Google Launches New Chromebook YouTube Channel

Google Launches New Chromebook YouTube Channel

Google has been rather busy marketing their own hardware as of late and the #madebygoogle brand is becoming more and more visible in the consumer market. Since the launch of the latest Pixel phones, Pixelbook and all their other Googley products, the Google Store has separated itself from most of the third-party stuff that once resided there.

A new round of Chromebook videos have surfaced and are currently running on network television channels everywhere. These new videos beckon to users who are “over the old way of doing things.”

Google Launches New Chromebook YouTube Channel

Original Article Appeared 11/07/2017

 

Dashlane universal password manager comes to Chromebook

Dashlane universal password manager comes to Linux, Chromebook and Microsoft Edge

Dashlane, a popular password manager that now reaches 9 million users, is launching today on Linux, Chromebook, and in Microsoft Edge for the first time. The company before required users to install its desktop software to work with web browsers, but with today’s release of Dashlane 5, the software is available as an extension that works directly in the browser. The update also includes other improvements for mobile, like support for Face ID on iPhone X and automatic app logins on Android.

Dashlane universal password manager comes to Chromebook

Original Article appeared 11/02/2017

Skype for Chromebooks

Skype for Chromebooks

One of the most requested apps for Chromebooks over the years has been Skype. Many people use Skype for chatting or talking with their friends, family, and work contacts. Until recently, the lack of Skype for Chrome OS was a real deal breaker for many. However, it’s now possible to use Skype on your Chromebook in two different ways.

Install Skype from Google Play Store and Skype for Web …

Skype for Chromebooks

Original Article Appeared 10/29/2017

How to Unlock Your Chromebook with an Android Smartphone

How to Unlock Your Chromebook with an Android Smartphone

One of the newest features to come to Chrome OS is the ability to unlock your computer using your Android smartphone. Setting it up is pretty straightforward, only requiring that you have both devices in hand. When finished, you will be able to get into your Chromebook by merely unlocking your phone…

How to unlock your Chromebook with an Android smartphone…

How to Unlock Your Chromebook with an Android Smartphone

Original Article Appeared 11/1/2017

How to Take Screenshots on a Chromebook

How to Take Screenshots on a Chromebook

While it can be incredibly easy to take screenshots on smartphones, a little more work has to go into capturing portions of your Chromebook’s display. The good news, though, is that once you learn how to take screenshots, the process is pretty hard to forget and takes just seconds to do…

How to take a screenshot of your entire display
How to take a partial screenshot
How to take a screenshot in tablet mode
How to edit a screenshot
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How to Take Screenshots on a Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 11/2/2017

Chromebook is Secure - Not Junk

Chromebook is Secure – Not Junk

I was deeply disturbed to read a recent letter to the editor which used my name in the headline yet primarily focused on the author’s achievements and the alleged pitfalls of the 1:1 Chromebook initiative. Our district has worked hard to thoughtfully roll out a 1:1 initiative where all students in grades 6-12 are given a Chromebook to use and our students in grades K-5 have access to a Chromebook while in class. Our administration worked tirelessly to marry the technological needs of our students with security and social concerns. The initiative was the outgrowth of teacher, student and parent feedback piloted over several years.

Chromebook is Secure - Not Junk

Article Originally Appeared 11/1/2017

Google Just Added Support for Android Apps to More Chromebooks

Google Just Added Support for Android Apps to More Chromebooks

Google continues to keep on its promise to bring support for Android apps to older Chromebook models, and it recently expanded Android apps support to 17 more Chromebook systems.

Support for running Android apps is currently limited to newer Chromebooks and some older models that Google updated earlier this summer, about 31 of them, and it now updates the “Chrome OS Systems Supporting Android Apps” wiki page once again with support for seventeen other Chromebooks.

In other words, users of the Chromebook models listed below can now (finally) use Android apps that they can install from the official Google Play store. However, it should be noted that some Chromebooks only support Android apps via the Chrome OS Beta channel, … (read more)

Google Just Added Support for Android Apps to More Chromebooks

Original Article Appeared 10/28/2017

How to customize your Google Chrome and Chromebook searches

How to Customize Your Google Chrome and Chromebook Searches

I just reviewed the Google Pixelbook and I think it’s great — but Chrome OS is much more limited than either macOS or Windows when it comes to customizing how the core OS works. One of my favorite tools on the Mac is called Alfred, a tool that pops up a little search bar that can do basically anything you can think to program into it. I use it so much I have replaced my Caps Lock key with it and when I use a Chromebook, I miss it terribly.

But! Chromebooks have a similar text box, it’s the Google search bar. But it’s not as powerful as Alfred when it comes to customizing stuff. Luckily, Chrome has a hidden little feature that lets you customize how that search box works with different rules.

How to customize your Google Chrome and Chromebook searches

Article Originally Appeared 10/28/2017

Chromebooks With Android Support List Gets Major Update

Chromebooks With Android Support List Gets Major Update

Google’s much-anticipated Pixelbook will soon be out in the wild and the Play Store on Chrome OS is now “out of Beta. The next six month should be exciting times for Chromebook fans but many are still left awaiting Google’s promise of Android apps on existing devices.

Today brought some good news for some of you wondering if Google had forgotten about you. While a total rollout still eludes us, the developer’s list of Chromebooks with Android app support just got a major shot in the arm.

Chromebooks With Android Support List Gets Major Update

Original Article Appeared 10/28/2017

Acer aluminum Chromebook 15-2017 Review

Acer’s Aluminum Chromebook 15 – 2017 Review

Acer has been selling its Chromebook 15 in a variety of configurations since January of 2015. In fact, they currently list 8 different varieties on the Acer online store and somehow more at Amazon. There are bare bones versions of the Acer Chromebook 15 for as little at $179 at Walmart, but what we’re here to talk about today is a relatively high-end model affectionately named the “CB515-1HT-P39B.”

Most important, is its aluminum shell or at least half the shell, which your friends, if their vision isn’t great, might mistake for a 2015 MacBook Pro. It also has 2 charge capable USB-C ports on either side with 2 legacy USB-A ports, as well.

I took my first look at this year’s model at IFA in August and last week Acer sent me one for review. Here are my thoughts after a week.

Acer aluminum Chromebook 15-2017 Review

Article Originally Appeared 10/23/2017