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 Chromebooks for drawing: Lenovo, HP, Google, and more

Chromebooks are great for a number of tasks. They're affordable, have a lightweight OS, and generally amazing battery life. Indeed, there's also a large number of convertible Chromebooks and Chrome OS tablets out there. These form factors work incredibly well for digital drawing. If you're looking for the best Chromebooks for drawing, you've come to...

Hands-on with Samsung One UI 4.0 Beta 2: Theming, Virtual RAM, and more!

Samsung pushed out the second iteration of their One UI 4.0 beta software earlier this week. Coming roughly three weeks after the original beta release, the new version brings some new features and promises performance improvements. One of the key changes is the ability to dynamically theme your device using colors pulled from the current...

Cursive Review: Hands on with Google’s new writing app for Chromebooks

There are a lot of options if you want a quality app for taking handwritten notes. Of course, not all of those are made by our beloved Google. As Chrome OS fans, it's always nice when Google releases a new app to play around with (even if they decide to kill it later on). Such...

Best Surface Pro X accessories: Logitech, Waterfield, and more

Microsoft chose not to completely redesign the Surface Pro X this year, instead bringing the Surface Pro 8 closer in design to its cousin. But the Surface Pro X did get a few under the hood improvements and is still a great looking device. If you recently bought a new Surface Pro X, you're going...

How to transfer photos from an iPhone to a Chromebook

If you use an iPhone as your personal smartphone and a Chromebook at work or school, you might want to move files between these devices. One of the most common requests is to move photos from an iPhone to a Chromebook. The new iPhone 13 models have great cameras and you'll definitely want to sync...

Best math apps for Chromebooks: Wolfram, Desmos, and more

Whether you're looking to help your kids with their math homework, or need help in your own college courses, math apps can be very helpful. If you use a Chromebook as your daily laptop, there are a number of math apps available, in the form of web apps and Android apps. Many of these apps...

How to use an iPhone with your Chromebook: Tips and Tricks

Using an iPhone with a Chromebook certainly seems a bit out of place. Obviously, Android makes a bit more sense given the intimate connection they both have with the Google ecosystem. However, many loyal iPhone users turn to the simplicity and affordability of a Chromebook for work or school tasks. It takes some effort, but...

Best Surface Pro 8 accessories: Tesha, Microsoft, and more

The new Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is an impressive tablet and PC all in one sleek package. With a new design that resembles the Surface Pro X, the Surface Pro 8 is a device that looks as good as it performs. If you recently purchased a new Surface Pro 8, you're going to need a...

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 vs Pixel Slate: Which should you buy?

Lenovo recently unveiled the Chromebook Duet 5 at Lenovo Tech World 2021. The Chromebook Duet 5 is one of the many new Chrome OS tablets we've been tracking lately. It looks like a compelling product, but it's always a good idea to consider all available options. Even though it had a short-lived product cycle, Google's Pixel...

Best Surface Laptop Studio accessories: Razer, Microsoft, and more

If you use your Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio for working at home, 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. Professional creative users may also need a monitor with excellent color calibration and accuracy. Whether...

Surface Laptop Studio vs Surface Book 3: A huge leap forward

We originally thought the Surface Laptop Studio would be called the Surface Book 4. Thankfully, it's a lot more than that. It's the refresh we've wanted to see for quite awhile, including an all-new sleeker design. But if you're looking for a bargain, there's certain to be some sales on the slightly older Surface Book 3 in...

Surface Pro X vs Samsung Galaxy S7+: Which tablet reigns supreme?

While Microsoft did announce some big changes at their Fall 2021 event, the Surface Pro X got a more modest refresh and price drop. There aren't sweeping processor or display changes like in the Surface Pro 8, but the X series still offers a lot to get excited about and it's now more affordable than...