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Chromebooks now being utilized by 22% of K-12 US school districts

Chromebooks now being utilized by 22% of K-12 US school districts

Google's Chromebooks are now being used in 22-percent of all K through 12 school districts in the United States, according to Google's Vice President of Product Management for Chromebook Caesar Sengupta. Likewise, Chromebooks now represent 3-percent of the back to school PC market share, having achieved that figure in a one year time span, something the VP is reportedly happy with.

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Google launches a new Chrome browser for iOS 7

Google launches a new Chrome browser for iOS 7

With the launch of Apple's new iOS 7 operating system, Google has announced the launch of a new version of its Chrome browser specifically for users of the new Apple OS. Google says on the Chrome Blog that users will notice the new design for Chrome on iOS 7 including improvements to the full-screen experience for iPad users.

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Chrome data compression feature expanded to cover more iOS users

Chrome data compression feature expanded to cover more iOS users

iOS users who prefer to use the Chrome browser on their devices may soon be getting an invite to try a new feature that is being expanded to cover more users. The Chrome data compression feature has been around for some users for a while and Google has announced that it is now inviting more users to try the feature. Google is reportedly showing notifications to more iPhone and iPad users about the availability of the feature now.

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Chrome for iOS learns two-step questions

Chrome for iOS learns two-step questions

Earlier this year Google enhanced the voice recognition search system embedded in the Chrome web browser for desktop machines so that it'd understand pronouns - then this ability came to Android, and now it heads to iOS. What this means for this week's update of Chrome (version 29, that is), is that you'll be able to tap the microphone icon and ask one question, then ask a question immediately following the first assuming Google remembers what you've just asked.

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Evernote Web Clipper 6 for Chrome now available

Evernote Web Clipper 6 for Chrome now available

Evernote has rolled out the next update for its Web Clipper for Chrome, an extension that allows Evernote users to clip content from the web from a plug-in, then choosing to make edits to it if desired before sending it to their Evernote account or off to a social network of some sort. For those who already have the extension, the update will install automatically.

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Chrome OS expands with ASUS and Toshiba: Acer, HP also onboard with Haswell

Chrome OS expands with ASUS and Toshiba: Acer, HP also onboard with Haswell

This week the folks at Google have successfully teamed up with ASUS and Toshiba to make the number of top-tier manufacturers working with Chrome OS reach a cool six. New products announced this week with Intel's 4th Generation Haswell processor technology (so far) include a new ASUS Chromebox, an unnamed Toshiba Chromebook, HP Chromebook14, and another new Acer Chromebook. This relative gush of devices is a good sign that Google's prediction of the long-lasting nature of Chrome OS, the web-based OS, will be around for the foreseeable future.

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Haswell Chromebooks claim 2x battery life of previous generation

Haswell Chromebooks claim 2x battery life of previous generation

There can be little doubt that the low-cost computer universe has begun to accept Chrome OS into its life, especially given today's confirmation by Intel that a new generation of Chromebooks will be working with Haswell. This is Intel's 4th Generation core technology, and as Intel and Google have made clear, it's expected that this line of products will bring both a measure of increased performance and an improvement on battery life by more than 2x previous generations.

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Chrome Apps go near-native on Windows and Chrome OS

Chrome Apps go near-native on Windows and Chrome OS

Chrome is celebrating its fifth birthday today, and amidst the fan fare is a new announcement: Chrome Apps have gone (near) native on Windows and Chrome OS, gaining a launcher and allowing for use on desktops in the same way apps are used on a tablet or smartphone. The "new breed of Chrome Apps" are available now, with Google promising Linux and Mac support soon.

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Chromecast iOS setup app arrives in the App Store

Chromecast iOS setup app arrives in the App Store

Google may have released the Chromecast with support for Android and iOS, however it wasn't until today that a setup app arrived in the iTunes App Store. This didn't mean that iOS users were left waiting for the app, but it should make the setup process a bit easier for some. If nothing else, it means iOS users will no longer need a web browser to get the Chromecast up and running on their home network.

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