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Google Announces New Chromebook for Work, Work-Related Features

Google Announces New Chromebook for Work, Work-Related Features

Google announced a new addition to the Chromebook family with the Dell Chromebook 13, which is specifically geared toward business use. It also announced support for various work-related apps and enhancements to the Chrome Device Management Console. Google says in a blog post, “Today, the new Dell Chromebook 13 joins the Asus Chromebook Flip and Chromebook Pixel in the Chromebook …

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Run Linux In A Window On Your Chromebook

Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort announced on Google+ that a Google intern added support to run Crouton (Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment) in a Chrome OS Window. This means people can run the Linux distributions of their choice on Chrome OS Devices in a window without having to jump between virtual terminals, which was the only way to run them …

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Chrome OS Adds Google Drive Chromecast Support

The beauty of Google’s $35 Chromecast streaming device is that the company as well as third parties can keep adding support for additional products and features, which means ultimately it just gets more and more useful. Google announced an update for its Chrome OS operating system, which powers Chromebook devices, to enable Chromecast support for media files stored on Google …

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Google Adds New Work Features To Chromebooks

In a push to get more businesses using Chromebooks, Google announced the launch of some new work-related features. These deal with identity, manageability, virtualization, and performance. There are now single sign-on and multiple sign-in options. The former lets you log in with the same credentials and identity provider you use in the rest of your organization, and uses the SAML …

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Google’s Chrome OS Gets Adobe Photoshop Support

Google and Adobe have partnered to bring Creative Cloud to Chromebooks, starting with Photoshop. A streaming version will be available in the U.S. In a post on the Chrome blog, product manager Stephen Konig wrote: Chromebooks are fast, easy to use and secure. They bring the best of the cloud right to your desktop, whether that’s Google Drive, Google+ Photos …

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You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks

Google has been hinting at merging Chrome OS and Android into one operating system in one way or another for years. It’s also suggested that it won’t do that. While the operating systems are hardly one now, Google has indeed taken another step in a somewhat similar direction by enabling Android app compatibility with Chrome OS. At Google I/O this …

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Chrome OS To Add Android File Transfer

Earlier this week, Google announced an update for the Chrome OS beta channel, which is just starting to get some notice in the the tech Blogosphere (thanks to Android Police) for one feature in particular. One of the highlights Google mentions in the blog post is MTP support in the Files app, which will let users plug in their Android …

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Google And Citrix Partner On Receiver For Chrome

Citrix and Google have been partners for the past three years, but announced a new partnership in the form of a receiver for Chrome and advanced features for Chromebook users. Citrix Receiver is client software that gives users access to XenDesktop and XenApp installations. Citrix Receiver for Chrome gives users direct integration to Chromebook-specific features. These include: the ability to …

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Google Puts Chromebooks In More Countries

Google announced on Monday that Chromebooks will be making their way to nine more countries. For some reason the company made the announcement in a poem or a series of song lyrics or something. If you’d rather skip all of that, the countries are as follows: New Zealand, Philippines, Norway, Denmark, Mexico, Chile, Belgium, Spain and Italy. Otherwise, here you …

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2.1 Million Chromebooks Shipped Last Year

The PC market is still in decline and shipments of traditional desktop and notebook PCs took a nosedive during 2013. PC manufacturers are introducing new features such as ultra HD displays and touchscreens in an effort to compete with the rapidly-rising tablet market, Though the ability of these features to turn around the PC market is in doubt, not all …

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More Chrome OS All-in-Ones Coming This Year

The PC market is contracting after the surge of mobile devices in recent years has made desktop and even notebook computers look expensive and old-fashioned. In addition to ultramobile notebooks, one of the only PC categories still growing is, oddly enough, Chromebooks. Now it seems that larger PC manufacturers will be doubling down on Chrome OS with new all-in-one PCs. …

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Samsung Has Two New Chromebooks On The Way

In early December, Acer announced a new Chromebook with touch display. Certainly interesting, but can it compete with faux-leather? Samsung announced today the Chromebook 2 – the successor to its original Chromebook from a few years back. It comes in two variants – one with a 11.6-inch 1377×768 display while the other has a 13.3-inch 1920×1080 display. Both have a …

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