A Chrome-based browser extension that will announce the time periodically, set custom recurring reminders, and display the time and date…

I had been looking for a talking clock for my Chromebook and this is as close as it gets with the Chrome-based browser extension called, Talking Clock… This extension is a very nice extension in that it allows you to set announced reminders and set periodic times where the time will be announced. For example, I have the extension set to announce the time every 15 minutes. Also, if you click on the extension icon you get a quick read on the date and time. Another setting is available where you can display the current time as an overlay on the toolbar icon, as well. Nice browser extension that serves a good purpose; especially, for those who spend a great deal of time at their computer.

A clipboard manager for your Chromebook…

Chromebooks will eventually have a clipboard manager built-in to save multiple clipboard entries; however, that has yet to materialize. If your Chromebook supports the installation of Android apps, there are a sufficient number of clipboard managers on the Google Play Store that you could try (and many I have tried). A solution that I found that is simplistic and gets the job done is a Google Chrome app called, you got it, “Clipboard Manager” which was specifically developed for Chrome OS. You can download and install it from the source link below. What I like about this app is that I can pin it to the “shelf” at the bottom of the screen and depending on what order you have it positioned on the shelf, you can launch it by using the “Alt” key. For example, I have “Clipboard Manager” at the 8th icon position on the shelf; therefore, I can launch it by hitting “Alt + 8” on my keyboard. Another selling point with me on this app is that my Chromebook supports Linux and this app will work when using Linux apps, as well (however, I did find that my combo Alt +8 keyboard trick did not work when running a Linux app). If you need a clipboard manager (for your Chromebook), “Clipboard Manager” is a good choice…

Source: Google Chrome Web Store – Clipboard Manager

Chrome OS has a reputation for being virus-proof. Google likes to boast about how secure its operating system is compared to others. Are Chromebooks really immune to viruses, though?

For folks at home owning a Chromebook is probably one of the best investments you can make that will allow you to experience nearly everything the internet has to offer. Here at “Tech News for You”, I highly recommend Chromebook purchases, especially folks in the elder generation, due to the low maintenance and the ironclad security. If you follow the link below, you will learn “why” Chromebook security is the best out there in protecting you from viruses and malware.

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Learn “Why Aren’t Viruses a Problem on Chrome OS?” @ How-To Geek

Get WPS Office 2019 For Linux (for your Chromebook)

If you are the proud owner of a Chromebook that has the Linux OS option baked in, you can download and install the WPS Office Suite (for FREE). Download from the link below. Once the page loads, click on “Download”, select the “DEB Package”. Once downloaded onto the Chromebook, go into the file manager, right click on the DEB file, and select install. Following the install go into the Chromebook’s launcher and locate Linux apps. There you will find WPS.

Source: WPS Office 2019 For Linux

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