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  • Google Brings Commenting To Sheets And Slides On Mobile

    Google Brings Commenting To Sheets And Slides On Mobile

    Google announced today a couple of updates to the commenting features in its Google Apps productivity suite. These include the launch of mobile commenting in the iOS and Android apps for Slides and Sheets. Thanks to this, the commenting experience in Google’s apps is now (almost) the same across all of its apps — whether on the web or on mobile. I’m not sure why Google… Read More

  • Knotable Hits iOS So You Can Share Notes Even On A Boat

    Knotable Hits iOS So You Can Share Notes Even On A Boat

    Sharing notes across the Internet is a surprisingly tough thing to pull off. The big guys like Google can do it, but there are very few streamlined collaboration systems available that work with multiple platforms and with multiple users. Read More

  • Chrome On Mobile Now Has 800M Monthly Active Users

    Chrome On Mobile Now Has 800M Monthly Active Users

    Google today announced that the number of Chrome users on mobile doubled from 400 million 30-day actives to 800 million over the course of the last year. That’s a mix of Android and iOS users. The company sadly doesn’t break out usage numbers by operating system, but it’s a fair guess that the vast majority of Chrome users on mobile are on Android. Read More

  • Google: Chrome OS Is Here To Stay

    Google: Chrome OS Is Here To Stay

    By now you have probably seen the WSJ report that says Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system into Android and phase it (and the “Chromebook” name) out over time. Google today published a story on virtually every blog it owns that denies this. “While we’ve been working on ways to bring together the best of both operating systems, there’s no plan to phase… Read More

  • Google’s Lack Of Product Isolation Would Support A Chrome OS And Android Merge

    Google’s Lack Of Product Isolation Would Support A Chrome OS And Android Merge

    Chrome OS, the “cloud” operating system that Google introduced for laptops, and Android, the operating system on phones and tablets, may become one, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The “folding” could happen as early as next year…could be introduced at next year’s I/O…or not. Read More

  • Good News, Everyone! Chrome Just Killed Flash Ads

    Good News, Everyone! Chrome Just Killed Flash Ads

    Chrome, the browser used by over 50% of the Internet, is officially preferring HTML5 ads over Flash content, a move that should finally dump the failed media platform into the trash heap of history. Quoth Google: In June, we announced that Chrome will begin pausing many Flash ads by default to improve performance for users. This change is scheduled to start rolling out on September 1… Read More

  • What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

    What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

    Google I/O begins Thursday, kicking off with the usual keynote from the search giant during which it generally drops a lot of news. We’ll be there to cover it live as it happens, but a lot of info, rumor and speculation has already been making the rounds about just what we’ll see announced. Here’s a round-up of what to expect, what isn’t all that likely, and what might… Read More

  • Hands-On With The $149 Hisense Chromebook

    Hands-On With The $149 Hisense Chromebook

    When Google announced that Haier and Hisense were about to launch $149 Chromebooks — the most affordable Google-powered laptops yet — I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. How much computer, after all, can you expect to get for $149? I’ve now had a chance to spend a few days with the Hisense Chromebook and the answer is: more than you probably expect. Read More

  • Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

    Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

    A few weeks ago Google made headlines with the launch of the new Chromebook Pixel, the highest-end Chromebook on the market (and with a price to show for it). Today, the Chrome OS laptop ecosystem is launching two products that are the exact opposite: the Haier Chromebook 11 (now available online at Amazon) and the Hisense Chromebook (now available at Walmart). Both of these 11.6-inch… Read More

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