These Are The Chromebooks That Can Run Android Apps From Google Play

These Are The Chromebooks That Can Run Android Apps From Google Play

Android — and 1,000,000+ apps — on your Chromebook is awesome.

But not every Chromebook is going to get updated to have Google Play and Android apps. And most of the ones that will are in a long testing process.

We all hate waiting. And we all hate updates that break things. Google and the people who made your Chromebook are trying to make sure everything is good and keep the wait time to a minimum, but still — we all hate waiting!

Things are progressing. Here’s the current state of Android on Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.

These Are The Chromebooks That Can Run Android Apps From Google Play

Original Article Appeared 12/15/2017

How To Choose The Right Chromebook

How To Choose The Right Chromebook

Knowing what to look for before you buy will make you happier and can save you money — which also makes you happier.

Whether you’re buying your first Chromebook or upgrading from an older model, you need to know what to look for before you part with your cash. Really, most purchases are this way — especially electronics of any sort. We can help you figure out which Chromebook features are right for you so you can be an informed buyer.

How To Choose The Right Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 12/22/2017

Best Chromebooks That Run Android Apps

Best Chromebooks That Run Android Apps

If you don’t own a Chromebook yet, you should consider one as your next laptop. You can run Android apps on Chromebooks — well, on some Chromebooks.

Forget the bad things you’ve heard about Chromebooks years ago. Things have changed, and Chromebooks are now formidable work machines. The Chrome Web Store contains all kinds of powerhouse apps, including a number of productivity-boosting apps you’ll love.

But if you’re going to buy a Chromebook, make sure to buy one that also runs Android apps!

Best Chromebooks That Run Android Apps

Original Article Appeared 12/20/2017

How Safe are Chromebooks from Ransomware

How Safe are Chromebooks from Ransomware

Ransomware works by encrypting the local storage on your device to make it inaccessible. Chromebooks store most of their data on the cloud, and are hence relatively safe from encryption attacks. The local Downloads folder could, in theory, be vulnerable to encryption. It is hence recommended to have a back-up of your Downloads folder, or better still, store all your Downloads on the cloud directly.

However, Google Drive files are also stored locally on your Chromebook, and are synced to the cloud regularly. Hence, ransomware could encrypt the locally stored Google Drive files, which would then automatically sync to the cloud, extending the ransomware’s reach to your cloud storage.

There is no reason to worry about this, though. Google Docs content (including Docs, Sheets, Presentations and Forms) will not be harmed. Those files only store links to the files locally, and the content is safe on the cloud. If ransomware encrypts your links, the links will be broken but the files will be safe. As for other files, Google Drive allows you to access previous versions of any file you upload. Hence, if ransomware encrypts certain files, you can always access previous, unencrypted files through this service. In case you ever find yourself in this situation here’s how to access previous versions of files on Google Drive.

How Safe are Chromebooks from Ransomware

Original Article Appeared 12/3/2017

 

The Security of a Chromebook Vs. a Windows Laptop Explored

The Security of a Chromebook Vs. a Windows Laptop Explored

Hackers are constantly at work developing new ways to overcome security measures. They take advantage of even the smallest of flaws, which is why only a system that’s been designed to be secure from the ground up is the only thing that has a hope of stopping their attacks.

Let’s take a look at the security of Chromebooks compared to Windows-based laptops to see which of the two will provide you with the best security.

The Security of a Chromebook Vs. a Windows Laptop Explored

Original Article Appeared 12/31/2016

Chromebook Security - Chromebook Help

Chromebook Security – Chromebook Help

Chromebooks use the principle of “defense in depth” to provide multiple layers of protection, so if any one layer is bypassed, others are still in effect. So while it’s still important to take precautions to protect your data, Chromebooks let you breathe just a little bit easier. Your Chromebook has the following security features built-in: Automatic updates, Sandboxing, Verified Boot, Data Encryption, & Recovery Mode.

Chromebook Security - Chromebook Help

 

10 Best Chromebook Tips And Tricks

10 Best Chromebook Tips And Tricks

More technology companies are coming out with their own versions of Chromebooks, especially after Google announced that the sleek devices would be able to run Android applications beginning 2017. While the experts are still split in their opinions with regard the upcoming batch of Chromebooks, those who simply need a fully functional and convenient device would benefit greatly from it.

Chromebooks may confuse new users at first since they function differently with the Chrome Operating System and a new keyboard design but Tech Times has listed down some neat tricks that would allow new users to become a pro quickly.

Here are the 10 best tricks that will transform a Chromebook newbie to a Chromebook pro.

10 Best Chromebook Tips And Tricks

Original Article Appeared 2/26/2017

The Top Chromebook Tips (And More!) Of 2017

The Top Chromebook Tips (And More!) Of 2017

For all the attention Android tends to receive, Chrome OS has really been the platform with the most significant progress this year. And whether you’re a new Chromebook convert or a Chrome OS vet, the ecosystem’s never-ending evolution means there’s always something new to learn and consider.

Behold: some of 2017’s most useful and thought-provoking Chromebook stories. Catch up while you can and make sure you’re making the most of your work and/or personal technology.

The Top Chromebook Tips (And More!) Of 2017

Original Article Appeared 12/19/2017

Chromebooks, A Small Sample Size

Chromebooks, A Small Sample Size

Podcast #23. In this episode, Jim O’Reilley describes his experience in first selecting and then purchasing a Chromebook to replace his PC.  While doing this he realized that the Chromebook may be an ideal fit for nonprofits, both because of the price points, and also because through Google Docs, it is an ideal way to share work products within a group.

Birgit Pauli-Haack provides the technical narratives that allow us to focus on the technical features of the Chromebook.  There are links attached to lead the reader to the online comparisons and recommendations that led Jim to his purchase.

Chromebooks, A Small Sample Size

Original Article Appeared 12/18/2017

Find Yours – Google Chromebooks

Find Yours – Google Chromebooks

Find your new Chromebook. Mos available models are shown here. Filter by Use, Screen Size, Type, Special Features, Price, or Brand

Devices featuring The Google Play Store icon offer millions of apps, games, movies, music, and books through the Google Play Store.

Find Yours – Google Chromebooks