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Video Review: HP Chromebook G3 Series

Ever wondered if the super low budget Chromebook laptops would work for your children, employees or staff? The idea’s simple: take a PC laptop, remove the expensive operating system component and replace it with the free Chrome OS that’s built around the eminently capable Chrome Web browser. Show More Summary

Apple makes iWork for iCloud beta free on Windows, Linux, Chrome OS

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Add another option to the freely available online productivity software suites: Anyone can sign up for and use Apple's iWork for iCloud, even if they don't have a Mac or iOS…

Chrome OS lets you lock lost or stolen computers

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Losing a gadget sucks, but having to change all your passwords to make sure no thief gets to your bank accounts is much worse for some people. That's why it's awesome that Chrome OS devices can now be locked when stolen or lost -- if they're Enterpri...

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 are compatible).

Google brings six additional Android apps to Chrome devices

Chromebook users have gotten a few more native Android apps to play with: Google has officially brought six additional Android apps to Chrome OS, including Slideshare, Tapatalk and Yo. These apps…

Chromebook owners can now unlock their computer with their Android phone

Google today rolled out a new feature for Chrome OS users: Smart Lock. In short, Chromebook owners can now unlock their computer just by having their Android phone nearby. Smart Lock requires a Chromebook running Chrome OS version 40+ and a smartphone (tablets are not yet supported) running Android 5.0 with a lock screen enabled. […]

Chrome OS stable channel update brings synced wallpapers and more

Google today announced an update for the stable branch of Chrome OS, which will bump consumers up to version 40.0.2214.93. The release will be rolled out over the next few weeks and contains numerous bug fixes, security patches and feature improvements.

Need a podcast player for Chromebook? Try smarterPod

There's a wide range of solid podcast players for mobile devices but if you're a Chromebook user, the pickin's are relatively slim. Enter smarterPod, a Chrome OS extension still in its infancy…

You can now unlock Google Docs and Sheets for iOS with Touch ID

Google is on a roll this week with updating its iOS apps. Yesterday we saw Chrome for iPhone and iPad pick up a big update bringing Material Design to the browser and adopting Handoff support with OS X Yosemite. Following Chrome’s release, Google today shared new versions of its Docs and Sheets apps for iPhone and […]

This is Spartan, Microsoft’s new browser to challenge Google Chrome

At Microsoft’s Windows 10 event today, the company unveiled its all new browser that will be alongside Internet Explorer in the next OS: Spartan. Spartan is based on Webkit rendering technology, not Microsoft’s in-house Trident engine. Show More Summary

Google updates Chrome Web browser for iOS with OS X Handoff support, 'material design'

With a Tuesday update to its Chrome browser for iOS, Google expanded its new "material design" aesthetic to yet another iOS title, while baking in Handoff support for quick platform switching between iOS and Mac.

Chrome 40 for iOS arrives with Material Design, handoff support to your default browser on OS X

Google today released Chrome 40 for iOS. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. The first change you’ll notice in version 40.0.2214.61 is the implementation of Google’s Material Design mantra. As we noted when Google revamped its main iOS app last month, it doesn’t look quite as good as on […]

Chrome for iOS gets Material redesign, OS X Handoff support, iOS 8/iPhone 6 optimizations

Google is today rolling out Chrome 40 for iOS and with it introducing a redesigned UI, OS X Handoff support, and optimizations for iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Google is giving the entire app for both iPhone and iPad an overhaul based on its new “Material Design” design language introduced […]

Facebook video chat is plug-in free on Chrome, Chrome OS

Got a Chromebook and want to have a video chat with a Facebook friend? You don't need to download or install any plug-ins, now that Facebook video supports WebRTC. Instead, you…

You can now try out Remote Desktop on Chromebooks

Chrome’s Remote Desktop tool has been a great way to control your desktop from afar on Android,  iOS and desktop browsers. Now, as developer François Beaufort spotted, you can access the feature on Chrome OS too. To try it out, you have to be on the Chrome OS development channel (basically signing up to be a beta tester). Show More Summary

Chrome, Contributing Made Easy, and Linux Kills

Today in Linux news Jim Mendenhall discusses whether Chrome OS is a Linux distribution. In other news, Konrad Zapa?owicz said contributing to the Linux kernel is easier that one might imagine and another Linus quote is making headlines. Show More Summary

Your Chromebook will let you load a new OS through a USB drive

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

If you've been aching to try a different operating system on your Chromebook without running it in a window or otherwise jumping through hoops, you're going to get some relief very shortly. Google's Chrome OS team is adding support for an easy debugg...

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