Speech recognition on Chromebook enables you to use ‘speech-to-text’ dictation in programs where you would normally type, such as Google Docs and Gmail as well as allowing you to carry out web searches by asking questions straight into the browser.
If you have not used a Chromebook, you don’t know what you are missing. It is about the easiest form of a computer you will find that is based on the Chrome operating system. The schools are big fans of Chromebooks and I highly recommend them for home use (and for our Mom’s and Pop’s). I am big on computers and technology, worked in the field for years, worked with (still do) the Windows platform for years; BUT, now I am finding the Chromebook the computer I go to at home. NOW, there is something new in the Chromebook world that be of interest to you (see below) that has really caught my attention.
It’s a Chromebook. It’s a tablet. It’s both. Acer just unveiled the world’s first Chromebook tablet: the Chromebook Tab 10. And yes, you can play Fortnite and PUBG on it. But outside of fighting tooth and nail for that illustrious chicken dinner, Acer is targeting educators and students with this handsome new slate. The company has yet to share pricing or launch dates. Instead, here are my first impressions.
If you are a Chromebook user, you are probably looking for apps to install; especially, if your Chromebook can handle Android Apps. After some research, I found the following article at Computerworld (from 2017) that is still very relevant and current in the recommendations. Many of these apps I have installed on my Chromebook and I am very satisfied.
Turn your Chromebook into a uniquely versatile modern computing machine with these Chrome-OS-enhancing apps.
I love my Chromebook and this news that Chromebooks will soon be able to run “native” Linux apps is a bonus; in addition to the Chrome web apps and the Android apps that are already supported. Nice work Google…
Been reading this everywhere in the tech news about the new design coming to Gmail, with some cool and really sensible features. Follow the source link below to learn more about this (with screenshots) at Ars Technica.
Red alert, people! Gmail is being redesigned. Google sent out an email to G Suite administrators warning them a “fresh, clean look” would be coming to Gmail.com soon. Shortly after the email went out, leaked pictures of the design were posted to Android Authority and The Verge, so we have a ton of pictures to obsess over….
My Chromebook has become my primary “go to” computer in the house. I like the concept of simplicity. Open it up, it turns on and I am on the internet doing what I need or want to do.
Today, I decided to post some popular Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts that you may be interested in (if you own a Chromebook). If you don’t own one, check out the one that I own by clicking here… I love it…
Popular Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts
- Take a screenshot: Press Ctrl + (or Ctrl + F5)
- Take a partial screenshot: Press Ctrl + Shift + (or Ctrl + Shift + F5), then click and drag
- Take a screenshot (if your Chromebook converts into a tablet): Press Power button + Volume down button
- Turn Caps Lock on or off: Press Alt + Search
- Lock your screen: Press Search + L
- Sign out of your Google Account: Press Ctrl + Shift + q (twice)
- See all keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl + Alt + ?
This is a nice Google Chrome extension, called Shortcuts for Google, that gives you the ability to launch over 300 Google services (i.e. like Gmail, Maps, Calendar, Keep, etc…) directly from a button on the toolbar. What has sold me on this extension is that you can also add your own customized shortcuts, in addition to the services that are provided by Google; AND, any changes you make will sync and be the same should you change to another computer. Definitely is a great launcher to have that becomes part of your web browser. Also, a big help if you are a Chromebook user. 5 Star rating in the Google Chrome Store.
Display all Google™ services as buttons in a space-saving popup next to your address bar. Reach services like Gmail, Google Reader, Google Maps, Google Calendar, and many more in just two clicks from your browser. The extension includes nearly 300 Google services and websites.