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.

Best Dell Chromebooks in 2022

Dell's not only famous for laptops like the XPS 13, but they're also behind some great Chromebooks, too. In fact, Dell is the number five Chromebook vendor in the world. You'll find that they offer a small selection of ChromeOS devices from various categories, some of which are even up to date with older generation...

Best Surface Go 3 Pen Options: Microsoft, Tesha, and more

Microsoft launched the all-new Surface Go 3 at the company's fall 2021 event. While the Surface Go 3 is a great machine, it unfortunately does not come bundled with a pen. Of course, you can buy the official Surface pen separately from Microsoft or another vendor, but there are plenty of other options to consider....

Best Surface Pro 8 charger options: Anker, Baseus, and more

The Surface Pro 8 is one of the best Windows tablets you can buy right now. It's always nice to have a backup charger in your bag in case something goes wrong with your OEM charging brick. Sometimes you just want an extra power brick to keep at the office for your PC, for work...

Best Acer Chromebooks for 2022

There are many popular Chromebook models from HP, Dell, and Lenovo, but you can't forget Acer, either. Acer is not only making PC laptops but is actually the third biggest Chromebook maker and is behind some of the most popular options you can find on the market right now. From the Acer Spin lineup to...

Best Chromeboxes for 2022

While you look at the market for great premium Chromebooks, sometimes you might really wonder if you need need a laptop running ChromeOS. If you want to try the simple and efficient operating system for the first time, or just run and enjoy it while sitting at a desk hooked up to a monitor without...

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...

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...

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...