Posts From Jeff Springer

Jeff Springer
Jeff Springer

Applied mathematician with a love for Android. I am interested in inverse problems for imaging and integration with camera software for mobile phones.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook Review: Best Chrome OS Tablet Ever!

The Chrome tablet space is certainly heating up. While the original Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook dominated the space for over a year, there are now several compelling options at the end of 2021. Earlier this year, HP launched the Chromebook x2 11 tablet, which was the first Chrome OS tablet to run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor....

Does Microsoft Office work on a Chromebook?

Microsoft Office is the most popular productivity suite in the world. If you use one of the best Chromebooks as your daily driver for work or school, you probably want to run at least one Microsoft app. From word processing to computational tasks with Excel, Office has everything you need to get the job done....

HP Chromebook x2 11 review: A tough value proposition

When HP unveiled the Chromebook x2 11, there was a considerable amount of excitement in the Chrome OS community. It's been quite awhile since we've seen a Chrome tablet with a high-resolution display, premium build, and a usable aspect ratio. Of course, there were still plenty of questions about the internals. The HP Chromebook x2...

XDA Basics: How to use the emoji keyboard on Mac in two easy ways

If you want to communicate properly in 2021, you're going to need some emoji. Sure, you could use the old-fashioned text only approach, but where's the fun in that? If you recently picked up one of the new Macbook Pros, or any other Mac really, you'll want to start texting and tweeting right away. The...

Best Chromebooks available at Walmart in 2022

Walmart is one of the largest retailers of consumer goods in the United States. Chances are pretty high that you also have a physical Walmart store in your city or town. With typically low prices and local returns available, buying your next Chromebook from Walmart is an appealing option. While Walmart tends to focus more...

Best games for Mac: Portal 2, Hades, Fortnite, and more

Apple just launched the new Macbook Pro in 14" and 16" variants, with the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips inside. If you recently preordered one of these awesome machines, you might be interested in doing more than just work with them. The Macbook Pro is renowned for its excellent productivity capability and is...

XDA Basics: How to transfer files from Android to Mac in two ways

It's a popular myth that every Mac user also has an iPhone. Of course, the vast majority of Mac users likely do have an iPhone for ease of integration, but some do prefer the customization of Android. Personally, I like the Mac for it's Unix-based operating system, but prefer Android phones that are not as...

Best Samsung Chromebooks you can buy in 2022

Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers of consumer electronics. Ranking number four on the list of Chromebook vendors by volume, Samsung has an impressive lineup of devices running Chrome OS. If premium design is your thing, Samsung is definitely one of the top Chromebook manufacturers to consider. Indeed, their flagship devices are some of...

Best Lenovo Chromebooks in 2022

Lenovo is one of the largest manufacturers of Chromebooks in the world. Ranking number two on the list of Chromebook vendors by volume, Lenovo has an impressive lineup of devices running Chrome OS. If professional usability is your thing, Lenovo is one of the top Chromebook manufacturers to consider. Indeed, their flagship devices are some...

Best HP Chromebooks for Holiday 2021

If you're looking to buy a new Chromebook, the chances are you have a few HP models on your shortlist. HP is the single largest vendor of Chromebooks worldwide, with several entries on our list of the best overall Chromebooks. With nearly fifty models available, HP certainly has no shortage of options to fit every...

The powerful ASUS Chromebook CX9 is finally available

The ASUS Chromebook CX9 is by far the most powerful Chromebook you can buy today. The device originally launched back in August, but it sold out on the ASUS store immediately and hasn't been back in stock since. Today, both configurations of the CX9 are finally available to purchase directly from ASUS. If you want...

These are the Best Chromebooks you can buy in 2022

Looking for something a bit more powerful than a tablet, but don't want a bulky laptop? A Chromebook may be the device you're looking for. If you're invested in the Google ecosystem, ChromeOS is the way to go, and it's quite easy to use. It doesn't have the same software compatibility as other, more popular...