Monday, November 18, 2013

Chromebooks Update [November 2013]

Notable new features include:
  • Enable SSL Inspection
  • HP Chromebook 11 Charger Defect
  • Keep Tabs on Media now in Beta
  • 1-Click Browser Reset
Full release notes below...

Protect Students With Web Filtering

Securly protects students on computers throughout the school while giving them safe access to 21st century learning tools like YouTube, Google and Wikipedia.
  • Safe Search
  • Safe Social Media
  • YouTube for Schools
  • and more...

Admin Updates

Enable SSL Inspection for Chrome Devices

The Admin console has been updated. This update brings a new option for organizations with SSL web filters enable SSL inspection for Chrome devices. Admins can set up certificates through the Network section of the Admin console.


HP Chromebook 11 Charger Defect

Google and HP are pausing sales of the HP Chromebook 11

A small number of users have reported that some chargers included with the device have been damaged due to overheating during use. Google is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to identify the appropriate corrective action.


Keep Tabs on Media now in Beta

You can now visually scan your tabs for a speaker icon to quickly identify tabs with video or music playing. Chrome will also indicate which tabs are currently using your webcam or are being cast to your TV.


1-Click Browser Reset

Websites and programs are always asking you install toolbars and extensions, some of which may actually change your browser security settings.

Stable Channel Releases

This is a list of stable channel releases from the past month:
  • Chrome (November 14) - Release 31.0.1650.57 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. (Source)
  • Chrome OS (November 12) - Release 31.0.1650.48 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  (Source)