Chrome OS may add extra security to view passwords saved in a Google account

Unlike the Chrome browser on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS, Chrome OS doesn’t require additional authentication when viewing your saved passwords. That may change due to a bug report, although there’s a debate on if this should just apply to enterprises.

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New Year’s Deal: Score a refurbished Pixelbook for $599.99

Looking to start 2019 with a new Chromebook? Best Buy is selling certified refurbished Pixelbooks for $599.99, which is a bit less expensive than recent sale pricing on this powerhouse 2-in-1 laptop.

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Chrome OS 72 bringing Google Assistant to more Chromebooks: Here’s how it looks

Now that Google Assistant is a native feature on Chrome OS, meaning you can use it without having the Play Store enabled, it makes sense for most, if not all, Chromebooks to get it. This video demo shows you what to look forward to when it arrives.

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Dual-booting into Microsoft Windows on a Chromebook looks to be ready soon

Recent internal testing of Microsoft Windows dual booting on the Pixelbook suggests Project Campfire is nearing the home stretch. Is Windows on a Chromebook something you might want? Don’t worry: Like Android and Linux, it’s optional for Chrome OS.

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Family Link for Chromebooks adds screen time limits, site & app whitelisting and parental management controls

Google added new Family Link features on Chromebooks that allow parents to have more control over how, and how long, their kids use Chrome OS devices. Not every family wants to manage devices, but for those that do, this is a great option to have.

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Talking Pixel Slate usage and productivity on This Week in Google: Is it a tablet or a laptop?

Is the Pixel Slate a tablet first and laptop second? Can you be productive solely with a tablet or do you really need a keyboard? We tackled these and other related questions on This Week in Google, where perhaps some initial device perceptions were changed.

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Chromebooks getting Android’s Fast Pair Bluetooth headphones sync feature in 2019

Forget pairing Bluetooth headphones each and every time you use a new device: Google’s Fast Pair will sync those devices so you pair just once and then every device, including Chromebooks, will automatically work with them.

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Google Duo arrives on more Chromebooks for video calls

The Android version of Google Duo has been quietly updated to support Chromebooks. This is likely in anticipation for the Pixel Slate and its Duo Cam, but it can be installed on clamshell Chromebooks as well.

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Chromebook Black Friday deals, including some already available

With a wide range of Chromebooks now available for every budget and performance preference, you can find a deal on just about any type of Chromebook. Here’s a list of some of the Black Friday Chromebook deals.

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HP Chromebook X2 can be had for $100 off at Best Buy: $499 for the detachable tablet

While you could drop $799 on a Google Pixel Slate, it may make more sense to nab the HP Chromebook X2 on sale for $499 with the included keyboard and pen.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: Dethroning the Google Pixelbook

With newer, more powerful processors, extra screen real estate and a lower price point than the Pixelbook, Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 is ideal for power users or enterprise customers, minus a few small nits.

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