MobileViews Podcast 423: Chromebook new apps/tips; deciding to buy new devices; Apple October announcements expectations

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Handy ChromeOS/Chromebook features you might not know about. Chromebooks have a richer toolset that it did just a year or two ago
    • The built-in Gallery app can edit PDF documents
    • The built-in Scan app can scan from your scanner. It can even use the form feeder
    • The built-in Screencast app lets you record video presentations with transcriptions but only displays on other Chromebooks
    • The built-in Cursive app lets stylus-enabled Chromebook users create handwritten notes
    • On newer Chromebooks (or least the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5) the old Google search key with a magnifying glass icon is now a button icon with a solid large dot in the middle and a thin ring around it. Google renamed the search key the “everything key” a few years ago. It is the same search icon that you see at the bottom left of a Chromebook’s display.
    • After Google Cloud Print was shut down at the end of 2020, I had a difficulty printing to printers on my WiFi network. However, recently, for reasons I don’t understand, there haven’t been any problems printing to a WiFi printer
  2. Discussion Topic: when do you upgrade your “tools” – concept being that sometimes we upgrade for fun, but for your daily drivers, how do you know when it’s time to upgrade? Can you know when your work could move faster?
  3. Unannounced but expected Apple October product announcements

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