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Chrome OS gets cryptographically verified enterprise device management

Companies will now be able to cryptographically validate the identity of Chrome OS devices connecting to their networks and verify that those devices conform to their security policies.


Why my older Chromebook has a right to live, even if Google says it's over

Chromebooks' five-year end-of-life policy—if it holds up—could put a lot of perfectly good laptops out of commission.

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Acer's new Chromebook is designed to welcome Android apps

Acer's versatile Chromebook R 13 is one good device to run Android apps because it can be a laptop or tablet.


Acer's new Spin laptops double as tablets and start at $250

Acer's new Spin laptops can be used as a Windows laptop or a Windows tablet.

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The best Android games for your Chromebook

Now that Chromebooks can run Android apps, its time to load up on some games. But which ones play best on a laptop?

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Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years

Google's End of Life Policy sets a schedule for retiring older Chromebooks after about five years, but the details are murky. Here's what you need to know about security and feature updates

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Meet Fuchsia, a new operating system in the works at Google

Nobody quite knows what it's for (yet), but according to Android Police, it can run on just about any kind of device.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 8-12 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 18th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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24% off Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C1DZ (15.6-Inch Full HD IPS, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD) - Deal Alert

The Acer Chromebook 15 has 15.6-inch HD display and features the Intel processor based on Broadwell micro-architecture and it uses the dual-band 802.11ac wireless technology. It all adds up to the right mix of features to make you...

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10 must-have Android apps to make your Chromebook more useful

With Chromebooks gaining access to Android apps, these should be the first you grab from the Play Store.

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7 Android apps that could transform Chromebooks

For Chrome OS to really be the new Windows, it's going to need some apps that perform like they belong on the desktop.

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A Chromebook revelation by a Mac user

A Chromebook is a lot cheaper than a MacBook, and it's capable enough for a lot of people.

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Chromebook shipments are exploding, but not replacing Windows PCs

Chromebook shipments will grow in double digits this year, but not as Windows PC replacements, which is what Google had hoped for.

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Use Android apps on HP's upcoming $189 Chromebook 11 G5

If you're looking for a Windows alternative laptop, there's a new incentive to pick up a Chromebook: it may be able to run Android apps.

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With Android apps inbound, Google preps a storage manager for Chrome OS

The current methods for managing local storage on a Chromebook suck. Google is fixing that.

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The Google Play Store is going live on the Asus Chromebook Flip

It's the first in a long list of Chromebooks scheduled to get access to Google Play's catalogue of over one million apps.

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We asked developers what they think about Android apps on Chrome OS

While bringing the Play Store to Chromebooks presents a lot of opportunity, in some ways it means heading back to the drawing board.


How to configure your Chromebook for ultimate security

Chrome OS is already tops at security, but with a few extra tweaks you can ensure the gates are even more secure.

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