Chromecast

Get More from Your Versatile Chromecast

If you’ve just bought or are thinking about buying a Chromecast, you probably have one thing in mind; using it to watch TV programmes and films. But look beyond the obvious uses and you’ll find that the Chromecast is versatile. And believe me, the more uses you discover, the more you’ll realise what amazing value for money it is. But… Read more →

Acer Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts

Nine Useful Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts

New to Chrome OS and Chromebooks? If so, welcome to the party. Now do yourself a favour and learn these really useful Chromebook keyboard shortcuts. With just a little practice, you’ll begin to use these shortcuts without realising it. 1. How do I take a full screenshot? A picture paints a thousand words. So it can sometimes be easier to send… Read more →

Installing Linux OS on your Chromebook

Install Linux Operating System on Your Chromebook

Chromebooks are simple, yet capable devices. For most of what you do on a laptop, a Chromebook with modest specifications is a cheap, self-maintaining and powerful tool. Despite this, there still are a few areas where Chromebooks fall down. So, if you still need the power of a complete operating system on your Chromebook then, this article is for you.… Read more →

Upgrading Acer C720 SSD

Upgrading the Acer C720 SSD – for lots more space

For the typical cloud-based use, even the low-end Chromebooks are up to the job. With 64-bit dual core processors, fast SSD drives and a 2GB of memory, the Chrome browser runs very smoothly. Multiple tabs display quickly. GMail works flawlessly and even the offline email and Google Doc options run without any major problems. Additional storage is as easy as… Read more →

Writer Rejoice A Super Cheap Tablet for Writing

Writers rejoice – a super cheap tablet for writing

I’m penning this article on a £75 Windows tablet from HP – The HP Stream 7. It’s small, cheap and has good battery life. Purchased direct from Microsoft with a discount, this is the first Windows tablet for writing I’ve used to cost less than £100. For this and other reasons I’ll go into, the HP Stream 7 is just… Read more →

Apple TV Headless Audio

Use Apple TV for Audio Only – Headless Apple TV

If you’ve connected your Apple TV to an amp and speakers as suggested in this post, you may want to use your Apple TV for audio only. That is to say, whilst your music is playing the TV screen is switched off. Being able to switch off the screen (and its associated low level white noise) allows you to get… Read more →

Install Skype on a Chromebook

Install Skype on a Chromebook

Following on from the success of ‘Install Flipboard on a Chromebook‘ I thought that I would look into running Skype on a Chromebook – my Acer C720 [UK Link] to be precise. Many people (myself included) are disappointed that Skype isn’t natively available for Chrome OS. Microsoft are working on providing Skype through the browser – which will probably work with Chromebooks but until… Read more →

Install Flipboard on Your Chromebook

Install Flipboard on a Chromebook

Following on from the success of ‘Install Flipboard on Your Mac or PC‘ I thought that I would look into running Flipboard on a Chromebook – my Acer C720 [UK Link] to be precise. At first I was disappointed to find that there was no dedicated Chrome OS app for Flipboard – but much like the lack of app for other desktops… Read more →

Ten Free iPad Productivity Videos

Ten Free iPad Productivity Videos [part 2]

Carrying off from where I left off in part one here are the second set of iPad Productivity videos to compliment my book iPad Productivity Guide. The videos follow the structure of an early chapter which describes a series of steps you should take to get your iPad fit for work. These steps are the basics you need (or at… Read more →

Ten Free iPad Productivity Videos

Ten Free iPad Productivity Videos [part 1]

I’ve recorded ten iPad Productivity videos to compliment my book iPad Productivity Guide and uploaded them to YouTube for everyone to access. The videos follow the structure of an early chapter which describes a series of steps you should take to get your iPad fit for work. These steps are the basics you need (or at least be aware of)… Read more →

Not Fishing Episode 4 its almost Christmas YouTube

Not Fishing – Episode 4 it’s almost Christmas

Matt and Gary have a chat about a bunch of stuff in this latest episode of Not Fishing. Recording in the run up to Christmas 2014, work, food and drink are all covered in this 40 minute chin wag. Here are links to the products, services, places and websites mentioned during the recording: Delphis Antiques Website: http://www.delphis-antiques.com Head4Space Website: http://www.head4space.com… Read more →