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Android Apps Turn Chromebooks Into Macbook Killers

When Chromebooks launched in the winter of 2011, they seemed destined to fail, much like the underpowered, internet-dependent netbooks that came before them. But in the five years since, Chromebooks have defied expectations, becoming the most used device in US classrooms and even outselling Macs for the first time this year. Still, people complain about their inability to run useful software, but that’s all about to change.


Everything You Can Do Offline With A Chromebook

When Chrome OS first appeared, it was practically useless without an internet connection. Now, an offline Chromebook is no longer the functionless brick it once was because there are dozens of web apps with offline capabilities. Here’s everything you can do today on Chrome OS without online access.


How To Install Chrome OS On Your Windows Laptop

Eager to try out Chrome OS, but not ready to ditch Windows entirely? Thanks to the latest software package from Neverware, you can have both. By installing the company’s CloudReady software, you can turn your Windows laptop into a Chromebook, and it’s also possible to set up a dual-boot system using both operating systems.


Experimental Chrome Feature Keeps You From Accidentally Losing Your Work

There’s only a few seconds before the Ticketmaster timer runs out, but you rushed and put in the wrong CCV number. You go to hit backspace, and just like that your chances of seeing Beyoncé at the Qudos Bank Arena evaporate. But that might not be the case in the future.


What To Expect From Google I/O 2016

It’s once again time to learn about all the fun things Google’s planning for the next year. Google I/O 2016, which starts on May 18, will be the company’s first developer conference under Alphabet, and this time around, Android likely won’t be the major focus of the big announcements — at least not the Android on your smartphone.


Chrome Will Choose HTML5 Over Flash By The End Of The Year

It can’t be too long now until Flash finally dies. Google has proposed a new “HTML5 by default” scheme that would mean that Flash is only used as a last resort by the browser.


Opera Claims Its New Power-Saving Mode Improves Battery Life By 50%

You keep 34 browser tabs open and your laptop’s battery life sucks. Well, apparently Opera has a solution in the shape of a new power-saving mode, which it claims will extend a laptop’s battery life by up to 50 per cent compared to Chrome.


Google Chrome Is Now The Most Popular Web Browser

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has long been the most used browser on the internet. But its iron grip began slipping ever since Google launched Chrome in 2008. In 2012, one usage tracker declared Chrome the new champion, but some others still had IE in the lead. Now, all the holdouts are in agreement — Chrome is king.


It's Time For Android And Chrome OS To Merge

The future of computing is hybrid. Phones have become tablets. Tablets have become desktop computers with keyboards. Hell, Microsoft even made Windows phones powerful enough to be used as full-fledged PCs. Bottom line: A gadget in 2016 needs to be flexible. That’s why Google bringing every single Android app to Chrome would be such a big deal.


How To Disguise Fun Websites At Work

The internet is an interesting place, which makes it all the more tempting to steal a few minutes of catch-up time during regular office hours. Though it can actually make you more productive, not every boss is cool with you wasting precious workday hours browsing the web. Thankfully, we have a few solutions for you. Here’s your guide to staying safe from curious co-workers and patrolling upper management if you need to take a quick glance online.


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