For many months, rumors have been swirling around Google creating a gaming platform. Most agreed that this would come in the form of some sort of Android-powered gaming box or via online game streaming. It seems the latter is the answer.
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 haven’t heard of Samsung’s DeX UI, you’d be forgiven for not exactly being in the know. The whole concept is a little radical and very much on the fringe, but the essentials go something like this: on your Samsung phone or tablet there is an additional UI that can be triggered to give […]
We haven’t talked much about Project Campfire here at Chrome Unboxed and I will explain more about that in a follow-up article to come later this evening. For now, I’ll just recap some of the high points of the mysterious “AltOS” that is being tested on the Pixelbook.
The advent of Linux apps on Chromebooks is a relatively new phenomenon that feels like its been around for a long time. If you remember, the feature has only been around for the last few versions of Chrome and only began garnering attention in May of 2018 around Google’s yearly developer event: I/O. With that […]
Oregon-based tech manufacturer CTL has been knocking it out of the park for the past year and they aren’t stopping any time soon. From a fleet of new Chromebooks to the most budget-friendly Kaby Lake Chromebox on the market, CTL is making waves in the Chrome OS market and now they’ve teamed up with Steadfast […]
The people have asked and the Chrome OS team has answered. Just hours ago, we spotted an update of the Stable channel of Chrome OS. Version 69 has started rolling out for some devices and likely more will join the list in the coming days.
The Credential Management API was introduced into the Chrome browser in version 51. The API set the foundation for websites to have the capability to leverage Chrome’s credential management and in turn, allow users to sign into various web-based platforms without the need to type usernames and passwords. One area of credentialing that has gained […]
You’ve probably read a similar story to this somewhere on the internet by now, but if you haven’t, the quick and easy version is this: Google’s shutting down Inbox in March now that Gmail finally got an update, visual overhaul, and many of Inbox’s previously-unique features.
I’ve exhausted a lot of breath and energy expressing my distaste for the Windows ecosystem. However, I can honestly say I have zero issue with this latest news from the folks at Microsoft. More on that in a moment. The Windows 10 October update will soon start rolling out to users across the globe. Early […]
Another Chrome Extension has come under attack this week. Mega Cloud Storage service based in New Zealand announced Tuesday in a blog post that their Chrome Web Store account had been compromised and the attacker was able to upload a corrupted version of the Mega Chrome extension. Unfortunately, Chrome extensions generally update automatically in the […]
Back when Google began spinning down support for Chrome Apps across most platforms, many thought the Chrome Web Store was about to begin the slow wind-down to obsolescence. I was in that company. I won’t lie. I simply thought Google was doing what Google so often does and were walking away from yet another marginally […]
We’re anticipating some major upgrades when Chrome OS 70 hits sometime in early October but in the meantime, the Chrome team over at Google is giving desktop and mobile users a reason to join in on the browser’s 10th birthday. Saturday was the official anniversary of Chrome’s initial Beta launch on September 2nd, 2008 and […]