I’ve long lamented the lack of virtual desktops (or virtual workspaces) on Chrome OS. After all, this concept is a reality on Mac OS, Linux and Windows. Sure, Microsoft just added the feature a couple years ago, but users had been clamoring for it for years up to that point.
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At Apple’s yearly WWDC event yesterday, a lot of time was spent talking about the new OS that will be on iPads later this year when it officially launches: iPadOS. While some of the new multitasking animations and functions were impressive for a tablet, one of the bigger surprises was the addition of what Apple […]
Chrome OS 76 is nearly old news at this point. In a world where updates happen every six weeks and sometimes get delayed just a bit, six weeks can fly by in the blink of an eye. With Chrome OS 76, we saw all sorts of new features both out of the box and behind […]
One thing I’ve loved for basically the entire time I’ve used Chromebooks is the smooth operation of the Chromebook trackpad. As gestures have been added and better materials have been used for their construction, the Chrome OS trackpad has been a consistently improving over time. Compared with the years of terrible, wonky Windows laptop trackpads, […]
Just a week past due, Chrome OS 76 has begun rolling out to select users with more Chromebooks to follow in coming days and weeks. There has been a bit of confusion surrounding what features are actually in this update, So, we wanted to cover what’s officially new in Chrome OS 76. No flags, no […]
As always, there’s a ton to talk about in the Chrome and Google universe this week, but we’re focused in a few key things. First up, we’re talking about the latest leaks surrounding the Pixel 4 that include a 90hz display, 6GB of RAM, and a possible DSLR-like camera attachment for the king of camera […]
The day I’ve been anxiously awaiting is finally here! Right now, there is a version of Chrome OS you can have up and running that contains all the code necessary to experience Virtual Desks. No flags necessary. No hacks necessary. No half-baked experiences. All the multitasking and productivity-boosting benefits of Virtual Desks is here for […]
So much has happened in the last week since our last podcast, so we’re only focusing in on the big stuff. With Google leaking out more details on the upcoming Pixel 4 and its new face unlock and Motion Sense tech, we’re talking about the implications for Chromebooks, starting with ‘Atlas’ at the upcoming Google […]
Not surprisingly, this week’s episode of The Chrome Cast circled around Google’s upcoming hardware event, it’s timing, and the enigma known only as ‘Atlas’. Talking through the recent decision by Google to ‘leak’ the Pixel 4, an FCC filing for a new Chromebook by Google, and a leaked-retracted-confirmed date for the launch date of the […]
Ah, Overview Mode for Chrome OS: it is, without doubt, my most favorite desktop UI feature and simultaneously my pick for most frustrating. On one hand, when it is behaving properly, the ability to fling 3 fingers on the trackpad and see all my open windows is priceless. I use it all the time, every […]
Just over a week ago, we reported that Linux apps in the Dev Channel simply stopped working. We’ve never been made aware of what the issue was, but in general in the Dev Channel you could get Linux to install, but then the entire container would simply stop responding at all.
As we do around Chrome Unboxed, we have tons of devices hanging out in just about every channel at any given moment. A handful on Stable, a couple in Beta, quite a few in the Dev Channel, and usually Gabriel’s device in Canary help us stay abreast of the new changes and fun surprises coming […]