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Considering Chromebooks? Get an insider’s peek at the latest Chrome OS capabilities

Guest blog post by Sheilan Lothian, Director B2B Messaging & Enablement at Corel. The transition to cloud-based working was already well underway when the COVID-19 pandemic kicked it into high gear.    Earlier this year, Google and Parallels partnered to support and streamline this transition with Parallels® Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise, the world’s first software to run Windows … [Read more...]

What Is the Difference Between a Chromebook and a Laptop?

The global market for personal computers in the education sector is expected to grow from US$20.2 billion in 2018 to US$48 billion by 2025, or a 13.31% compound annual growth rate for that period. Microsoft, Google and Apple are among the top-selling device providers for the education sector globally. In the US, Google Chromebooks lead the PC education market, followed by Windows 10 laptops. … [Read more...]

Manage Your Chromebooks with Chromebook Enterprise Enrollment

Chromebook Enterprise Enrollment is the process of enrolling your Chromebook as part of a particular organization. It benefits organizations by enabling administrators to manage Chrome device updates and policies, allow or deny website access, view and configure applications and extensions, and manage Chrome devices with Active Directory from a centralized location.  What Is Enterprise … [Read more...]

Windows 10 On Chromebook With Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise

Chromebooks have become increasingly popular with remote-first companies because they are portable, low-priced and have a super-fast sandboxed OS. However, unlike the Windows OS, you cannot install third-party software or legacy applications—all the applications you use must come from the Google Play Store or Chrome Web Store.  For some third-party applications, though, you can use online … [Read more...]

Chromebook Security: Learn the Basics and Guidelines to Secure Your Organization with Chromebook

Often associated with the education sector, Chromebooks actually make excellent business laptops. The main reason? They’re built to be secure. That means they’re good at protecting sensitive data. This is a must-have in today’s business environments that are besieged constantly with cyber threats.  Learn About Chromebook Security Features  Most regular laptops … [Read more...]

Just released – Parallels® Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise

We are excited to announce that Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise launched today. It is the world’s first software that runs Windows directly on enterprise Chromebooks―enabling full-featured Windows apps including Microsoft Office and proprietary apps―even when there is not an Internet connection. Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise is integrated with Chrome OS and Google … [Read more...]

Lock and Code S1Ep10: Pulling apart the Internet of Things with JP Taggart

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, about the Internet of Things. For years, Internet capabilities have crept into modern consumer products, providing sometimes convenient, sometimes extraneous Internet connectivity. This … [Read more...]

Do Chromebooks need antivirus protection?

The supervisor handed Jim a Chromebook and said: “Take this home with you and use it to send me updates. We want to minimize the number of visits to the office—anything you can do from home helps keep this place safer. When the pandemic is over, I’d like to have it back in one piece, if possible.” Jim is great at his job, but his reputation with technology skills is somewhat lacking. This … [Read more...]

Windows 7 is EOL: What next?

End-of-life (EOL) is an expression commonly used by software vendors to indicate that a product or version of a product has reached the end of usefulness in the eyes of the vendor. Many companies, including Microsoft, announce the EOL dates for their products far in advance. Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer … [Read more...]

A week in security (December 17 – 23)

Last week on Labs we looked at Fuchsia OS as a possible alternative for Android, explained all the reasons why cybercriminals want to hack your phone, discussed a flaw in Twitter form that may have been abused by nation states, gave you a Christmas tech scams roundup, revealed why many online quizzes qualify as phishing scams, gave some tips about safely using those smart speakers you got for … [Read more...]