Bertel King, Jr.

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.

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Five Cool Things You Didn’t Know Chrome OS Could Do

Five Cool Things You Didn’t Know Chrome OS Could Do

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.

15 Clocks For Telling Time Within Google Chrome

15 Clocks For Telling Time Within Google Chrome

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.

6 Unconventional Uses For Google Chromecast

6 Unconventional Uses For Google Chromecast

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.

5 Alternative Android Photo Gallery Apps

5 Alternative Android Photo Gallery Apps

If the default Android photo gallery app on your phone just doesn’t organize pictures the way you wish it would, here are five alternatives that may arrange those priceless images precisely how you want them.

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Android Phone With Micro SD Card Support

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Android Phone With Micro SD Card Support

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.

Automagic: A Much Easier Way to Automate Your Android Phone

Automagic: A Much Easier Way to Automate Your Android Phone

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.

5 Practices That Can Enhance Your Mobile Privacy

5 Practices That Can Enhance Your Mobile Privacy

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.

Use “Best Android Apps” to Locate The Best Android Apps

Use “Best Android Apps” to Locate The Best Android Apps

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.

5 Chrome Web Apps For Practicing Musicians

5 Chrome Web Apps For Practicing Musicians

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.

Easily Customize the Addon Bar In Firefox With Puzzle Piece

Easily Customize the Addon Bar In Firefox With Puzzle Piece

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.

Share URL From One Browser to Another On Android

Share URL From One Browser to Another On Android

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.

A Brief History And Guide To Linux’s Touch Experience

A Brief History And Guide To Linux’s Touch Experience

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.

Get A More Useful New Tab Page For Chrome With Humble New Tab

Get A More Useful New Tab Page For Chrome With Humble New Tab

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.

MTE Explains: What Is Google AdSense, and Who Profits From It?

MTE Explains: What Is Google AdSense, and Who Profits From It?

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.

What Are Packaged Apps And How Can They Affect You?

What Are Packaged Apps And How Can They Affect You?

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!

MTE Explains: Why Is Updating an Android Such a Mess?

MTE Explains: Why Is Updating an Android Such a Mess?

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?