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 […]
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.
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!
At the end of 2017, an odd bug showed up in Chrome OS that caused some issue with users’ ability to control the size of elements on the screen in Android apps. For many of us, until the bug began being pointed out, we didn’t even think about resizing the display for Android apps. After […]
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.
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 […]