This is truly worth a bit of celebration! With Google and Amazon fighting like children for years over streaming services and hardware, we are finally at the end of the longstanding dispute and are getting not one, but two major shifts in the Google/Amazon video delivery services.
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.
There’s a ton of action coming out of Google’s Cloud Next 2019 event. Though we’re currently in New York covering Acer’s Global Press event, there’s so much newness coming out of Google’s cloud-centric conference that we’re forced to pay attention there as well.
For users of YouTube TV, the lack of Discovery Channel’s squad of channels has been a bit of a black eye on the service since day one. Early on, the lack of Turner’s channels like TBS, TNT, and TruTV were also an issue for prospective subscribers, but Google and Turner made a deal pretty early […]
Google’s Cloud Platform has evolved immensely over the past decade and this year’s Cloud Next conference could potentially usher in a profusion of new features and possibly some never-before-seen products. Google will kick off the conference today with the Day 1 Keynote at 9 a.m. PDT and we want you to join us to chat […]
This entire week has been spent mourning the loss of Google+ and Inbox, two services Google chose to finally close the door on. I was a fan of both and, like other Google services that have died before them, I’ll spend a decent amount of time missing them. Of all the Google shut downs in […]
The demise of Inbox is being felt across the internet this week as both Google+ and Inbox were officially shut down as of April 2nd. This wasn’t a surprise to anyone, but the finality of Inbox officially being gone still hurts. For many users like myself, Inbox was simply a better way to handle and […]
For many users, Google’s Crostini project that brings native Linux apps support to Chrome OS is still a ways off from being a viable solution. We are seeing more and more updates that are giving Crostini the tools needed to forgo dual-booting a Linux distro but until full GPU support becomes a reality, Crouton is […]
Just last week Apple loosened its ecosystem death grip on Apple Music by allowing their app to finally work on Chromebooks. Apple Music has been around on Android for quite some time, but it hasn’t worked on Chromebooks up until this point. The nod to Chrome OS support is a firm sign that Apple is […]
Linux app support on Chrome OS – once thought of as a niche development – continues plowing forward with more hardware support and necessary features for the everyday scenarios general users would need to actually leverage it. We’ve talked about GPU acceleration being one of the key factors in this entire effort, but audio and […]
I will admit, using the Google Assistant on my Chromebook was an intriguing idea when the work was first discovered more than a year and a half ago. I will also concede that I now use the Assistant on my Chromebook exactly zero percent of the time. For me, the thought of my Chromebook being […]
PWA support has been a part of Chrome OS and Chrome on desktop for some time now. PWAs leverage all the best new tech the web has to offer, giving users more native experiences that rival (and sometimes beat) what you can get from an installed app from a store.
There are a few things that users bring up when they talk about the limitations of Chrome OS and the Chromebooks it runs on. Gaming, photo editing, and video editing tend to top that list. Over the past couple years, some of those have been addressed via web apps, Android apps, and/or Linux apps.