Google Cloud Print -- getting offline printers back online

Google Cloud Print – getting offline printers back online

What it is: Google Cloud Print is a great way to share your printers with someone else; all you need is the Chrome browser.

A friend needs to print something? They could send you the file, you could save it, open it and hope it looks the same, doesn’t contain any malware, you have the same program and version, and then print it. Or they could install the necessary drivers, software, and then come over and configure a new printer. Or, you can just share the printer with them (like you do any google doc), and it will appear in their list of printers available to them (at least from Chrome). No additional software to install, no special configuration, just select that printer in the list of available printers.

Google Cloud Print -- getting offline printers back online

Original Article Appeared 11/9/2014

Offers–Google Chromebooks

Offers – Google Chromebooks

Latest Offers
Enjoy 90 days of unlimited music on Google Play
100GB of Google Drive storage for two years

Offers–Google Chromebooks

Original Article Appeared 1/13/2018

MeltdownSpectre Vulnerability Status for Chrome OS Devices

Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerability Status for Chrome OS Devices

This page details status for Chrome OS devices regarding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, also known as “speculative execution vulnerabilities” described by Google Project Zero.

MeltdownSpectre Vulnerability Status for Chrome OS Devices

Original Article Appeared 1/13/2018

 

 

Meltdown Hack and Spectre Bug: How it affects Android & Chrome Users

Meltdown Hack and Spectre Bug: How it affects Android & Chrome Users

You might have heard that the sky has fallen and the security apocalypse has happened because of two new attacks named Meltdown and Spectre. If you work in IT or any other area of large-scale computer infrastructure, you probably feel like it has, too, and are already looking forward to your 2018 vacation days.

Meltdown Hack and Spectre Bug: How it affects Android & Chrome Users

Original Article Appeared 1/8/2018

Creation Tools for Chromebooks + Web Browsers

Creation Tools for Chromebooks + Web Browsers

Students need to have opportunities to apply what they’ve learned and connect it to the real world. Providing students with ways to demonstrate their understanding and create content is even easier with technology tools. Students who have access to a computer with a web browser – including Chromebooks – will be able to create with the tools on this list.

Creation Tools for Chromebooks + Web Browsers

Original Article Appeared 11/1/2017

The 2018 Chromebook Runs Android Apps, Microsoft Office: Time To Switch?

The 2018 Chromebook Runs Android Apps, Microsoft Office: Time To Switch?

I’m a Chrome OS convert. The Google Pixelbook made the conversion easy.

Here’s the tl;dr: my Pixelbook runs everything I need. It runs Android apps, Google Docs (of course), Microsoft Office, Microsoft OneDrive, iCloud (yes, Chrome now can access iCloud photos online), my social networking apps, Firefox, Skype, imaging apps (Pixlr, Polarr, PhotoShop Express etc.), Nest (home security), Netflix, and nice extras like Google Assistant (Google’s intelligent personal assistant).

The 2018 Chromebook Runs Android Apps, Microsoft Office: Time To Switch?

Original Article Appeared 1/6/2018

This Is The New Acer Chromebook 11

This Is The New Acer Chromebook 11

Many people diss Chromebooks because they simply don’t understand them. No, Chrome OS — the operating system that powers these laptops — is not just a glorified web browser. Actually, the OS is a full Linux distribution that is both extremely secure and easy to use. True, they can be deficient for some tasks, such as video editing and hardcore gaming, but let’s be honest — not everyone has those needs. If everything you do is in a browser — email, web surfing, social media, YouTube, Netflix, etc. — there is no reason to run Windows and open yourself up to malware and other bad things. Hell, Chromebooks even have Microsoft Office support these days!

Today, Acer unveils its latest Chromebook 11, and it is absolutely beautiful.

This Is The New Acer Chromebook 11

Original Article Appeared 1/6/2018

Storyboard That Graphic Organizers and Comic Strips

Storyboard That: Graphic Organizers and Comic Strips

Fun and learning come together with Storyboard That. This application allows you or students to create comic strips, storyboards or graphic organizers. Clearly communicate ideas through graphics is a great way for students to demonstrate their learning.

Storyboard That Graphic Organizers and Comic Strips

Original Article Appeared 5/13/2016

0215-Chromebooks Meltdown and Spectre Most Are Already Patched

Chromebooks, Meltdown, and Spectre: Most Are Already Patched

Put frankly, it has been a scary couple days to start 2018 when it comes to computing in general. If you’ve been around basically any tech site on the internet, you’ve likely come across the latest mega-issue plaguing what seems to be every device on the planet.

The bad news? It’s incredibly widespread. The good news? Your Chromebook may already be patched and has the ability to employ a new feature that will help mitigate your vulnerabilities. Let’s talk through a couple things you need to know with regards to your Chrome device, Meltdown, and Spectre.

0215-Chromebooks Meltdown and Spectre Most Are Already Patched

Original Article Appeared 1/4/2018

Yes, You Can Run Windows Programs On A Chromebook

Yes, You Can Run Windows Programs On A Chromebook

Can’t live without a particular Windows program? Here’s the trick for running it on your Chromebook.

For many users, cloud-based Chromebooks offer a great mix of simplicity and affordability, free of some of the hassles associated with Windows PCs. But of course there’s a downside to that: Google’s operating system doesn’t run Windows software.

If you occasionally find that to be a problem, particularly when you’re out and about, there’s a solution. Chromebooks can access Windows apps, and in fact can run Windows proper — after a fashion. (Pro tip: This works with Mac and Linux systems as well, but for purposes of this tutorial, the focus is on Windows.)

Yes, You Can Run Windows Programs On A Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 3/9/2017