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How to Change Your Chromebook's Desktop Wallpaper

You spend a lot of time on the desktop of your Chromebook. Better make that system's wallpaper something worth looking at. Like Windows and Apple laptops, Chromebooks include plenty of wallpaper optio...

How to Launch a Google Hangout on Your Chromebook

Hangouts, one of the unique perks of Google's Plus social network, lets you talk face-to-face with up to nine other callers,. It's dead simple to use, especially if you're using a Chromebook.

How to Convert Office Files to Google Docs on Your Chromebook

Its Web-based operating system means your Chromebook doesn't support Windows (or Mac) software. That includes Office programs such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint, which is a major hurdle for those hop...

How to Provide Remote Tech Support From Your Chromebook

If you've ever helped out a tech-clumsy friend or family member with their computer from afar, you know that troubleshooting is much easier when you can see the distressed person's screen. Just imagin...

How to Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop on Your Chromebook

Your chromebook is great at many tasks, but it can't run your favorite Windows apps. Fortunately, it's easy to remotely access any Windows or Mac computer from your Chromebook and use all of its apps in a Window..

How to Activate Google Docs Offline on Your Chromebook

No Microsoft Word alternative is worth its salt if it requires an Internet connection to edit important documents. Fortunately for Chromebook owners, Google Drive makes its documents and presentations editable offline.

How to Stream Google Play Music on Your Chromebook

The Chrome operating system can play MP3 and m4a audio files, but you must download them to your Chromebook's limited storage drive or store them externally on a thumb drive or SD card. There's anot...

How to Dock and Undock Apps in Windows 8

Windows 8's docking feature allows you to split your screen between two apps. For instance, you could track the latest sports scores and news on one side of the screen with the Sports app while checki...

How to Use Semantic Zoom in Windows 8

With large databases of tiles like you find in the Windows Store or the Start screen, swiping or scrolling through all those blocks can be a hassle. Semantic zoom solves this problem by giving you...

How to Pin Your Web Pages to Windows 8's Start Screen

Checking out our favorite websites have become part of our daily routines, like taking out the trash or checking the mail (physical or electronic). Windows 8 allows you to pin your favorite sites to i...