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You can now run Linux apps on Chrome OS

For the longest time, developers have taken Chrome OS machines and run tools like Crouton to turn them into Linux-based developer machines. That was a bit of a hassle, but it worked. But things are ge

Google launches a Chrome OS tablet for schools ahead of Apple’s iPad education event

Chrome OS has been a pretty ideal spot for Google to stake its various plays for the education market. The cheap, bare-bones Chromebook laptops have been light on complexity and heavy on connectivity.

Chrome will soon mark all unencrypted pages as ‘not secure’

Google’s Chrome browser will soon flag every site that doesn’t use HTTPS encryption. Starting in July, with the launch of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure&#8

PuTTY Begone! Microsoft will ship an OpenSSH client

The first thing I download on a new Windows machine – after Chrome, of course – is PuTTY. This tried-and-true OpenSSH client has served millions of devs quite well for the past twenty year

Google Pixelbook review: the Chromebook grows up

It was easy to discount the Chromebook early on. The earliest models weren’t particularly capable, with limited functionality, an anemic app selection and a reliance on a constant internet connectio

Google announces the Pixelbook, its new high-end 2-in-1 Chromebook

The Chromebook Pixel brand for Google’s most high-end and costly Chromebooks is dead, but you can now say hello to its replacement: the Pixelbook. The Pixelbook fits right into the (short) line

Google Chrome could soon let you mute annoyingly noisy websites

Websites that auto-load videos with sound may soon be a thing of the past — or, at least, your days of having to put up with them could be. That’s because Google is testing a new option th

VMware and Google extend partnership to include Chrome OS management in Workspace One

One of the beautiful things about owning a Google Chromebook laptop is the surprising lack of maintenance involved. The browser is essentially the OS and you connect to applications via the cloud. Eve

The $999 Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s expensive answer to Chromebooks

Microsoft just revealed the newest Surface model and it’s aimed directly at the education market. Called the Surface Laptop, this is the notebook Microsoft hopes schools will buy instead of a Ch

Google is making Chromebooks even more useful for schools

Google made a number of major announcements about its Chromebook program at the Bett education technology conference in London today. Besides disclosing that there are now over 20 million teachers and

All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps

All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play

Watch Google unveil its new Pixel phones, Google Home and more

It’s time for Google’s now-annual hardware event. Today, we expect to hear more about Google’s new phones (which will now fall under the Pixel brand), as well as its Google Home Alex

Google’s mysterious new Fuchsia operating system could run on almost anything

Google has a new operating system called Fuchsia in development, with the early results publicly available on Github (and you can even compile and run it yourself, should you feel daring). The new OS

Google’s Chrome OS will soon be able to run all Android apps

The Play Store is coming to Chrome OS, Google announced at its I/O developer conference today — and with that, you will soon be able to install and run virtually any Android app on your Chromebo

Google doubles max ChromeOS bug bounty to $100k

After shelling out $2 million in rewards to security bounty hunters in 2015, Google today announced it's doubling the reward for revealing top security flaws, from $50,000 to $100,000. Google has been

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 S

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 multi

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 com

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 st

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. T
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