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 chargers for HP Chromebook 14: Anker, Baseus, and more

It's always nice to have a backup charger in your bag in case something goes wrong. Sometimes you just want an extra power brick to keep at the office for your Chromebook. Either way, if you own an HP Chromebook 14 model, you might want to consider picking up an alternate charger. When it comes...

Best Chromebook accessories for students: Docks, Webcams, and more

If you recently bought a Chromebook for school, you probably need a few things to go with it. Whether you're using your Chromebook for virtual classes on Zoom or in the classroom, accessories just make the overall experience easier. Those learning online will certainly want a new high-quality webcam. For power users, a USB-C dock...

Where is the best place to buy the HP Chromebook 14?

If you're looking for a new Chromebook, there's a good chance at least one model of HP's Chromebook 14 is on your list. The Chromebook 14 lineup from HP spans nearly 20 different models, with a range of configurable options and price points. With so many choices, it's easy to find something that fits your...

Does the HP Chromebook 14 have a built-in webcam? Is it any good?

The HP Chromebook 14 is one of the most popular consumer Chromebook models out there. In fact, HP has a number of different variations of the Chromebook 14. If you recently picked up a new or pre-owned HP Chromebook 14, you might be wondering about the webcam. Webcam usage skyrocketed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Even today,...

Best Chromebooks on Amazon: Samsung, ASUS, Acer, and more

Amazon has virtually everything you could want or need. If you're looking for a new Chromebook, there's a good chance you started shopping by opening Amazon. There are dozens of great options from Dell, Samsung, Acer, ASUS, and more. It can be difficult to pare down all those devices into a short list for serious...

Best wallpaper apps for Chrome OS: Backdrops, Bing, and more

Buying a shiny new Chromebook is an exciting experience. With Chrome OS, you get speed and performance at a lower cost. In fact, many Chromebooks are some of the best laptops you can find under $600. One of the first things you'll want to do when you boot up your new Chromebook is change the...

How long will the HP Chromebook 14 be supported?

The HP Chromebook 14 is one of the most popular consumer Chromebook models out there. In fact, HP has a number of different variations of the Chromebook 14. If you recently picked up a new or pre-owned HP Chromebook 14, you might be thinking about how long you'll receive Chrome OS updates. How do Chromebooks receive...

Does the HP Chromebook 14 have a touchscreen?

Touchscreens are fairly common on Chromebooks. Most modern Chromebooks feature a touchscreen even if they lack 2-in-1 functionality. If you're shopping for a version of the popular HP Chromebook 14, you might want to narrow down your search to those models with a touchscreen. It's a nice feature to have, even if you don't use...

Best Chromebooks for kids: Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, and more

Searching for a new computer or tablet for your kids can be tricky. On the one hand, you want something fairly inexpensive, but you also want solid performance and durability. The good news is Chromebooks perfectly balance cost-effective hardware, durability, and OS security. While Chromebooks satisfy most of the must-haves for a kids' computer, you...

Can I play Minecraft on a Chromebook? Which Editions work?

Minecraft is a sandbox construction video game developed by Mojang Studios. Players interact with a fully customizable three-dimensional environment made of blocks and entities. Its diverse gameplay lets players choose the way they play, with countless possibilities. There are currently three actively maintained editions of Minecraft -- Java Edition, Bedrock Edition, and Education Edition. If...

How to record the screen on a Chromebook in two easy ways

Recording the screen on your new Chromebook is incredibly useful for tutorials or just to show something to a friend. Sometimes you might even need to record your screen for a presentation at work or school. Luckily, Chrome OS has screen recording functionality built-in. If you want more options, you can use some nifty third-party...

This week in Chrome OS: Ampersands and the ASUS CX9

Welcome to This Week in Chrome OS, a weekly column dedicated to all things Chrome and Chromium. Every week we’ll run down the biggest hardware announcements, upcoming software features, and the most interesting rumors from around the web. With all of the exciting Chromebooks releasing in the second half of 2021 and gaming Chromebooks on...