We reported on pinch zoom being worked on for four Chromebooks back in August: The 2015 Chromebook Pixel, Samsung Chromebook Pro, Plus, and the Pixelbook (known as ‘Eve’ at the time). Since that time, we’ve not really had much movement on this feature and, to be honest, somewhat forgot about it. From time to time, […]
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.
In a guest post by Pierre Jacquier, we take a look at what it takes to get Android Studio running on your Chromebook of choice so true Android app development can happen.
Ok, so setting an alarm, timers or even a third-party clock isn’t anything new on Chrome OS. For about as long as Chromebooks have been around there have been web apps and extensions to do this very task. However, thanks to the addition of the Play Store, users can now take advantage of the oh-so-familiar […]
We’ve stumbled across a commit in the Chromium repositories that signaled continuing work on a much-needed Chrome OS feature: split-screen apps in tablet mode. Along with apps running in the background for Chromebooks, this simple feature isn’t just a desired attribute: it is expected.
More convertible Chromebooks means more time spent in tablet mode. One thing that’s been a bit of an issue up to this point is taking screenshots while in that mode.
We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating; Google is going all-in on the Pixelbook. Gone are the days of nascent advertising and scant mentions for Google’s own Chromebooks. Instead, we’re now in the time of #madebyGoogle and all the marketing, focus, and exposure that goes along with it.
As the Android Apps on Chromebooks project is taking full shape, some new and more-native behaviors are coming around for Chromebook users.
Thanks to a tip from Chrome Evangelist +FrancoisBeaufort, it seems mouse wheel scrolling will soon be able to be reversed.
The state of printing from a Chromebook is still a bit precarious depending on your printer as well as your network setup. Recent updates to Chrome OS have opened the door for a more native experience that will soon bypass the need for Google Cloud Print and GCP capable printers. Chrome Apps such as HP […]
We knew Google was getting close to rolling our phone calls with Google Home, and it looks like that roll out has officially begun. Yesterday, we received an email detailing this new service coming to Google Home users across the board. Upon trying a call last night, we had no luck As of this morning, […]
While not a ground-breaking trick, this little tip can help those who find themselves with lots of tabs open all the time.
After promising it in May and teasing us all in early July, it looks like Google is delivering on bringing Bluetooth to its smart speaker.