Use Your Chromebook’s Voice Dictation for Speech-To-Text, OK Google, and More.

Give voice commands to your Chromebook using voice dictations and "OK Google."

Did you just get a Chromebook? Are you already an owner? How about another sweet and cool Hot Tip to save you some time and energy? This is Hot Tip #2. And we’ll be talking about talking to your laptop. Let’s talk.   Who likes speaking in public? As you already know, voice control (or … Read moreUse Your Chromebook’s Voice Dictation for Speech-To-Text, OK Google, and More.

Meet the HP x360 Chromebook 11 G1. Get Specs and Price. (Hint: It’s kind of a Beast.)

HP x360 Chromebook is a powerful laptop with a rugged design.

The next big Chromebook for students, the HP x360 Chromebook, has released its spec sheet to the public. And it’s pretty freakin’ awesome for a laptop. I wrote about the HP x360 11 G1 recently, but I didn’t include any details regarding the price or specs of the device. I figured it’d be moderately powerful, … Read moreMeet the HP x360 Chromebook 11 G1. Get Specs and Price. (Hint: It’s kind of a Beast.)

Neverware and CloudReady for Microsoft Office 365 Connects to OneDrive

Turn Mac or Windows computers into Chromebooks.

A software company well-known in the Google world…ditches Google. Kinda. Do you have a computer or laptop that’s just lying around because you’ve upgraded? Turn it into a CloudReady computer. You may have heard of a little company called Neverware. Specifically, that’s Neverware for Chromebooks. It’s a software company that’s built up a nice reputation for … Read moreNeverware and CloudReady for Microsoft Office 365 Connects to OneDrive

Cloverdale Elementary School gets Chromebooks and iPads

Another school joins the Chromebook army. This time, it’s Cloverdale Elementary School in Alabama. It’s actually the first elementary school in the whole Dothan City Schools district that provided all of its students with an electronic device such as a Chromebook or iPad. This means a 1:1 ratio. A device for every student (in grades … Read moreCloverdale Elementary School gets Chromebooks and iPads

How to Fix a Frozen (or Unresponsive) Chromebook – Hot Tip #1

Fix unresponsive, frozen, or slow Chromebook with Chrome's Task Manager.

Is your Chromebook frozen? Did it ever get caught into a loading loop? Did it ever become unresponsive? Did it ever just go blank with a white, transparent overlay and just freeze up? Last updated: 6/22/17.   For us Chrome OS users, it takes a little more effort compared to other operating systems… On Windows, … Read moreHow to Fix a Frozen (or Unresponsive) Chromebook – Hot Tip #1

“Nice APPTOP.” “Thanks, I Got It from Google.”

Chromebooks that can run apps are called apptops meme.

Say “hello” to the APPTOP. If you’ve been following my posts recently, or any news source for that matter, you should know by now that the direction of Google’s Chromebooks is towards convertible two-in-one laptops. The newer models all seem to have the same design and only differ in color and brand. This build offers … Read more“Nice APPTOP.” “Thanks, I Got It from Google.”

A Reading List Feature for iOS on Chrome 57 – What about Everyone Else?

Chrome iOS Reading List leaked image.

Chrome 57 for iOS is getting an awesome new feature…but you won’t be able to use it yet. I wrote about the new changes in Chrome 57 just recently, but I missed a fine detail. The latest stable release of Chrome for iOS includes a brand new Reading List feature that’s similar to the one … Read moreA Reading List Feature for iOS on Chrome 57 – What about Everyone Else?

Check Chrome OS’s New Wallpaper. Now with 100% More Material Design.

Default background image for Chromebooks.

Google’s Chromebooks get a small makeover. Literally. If you’re an owner of a Chromebook, you and I both know that there’s nothing you can really do to customize the appearance of it. Unlike Windows, you can’t really change how the windows look, the color of the menu icons and bars, and the animations of maximizing and … Read moreCheck Chrome OS’s New Wallpaper. Now with 100% More Material Design.

Windows or Chromebooks in the classroom? Who’s The “Cool” Kid in Class?

Should you get a Windows laptop or Chromebook for a student?

How does Windows compare to Chromebooks in the classroom? Which one dominates? Take a wild guess. You may be surprised… Chromebooks have been often compared to Mac devices in the classroom. Personally, I think this is a strange combination because I’ve always grown up with Windows computers in my schools. I don’t know if it … Read moreWindows or Chromebooks in the classroom? Who’s The “Cool” Kid in Class?

What’s New in Chrome 57? Notifications, Badges, and a New UI.

Chrome 57 is rolling out soon and it has a few changes that will affect you. Don’t worry, it’s all good stuff. But you knew that already. Didn’t you? It’s Chrome. It’ll be coming out to Mac, Linux, and Windows-based operating systems (and of course, Chromebooks). The Chrome 57 update is mainly a suite of … Read moreWhat’s New in Chrome 57? Notifications, Badges, and a New UI.

The Samsung Chromebook Pro Is Almost Here. Will It Impress or Disappoint?

Samsung’s Chromebook Pro is almost here, and it’s already making big waves just like the Plus. The Samsung Chromebook Plus just came out, and it left many with simple awe in their faces. It’s a new, innovative Chromebook with a revolutionary design. It features a powerful spec sheet, a stylus pen, and an all-metal body. … Read moreThe Samsung Chromebook Pro Is Almost Here. Will It Impress or Disappoint?

Google’s Chromebooks Take a Bite out of Apple

Chromebooks are beating Mac sales shown by this graph.

Google’s Chromebooks beat Mac’s iOS…it’s now confirmed with stats. At least in sales, that is. Google has been focusing on their Chromebooks for Education program with a laser-targeted demographic- students. It’s already been noted that these cheap laptops are stealing Apple’s market share of K-12 students, but now it’s even more apparent. Based on a … Read moreGoogle’s Chromebooks Take a Bite out of Apple