Five Chromebook Hacks That Give Your Laptop Surprising New Talents

Five Chromebook Hacks That Give Your Laptop Surprising New Talents

Chromebooks may be impressively versatile, but a good Chromebook hack helps it break out of its browser-based confines and try new talents on for size. Top of the list, of course, is the ability to install a full Linux desktop operating system via the Crouton project. But there’s a lot you can tweak or add to multiply a Chromebook’s powers. Some of these features require you to install Linux— a really easy task if you follow our Crouton tutorial—but many do not.

Here are five Chromebook hacks that will improve your user experience and make these laptops even more powerful.

Five Chromebook Hacks That Give Your Laptop Surprising New Talents

Original Article Appeared 2/2/2018

 

New To Chromebooks? Here's How To Right-Click With The Touchpad Or Keyboard

New To Chromebooks? Here’s How To Right-Click With The Touchpad Or Keyboard

Did you recently get a Chromebook? If you’re used to working on a Windows PC, you might have noticed a few changes and right-clicking is one of them. If you’re having trouble figuring out how to right-click on a Chromebook, you’re not alone. In this guide we’ll teach you how to do it in a few different ways.

We have provided several different methods of right-clicking based on what you want to do. Take a look at the options, and dive into the method that you think will be of the most use.

New To Chromebooks? Here's How To Right-Click With The Touchpad Or Keyboard

Original Article Appeared 1/31/2018

How Once-Ailing PC Brand Acer Became The Top Seller Of Chromebooks

How Once-Ailing PC Brand Acer Became The Top Seller Of Chromebooks

Acer Inc., a flagship Taiwanese developer, was sweating just half a decade ago. The firm’s foreign CEO, Gianfranco Lanci, had resigned in 2011 after a bitter dispute with fellow executives. For the next few years Acer offered mostly ordinary PC, shipments of which were declining against competition from mobile devices. But the Taiwanese firm launched 42 years ago hooked up in 2008 with Google to develop Chromebooks, light notebooks that run on speedy, cloud-based systems created by the Silicon Valley partner.

How Once-Ailing PC Brand Acer Became The Top Seller Of Chromebooks

Original Article Appeared 1/30/2018

Connecting USB Microphone to Chromebook

Connecting USB Microphone to Chromebook

As Chromebooks become ever more popular, people want to be able to utilize them in creative endeavors. If you look at a lot of the Pixel artwork, it shows some bearded hipster-type using his Chromebook in what looks like a creative workshop setting. Fortunately for us, we do not need to grow a beard, but we can use our Chromebooks for creating stuff.

Connecting USB Microphone to Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 3/29/2015

The Best Apps and Tools for Chromebooks

The Best Apps and Tools for Chromebooks

You have a shiny new Chromebook and you want to make the most of it. Good! Despite popular belief, Chromebooks are in fact excellent productivity machines—especially once you find the proper tools for the job at hand.

We’re going to break this down into different categories to help make it easier to find what you’re looking for. The one thing to note here is that Android apps are placed throughout the various categories where they make the most sense, but we also include a section at the end for Android apps that don’t fall into any one specific category. Pretty simple, really. Let’s go.

The Best Apps and Tools for Chromebooks

Original Article Appeared 1/27/2018

Best Chromebooks - January 2018

Best Chromebooks January 2018

2017 was a good year for Chromebooks and Chrome OS and with a new year now here there has never been a better time to get more involved with the platform. In fact, 2018 is already shaping up to be an interesting one as in spite of the year only being a few weeks old there has already been a number of new Chromebooks announced. Between Acer and Lenovo alone, six new Chrome OS devices were announced within the last week. Announced is not quite the same as available though so for those looking for a new Chromebook now – here are our top 10 best Chromebooks picks for January, 2018.

Best Chromebooks - January 2018

Original Article Appeared 1/25/2018

Dell Chromebook 5190 offers 13 hours battery life

Dell Chromebook 5190 Offers 13 Hours Battery Life

While Dell is one of the largest Windows computer manufacturers, it is also a big proponent of Linux. For instance, the company sells machines running Ubuntu — its relationship with Microsoft be damned.

Ubuntu is not the only Linux-based operating system that can be found on a Dell laptop. Actually, the company also sells Chromebooks, which run Chrome OS. Yes, Google’s web-focused desktop OS is a Linux distro. Today, Dell unveils its latest such Chromebook, the 5190. It is rugged, has USB-C, stylus support, and offers an impressive 13 hours of battery life.

Dell Chromebook 5190 offers 13 hours battery life

Original Article Appeared 1/27/2018

Acer Announces Trio Of New Chrome Os Devices

Acer Announces Trio Of New Chrome Os Devices

Following several announcements at CES and Lenovo’s yesterday, Acer is now the latest company to announces Chrome OS devices for 2018. Highlights include a Chromebook with built-in 4G LTE connectivity and a new Chromebox with 8th Gen Intel chipsets.

Acer Announces Trio Of New Chrome Os Devices

Original Article Appeared 1/23/2018

 

OWC Docks And Drives Perfect Chromebook Companions

OWC Docks And Drives: Perfect Chromebook Companions

For nearly 30 years, OWC has been a mainstay when it comes to storage and docking solutions across a number of platforms. With an initial focus on Mac-compatible products, Other World Computing has expanded their reach to include Windows certified products for personal as well as enterprise users.

We had a chance to catch up with the guys from OWC and they gave us a hands-on with a number of docks and drives available from their company.

OWC Docks And Drives Perfect Chromebook Companions

Original Article Appeared 1/21/2018

How to Manage and Optimize Your Chromebook Apps

How to Manage and Optimize Your Chromebook Apps

Chromebooks do not run standard Windows or Mac programs (without a little help). That doesn’t mean you can’t customize your apps. Keeping your apps organized reduces clutter and keeps you organized and efficient.

How to Manage and Optimize Your Chromebook Apps

Original Article Appeared 7/6/2017