Just about everyone knows that you can cast content from your phone to a second screen, but were you aware that you could do the same from a Chromebook? Now you can share that funny YouTube clip on the big screen with your friends and family.
Chromebooks are built for the cloud, but they still have their feet planted on the ground. With on-device storage options ranging from 32GB to 256GB not counting microSD expansion, there is plenty of room to manage local files. We'll show you how with the Chrome OS Files app.
If you're plugging away doing research or working on your Chromebook, it can disrupt your flow to then pick up your phone to start searching for a number to dial. But when you connect your Android phone to your Chromebook, you can start that call from the laptop and carry it on through the phone without fiddling for the number. We'll show you how.
If you are used to performing text navigation and quick actions with a mouse, operating without one can be a jolt to the system. Thankfully, Chromebooks offer a number of easy-to-learn trackpad gestures that can keep you on the productivity train.
Google is working on an ambient mode for Chrome OS that'll see Chromebooks act more like Nest Hubs when not in use. It's also making the operating system more suitable for visually impaired users with customizable cursors.
The Play Store will soon start showing games that you can play on your Chromebook. More importantly, Google will be highlighting ones that play particularly well on Chrome OS and take advantage of the growing platform.
One of the great things about Chromebooks is that they receive updates automatically for years. If you are curious about which version of Chrome OS your Chromebook is on, or if you want to force an update, it's pretty easy to do.
Let's face it, not everyone has access to a fancy external monitor. If you have a Chromebook and need a bit more space to multitask, why not screen splitting your screen? It's easy — we'll show you how!
I've heard just about every naysayer's argument about why a Chromebook isn't a real computer for people who need to get things done. For a long time I also believed that argument, but not anymore. I don't care if Chromebooks can't do 100% of what traditional PCs can because I never need all of that functionality, and I'm betting most of you probably don't either.
Docking stations are something that you'll take for granted in a home office setup, unless you have a Chromebook. Then, having a good docking station isn't as simple as buying a big box with all the ports, it's about getting a small box with the right ports.
Chromebooks are what I've worked on full-time for years, and more and more seem to be joining our ranks these days. Chromebooks have become the unsung hero of families that need to learn and work from home on a budget, but there's more to why they've been so popular the last three months.
HP's newest Chromebooks are impressive in several ways, but the most exciting is the HP seems to have found a way to have its super-slim profile while still offering USB-A ports thanks to an expanding "lockjaw" design reminiscent of those bump-out Ethernet ports we see on some laptops and USB-C hubs.
Chromebooks are great because they enable us to work or entertain ourselves from practically anywhere. That's why it's so frustrating when things like Wi-Fi don't work as intended. We'll show you some easy tips and tricks you can try to get your Wi-Fi firing on all cylinders again on your Chromebook.
That fruit company has made a lot of noise this spring with the launch of some exciting new products, like a revised iPad Pro and a new Magic Keyboard with a trackpad. As awesome as those devices may be, they're out of reach for a lot of folks, and frankly, I think your money would go a lot further to a similar effect on another option like a detachable Chromebook or Android tablet. Now, just hear me out.
Chromebooks have always been regarded as value productivity devices, but we've found a way to make them even more useful as a secondary display for your Mac or PC. We'll show you how to use the Duet Display app to wrangle an affordable secondary monitor out of your existing Chromebook.
Zoom has been one of the most talked-about (and talked on) apps during this period of quarantine, and for good reason. It's super easy to use to connect to large numbers of people. Combine an easy-to-use app with an easy-to-use device like a Chromebook, and there's no reason not to reach out to friends, family, and coworkers. We'll show you how to get set up.