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How to install Android apps on a Chromebook

Google is enabling Android app support on Chrome OS and Chromebook hardware, so you're likely wondering how to get started. Here's an overview of setting up your Chromebook for Android apps, even if it's not officially supported yet.
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Lenovo reveals new clamshell, convertible laptops aimed at students and schools

Lenovo plans to refresh the ThinkPad 11e and ThinkPad Yoga 11e laptops for students next month with new processors from Intel. Lenovo also announced the upcoming Lenovo N23 and Yoga N23 notebooks, and a new Lenovo N24 solution.
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Farewell to Microsoft’s Fedora Guy, Hello to Android apps for Chromebooks 34:28

In this week's Close To The Metal we discuss Microsoft's layoffs, Android apps coming to all Chromebooks, and an intriguing product patent from Razer.
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Photoshop Mix and Lightroom Mobile head to Google Chromebooks

Following the news from Google that all future Chromebooks would support Android apps, Adobe has announced that six of its Android apps will be receiving the Chromebook treatment, including Photoshop Mix and Lightroom Mobile.
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The tables have turned! Hardware finally has to catch up to software

Software developers are starting to push ahead of hardware that's capable of keeping up, a trend we've seen solidify at CES this year. Is it the tail wagging the dog? Or is the dog learning new tricks?
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Samsung serves up a Chromebook Pro with an amazing display, and a superlight 15-incher

Samsung has three new laptops on show at its main booth at CES 2017, all targeting different audiences. It has something for workers, gamers, and budget notebook users, all with exciting features and compact chassis.
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Peekaboo: Newegg lists, then pulls, an Asus Chromebook with Type-C

Murmurs of an Asus Chromebook with a 360-degree hinge and Type-C ports have been swirling for a few months, but a listing from Newegg that was quickly pulled may have confirmed the system's existence.
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Chromebook, say cheese! Here’s how to snap pictures on Chrome OS

ChromeOS has a number of built-in screenshot options and can also be used with Chrome screenshot extensions for added flexibility. You have a lot of options - but how they work isn't immediately obvious.
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New functionality allows students to log into a Chromebook with just a badge

In an effort to expand the educational functionality of the Chromebook, Google announced a new feature set for the budget netbooks. Google will be partnering with Clever to teach young students how to log in using just a badge.
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Chromebooks could get Intel’s Kaby Lake, Apollo Lake sometime soon

Newly discovered information seems to indicate Google's Chromebook could be getting Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake CPUs in the near future, potentially in a new Chromebook Pixel or convertible 2-in-1 machine.
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Latest Chrome OS update adds a few visual tweaks and squashes bugs

Google has announced a new update to Chrome OS, which will introduce feature enhancements as well as user interface tweaks and bug fixes as it's distributed to users over the next several days.
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FCC data hints at upcoming premium Asus Chromebook 2-in-1

FCC data hints at an upcoming Asus Chromebook 2-in-1 that's decidedly more premium, the Chromebook C302CA with Intel Skylake, 12.5-inch FullHD display, possible pen support, and more.