Raspberry Pi 3 Android AOSP

$35 Raspberry Pi 3 might soon run Google’s Android

By on May 26, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

$35 Raspberry Pi 3 might soon run Google’s Android

Running Android on $35 Raspberry Pi 3 computers might soon happen, and not because a clever developer managed to come up with an Android build for the ultra-affordable computer. It’s Google that’s actively looking into turning Raspberry Pi computers into devices that can run Android. More →

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MacBook Pro Redesign

Apple’s next MacBook Pro will be like nothing we’ve ever seen

By on May 24, 2016 at 8:59 AM.

Apple’s next MacBook Pro will be like nothing we’ve ever seen

While the bulk of Apple’s laptop updates in recent years have been relatively incremental in nature, Tim Cook and co. have plans to really shake things up in 2016. According to a new research report from reputed analyst Mink Chi-Kuo, Apple later this year is planning to release what may prove to be its biggest MacBook Pro update in history.

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2016 Retina MacBook Air Pro Release Date

Top Apple insider says new 13-inch Retina MacBook will kill the MacBook Air line

By on May 24, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Top Apple insider says new 13-inch Retina MacBook will kill the MacBook Air line

We recently heard that the MacBook Air line may have reached its end of line and a new report seems to reinforce that idea. A top Apple insider who’s usually accurate in his predictions regarding unreleased Apple hardware says that the Retina MacBook line will slowly replace the MacBook Air in the near future. More →

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Chromebook Sales Better Than Macbooks

While no one was looking, Chromebooks became surprisingly popular

By on May 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

While no one was looking, Chromebooks became surprisingly popular

For me, Chromebooks have always existed like flossing: I’m aware of it as a concept, and I know it’s a big part of some people’s lives, but I had mentally dismissed Chromebooks as a Windows Phone-esque oddity.

But while I wasn’t paying attention, Chromebooks have started outselling Macbooks in the US.

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Acer Chromebook Price

Acer Chromebook drops to $164 in limited-time Amazon sale

By on May 19, 2016 at 4:15 PM.

Acer Chromebook drops to $164 in limited-time Amazon sale

Computers powered by Google’s Chrome operating system are common enough now that you already know the story. Chrome OS is just as capable and versatile as Windows but it’s available on computers at a fraction of the price. If you’re looking for a solid laptop for light work, streaming media and web browsing, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Acer C720-2103 Chromebook is just what the doctor ordered. And from now through the end of the day on Saturday, May 21, it’s just $164 with free shipping on Amazon. More →

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Android App Google Play Chrome OS

Google is bringing Android apps and the Google Play store to Chrome OS

By on May 19, 2016 at 2:54 PM.

Google is bringing Android apps and the Google Play store to Chrome OS

The keynote for Google I/O 2016 was jam-packed with exciting announcements and unexpected reveals, but even with two hours at their disposal, the executives and developers at Google still weren’t able to share everything.

One huge announcement that didn’t make the cut: Google Play and Android apps are coming to Chrome OS later this year.

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Cheap Chromebook Laptop

Amazon sale offers Chrome computers starting at just $197

By on May 18, 2016 at 1:03 PM.

Amazon sale offers Chrome computers starting at just $197

If you’re looking for a new laptop or desktop computer for light work, web browsing and streaming movies and TV shows, you can save a ton of money by picking up a Chrome computer instead of a Windows machine. PCs powered by Google’s Chrome OS are just as capable as Windows computers these days, and you won’t believe what kind of value you’ll get when you forego Windows.

From now through the end of the day on Saturday, May 21, Amazon is offering solid prices on two different Chrome laptops and one desktop computer. More →

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Printer Ink Refill Kits

Brother just released a $299 printer that won’t run out of ink for 2 years

By on May 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM.

Brother just released a $299 printer that won’t run out of ink for 2 years

It’s crazy to think how reliant we still are on printed documents in the digital age. Crazier still is the fact that people continue to spend a small fortune on printer ink. We recently told readers how to save 90% or even more when buying replacement ink cartridges for your printer, and we received a tremendous amount of positive feedback after running that article. But that strategy doesn’t address the second printer pain point that follows closely behind the cost of ink: The frequency with which people need to purchase ink refills.

Brother recently launched a series of “INKvestment” printers that pack longer-lasting ink cartridges, and now the company is pushing things a step further by adding two new affordable models that start at just $199. More →

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Cheap Windows 10 Laptop

If you’ve been looking for a Windows 10 2-in-1, your search is over

By on May 17, 2016 at 8:38 PM.

If you’ve been looking for a Windows 10 2-in-1, your search is over

Sometimes you have work to do and there’s no better machine for productivity than a laptop computer. But other times you want the keyboard to get out of the way so you can manipulate things on a touchscreen, and in those cases a tablet is definitely the way to go. Of course, you can also enjoy the best of both worlds by purchasing a laptop-tablet hybrid, and the HP Pavilion 13-s128nr x360 13.3-Inch Full-HD 2-in-1 Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) with Windows 10 might just be the best in the business when it comes to bang for your buck. More →

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How to Fix Windows Automatic Updates

Windows has finally fixed its awful auto-update system

By on May 13, 2016 at 11:47 AM.

Windows has finally fixed its awful auto-update system

Anyone who’s used a Windows PC for more than 20 minutes has probably run into the scheduled updater. This evil snippet of code will, on occasion, forcibly restart your PC, no matter how urgent a piece of work might be.

In the latest beta version of Windows 10, Microsoft has revealed how it will fix the auto-install with a new feature called “Active Hours.” It still doesn’t allow you to turn off auto-install — Microsoft is determined that you stay up to date — but it does the next best thing.

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AOC Remix Android All-in-One

Meet the first all-in-one Windows-style desktop that runs Android

By on May 12, 2016 at 6:07 PM.

Meet the first all-in-one Windows-style desktop that runs Android

Hardcore Android fans already know what Jide is. It’s the company behind Remix OS, the Windows-style Android operating system that can be installed on any computer, regardless what OS it runs. In addition to offering its desktop Android reboot free of charge to anyone looking for Android on their computer, the company has introduced Remix OS devices of its own in the past. Now, Jide has partnered with AOC to launch a standalone all-in-one PC that runs Android out of the box. More →

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LG Chromebase Price

Chromebase all-in-one PC helps you let go of Windows for $226

By on May 12, 2016 at 4:31 PM.

Chromebase all-in-one PC helps you let go of Windows for $226

Windows is a fantastic operating system and so is OS X, but Microsoft and Apple no longer have a duopoly when it comes to desktop operating systems. If you haven’t yet given Google’s Chrome OS a try, you’re really missing out. It’s lightweight and fast, and it’s better suited for fun and work than you can even imagine. And best of all, perhaps, it offers an insane bang-for-your-buck factor.

Case in point: The LG ChromeBase 22CV241-W 22-Inch All-in-One Cloud Desktop is just $226.00 with free shipping right now on Amazon. More →

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