Windows On A Chromebook via VMWare Horizon DaaS - Not A Good First Impression

Posted on August 29th, 2014

A few months back everyone was chattering about how VMWare was going to let Chromebook users run Windows. This morning on a whim we decided to check it out. VMWare offers a free 7-day trial using an ephemeral Windows desktop (all...

Is Microsoft Planning A Bingbook? Don't Bet The Ranch On This Chromebook Competitor

Posted on March 4th, 2014

A quick audio post for a Chrometastic Tuesday morning! Lets talk about the recent rumors of a Microsoft "Bingbook" - a direct response to Google Chromebook. Intro/Ending Music Credit: Title: RetroFuture Clean(Kevin MacLeod -...

How Google Drive Offline Mode Consumes RAM

Posted on February 24th, 2014

Want to use your Chromebook without an Internet connection? Be aware that enabling Google Drive offline access can eat RAM on your Chromebook. Yes, we said RAM. While its obvious to most that syncing cloud documents to the internal...

Making a Chromebook Recovery Disk (Video)

Posted on February 17th, 2014

If you're tinkering with your Chromebook, you should have a recovery disk handy. For those times when a simple power wash can't fix an error or failure, a recovery disk (SD Card or USB stick) will get your Chromebook back to good...

Chrome Remote Desktop Video Tutorial Series

Posted on February 13th, 2014

What do you do when you're working on your Chromebook, but need to access your Mac or PC? In this series of videos, we'll show you how to install and use Chrome remote desktop to remotely control your other computers from any...

Windows On Your Chromebook - Don't Jump To Conclusions

Posted on February 12th, 2014

Google announced today that it has teamed with VMWare to bring virtualized Windows desktops to the Chromebook platform via VMWare's DaaS (Desktop as a Service) offering. Please note that this was announced on the Google ENTERPRISE...

Screencastify - Simple Screencasting From Your Chromebook

Posted on February 12th, 2014

Lets take a look at Screencastify, a Chrome extension that allows you to record (screencast) the activity in a Chrome tab. There’s a fair amount of interest in screencasting from a Chromebook, so Screencastify might be just what the...

Google Drive Tips - How To Recover Deleted Files (Video)

Posted on February 12th, 2014

We've all accidentally deleted files before. Here's a quick tip on how to recover files you've accidentally deleted in Google Drive on your Chromebook. Note that we strongly suggest that you work in Google Drive, not in your...

Podcasting With A Chromebook - From Turner's Tech Tips

Posted on February 9th, 2014

Bruce Turner posted an awesome video illustrating creative use of the Twisted Wave online service to create audio podcasts using just a Chromebook, a microphone and a mixer. Great job Bruce! We strongly suggest at least a USB...

What Is ChromeOS Canary And How Do I Get It?

Posted on February 8th, 2014

You may have heard of Google Chrome Canary, but do you know what it is? First tip-off that you're talking about Chrome Canary is the yellow version of the normally multi-colored Chrome logo. That's it at the top of this post....

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