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Controlling your Tabs

Looking to make the most of your Chrome browser? This is the first in a series of helpful tips on getting the most out of the worlds most popular browser -stay tuned for more!

So do you have multiple tabs open at once? Get lost in a…


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Time flies when you are in perpetual lockdown. Well, that’s what I keep telling myself!

Leaving politics aside it’s been an interesting shift in how technology is being used during our confinement. One of my purchases was investing further into the Google ecosystem with the Pixel 5 (alongside the Google Nest WiFi mesh system but more on that in another post).

I went to the…


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So Google Stadia is over a year old. As an early adopter, indeed a founder, of the platform how have I found using it?

In short, it has been brilliant! I am not a hardcore gamer by any means so I guess those that are would likely look at Xbox or PlayStation offerings however, Stadia has a unique advantage. It can be played just about anywhere, anytime on a ton of devices.

OK, so…


The future is bright for Google Workspace. Working from home is here to stay. Yes in 2021 we will, hopefully, see a return to working in offices in some form but it will not be at the same level pre-COVID.

Google Workspace is the best collaborative productivity platform on the…


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Living with a Macbook over the last couple of weeks has been different. But is it any better than the Chromebooks I have been using for my main devices over nearly the last decade? Let’s dive in and find out…..

Despite my love affair with Chromebooks the one big advantage…


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and why subscribing to Google Play Pass helps

I used to play Chess a lot as a kid but lost my passion for the game. That was until I saw Benya Clark’s post about a new publication dedicated to Chess.

It piqued my dormant interest in the old game and I decided to check out what was available…


Chrome OS in action

I fell in love with the Chrome OS way back in 2011 when it was in its infancy.

Since then I have witnessed it mature into a capable, efficient and exciting platform. There are more reasons than the 7 listed below but I thought this was a good starting point.

Security

Let us begin with arguably the most important part of any operating system — security. Chromebooks do…


*this article is based on my experience using a beta version of Big Sur on a 2013 Macbook Air.

My ageing Macbook Air had started to show signs of weariness so with no little trepidation I decided to try the beta version Apple just announced as Big Sur.

The Apple Keynote version you can watch here.

Whilst we must recognise that this a beta version of the OS so…


Having covered the hardware and software, what did I finally think of the iPad Pro?

Wrapping up this series is a bittersweet experience. On the one hand a beautifully crafted, powerful but highly mobile computer. On the other, the power let down by the software experience.

I had hoped that by using the iPad, my writing workflow would be enhanced to greater heights.

But what…


Now one of my biggest concerns whilst researching on whether to purchase the iPad was what software to use.

Working as a G Suite reseller and a long term Chromebook user it concerned me whether the iPad would deliver a good experience with Google services and applications. …

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