Chrome Show: Unlocking Chromebooks with phones and watches

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Google finally released a way to unlock your Chromebook with a trusted Android phone but only for the Dev Channel. It turns out you can add an Android Wear watch to the mix indirectly too. We explain how on this week’s podcast where we also share some Chromecast goodies that you might not be aware of.

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Paul Bailey

Thanks for all the hard work and attention to detail. I read your blog post about Easy Unlock too and you were the only to mention it was on the dev channel. When I was trying to get this working it was a necessary detail.

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