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How To Disable The Touchpad And Touchscreen on a Chromebook

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If you always use a mouse instead of your Chromebook's touchpad / trackpad, you can disable it to avoid accidental clicks. I almost always use a mouse with my laptops. Chromebooks are no different. I have a wireless Microsoft mouse connected to my Chromebook as I write these words. With my old Windows laptops, I […] Read More

Install Windows Software on a Chromebook with CrossOver

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Windows on Android and phone was something that looked like a very bleak possibility once. Not anymore. CodeWeavers, the development company, is going to make this happen pretty soon for all the Windows lovers who miss using their apps on Chrome. CrossOver for Android beta will let you run your favorite Windows software on ChromeBook […] Read More

Acer (AIO) Chromebase 24 Now Available For Purchase

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The entry-level basic version of Acer's all-in-one (AIO) Chromebase 24 is now available for purchase with prices revolving around $450. This consumer version of Acer Chromebase claims to give your business the best that Chrome has to offer. Comes in 5 different models, this is a good buy for those looking for an ideal computer specifically for meetings […] Read More

How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan On an Acer C720 Chromebook

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A Reddit user has managed to install macOS El Capitan on an Acer Chromebook. For those who are interested in trying this out, he has shared all the required download and installation instructions as well! Before you get started, remember that this was done on a Core i3 Acer C720 chromebook and the results may […] Read More

Google Play Store Finally Comes to Chromebook Pixel (2015) and Acer R11

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It's finally happened, Google Play Store is here! (for Asus Flip, Pixel 2 and Acer R11 owners on the Dev channel anyways) When Google first announced that the Google Play Store was coming to Chromebooks, we were told that the Asus Flip, Acer R11, and Chromebook Pixel (2015) would receive the update on version 53, […] Read More

Your Device Is Up To Date! Or is it…?

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A fellow Chromebook Central Top Contributor, Jim Dantin recently pointed out to me that there is a large number of users complaining about Chromebooks that are not up to date, and won't update. This naturally leaves the user quite frustrated, understandably. Everybody wants to be on the latest and greatest software, and security updates are very […] Read More

Use or Upgrade an Old Chromebook

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The CR-48, the oldest Chromebook patriarch celebrated it's 5 year birthday in December of 2015. It hardly seems like Chromebooks have been around that long, but they have. Not long after the CR-48 Samsung and Acer released models of their own to consumers. And of course since then, every computer manufacturer under the sun has […] Read More

Force Chromebook Users Logout When The Lid Is Closed

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Here is a security tip for Chromebook admins. If you have access to Chrome OS admin console, you can force users to logout when they close the Chromebook lid. I have previously shared Chromebook security tips. You will find a tip about making sure that your Chromebook asks for password when you open re-open the […] Read More

Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook is Out On Sale

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Lenovo is famous for building ready to use, convenient, and collaborative laptops. Out on sale now is its Chrome version- ThinkPad 13- built with solid design with professionals, students, and educators in mind. The new Chromebook claims to have passed 12 Military Specification tests for durability, thus making it a worthy buy for classroom use. Models of ThinkPad 13 […] Read More

How to Side-Load Android Apps from “Unknown Sources” on your Chromebook

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One advantage that Android phones have over iPhones is the ability to easily install apps that didn't come from Google's Play Store, without having to root, or jailbreak the phone. Many argue that it's not a great idea, as it opens your phone up to certain risks, and those people would be right. Which is […] Read More

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