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Google rolls out bug fix update for Android 12 Beta 3

Google started rolling out the third beta for Android 12 earlier this month with several long-awaited changes, including scrolling screenshots, enhanced auto-rotate, on-device search, and much more. However, like all the other beta releases, there were a few bugs that weren't fixed in time for the rollout. That's why Google has just released Android 12...

Here’s why Google abandoned the Chrome Home UI redesign

Google Chrome for Android has continued to evolve over the years with new features and improvements, but it hasn’t seen a major UI refresh in a long while. Google did experiment with new UIs on several occasions but plans never made it past the testing phase. The first attempt, dubbed Chrome Home, came in 2017,...

New Privacy Sandbox timeline details when Google plans to phase out third-party cookies

In March this year, Google began testing a new piece of web technology called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) as part of its new Privacy Sandbox initiative. Google proposed FLoC as a replacement for third-party cookies and touted it as a win for privacy. However, privacy advocates and third-party browsers have strongly advocated against FLoC,...

This week in Chrome OS: Ampersands and the ASUS CX9

Welcome to This Week in Chrome OS, a weekly column dedicated to all things Chrome and Chromium. Every week we’ll run down the biggest hardware announcements, upcoming software features, and the most interesting rumors from around the web. With all of the exciting Chromebooks releasing in the second half of 2021 and gaming Chromebooks on...

How to run Roblox on your new Chromebook in 2021

Roblox is an incredibly popular online game. If you recently switched to a Chromebook, you might be looking forward to Roblox on your new laptop. Unfortunately, Roblox doesn't have a native Chrome OS app. Luckily, like so many other games, you can use Android app support to enjoy Roblox on your new Chromebook. For those...

Acer Chromebook Spin 514 Review: Rugged, reliable, and fast

Acer announced the Spin 514 Chromebook just ahead of CES this year. This Ryzen-powered Chromebook with AMD graphics aims to put an end to the popular belief that Chromebooks aren't performance machines. There's no doubt Acer is a key OEM in the Chromebook market, so I was excited when they announced this device. Before picking up...

XDA Basics: How to split screen on a Chromebook in clamshell or tablet mode

If you use your laptop for work, multitasking is pretty important. Split screen functionality is one of the nicest features out there to help get things done. Most people are familiar with multitasking gestures on their phone, but you can also use similar gestures to enable split screen on your Chromebook. In fact, there are...

XDA Basics: How to right click on a Chromebook in three ways

If you recently moved from a Windows PC to a new Chromebook, you might have noticed a few key differences. There are several design differences between the two operating systems, but there's also a bit of a usability learning curve. In addition to a different list of settings, there are keyboard touchpad changes on Chrome...

Best Chromebooks for school: ASUS, Acer, Samsung, and more

Back to school is just around the corner. If you're looking for a new school laptop for yourself or your child, you should consider a Chromebook. Chrome OS is an incredibly fast operating system with excellent security and parental controls in place. On the hardware side, Chromebooks are incredibly cost effective. Indeed, many Chromebook models...

Google’s “About this Result” panel will show you why you got those search results

Google's search results sometimes work in mysterious ways. Sometimes, you'll get exactly what you're looking for by using a vague search term. Other times, what you're looking for might not show up even by using the most specific search terms you can come up with. No one outside of Google knows exactly how the search...

Android 12’s new recents URL sharing feature makes it easy to copy links

Google recently rolled out Android 12 beta 3 with a host of changes and improvements over the previous beta release. While Google mentioned all the significant user-facing changes included in the third beta release in its blog post, the company didn't mention one rather useful feature in its announcement -- recents URL sharing. In this...

XDA Basics: How to turn on caps lock on your new Chromebook

Using Caps Lock on your laptop is a pretty big deal in 2021. If you enjoy yelling at people online, it's pretty much essential. If you recently moved to a Chromebook from another operating system, you may have noticed the missing Caps Lock key. This is undoubtedly one of the glaring differences when comparing your...