The LG G3 hype has finally settled and now it’s time to give you some other juicy details. Google is all over the news today, so make sure to check out the few stories we have for you right below.
Remember when Google told us they would block extensions that were not hosted by the Chrome Web Store? This is done for security purposes, as side-loaded extensions can often carry harmful code and adware. Google has finally started carrying out their promise.
Windows users have started being blocked from installing Chrome extensions not hosted by the Web Store. In addition, currently-installed extensions that are not hosted in the Web Store will also be blocked. The user can not re-enable these extensions. Unless they are doing it via enterprise policy or developer mode.
Opinion: I understand how this could become a nuisance to many users. Especially those wo use very specific Chrome extensions that shouldn’t be uploaded to the Chrome Web Store. I have used such extensions for work in the past. I suppose the only options would be to access developer mode or use enterprise policy.
Google Play Music All Access continues to spread throughout the world. Today’s new additions to the list are Denmark and Poland, where users can now easily sign up for Google’s subscription-based cloud music service.
Opinion: Not huge news, but we are sure more than a few of our readers in Denmark and Poland will be glad to hear this!
Chromebooks make for awesome casual laptops. They are fast, reliable, simple and work on the cloud. This means they sync with your online services like a champ! Putting a very light operating system on a good system with an SSD makes for great performance and 7-second boot times. No other desktop operating system can do this.
There are some areas where Chrome OS does fall behind, though – one of them being internal storage. These usually sport 16 GB SSDs, meaning you really can’t store much in them. Lenovo is rumored to be fixing this with the N20 Chromebook.
This laptop is said to come with two storage units: a 16 GB SSD and a 500 GB HDD. This will ensure that you keep your amazing performance (OS would be stored in the SSD) while you are able to have ample storage for all your files.
Opinion: I usually don’t store anything on Chromebooks. All my files live in the cloud… or at least the ones I use with my Chromebook. Some of you may use Chromebooks as your main device, though, in which case it makes total sense to get more internal storage.