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Dealing with VPNs on a Chromebook running Android apps

My first impression of Android on a Chromebook was positive. But, you do need to be aware of how VPNs are handled, since there are now two different operating systems running on a single computer.

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Chrome OS gets cryptographically verified enterprise device management

Companies will now be able to cryptographically validate the identity of Chrome OS devices connecting to their networks and verify that those devices conform to their security policies.

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24% off Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C1DZ (15.6-Inch Full HD IPS, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD) - Deal Alert

The Acer Chromebook 15 has 15.6-inch HD display and features the Intel processor based on Broadwell micro-architecture and it uses the dual-band 802.11ac wireless technology. It all adds up to the right mix of features to make you...

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A bug fix bake-off

Installing bug fixes is a big part of Defensive Computing. Recently I updated devices running five different OSs which let me compare and contrast how they install bug fixes. Not to spoil the story, but I judge Chrome OS as the best,...

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Review: Acer Chromebook 14 for Work aims at corporate IT

The Acer Chromebook 14 for Work, which is aimed at corporate IT, gives a strong first impression and doesn't disappoint.

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My burning question about Google Home

An intelligent virtual assistant for your home sure sounds appealing -- until you stop and think about one pesky question.

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9 business-worthy Chrome for Work devices

When you think of the enterprise, you probably think Microsoft, Apple and even Samsung, but probably not Google Chrome. Well, that hasn't stopped Google from releasing a suite of Chrome for Work devices.

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Android apps on Chromebooks: Don't expect instant magic

When it comes to a feature this far-reaching, perspective is everything.

Awesome Android Home Screens: The Chrome Phone

Awesome Android Home Screens: The Chrome Phone

Give your Android home screen a Chrome OS-like makeover with this spiffy custom setup.

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Invasion of the tabtops: The new hybrid tablets reviewed

The Surface Pro, iPad Pro, Pixel-C, and Galaxy TabPro S all seek to merge the tablet and the laptop with mixed success.

Android Apps On Chromebooks

Why Android apps on Chromebooks are a really, really big deal (really!)

There's much more to this move than what you see on the surface. Ready to have your mind blown?

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Dealing with a problematic Chromebook: Part 2

What to do when powerwashing a Chromebook fails to fix a problem.

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Google goes after the enterprise, but at I/O, proof is MIA

Some users and industry analysts attending Google I/O this week said they didn't see evidence of a business focus at the developer conference.

Android-Chrome OS Merger

Holy hell, the Android-Chrome OS merger is actually happening!

You want an Android-Chrome OS merger? Here's your Android-Chrome OS merger. It just might not look the way you were expecting.

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Dealing with a problematic Chromebook: Part 1

What to do when a Chromebook goes on the fritz? One particular set of problems was solved with a Powerwash -- sort of.

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What everyone's missing about Google Play and Chrome OS

Google's full catalog of Android apps appears to be coming to Chrome OS -- but the real story is something far more significant.

Introducing Android Intelligence

New name, renewed focus: Introducing Android Intelligence

This isn't your average Android news. A new era begins.

CloudReady Convert Computer to Chromebook

Wanna convert your old computer into a 'Chromebook'? Read this first

A service called CloudReady gives old computers new life with Google's Chrome operating system -- but there are a few things you should know before taking the plunge.

Upgrade Windows XP to Chrome OS

How I 'upgraded' my mom's Windows XP computer

Hint: It has nothing to do with Windows 10.

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