Wallpapers for your Chromebook are a quick, handy way to spruce up your desktop and make your device as unique as you are. The best part is that changing your background can be done is a few simple clicks and it will sync across all of your devices. Last October, with the release of the […]
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.
It is pretty easy to get lost in all this Chrome OS news on a daily basis and forget the large number of users who may be sitting in front of a Chromebook for the very first time today. After a few years of researching, reviewing and writing about Chromebooks, it becomes very tempting to […]
This particular feature of Chrome OS has likely been around for quite some time. To be honest, I’m not sure how long users have had access to this option, but I’ve simply not known it was possible and I can’t believe I’ve not been using it this whole time! Just the other day I was […]
For as long as I’ve used a Chromebook, there’s a particular UI element that has never changed. It’s been in the same spot and behaved the same way as long as I can remember, and I used it often. What item is that, you may ask? The clear all notifications button.
Chromium developers are busy bringing the Crostini Project and Linux apps into the mainstream Chrome OS experience but that will never deter the tinkerers and hackers who like to find themselves outside of norm. Putting your Chromebook in Developer mode opens up doors to a number of features and capabilities and the keepers of Chrome […]
If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past few days, you’ve no doubt seen the stories from many major news outlets warning you that Google’s Gmail is susceptible to 3rd party app developers snooping through your email. With what Facebook has been through in recent months and our collective conscience regarding privacy […]
At some point in the past few weeks, one of the updates to Chrome OS silently removed a feature that we’ve talked about being one of the best – if not under-utilized – features of using a Chromebook: Add to shelf.
Ah, Emoji: the ubiquitous communication that bridges the digital age with our caveman, wall-etching history. As a form of communication, they have risen to the level of having their own (reportedly terrible) feature film and are used in a variety of ways by a variety of people on a variety of devices. Well, except Chromebooks.
With all the new features swirling last month around Linux apps on Chromebooks with Crostini, it felt a bit like we’d all temporarily forgotten the original container app solution for Chrome OS: Android.
Chrome OS is evolving at a rapid pace these days and that includes a large number of UI and UX changes that bring the operating system more in line with Google Material Design. Even the yet-to-be-announced Crositin Project for Linux apps on Chrome OS is getting the MD treatment with a polished look to make […]
We’ve been talking about Chromebooks, Linux, containers, and running all of them together for quite some time. The dream? A simple, user-facing solution for running native Linux apps in Chrome OS. After all, Chrome OS is basically just a customized distro of Linux, so all of this isn’t that much of a stretch. For some […]
With Chrome OS 65 rolling out a few weeks ago, we promised to cover some of the new features that were included in this latest update. Keeping to that promise, we wanted to do a super-quick video showing how to get the animated avatars up and running. The process is insanely simple and surprisingly fun!