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.

Keyboard Shortcuts on Chrome OS in 2021: Everything you need to know

Switching from a Mac or PC to one of the top Chromebooks can be a bit scary. After all, you're moving to a cloud-based computing platform and probably implementing a new workflow. Keyboard shortcuts are also a little different on Chrome OS. If you use an external keyboard designed for Windows or macOS, you'll also...

Best accessories for Chromebooks for June 2021: HP, LG, and more

Chromebooks are here to stay for both work and personal use. If you use your Chromebook for work or school, you could use it with a docking station and external monitor. Using an external monitor can provide more screen real estate, and docking stations can offer additional ports for multi-tasking. Of course, you'll also need an...

Best Chromeboxes for June 2021: ASUS, Acer, HP and more

Chromebooks are incredibly popular these days. From education to enterprise, Google has a hit on its hands with Chrome OS. There are already a number of premium Chromebooks out there, but what if you want to run Chrome OS in a desktop environment? There are a number of excellent Chromeboxes out there to accomplish this...

What specs do I need in a Chromebook in 2021?

If you're shopping for a new Chromebook, you're probably thinking about specs at least a little. CPU, RAM, and storage are all important options to consider. Moving from a Mac or PC to Chrome OS can be confusing. Required specs are certainly a bit different on Chromebooks and Chrome OS tablets, particularly when it comes...

Android apps on Chrome OS in 2021: A complete guide

On Chrome OS, native apps are cloud-based. This means productivity apps like Gmail and Google Docs live and store items in the cloud. Newer Chromebooks also support Android apps, downloaded via the Google Play Store. This opens up a wide array of possibilities, with millions of productivity apps and games available. Both web apps and...

XDA Basics: How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Taking a screenshot is often useful at work or just to show a friend something you find interesting on social media. If you use one of the top Chromebooks as your daily machine, you'll undoubtedly need to take a quick screenshot at some point. The good news is that taking a screenshot on Chrome OS...

Best Dell Chromebooks for 2021: Latitude 7410, 3100 2-in-1, and more

Dell is the fifth largest vendor of Chromebooks worldwide, and they offer some of the best Chromebooks available. The company is also known for their reliable business computing solutions. Business customers are no doubt familiar with Dell's reliable PC solutions, and that same quality and craftsmanship carries over to the Chromebook lines. Education users will...

Settings on Chrome OS in 2021: Everything you need to know

If you recently switched from a Mac or PC to Chrome OS, you've probably noticed the setup is a bit different. It's natural to want a few tips and tricks when migrating to a new operating system and UI. The good news is that Chrome OS is incredibly user friendly and very powerful. Whether you're...

Best Acer Chromebooks for Summer 2021: Spin 713, 315 Touch, and more

Acer is the third largest vendor of Chromebooks worldwide. Whether you're looking for one of the overall best Chromebooks, a clever 2-in-1 design, or just something for the kids, Acer has you covered. If you're looking for a nice Chrome OS experience on the desktop, Acer has a fantastic Chromebox option that's perfect for work...

Linux apps on Chrome OS in 2021: A complete guide

Chrome OS is incredibly powerful and versatile, running on a variety of hardware and can also run a variety of apps. In addition to running Android apps from the Play Store, it's also possible to run full Linux apps. For many users, the basic Chromebook functionality is just fine. However, if you find yourself wanting...

Best mice for Chromebooks in June 2021: Logitech, BENGOO, Geyes, and more

Chromebooks are here to stay for both work and personal use. If you use your Chromebook for work or school, you could use it with a docking station and external monitor. Using an external monitor can provide more screen real estate, and docking stations can offer additional ports for multi-tasking. Of course, you'll also need...

Best keyboards for Chromebooks: Logitech, Brydge, Jelly Comb, and more

If you use your Chromebook for work or school, you can use it with a docking station and external monitor. Using an external monitor can provide more screen real estate and docking stations can offer additional ports for multi-tasking. Of course, you'll need a quality keyboard to complete your workstation. When choosing a keyboard for...