Chrome OS 70 Arriving With Updated Tablet UI, AV1 Codec, Extension Security And More

Chrome OS 70 Arriving With Updated Tablet UI, AV1 Codec, Extension Security And More

Chrome OS version 70 has just begun rolling out to some devices and with it comes some much-anticipated UI changes that focus on a more tablet-centric user experience. Before you get too excited, I did say “some” of devices. Roughly, around 33% of all Chrome devices have received the update and many that have are older machines.

Chrome OS 70 Arriving With Updated Tablet UI, AV1 Codec, Extension Security And More

Original Article Appeared 10/26/2018

Google rolls out ‘.new’ links for instantly creating new Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms

Google rolls out ‘.new’ links for instantly creating new Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms

Google Docs just rolled out a time-saving trick that’s sure to be welcomed by heavy users of Docs, or any of Google’s other productivity tools like Sheets, Slides, Sites or Forms. The company this week introduced its “.new” domain, which can be used to instantly create a new file across any of these services, it says.

Google rolls out ‘.new’ links for instantly creating new Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms

Original Article Appeared 10/26/2018

Latest Chrome OS update includes a redesigned tablet interface

Latest Chrome OS update includes a redesigned tablet interface

You won’t need a Pixel Slate to use a more touch-oriented version of Chrome OS. Google has released an update (version 70) that brings the Slate’s interface changes to all touchscreen Chrome OS PCs and tablets. There’s a more finger-friendly app shelf with contextual menus, an overhauled control panel with faster access to common features (plus a unified notifications feed) and a launcher that shows recent sites. you’ll also find a Gboard-based on-screen keyboard with an option to float a small keyboard if you’d rather type with one thumb.

Latest Chrome OS update includes a redesigned tablet interface

Original Article Appeared 10/26/2018

 

10 Important Chromebook Tips for Teachers

10 Important Chromebook Tips for Teachers

Chromebooks are making huge inroads in the world of education and are becoming essential learning tools in several classrooms, at least here in the North American sphere. If you are new to Chromebook, or are planning to integrate these versatile devices in your instruction, the tips below will definitely help you understand what Chromebooks are, what you can and can not do with them and how to make the best of them in your teaching. The visual features answers to 10 important questions related to the basic features and functionalities of Chromebooks. To access more details about each of these questions and learn more about other advanced functionalities of Chromebook, check out this resource from Google that we have drawn upon in the creation of this visual.

10 Important Chromebook Tips for Teachers

Original Article Appeared 10/25/2018

 

You'll Soon Be Able to See and Reply to Android Text Messages on Your Chromebook

You’ll Soon Be Able to See and Reply to Android Text Messages on Your Chromebook

Google’s answer to Apple’s Continuity feature for iOS and MacOS users may soon be ready on Chromebooks. The company has been working on integrating Messages on Android with Chrome OS for some time and now the feature is ready for select users. To experience the Messages integration, Chromebook owners will need to sign up for the Chrome OS developer channel and activate the feature, according to Chrome Unboxed.

You'll Soon Be Able to See and Reply to Android Text Messages on Your Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 10/23/2018

ASUS' latest low-cost Chromebooks are available now

ASUS’ latest low-cost Chromebooks are available now

Just because there’s been a slew of premium Chrome OS devices in recent weeks doesn’t mean you’ll have to go without modern, budget-friendly options. ASUS has launched its latest Chromebook designs in the US, and they’re tempting if you want some basic computing with a little bit of flair. The 11.6-inch Chromebook C223, 14-inch C423 and 15.6-inch C523 all sport narrow-bezel displays, up to 10 hours of battery life and a mixture of both USB-A and USB-C ports (plus microSD slots) to accommodate all your peripherals. The two larger systems also have 180-degree hinges and options for both 1080p and touch.

ASUS' latest low-cost Chromebooks are available now

Original Article Appeared 10/23/2018

How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook

How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook

If you’ve ever been stuck in the midst of a presentation on a Chromebook with a screen that needs to be rotated, and you have no idea how to make it happen, the result can be both frustrating and embarrassing—and it is the same is you are using Windows, Android, and Mac! There is nothing quite like the panic that sets in as you forget easy digital keyboard shortcuts for screen orientation or any other shortcut, which can feel a bit like standing at the ATM outside your bank and forgetting your password as a long and impatient line forms behind you.

How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 10/22/2018

How to put iTunes on Chromebook

How to put iTunes on Chromebook

New Chromebook device users have something to look forward to. Aside from entertaining and relaxing games and helpful applications for everyday productivity, one can now enjoy iTunes on Chromebook. If you’re new to Chromebook you may not know yet that you can actually play music on your new electronic device via iTunes. And probably too, you don’t know how to have the application on your laptop.

How to put iTunes on Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 10/22/2018

Chromebook PDF Editor The Best PDF Tools for a Chromebook Worth Using in 2018

The Best PDF Tools for Chromebook in 2018

In this digital age, we refer to PDFs so often that plenty of people know the acronym without even understanding what it really means. It’s actually an acronym for portable document format. We take them for granted but at one time, as with all things in the rapidly moving age of technology, they were a revolutionary advancement. If you can recall a time when you received documents from others via email, opened them to find a page of absolute gibberish, then went back and forth in frustration until someone ultimately faxed the document (remember those relics?). If that was you once upon a time, then you understand why PDF files changed digital communication for the better. PDF technology allows us to display documents in a readable format regardless of the type of software that originally produced them. They are now the universal standard for sharing documents, and PDFs also allow us to share large documents in a compressed file size that is easy to exchange between multiple parties. Whether you are negotiating a real estate contract, filling out a waiver for your child’s summer camp, or sharing research with colleagues in the medical field, you are undoubtedly using PDFs on a weekly if not daily basis.

Chromebook PDF Editor The Best PDF Tools for a Chromebook Worth Using in 2018

Original Article Appeared 10/17/2018

The Ultimate Guide to The Perfect Chromebook Accessories

The Ultimate Guide to The Perfect Chromebook Accessories

Chromebooks are perfect for the classroom, but they are starting to seep their way into work, travel and home life as well. Thanks to their growing popularity, it means the accessories available have also increased too, so let’s have a look at some of the essentials, bundled together by who they help best.

The Ultimate Guide to The Perfect Chromebook Accessories

Original Article Appeared 8/6/2018