How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being able to see what they see. One app from Google that can help in this situation — it’s been available for Chrome and Chrome OS for a while now — is Chrome Remote Desktop.

Here’s how to use Chrome Remote Desktop to gain remote access to your loved ones’ computers from afar, and help them with those pesky problems…

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Acer Chromebook R11 review: Great laptop, but Chrome OS is questionable in tablet mode

Chromebooks are all the same, but in this case that’s a good thing. The minimum hardware mandated by Google results in an affordable computer that runs a capable operating system. Since its inception six years ago, Chrome OS has been continuously updated with useful features, while in parallel, Google’s services have become immensely powerful and feature-rich for just being web apps.

While Chromebooks with touchscreens are not new, convertible Chrome OS devices are just starting to arrive. The Chromebook R11 is Acer’s first contribution to this field and I try to predominantly use it as a tablet in this review.

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How to watch Trump’s inauguration live on YouTube, Android, Chrome OS, and Android TV

Today is the 2017 Presidential inauguration for President-elect Donald Trump and there are many ways to watch the events unfold live on your Android phone, Chrome OS laptop, or Android TV. On top of live official coverage on Twitter from PBS, there are also live video streams from the big TV broadcasters that are available in Android and Android TV apps as well as through Facebook and various websites if you’re watching on your desktop. There are even some 4K and 360-degree live streams available for all on YouTube. Telemundo will have Spanish coverage. 

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Chrome OS ditching ‘OK Google’ hotword, likely to make way for incoming Google Assistant

We’ve been hearing a ton of new details lately regarding the upcoming launch of Google Assistant on Chrome OS, and recently, more and more moves are being made behind-the-scenes to prepare for the change. Today, it’s been discovered that Google has tossed out the current hotword support on Chromebooks to make way for the Assistant.

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Chrome OS may soon allow for note taking from the lock screen, support styluses w/ buttons

The Chrome OS project is always getting updated, with new code commits happening every day. While most of these are just bug fixes or other improvements to the operating system, sometimes these commits hint at something new coming soon. The latest commits hint at two things: the ability to take notes straight from the lock screen and the ability to detect when a Chrome OS stylus’ button has been pressed…

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