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You can use Android apps on a Chromebook now, so we gave it a try

Google Play and Android apps are now available on a few select Chromebooks, providing access to services that used to be unavailable. But is the user experience any good?
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No Internet? No Problem! How to use Chrome OS offline

Google's application suite is incredibly useful, sure, but did you know you can use a host of Google apps offline in Chrome OS? Here's how, so you can keep up your productivity even when an internet connection is nowhere to be found.
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Two more Chromebooks have Google Play support thanks to an update in the developer channel

Google unleashed an update in the developer channel enabling Google Play apps to run on the Chromebook Pixel 2015 and Acer Chromebook R11, following last month's Asus Chromebook Flip update. Right now, Android app support appears a little…
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With Android apps coming, Asus' affordable new Chromebook bulks up on storage

A new Asus Chromebook offers 64GB of storage at a low price tag: $300. Chromebooks usually come with 32 or even 16GB of storage, because until now they didn't need more -- but Android apps are coming, and Asus wants to be prepared.
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Asus Flip Chromebook successor could boast Skylake CPU

A system codenamed "Cave" that is referenced in the source code of Google's Chromium is thought to refer to a successor to the Asus Flip Chromebook that was released just last year.
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Google ups its classroom cred with Cast for Education and Quizzes

Google has launched a slew of new tools for education and teachers, including quizzes in Google Forms, and Cast for Education, which allows students to cast their screens to their teacher's projector (with permission, of course)
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New HP Chromebook boasts touchscreen for use with Android apps

Google is currently working hard to permit Chrome OS to be compatible with Android apps, and now HP has unveiled a system that is designed to take full advantage of that functionality.
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Arrival of Android apps for ChromeOS forces introduction of new storage manager

An upcoming features lets Chrome OS users see how much space remains on hard drives, and what's taking up that space. This points to an app-filled future for Google's OS, long reliant entirely on web browsing.
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New Chromebooks from Lenovo and HP are incoming for back-to-school shoppers

New, unannounced Chromebooks from Lenovo and HP have been spotted, the latter of which appeared in an official document stored on the company's website.
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Google brings Android apps to Chrome OS, starting with the Asus Flip Chromebook

Asus Flip owners finally have access to Google Play and Android apps. This means all sorts of things, like Skype video calls, are now possible in Chrome OS, not to mention more than a few thousand games you couldn't otherwise play.
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Samsung Series 5 is the first Chromebook to reach End of Life

Google will no longer offer updates for the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, as the system has reached the end of the five years of support that the company committed to. The Acer AC700 will reach it's End of Life in August.
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Chromebooks can Zip, unzip, and so much more, here's how

Not sure how to create or unzip a .ZIP file on your Chromebook? Here's how, along with some advice on how to open .ZIP files, .RAR files, and those belonging to a handful of other popular file formats.