In sharp contrast with my Windows 10 S experiences, Chromebook is surprisingly usable. But there are many caveats, so let's step through some of the basics.
Recent Chrome Stories
Google is modifying Chrome for Android there so that users can choose a search engine the first time they run the browser.
Google is experimenting with a touch-first full screen app launcher for Chromebook.
Microsoft this week published two ads in which it compares Windows 10 PCs to Chromebooks. The interesting bit? One targets education, as you might expect. But the other targets businesses.
The stable version of Google Chrome 59 for Windows and Mac arrives this week, bringing with it a new Material Design look and feel to Settings.
Back in April, I wrote that Google's plans to block web ads in Chrome were not as far-reaching or consumer-friendly as reports suggested. Now, Google has confirmed this.
Google this week announced a set of updates for its Chrome web browser that are aimed at speeding its adoption in Microsoft's key market, the enterprise.
Like Microsoft a week earlier at Build 2017, Google hosted several sessions at its own I/O conference about Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs. Here is what they discussed.
A credible report in The Wall Street Journal claims that Google will add native ad-blocking capabilities to its flagship Chrome web browser in 2017. But this isn't as exciting as it sounds.
Microsoft has explained how it delivered Edge battery life improvements as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update, further distancing the browser from its competitors.
Google recently released Chrome 57 across its supported platforms, with the Windows version sporting better background tab efficiency. But iOS gets another new feature.
Those introducing non-Microsoft devices into their workflows may be worried about losing familiar functionality. For example:, can you print to an existing printer from a Chromebook?
The biggest change in my workflow over the years has been a shift from desktop applications to web apps. And my browser of choice remains Google Chrome.
Microsoft has found itself once again in a tough position as Chrome is eating Edge's lunch in a big way and Microsoft hasn't figured out how to reverse this trend.
Microsoft said it was "partnering" with Google to ensure that its Office apps for Android will work with all compatible Chromebooks.
Google Chrome 54 is out now, but Chrome 55 which should finally fix long-standing memory usage and battery life problems with the browser.
Google has provided a new battery life comparison that shows that the latest version of its Chrome web browser for Windows obtains about two hours of additional battery life on the same hardware when compared to a year-ago version.
Google updated Chrome for Windows this week, enhancing the browser's user experience with a flat, Metro-like Material Design look and feel, improved support for increasingly-common high-DPI displays, and better battery life. It's almost like they've read my mind.
Google announced today that it will be removing support for web apps from its Chrome web browser on Windows (and on Mac and Linux as well) over the next two years. These web apps will only be supported on Chrome OS for the foreseeable future, Google says.
If you're feeling a little frosty this morning, it might be because hell just froze over: Microsoft announced today that it is bringing full-featured Skype experiences to Linux (!), Chromebook and the Chrome web browser.
With Android apps coming to Chromebook this summer, I thought it was time to upgrade from the aging Toshiba model I'd been using. And while I'd love to have a Chromebook Pixel, the $1300 asking price was just a bit too high. So I've purchased the next best thing, a new Acer Chromebook 14.
When it comes to web browsers on Windows 10, the conversation pretty much begins and ends with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. But despite relatively low usage, Opera makes a compelling case as well. And a recent change to the browser can improve battery life in laptops by about 50 percent, the firm says.
Google's Chrome browser has passed Internet Explorer to be the most popular desktop browser; ending a multi-decade run by the legacy browser.
A report in Ars Technica claims that Google will dramatically expand its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) technologies to bring over one million Android apps to Chrome OS and Chromebooks. And to Windows, too.
Google announced this week that it will be retiring the Chrome App Launcher on Windows (and on Mac and Linux). But that's fine, since there's already a much better way to launch Chrome apps in Windows alongside native applications.
Stuck with tiny usage share, Opera is taking a step that other web browser makers are unlikely to embrace: It is adding native ad-blocking functionality to its flagship browser.
It's been a busy couple of days at DEVintersection in Las Vegas. But I think I can post on a more normal schedule today. Here's what else is happening.