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.

TCL 20 Pro 5G Review: A solid midrange option in the US

TCL brought their 20 series to the US a few weeks back. Originally announced earlier this year, the series includes the TCL 20 SE, TCL 20S, and TCL 20 Pro 5G. The TCL 20 Pro 5G is the top offering of the group, with an MSRP of $499.99 at launch. Last year, the TCL 10...

How to fix ‘Chrome OS is Missing or Damaged’ on your Chromebook

Google's Chrome OS is an intuitive simple interface to navigate. Of course, even the best operating systems have the occasional bug or issue that pops up. If you've recently encountered the Chrome OS is Missing or Damaged message on your Chromebook, you might be concerned. This error is relatively easy to troubleshoot, but it's also...

Best ASUS Chromebooks: Flip C536, Flip CM3, C434 and more

ASUS is one of the leading manufacturers of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. If you're in the market for either, you should absolutely consider some of ASUS' offerings for your next device. Whether you need a powerful premium Chromebook or a cheaper option for school or media consumption, ASUS has it all. In addition, ASUS makes some...

Acer Chromebook Spin 513 Review: Ultra-portable, less performance

Acer created quite a splash in the Chromebook community when they announced Qualcomm chips were coming to their Spin lineup. It took quite a while for those chips to actually arrive, with a nearly 3 year wait between the announcement and the arrival of the Acer Chromebook Spin 513. The excitement over Qualcomm chips is...

How to turn on Chrome OS developer mode on your Chromebook

Chromebooks are very powerful devices. Although many users pick up a Chromebook because of the simple browser-based experience, there's much more you can do. There are many ways to unlock the full power of Chrome OS, such as joining a Beta or Dev channel or enabling Chrome Flags. Another way you can add to the...

What apps run on Chrome OS? These are the Best Chrome OS apps!

Chrome OS is unfairly typecast by some as an uninteresting operating system with minimal app support. This is of course entirely false. It's true that Chrome OS is incredibly lightweight and without a lot of frills on the surface. But app support exists in abundance with excellent web apps, Chrome extensions, Android apps, and Linux...

Best Chromebooks with 4G LTE / 5G: Acer, Samsung, and more

Connectivity is important when using a Chromebook. The majority of your daily workflow lives in the cloud. If you use a Chromebook full time, you probably also use a cloud-based storage solution like Google Drive. While WiFi access is fairly ubiquitous in populated areas, you might need LTE or 5G connectivity for remote travels. It's...

Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Chromebook Yoga Review: Premium in every way

Lenovo's ThinkPad brand is renowned for its business class laptops. When you buy a ThinkPad, you know you're getting amazing build quality and reliability. For Lenovo, it makes perfect sense to combine that legacy with Chrome OS to create a premium Chromebook experience. The Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga is a Chromebook intended for the enterprise...

How to use the new Zoom app on a Chromebook

Zoom rose to popularity at the beginning of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you use video meetings at school or work, there's a good chance you now use Zoom. Both Windows and macOS have reliable Zoom apps that include all of the software's available features. Until now, those of us on Chrome OS were forced...

Top 10 Chrome Flags you should consider enabling in July 2021

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers out there. It's an excellent option whether you're using a Chromebook, Android phone, Mac, or Windows PC. The stable version of Chrome is really good on its own, but for power users there are numerous tweaks you can add to suit specific needs. If you like testing...

How to switch to Chrome OS: Storage, settings, and more!

Are you looking to make the leap to Chrome OS? If so, there are some things you need to know before making the switch. Most likely, you're coming to Chrome OS from a Mac or Windows PC. Chrome OS is a bit different since it's a primarily cloud-based operating system. This means some of your...

Should you buy a Chromebook? Absolutely, here’s why you should switch!

Operating systems are a big part of our daily lives. If you've used a Mac or Windows PC for years, you might be asking yourself, should I buy a Chromebook? On the other hand, the appeal of something new is exciting. Are you intrigued by the idea of lower cost hardware and 5 second boot...