So, you got a new Chromebook during the flurry of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. From the Chrome Unboxed team, great choice and we hope you or the intended recipient are overjoyed with your new Chrome OS device. When the time comes to take the wrapping of your Chromebook, Google has some freebies for you and […]
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’re like us, you’re just starting to wake up from the dizzying reality of Black Friday. For the past week, deals and markdowns have been all the rage. While it makes sense and it is simply that time of year, all the sales and offers get a little tiring after a while. As much […]
Let’s be honest. The introduction and adoption of both Allo and Duo about two and a half years ago didn’t go as Google hoped. Downloads surged shortly after announcement, but the choice to tie both services to a phone number instead of a Google Account derailed the entire effort quite suddenly. Sure WhatsApp and Snapchat […]
Nearly a year ago, Google sunsetted the Supervised Users program for Chrome OS. This brought and end to an era of convoluted and insanely frustrating account management for parents wanting to help their kids maintain healthy online habits. Moving away from the Supervised User platform was a much-needed shift as the system was fractured at […]
The second and final day of the annual Chrome Developer Summit will be wrapping up in just a few hours but rounding out the final session is a Chrome OS-focused session that will talk about Chromebooks as a web development platform.
It’s a quiet thing, the Chrome Developer Summit, but the stuff being announced there could quietly revolutionize apps and app delivery forever. While that may sound like a pretty lofty statement, I don’t think it is that far-fetched at this point. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs from this point forward) have been shaping up over the […]
First off, let’s put this one down as a bit of conjecture and a strong dose of logic. Google hasn’t officially announced a firm release date for GPU Acceleration for Linux apps on Chromebooks just yet, but we know they are already working on it.
Google was pretty late to the Podcast game, but when they showed up, they brought a pretty decent app and service with them. Google Podcasts is a simple, clean and functional podcast player that gets a lot right and then just gets out of the way. In our recent travels, being able to download a […]
Shortly after Chrome OS 70 began rolling out to the Stable channel, the Chrome OS team released version 71 to the Beta channel for some users. With it, a number of features long in development are now enabled as the default user experience. Namely, Android Messages is now an integrated part of the “Connected Devices” […]
Up to this point, Google’s ARCore has been limited to only phones. The tech is pretty awesome, giving users the ability to see immersive, 3D objects in real space through the included camera. ARCore has been around for over a year at this point, and it has allowed really cool stuff, like this:
If you recall, about a week ago YouTube and YouTube TV suffered the worst outage I can personally remember. If you think about it, the fact that we don’t see more regular outages across the YouTube landscape is actually quite impressive. That fact doesn’t change the fact that YouTube is now a television provider, and […]
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.