Chrome Show: Get a 25% performance boost on Chrome for OS X

The Chrome Show 2014

Using Chrome on a Mac and need a little jolt? Consider trying either the Canary or Dev version of Chrome, which is now 64-bit compatible. Reports suggest a 25 percent performance boost as well as additional stability when compared to the Stable edition of Google’s browser. If you’re a Chromebook user — or thinking of becoming one — you might be interested in the latest Core i3 model from Acer: A recent review notes that it gives you performance that approaches the Pixel, but for hundreds of dollars less. And Acer may not be done innovating in the Chromebook market if recent promotional leaks are accurate. Stay tuned on that subject and tune in to this week’s Chrome Show podcast for more details.

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Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin C. Tofel

Another Core i3 Chromebook review: approaches the Pixel but at far less cost.

Chrome Canary / Dev go 64-bit on the Mac

“Why Some Schools are Selling All Their iPads”

Acer Chromebook with Nvidia chip pre-orders appear and then disappear

You probably have this Chromecast extension installed on your Chromebook and not know it.

Want cropping aspect ratios in the Files app? You got ‘em on the dev channel.

Sorry Windows Phone users, (still) no Chrome for you

App/extension of the week: WriteBox

 

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