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Running out of space on your Chromebook? Try these tips

16GB isn’t a lot of space. You might need a way to add more. While Chromebooks are mostly cloud-centric machines, there are still quite a few offline packaged apps available. Sometimes, when you have a lot of those installed alongside media like music, video, and pictures, there’s not much room left. Add in Google Drive syncing, and running out of space is a real possibility — especially on the 16GB storage models. There are a few things you can do to help if you ever hit the storage wall. Let’s…

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How to customize your Chromebook launcher

Make your Chromebook look the way you like it with these tips. If you’re using a Chromebook that has Google Play, you might be downloading a bunch of Android apps. If you don’t yet have Google Play on your Chromebook, you’re probably thinking of Android apps you want to install when it comes. With all those apps — and your Chrome apps — you’ll probably want to tidy things up a bit. Here’s how you can do it. Set your wallpaper and choose a theme Like your Android phone, your…

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Best Android Tablets in 2018

Best overall Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 See at Best Buy The two most important things to have in a full-size Android tablet are a great screen and software that uses every inch of it. That’s what makes the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 the best Android tablet. An amazing screen from Samsung is no surprise. The 9.7-inch 2048×1536 Super AMOLED on the Tab S3 carries on the tradition, and it’s simply the best display on a tablet. Android and Samsung mesh to provide a great software experience and the new S…

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Google and Qualcomm are poised to put assistants in all the things

Get ready, because little digital helpers are going to be in a lot of the things you buy next year. You know what I want? I want a microwave oven that has Wi-Fi, a really good speaker, a small touchscreen and Google Assistant. I can make my Hot Pockets while listening to some music, and even tell my little digital buddy to add Pizza Rolls to the shopping list or to turn the heat up a little bit because my feet are cold. And I think I’m going to have…

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Take a break and chat in this weekend’s comments thread

Everything stressful has been postponed until Monday. CES is over, and we all saw a ton of stuff that someone hopes we want to buy. And we might even want to buy some of it, as long as it works as well as the product demo videos show. I get a kick out of the little things that end up on a table or in a booth there. The big stuff from the big names overshadows them, but silly things like tiny sad robots are still fun to see. The…

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Does Google sell your personal data?

The short answer: no. It’s more valuable to them if they keep it for themselves. This is a question (often posed as a fact, but it’s not) we see almost daily. Someone in an article’s comments or on social media will trot out the line about how Google sells your private data and it is evil and so on. That’s usually followed by how another company is better because they don’t collect user information (which is equally wrong, as they all do it) or a bit about you being the…

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