Temper those expectations
On our last podcast, the Chromebook Pixel 2 was just a hint and a hope based on evidence found in the Chromium…
Making enterprise inroads
We often talk about Chromebooks in the consumer and education markets so it’s easy to overlook the Windows-centric enterprises. Dell isn’t doing…
Broadwell power and durability
Acer was the first company to launch a Chromebook with fifth-generation Intel chip and there’s no signs of the company slowing down.…
Look ma, no hands!
Google finally released a way to unlock your Chromebook with a trusted Android phone but only for the Dev Channel. It turns…
Keyboarding skills are a must
Voluntarily accepted education standards that include keyboarding skills could be hurting iPad sales in schools while at the same, boosting the already compelling choice of lower-cost Chromebooks.
The latest Stable version of Chrome for OS X is finally 64-bit compatible. There’s no going back to 32-bit as Google is discontinuing support. Skype for the web is nearly here for Chrome OS and the NYC DOE has approved Chromebooks for use.
In just three short years, Chromebooks have made huge inroads in the education market, becoming the best-selling device there this year. We discuss why on this week’s podcast and share some new Chrome OS features that are in the works.
On this week’s Chrome Show podcast we take a deeper dive into an in-progress Google effort called copresence. What is it, how will we use it and what devices will be supported? Tune in to find out what we know so far.
If you paid attention for the last 18 months or so, you’d know that Google’s long-term Chrome strategy is to turn the browser into a framework. On this week’s Chrome Show, we explain why Hangouts is the next bit of evidence for that strategy.
Not only is there another Tegra K1 Chromebook available, it comes with a full HD touchscreen option. Meet the HP Chromebook 14 which starts at $299 and then hear on the podcast why we recommend the $329 model instead.
After announcing its strategy to battle the value segment of laptops, Microsoft’s first efforts are here with a $199 laptop from HP. How will it do against Chromebooks? The included Office 365 Personal access and 15 GB of OneDrive storage won’t hurt.
The virtual merger of Chrome and Android continues with apps from both platforms running on the other. Some of this effort is official and in beta but since both Chromium and Android are open, a little tinkering brings the two even closer together.
Chromebooks can already access apps on a nearby Windows or OS X machine. Now they can stream and use applications created to run on Amazon’s servers. On this week’s podcast, we discuss how that and native Android apps fit in the Chrome OS strategy.
Thanks to a new HTML element, there’s a bit of a difference between the new picture tag and the old image element in Chrome beta 38. On this week’s podcast we explain why it’s a better solution for responsive design.
The big Google I/O 2014 keynote is over and we’re dedicating this week’s podcast to all of the news we heard from Sundar Pichai and company. If you were expecting a lot of Chrome news, you didn’t quite get it.
Google I/O is next week and we expect to hear about or see some big changes in the Chrome OS user interface thanks to Project Athena. Meanwhile, Jolicloud thinks its Drive is the file explorer that will make Chrome better.
How can one device be considered a great value for the price and a terrible performer at the same time? Welcome to the Samsung Chromebook 2 which is seeing early reviews across the spectrum.
How often do you see laptop models differ in screen size only and cost the same? Not very but that appears to be the case with the new Asus C200 and C300 Chromebooks.
While IE works great on the new Surface Pro 3 as you’d expect, Chrome isn’t so hot; likely due to the tablet’s unique screen resolution. Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear more on that as well as new Chrome OS devices coming soon.
Although the full HD Samsung Chromebook 2 was delayed until later this month, the first hands-on thoughts of the device are appearing on Computerworld. We discuss that and other Chrome news you can use on this week’s podcast.
A busy travel week means a short Chrome Show podcast but there’s plenty of news to discuss including a $349 price for the LG Chromebase, new Chromebooks from Lenovo and others, plus some hands-on thoughts with the Dell Chromebook.
After leaks of two new Asus Chromebooks appeared earlier this year, one has broken cover. Say hello to the C200, an Intel-powered 11.6-inch Chromebook that will likely be supplemented with a larger C300 model.
Chrome and Android haven’t merged but you can actually run Android on a Chromebook if you know where to look. We share the details on that and discuss Samsung’s performance promises for the new Chromebook 2.
The early verdict on Samsung Chromebook 2 benchmark testing doesn’t bode well if you want to maximize performance. Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear why and learn how Google is adding new ways for developers to make money in the Chrome Web Store.
Competition is heating up in the larger Chromebook space. Toshiba’s Chromebook 13 gets reviewed and next month, Samsung’s Chromebook 2 arrives; both have large displays. And Chrome for Android gains a hidden new Chromecast trick: we tell you how to enable it.
Plex is the latest app to add Chromecast support. Why is it that many big names haven’t yet added the Chromecast icon? We discuss that as well as new Bluetooth features coming to Chrome OS and the Samsung Chromebook 2 on this week’s podcast.
Windows desktop, meet the cloud. And what runs in the cloud generally runs on a Chromebook. Tune in to this week’s Chrome Show podcast to hear more about Windows on Chromebooks and new Chromecast apps in the works.
Did you delete Flappy Birds too soon? You can get it back right in your Chrome browser for agonizing fun at any time. On this week’s podcast we also review the latest new features in Chrome OS and review pricing details for the Chromebase.
This week’s show brings a new co-host to the team to talk about Chromebooks, the Chromecast and Chrome OS. Welcome, Janko! We answer some listener questions, talk about Chrome apps being native on other platforms and more on the podcast.
Google Now on the desktop brings helpful reminders and contextual information right to your attention. It won’t do so unless you’re running Chrome Canary though. Our extension of the week for the podcast is super for folks creating websites.
Yes, most Chromebooks come with 2 GB of memory, but that’s because Chromebook makers are choosing that limit. Is that a good thing? We discuss that topic and share news about Chrome 32 in this week’s podcast.
There isn’t much from CES on the Chrome front we didn’t already know, but we still power through for a full discussion of this week’s Chrome news.
The new year rings in with a few new hardware developments with new machines rumored or leaked in advance of CES. There’s Chrome software news too though: You can run the bleeding edge Canary version of Chrome OS. Should you?
A video shows off the benefits of cross-platform, multi-device Chrome Apps, but will developers bite? We also learned a bit from our Chrome OS tablet experiment and find a must-have Chrome extension for folks that open dozens of tabs in Chrome.
MIcrosoft’s latest Chromebook ads are amusing but also misleading. Is the company feeling some heat at the low-end of the market? Check our recommended extension that actually helps you manage your extensions. How meta!
Here come the holidays! Tune in to this week’s podcast for our recommended Chromebook and five extensions that would make a great gift package. We also discuss how Google made Chrome for Android faster and a new web-based development tool for web apps.
Chromebooks aren’t for everyone, but if you’re going to decide if they fit your needs, at least base the decision on facts. Some detractors are simply ill-informed so we educate them in this week’s podcast. And Instagram fans will love our extension of the week!
Chromebooks certainly have limitations, nobody would argue that. But suggesting that they’re a “brick” without a network simply isn’t accurate. We discuss this and some hints of a Tegra 4 Chromebook on this week’s Chrome Show podcast.
Apple sounded kinda Google-y yesterday. We talk about that and the Haswell-powered Acer Chromebook C720. Is it the “perfect” Chromebook? Not quite.
Is the HP Chromebook 11 simply just last year’s ARM-based model in a new skin? Perhaps, but that skin is pretty nice, with improvements all around. And there’s a hint of a new Chromebook Pixel in the works.
Not happy about the new “new tab” page in Chrome? No worries, we can fix that for you in all of 10 seconds. And with new Chromebooks on the horizon, will any have a touchscreen? Evidence says: yes!
We’ve been talking about Chrome taking over the desktop for months and the Dev version of Chrome 31 for Windows shows one possible way it will happen: It’s like having a Chromebook without buying one!
More discussion on the new Haswell Chromebooks that were — and weren’t — recently announced and dig deeper into the new photo editing capabilities in Google+ through Chrome. Our app of the week pick may have you taking your Chromebook out at night!
After a long wait, new Chromebooks are finally coming soon, using Intel’s battery-efficient Haswell chips. Chrome for Windows users can now run Chrome Apps outside the browser. Mac will soon follow.
On this week’s podcast, we celebrate Chrome’s 5th birthday with several recommended Packaged Apps and an extension that lets you browse the web through gestures with the Leap Motion.
What’s in the new Stable channel for Chrome OS? On this week’s audio podcast, we explain the new features and show you how to enable the hidden one: QuickOffice support on your Chromebook!
Aside from some Chrome tips, tricks and news, thoughts about the timing of new Chrome OS hardware surface during this week’s podcast. We also answer a Chromecast question and share a useful extension that helps you read web content in less time.
Several improvements to the Chrome OS platform popped up in the latest Dev channel and we run through them all in this week’s podcast. We have some Pixel price discussion and a cloud sync service is our extension of the week.
Google Chrome is taking over the world, and we’re here to help you learn how. From the Chrome browser to the Chrome OS and Chromebooks, Kevin Tofel tells you what you need to know about this important and emerging platform.
This week’s Chrome podcast shares a pair of extensions: One specific to the Moto X handset and one for viewing Photospheres on the web. We also dive a little deeper in the Chromecast and discuss a great campaign to get Chromebooks in the classroom.
This week’s audio podcast is all about the Chromecast: What it is, what it runs and some tips on how to best use it. And our app of the week could help you get some content to ‘cast if you use BitTorrent.
This week’s podcast covers two Chrome betas: One for Android and one for Chrome OS. Cloud printing gets better, especially for Windows users and our app of the week gives you Flipboard functionality anytime you open a new tab.
Can you get phone notifications in the Chrome browser? Sure, if you use Android and our Chrome extension of the week! Plus a chat about Haswell-powered pixels and why Chromebooks aren’t Netbooks 2.0.
When we say “Massively Multiplayer Online games”, do you think Chromebook? We didn’t either until we found this list of 30 MMOs that work on Chrome OS devices. Plus new keyboard shortcuts, Chrome APIs for Packaged Apps and a new case for Pixels.
Tune in to this week’s Chrome Show podcast to hear how you can get the new Chrome Photos app; even without a Pixel! QuickOffice doc editing is here but Google Now isn’t. Plus we recommend a retro game ported to HTML 5.
Photo import and backup gets easier with a new app for the Pixel while buying a mid-range Chromebook gets a bit harder. Our extension of the week provides better search history and we share a fix for screenshot errors on this week’s Chrome podcast.
What’s in store for Chromebooks? More in-stores for Chromebooks, that’s what. We talk about that, an unfortunate Chrome exploit and VP9.
AMD is joining the Chrome game but we’re still waiting for Intel Haswell hardware. Apple has it and now the MacBook Air gets 12 hours of battery life! We share a pair of great extensions and talk about iTunes in the browser.
On this week’s audio podcast devoted to all things Chrome, we consider what Google might be announcing at a pair of upcoming Chrome Mobile events. We also tackle the most common Chrome OS question: “Is now a good time to buy a Chromebook?”
Can you play a game with a Chromebook and iPhone without installing a thing? Yes, you can and we explain how on this week’s podcast. Also some tips for Pixel owners and our extension of the week: Turn off the lights.
Chrome was up front and center at Google I/O, but most of the developments were in services and APIs. If you add them all together, you get a nice vision of how Google plans to dominate the computing world through Chrome.
This week’s Chrome podcast brings our first guest to the show: Google Developer Advocate, Joe Marini! Joe explains Packaged Apps vs Native Client and hosted apps. Plus a Google I/O preview and an extension to make you more productive.
This week’s all-Chrome podcast kicks off with two newsbits about Intel and Asus for future Chromebooks. We share several Chrome tips — including where to buy a Chromebook on the cheap — and discuss the newest features found in the Chrome OS Dev channel.
On this week’s podcast, we dig around some Chrome OS code and find mention of support for Intel’s new chips, so new hardware may be on the horizon. Plus three tips, one listener question answered and more!
On this week’s podcast devoted to all things Chrome, we take some listener questions on remote access, share news of Google Now being tested as part of the Chrome browser and discuss WebP images.
After repeated Chrome and Chromebook questions on the weekly call-in podcast, we’re changing things up! Welcome to the first GigaOm Chrome Show where we’ll discuss all things Chrome: tips, tricks, news and more.