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What is a Chromebook? Why is it the Perfect Computer for Parents & Grandparents?

Simple and secure, the Chromebook makes getting things done in and out of the classroom, at work, or at home quick, easy, and affordable. Chromebooks were introduced in June 2011. In just a short time they now comprise 58% of the computers used in K-12 school classrooms. For the parent or grandparent, this relatively inexpensive computer is far easier to use than a full-featured Windows or Mac computer would be.

They’re effectively impervious to viruses. They can use Voice commands: You can say “OK, Google” from the launcher to invoke Google’s voice-powered assistant. There is tight integration with everything Google: Gmail, Drive, Calendar and so on. That means any document created in, say, Google Docs is automatically archived to Drive. It’s like full-time, automatic backup for nearly everything the user does. The most recent Chromebooks can use Google Play to install almost all Android Apps that are available for phones and tablets.

The Virtual Chromebook Meetup

elder chromebookThis website is the home of the Virtual Chromebook Meetup. The Meetup is open to any computer or technology user group or anyone interested in learning about Chromebooks.

The meetings will be announced soon and will be available live on line. The meetings will be recorded and those recordings will be available on this website.

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Chomebooks Roll Out 2017-2018

Chomebooks Roll Out 2017-2018

Chromebooks were the computers of choice in 58% of the k-12 schools last year. It appears that the number will increase and it is predicted that Chromebooks will account for 70% of them in just the next few years. It is my opinion that if school kids, especially at the elementary school level, can easily use these computers, then senior citizens should be able to do so. Those seniors who want to use the technology, but who feel overwhelmed with Windows, Macs, or iPads can feel comfortable quickly.
Support for Android Apps on Chromebooks grows

Printer & Android Updates to Chromebooks This Week

Printing via the network and 16 additional Chromebooks that can now run Android Apps were changes to the Chrome OS & Chromebooks this week.

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Chromebooks & Chrome OS Deserve Some Credit

Chromebooks & Chrome OS Deserve Some Credit

For the past year, much of the attention and focus around Chromebooks has been aimed at the addition of the Google Play Store and Android app compatibility. Rightfully so, this addition could eventually lead to Chromebooks with much more flexibility and power than they currently have. In the search for more and more capability and legitimacy, however, I (and probably a lot of others) forgot about some of the core things Chromebooks – and Chrome OS by extension – are simply fantastic at.
Awesome Android Apps for Chromebooks

Awesome Android Apps for Chromebooks

Awesome Android Apps for Chromebooks Certainly there is no definitive list that everyone would agree on. However, there are a lot of excellent Android apps that would provide benefit to students on Chromebooks in a school setting. General Apps Art and Creativity Apps Note Taking Apps Math and Science Apps Photo and Video Apps
Chromebook Lock Screen Note Taking Draws Near

Chromebook Lock Screen Note Taking Draws Near

When the Pixelbook debuted last month, one of the new, unique features was the ability to take a note directly from the lock screen. While the feature has been in the works for some time, this was the first time we saw it in action. Until now this feature was exclusive to the Pixelbook. Recent reports from XDA, however, spotted the lock screen note taking in the Developer channel of Chrome OS and some of our own readers have confirmed the ability on devices like the Samsung Chromebook Plus.
40 Chromebook Tips for Maximum Productivity

40 Chromebook Tips for Maximum Productivity

Chromebooks may be all about simplicity, but don't be fooled: Beneath their intuitive outer layer lies a web of advanced options. And you don't have to be a power user to embrace it. Make your way through these 40 tips, and you'll be zipping around Chrome OS like a pro in no time.