If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past few days, you’ve no doubt seen the stories from many major news outlets warning you that Google’s Gmail is susceptible to 3rd party app developers snooping through your email. With what Facebook has been through in recent months and our collective conscience regarding privacy […]
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.
In a clear sign that developers are slowly but surely beginning to take Android apps on Chromebooks seriously, the developers of the wildly-popular Roblox have up and created a little piece of digital content that is EXCLUSIVE to Pixelbook owners. You may or may not play Roblox, but I’d bet you have a child in […]
Image Credit: Adobe You read that title correctly: a solid video editing option is coming to Chromebooks with a new initiative from Adobe called Project Rush. The details are a little scant at the moment as they’ve just unveiled the whole thing to the public at this year’s VidCon, but from what we can see […]
At some point in the past few weeks, one of the updates to Chrome OS silently removed a feature that we’ve talked about being one of the best – if not under-utilized – features of using a Chromebook: Add to shelf.
On just about a daily basis, I check the Samsung Chromebook Pro to see if “Crostini” has finally been enabled to bring me the new evolution of Linux app support. Sadly, I have been disappointed at every attempt. For good reason, the Kaby Lake generation of processors from Intel has been at the center of […]
One of my favorite things about Chrome OS is the constant feeling that we’re on the edge of great, new technology all the time. Being an OS that is formed mainly around web-based applications and services, Chrome OS takes full advantage of the emerging web-focused tech that is springing up almost daily. Sure, we have […]
The Chromium developers have been very busy as of late bringing life to the Crostini Project that will give users the ability to run Linux apps “natively” on Chrome OS. While Linux on Chromebooks isn’t a new trick, the Crostini UI presents a clean, hack-free method to launch Linux apps from the terminal app that […]
Months before the Pixelbook’s official debut, we were convinced that the Chromebook formerly known as ‘Eve’ would come equipped with a fingerprint sensor. Sadly, as we travelled to San Francisco last October, we were met by Google’s flagship device sans this feature.
It has been almost a year since we discovered the makings of native SMS messaging on Chrome OS. Over time, we saw various updates to the project. At one point, we even found an SMS toggle in the Chrome OS settings menu. Then, in late October of 2017, Ron Amadeo unearthed the new “SMS Connect” […]
Sooner than I honestly expected, it seems that the Crostini Project has made its way to the Developer channel on the Samsung Chromebook Plus. As Robby reported in early May, the Crostini Reddit revealed a user who was already up and running with Crostini(sort of) on the ARM-powered Chromebook. Additionally, a number of commits in […]
With all the new features swirling last month around Linux apps on Chromebooks with Crostini, it felt a bit like we’d all temporarily forgotten the original container app solution for Chrome OS: Android.
Back in the early days of Android apps on Chromebooks, most of the overall experience felt completely bolted on. Things worked and things failed, but you could tell very clearly that most Android apps weren’t made with Chromebooks as a target. That wasn’t surprising, to be honest. The whole venture sort of came out of […]