Entries by Hewie Poplock

Remotely Connect to a Chromebook from Windows 10

Chromebooks make great laptops for your less tech-savvy family members and friends. Other than logging in with your Google account, there’s practically no configuration involved. However, there still may be a scenario where your grandma or cousin or nephew has a question about something they see on their Chromebook. In these cases, a little remote desktop assistance can go a long way.

For typical Windows, macOS, or Linux computers, we’d generally recommend Windows Remote Desktop, a VNC client or something like Join.me. But with a Chromebook, you are limited to what you can install through the Chrome Web Store. This is where the Chrome Remote Desktop app comes in.

42 Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer Email

Gmail has come a long way. It’s not perfect and occasionally prompts ripples of outrage across its user base. But let’s be honest: with Gmail, you get plenty for nothing.

As a web app, Gmail is a constant work in progress, but the amount of under-the-hood power is pretty staggering. That’s what we’re here to delve into all the tools below the surface of the Gmail inbox.

Chromebooks Getting New Much-Needed Files App Feature

In addition to the ability to pinch zoom via the trackpad, this feature should also be filed under ‘why wasn’t this already a thing?’ It is the ability to rename USB and SD drives attached to your Chromebook.

With a simple right click or CTRL+E, you can rename a whole volume attached to your Chromebook. Again, this is a simple thing that you’d figure was doable before now, but it hasn’t been.

7 Ways For Older Adults To Connect And Get Connected

He’s watched seniors forge new communities, start blogs, find work, create social change, access books and news that they couldn’t otherwise see due to vision challenges, manage medical and financial information, connect with friends and family and discover outlets that allow them to share their valuable thoughts and experiences with other generations.

Turn Chrome Os Into A Powerhouse With The Best Chromebook Apps

Chromebooks have won a well-deserved reputation as affordable, lightweight laptops designed around streaming and collaboration. This makes them popular among budget-conscious individuals, even if it’s the apps and extensions that can really make Chrome OS worthwhile. The best Chromebook apps further the operating system’s functionality, allowing you to quickly save content for offline viewing and diagram the small intricacies that make up photosynthesis, among a slew of other actions. So why not amp up your laptop with a few of our favorites? Check them out

Looking for the Best Chromebook Under $300

Affordable product reviews for 2017. When Google released Chromebooks, they were meant to be quick, simple, and lightweight machines meant for education and businesses.

However, it wasn’t long before this turned into something else entirely. Chromebook design started improving. Displays made the switch to HD and battery life skyrocketed. Before long, a series of laptops touted for their affordability started welcoming high-end Chromebooks to their family.

Chrome OS 60 Is Here For Most

Right on schedule, Chrome OS 60 has begun rolling out to Chromebooks and Chrome devices around the globe. The latest version of Google’s desktop OS brings with it a few enhancements and new features including:
Improved support for Auto updates over cellular networks – Location and Timezone selection enhancements using cell tower information – GPU Rasterization support – Device wide support for EAP-TLS Networks

Google Assistant Makes First Appearance On Chromebooks

Chrome OS Stable just updated to version 60 and while it brought with it some welcome enhancements, the subsequent incremental update to the Developer channel has revealed some exciting news for Chromebook users.

You are probably aware of the reports that the Google Assistant will soon be coming to Chromebooks and Chrome devices. Whether through a native key, key combo or voice-activated command, Google’s virtual Assistant will become an inherent part of the Chrome OS ecosystem.

Chromebook Keyboard Cheat Sheet

To capture an image of your entire screen, press the Ctrl key and the Switcher key at the same time. The image will be saved in your Files folder (in the Launcher). This is very helpful for your tech if you are having issues!