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How To Set Up Accounts For Your Kids On Any Computer

Kids are great, aren’t they? But you don’t necessarily want them using all of the apps, viewing all of the websites, and tweaking all of the system settings that a grown-up has access to. Windows, OS X, and Chrome OS each have tools for creating child-friendly accounts — here’s how to set them up.


How To Snap And Dock Windows In Chrome OS

Windows 10 can do it, OS X El Capitan can do it — and Chrome OS can do it, too. I’m talking about snapping windows to the sides of the screen to make it easier to compare apps and webpages. But if you’re not familiar with the process on your Chromebook or Chromebox, then here’s what you need to do.


Turn On 'OK Google' In Chrome OS To Start Talking To Your Chromebook

In recent weeks you might’ve heard all about Cortana’s integration with Windows 10, enabling you to run web searches, check your diary and toggle system settings by chatting to your computer. A similar kind of functionality is available on Chrome OS, with more comprehensive features on the way.


How To Check And Manage Chromebook Storage

If you’ve picked up a Chromebook (or Chromebox), you’ll know you don’t get very much in the way of local storage — the system is designed for the cloud after all. Still, there are times when saving files locally is a good idea (watching movies offline for example) and you want to manage those handful of gigabytes effectively. Here’s how.


This Is The Robotic Rig That Google Uses To Test Android Latency

Latency on your phone is annoying. But Google feels your pain — which is why it has this dedicated robotic rig, used to test out hardware and software in order to keep Android and Chrome OS devices zippy.


Unlock Chrome OS With Your Smartphone

There are many limitations to Chrome OS, but seen from another angle its lack of bells and whistles is what makes it so appealing. It’s also a place where Google goes to test out some of its more forward-thinking ideas, including today’s topic: The ability to unlock a Chromebook with your Android smartphone. Here’s how it’s done.


Now You Can Buy A Chromebook For Just $US150 (And They're Getting Better)

Five years ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt proclaimed that laptops would become disposable. We’re nearly there. Starting today, you can buy a new Chromebook for just $US150 — the cheapest price ever. And this spring, there’s a $US250 Chromebook coming that looks pretty incredible.


Google's Chromebit Turns Any TV Into A Chrome PC For Under $US100

Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer — a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. For under $US100, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your TV.


Google's New Chromebook Pixel: Dangerously Close To Buyable

Google’s original Chromebook Pixel was a beautiful, wonderful laptop. It was also absurdly expensive — so pricey that it became a tech nerd joke. Now Google’s following it up with the Pixel 2, and surprise: it’s better, cheaper, and dangerously close to buyable.


Which Apps Are Running Down Your Chromebook's Battery?

Worried if your Chromebook battery’s going to last until you get back home? The latest version of the Chrome OS Dev channel breaks things down for you by showing how much juice each of your web apps is using. Follow these steps to load up the console and you can easily spot the battery hogs causing you trouble.


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