Native Video Recording Seemingly Coming To All Chromebooks

Native Video Recording Seemingly Coming To All Chromebooks

Google’s Chrome OS will apparently be getting native video recording through the camera app all across the range of compatible devices, according to an entry in the Chromium Code Review. The code in question actually pertains to enabling hardware support for certain performance-boosting features that work in conjunction with Chrome OS’ normal camera trappings. So long as a Chromebook has MediaRecorder APIs and can use hardware-based VEA, it should be able to achieve video recording at about 30 frames per second. Obviously, this figure can vary depending on many variables regarding the device in question, such as its camera, processor, amount of RAM, and type of storage, among other things.

Native Video Recording Seemingly Coming To All Chromebooks

Original Article Appeared 1/17/2018

How To Connect To A VPN From Your Chromebook

How To Connect To A VPN From Your Chromebook

Chromebook users, you don’t want to find yourself out in the wild without the means to connect to your company resources. This tutorial covers how to connect to a VPN through Chrome OS.

Supported VPN types
Chrome OS supports the following types of VPN:

L2TP/IPsec + pre-share key
L2TP/IPsec + user certificate
OpenVPN

How To Connect To A VPN From Your Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 4/13/2016

5 Best Chromebooks to Buy in 2018

5 Best Chromebooks to Buy in 2018

There has never been a better time to buy a Chromebook than now. Not only has Chrome OS matured quite a bit since it debuted in 2011, but Chromebook manufacturers are taking themselves seriously and competing to build the best Chromebook at the most affordable price.

Portability, ease of use, battery life, affordable prices, great performance, support for running Android apps — these are just some of the reasons why Chromebooks are perfect for students, office workers, travelers, working from home, or just browsing the web and checking email.

5 Best Chromebooks to Buy in 2018

Original Article Appeared 1/16/2018

Chromebook Comparison and 2018 Buyer's Guide

Chromebook Comparison and 2018 Buyer’s Guide

What is a Chromebook?
A Chromebook is a notebook which comes with Google’s Chrome OS operating system instead of Microsoft’s Windows or Apple’s MacOS. Chromebooks all conform to a certain set of specifications set out by Google and are designed with portability, long battery life, and ease of use in mind. Chromebooks tend to be priced less than most Windows and Mac laptops because Chrome OS requires less system memory (RAM) and internal storage (SSD) space than their Windows-based competition.

What is Chrome OS?

Chromebook Comparison and 2018 Buyer's Guide

Original Article Appeared 1/7/2018

10 More Chromebooks Make The Android Support List

10 More Chromebooks Make The Android Support List

Sitting in Las Vegas, surrounded by a landslide of Assistant-enabled devices and having no doubts where Google’s focus is at CES this year. That doesn’t mean we can’t share some great Chrome OS news while we’re here.

Back in Mountain View, developers have quietly updated the list of Chrome devices that officially support Android apps. The Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015) is probably the most anticipated device to receive the update but there are a number of other Chromebooks on the list that should excite users.

10 More Chromebooks Make The Android Support List

Original Article Appeared 1/10/2018

Google Cloud Print -- getting offline printers back online

Google Cloud Print – getting offline printers back online

What it is: Google Cloud Print is a great way to share your printers with someone else; all you need is the Chrome browser.

A friend needs to print something? They could send you the file, you could save it, open it and hope it looks the same, doesn’t contain any malware, you have the same program and version, and then print it. Or they could install the necessary drivers, software, and then come over and configure a new printer. Or, you can just share the printer with them (like you do any google doc), and it will appear in their list of printers available to them (at least from Chrome). No additional software to install, no special configuration, just select that printer in the list of available printers.

Google Cloud Print -- getting offline printers back online

Original Article Appeared 11/9/2014

Offers–Google Chromebooks

Offers – Google Chromebooks

Latest Offers
Enjoy 90 days of unlimited music on Google Play
100GB of Google Drive storage for two years

Offers–Google Chromebooks

Original Article Appeared 1/13/2018

MeltdownSpectre Vulnerability Status for Chrome OS Devices

Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerability Status for Chrome OS Devices

This page details status for Chrome OS devices regarding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, also known as “speculative execution vulnerabilities” described by Google Project Zero.

MeltdownSpectre Vulnerability Status for Chrome OS Devices

Original Article Appeared 1/13/2018

 

 

Meltdown Hack and Spectre Bug: How it affects Android & Chrome Users

Meltdown Hack and Spectre Bug: How it affects Android & Chrome Users

You might have heard that the sky has fallen and the security apocalypse has happened because of two new attacks named Meltdown and Spectre. If you work in IT or any other area of large-scale computer infrastructure, you probably feel like it has, too, and are already looking forward to your 2018 vacation days.

Meltdown Hack and Spectre Bug: How it affects Android & Chrome Users

Original Article Appeared 1/8/2018

Creation Tools for Chromebooks + Web Browsers

Creation Tools for Chromebooks + Web Browsers

Students need to have opportunities to apply what they’ve learned and connect it to the real world. Providing students with ways to demonstrate their understanding and create content is even easier with technology tools. Students who have access to a computer with a web browser – including Chromebooks – will be able to create with the tools on this list.

Creation Tools for Chromebooks + Web Browsers

Original Article Appeared 11/1/2017