3 reasons why a Chromebook often costs more than a nearly “identical” Windows laptop

Wondering why a Chromebook with similar on-paper hardware specifications often costs more than a seemingly exact same Windows laptop? Here’s why.

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How to work offline effectively with a Chromebook

Regular Chromebook users know that the “you can’t do anything on a Chromebook without the internet” myth is simply that: A myth. It’s true that you may be limited without that Wi-Fi or LTE hotspot connection. But that’s the case for any software platform to a degree.

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How to Use ‘Affect’ Versus ‘Effect’

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Every time I write either “affect” or “effect,” I have to pause for a second to double-check myself. Their meanings are related, their spellings are similar; even their pronunciation is nearly the same. But one of them causes something and the other is the result. And knowing the difference is a good thing.

“The action is affect, the end result is effect.”

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How to Download a Windows 10 ISO Without the Media Creation Tool

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Microsoft makes Windows 10 ISO images available to everyone through its download website, but if you’re already using a Windows machine, it forces you to download the Media Creation Tool first. Here’s how to download Windows ISOs without the creation tool.

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How to Get the Most Out of the Chrome Bookmarks Bar

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The Bookmarks Bar in Google Chrome is more than just a place to store random pages for you to read later; it’s a highly functional and versatile feature that doesn’t get enough credit. Here’s how you can organize, beautify, and create bookmarklets to use it to its full potential.

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Everything New in Windows 10’s May 2019 Update, Available Now

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Windows 10’s latest update is the May 2019 Update, which is version 1903 and was codenamed 19H1 during development. It features a light theme, speed improvements, and lots of polish. There are no crazy new features like My People or Timeline. And it’s out now.

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Best free Automation software for Windows 10

Computers have changed the way we live our lives. They have found a place for themselves in every walk of our life. In the recent past, artificial intelligence and machine learning have given way to increased automation. Despite the development, most of the task we do on our PC is repetitive. Have you ever thought of automating these tasks and saving time? While most of us are familiar with AutoHotkey, today we will take a look at some other free automation software for Windows.

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Chromebooks Are The Future of Computing According To Google SVP

Chromebooks Are The Future of Computing According To Google SVP

CHROMEBOOKS ARE THE FUTURE OF COMPUTING ACCORDING TO GOOGLE SVP

As long as we’ve been covering Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and all the other hardware Google drops Chrome OS onto, there’s been a running theme or two that have followed the not-quite-fledgling operating system: “it’s just a browser” and “Chrome OS is Dead.”

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Google I/O 2019: The day one roundup of announcements, news, and devices

Google I/O is in full swing, and as usual, Google has a ton of announcements regarding Android, search, the Assistant, and – this year – even new hardware. Our coverage has been fast and furious, so this post is meant to help you wrap your head around everything we’ve dug into here at the show.

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How to Turn Hardware Acceleration On and Off in Chrome

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Google Chrome comes equipped with hardware acceleration, a feature which takes advantage of your computer’s GPU to speed up processes and free vital CPU time. However, sometimes driver incompatibilities can cause this feature to misbehave and disabling it could save you a few headaches.

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