The best home and travel accessory for my Pixel Slate is this USB-C hub

Instead of packing numerous power bricks to charge my smartwatch, phone, and Kindle at CES, I only took a few USB cords and the Pixel Slate charger because of one accessory: A USB Type-C hub.

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Chrome OS 72 Dev Channel adds tablet site option to view mobile versions of web pages

The mobile-friendly web page option for Chrome tablets is available in the Chrome OS 72 Dev Channel. Here’s how to enable and use it, although if you have a large-screened slate, you might not ever need it.

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Need a task manager that integrates with Gmail on your Chromebook? Try Any.do

Need a smart task manager to get things done? Any.do has long been a favorite of mine but its even better now on a Chromebook thanks to a Gmail integration that creates tasks from your messages.

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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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Virtual desktop workspaces and mobile website views coming to Chromebooks and Chrome tablets

Here’s why larger screened Chrome OS devices will benefit from virtual desktop workspaces while Chrome tablets with small screens will have a better web experience with mobile versions of sites.

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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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Chrome OS “Share with Linux” feature will make it easier to install Debian apps in Crostini

Building off the upcoming “Share with Linux” functionality in the Chrome OS Files app, a new feature will allow you to install Debian packages on a Chromebook without having to first copy them over to Linux.

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Project Crostini to get Google Drive, Team Drives, Computer sharing with Linux on Chromebooks

The Linux container on Chromebooks is getting a broad range of shared access to data on your Google Drive and removable media directly through the Chrome OS Files app.

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Video edits on a Chromebook? Adobe Premiere Rush CC could bring it

Adobe debuted a nice looking video editor for iOS in its Adobe Premiere Rush CC product this week and said it will bring the toolset to Android in 2019. Depending on the implementation, it could bring simple video edits to Chromebooks.

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Project Crostini getting simple Linux app uninstall function from launcher icons

Chrome OS will make it easy to uninstall Linux apps from a Crostini container with a new right-click option on the application launcher icon. Of course, you’ll still have the ability to use the CLI for package uninstalls as well.

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Chrome OS will show Debian package details when installing in the Files app

The native Chrome OS Files app makes it easy to install Linux packages but it’s a little bare-bones. A helpful new feature will show package information on your Chromebook before clicking that Install button.

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