Alt OS. Campfire. Atl-firmware. Whatever you want to call it, the project that many had hoped would bring a Windows dual-boot option to Chrome OS may have just received its walking papers. For the uninitiated, a little over a year ago it was discovered that Chromium developers were working on a project that would allow […]
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.
Now that most of the world has had time to forget about Spectre and Meltdown, let’s discuss Intel’s latest security flaw that could put users at risk of exposing sensitive information including but not limited to, website data, passwords, credit card information and cookies. (Don’t touch my cookies. Seriously, we’ll fight.) ZombieLoad Attack The newest […]
What a difference three years can make. In 2016, Google announced the addition of Android Apps to Chrome OS. While the path has been a long, frustrating one for many users, Google has doubled down on their once-fledgling desktop OS by continuing to encourage developers to create apps with Chromebooks and larger screens in mind. […]
After months and months of beta testing, Sonos is finally making good on the promise to bring the Google Assistant to their smart-speaker lineup. The missed the target launch of 2018 but “better late than never” applies as the company has promised the upgrade via a software update sometime next week. Announced all the way […]
Part of the primary Chrome OS session at Google I/O 2019 opened up with some interesting tidbits about the rising popularity of Chromebooks in an effort to continue enticing developers to consider and remember Chrome OS when developing their apps. It makes sense, right? If you want developers to target your platform, you need to […]
For some, the word Flutter doesn’t mean much. Flutter is, at a zoomed-out level, Google’s “portable UI toolkit for building beautiful, native applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.” Up to this point, Flutter has been used primarily as a way for developers to build apps for both Android and iOS using […]
As Google I/O continues marching forward, we’re watching session after session to find nuggets of new features coming to Chrome and Chrome OS. One of those new features coming soon is a new way users will be notified when a PWA (progressive web app) is available from any given URL.
Last year, Google took the stage at I/O to encourage developers to create apps with Chromebooks and larger displays in mind. This year, the team in Mountain View is wooing the same developers to Chrome OS with even more native tools to be used on Chromebooks. Android Studio has technically been available for Linux-enabled Chromebooks […]
For Chrome OS and Chromebooks users, background updates are nothing new. We are all used to our devices downloading, installing and implementing updates in the background with little to no interuption to the user. Only upon completion of the update are users made aware of the fact that a new, fresh update is ready to […]
With Google I/O on the horizon, developers have officially launched Chrome OS 74 and the update is rolling out to select devices as we speak. As with most releases, a number of older Chromebooks will receive the update with the majority of new machines updating in the coming days and week. So, before we get […]
We’ve talked about VPN support and Chrome OS in general in both videos and posts in the past. The general idea behind a VPN is the addition of a bit more privacy when online whether home or out and about. This is achieved through an app or extension encrypting your data and then routing your […]
All Chromebooks come with a camera or two, so Chrome OS is no stranger to handling camera inputs. While the camera software on Chrome OS is still a bit of a work in progress across the board, the general camera functions are there and have been there for quite some time. What we are currently […]