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4 ways Chrome's Safe Browsing protects you from devious Internet dangers

Google Chrome protects against many threats online. Here's a breakdown of some of the biggest threats.

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Want a Chrome tablet? CTL's new Chromebook features a flip screen

CTL's new J5 Rugged Convertible Chromebook can be a laptop or a tablet, and it starts at just US$249.

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Review: 2 low-cost Windows 10 laptops challenge the Chromebooks

Two $200 systems from Lenovo and HP offer travelers a lightweight and low-cost way to work with Windows apps on the road.

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Chromebooks are siphoning market share from Windows PCs

Shipment of PCs with Google's Chrome OS are growing at the expense of Windows laptops and desktops, despite the PC market being in its biggest slump since 2008.

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Google to boost compression performance in Chrome 49

Google has announced that a new in-house compression algorithm, dubbed "Brotli," will soon be added to Chrome to speed up page loading times and reduce data consumption on mobile.

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Desktop Linux starts 2016 with a bang thanks to Acer and Chrome OS

Acer announces two Chrome OS powered devices at CES, Las Vegas.

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11 predictions for Linux in 2016

The Linux world changed a lot in 2015. Will the momentum continue?

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IT execs excited (but cautious) about merger of mobile, desktop OSes

Apple, Google and Microsoft each take a different approach to mobile- and desktop-platform convergence, but the eventual mergers seem inevitable, and some CIOs say the changes represent an opportunity for IT.

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8 facts that explain Google's complex situation with Chrome OS

This explainer puts Android and the Chrome OS into perspective and shows why these Linux derivatives will both come together and remain separate.

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Chrome OS is here to stay, Google blog emphatically states

Google further clarified its position on the future of the Chrome and Android operating systems on Monday, saying Google is bringing together the best of both but has no plans to phase out the Chrome OS.

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Chrome user share swells to record 31%

Chrome in October reached another major milestone in user share as Internet Explorer and Firefox again shed fans at ruinous rates.

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Senior exec says Alphabet remains ‘committed’ to Chrome OS

This may be a trial balloon to see industry response to the notion of combining Android and Chrome into one OS -- and analysts said it would be a good move for several reasons.

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OS X El Capitan: Remove unwanted Google Chrome apps from Launchpad

Google's Chrome browser also installs unwanted applications in OS X's Launchpad. Here's how to get rid of them.

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Review: 6 Chrome extensions let you track your Gmail

Want to know if that important email was actually read -- or ignored? These six Chrome extensions let you track your Gmail.

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Chrome 45 curbs the browser's voracious memory appetite, puts Flash on a leash

Chrome 45 is a good step forward for Chrome users who are driven nuts by the amount of memory the browser takes up.

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Cheap and convertible Chromebooks debut at IFA: Lenovo’s 100S, Acer’s R 11

Lenovo’s Chromebook 100S costs just $179. The R 11’s 360-degree hinge makes it Acer's most versatile model yet.

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Chrome nears 30% user share milestone as it assimilates declines by IE, Firefox

Google's Chrome browser in August came within sight of the 30% user share milestone, and looks likely to continue growing for the foreseeable future.

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Chrome muzzles auto-play audio

Chrome will soon automatically silence any auto-played audio until that tab is explicitly brought to the foreground.

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