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A podcast dedicated to everyday Chrome users. Get the latest tips, news, and reviews on all things Google Chrome. Do you have a Chromebook, or do you use the Chrome browser? Then this is the podcast to keep you in the know. Come join us on the next episode of Practical Chrome podcast.

A podcast dedicated to everyday Chrome users. Get the latest tips, news, and reviews on all things Google Chrome. Do you have a Chromebook, or do you use the Chrome browser? Then this is the podcast to keep you in the know. Come join us on the next episode of Practical Chrome podcast.
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A podcast dedicated to everyday Chrome users. Get the latest tips, news, and reviews on all things Google Chrome. Do you have a Chromebook, or do you use the Chrome browser? Then this is the podcast to keep you in the know. Come join us on the next episode of Practical Chrome podcast.




We are moving!

Those of you that tuned into our most recent episode will already know that Practical Chrome will soon be replaced with +Chromebooks Today. We're happy to announce that we've put together a pre-roll episode that helps to explain the transition in more detail. You can also subscribe to our brand new MP3 feed (which we promise will remain active this time!) by visiting our landing page at http:


Develop on a Chromebook

Do you develop software? Can you do it on a Chromebook? We take a look at how and why you might want to develop on a Chromebook. We will take a look at some online IDEs and also see what else you can do. The Web Starter Kit might just be the beginning! Also in the news Disney is now on Chromecast, and Dropbox is coming to your Chromebook! Video URL:


Lenovo N20p Chromebook

Lenovo officially sets it sights on the consumer market with the touchable and convertible N20p. With industry leading enterprise computers, can Lenovo produce a low end Chromebook? They have produced expensive heavy duty Thinkpads like the x31 and the new 11e for the education market, but with this model they are more Chromebook like. Inexpensive, light, good battery life, but with


After the Last Bell: Privacy Questions Regarding School Issued Chromebooks

Where is the line between privacy and safety when it comes to kids and schools? Should they monitor a child's computer at all times, even when not in school? Should they be able to activate the microphone and/or camera at any time? We will debate this issue and how extensions from companies selling administrative software allow this type of tracking in Chromebooks. Video URL: http://


Buy a Chromebook for School

Don't let them fool you, Chromebooks might just be the exact computer you are looking for when it comes to back to school shopping. With awesome deals available on the most popular models we will highlight some of the reasons Chromebooks are the choice for a laptop purchase right now. Also in the new Acer reveals a new breed of ARM based Chromebook, Senkatel gets into the education


The Idea of Chrome OS

We have had many operating systems since the time of the computer began. From DOS to Windows, Mac OS to OS X, users have come to know and love some trusted friends. So why Chrome OS, what is the reason? Do we need another OS, a different kind of OS? We tackle this exciting subject with special guest Ara Wagoner on this episode of Practical Chrome. Video URL:


Croutons & Bitcoin Part 2 - Practical Chrome 32

In part 2 of the crouton challenge, we find out how John, Craig and James fared. How difficult was each install? Were any Chromebooks harmed in the process? In the end what were the pros and cons of sideloading/dual booting another linux distro on a Chrome OS device? Also in the news we wish the Chromecast a happy birthday, Free Chromecasts with more free stuff… and Chrome Beta for


Croutons & Bitcoin Part 1 - Practical Chrome 31

A few brave tech savvy folks have installed another distribution of Linux next to Chrome OS, but why? In the first of a two part episode we will go over the details of what, why and how users install another Linux on their Chromebooks. We will go over the steps that we are going to follow before returning next week to report on how it all works. Also in the news Dell is now taking


The Pinnacle of Native Client - Practical Chrome 29

This week on Practical Chrome we look at and try and understand Native Client vs HTML5 when it comes to Chrome Apps. One is using only web based languages such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript while the other is using much lower level languages like C that we see on Windows and MAC computers. What does this mean to us? Video URL: Audio Download: mp3 | Subscribe:


Google I/O 2014 Post-show - Practical Chrome 28

This week on Practical Chrome we jump into all the Google I/O happenings. Will Android and Chrome OS join hands and sing or will a merger just be skin deep? What about Chromecast did it get some love? Also it appears that Google Docs would like a Word regarding your document format habits. Then in the news Acer reveals a intel i3 Chromebook, CTL enters the Chromebook fray and legacy apps


I Need a Shoulder - Practical Chrome 25

This week on Practical Chrome we find a shoulder to lean on. What communities are out there for support? What type of support does Google offer for Chrome? Is it easy to find? We have explored the web and will let you know what we found, and what you need to know. Also in the news international soccer on your Chromecast, easy email encryption for the masses, and VLC gives chromecast a big hug


Nine Tenths of the Law - Practical Chrome 24

This week on Practical Chrome we talk about what you own, and what is good for you, when it comes to your apps. Last week Google disabled an app that held users valuable data without asking, and we ask the question: Is this my app or are you just letting me use it? Most OS manufacturers are going this route. What say you? Video URL: Audio Download:mp3 |


HP 14 Chromebook - Practical Chrome 23

This week on Practical Chrome we take a deep look at the HP 14 Chromebook. With 4GB or ram, an Intel Celeron processor and a 14 inch screen, this large, powerful and colorful Chromebook might just be a standard bearer. Do you have a question about the HP 14 or the 11? Please send them in and we will answer them on air. Video URL: Audio Download:mp3 |


Q and A Spring 2014 - Practical Chrome 22

This week we read and take your questions live on the air. Do you have a question about your Chromebook or Chrome browser? Then send it to us and we will answer it live on the broadcast. You can reach us via the contact link at the top of, @PracticalChrome on Twitter or in the comments section on the G+ event page. Also in the news Chrome App integration in MACs goes


If You Can, Snagit - Practical Chrome 21

On this episode of Practical Chrome we interview a few members of the team from TechSmith that created Snagit for Chrome. We will discuss with Kelly Rush and Randy Schott, SnagIt’s journey from an awesome Windows app to a, cannot live without, Chrome based screencasting powerhouse. Also in the news we Bing in Chrome OS and info on the Google and Intel event that happened. Plus how is the


Scuttlebutt - Practical Chrome 20

On the episode of Practical Chromewe dive into the Scuttlebutt of it all. There have been a few big stories recently around G+, new Chromebooks from ASUS, Acer, and Samsung. Also there have been some big applications hitting the Chrome Web Store. We bring it all to you and more on this broadcast! Finally we also find out 'What's in the Box!' that just came in from Mountain View. Video


The New Age Of Ascension - Practical Chrome 19

This week on+Practical Chromewe interview+James Niesewand, CEO and lead Game Designer at+IllyriadGames. The web is dramatically changing, with new technologies and standards being developed every day. We will discuss how+Illyriadis paving the future of the web with their new game+Age Of Ascent. Video URL: Audio Download:mp3 |Subscribe:MP3- iTunes


Stand And Deliver - Practical Chrome 18

This week on+Practical ChromeEducation IT Coordinator, and fellow podcaster,+Bjorn Behrendtjoins us to discuss Chrome in education. With so many school districts starting to use Chrome we talk to Bjorn about these transitions and how it all works. Also in the news this week the video debuting the new+LenovoYoga Laptop Chromebook for education just came out, and it is neat. That and so


Calling All Gamers - Practical Chrome 17

!-- main post image -- !-- episode summary text -- Tonight on +Practical Chromewe discuss why Chrome, Chrome OS, and modern browser gaming is getting better and better. Did you know there are already some killer games out there? We will also look into the future where browsers will not just be looking at the web but putting you in it! Also in the news Chrome Remote to Desktop


Time To Change Your eXPerience - Practical Chrome 16

!-- main post image -- !-- episode summary text -- On this episode of Practical Chrome we discuss why Chrome OS is a great choice for users leaving the grand old OS Windows XP. XP was, and still is, a great OS that brought most of us into the 20th century. With Microsoft finally sunsetting support and patching for this 15 year old OS, users will have to make a choice. Also in the


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