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Run Android Apps On Your Chromebook (And Windows, Linux Or Mac)

No one likes to be told what to do, so why should your Chromebook follow the rules? Well, it’ll have to abide but whatever physics dictates, but when it comes to running Android apps, there is a way to convince it (and other operating systems) to play ball, if you’re willing to do a little legwork. Well, fingerwork.


Make Conversions With Google Even Easier With An Equals Sign

I’ve long known that Google will convert between units if you type a query into the search engine (or your browser search bar), such as “50 miles kilometres”. I hadn’t realised that if you simply use an equals sign, Google will make an educated guess at the unit you’re aiming for.


How To Fix Google+ Integration In iOS Apps

A change in policy from Apple has caused problems for developers who want to integrate Google+ into their iOS apps. Here’s how to work around that.


Google Revives My Maps So You Can Create And Share Custom Maps

Today, Google unleashed a new, overhauled version of its well-loved (and little-known) custom maps tool, called My Maps. It’s pretty powerful and cool.


ABC iView For Chromecast Working On iOS, Soon For Android

When the Chromecast streaming dongle from Google officially launched in Australia back in May, we were told that apps to enable easy streaming of the ABC’s excellent iView catch-up service was in development. Looks like that development work is almost done.


Have Clients Review You Online, Not Your Employer

If you’re in a business that meets with clients, consider asking them to review you and not your employer. That way your reviews will travel with you anywhere you go.


Google Now Offers 'Software Removal Tool' For Chrome Malware

Over the last few years, Google has taken progressively sterner steps to keep Chrome, its free-to-download web browser, a bastion of internet security. The most recent step was to lock down extensions, preventing those not sourced from the Chrome Web Store from being installed without jumping through various hoops. Now Google is offering a “Software Removal Tool” to purge unwanted nasties from the browser.


The First Android Apps Are Now Available For Chrome OS

At the I/O developer conference earlier this year, Google announced that soon you would be able to run Android apps in Chrome OS. Today, that day has arrived. Sort of. For a couple apps anyway.


Why We Need Apple

It’s no secret that I’m an Android guy. I worked for two years at an Android-focused site and I own multiple devices with “Nexus” in the name. Still, I couldn’t be happier about Apple’s announcements yesterday. Why? Because what Apple does affects us all.


Ask LH: Can I Transfer Google Maps Engine Maps To Android?

Dear Lifehacker, I am planning a motorcycle ride from Melbourne to Brisbane via many back roads to enjoy the scenery. I have created a map with Google Maps Engine but have had no joy in attempting to use the new navigation abilities of the Google Maps Android app to direct me on my route. Is it possible to do that?