Microsoft tries to expel Chromebooks from schools with Intune app and low-cost PCs

For years, Apple Macs dominated the classroom. Then Chromebooks took over. Now, Microsoft is once again pushing for kids to learn via new, cheap Windows 10 PCs, managed by a new Intune application designed specifically for education. Chromebooks aren’t much more than web browsers built on top of a bare-bones OS. That can be a … Read more

Chromebooks may add fingerprint scanning, following Android and Windows

Google appears to be planning some added security for upcoming Chromebooks. The company’s Chromium code repository mentions a fingerprint sensor for Chrome OS, as first spotted by Chrome Unboxed. Led by Apple, Samsung, and others, fingerprint sensors are currently the most popular—not to mention fastest—method of biometric authentication. Windows 10 PCs also use biometric authentication … Read more

How to control your privacy in Chromebooks vs. Windows 10

Both Chrome OS and Windows 10 help themselves to similar usage data by default, but in different ways. COMMENTS Jared Newman | @onejarednewman PCWorld Sep 6, 2016 3:00 AM When it comes to privacy, both Google’s Chrome OS and Microsoft’s Windows 10 take an “opt-out” stance. By default, both platforms collect a variety of data … Read more

Older Chromebooks may not get the Play keep, despite the fact that they’re able to run Android apps

Chromebooks recently beat out Macs in terms of shipments, in step with one analyst company. Now itseems Google has a plan to turn that feat into an ongoing income streak: Android apps. lots and masses of Android apps. because the employer announced all through Google I/O 2016, Google plans to carry the complete Playsave—Google’s repository … Read more

Chromebooks,surge,beyond,Macs,in,the,U.S.,for,the,primary,time

t may also have taken nearly five years, but it’s finally professional: Chromebooks aren’t any funny story.more Google-powered laptops shipped than Macs within the U.S. for the duration of the primary threemonths of 2016, IDC marketplace analyst Linn Huang recently informed The Verge. (Disclosure: IDC and PCWorld are both owned by using global statistics group, … Read more