20 Chromebook Apps for Education in 10 Minutes – YouTube
If you’ve picked up a Chromebook (or Chromebox), you’ll know you don’t get very much in the way of local storage—the system is designed for the cloud after all. Still, there are times when saving files locally is a good idea (watching movies offline for example) and you want to manage those handful of gigabytes effectively. Here’s how.
There are a couple of ways to see what’s taking up the storage space on your Chromebook (you typically get 16GB of space to play around with, the same as a budget smartphone). Either launch the Files app and tap the menu button (three vertical dots) or type chrome://quota-internals into a browser address bar and check that way.
Sorry if this the inappropriate forum to ask this question. My father is in his middle 50s and wants to get a computer for simple browsing and emails, maybe some skype. Windows 8 is kind of a cluster and I sure as hell can’t afford a mac-book. I naturally though Chromebook because he does quite well with his GS5 and I though the interface seemed similar. Folks in a similar situation how have your experiences been? Any tips or tricks? I’ll be in charge of running tech support and teaching him how to use it. Anything I should look out for?
For an older person, that could be a blessing. Although it would be remiss to suggest that all elderly people struggle with technology, there is no denying that a huge swathe of them don’t use traditional machines to their fullest, and struggle to rectify anything that goes wrong.
If my mid-sixties mum is a typical example, then there will be plenty of people remotely logging into their elderly relatives’ machines on a near-weekly basis to do something as simple as delete a program or install an update. It provides me with no end of merriment and mirth at what I perceive as her incompetence, but from her side it’s immensely frustrating — she just wants to get on and use her computer, not spend time dealing with obstacles that she deems to be insignificant and unimportant.
Here are some reasons, therefore, why your elderly friends and relatives should be on a Chromebook…