Acer released what it claims to be the first AIO Chrome OS desktop PC.
If you’re not a fan of Skype’s desktop app, you can now use the company’s new Web app regardless of where you live. Skype’s Web app is free to use and as of today works with Chrome OS and Linux, in addition to Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox on Windows and OS X. Show More Summary
For those with Chrome OS devices like Chromebooks, there’s a new look to try out for files that you download. Google has done away with the progress bar at the bottom of Chrome in an early version of Chrome OS. The operating system shows the status of downloads as cards in the notification center near […]
While Chrome itself might be a great browser and offers up connectivity across your Google accounts, it is no secret that it is not exactly the ideal browser when it comes to the Mac. In fact many Chrome users on OS X have complained in the past about how the browser is memory drain and how it seems to slow down performance on their computers. Show More Summary
Part of the appeal of Chromebooks lies in their lightweight minimalism, but that does mean you miss out on some advanced OS features — such as being able to set a display time-out interval. If you want to stop your Chrome OS screen from dimming then there’s an extension that can help. More »
Part of the appeal of Chromebooks lies in their lightweight minimalism, but that does mean you miss out on some advanced OS features—such as being able to set a display time-out interval. If you want to stop your Chrome OS screen from dimming then there’s an extension that can help. Read more...
There are many limitations to Chrome OS, but seen from another angle its lack of bells and whistles is what makes it so appealing. It’s also a place where Google goes to test out some of its more forward-thinking ideas, including today’s topic: The ability to unlock a Chromebook with your Android smartphone. Here’s how it’s done. More »
the latest update hitting the stable channel (43.0.2357.81), it’s bringing a number of unspecified bug fixes, performance improvements, and a few new features to the table that will make the Chromebook experience even better.
Google has started rolling out an update to the stable channel for Chrome OS that brings a bug fixes, security updates, and a few notable features. The update brings Chrome OS up to version 43.0.2357.81 and adds a few new features such...Show More Summary
In 2005, software engineer Hiroshi Lockheimer got a call from Andy Rubin, his former boss at Danger Research, the creator of the Sidekick (aka Hiptop), the first truly web-savvy smartphone. Rubin was now at Google, which had recently acquired his new startup. Lockheimer was working on Internet TV software for Microsoft, after stops at Palm and Good Technology. Comments
Just like the Chrome browser, Chrome OS offers several channels for you to choose between: stable, beta and development. Each one offers a different mix of new features and stability, so you can access updates earlier if you’re prepared to put up with a few bugs. Here’s how to switch between the available channels on your Chromebook or Chromebox. Read more...
The engineer in charge of Google's operating systems says they're both similar and different—and add up to an overarching vision. In 2005, software engineer Hiroshi Lockheimer got a call from Andy Rubin, his former boss at Danger Research, the creator of the Sidekick (aka Hiptop), the first truly web-savvy smartphone. Show More Summary