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Desktop OS showdown: Windows 10 vs. macOS vs. Chrome OS

Windows, Apple Macs, and Chromebooks have a lot to differentiate them. If you're on the fence for a purchase, our breakdown of the pros and cons of each will help you make the right decision for your needs.
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Buying a laptop: Everything you need to know, and maybe a little you don’t 2:11

In 2016 laptops are still going strong. Whether you need a slim device for traveling or a top-of-the-line rig for gaming, our guide will make your purchase a bit easier.
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The best cheap laptops will make you wonder why anyone spends more

Looking for a budget-friendly laptop for school, work, or play? Each of these computers -- including our No. 1 pick, the Asus Zenbook UX305UA -- the will get the job done without digging too deep into your pockets,
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You can now unlock Chrome OS with nothing more than a PIN

A new developer update lets you unlock your Chrome OS with nothing more than a PIN. "This will definitely come in handy for touch devices," wrote Google employee Francois Beaufort in a Google+ post.
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Was Android Device Manager accidentally enabled in Android-supporting Chromebooks?

Several Android-supporting Chromebooks using a version of Chrome OS in the beta channel supposedly support Android Device Manager, which may be accidental. The OS already has a geolocation feature for IT managers in the enterprise sector.
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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.