The power of cloud.
It looks like the war between Microsoft and Google is about to intensify. According to the latest report, the search giant has partnered with VMware to bring traditional desktop applications to Chromebook machines.
While it’s not a native nor ideal solution, VMware’s Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution will give customers a good enough reason to at least consider getting one.
Spicing things up.
Now here’s an interesting turn of events. While everyone thought that Satay Nadalle was pretty much affirmative for the next CEO, SiliconAngle reports that there is another, external, candidate: Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Chrome and Apps.
He has joined Google in 2004 and has worked on projects Chrome OS, Google Chrome and Google Drive. According to Dave Vellante, the chief analyst at Wikibon, “Microsoft could really move the ball down the field with Sundar Pichai in creating a new open operating system model for cloud, mobile, and social. The market has been looking for a CEO who can balance the role of leading the enterprise transformation while keeping that consumer momentum with xBox and reboot mobile. Pichai is the total package of technology leadership and business acumen.”
Here come the hybrid apps.
It looks like Microsoft and Apple are not the only ones that think about the unification. According to the latest report, Google is working on a toolkit, which will help developers to create Chrome apps for their own Android platform as well as iOS.
The main difference between Android and Chrome apps is that later are built for the web by default and Google is using Apache Cordova (a core of PhoneGap) to accomplish their goals.
You just got Scroogled.
Either Microsoft has too much cash or they feel threatened by the (possibly) rising Chromebook demand. In its latest video, the software giant goes to show you how Google is using your data to make cash, why these laptops are bricks and why it’s not worth anything.
Check it out:
It looks like Google’s Pixel won’t be the only Chromebook that has a touchscreen. Today, Acer has announced C720P, an 11.6 inch laptop running on Celeron 2955U CPU, 32 GB SSD and 2GB RAM.
However, unlike Chrome Pixel, it won’t cost you a fortune. In fact, it’s only $299 and with a reported battery life of 7.5 hours.
So when is it coming? As soon as early December, which is next week!
Just a drop in the sea.
Back in 2012, Google was caught tracking Safari users through a loophole, which caused some stir in the community. Now, it looks like the search giant’s actions were not left unpunished.
According to the recent report, Google will have to pay $17 million to settle, which is less than a pocketchange for the company. While they did not admit doing anything wrong, search giant’s spokesman said that they have “taken steps to remove the ad cookies, which collected no personal information, from Apple’s browsers.”
If you’ve been wanting to pick one of the HP Chromebooks later this month then don’t hold your breath. Why? Turns out, they were removed from the Best Buy and Amazon stores because of a number of user complaints about the overheating chargers that cause the damage.
In the meantime, HP advised not to use the original chargers that came with a product and rely on micro USB chargers instead.
Can you feel the teenager excitement in the air?
Now here’s something for the Chromebook crowd. Today, Google has announced a new beta build of Chrome OS, which includes a new, family friendly feature called “Supervised users”.
Recently, we learned that Google is working on its own cookie alternative and now, it looks like it’s not the only one.
According to AdAge, Microsoft is too developing a similar technology, which would track users across PCs, tablets, smartphones and even Xbox. The replacement itself is basically a device identifier, which means that you could opt in or opt out of such service. Unlike now, where any company can collect data, such technology would make Microsoft directly responsible for your data, be it for better or worse.