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7 Best Chromebook Games

By Games

Playing games on your Chromebook is always fun, but sometimes it can be hard to find the best ones.

Since not all Android games can be played on Chrome OS (because they were originally made for phones and tablets), it can sometimes be a downer when you don’t know the best games you can play on a Chromebook.

Which is why we came up with our top 7 picks of Chromebook games. No more searching for the best ones. This list is all you need!

And a quick note. Make sure you know how to update your Chromebook so that the games play without a hitch.

Best Chromebook Games

Pokemon Quest

This Pokemon game takes you to Tumblecube Island where everyone looks like cubes! (much like in Minecraft). Look for treasure with the help of your Pokemon friends. Heads up, you’ll need a touchscreen for this one.

Threes

Get ready to be addicted to this game of moving tiles in a grid while adding them together. Heads up, only for touchscreen for tap controls.

Injustice 2

In this game, you’ll get to join in battle with your favorite DC Superheroes & Villains. There’s no keyboard support though, so it would probably be best on a smaller Chromebook.

PinOut

Luckily, you can use your keyboard arrows to play this one, so you don’t need a touchscreen. This game is for pinball lovers everywhere!

Sonic the Hedgehog Classic

This is the Sonic game that started them all! Race at lightning speeds as Sonic the Hedgehog. It even includes keyboard support!

Fallout Shelter

This game is a hugely popular dystopian version of Sim City. Just make sure your Chromebook is set to tablet mode as it doesn’t support the keyboard.

Pac-Man

We can’t end this list without one of the original leaders; Pac-Man! And now that you can turn your entire screen into a Pac-Man playground, that’s even better!

While some of these don’t support keyboard, most of the Chromebooks now are touchscreen. We hope you spend many hours playing new (and some old) games on your Chromebook!

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5 Reasons Why We Love Working Remotely

By Remote Lifestyle

If you haven’t had the pleasure of working remotely, then you really don’t know what you’re missing out on. Working remotely (or working from home) has many advantages and is on the rise with the digital era we are now in. With easily portable laptops like the Chromebook, it makes it easy to work practically anywhere.

Here are our top 5 reasons why we love working remotely.

  1. No more commute. Think about how much time you’ll save by cutting out the commute back and forth to an office. You can then use those saved minutes or hours to focus on home life or getting some more work accomplished! You’ll also save money on gas and wear and tear on your car. Not to mention the bliss of knowing you don’t have to face that 5 o’clock traffic ever again! You’ll even help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.no commute
  2. Location independent. Since you can work anywhere that has wifi, you aren’t tied down to a permanent office. Do you want to work while traveling in your RV? You can! What about working in your pajamas on your couch? You can! Or what about working while sun-bathing by the pool!? Work won’t seem like work when you can be somewhere you enjoy. Another great reason to be location independent, is you aren’t relying on local jobs only. This opens up the job pool to literally the entire world!location independent
  3. Flexible Hours. Gone are the days worrying about asking your boss if you can leave to pick up your sick child from school. By working remotely, you can come and go as you please as long as that’s been communicated with your clients. Do you need to go to a doctor’s appointment at 10 am? No problem when working remotely. Are you more of a night owl? No problem! Adjust your hours so you can work later in the day.flexible hours
  4. Increased Productivity. Without all the interruptions that a normal office environment brings, you’ll be far more productive by working remotely. This allows you to get more done in less time! Something we all strive for. productivity
  5. You don’t have to socialize. If you’re an introvert, then you will appreciate this reason! Introverts unite! Working remotely allows you to work without having to worry about all the socializing that normally comes with a job.

If you’ve ever thought about working remotely, we hope this list helped to convince you. It simply is amazing to be able to work remotely, wherever we want, whenever we want, and with whomever we want. Thanks to digital products, like the Chromebook, it’s very easy to achieve.

 


Our Top 5 Gifts for Entrepreneurs

By Chromebook

Do you have an entrepreneur in your life that you need to buy a gift for? With the holidays fast approaching, here are some great last-minute ideas. Keep these in mind for other holidays as well, such as birthdays and anniversaries!

The Best Gifts for Entrepreneurs

 

 

 

1. ChromebookOf course, we had to put our favorite product as number one! A Chromebook is perfect for anyone living that laptop life. They are very affordable, fast, not prone to malware, and lightweight.

 

2. Planner – No one is successful without a plan! Some of our favorite planners for the entrepreneur are:

    1. ifocus business plannerThis planner helps get anyone focused on the job at hand.
    2. Rituals for Living DreambookThis is perfect for anyone with a little woo in their life. It focuses on the law of attraction, productivity, and happiness.
    3. High-Performance Planner  – This planner is massive and will help anyone realize where their focus needs to be and how to get there.
    4. Passion Planner  – If you need a planner for the goal-oriented, this is the one for you. It helps you create long-term goals and break them down to smaller, easier goals.

 

3. Bluetooth headphones – Entrepreneurs are on the go a lot, often times multitasking. Bluetooth headphones that can connect to phones and laptops are ideal! Some of our favorite ones are:

    1. TOZO T10 Bluetooth EarbudsThese come with a charging case and get this: both the earbuds and the charging case are waterproof! The charging case is also compatible with wireless chargers.
    2. COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling HeadphonesIf you like headphones instead of earbuds, these come with high reviews. They even have a microphone and can be used for up to 30 hours of playtime.
    3. LETSCOM IPX7 Waterproof HeadphonesThese are a very affordable option that offers a lot of features for the price. They are waterproof, noise-canceling, and up to 8 hours of playtime.

 

4. Espresso Machine – Entrepreneurs work long hours and sometimes we need a pick-me-up. Some of our favorites are:

  1. SOWTECH Espresso Machine 3.5 Bar 4 Cup Espresso MakerThis Espresso maker is easy to use, compact, and very affordable. Brew like a pro with this one!
  2. DeLonghi ECP3420 Bar PumpThis is an excellent choice for the beginner barista who wants to create exceptional espresso.

 

5. Portable Charger – Entrepreneurs are usually on the go and need their devices in working order at all times. A portable charger like the Anker PowerCore 5000 would be amazing for anyone out and about that needs a quick charge.

 

There you have it! Our top 5 gifts for entrepreneurs. Which one is on your list?

Pixelbook Go Release Date

By Chromebook, News

If you’re holding out for the Pixelbook Go variant with bigger RAM capacity, you may not have to hold out much longer. While the online Google Store hasn’t announced an official release date, Best Buy has it live on its site for a release date of December 7, 2019. Although you still cannot order it yet, you can ask to be notified as soon as it is released.

pixelbook goWhat is a Pixelbook Go Variant?

The Pixelbook Go will have 16GB RAM and an 8th-generation Intel Core i7. It is set to sell for $1399. Even though this is the most powerful configuration we’ve seen for Chromebook, its maximum SSD storage capacity is only at 256GB. 

I don’t want to wait!

If you just cannot wait another day and need a Chromebook like yesterday, you can get the Pixelbook Go 16GB RAM variant Core i5 starting at $999, or one for 8FB RAM with core m3 and i5 starting at $649. All versions fo the Chromebook comes with a 13.3-inch display that supports either Full HD or 4K resolution.

Pixelbook Go Standout Features

One of the biggest standout features of the Pixelbook Go is the amazing battery life it offers. One test performed by Gizmodo said the battery life lasted about 13.5 hours, far exceeding any battery offered by other laptops. 

If you’re looking for something light to carry, then the Pixelbook Go is for you! At only 2.3 pounds, and 0.5 inches thick, this one won’t weigh you down like others!

The keyboard is also a standout feature as it’s not very noisy and feels good while typing.

Not only is it offered in standard black, but they also have a “not pink” to choose from. 

If you’re looking for a lightweight, sturdy laptop with a very long battery life, then the new Pixelbook Go is for you!

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The Ultimate Tech-Savvy Black Friday Guide

By Accessories, News

Ultimate Tech-Savvy Black Friday Guide 2019

With Black Friday quickly approaching, we wanted to give you a run-down on the ultimate tech-savvy Black Friday guide! And don’t feel like you have to wait until Black Friday to shop because some of these deals are happening right now!

It’s no surprise Amazon already has some great deals going on. Snag these before it’s too late!

Klipsch T5 True Wireless Earbuds

  • Save $50 right now!
  • One sleek set of wireless earbuds to rule them all.
  • The Klipsch T5 True wireless earbuds are the ultimate combination of comfort, design, efficiency, and legendary acoustic clarity.

 

Amazon Echo Show 8

  • This is a shocker because it hasn’t even been released! Save $30 now on your preorder!
  • Echo Show 8 connects to Alexa to give you rich stereo sound with vivid visuals on an 8” HD screen.
  • See on-screen lyrics with Amazon Music.
  • Set alarms and timers. Display your favorite photos.
  • Check weather and traffic as you head out.
  • Catch up on news highlights and movie trailers.

 

Apple Watch Series 3 – GPS, 38mm) – Silver Aluminium Case with White Sport Band

  • This watch is at an all-time low at $170 but keep in mind it will be $129 at Walmart on Nov. 27

 

 

LG 65SM8100AUA Alexa Built-in Nano 8 Series 65″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED NanoCell TV (2019)

  • You can save a whopping $502 on this deal right now!
  • The LG NanoCell TV Nano 8 series, SM8100, delivers on picture quality, lifelike scenes and a spectrum of color.
  • The power of the Quad-Core Processor makes everything look better. Local dimming control helps light levels.
  • This LG AI TV is the world’s most intelligent TV with LG ThinQ AI and the voice control of the Google Assistant* and Alexa are built-in.
  • *Service limited to certain languages. Some features require 3rd party service subscriptions.

 

The following will be on sale starting November 22, 2019

 

Kindle PaperWhite

  • Starting on Nov 22, save $45!
  • The thinnest, lightest, Kindle Paperwhite yet!

 

Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player

  • Save $25 starting Nov 22
  • This Fire TV stick will give you brilliant picture and powerful performance.

 

Ring Indoor Cam, Compact Plug-In HD security camera with two-way talk, White, Works with Alexa – 2-Pack

  • Save $40 starting Nov 22
  • This Compact plug-in indoor camera lets you see, hear and speak to people and pets from your phone, tablet, or select Echo device.

 

These are just a few of the deals coming to you for Black Friday. Don’t miss out on these great deals! There’s a tech lover in every family these would be perfect for.

 

Chromebooks in the classroom

5 Ways to Pitch the Idea of Chromebooks to Schools

By In the Classroom
 

With the ever-increasing use of technology, our students need to be able to integrate this into their daily lives at school. More and more schools are starting to implement the use of Chromebooks in their curriculum.

But what if your school isn’t one of those?

How do you pitch the benefits of using Chromebooks in the classroom?

  1. Chromebooks are affordable. When needing to provide technology to a large group of students, affordability is a huge factor. Chromebooks can be purchased starting at $149, which makes it a great option. One of the reasons for their low cost is the use of Google Apps, which allows users to store information on the cloud instead of the actual device itself.
  2. Chromebooks help the student prepare for the real world. With the increasing use of technology in everyday life, students need to know how to work a computer and the use of the cloud in order to be competitive. Gaining this experience while in school will help these students have a leg up on others.
  3. Chromebooks keep students more engaged. While some feared that integrating technology into the classroom would distract students, it has done the opposite. Students stay more engaged and can even work together “virtually” while in different locations.
  4. Chromebooks are environment-friendly. By using Chromebooks instead of printouts and the traditional book, we are using less paper and printer ink. That is a huge benefit! We are helping our kids improve the environment for the future.
  5. Long battery life. Chromebooks have enough battery life to last an entire day at school without needing to be charged. Can you imagine all the docking stations needed if that weren’t the case?

Chromebooks in the classroom will soon one day become the norm. Help your school get on this technology train by using some of these pointers when you pitch to your school.

Our 5 Favorite Laptop Desks

By Chromebook

With the increasing number of consumers switching from desktops to laptops, it’s important to find a laptop desk that fits your needs. Not only do you need one that is ergonomically designed for comfort, but one that is affordable and useful.

Here we’ve listed our top 5 choices for laptop desks to help you with your decision.

  1. Mind Reader LTADJUST-BLK

The Mind Reader is great for those who are on the go. It’s lightweight and easy to take with you. There are cushions on the bottom and has 8 different adjustable angles. Don’t worry about your laptop sliding off with the small clip at the bottom. The Mind Reader also provides proper ventilation for your laptop.

 

  1. LapGear Home Office Lap Desk

This laptop desk fits most 15.6” laptops with a built-in mouse pad and phone slot. It includes cushions underneath for added comfort and heat reduction to keep you cool and comfortable. Be ready to get to work comfortably with these great designs.

 

  1. Laptop Bed Tray Table

Get ready to work in comfort with this flexible design. This table has 4 combinations for right OR left-handed people, a center design, and a design with no stoppers for times when you just need a table. You can use this table in bed, on the couch, standing at a table, or for a children’s bed table. It includes auto-lock buttons and is portable.

  1. Rolling Laptop Table Tilting Overbed Table

This table can easily be adjusted to fit over the bed or couch for ultimate comfort. It includes features such as locking wheels, can be tilted for the best comfort, and versatile in use. You can also assemble it for left or right-handed use.

 

  1. Laptop Bamboo Desk for Bedroom

If you prefer a wooden desk, this beautiful, natural bamboo desk is the one for you. It is ergonomically designed for left or right-handed use, has adjustable leg height, and can also be used as a serving desk. It’s convenient to use in bed, on the couch, while traveling, or on the floor.

Chromebook Games You Can Play

5 Awesome Chromebook Games You Can Play

By Chromebook, Games

Got a new Chromebook device? Well, if you haven’t known, you’ve just owned one of the latest and much sought-after electronic devices in today’s digital generation!  Having owned such a new gadget, you can make the most out of it, including Chromebook games. Oh, yes! You read it right. You can install games on your Chromebook and enjoy playing while you’re on break from work using, still, all the other functional and efficient software and applications on, none other than your Chromebook! Here’s the better news. There are games just for this product, you can download for FREE!

Chromebook Games to Play

There are countless games you can download and play for free but not all of them are safe for your device. And, since Chromebook can now run Android apps via the Google Play Store you can be sure that most of the games you’ll be interested in are safe and as mentioned, they’re free! Here are five (5) of the best Chromebook games you can download:

Gameloft’s Asphalt Airborne 8 

If you are a racing games lover, this one is for you. You don’t just get to enjoy this game but you’ll be entertained too, as it highlights the most popular bikes and cars you can find in the market today.

NimbleBit LLC’s Tiny Tower 

If you are the casual type of player, this is the best game for you. Here, accept the challenge of managing the lives of the residents of the tiny tower by building shops and attractions. And the best part of this game is that you earn from these built establishments.

Chromebook’s very own Polycraft 

This is the game the younger generation of players will surely love. This is the Chromebook’s version of the popular game, Minecraft. It is fast becoming one of the most wanted games for Chromebook.

Save the Day 

If you prefer the old-school yet challenging type of game, this one’s definitely for you.  Riding on a helicopter, you, as the player, are tasked to save survivors, not to mention avoid the fires. There’s no room for boredom here as this game boasts of colorful cartoony graphics, such a perfect break from the tiring work.

Threes! 

Puzzle games lovers are sure to have this for their favorite game.  Start the game with 1s, and then, level up with 2s to make it more exciting. Just one thing to remember, Threes is! is played via touchscreen device only.

These are only five of the many games you can play on your Chromebook gadget. They are the best among the rest and they are the safest too! Download one or all of these now and start having fun whether you’re the only one or with some other gamers to play with. Enjoy!

12 Awesome Chromebook Accessories

12 Awesome Chromebook Accessories

By Accessories, Chromebook

Isn’t it exciting to have a Chromebook laptop? It’s like having a new doll or toy car that you can dress up and accessorize. If your computer is brand-new or just a few days old, you must be so excited to look for Chromebook accessories for your new baby. Well, you’re on the right page. In this article, we’ll give you 12 great ideas to accessorize your own laptop! There are actually lots of accessories you’ll find for your new Chromebook device but we picked the 12 best items to help you make the right choices and decide easily. Read on!

Top 6 Chromebook Accessories

1. Chromebook laptop case – Of course, the very first thing you’d want to do with your new Chromebook is to protect it from scratches and dirt, right? A laptop case, then, should be on No. 1 in your list.

2. Mouse for Chromebook – Aside from being one of the most affordable accessories for Chromebook, this will help you explore and work on your new tech gadget more easily, effortlessly and conveniently.

3. A webcam – It’s not that the built-in camera Chromebook has is not excellently functioning. It doesn’t mean either, that it does not have an excellent quality. If your work requires you to do a lot of video calls and conference, the webcam will help you become more presentable when you start conversing with your video call and chat mates.

4. Wireless Chromebook headset – Since this Chromebook accessory is cordless you get to hear or listen to what’s playing on your Chromebook laptop, be it an audio or video file you’re listening to. When you pick one, be sure of the quality of the sound, comfortable to the ears, and the foldable one for easy and convenient transport.

5. External hard drive – If you save a lot of series, movies, and music, this is a perfect must-have for you. Consider saving everything you’ve done for the day in an external hard drive just to be sure you’ve got everything stored in one storage in case the laptop needs some reformatting.

6. Printer-ready for Google Cloud – This is one of the most modern printers you can get. Even other people you share your access to the said printer with can print a special file or document even from a distance.

The first six accessories are what we believe, are the most important accessories to have, when you have a Chromebook laptop. The next six items below are equally essential for a must-have. This does not mean though that the second half in the list is no longer that important. We just thought of including the aforementioned in our first six so you’ll know which ones to buy first.

Other Must-Have Accessories for Chromebook

7. Chromebook speakers for the music-loving you

8. Lapdesk designed especially for Chromebook users

9. Ethernet adapter for a more reliable connection

10. Keyboard for convenient working and to avoid your laptop keys getting all worn out early

11. Microphone for clearer voice when making a video or audio call, or, when teaching online

12. Light for the keyboard to make typing as easy as A-B-C!

These are just 12 of the countless accessories you can get whether for your own Chromebook laptop or for someone so special who owns it. Now is the perfect time to scout for one while the supplies last and the prices are reasonable.

Android Apps on Chromebooks

Android Apps on Chromebooks – The Best Choices

By Apps, Chromebook

Do you know what makes a Chromebook laptop extra special and unique? You can install the applications you enjoy on your mobile phone, specifically the Android phone, here! Yes! There are Android Apps on Chromebooks you can download and install! This is among Google’s most exciting changes made for both its software and hardware. Imagine using a Chromebook device with numerous exciting and technological programs already installed. Imagine it again, with additional apps–Android apps this time. Exciting isn’t it?

What Android Apps on Chromebook to install?

You don’t need a technical expertise to make the Android apps run on Chromebook. Chromebooks that run Android apps are not hard to operate. In fact, installing the applications on this Google device is just like downloading and installing on a mobile phone device or a tablet. However, it is important to know that Android apps to Chromebook device only if the said software is compatible with the said hardware.

Yes, you read it right. Not all Chromebook devices can run the Android applications. The very first thing to look into is if you are using the latest Chrome version, and, if, upon checking your settings and you don’t find the Play Store application there. Enabling the app is possible by simply checking the box you’ll find there.

As mentioned, not all Chromebooks are compatible with the Android applications and vice versa. Among the devices you can install the popular operating system are selected: Acer, Asus, Dell, Google, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung laptops. Additionally,

As far as the applications are concerned, early this year, tech reports have it that there are over a million Android apps have been greatly used in the mobile world. The following are four (4) of the most popular applications you can download on your Chromebook for free:

Infinite Painter

This is designed for Chromebooks that have a pen support. This app unleashes your artistic side even if you are actually not an artist.

Quik

This is an easy video editor developed for the Android tablets and phones. You need not be a pro too, in video editing, to make this application work.

Pocketcasts

If you are very much into Podcasts, this one’s definitely for you. This is the easiest way to manage all your Podcasts in one storage app.

Firefox

There’s no other browser you can run on a Chrome OS. However, you can have Firefox installed to run on Android.

There you go! If you haven’t switched to Chromebook and Chrome OS yet, now is the perfect time to make that big switch! It’s like owning and using a 2-in-1 device! You surely won’t miss the apps you’re using on an Android-run gadget.