One of the most often asked questions about Chromebooks we get is how to edit photos. You see the same questions in the comments of Chromebook posts and in forums and everywhere else. It’s a valid question. Original Article Appeared 12/7/2018
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Bookmarks are great to keep your favorite sites nearby, but they aren’t the fastest option out there. Instead, why not add shortcuts for your favorite websites right on the Chromebook shelf?
While most of what you see on the web is sized correctly, you might come across the occasional site you want to view bigger. You also might be faced with aging eyes and need a size boost for everything. Whatever your situation is, it’s easy to make content bigger on your Chromebook!
In today’s video we’ll talk about your Google Account. You’ll learn how to set up your Google account, what to expect from your Google account and what benefits you get from joining the Google ecosystem.
Plus, we’ll talk about the four different types of Google accounts you can have: the Gmail account, the G-Suite, the G-Suite business and the basic Google account.
It’s good practice to change your password routinely. This is especially true for Chromebooks since you use your Google account to log in. Fortunately, changing your password on a Chromebook is pretty easy to do.
If you’re using a Chromebook, there’s a good chance you use Google’s services on your other devices. For instance, you can write up a Google Doc on the Chromebook, then read it back later on your iPad, cell phone, or any other device. All of this happens through your Google account, and you can get to all your Google Drive files with just that one password.
Want to compress some files on your Chromebook or open a compressed file you recently downloaded? Not every Chromebook user realizes this, but support for zipping and unzipping is built into ChromeOS, meaning your Chromebook can already do it. We’ll show you how, as well as recommend some free applications designed to add support for […]
Chrome OS users can now install the Google Duo Android app on their Chromebooks. This is an Android app, so you will need a Chromebook that supports Play Store.
Premium laptops running Google’s Chrome operating system used to be rare, but 2018 has seen several intriguing options. One of those is a refreshed Samsung Chromebook Plus V2. It sports peppier internal components than its predecessor, a sturdy 2-in-1 convertible design, and an integrated active stylus. The LTE-equipped version I’m reviewing here goes for $599, a $100 premium over the base model, which makes it expensive for a Chromebook but otherwise a good value for the features that you get. Drawbacks include a cramped, uncomfortable keyboard and touchpad, but there are also nifty fringe improvements like a unique webcam mounted on the keyboard deck. Overall, it’s a good premium Chromebook in an increasingly crowded field.
Chrome OS has made steady gains in terms of features and performance over the past year or so while maintaining its ability to boot up and go in just a few seconds, leading many to the question of whether it can be installed elsewhere. Now, thanks to some serious effort from several developers over at XDA Developers and a script called “Chromefy,” that’s not outside the realm of possibility. Having said that, this isn’t necessarily a task that should be undertaken by just anybody since it does require some relatively complex actions that not every user will be comfortable with. What’s more, it isn’t guaranteed to work at all since not every piece of hardware will be supported by the official OS – with possible problems stemming from mismatched drivers and more that can lead to boot looping, crashes, or similar problems. Bearing that in mind, for those who happen to have an old Windows or Linux machine laying around unused, this may be the perfect solution – although this particular version of the guide only covers Windows.
CrossOver is a compatibility layer, based on the open-source Wine project, that allows Mac and Linux users to run Windows software. The first beta release for Chrome OS arrived in 2016, and it has continued to improve since then.
Another update is now rolling out on the Play Store, with general improvements and official support for Quicken (a popular finance management tool). Here’s the full changelog: +Core technology update to Wine 3.14 +Support for Quicken 2016 – 2018 +Bug fix for Office 365 installation +Chromebox compatibility.