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Top Tech News of the Week: Google Chrome, Mozilla, Nokia N1, Sway

Welcome to our weekly news digest!

Early in the week the New York City Department of Education approved Google Apps for Education as a supported tool for their schools. With this it is expected that another million plus students, across 1,800 schools would start using Chromebooks and related Google services.

If you are on the market for a new inexpensive laptop, you definitely should take a look at Chromebooks. There is a great review on the Verge, which will help you navigate the world modern-generation devices powered by Chrome OS.

Long time there was no news from Nokia. But this week they surprised us. Nokia came out with it’s first tablet based on Android – Nokia N1. This 7.9-inch device comes Android 5.0 Lollipop that runs Nokia’s new Z Launcher (you can also try it on other Android devices too). Check out the reviews that compare Nokia’s tablet with other popular browsers: Nexus 9 by HTC or iPad mini from Apple. Some say Nokia N1 is nice alternative to current Android tablets, others say it closely resembles Apple’s iPad Mini (some even say too closely). It still remains to be seen how well the new device will perform on the market.

Microsoft announced Sway – a new application that allows to easily create and share a polished, interactive, web-based canvas of your ideas with family, friends, teachers, and coworkers. “Sway shows you the stuff you have stored in the cloud: just tap or click, drag, and drop it right onto your canvas”, – they say in the announcement. The app will allow to add content from OneDrive, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and your device. Currently it is available by invitation only.

Google released Chrome 39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This release is an important milestone for Mac users as it finally brings 64-bit build of the browser to this platform. As usually, new release packs lots of security fixes, a number of new apps/extension APIs, and lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance. Also, Chrome 39 brings a slew of new features for developers.

Mozilla makes Yahoo the default Firefox search engine in the U.S. In Russia it uses Yandex, and Baidu in China. Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, eBay, Amazon, Twitter and Wikipedia will continue to be built-in as alternative search engine options. Google has been the Firefox global search default since 2004, and Google will continue to power the Safe Browsing and Geolocation features in Firefox.

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