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.

How to run Steam games on your Chromebook in 2021

Steam is one of the most popular gaming platforms on the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. If you recently purchased a new Chromebook, you might feel a bit excluded from the gaming party, but it turns out there are actually several methods to run Steam on Chrome OS. Some of these options can be...

Best Chromebooks available at Best Buy July 2021: HP, ASUS, and more

Best Buy is one of the largest bricks and mortar computer retailers out there. If you're shopping for a new Chromebook, you'll probably want to stop by one of their stores for some hands-on time with the devices on your list. The electronics giant stocks the best Chromebook models from ASUS, Google, Acer, HP, and...

XDA Basics: How to set up your new Chromebook

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 Chrome OS is incredibly user-friendly and very powerful. Whether you're a developer...

TCL 20 SE Review: Decent entry level phone, but better options exist even 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 SE is the budget offering of the group, with a MSRP of $189.99 at launch. Last year, the TCL 10 series...

How to run Windows 10 on a Chromebook

If you recently made the switch from a Windows 10 PC to a Chromebook, you're probably missing some of your favorite apps. It's no secret that some Windows apps can't run natively on Chrome OS. Users often miss their favorite productivity apps, creator tools, and games when making the switch. Luckily, there are options if...

XDA Basics: How to copy and paste on Chromebook

If you recently made the move to Chrome OS from a Mac or Windows PC, the new keyboard layout can be confusing. One of the first things you'll have noticed is your new Chromebook keyboard doesn't have a Caps lock key. After that initial shock subsided, you probably started thinking about your beloved keyboard shortcuts....

TCL 20S Review: Too many compromises to recommend over the competition

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 20s is the middle offering of the group, with an MSRP of $249.99 at launch. Considering the price is only $60 higher...

Best games for Chrome OS: Alto’s Odyssey, Destiny 2, and more

Chrome OS isn't exactly known as a gaming platform. Most people associate Chromebooks with low-cost machines that work great as a dedicated browser or school laptop. However, there are several options to enjoy fun games on your Chromebook or Chromebox. Most modern Chromebooks support Android apps, which also means Android games. Google has a number...

Best Chromebooks with touchscreens: ASUS, Samsung, and more

If you're buying a new Chromebook, the chances are you want a device with a touchscreen. It makes sense. We use a touch interface on our smartphones all day, so having a laptop with that capability is comforting. Luckily, Chromebooks with touchscreen support are incredibly common. So common in fact, that it's tough to nail...

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...