Bertel is a tech blogger and independent novelist who puts perhaps a tad too much trust in Google. He’s loved Android since the moment he got his eager hands on his first device -- if not sooner -- and has understood the Chromebook Pixel from day one.You can follow his work at bertelking.com.
There are quite a few features that can be enabled in the experimental section of Chrome OS. Want to change which side of the screen your launcher is on? Wish your touchpad supported more gestures? Read on to find out about five great features Chrome OS already supports that are buried away under its settings.
Your computer came with a clock that is functional enough, but there are so many more ways you could have your computer tell you the time. The Chrome Web Store is filled with various clock apps and extensions. Here are 15 options that might just add an extra bit of excitement to how you check what time it is.
Google Chromecast is a $35 affordable media streamer that you plug into your TV or monitor and stream YouTube, Netflix, and Google Play content from your computer. What sets Chromecast apart is that these uses are just the beginning. Here are six areas where a Chromecast could excel where others offerings have not.
Many of the latest Android phones have done away with Micro SD card slots. These phones are great, but when they’re low on space, users have to either start deleting files or move data into the cloud. Here are five reasons why you should still be using an Android phone with Micro SD card support, rather than giving it up altogether.
Have you ever wished your smartphone would start playing music whenever you get home? How about turning off social networks when you’re in the car? Automagic presents users with a very simple way to automate their Android phone with the use of easy-to-understand flowcharts.
Mobile privacy is almost non-existent. Telecommunications providers know when we place a call, the number we dial, and how long the conversation lasts. If this makes you uncomfortable, here are 5 changes you can make to reduce how much your phone carrier knows about you.
There are thousands upon thousands of apps available for Android devices on Google Play. Many of them are awesome, but the vast majority really aren’t worth the time of day. This is what makes an app like Best Android App sound appealing. It’s an app that helps you find which Android software is actually worth your time.
Computers have revolutionized seemingly everything. Telling someone you created music used to mean that you knew how to play an instrument or two, but now people can create tunes just by pushing keys on their keyboard. If you want to learn or perform music the old-fashioned way, here are a number of ways you can use Google Chrome to help.
Add-ons make customizing Firefox a near limitless endeavor, but what if you want to customize your add-ons? Wait for it – there’s an add-on for that. Puzzle Piece allows you to customize the addon bar in Firefox. It takes the default Firefox addon bar and shrinks it into a small little panel that can display the same content without the waste.
Flashify is an Android app that allows you to take a URL that won’t load flash inside one browser and share it with another. The benefit of this app is that even if you don’t have a browser installed that can run flash, it’s still the fastest way to get links from one browser to another.
The Linux community has been divided in recent years over how desktop environments should be used and designed. The open source community released several new user interfaces that were geared towards touch screens years before the recent touch-oriented release of Windows 8, but there is no hardware to support it.
Google Chrome makes it easy to access recently visited websites and a wide range of apps on the new tab page, but managing bookmarks can be a bit of a chore. Humble New Tab replaces the new tab page with your bookmarks and other content. Oh, and for those that care, it’s open source.
Bluetooth is a wireless standard for sending data over short distances between multiple electronics. Two or more devices connect to form personal area networks that can stretch as far as several meters. Here are ten practical and innovative ways to use Bluetooth to make your life easier.
As you’ve browsed the web, you’ve undoubtedly noticed ads strung up along the sides of webpages. These ads drive much of the wealth that powers the Internet and sometimes even fund complete websites. Many of these ads are driven by a single program, Google AdSense. Let’s take a look at what is Adsense and how you can make money from it.
Google is introducing so-called “packaged apps,” applications that run natively inside of Google Chrome. How will this affect your computing experience? Will this be the next step to total cloud computing? Let’s find out!
Windows users can update their operating system to the latest version as long as they can afford the upgrade and their hardware can support it. Android users, however, face a drastically different situation. Many Android devices, especially the budget models, never see a single update. The majority only get one major update. Why is updating an Android such a mess?
The web browser is the most used piece of software on most of our computers, and there are quite a few of them vying for our attention. In this web browsers comparison guide, we will show you the features of the various popular browsers and which one is the best for you.
It is easy to create QR codes to embed within websites or send via text messages,, but what about creating printable QR codes and barcode labels? A small business could print QR codes as a means of providing their customers with more information. Here is how you can do so.
As ebooks become more popular, more people are reading from their computers rather than from a physical book. If you are one of those who prefer to read your EPUB books online, here are some options for you.
If you don’t like a way iOS or an application did something, Cydia offers you the ability to change it. Now, the software – Cydia Substrate, has made its way over to Android. What does that means for you then?
USB flash drives are a cheap and portable way to back up files and move them around between machines. If you want to breathe new life into your old USB flash drives, here are ten things you may have never known they could do.
There’s no shortage of note-taking apps out there, yet when it comes time to jot something down quickly to return to later, few note-taking options are as convenient as good old-fashioned sticky notes applications. The following are four Sticky Notes for Chrome applications.
You’ve been using search engines for a long time now. You probably used one to find this article. But do you know how they work? This post will give you a basic understanding of how search engines work to find all the information you wouldn’t be able to find on your own.
Android version 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) comes with the ability to encrypt your Android phone. While the process may be intimidating, it’s pretty straightforward. Here is how you can easily encrypt your Android phone.
If you have got yourself the Chrombook Pixel and find that Chrome OS really isn’t the right match for you, you may be happy to know that it’s both possible and easy to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel.
Parents have wrestled with keeping their children shielded from unwanted content on the internet since personal computers first started arriving in our homes. This guide will show you how to whitelist certain websites inside Google Chrome, preventing your children from visiting any websites you do not approve.
Tracking your time and task can be a difficult job. While some may have no trouble keeping track of time in their heads, others may benefit from a more visual means of measuring progress. Progress Bar Timer is a Google Chrome extension that turns deadlines and quotas into convenient progress bars to help track time and goals.