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Chrome OS 85 Stable Channel arrives

Chrome OS 85 Stable Channel arrives: Here’s what you need to know – By Kevin C. Tofel aboutchromebooks.com

On Tuesday, Google announced that the Chrome OS 85 Stable Channel is released, with the typical staggered rollout over the coming days. As usual, Google has highlighted some of the newest features for Chromebooks, but there’s always more in terms of experimental functionality.

Chromebook tips and tricks 2020

15 best Chromebook tips and tricks 2020 – By Jerry Hildenbrand androidcentral.com

Millions of people are using Chromebooks, but despite their simple and “for everyone” nature, not every power feature is easy to access. All the best Chromebooks are powerful tools that are just waiting to be used to its full potential, and once you know a few tricks, you’ll feel like you’re getting even more value out of your inexpensive computer. We’ve rounded up the top ten tips and tricks for you to try on your Chromebook so you can start making the most of your machine.

How to personalize Chrome OS

How to personalize Chrome OS – By Shubham Agarwal laptopmag.com

Chrome OS has looked and functioned nearly the same for years. That’s by design. The OS’s appearance is kept simple so that you can quickly hop on the browser and begin surfing the web. But to offer this no-frills experience, Google had to cut back on the traditional personalization options you’d normally find on macOS and Windows.

Acer Chromebook Spin 713

Acer Chromebook Spin 713, two months later: The best premium Chromebook – By Ryan Whitwam androidpolice.com

For the first few years, Chromebooks were only worth buying if they were cheap as dirt. As Chrome OS has improved, so has the hardware. While Chrome OS is still more limited than Windows or macOS, there’s an argument to be made for a nicer piece of hardware running Google’s software. Not too nice, though. Chromebooks like the Pixelbook or Galaxy Chromebook are too expensive to be genuinely competitive. The Spin 713, on the other hand, is priced just right.


 

PC vs. Chromebook: Which Laptop is Best For You

PC vs. Chromebook: Which Laptop is Best For You? – By Brandt Ranj rollingstone.com

A computer is one of the only gadgets that’s completely necessary to get work done at school and in the workplace. Until recently your only choices were to choose between a desktop and laptop, whether to get a Mac or a PC. Chromebooks — laptops that run an operating system based on Google’s Chrome browser — are a new, third option.

Bought a Chromebook after July 2017?

Bought a Chromebook released after July 2017? You’ve got Stadia Pro free for three months by Kevin C. About Chromebooks
Another week brings another perk to Chromebooks, following on last week’s deal for 100 GB of Dropbox storage. This week you can snag three free months of Stadia Pro, which is a value of $29.97 at the Chromebooks Perks site. And even if you bought a super inexpensive, low-end Chromebook that was released on or after July 2017, you can get this deal and stream playable video games from Stadia.

Chrome OS 84 Gets An Overview Mode Upgrade

Chrome OS 84 Gets An Overview Mode Upgrade – By Chrome Unboxed youtube.com  VIDEO

Chrome OS 84 launched last week and came packed with way more features than we were expecting. With a handful of things we were expecting to ship with Chrome OS 85 showing up in 84, we’ve all been quite pleased with the new stuff available to try out and tinker with in this latest update. By far, however, my favorite new feature has to be the ability to utilize the Chrome OS overview mode the way you’d expect to with single and multi-monitor setups.

Back to School: 3 Chromebooks To Buy

Back to School: 3 Chromebooks To Buy, 3 Purchasing Tips, 1 Giveaway – By Chrome Unboxed youtube.com VIDEO

It's that time of year again and whether you have a student returning to a brick and mortar building or staying home for school, the emails and queries on social media have been flooding in that all pose the same question: what Chromebook should I buy for my child that is going Back to School?  We decided to tackle this question in a few ways. Check it out!

“Explore” helps you get the most out of Chromebook

"Explore” helps you get the most out of Chromebook – By Alexander Kuscher blog.google.com

Getting started with new technology can be tough, with pages of instructions and tutorials to pore over. “Explore,” a new app built into Chromebook, helps you get set up and take full advantage of your computer, whether you’re a Chrome OS newbie or already use a Chromebook every day.

 

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Chromebook Review (2019) – Should I Buy a Chromebook?  by Style Factory
"Should I buy a Chromebook?" is a question that is asked with increasing frequency by both individuals and businesses looking to reduce their computing costs and/or work exclusively in the cloud. This Chromebook review explores the pros and cons of using Chromebooks and other Chrome OS-based computers and helps you answer that question.

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How to use copy and paste on a Chromebook – By Andrew Myrick androidcentral.com

It should come as no surprise that as time has passed everyone by, Chromebooks have progressed and become true productivity machines. And while these devices give us a lot of functionality that you won't find elsewhere, you'll likely want to know how to do some of the more basic tasks. One such task that is performed a plethora of times per day is to simply copy and paste text or other items from one place to another. Here's how you can do so right from your Chromebook.

How to force quit a task on a Chromebook

How to force quit a task on a Chromebook – By Chris Wedel androidcentral.com

For everything that Chromebooks have going for them, every now and then an app can hang up and cause some frustration. Thankfully, there's a relatively simple way to find out which app or task is the culprit behind the slowdown. Let's get into the steps you can take to get your Chromebook back smoothly humming along.

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