Windows/Mac/OS X: Google updated the Hangouts Chrome app today with a brand new look that makes it a lot more appealing to use. The new app looks a lot like the Android and iOS versions of Hangouts. Read more...
A fancy new version of Hangouts is available for Chrome, supporting a variety of OS users on Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and even Mac OSX. From what we can see, the UI has been updated to match that of the Android look, but with a dedicated...Show More Summary
After a slow start, the market for laptops running Google's Chrome OS --?known as Chromebooks --?has begun to pick up steam, new data indicates, with education customers representing a sizable majority of orders.
If you've been suffering with Google's Chrome app (as opposed to the extension) for Hangouts (especially on OS X), keep an eye out for an update today. Mine just refreshed to what you see here — ditching the (mostly) single-column view for two columns that are much more akin to what you'd expect from a proper chat client. Show More Summary
After adding video calling to its mobile apps late last year, Viber has come to Chrome OS. Viber for Chrome OS makes text, voice and video chats available to Chromebook and Chromebox users. Voice and video calls between Viber users are free, while calls to landline numbers have a fee. Show More Summary
In order for Chrome OS to succeed, Google needs all the support it can get from developers. Hardware companies are certainly doing their part, namely by offering Chromebooks to people at affordable prices. That's why it's important when a popular service such as Viber launches on the platform, like today. Show More Summary
All Windows, OS X Chrome extensions will have to come from the Chrome Web Store.
Today we have two giveaways for you guys. Whether you’re a fan of Windows or Chrome OS, we have a device for you to win today (or even better, enter to win both, so you get an even higher chance of taking one home for free)! First, we have a Microsoft Surface 3 to give away to one lucky winner. Show More Summary
Chrome: ADB is a handy tool for managing your rooted Android device. While it’s never been easier to install ADB on any OS, ADB for Chrome makes it even easier by installing directly to your browser. Read more...
Microsoft has signed another patent licensing deal with a maker of Android and Chrome OS devices. This time it's ODM Qisda, based in Taiwan.
Lenovo is following up their Tiny Desktop line of small form factor desktop computers with the ThinkCentre Chromebox, which swaps out Windows for Chrome OS, Google’s lightweight operating system. The Chromebox will be only one liter in volume, and won’t depart too far from the physical design of the Tiny Desktop line. Show More Summary
Lenovo plans to launch a new addition to its ThinkCentre Tiny desktop library in June with the ThinkCentre Chromebox, running Chrome OS. The desktop is only 7-inches high and 1.4-inches in width and weighs just 2.2 pounds. It's designed to be connected easily to the 23-inch Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One monitor, during the ThinkCentre Chromebox into an all-in-one Chrome OS PC.
Chromebooks are synonymous with cheap PCs. I mean, they run Chrome OS, a bare-bones operating system that’s essentially Google Chrome with some Google apps sprinkled around it In many ways, Chromebooks are "lesser" computers; they usually...Show More Summary
Safari is the browser app that comes bundled by default on OS X and iOS devices, although we’re sure that there are some who might opt to install a different one on their devices, like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and so on. Well as it turns out, that number might not be as big as we thought. Show More Summary
Soon Google Drive won't be the only option for cloud storage on your Chromebook. Speaking at an enterprise-focused Chrome Live online event, Google announced that Box integration will soon be coming to Chrome OS. In a forthcoming release...Show More Summary
Last time Google talked about Chrome and Windows XP, word was the company would support the OS “until at least April 2015?. You may have noticed that we are well into April and Google is still providing updates for Chrome on XP. So just how long will this generosity last? More »
Vlad Savov, writing for The Verge: While reviewing the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, I ran the usual Verge battery test on Apple’s new machine. With the screen set to 65 percent brightness, it cycles through a series of websites until the laptop’s battery gives out. Show More Summary
Early adopters have had access to a redesigned Chrome OS launcher since last month. Now, Google is making that feature available to all users of its web-based operating system. Today's fresh, stable update to Chrome OS also comes packed with a number of Material Design elements, bringing a new look to the Files app and the default typeface. Show More Summary
Late last month Google introduced a new update for Chrome OS to the beta channel which brought several changes to the table, including Google Now integration and an improved voice search experience with the Chrome Launcher 2.0. Now that same experience is making its way over to the stable channel.