Asus Chrombook Flip Tablet Mode

Asus Chromebook Flip Tablet Mode

It’s not hard to find great reviews of the Asus Chromebook Flip [UK Link]. Whether, from a big name site such as Engadget or lesser known sites, its not hard to find an overall positive review. What you may have noticed, is how they tend to focus on use in laptop mode and skim the Asus Chromebook Flip tablet functionality.… Read more →

Chromebook Offline Access to Audible Library

If you are an Audible fan, then having the ability to access your library offline on a Chromebook can be a massive boon. At the moment there are no official offline versions of Audible for Chromebooks. You can always play books directly from the website, but this requires you to be connected to the internet. The online Audible player looks… Read more →

Apple TV Optical Output

New Apple TV Drops Optical Audio Output

The new Apple TV (4th generation) has lots of additional features to please sofa surfers, like a fancy new remote and revamped interface called tvOS. Unfortunately, as tends to happen, a feature used by music lovers has been dropped and will only be available on older models. The optical audio output allowed music lovers and cinema audio buffs to connect… Read more →

Install Windows 10 on HP Stream 11

Install Windows 10 on HP Stream 11

The HP Stream 11 [UK Link] has found favour with many budget conscious consumers, as it provides a full Windows laptop for the kind of money usually associated with Chromebooks and Netbooks. If anything the HP Stream 11 is like a netbook done properly, with decent screen resolution, excellent keyboard and great quality sound. To get the most out of… Read more →

Skype on a Chromebook

An Easier Way to use Skype on a Chromebook

OK, let’s get the obvious out of the way. Why would you want to use Skype on a Chromebook, when Hangouts exists??? Google devotees don’t always understand that regular folk don’t use Hangouts as they’ve only just got used to Skype… Like it, or not, Skype is the king of internet comms. Because it was one of the first VOIP… Read more →

Sending and receiving text messages on your Chromebook - Main Image

Sending and receiving text messages on your Chromebook

How would you like to send and receive SMS text messages from your Chromebook? Interested? Read on. Short Message Service (SMS) or text messages have been around since the dawn of mobile phones. To this day, they are still king for brief text-based conversations. Now, thanks to a clever piece of software called ‘Pushbullet,’ it is possible to send new… Read more →

Using Chromecast in hotel room

Using your Chromecast in a hotel room

It doesn’t take long to fall in love with your Chromecast [UK Link] and before you know it, its almost indispensable. You get so used to being able to watch what you want, when you want, you start to see uses for it everywhere. You then think ‘works great at home; I want use my Chromecast in a hotel room.’ The… Read more →

Better Skype, Lync, Hangouts and Conference Call Audio

Better Skype, Lync, Hangouts and Conference Call Audio

Many information workers these days will be accustomed to spending hours on the phone, Skype, Lync, Hangouts or part of conference calls. The need to stay connected and collaborate is still ever present, despite workers being distributed across the globe. For the last month I’ve drastically improved my setup by adding a Jabra 510 Speakerphone into the mix. After much… Read more →

iPad Music Making Apps

11 Awesome iPad Music Making Apps

Apple has, since its founding, remained a mainstay for artists and content creators. Even today, Apple frequently includes musical performances at their product launches and they remain committed to artists and content creators. There is no denying that the iPad has been revolutionary in putting the power of mobile music making tools into the hands of musicians. Once you get… Read more →

Connecting USB Microphone to Chromebook

Connecting USB Microphone to Chromebook

As Chromebooks become ever more popular, people want to be able to utilise them in creative endeavours. If you look at a lot of the Pixel artwork, it shows some bearded hipster-type using his Chromebook in what looks like a creative workshop setting. Fortunately for us, we do not need to grow a beard, but we can use our Chromebooks… Read more →


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 →