Tag Archive: Windows


4 ways Android apps make Chromebooks more like Windows PCs

Google markets Chromebooks as more secure, simpler to use, and easier to maintain than Windows PCs, but Android apps may have changed things.

Unfortunately for Google (and fortunately for Microsoft), Android apps on the Chrome OS chip away at Chromebooks’ touted advantages. Windows PCs have been the standard for personal computing for decades. Apple’s attempts to subvert Microsoft’s PC dominance with Macs have succeeded in only carving out a tiny niche alongside Redmond’s market dominance.

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Google may soon let you run Windows 10 on Chromebooks using ‘Campfire’

Campfire — Google’s version of Apple’s Boot Camp — could be just on the horizon.

Google was discovered to be getting Windows 10 certification for its Pixelbook earlier this year, and thanks to the folks at XDA Developers, we now have more details on Google’s vision for bringing Windows 10 to not just the Pixelbook, but other Chromebooks as well through a new service called “Campfire.”

Similar to Apple’s Boot Camp, Campfire will allow users to have  [Read More…]

Top 3 reasons to buy a Chromebook over a cheap Windows laptop

You don’t have to spend a lot on a Chromebook to get a machine that will last and let you keep your sanity.

When looking for a new computer, you may think that the only things you need to really consider are price, storage, screen resolution, and how heavy it’s going to be to lug around, but before all of that, consider what operating system is really going to give you the best experience and performance. While  [Read More…]

How to convert a Windows laptop to a Chromebook

It’s easier than you think, and it’s worth doing for some users.

Chromebooks are wonderful for schools and businesses, provided you primarily use Google services. But a brand new Chromebook doesn’t make an existing machine any better, and new hardware is a quick way to blow throw an IT budget.

Here’s how to convert a Windows laptop to a Chromebook!

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How to move from a Windows laptop to a Chromebook

Moving operating systems is easier than you think.

Chromebooks are the perfect computer for most people: they’re easy to operate, all your data is backed up automatically, and set up is a breeze. But, if you’re already in another ecosystem, it can be a little daunting when you think about moving.

Here’s how to move from a Windows laptop to a Chromebook!

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Google appears to be working on Windows 10 certification for its Pixelbook

It appears Google is working on adding a little Microsoft flavor to its flagship Chromebook.

Google’s Pixelbook is considered to be its flagship device for Chrome OS, but it could soon have a little Microsoft DNA sprinkled in as well. XDADevelopers has spotted increasing evidence that Google is working on getting the Pixelbook certified to run Windows 10, paving the way for users to work with Microsoft’s OS as an alternative on Google’s own hardware.

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Chromebook vs Laptop in 2018: Can it replace your Windows Computer?

Chromebooks are better and more productive than ever, but can one replace your current laptop?

More people than ever use a smartphone as their only computer. That makes sense; you have the web, apps for any service you want, entertainment via music and video, and it’s all shown on a reasonably large screen. All in your pocket, all the time.

But a lot of people still need or want a laptop. Maybe a smartphone isn’t ideal for  [Read More…]

How to install the Android SDK on Windows, Mac and Linux

Everything you need to get started with the Android SDK, and everything you need to know about installing it.

Most of us will never need to install the Android SDK. The reason why is right in the name — Software Development Kit. It’s built for people writing Android apps who need tools to work with Android from a computer.

But those tools can also be handy for folks wanting to do some more advanced stuff. Stuff like  [Read More…]

Windows 10’s Timeline feature is coming to Android

Windows Timeline will be coming to Android devices later this year via the Microsoft Launcher app.

At Build 2018, Microsoft has today announced that it is bringing support for Windows Timeline to Android and iOS later this year. Edge activities are already logged on Windows 10 PCs from the Edge app on your phone, but coming soon is the ability to see that same timeline directly on your phone for resuming web browsing activities and more.

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Best Android apps for connecting your phone and your Windows 10 PC

Windows 10 and Android can play nicely if you know which apps to use.

Last month we looked at apps that allow you to connect iOS devices to your Windows 10 PC. But if you’re on Android and Windows 10, you don’t need to feel left out. There are a number of ways to connect your Android devices to your PC. In fact, due to the open nature of Android, there are even more options.

While  [Read More…]