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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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How to get Android apps on a Chromebook

How to get Android apps on a Chromebook

One of the most exciting changes Google made to its Chrome OS platform and Chromebook hardware in recent years, was the addition of Android app support. While Chrome OS could already run Chrome browser extensions, web apps, and Chrome apps, the addition of the millions of Android apps has greatly increased the platform’s value. Most new Chromebooks come with the Google Play Store out of the box, which allows you to quickly install your favorite Android apps. If your Chromebook was introduced in or after 2017, then it’s guaranteed to run Android apps. Either way, Google has put together an extensive list of Chromebooks that have access to Android apps that you can check. If you’re not on that list, there’s still a way to do it, just skip down to the second section.
The Best Photo Editors for Chromebooks

The Best Photo Editors for Chromebooks

One of the biggest question we see about Chromebooks is “can they run Photoshop?” The answer to that is no—at least not the full version you’ll find on other platforms. But that doesn’t mean they can’t do photo editing. And that’s really the key here: knowing when you need Photoshop versus when you just need something to edit photos. There are some powerful tools available for Chromebooks—perhaps not quite as powerful as Photoshop, but they can get pretty dang close for most uses.
7 Best Chromebook Tips and Tricks to Make the Most of it!

7 Best Chromebook Tips and Tricks to Make the Most of it!

When it comes to buying a sleek laptop there’s no other name that strikes our mind apart from Chromebooks. Chromebooks are so in trend nowadays and are widely popular amongst users because of its sleek-durable design. The concept of Chromebook was originally discovered by Google, but now there are tons of other manufacturers too including ASUS, HP, Lenovo etc. who now make Chromebooks too. So, if you already own one of this amazing tech marvel or thinking to buy one anytime sooner here are the 7 best Chromebook tips and tricks to make the most of it!
How to manage downloads and files on your Chromebook

How to manage downloads and files on your Chromebook

Chromebooks are designed from the ground up to work "with the cloud" and they do a fine job at it. But they also work just as well with locally stored files if you want to keep things close. Even if you regularly work from the cloud, you might want to keep a local copy of that thing you're currently working on in case you get stuck somewhere away from Wi-Fi for a bit. Your Chromebook doesn't really care where you store your files, but because most devices have 64GB internal storage or less, you'll want to take a bit of care how and where you put the important stuff.

Tutorials and Help for Chromebooks. Some are Original by Hewie Poplock. Some are from Google & other sources. To view all of the Tutorials Click Here

What are Chromebooks?

What are Chromebooks?

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Chromebook Connectivity

Chromebook Connectivity

Chromebook Connectivity   Learn more at: www.google…