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Chromebook

Reset Your Computer Once a Year for a Happier Life

Reset Your Computer Once a Year for a Happier Life – By David Nield wired.com

Resetting your laptop is one of the most powerful munitions you've got in your troubleshooting armory. It puts your Windows, macOS, or Chrome OS computer back to the state it was in when you first got it home from store, and that means you've got none of the clutter, or bugs, that may have built up in the time since.

Laptop vs. Chromebook: Which portable computer is best

Laptop vs. Chromebook: Which portable computer is best in 2020 – By Joshua Goldman cnet.com

Chromebooks are laptops and two-in-ones running on Google's Chrome operating system. The hardware might look like any other laptop, but the minimalistic, web-browser-based Chrome OS is a different experience from the Windows and MacOS laptops you're likely used to. Whether you're considering switching to one from a Windows laptop or MacBook, your kid received one from their school or you're simply Chrome OS curious, here's everything you need to know. 

How to use Virtual Desks on a Chromebook

How to use Virtual Desks on a Chromebook – By Jeramy Johnson androidcentral.com

You may already know how to enable multiple virtual desktops on a more traditional operating system such as macOS, Windows, or even Linux, but did you know that Chrome OS has this handy feature as well? Google added in support for multiple desktops to Chrome OS in late 2019, and we've been using it like crazy to get even more work done on our devices. No matter what size screen your Chromebook has, you can turn it into a multiple display powerhouse in just a few steps.

3 Apps I Use Every Day On My Chromebook

3 Apps I Use Every Day On My Chromebook – By Chrome Unboxed youtube.com


Squoosh is an image compression web app that allows you to dive into the advanced options provided by various image compressors.


Gravit Designer – Powerful Graphics Tools for Precise Design​ – Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites, icons, UI design, presentations, or social media—or just like creating cool art, Gravit Designer PRO gives you all the power, precision, and flexibility you need to unleash your creativity.


Google Photos for Android and Apple iOS version in the iTunes Store. – Google Photos is a photo gallery from Google, made for the way you take photos today. Your photos and videos will be automatically backed up and organized, so you can find and share them faster – and never run out of space on your phone.

Clean up your Chromebook and keep it running fast

5 tips to clean up your Chromebook and keep it running fast – By Joe Humphrey chromeunboxed.com

It’s no secret that we love Chromebooks and truly believe in the future of cloud computing. Chromebooks are awesome for many reasons and they make great daily computers because they boot up in seconds, you don’t have to spend half your day updating the operating system, and are simple to use. You constantly hear about “the cloud” and, to some degree, we are all connected – all the time. Chromebooks take full advantage of this cloud computing future and that’s why so many people have decided to make the switch from other operating systems. But if you aren’t careful, your Chromebook might start to feel bogged down. 

How to take screenshots on your Chromebook

Chromebooks 101: How to take screenshots on your Chromebook – By Barbara Krasnoff theverge.com

Screenshots can be useful for a variety of reasons. For example, you can send copies of error messages to support services, show a friend what your game screen looks like, or save a tweet that you suspect is going to be deleted in a few minutes. Today’s laptops all include ways to take screenshots, and that includes Chromebooks.


RIP Windows 7: Could a Chromebook replace your now-outdated laptop? – By Ben Schoon 9to5google.com

It’s official. This week, support ends for Windows 7 as Microsoft pushes users to upgrade to Windows 10. While a Windows 7 laptop isn’t just going to die, a lack of future updates leaves it open to attacks. So, is a Chromebook a viable replacement for your Windows 7 machine? Let’s discuss.

Why you should consider a Chromebook

Why you should consider a Chromebook – By Osmond Chia slashgear.com

2019 has been an exciting year for Chromebooks. Google’s line of Chrome OS laptops has seen plenty of releases this year, adding to the range of budget-friendly models and even introducing a new flagship, spec-ed out Chromebook in the Pixelbook Go. It may be enough to get Apple and Windows users on the other side interested, but will it work for you?

HP Chromebook 15 review

HP Chromebook 15 review: A great way to do more with Chrome at home – By Joshua Goldman cnet.com

You may be used to Chromebooks that are small, plasticky and underpowered, but the HP Chromebook 15 is none of those things. In fact, it's more like a higher-end mainstream Windows 10 laptop, but with the simplicity and security of Chrome OS and a price under $470. If mobility isn't a concern and you're ready to make a Chromebook your primary computer at home, this 15.6-inch HP is an easy recommendation. 

Chromebooks vs Laptops: Which is best for you?

Chromebooks vs Laptops: Which is best for you? – By Sydney Butler 9to5google.com

Google Chromebooks sure look a lot like any other normal laptop. However, when it comes to Chromebooks vs laptops, that resemblance is only skin deep. So which type of clam-shell computer is right for you? It turns out there’s a surprisingly long list of things to consider before making your purchase!