Author Archives: Joey-Elijah Sneddon

Chromebook App Shelf

How Many Apps Do You Pin to Your Chromebook’s Taskbar?

Chrome OS allows you to pin apps to the task bar (also known as the 'app shelf') at the bottom of the screen — but how many do you keep pinned?

30 July 2019
how to change wallpaper chromebook

How to Change Wallpaper on a Chromebook

Learn how to change the wallpaper on a Chromebook using any image in this Chrome OS basics guide, complete with screenshots.

29 July 2019
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Google Chrome to use native notifications on Windows 10

About time: Google Chrome will soon show native notifications on Windows 10, with a Chrome developer announcing support for native notifications via the Windows 10 Action Center.

9 August 2018
windows nightmare

Google’s New Chromebook Ad is an Epic Windows Takedown

Google has unveiled a new video to promote its pricey Chromebook Pixel line — and boy: it is one heck of a takedown of Windows. In the one minute promo, titled “If you want a laptop […]

31 July 2018
new material design login screen for ChromeOS

All-New Login Screen Experience is Coming to Chromebooks

Here's your first look at the new login and lock screen designs coming to Chrome OS. The revamp, inspired by Material Design, is currently in testing.

13 June 2017

Are Chromebooks Fuelling Rise in Linux OS Marketshare?

It's a question many have been asking over the past few months, as open-source enthusiasts rallied around reports that show Linux marketshare gaining ground for another consecutive month.

22 December 2016
scroblr

Scrobble YouTube + Other Streaming Sites with this Chrome Extension

I’ve been using music discovery service Last.fm for over 10 years, and make Scrobble support the first thing I  look for a traditional desktop music player. But, like many, I increasingly use the web to listen to music. […]

21 December 2016
samsung series 5 chromebook

OMG! We Need Your Opinion On Something…

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21 November 2016

Typing Emoji on a Chromebook Just Got Easier

An easy way to access and enter emoji is available in Chrome OS, courtesy of the (dully named) 'input device menu'.

4 October 2016
chrome for android

Chrome for Android Will Let You Play YouTube Videos In The Background

The latest Google Chrome Beta update will allow video sites like YouTube to keep playing in the background A long requested feature of many, developers will be able to support backgrounded video elements using a new Page […]

15 September 2016
gmail pinned unread count

How To Enable Unread Count in Pinned GMail Tabs

Keep Gmail pinned in Chrome? If so, you may have noticed that the favicon - the little icon that shows up in the tab - isn't very informative by default. But it can be…

15 September 2016
chromecast preview program

How To Join the New Chromecast Preview Program (And Get New Features Early)

Google has launched a new Chromecast Preview Program, which lets you receive new Chromecast firmware before everyone else does!

13 September 2016