Chromebooks Stories May 18

GOOG: 930.24

10.62

Potential plans to ban tablets and laptops from cabin baggage on flights between Europe and the USA have reportedly been shelved …

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Chromebooks Stories March 23

GOOG: 817.58

-12.01

After rolling out to desktops and Android in recent weeks, version 57 is now in the stable channel for Chrome OS devices. There are a number of new features in this release that are especially geared at newer Chromebooks.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Chromebooks Stories January 24

GOOG: 823.87

4.56

Google reveals that G Suite for Education now has over 70 million active users

In a blog post today, Google announced that its G Suite for Education has reached 70 million users worldwide. Previously known as Google Apps for Education, this initiative had 60 million users last year and 50 million in 2015, making for impressive growth over recent years.

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Chromebooks Stories January 7

GOOG: 806.15

12.13

If you’ve been following our coverage this week, you know that CES 2017 has already brought the introduction of countless new phones, laptops, accessories, and more. In the Google realm, that means we’ve seen plenty of new Android phones, Chromebooks, wearables, and more.

But CES is always a matter of finding the diamonds in the rough. There are always some impressive announcements, but the vast majority of things we’ve seen this week have been either mundane or old news. That’s why we’ve done the work for you.

Follow after the break to get a peek at our picks for the best Android, Chrome and Google-related products that debuted at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show…

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Chromebooks Stories October 17, 2016

GOOG: 779.96

1.43

If you’ve been trying to choose between a cheap Chromebook and one with a larger screen, Acer may have solved your dilemma. The new Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532-C47C provides a 15.6-inch display for just $199.

The catch is that the resolution is just 1366×768 (you get what you pay for), so don’t expect to have too many windows on-screen at any one time. But if you just want a larger screen to better see what you’re doing, view movies and create room for a larger keyboard, it may well be all you need …

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Chromebooks Stories October 6, 2016

GOOG: 776.86

0.39

The addition of Android apps to Chrome OS is a big deal, but sadly it’s also taking a while for Google to push that functionality to all models. So far only three Chromebooks can officially run Android apps, and while more are on the way, there are still plenty of Chromebook users who will be waiting for quite a while.

Luckily, there’s a trick to get early access. Thanks to some savvy Chromebook users over on Google+ (via Chrome Story) we’ve been able to find a way to install the Play Store on any current Chromebook which will at some point officially support Android apps. Please do note that this won’t work with many older models. If your Chromebook is listed here, odds are this will work.

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