Are you in the market for a Chromebook this holiday season? A lot of holiday shoppers are, as Google's Chrome OS has moved from a slightly questionable cloud-centric platform to one that can be taken seriously. As a matter of fact, Chromebooks were among the top sellers among low-cost laptops last holiday season. Show More Summary
The Hangouts desktop app for Chrome OS and Windows recently grabbed an update, and while the change log doesn't list anything particularly groundbreaking, the app has seen the addition of a new phone tab and desktop notifications.
The first step toward Chrome OS and Android working together in harmony We got a glimpse back at Google I/O at the upcoming coziness between Chrome OS and Android, and beyond limited cross-platform app compatibility one of the first signs of this tie-up is Smart Lock. Show More Summary
Back in April, we noticed Google working on a trick that unlocks Chrome OS devices with Android phones. Now, the feature is here; at least for those adventurous types that use the…
Chromebooks are not just a passing fad -- these new laptops are here to stay as more and more companies are manufacturing their own versions of this device, and one of the most lauded Chrome OS laptops to date is Asus' Chromebook C3...
You've heard the rap on Google's Chrome OS plaftorm: Sure, it's fast and boots up quickly, but there are lots of top-tier applications that won't run it, because Chrome OS does everything in the cloud. When Google first announced its...Show More Summary
Just a few years ago, before Android marched to its dominant position in the mobile market, there was much speculation that Google might merge Chrome OS and Android. Early last year, I wrote a post on why that won't happen. However, an interesting corollary trend is now appearing. Show More Summary
With thanks to EE for the handset I’m one of those intensely crappy people who have a passionate alliance to one side of a tech war. In fact, I have several. I’m firmly PC over Mac (though I’ll probably go Chrome OS when it’s more developed), digital media over physical, and Android over iOS. Show More Summary
Chrome OS is blasting it’s way haphazardly onto different form factors – can it really take on the all-in-one desktop? Not too long ago, we took a look at the ASUS Chromebox, a device reminiscent of a Mac Mini which ran the Chrome OS operating system, but required the user to provide their own monitor and speakers. Show More Summary
…Use Safari! (J/K) Google Chrome 39 had started to crash for me as soon as I updated to 10.10.2 Beta. I tried all of the normal things (trashing Google prefs, using Canary, etc etc). Nothing worked except downgrading back to Max OS 10.10.1 stable. It turns out that the new 10.10.2 has some new Trackpad […]
Ever since I installed OS X Yosemite, I’ve had a problem: every time I try to save anything in Chrome, the Save Sheet interface is so long, it runs off the screen, making it impossible for me to click ‘OK’ … Read more ›
Russian internet giant Yandex has launched an alpha version of its new Chromium-based browser for Windows and Mac OS X that incorporates a few interesting ideas of how a modern browser might look. The main difference from the interface of Chrome or Firefox is the ultimate minimalism and the fact that the tabs are moved to the bottom of the page. Show More Summary
The app selection for Chrome is getting richer. Google announced that Chrome OS is now home to seven additional Android apps. Chromebook owners will be able to load Cookpad Recipes, Couchsurfing, OverDrive, and more. These apps join existing Android apps that are available for Chrome OS, including Evernote, Vine, Sight Words, and Duolingo.
After a few months of testing, the feature that allows Chrome OS users to stream videos from Google Drive storage -- like the free 1TB allotted to new owners -- to a Chromecast is now available to (almost) everyone. An update on the stable channel...
Powered by Google's lightweight Chrome OS and using the cloud to do the heavy lifting, Chrome hardware aims to deliver typical laptop/desktop performance at a much lower price. At $180 and $279 respectively, Dell's Chromebox and Chromebooks are in stock and on sale with a 30% discount today.
Google just announced a holiday deal giving away 1 terabyte of Google Drive storage for two years to anyone who buys one of its Chromebook laptops before the end of the year. Chromebooks run Chrome OS, an operating system based on the Chrome web browser. Show More Summary
After two months of teasing, Google and Adobe have finally raised the curtain on their Streaming Photoshop project. Announced in September, “Streaming Photoshop” is Google’s plan to bring desktop-only apps to its web-only Chrome OS. But instead of building a web app equivalent of the professional photo editor — many have tried and failed to do […]
Google announced today that Chrome OS has gotten a new update on its stable channel, bringing with it a few notable changes. If you're on a Chrome OS device, you can now enjoy Chromecast support for media files stored on Google Drive, along with the added ability to display apps installed on Google Drive in the Chrome OS Launcher.
The latest Stable version of Chrome for OS X is finally 64-bit compatible. There's no going back to 32-bit as Google is discontinuing support. Skype for the web is nearly here…
Google on Tuesday released Chrome 39, the first stable version of its Web browser to offer 64-bit support for Apple's OS X operating system.