Pranksters Unite! The holiday made just for the jokster in you is now upon us and our favorite Google Educator John Sowash is back with some fun and friendly Chromebook pranks to liven up your classroom, get on over on your coworkers or maybe just annoy your wife a tad bit.
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.
We wrote not too long ago about a Chrome feature that exists on Android coming to Chrome OS: drag to refresh. At the time, it was available in the Dev Channel of Chrome OS, and that was only a month ago.
Google has, in various ways through the years, attempted to allow users to pull text from images. Be it Google Drive, Google Docs, Translate or some other service, there have been some pretty solid tries to convert images to text by Google. To this point, none of them have been viable, useful tools for actually […]
Another day, another Chrome OS UI tweak. If I’m being honest, the frequency of these UI changes probably excites me more than anything at the moment when it comes to being a Chromebook user. I love the idea that our OS is evolving and changing right under our feet. I also love that Google is […]
I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time online. Between getting work done, learning new things, watching videos, engaging in social media or just having fun, I find lots of stuff online I want to share or comment on every day. Many times, I want to share a website or picture […]
Let me say this up front: using Google’s image search to steal images and use them as your own is at best dubious and at worst theft. That being said, there are plenty of legitimate uses for the now-defunct View Image button that used to accompany images when searched on Google Image Search. I’m not […]
Sure, Smart Displays were all the rage at CES back in February, but that doesn’t mean the biggest display in your home isn’t getting in on some of the Google Assistant love as well. Not long ago, Google rolled out a feature for Chromecast and Google Home that can give all of us a bit […]
We have a few articles now talking about this much-anticipated feature finally making it to Chromebooks. We’ve tracked it from a commit to the Dev Channel to the Beta Channel and now on the Stable Channel. There’s nothing really new going on here, but it is notable that the feature works perfectly on my Pixelbook […]
In general, Chrome OS is an operating system that just works and gets out of your way. Sure there are limitations and there are things that don’t work from time to time, but for the most part, if your workflow can exist inside a Chromebook’s limitations, you will find yourself loving the experience of operating […]
If you’ve watched our Pixelbook vs. Samsung Chromebook Pro video, you’ll note that one of the victories Samsung scored over our current favorite Chromebook is the availability of a silo in the device where the pen can live. It sounds like a small thing, but if you keep a stylus pen around most times, you […]
For many of you, this feature isn’t new and likely you’ve been using it for months now. However, for the countless who christened a new Chromebook over the holiday season, we wanted to share the steps on how to enable “Night Mode” or as Chrome OS calls it, the “Night Light.” I like it. Has […]
Put frankly, it has been a scary couple days to start 2018 when it comes to computing in general. If you’ve been around basically any tech site on the internet, you’ve likely come across the latest mega-issue plaguing what seems to be every device on the planet. The bad news? It’s incredibly widespread. The good […]