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

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.”

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

Original Article Appeared 2/27/2018

Trackpad Pinch To Zoom Now Standard On Chrome OS

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.

Trackpad Pinch To Zoom Now Standard On Chrome OS

Original Article Appeared 2/23/2018

Chromebooks in the workplace: How one non-profit uses Chrome OS to get things done

Chromebooks in the workplace: How one non-profit uses Chrome OS to get things done

Despite its first impression, Chrome OS is great in the workplace. Every type of business needs access to email, internal sites for company announcements, calendars, and other basic tools. For the longest time, Windows has dominated the business landscape, but increasingly Chromebooks are challenging that notion.

Chromebooks in the workplace: How one non-profit uses Chrome OS to get things done

Article Originally Appeared 2/14/2018

Trusted Platform Module Firmware Vulnerability: Technical Documentation

Trusted Platform Module Firmware Vulnerability: Technical Documentation

There is a bug in certain Infineon TPM firmware versions which results in RSA keys generated by the TPM being vulnerable to an attack that allows to recover the private half of the RSA key from just the public key. The researchers who found the vulnerability have published high-level information here: https://crocs.fi.muni.cz/public/papers/rsa_ccs17. Currently known exploits are computationally expensive; specifically, for RSA keys of bit size 2048, the researchers give an estimate of 140.8 CPU years to break a single key. Note that this figure might drop as more researchers look at the attack. At the current point in time, it means TPM-generated RSA keys can’t be broken at large scale, but targeted attacks are possible. To summarize: There exists a practical attack against TPM-generated RSA keys, but it doesn’t allow large-scale exploitation of Chrome OS devices.

Trusted Platform Module Firmware Vulnerability: Technical Documentation

Original Article Appeared 2/14/2018

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

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.

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

Original Article Appeared 2/9/2018

8 Reasons Why Educators and Students Should Get Chromebook

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.

8 Reasons Why Educators and Students Should Get Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 2/9/2018

4K Chromebooks Are Coming

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.

4K Chromebooks Are Coming

Original Article Appeared 2/7/2018

Dell Chromebook 5000 Series Mixes Versatility And Durability

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.

Dell Chromebook 5000 Series Mixes Versatility And Durability

Original Article Appeared 1/25/2018

Loom 2.0 - Create and Edit Screencasts

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.

This week Loom announced the launch of version 2.0. Loom 2.0 includes the option to trim sections out of your videos. Initially, Loom limited recordings to ten minutes. That restriction has been removed in the latest version of Loom. Learn more about Loom 2.0 by watching the video that is embedded below. Watch for the bit about how you can use emoji reactions with your videos.

Loom 2.0 - Create and Edit Screencasts

Original Article Appeared 1/18/2018

How To Print From A Chromebook

How To Print From A Chromebook

Chromebooks are compact, agile laptops meant to do most of their work in the cloud. But from time to time, you probably still need to print something. When a printing job comes along, don’t get taken off guard: Here’s how to make sure your printer is ready to use and how to print on a Chromebook.

It should be noted that we’re going to go over the Google Cloud version, which requires a Wi-Fi printer. This is the ideal method with the average modern printer. However, if connecting to a printer via Wi-Fi isn’t an option for you, then we suggest connecting your Chromebook to a printer with a USB cable first and skipping the parts about connecting over a network.

How To Print From A Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 2/6/2018