Among the many announcements that came out of BETT 2020 in London, Google has unveiled a number of updates to the Chromebook App Hub. The app shop designed for educators features not only applications from learning and creation but a plethora of “ideas” to help inspire teachers to make the most out of the technology […]
There are multiple different channels that apps find themselves making their way onto your Chrome OS device. At one time it was via the Chrome Web Store. In that store, you can find dedicated Chrome OS apps alongside Extensions that expand the usability of Chrome. Now that Android has come on the scene, this section of the site will expand incredibly.
If you’ve been frantically hunting around the Chrome Web Store for the LastPass Password Manager extension, you probably realized quickly that it was nowhere to be found. In what can only be described as a Monty Python, Holy Grail pre-credits bungle, LastPass has somehow managed to “accidentally” deleter their own extension from the Chrome Web […]
BETT’s annual technology in education conference in London has been the launchpad for a variety of EDU Chromebooks in recent years but this year’s event has produced an unusually robust amount of new in the Chrome and Chrome OS departments. First, Acer debuted what could very well be the most durable Chromebook ever created. Next […]
In the world of cord-cutting and streaming TV, we’ll likely see some of our choices narrow down a bit over what we once had. As some services gain more popularity, others will inevitably have to close up shop. It’s the way of things with burgeoning tech, and its little wonder that we’re seeing the beginning […]
In late 2016, Google began the two-year process of sunsetting Chrome Apps on all platforms with the exception of Chrome OS. By early 2018, navigating to the Chrome Web Store on Windows, Mac or Linux would present users with only extensions to pick from as the “App” section had been completely removed. While we knew […]
I do not consider myself a tab hoarder. On the desktop, I might keep a half dozen tabs running at a time. Occasionally, if I’m really digging into some research, you may find my Chromebox with a dozen or more pages open but that’s it. On my phone? Not a chance. I don’t know if […]
Google Play Movies is likely one of the most underutilized content management tools in and ever-growing arsenal of apps and services. With it, you can do a lot more than just access your movies and shows purchased from Google’s library of streaming media. You can also connect third-party platforms like Prime Video, Hulu and a […]
I saw an article just a day ago that caught my eye. The promise was simple: Chrome can now be controlled in a few ways with just your voice via the Google Assistant. I brushed it off at first, thinking this would be yet another ‘feature’ of the Google Assistant that I would honestly never […]
The big day is almost here and as many of us finish up last-minute shopping and preparations for Christmas, the Jolly Old Elf himself is packing up and preparing to make his annual trip around the globe. As in years past, Google once again brings us an inside look at the daily happenings around Santa’s […]
Another heavy-hitter has joined the growing list of streaming services that can be accessed and controlled using voice command with the Google Assistant. As spotted by Android Police’s Zach Laidlaw, an update is headed this way that will allow Hulu users to finally control their content on Chromecasts, Cast-enabled devices and smart displays by simply […]
Of all the parts of the Chrome OS experience that have been changed, overhauled, or updated, there is still one core system app that has been skipped over again and again: the media viewer. It is functional, but not accessible on its own and the overall look and feel of the app still feels like […]
One of the things I love about both Chrome and Chrome OS is the open-source development the platforms utilize to bring us updates. Part of that update and development process includes multiple installable, usable development channels that general users can mess around with if the mood hits them right.