Written by Alan Tuesday, 22 July 2014 07:00
Chromebooks have been steadily gaining in popularity, but also in functionality. Many tasks can now be accomplished without a connection, and more Bluetooth capability is now part of the operating system.
To get started, you’ll need to head down to the task bar, and over to the far right where the system tray resides and click on it. This pops up a small menu that contains several options, including volume, internet, settings and Bluetooth. Tap on the latter to open it.
This will open a small windows that will display any installed Bluetooth object in the main frame, and the bottom will give you the option to manage devices and also turn the connectivity on and off by clicking the tiny icon on the right-hand side.
If you wish to make any changes, then click on “Manage devices”. From here, you will have the option to both add and remove devices, which is actually a part of the Chrome OS Settings page, though it’s a bit hidden. To remove items, click one and hit the “X” that appears to the right. To add a device, simply click the “Add device” button. You may also need to tap the “Connect” button if you have any issue actually getting the pairing up and running.
That’s all there is to it. Now you can connect all sorts of devices to your Chromebook and get rid of ones no longer in use.
Written by Alan Monday, 30 June 2014 07:00
Microsoft has been pushing its Community Showcase themes of late, letting the users submit images to be used in Windows themes. One of the newest ones released encompasses country landscape images. “Journey down remote roadways and country lanes to lakeside retreats, mountain hideaways, and forgotten ruins in this free theme for Windows, the second installment in the Rural Landscapes series by our community of contributors”. The theme package contains 19 images and is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8.x and Windows RT. You can grab the new theme by following the download link posted below. Download: Rural Landscapes
Written by Alan Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:00
California contains one of the most beautiful coastlines in the United States, with such locations as Big Sur. Now Microsoft is bringing one particular location to your Windows desktop with images of Monterey.
“Monterey County, California, brings visitors from around the world to experience its idyllic sights and leisurely pastimes. Join photographer Suman Das‘ Pacific Coast adventure in this free Windows theme, including images of Pebble Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Carmel-by-the-Sea”, the description reads.
The theme contains a set of twelve wallpapers and will work with Windows 7, Windows 8x and Windows RT. You can grab it by following the download link below.
Download: Sights of Monterey