Google unveils memory and energy-saving modes for Chrome
Google announced two new performance settings for Chrome: Energy Saver and Memory Saver.
Current browsers require a lot of memory to run optimally. For users with 32GB of RAM, that's not an issue. Chrome, however, can quickly slow down machines with low RAM capacity, which is what Google wants ... Read more
Google issues another update to fix a zero-day in Chrome
Google issued an update to the Stable channel of its Chrome browser on Wednesday containing a patch for a vulnerability currently in the wild.
According to Google's alert, CVE-2022-2856 is a remedy for "insufficient validation of untrusted input in Intents." Intents often convey data from one pr... Read more
Chromebooks will be able to tell if your USB-C cable is good enough
The most recent Chromebook update added a function that warns users when the USB-C cable they're using isn't up to par.
Users will be notified if the cable does not support either USB4 or Thunderbolt, or simply cannot manage the data speeds necessary, starting with Chromebooks that employ 11th a... Read more
Google Cloud launches security framework for Chrome OS in enterprises
Google Cloud recently introduced the Chrome Enterprise Connectors Framework. This portfolio should make Chrome OS and Chromebooks more secure in enterprise environments.
The Chrome Enterprise Connectors Framework offers four new options for managing and securing Chrome OS devices.
Firstly, t... Read more
Parallels offers Desktop for Chrome OS on multiple Chromebooks
Parallels made its Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS solution compatible with multiple Chromebooks running on Intel or AMD processors. The minimum system requirements are an i3 or Ryzen 3 processor.
According to Parallels, the release enables more businesses and users to benefit from Windows funct... Read more
Chrome OS Flex gives older Macs and PCs a new lease on life
Google announced the early access launch of a new cloud-first operating system built for businesses and schools named Chrome OS Flex. It is said to have an easy installation process on PC and Macs. As networks become older, hardware management can get difficult and problematic, especially when you ... Read more
Google launches new Chromebook repair program for education customers
The education sector is a huge customer base for Google, and they want to keep it that way.
Google has launched a new repair program for their customers in the education sector. The aim of the program is to help admins identify which Chromebooks can be repaired.
Google claims that currently 5... Read more
Google expected to expand Nearby Share with Self Share
Google is expected to expand its Nearby Share solution with Self Share. According to Chrome Story, Self Share will soon allow users to send files to various devices of their own.
Currently, Google Nearby Share allows users to quickly send various files to nearby Chrome OS and Android devices own... Read more
Chrome OS Enterprise targets contact centers, in collaboration with various partners
Google is integrating Chrome OS Enterprise with cloud-first contact center companies like Edify, Genesys, Vonage, Five9, RingCentral, and 8x8. This move sees Google release Chrome Enterprise Recommended Contact Center stacks that will be available from partner vendors and CDW.
Google Chrome OS E... Read more
Microsoft no longer supports Android Office apps on Chromebooks
Microsoft will discontinue support for its native Android Office apps on Chromebooks starting September. The company advises users to switch to its web-based Office.com and Outlook.com apps by September 18.
Microsoft will not stop offering native Office apps for other Android platforms beyond th... Read more