Google’s line of smart speakers – now branded Google Nest – are great devices for helping you around the house, able to perform tasks from controlling your smart home devices to listening to your favorite podcast. But there are some fun features many users are likely not aware of that are built right into Google […]
Tips & Tricks
Of all the things we share with our readers, we get some of the most positive feedback concerning our tips & tricks articles. As many aren't fully familiar with the ins and outs of Chrome OS, these articles provide interesting and useful info for new and experienced users alike.
Right in the middle of the current crisis our world is currently facing right now, new modes of doing standard things are needed. Maybe one of the most pressing needs most people have is figuring out how to transition their work practices from office spaces to areas in the home. Doing this drastically decreases the […]
Chrome extensions are like prescription drugs: you don’t want to use too many at one time! Here’s the secret that Chrome pros use to make managing extensions a little bit easier.
Desktop notifications can be a great addition to your workflow when managed properly. On the flip side, they can be an absolutely frustrating annoyance when they get out of hand and become a distraction. Once upon a time, notifications on Chrome OS were little more than what you’d expect when using a browser on any […]
As a former high school science teacher, I understand the power of showing something rather than trying to explain it. That’s why screenshots are so useful. If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, a screenshot is worth 10,000!
As the world continues to deal with the threat of the novel coronavirus, people are looking for ways to clean and disinfect their living spaces and belongings. In our latest episode of The Chrome Cast, we talked about the many tech events that have been canceled and how businesses and schools are closing for deep […]
Earlier this week, Robby wrote an article about the delayed rollout of Chrome OS 80 and the new features that are coming to Chromebooks. One of those new features is Netflix picture-in-picture (PiP), but we weren’t able to test it due to Netflix disappearing from the Play Store. I was hopeful the app would show […]
The tablet-focused mode of Chrome OS has been a work in progress for a few years now. Reaching all the way back to Chrome OS 70, the true tablet-focused setup for Chromebooks, convertibles, detachables and tablets has been a constant source of change and newness ever since that update showed up. That actually happened weeks […]
There are pros and cons to Stadia if we look at it objectively. It runs extremely well on Chromecast, in a browser, and on supported phones. The controller is wonderful and the service allows for all sorts of 3rd party controllers as well. The interface is simple and easy to navigate and the whole package […]
Chromebooks are still considered an emerging market. No, the idea of a laptop computer isn’t new, but having a laptop that runs Google’s Chrome OS still is for many. As the months wear on, we’re getting more inquiries than ever about future Chromebook purchases. We’ve done a whole video on educating yourself about making a […]
No one likes to lose their phone. I am the type of person that will even become anxious when someone else has misplaced their phone. Google’s Find My Device service is a great tool to help with this problem and you can use it to find, lock or erase your device. But there is another […]
I get asked quite often what things I use on my Chromebook. The truth is, I leverage Android and Linux very little as I am a bit of a web purist. If I can accomplish a task via some sort of web service, that is where I am headed. When I started my Chromebook journey […]