Chromebook News & Analysis
| Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
Recent Chromebooks have been high-end affairs to attract the technorati, but HP's latest offering is firmly at the budget, experimental or student crowd with a modest specification and fun looks for under $280.
| Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
Chrome Office Viewer (Beta)
Some interesting new releases this week in the document management space, not least of which is the new ability offered by Google to open and edit Office documents using Chrome. In other news, Hyland and DocuSign have inked a new partnership, Microsoft has outlined the future roadmap for Yammer with some interesting document capabilities and M-Files has been ISO certified.
| Thursday Feb 21, 2013
Google's new addition to the Chromebook range boosts it way out of the cheap-and-functional category into the Ultrabook class of sexy and desirable. But will that be enough to boost uptake of Google and partner's Chrome-powered devices?.
| Monday Feb 4, 2013
While HP's Pavilion Chromebook is effectively one of Google's low-spec PCs cased in the usual Pavilion stylings, the message to Microsoft is clear, 'You aren't the only game in town.' And with Chromebook sales on the rise, it could be a smart move as Google's OS gains momentum.
| Tuesday Oct 30, 2012
Microsoft shows off Office for Windows Phone 8, Hyland Software announces a new app for Windows 8, and then announces an entire new subsidiary in the UK, while Google makes Docs, Sheets and Slides available for Chromebook. Busy times in the document management industry.
| Monday Oct 22, 2012
The coming week sees all three OS and hardware players hosting major product launches. Will this season's essential holiday purchase be a Mac Mini, a Surface Tablet, an Ultrabook, a Chromebook or an iPad Mini? Whatever happens at least one player is likely to be sorely disappointed.
| Friday Oct 19, 2012
It seems an odd time to launch the updated Chromebook, but at least the price is now right and the styling looks okay for those who are comfortable working in an all-cloud environment.
| Friday Jul 20, 2012
Google records rising profits, but even that isn't enough to keep one of its highest profile employees. While, in the trenches, the Pages API is opened up, Android Jelly Bean goes to phone makers and Google's lawyers continue to bargain around the world.
| Thursday Feb 16, 2012
Ice cream may be the dessert of choice for many, but not a lot are getting their taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, at least when it comes to Android devices. But even with the lackluster performance of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the tablet and smartphone market -- or perhaps due to it -- Google is reportedly planning to release its successor, Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" by the second quarter of this year.
| Thursday Dec 29, 2011
Google fell under new management this year, and the shake up resulted in some heavy changes. A new idea of what legitimate content should look like, a social network that the company refuses to call a social network, and the loss of an experimental playground are just a few. In case you missed a beat, here's a look back at the highlights.
| Tuesday Nov 22, 2011
Google Chromebooks get an operating system interface facelift and lower pricing, just in time for holiday shoppers.
| Monday Oct 24, 2011
In an attempt to attract a wider range of businesses and educational establishments, Google has adjusted its Chromebook subscription model to include an annual payment option.
| Friday Sep 16, 2011
Software tools provider Telerik is attempting to alleviate some of its customers’ fears about the future of Microsoft Windows development. The Seattle giant made it clear, starting on the first day of the BUILD conference, that Metro-style applications are the future, which left many wondering if this meant the demise of .NET, Silverlight and all of the vendor tools that support them.
| Wednesday Aug 31, 2011
Google has recently announced new features that would greatly benefit mobile users -- offline Gmail, Docs and Calendar. Working via a Chrome browser plugin and HTML5, the new offline functionality will let users access messages, documents and appointments even without an active Internet connection.
| Friday Aug 12, 2011
Google's Chromebook launched with much fanfare at Google I/O this May, and since we've seen mixed reviews. But with Google announcing better support for integration conscious and Windows-dependent buyers will Chromebooks now pique the interest of enterprise IT? Let's have a look.