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Microsoft may launch a dual-screen, foldable Surface that runs Android apps and iCloud

As Samsung and Huawei attempt to re-engineer their foldable phones so that they don't break so easily once they limp to market, we're left with smartphones with tack-on screens, laptops, and convertible or so-called 2-in-1 tablets. Microsoft seems to have mastered the folding aspect of its hardware with its Surface lineup of PCs, but it may be stretching to produce a new "foldable" tablet that will run, of all things, Android apps.

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In 2019, Google G Suite feels incomplete without a proper graphics editor

This might seem like wishful thinking at best, but hear me out: Google should make a photo editor. I'm not talking about the simple crop-and-filter tools built into Google Photos, but a "real" raster graphics editor with layers and more flexibility, not just to enhance the already great camera chops of the company's Pixel phones, but to help with modern productivity. The nature of work has been changing since the productivity side of G Suite — Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive — landed back in 2012, and in 2019 many modern workflows can't be completed without graphics or photo editing.

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Chromebook volume buttons will finally match device screen orientation

One annoying quirk with 2-in-1 Chromebooks (and Chrome OS tablets) has been with how volume controls work. The volume up/down buttons always stay in the same position, even if you flip the device around for example, when I used to have my Asus C302 in tablet mode, pressing where the volume up button should be actually turned the sound level down. Thankfully, this papercut is close to going away forever.

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Google just killed our dreams of dual-booting Windows on Chromebooks

Any sliver of hope Chromebook owners had for being able to dual-boot into Chrome OS and Windows has, well, flown out the window. The initiative behind this feature, dubbed "Alt OS" in the Chromium Gerrit, has been deprecated according to a recent commit.

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Chrome OS 74 hits the stable branch, brings audio output support for Linux apps and more

A new Chrome OS stable version is always fun. This is v74, which brings with it, among other things, audio output support for Linux applications (yay) and USB camera support for the Android Camera app. You can find the full changelog below.

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Google Assistant buttons may come to more Chromebooks and accessories soon

Google Assistant is everywhere from phones to laptops, headphones to TVs, and even future gaming controllers. Chrome OS brought the assistant right to the operating system, though the feature is still considered "experimental." It could soon be easier to use, though, as the company's working to enable push-button access from keyboards and other accessories.

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Get a Core m3 Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 for $450 ($150 off)

Samsung's Chromebook Plus is a pretty competent little machine, with a slim form factor, solid construction, and decent specs — especially on the Intel Core m3 variant. It usually goes for $600, but it's currently on sale for a hefty $150 off at Amazon.

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Amazon has the ASUS Chromebook C523NA for $210 ($60 off)

Chromebooks are everywhere nowadays it seems, with many options to fit most needs. If you're a fan of larger laptops with those bigger screens, but don't want to pay much, then you may want to consider this deal. Amazon is currently offering the Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook for the low price of $209.99.

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Acer announces the all-aluminum Chromebook 714 and 715

Acer has unveiled a pair of new Chromebooks in New York today. Both devices have anodized aluminum frames and STD-810G. The style and feature set of the Chromebook 714 (above) and 715 are clearly aimed at businesses. The larger of the two even sports an honest-to-goodness number pad.

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Google beta testing Android phones as a new Bluetooth-based two-step verification key

The success of two-step verification processes is prone to two factors: security and convenience. Maybe you, the average person, want to keep all your personal data online safe and sound, but buying a $50 dongle that serves no other purpose than to be a key to a very specific lock doesn't make sense for you. Google has you covered now as it is beta testing a way for your Android phone to be that key to all of your Google account information on your desktop or laptop.

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