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David Hay

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OK my Chromebook urgently needs PlayStation 4 Remote Play support. Can we petition Sony to hurry this up? 
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Ahmad Imran

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Despite we all generally like Chromebooks, there are certain niggles which we think are better kept away from these machines.

What is your one biggest annoyance / dislike / limitation about the Chromebooks?
An article to understand the Chrome OS & Chromebook limitations for an average user with day to day computing. Personal feedback around my user experience.
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+Ahmad Imran I've been working in IT for about 20 years using and supporting Mac, Windows and UNIX/Linux Platforms. I was pleasantly surprised by both Chrome OS and Chromium OS. Both OS's have been fairly maintenance-free and a joy to use.
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Gabriel Brangers

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Bug Report Update: Random resets and password bugs
If you were one of the unfortunate folks dealing with the bug that caused regular restarts to Chrome on the Stable Channel, you may finally be able to return to the Stable channel safely now.
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Tom Loughlin

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The latest update to Chrome OS is a piece of history. With this update, Google Play Store is available for the three devices it launched on, in the stable channel. To remind you all, those devices are: Asus Chromebook Flip. Acer Chromebook R11 / C738T Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) Yes, as the Google Play access …
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Final note: For some reason, the android side of my Flip refuses to see the wifi. But tethering with my phone works slick. And, I've learned, ethernet is also solid. So this is how I'll use the new toys while at home. Until we get a new internet provider, at least.
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Misc Mailer

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The easiest Advance Find & Replace is now on Docs! which allows you to replace fonts, backgrounds, remove images & many more.
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Daniel Luck

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I'm using Chrome OS / Chromium OS devices for Simplicity, Security, Price and (elegant) Automatic Updates.

http://www.tampabayreview.com/news/7-reasons-buy-chromebook/5857/
Chromebook is a different thing from Netbooks with the fact that it does not have Windows being a huge difference. Chromebooks thus run on a fresh and...
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Daniel Luck

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I'm enjoying using the Calculator App by Google on my Acer ChromeBook 11. The Calculator App is simple, attractive and features material design. Oddly enough, the Calculator App was not included on my install of Chromium OS (CloudReady) on my Desktop PC's.

Fortunately, the Calcular App is available from the Chrome OS Web Store for those who'd like to download.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/calculator/joodangkbfjnajiiifokapkpmhfnpleo?hl=en
A calculator with 29-functions for basic arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and discrete math.…
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Gabriel Brangers

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Quick tip for today: enable tablet mode for websites in your browser and take advantage of sites that are optimized for tablet use on your Chromebook. With all the convertibles coming, this could be really handy!
So you got yourself an ASUS Flip or an Acer R11. Maybe you’ve even dared to explore Android Apps on your convertible. There are a lot of great apps available to take advantage of the unique f…
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Gabriel Brangers

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Make room Skylake, Kaby Lake is on the way.

Support for Intel’s 7th generation of Core processors (Kaby Lake) has recently been added the development of Chromium OS. This comes as no surprise as Kaby Lake is the next in line behind the…
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Gabriel Brangers

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Samsung Advertises Chromebook "Powered by Android." What to make of it?
https://goo.gl/dw0OSC

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pretty sure they are "powered" by electricity.
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Use this G+ Community to discuss anything to do with Google Chromebooks and Boxes. RULES !! "You may share articles / content that you have produced, but these cannot be the only content you share. They also must be relevant to the community’s interests." An article or two each week would be perfectly acceptable as long the majority of posts you share come from other great sources. We try to foster a Community "feel" here and do not want anyone to think that this is a place just for folks to "market" their website or blog. We would love for you to continue to contribute to the Community, just keep those guidelines in mind. Created by an ex-Google Specialist and long term user of Chromebooks with a wide range of experience with Google services and over 20 years of experience in IT Consultancy. http://www.rentatexan.com

Gabriel Brangers

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First Chromecast Preview Program update removes the Chrome logo from the Chromecast boot screen.
I just received my first update email since joining the Preview Program. Like we all do, I quickly fired up my Chromecast and noticed a pretty striking change. Up front and center, the Chrome logo …
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Daniel Luck

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I was pleasantly surprised to find out what Chrome OS supports an old USB Skype Handset called iPevo FR-33.1 from about 7 years ago. I was able to use without any drivers and with Skype Web for Chrome OS.

Ironically, I'm also using Dell Desktop PC from 2009 to run Chromium OS.
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Tom Loughlin

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After a long, somewhat impatient wait, the Google Play Store and Android Apps have finally begun to arrive on select Chromebooks. The update, posted just moments ago, confirms that the stable chann…
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"He says that they have saved literally millions of dollars by not paying for expensive hardware and enterprise licensing contracts, not to mention the increased productivity of employees who can now work anywhere, anytime. "We no longer have dedicated IT services for routine storage and email support, and our small IT staff of 35 doesn’t need to roll out patches and antivirus software. If an officer loses her Chromebook or loses power, she doesn’t have to worry about trying to recover lost data. If we need to replace a device, it’s inexpensive and fast to get someone back up and running."
Georgia's Department of Community Supervision has gone virtual via Google Apps and Chromebooks. With staff increases and with significant amounts of time outside of their offices, The State of Georgia was looking for a more economical and cost-efficient solution to ... Read More
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Daniel Luck

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Chrome OS v53 on my Acer ChromeBook 11

Start/Search Button is now Circle
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+John Bloxham I think Google is preparing for future Android Support hence the change in Start / Search button. No Android support yet on my Acer ChromeBook 11.
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Gabriel Brangers

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Welp, its official! Mark your calendars for Oct. 4th and then cross your fingers that we'll see some Chromebook action!!
We’ve made and refuted some speculations around a date that, up until this point, was simply a rumor based on a reputable source. Tonight, Google has gone and made it official with a quick vi…
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Gabriel Brangers

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Earlier this week we unveiled pressure-sensitive screens being tested on Chromebooks. Today we reveal the actual device being tested. 'Relm'
A few days ago we broke the news of touch-sensitive display being tested on a device. At the time we found this, we had few details about this upcoming Chromebook. We have since gathered those deta…
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You make good arguments for Braswell being OK but I can't help but be all kinds of disappointed. This new breed of Android Chromebooks should be extremely competitive against the piles of Windows convertible devices, as long as the implementation meets the hype anyway. But launching a bunch of hardware of a brand new type in the Chromebook category with outdated chip sets is not the way to go in my opinion.
Everybody wants a flying car. But nobody really wants one with a carburetor. 
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Gabriel Brangers

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If 'Kevin' is Samsung, can it be a Pixel, too? There may just be a chance!
Over the past few days there’s been a bit of back and forth concerning the actual manufacturer of ‘Kevin’. Around here, we lean towards Samsung being behind the production of R…
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+Gabriel Walsh Same here. Does HTC make laptop/desktop hardware? If so, then that would be a far more likely candidate for the manufacturer if it's to be Pixel-branded. They've already got two Pixel phones in tow…
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Gabriel Brangers

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Here's a follow-up to the pressure-sensitivity coming to Chromebook screens. We have the actual screen model and it looks to be exclusive at this point!


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