It looks like Google won’t be eating the very low end market share lunch all by itself as Microsoft & HP have announced two new Windows models that aim to compete with the Chrome OS.
First is the HP’s Stream laptop, which comes with an 11.6 inch screen, HD display, a fanless design, Office 365 and the 32GB of storage, all for $199 while the HP Stream 13 (an 13.3 inch version) will cost you $229. There is also another, 14 inch version, which is coming later.
Get access right now, sort of.
Good news for all your Photoshop users out there that are considering buying a Chromebook. Why? Well, it looks like the search giant and Adobe have partnered to bring you the streaming version of Photoshop to your Chromebook and they even integrated Google Drive into it!
What’s the catch? Well, as of now it’s for U.S. based Adobe education customers only that have a paid Creative Cloud membership.
With the recent Opera Developer Preview update, Norwegian browser maker has included a neat new feature, which allows you to share your bookmarks with your family or friends. However, unlike regular bookmark sharing, this feature gives you an option to share the whole folder, which you might find useful in certain situations.
However, before updating, keep in mind that there are a couple of known bugs including scrolling performances issues inside internal pages.
Well, it looks like the PC market is not exactly been bringing profit, at least for some of the OEMs. Following Sony, which discontinued Vaio laptopts, Samsung has announced that they too will be leaving the European market when it comes to Chromebooks and Windows computers.
“We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of laptops including Chromebooks for now. This is specific to the region – and is not necessarily reflective of conditions in other markets,” said a Samsung spokesperson.
Now here’s something pretty awesome if you own one of the Chromebooks.
As revealed by the recent announcement, the search giant, as a part of its App Runtime for Chrome, has brought first few Android apps to the Chromebook near you, and they are:
Duolingo – a fun and free way to learn a new language before your next trip
Evernote – write, collect and find what matters to you, with a full-size keyboard and touchscreen
Sight Words – a delightful way for you to help improve your child’s reading skills
Vine – create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way
With bookmarks and more.
Opera Beta, formerly known as Opera Next, has been updated to the version 25 and it finally brings one of the most requested features: bookmarks, and they will be displayed in a speed dial like fashion (thumbnails instead of text).
In addition to that, there’s a new start page, integrated PDF viewer, web notifications, support for H.264 and MP3 and lastly, a Linux build too!
Opera 25 Beta
We might see the reveal on the 30th of September.
After the recent IE12 features leak, where we learned that Microsoft is working on a new user interface and proper extensions support, here’s what one of the software giant’s insiders, Mary Jo Foley, had to say:
- Internet Explorer 12 is codenamed Spartan