How To Get the Most Out of Your Chromebook’s RAM

How To Get the Most Out of Your Chromebook’s RAM

Chrome OS manages RAM differently than Windows or Mac computers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t optimize your workflow to make the most of your system’s potentially limited RAM. Here are some tips to help make your Chromebook’s RAM go further.

How To Get the Most Out of Your Chromebook’s RAM

Original Article Appeared 5/21/2019

How to Close Unresponsive Chromebook Apps

How to Close Unresponsive Chromebook Apps

Should an application become unresponsive on your Chromebook, you can either wait to see if it responds or forcefully close it with the Chrome OS Task Manager. Here’s what to do if you need to kill an unresponsive app.

How to Close Unresponsive Chromebook Apps

Original Article Appeared 5/17/2019

How to Update Your Chromebook

How to Update Your Chromebook

Chrome OS gets major updates every six weeks, with security patches coming more frequently. Updates are usually downloaded and installed automatically in the background, but here’s how to make sure your Chromebook is always running the latest build available.

How to Update Your Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 5/16/2019

Chrome OS 74 protects Chromebooks against ‘ZombieLoad’ Intel vulnerability

Chrome OS 74 protects Chromebooks against ‘ZombieLoad’ Intel vulnerability

Following last year’s Meltdown and Spectre attacks, new Intel CPU vulnerabilities have emerged. Colloquially named “ZombieLoad,” Google has already taken steps to protect Chromebooks today, while Chrome OS 75 next month features additional mitigations.

Chrome OS 74 protects Chromebooks against ‘ZombieLoad’ Intel vulnerability

Original Article Appeared 5/14/2019

How to Open and Use Chrome's Built In Task Manager

How to Open and Use Chrome’s Built In Task Manager

Google Chrome has its own built-in task manager that can help find and fix any issues that are causing it to run slow, have dead tabs, or crash.

Tracking down what’s causing problems in a browser can be difficult. The built-in Task Manager in Chrome can help determine if there’s an extension or site that’s causing an issue and end the problem.

How to Open and Use Chrome's Built In Task Manager

Original Article Appeared 5/14/2019

Virtual Desktops For Chrome OS

Virtual Desktops For Chrome OS

We’ve been tracking virtual desktops for Chrome OS for months now. Since the first chatter about the feature coming soon to the four sneak peek videos already shown off in the Chromium Bug Tracker, we know quite a bit about what it will look like and how it will all work once the feature arrives. We’ve just not known when exactly that would be.

Virtual Desktops For Chrome OS

Original Article Appeared 5/12/2019

How Much RAM Does a Chromebook Really Need?

How Much RAM Does a Chromebook Really Need?

Chrome is known for being a RAM hog, but most Chromebooks come with only 4 GB of RAM. Chrome OS manages RAM differently than Windows or Mac computers, so it can do more with less.

First of all, just because Chrome is a RAM glutton on your Windows machine or Mac, that doesn’t mean it’s a Chrome issue across the board. Chrome OS is very different than a traditional computer, and so is the way it handles RAM.

How Much RAM Does a Chromebook Really Need?

Original Article Appeared 5/9/2019

Chromebooks Make Big Strides In Sales Numbers in Q4 of 2018

Chromebooks Make Big Strides In Sales Numbers in Q4 of 2018

Part of the primary Chrome OS session at Google I/O 2019 opened up with some interesting tidbits about the rising popularity of Chromebooks in an effort to continue enticing developers to consider and remember Chrome OS when developing their apps. It makes sense, right? If you want developers to target your platform, you need to prove that the users are there. If the users are there, the developers will follow.

To drive home this point in the session, the first presenter – Sweet Song – showed a series of slides that highlighted the growth of Chrome OS as both a hardware and software platform. When I saw the numbers, I was pretty impressed by not only the growth of Chromebooks in the final quarter of last year, but also in the benefit Chrome OS delivers to Android app developers. Let’s take a look at the stats.

Chromebooks Make Big Strides In Sales Numbers in Q4 of 2018

Original Article Appeared 5/9/2019

 

8 Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

8 Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Google Chrome is by far the world’s most popular web browser, and part of its appeal lies in the ease with which you can add extra functionality through extensions, taking it far beyond the business of looking at web sites.

Naturally, there are loads of Chrome extensions out there for web designers and developers, but there are also plenty of add-ons that’ll make your life just that little bit easier, no matter what design discipline you’re working in. Here are 10 of our favorite extensions that you’re bound to find useful at some time or another.

8 Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Original Article Appeared 5/9/2019

 

How to Browse as a Guest in Chrome and on a Chromebook

How to Browse as a Guest in Chrome and on a Chromebook

Guest mode for Google Chrome and on Chromebooks is perfect if you need to lend your computer to a friend without giving them complete access to all your personal information stored inside your browser. Here’s how to browse as a Guest.

How to Browse as a Guest in Chrome and on a Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 5/2/2019