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The latest Chrome OS update improves accessibility on Chromebooks

By accessibility, chrome, Chrome OS, chrome os 86, chromeos, engadget, gear, google, News, operating system, operatingsystem, OS, text-to-speech, texttospeech

Google has released Chrome OS 86, which will bring more accessibility options to Chromebooks. You can change the color of your cursor in the mouse and touchpad settings. The seven new hues are red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, magenta and pink. …

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Chrome now supports your PC’s media keys

By browser, chrome, Chrome OS, chromeos, engadget, gear, google, Internet, keyboard, linux, mac, personal computing, personalcomputing, progressive web app, progressivewebapp, Software, Web, windows

Chrome is finally ready to make use of your keyboard’s media buttons. Google has released the polished version of Chrome 73, and its centerpiece is support for the media keys on many newer PC keyboards. You’ll need a Mac, Windows or Chrome OS syste…

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Chromebook instant tethering comes to non-Google phones

By android, chrome, chromebook, chromeos, engadget, gear, google, instanttethering, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, smartphone, tethering

Chrome OS’ Instant Tethering is very handy if you need to keep your Chromebook online, but there’s still a major gotcha involved: you need a Nexus or Pixel phone for that automatic hotspot to work. Things appear to be loosening up, however. Numerous…

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Acer’s latest Chromebooks for schools include models with AMD chips

By acer, amd, chromebook, chromebook311, chromebookspin311, chromeos, computer, Education, engadget, gear, laptop, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing, School

Acer is hoping to shake up its school-ready Chromebooks in the same way it did with its everyday models. The company has introduced no less than six new Chromebooks for education, including two AMD-powered models. The 11.6-inch Chromebook Sp…

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Chrome OS beta brings Google Assistant to more devices

By chrome, chromebook, chromeos, engadget, gear, google, googleassistant, Internet, operatingsystem, OS, personal computing, personalcomputing, Software, voiceassistant, webauthn

To date, native access to Google Assistant on a Chrome OS device has meant splurging on Google-made hardware like the Pixelbook or Pixel Slate. You won’t have to be quite so picky for much longer, though. Google has started testing Chrome OS 72 in…

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The best laptops to give as gifts

By acer, aero15x, Asus, chromebook, chromebookflip, chromeos, dell, engadget, gear, gigabyte, hgg2018, laptops, macbookair, macosx, Microsoft, personal computing, personalcomputing, spin3, surface, surfacego, windows, xps13

Even at the cheaper end, laptops make for expensive gifts, and with tons of options out there, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Let us help simplify things for you. If you check out our 2018 holiday gift guide, you’ll see we narrowed our s…

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ASUS’ latest low-cost Chromebooks are available now

By Asus, c223, c423, c523, chromebook, chromebookc223, chromebookc423, chromebookc523, chromeos, computer, engadget, gear, laptop, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing

Just because there’s been a slew of premium Chrome OS devices in recent weeks doesn’t mean you’ll have to go without modern, budget-friendly options. ASUS has launched its latest Chromebook designs in the US, and they’re tempting if you want some bas…

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Chrome OS may be the 2-in-1 solution we’ve been waiting for

By 2-in-1, android, apple, chromeos, detachable, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, google, googlepixelslate, Microsoft, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, pixel3event, pixelslate, Samsung, surface, tablet

Tech’s biggest companies are all about the 2-in-1. Google’s latest effort is the Pixel Slate — a tablet that becomes a sort-of laptop when you snap on its keyboard folio. This is a formula we’ve seen rise in popularity since the first Surface tablet…

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Watch Google’s Pixel 3 event in less than 10 minutes

By android, av, chromeos, engadget, gear, google, googleassistant, homehub, Internet, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, pixel3, pixel3event, pixel3xl, pixelslate, smartphone, supercut, video

Google’s Pixel 3 event may have been spoiled by an abundance of leaks, but that doesn’t mean it was easy to follow along — there was a veritable deluge of news. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were undoubtedly the highlights with their larger screens…

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Chrome OS revamp delivers a new look and Linux app support

By chrome, chromebook, chromeos, engadget, gear, google, Internet, linux, operatingsystem, personal computing, personalcomputing, Software

Now that the Chrome browser has received a makeover, it’s Chrome OS’ turn… and it’s about more than just feature parity. Google has released a Chrome OS 69 update that introduces the updated Material Design visuals alongside a few features that co…

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Square finally has a Lightning card reader for newer iPhones

By apple, chromebook, chromeos, engadget, gear, google, Internet, iPad, iPhone, lightning, mac, macos, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, square

If you have a newer iPhone, it’s been a pain to take payments from magstripe cards using a Square reader — without a native headphone jack, you’ve had to plug in a dongle and hold it steady while you serve a customer. Isn’t Square overdue for a mor…

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Acer’s business-focused Chromebooks arrive in September

By acer, Business, chromebook, chromebook13, chromebookspin13, chromeos, computer, engadget, gear, laptop, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing

Acer’s entry into the premium Chromebook space is nearly here. The company has announced that both the conventional Chromebook 13 and convertible Chromebook Spin 13 (above) will come to North America in September at respective starting prices of $65…

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Google Chrome prevents sites from launching Spectre-like attacks

By browser, chrome, chromeos, engadget, gear, google, Internet, linux, mac, meltdown, personal computing, personalcomputing, Security, siteisolation, spectre, Web, windows

If you’re using Chrome, you now have fewer reasons to worry about Spectre-style security threats. Google has revealed that Chrome 67 for desktop and the matching Chrome OS release enable a previously experimental Site Isolation feature that reduces…

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Google Chrome prevents sites from launching Spectre-like attacks

By browser, chrome, chromeos, engadget, gear, google, Internet, linux, mac, meltdown, personal computing, personalcomputing, Security, siteisolation, spectre, Web, windows

If you’re using Chrome, you now have fewer reasons to worry about Spectre-style security threats. Google has revealed that Chrome 67 for desktop and the matching Chrome OS release enable a previously experimental Site Isolation feature that reduces…

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Snapdragon-based Chromebook could rival always-connected PCs

By alwaysconnectedpc, cheza, chromebook, chromeos, computer, convertible, engadget, gear, google, laptop, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing, Qualcomm, snapdragon, snapdragon845

You don’t have great choices for non-Intel processors on Chromebooks at the moment — the Rockchip-made parts you often see in low-end systems keep costs down, but they struggle with intensive tasks. That might not be an issue in the future. About…

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Acer’s first high-end Chromebooks are built for business

By acer, chromebook, chromebookspin13, chromeos, computer, engadget, gear, google, Internet, laptop, pc, personal computing, personalcomputing, swift5

Acer’s Chromebooks to date have been entry-level models that you’re more likely to find in grade school than the office, but the company is about to change its reputation. It’s launching a slew of devices headlined by the Chromebook Spin 13 convertib…

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What educators think about Apple’s new iPad

By apple, applefieldtrip, appleipad, art, chromebook, chromebooks, chromeos, Education, engadget, gaming, gear, google, interview, iPad, Mobile, newipad, personal computing, personalcomputing, schools, services, teachers, thenewipad

Yesterday’s Apple event showed that the company wants to make a serious push back into the education sector. This isn’t anything new though, according to CEO Tim Cook it’s just the company going back to its roots. The centerpiece here is a “new” iPad…

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Google is testing a splitscreen view for Android apps on Chromebooks

By android, canary, chrome, chromecanary, chromeos, convertible, engadget, gear, google, personal computing, personalcomputing, tablet, video

The latest update to Chrome OS’ Canary test channel should make multitasking on a Chromebook easier. Now, in addition to split-screening two native Chrome OS apps on your machine, you can run a Chrome OS app and an Android app side-by-side or two And…

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