Google packs Chrome Web Store with more education, business apps

Summary:Google has made some new programs available for Chromebooks before school starts.

As the back-to-school season creeps closer by the day, Google is ramping up on features for its budget-friendly Chromebooks.

Specifically, the Goog is stuffing its Chrome Web Store with more apps and extensions targeted at laptop users who want to use their Chromebooks for more educational and business-related programs.

For example, users can add the Citrix Receiver Tech Preview app from the Chrome Web Store to access Adobe Photoshop and other desktop software (pictured below), as well as everyday utilities such as print-to-docs option for Google Cloud Print. Additionally, Chromebooks can be used for more fun purposes now with a Netflix app as well as the new Amazon Cloud Reader program.

Never fear, frequent business travelers, as the latest release of the Chrome OS also packs VPN and secure Wi-Fi support (802.1X), amongst other the other usual repaired bugs and improvements. The latest version of Chrome OS is also touted as 32 percent faster than its predecessor.

For more about Chromebook security measures, Chrome developers have explained in detail on their official blog.

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Topics: Google

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