Entries by Hewie Poplock

Why Clark Howard wants you to set up a ‘Financial Chromebook’

If you need a new laptop but you don’t want to spend a lot of money, Chromebooks can be a great option.

“Chromebooks initially were lame, but now they’re fantastic. They’re simple, fast and cheap. $199 buys you a very good Chromebook,” Clark says. “They have decent battery life, you can get on the Internet quickly, and they’re easy to travel with.”

Trackpad Pinch To Zoom Now Standard On Chrome OS

Back in November, we stumbled upon the fact that the pinch to zoom function was now working on a handful of devices which confirmed our previous findings that this much-needed feature was headed to Google’s Pixelbook, the Samsung Pro and Plus as well as the Chromebook Pixel 2015.

So, it was no surprise that we’ve now caught wind that this feature will now be rolling out to ALL Chrome OS devices and enabled by default.

5 Reasons You Should Buy A Chromebook Over A Mac Or PC

If you consider yourself a power user, you may be quick to write off Chromebooks. While they’re not as powerful as gaming laptops, they’re plenty fast for basic tasks like checking email or browsing the web. If you’re not married to macOS or Windows 10, these web-based laptops are both reliable and inexpensive. Plus, some of them look more expensive than they actually are. So, whether you’re on a tight budget or looking to get some light work done, Chromebooks may be a good option for you.

8 Reasons Why Educators and Students Should Get Chromebook

Recently, Google unveiled its second Chromebook, called the “Pixelbook.” Since then, a lot buzz has been created over Chromebooks. So what are Chromebooks and why should educator and students get one?

A Chromebook is a laptop that runs on Google’s very own operating system called “Chromium OS”. The laptops were initially designed to be used only with internet connectivity as the majority of applications such as Gmail, Sheets, Docs, etc are all cloud-based applications.

4K Chromebooks Are Coming

Yeah, you read that right. We have some interesting stuff happening in the world of Chromebooks right now, and this development is right at the top of the heap.

In the event that we have some readers who haven’t really cared enough about marketing speak to figure out what 4K is, let’s cover that very quickly. 4K (or UHD – Ultra High Definition) is simply marketing language for a display with a pixel layout of 3840×2160.

Dell Chromebook 5000 Series Mixes Versatility And Durability

As much as Microsoft would like you to believe the standard Chromebook compromises on power and foregoes certain “premium” features to keep retail pricing low, more and more of these ultra-affordable Chrome OS laptops provide touch-enabled configurations, pen support, convertible designs and ruggedized exteriors.

The all new Dell Chromebook 5000 Series is no exception, going public at the 2018 BETT Show in London with plenty of bang for your buck. Starting in February 2018, you’ll be able to buy Dell Chromebook 5190 devices for as little as $289, with your choice of a dual or quad-core Intel Celeron processor inside.

Loom 2.0 – Create and Edit Screencasts

Loom is a free screencasting tool that works in the Chrome web browser. In addition to using it on a Chromebook, you can use Loom on a Mac or Windows computer as long as use the Chrome browser. Loom will let you create a recording of anything on your computer’s screen. There’s also an option to use your webcam while recording.

My Chromebook Was Upgraded to Version 64

This morning I checked for a Chromebook version update. See http://cb4s.net/finding-the-current-chrome-os-version/ . It began downloading an update. In the update installation dialog box, there was a checkbox next to “Update firmware for added security,” which I checked. By doing so, any chips in the Chromebook that need it, will get also get updated. See https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/tpm_firmware_update for more information.