Chrome OS is getting a new “Peeking Launcher” for your apps. With the platform becoming more and more evolved for touchscreen Chromebooks, it’s about time that the Launcher gets a rework. For those who don’t know, the Launcher is where you “launch” your apps. (It’s the little circle icon at the bottom-left of your screen … Read more “Peeking Launcher” Update Is Coming to Chrome OS
“OK, Google. It’s time to upgrade.” Chromebooks have had the feature to use voice dictation by starting off their command with “OK Google” for a while now. Did you know it could do that? (I didn’t for quite a while.) Who uses OK Google? A lot of people don’t. That’s because the option is … Read more “OK Google” Voice Search Is Getting an Upgrade. Enter Google Assistant.
So, Chromebooks are getting a backlight indicator. If you’re reading this, you probably don’t have a keyboard backlit Chromebook (unless you’re only in here because you have one- psychology is funny). I can say that because the majority of Chromebooks out there don’t have a backlight. There’s a very small percentage of laptops out there … Read more Own a Chromebook with a Keyboard Backlight? This Is for You.
Google’s working on a brand-new redesign for Chrome OS. The goal? Make it a lot more touchscreen friendly. Well actually, they’ve been slowly improving Chrome OS over time to better suit those who like to get touchy. Improving Chrome OS for those who like to touch But recently, there was a video that went … Read more Chrome OS Is Getting a New Desktop Redesign for Touchscreens
Not a fan of Twitter’s new redesign? Sources around the web call it the “bubbly” design. Personally, it looks more like Pinterest to me. I don’t really see the whole “bubble” effect other than the font and big buttons. But apparently, this is what’s hot right now. And that’s the style that a lot of … Read more Don’t Like Twitter’s New Design? Go Back to the Old One.
Power saver mode is coming to Chromebooks. In today’s world, constantly checking your smartphone for new notifications, calls, texts, and other things is almost a necessity. Sure, not everyone’s addition to their digital device, but most people are. I’m no exception to that stereotype. It’s hard to not be. With tech accessible at a finger’s … Read more Power Saver for Chromebooks – Get the Most out of Your Battery
Chrome OS and Windows are on-par for the “night mode” feature. Recently, Windows released the Night Light feature which allows your desktop to show a warmer color at night time. Research has shown that this reduces blue light which has been proven to keep you awake and disturb your natural circadian rhythm. Using a warmer … Read more Chrome OS Gets Night Mode with Scheduler and Color Calibration
Are you in the market for a Samsung Chromebook Plus? It just got a huge price cut. You’re in for a great (limited time) deal, so act fast. (The deal is active at the time of this writing and may no longer be active without notice.) Samsung’s Chromebook Plus on sale now When it … Read more Temporary Price Drop: Samsung Chromebook Plus (Best Buy)
Chromecast is getting an upgrade- volume controls! Yup, that’s right. If you use Chromecast or Chromecast Audio, you’ll be getting a volume control panel on your Chromebook. If you’ve used Chromecast or Chromecast Audio on Android, you may be wondering why your Chromebook doesn’t have the same feature. (That’s right, Chromebooks don’t have volume controls … Read more Chromebooks Are Getting Volume Controls for Chromecast
Okay, the Samsung Chromebook Pro is finally due to release. It was announced way back then at CES 2017 and had many speculated release dates. I wrote it about here and here stating that I’ll write another post when it finally comes out. That’s like right now. There was apparently an Amazon listing for the Pro … Read more Samsung Chromebook Pro Release Date Confirmed
Have you ever wondered if you get Windows programs to run on your Chromebook? You could run the original Microsoft Word. Or play your favorite games. Or even just use the Windows OS that you’re used to. Let’s face it. Chrome OS and Windows both have their pros and cons. Windows is the king of … Read more Want Windows on your Chromebook? Now you can with Exagear. (Kind of.)