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The right Hangout Microphone will make or break the Hangout experience that the other person has with you.

I do Hangouts regularly, and have been doing so for quite some time now. Funny thing I discovered is that 1) there are different kinds of hangouts you can be part of and 2) that Hangouts is the polite version of the phone call.

I thought it be fun to write an article on it and explain to you the different microphones I use depending on the type of Hangout.

#google   #hangouts   #microphones   #sound   #quality  
When you get a Chromebook and make that switch to the world of Google you'll inevitably get sucked into doing Hangouts. Jumping in and out of 'm like it's nothing, expanding your network and influe...
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Just the one microphone - that is not the ideal solution, least have a noise cancelling set-up and also for video, the background and any movement and lighting play a bigger part.

Still tested set-ups were the other chap was sat upon the table upon the mic and wondering why the audio was not working. 
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Can I play Games on a Chromebook?

One of the most asked questions I run across. That next to can I play World of Warcraft or Minecraft on a #Chromebook.

To help people find some great games to play on their Chromebooks I've made a list of my top 10 games. I hope you like it. 

And please tell me what games you play that deserve to be mentioned. I love to find new games myself!

#chromebook   #games   #chromeos   #chrome  
Games for your Chromebook are as easy to find and play these days as they are for mobile phones and tablets. All you have to do is surf to the Chrome Web Store, select the games category and start ...
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Here’s a toast to 2014, a year of Flappy Bird, ice bucket challenges and the beautiful game.

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Hi everyone, a fellow chromie needs our help!

Back over at www.chromebookhq.com Ella Glazer saks: I teach a java course using only chromebooks and am looking for an online site that will allow us to write/compile/run graphics programs using swing, etc. Any ideas?

Who can help?
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Hi! :) Iam following an university course Introduction to Java and I also use a Chromebook with an online IDE : Cloud9 : https://c9.io/ That IDE is an interface using Ubuntu. That's not Netbeans, but it will do the job! I'm not sure if it will runs graphics programs... But I think so!
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It'a for these kinds of cases that you should activate 2-Step Verification. It will bother you every now and again, but that doesn't weigh up against the added security you'll get from it.

I've been using it for a long time now and won't ever go without two factor authentication again. I'm waiting for the other tech giants to be as secure as Google is.
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Another week full of interesting Chromebook news, rumors, hands on stories and reviews is behind us. 

Here you get the chance to read up on the ones that stood out. Like the possibility of a new Chromebook Pixel 2 (yea! if that were true), the proclamation that the Dell Chromebook 11 is the best, the great news for companies using call center software and other articles you might have missed this week.

Want to contribute? Plus the article and the hashtag #chromebookgeek and you’re good to go.
Another week full of interesting Chromebook news, rumors, hands on stories and reviews is behind us. Here you get the chance to read up on the ones that stood out. Like the possibility of a new Chr...
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+Kain Young​ yes, fo reals 
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With every PC maker trying to get a piece of the Chromebook action we see lots of new models enter the market place. What all these Chromebooks have in common is that they are inexpensive, have lon...
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Yeah, it's nice. For sure. But I still don't get over the screen. It is bothering me a little. 
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A fantastic new option to Chrome OS
 
Google Intern has added support to run Crouton¹ in a Chrome OS Window. Thanks to a 4,471 lines patch², fearless people can now run their favorite Linux distributions on their Chrome Devices in a nice window without jumping between Virtual Terminals as before. 

Here's how to get there:
- First, you need to make sure your Chrome Device is in Developer Mode³ (not Dev Channel).
- Install the Crouton Integration Chrome Extension⁴
- Download crouton⁵
- Open a shell with <Ctrl>+<Alt>+T, type shell and hit <Enter>
- Run sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton t unity,extension 
Enjoy!

¹ https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton
² https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/pull/1144
³ http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/chromiumos-design-docs/developer-mode
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gcpneefbbnfalgjniomfjknbcgkbijom
https://goo.gl/fd3zc

Source: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/pull/1144
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Hi everyone, who can help answer Jude Oxley's question?
"My daughter has a Samsung Chromebook Series 3 XE303 11.6 inch. She is wanting a drawing tablet. Are there any that are compatible? Would be very grateful for your help"

Thanks for your answer!
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Great tip +Steve Clifford thanks!
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Don't get caught with your pants down. Use two factor identification.

It is a simple yet very secure second step you add to your usual check in. You set it up once thought a painless shot process and from then on Google sends you a code on your mobile phone every time you try to log into your Google account from a pc/laptop/tablet/phone you haven't used before. 

This is great because when a hacker/unwanted other has your username and password they can still NOT log into your account because they will also need to have your phone in their hands to receive the code. Without both there's no logging in.

I myself even set it up that I have to re-auth my devices every month, just to be sure. It is a painless way of feeling (and being) secure about my data on Google.
With 2-step verification, you'll sign in to your Google Account with both your password and a code that you'll get from your phone. 2-step verification significantly reduces the chances of a bad guy breaking into your account.
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+Tania Velasquez just get another phone as the number will always be transferable to the owner of another phone by sim card...
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New HP Chromebook 11- A Meta Review

For quite a while now ChromebookHQ has been convinced that the Chrome OS revolution will take place. From Google’s announcement of the CR-48, the first Chromebook ever built that got a lot of flack for everything about it, all the way through the Samsung 5 550, the Google Pixel and up to the HP Chromebook 11, I’ve been watching. And guess what, I’m still in love.

If the beautifully designed HP Chromebook 11 has done anything to chance my love for Chromebooks than it has deepened the believe that Chrome OS is an OS that fills a need and that Chromebooks are the type of laptop computer that families and students happily spent a little money on.

I called this post a meta review because I go through reviews from CNET, The Verge, Engadget, Forbes, PCWorld, PCPRO and Techradar.

Hope you'll find it useful. 

http://www.chromebookhq.com/hp-chromebook-11/
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I started ChromebookHQ.com as a community to share tips, reviews and my personal experiences with Chromebooks with you. Ever since the CR-48 came to life I've believed in the concept behind Chrome OS and I love to share how I make them work for me. From how I maximize my productivity to how I have fun on my Chromebook.

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