Google Chromecast’s simple press-and-stream system has garnered many fans since it’s initial launch. But although the streaming device has built-in apps for just about anything you’d want to stream, one of its only real omissions is the lack of Amazon Instant Video support for streaming the best Amazon films and TV series. Never fear: If you’re a Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra owner, you don’t need to buy a Fire Cube or Fire TV Stick to get Amazon Instant Video on your television. In fact, you don’t need anything else at all. Here’s how to get Amazon’s best video content onto your TV without paying an extra dime. What you’ll need This guide assumes that you already use a Chromecast or Android TV device and have it connected to your television and local network. You’ll also need a computer connected to the same network. Either Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X is fine, but you’ll need to use Google’s Chrome … [Read more...] about Watch Amazon Video on your Chromecast — no Fire TV Stick needed
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Acer has taken the wraps off the world’s first 15-inch, 2-in-1 Chromebook, the Spin 15. It’s the first large-screened Chromebook that can adapt to different usage scenarios – from typing up spreadsheets to converting into a tablet to watch YouTube videos on.We’ve spent some time with the Spin 15 during Acer’s annual keynote event in New York City, and it certainly is a great pick for anyone looking big laptop that can last for the long haul.Pricing and availabilityThe Acer Chromebook Spin 15 starts at $449 or £499 when it lands in stores and online this July.Acer also teased a 13-inch version of the device, the first-ever Chromebook with Intel's 8th generation processors inside, aimed for business use. However, Acer has yet to reveal pricing and availability.Image 1 of 7Image 2 of 7Image 3 of 7Image 4 of 7Image 5 of 7Image 6 of 7Image 7 of 7Design and displayThe Chromebook Spin 15 sports a fabric-like, textured aluminium lid, but sadly that … [Read more...] about Hands on: Acer Chromebook Spin 15 review
As excellent of a device as the Pixelbook is, there's one thing it doesn't have – a 4K display. In fact, there's never been a Chromebook with a screen resolution that crisp. As disappointing as that's been over the years, our luck is finally turning around. Originally spotted by Redditor -nbsp-, a commit in the Chromium Gerrit references a device called "Atlas." Atlas is expected to be an upcoming Chromebook, and it's listed in the Gerrit as having a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (aka, 4K). Unfortunately, aside from that, there's not much else to see. We know don't what processor Atlas will have, what it'll look like, when it'll be released, or even which company is making it. All we know is that it'll have a 4K screen, but I'm sure for some of you that'll be reason enough on its own to get excited. I personally don't have any issue with the 2400 x 1600 panel on the Pixelbook, but there's no doubt that having those extra pixels would certainly be nice for watching videos … [Read more...] about ‘Atlas’ may be the world’s first Chromebook with a 4K display
About midway through the March 27 on-stage presentation introducing the new 2018 iPad, Greg Joswiak, Apple's VP of iOS, iPad and iPhone Product Marketing started talking about a software feature called Shared iPad. "Shared iPad allows a student to pick up any iPad off the school cart, tap on their name and once they log in, that iPad becomes their own. With their own apps, their own books and their own documents, ready to go." "Awesome," I thought. Finally, Apple was introducing multi-user support to the iPad. That would bring Apple into parity with Google, which has had multi-user support on its Android tablets since 2012, and phones since 2014. Easy multi-user support -- where any student can login to any Chromebook with their Gmail address -- is one reason Google dominates the education market, and Apple's education-themed event was addressing that issue straight on. For classrooms where the students outnumber the available tablets or laptops, it's essential. But here's … [Read more...] about Hey Apple, I want multi-user accounts on my iPhone and iPad now!
Article Contents1 Specs2 Design3 Keyboard and touchpad4 Display5 Performance6 Battery life7 Software8 Conclusion I've never been a fan of buying expensive laptops, even once I could actually afford them. Just like with smartphones, there's a certain point where the added features can't justify the $1,000+ prices, unless you are doing heavy productivity or gaming. My first laptop was the ASUS Eee PC 1001PXD netbook, which I was pretty happy with at the time (now the 1024x600 screen sounds atrocious), but the casing eventually started to crack apart. I later switched to the original Dell Chromebook 13, but the limitations of the browser-only environment were too much to bear, so I bought a Surface Pro 2. The Surface Pro ended up having a pretty terrible battery life, so I bought a Dell Latitude 3340, which was fine - until I started working for Android Police. The 1366x768 display didn't give me much real estate for writing and researching posts, and the bulky design didn't help … [Read more...] about ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 long-term review: The laptop that brought me back to Chrome OS