As it stands, Chrome OS doesn’t have the capability of tethering to an Apple device for data sharing. While one would assume that people who use Chrome OS notebooks are likely to have an Android smartphone in the first place, it certainly wouldn’t hurt if this functionality was present as well. That’s set to change with Chrome OS picking up USB tethering support for iOS devices.
We have been hearing that Google is working on a new operating system called Fuchsia OS. Not much is known about the operating system, but the various reports have claimed that it could be how Google finally merges its Chrome OS and Android operating systems together, but to date the company has yet to officially comment, at least until now.
Chromebook devices have in the past been positioned as more affordable laptop alternatives to Windows. However, we have seen how some companies have been trying to create more premium-feeling Chromebooks, such as Samsung, who a couple of years ago introduced a higher-end Chromebook in the form of the Chromebook Pro.
Taking a screenshot is a great way of sharing images on your screen with someone else. Whether you want to use it to confirm a bank transaction, show someone a program, saving silly snippets of conversations, and so on, screenshots are a good way of going about doing just that.
Google’s Chrome OS is meant to be a relatively lightweight operating system compared to the likes of Windows or macOS. This is why for the most part, Chrome OS laptops and computers don’t really sport particularly high-end specs which helps keep their prices relatively low as well. However recently there was a bug that sort of changed that.
Chrome OS has typically been viewed as a “lightweight” operating system aimed at students and users who don’t really need much from their computers except for some productivity work and surfing the web. However if you love Chrome OS and wouldn’t mind to see it get more robust features, you’re in luck.
The Chrome OS feature that allows users to log into multiple Google accounts at the same time was first spotted in September last year. This feature has been in development over the past few months and it has now gone live in the Canary channel. This suggests that the feature may soon be rolled out to the public.
One of the reasons to buy into a company’s ecosystem is that generally companies would make products and services more tightly integrated with each other. A good example would be Chrome OS which has a feature called Instant Tethering that will turn your Pixel handset into a hotspot that it can connect to if there is no other internet connection available.
Laptops come in a variety of sizes, with some being larger and more powerful, while others focus more on being portable and mobile. If you’re shopping for the latter, then you might be interested to learn that Acer has announced new 11.6-inch Chromebooks that can double up as tablets too.
Whether you’re using a third-party password manager like LastPass or 1Password, or using built-in password managers in your operating system, it works the same where you’ll need to enter a master password to view your saved passwords. Oddly enough Chrome OS never had this security where you could easily view saved passwords as long as the device was unlocked.
Say you’re in a cafe and you need to make a quick run to the bathroom, so for security purposes you lock your laptop, and go do your business. Safe for someone physically stealing your laptop, you should be somewhat safe from prying eyes, right? Nope, not entirely, no thanks to what those in the hacking community refer to as the “Rubber Ducky”.
If you’re looking for a better way to manage screen time on Chromebooks, you’ll be pleased to learn that in an update to Chrome OS, Google has rolled out better screen time management features to the laptop. Prior to this, Chromebooks did come with parental controls although they were a bit limited.
Mobile-friendly websites aren’t automatically generated and it is the onus of the developer to create a theme friendly for mobile. However sometimes mobile websites lack certain features that the desktop version has, which is why users using mobile browsers have the option to request for the desktop version of the website.
The International Consumer Electronics Show 2019 is only a couple of months away. We’ll get to see a wide variety of new products at the trade show in Las Vegas. ASUS always unveils new products at CES and if a new report is to be believed, we might get to see the company’s first Chrome OS tablet at CES 2019.