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Revitalize an Elderly Mac with Google’s Chrome OS Flex

Revitalize an Elderly Mac with Google’s Chrome OS Flex – By Julio Ojeda-Zapata tidbits.com
When my brother was killed in 2017, I inherited his Apple setup that included a late 2012 Mac mini. Initially inclined to donate the computer, I decided to keep it as a reminder of the Apple-obsessed Frankie. I couldn’t find a compelling use for his increasingly sluggish Mac, however, so I set it aside.

How to copy and paste on Chromebooks

How to copy and paste on Chromebooks – By Edgar Cervantes Android Authority
Chromebooks are cheaper, faster, and simpler, but they can be a bit confusing to people who come from other operating systems. Even simple actions are done differently, so today, we will show you how to copy and paste on Chromebook computers. This is likely one of the most commonly used features on any PC, so let’s help you figure out how it’s done.

Learn to use Chrome OS with this simulator

New Chromebook user? Learn to use Chrome OS with this simulator – By Kevin C. Tofel aboutchromebooks.com
Long-time Chromebook owner? Then you probably know the basics of Chrome OS. If you’re a new Chromebook user though, Google’s desktop operating system might be a bit of a mystery at times. Thankfully, you can learn to use Chrome OS, even without a Chromebook by using this simulator.

5 great Google Chrome Web Store extensions for your Chromebook

5 great Google Chrome Web Store extensions for your Chromebook – By Kevin C. Tofel aboutchromebooks.com
Much of my Chromebook usage is with Linux, which I realize isn’t really a mainstream use case for Chrome OS. And it doesn’t likely apply to newer Chromebook owners. So I spent some time digging through some of the apps and extensions I use from the Chrome Web Store for that audience. Here’s a list of what I think are 5 great Chrome Web Store extensions for your Chromebook.

How to disable your Chromebook’s touchpad

How to disable your Chromebook’s touchscreen or touchpad and why you’d want to – By Michael Perrigo chromeunboxed.com

The first touchscreen Chromebook came out all the way back in 2013, and since then, users have enjoyed modern touch input for everything from games to note-taking apps and more. However, during my time as a Chromebook Expert at Best Buy, there’s one thing that I’ve come to realize and that’s the fact that not everyone loves or prefers a touchscreen device, no matter how convenient they may be.

– Calculator on Chrome OS is now a Progressive Web App

Calculator on Chrome OS is now a Progressive Web App – By Corbin Davenport XDA Developers
Google has been slowly moving away from legacy Chrome apps, now that platform-agnostic Progressive Web Apps are a capable replacement. The Calculator application on Chrome OS was one such legacy application, but starting with the recent Chrome OS 97 update, it has now become a PWA that you can use on any browser.

Best Chromebook Apps and Chrome Extensions in 2021

Best Chromebook Apps and Chrome Extensions in 2021 – By Andrew Myrick Android Central
Your Chromebook is a safe, inexpensive, and simple portal to the internet but it can do so much more. Whether you want to get productive, have a little fun, or keep in touch you’ll find an app to help do it in the Chrome Web Store or through a Progressive Web App (PWA). Here’s the short — and ever-changing — list of ones we think you have to try whether you have one of the best Chromebook models out there or an entry-level one. There are also a bunch of great Android apps for Chromebook that you’ll want to check out as well.

Chromebooks get a new $40 wireless keyboard and mouse combo from CTL

Chromebooks get a new $40 wireless keyboard and mouse combo from CTL w/ ‘Everything’ button – By Ben Schoon 9to5Google

If a Chromebook or Chromebox is your daily machine, you’ve got a new official keyboard and mouse combo option available for pre-order now with a native layout, certification from Google, and more. Here’s what you need to know about CTL’s new wireless keyboard combo for Chrome OS.

Chrome OS 99 Features You Should Try!

New Chrome OS 99 Features You Should Try! – By Chrome Unboxed

With each update to Chrome OS, new features are bound to come along for the ride. The story is largely the same each time around as we see Google update not only the Chrome browser, but Chrome OS on the new 4-week release schedule. There are some new features that are ready to use as soon as you update, but as tends to be the case, there are a few great, usable features hiding just behind experimental flags as well.

Download & Install Chrome OS Flex on Laptop

ChromeOS Flex is AMAziNG | Download & Install Chrome OS Flex on PC / Laptop – By Ksk Royal YouTube VIDEO

Learn How To Install ChromeOS Flex on Your OLD PC & Laptop For Free. ChromeOS Flex is a Free Cloud Based Operating system controlled by google, that gives a fresh life to your old laptop, computer and MacBooks. Turn any Old Laptop into ChromeBook with ChromeOS Flex.

11th Gen Core i3 Chromebook 2-in-1 for $299

Grab this 11th Gen Core i3 Chromebook 2-in-1 for $299 – By Gabriel Brangers chromeunboxed.com

There are a lot of options in the $500-$700 Chromebook space right now and even more on the way. However, finding a premium-level device under $400 requires a little patience and some detective work. Sure, the Acer Spin 713 and HP’s Chromebook x360 14c are frequently on sale at Best Buy for around $450 and those are very impressive purchases at that price but Lenovo’s Flex 5i may be the sleeper you’ve been looking for.

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