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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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ASUS vs Acer Chromebook

ASUS Chromebook Flip vs. Acer Chromebook R 11

The ASUS Chromebook C302CA-DHM4 is a convertible Chromebook with an IPS touchscreen that can be flipped over from 0 to 360 degree so the device... The Acer Chromebook R 11 CB5-132T-C1LK is an 11.6-inch laptop powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Intel Celeron N3150 Braswell processor.
Create Movie on Chromebook

How to create a movie on a Chromebook using Adobe Spark

Take a look at this quick 3-minute video where Monica Burns explains…
How to choose a chromebook

How to Choose a Chromebook? 7 Key Factors to Help You Decide

Chromebooks are lightweight personal computers which are more than capable to handle light to moderate computing tasks. In fact, for a user like me, a Chromebook is all I need for my day to day computer use and online browsing requirements. I gave up my 20 years of friendship with the Windows in favour of the Chromebook in summer 2014. Since then, I have been a satisfied user of the Chromebooks.
Chromebook Conquers Schools

How Google Chromebooks conquered schools

NEW YORK (AP) — The Google Chromebook, a type of stripped-down laptop, isn't a practical mobile device for many people — mostly because it basically turns into an expensive paperweight whenever it can't find a Wi-Fi connection. Yet Chromebooks have defied expectations and made major inroads in an unexpected environment — U.S. schools. In retrospect, that shouldn't be too surprising. Chromebooks are cheap and easy to manage, making them popular with budget-constrained schools with limited tech-support staff. And Wi-Fi is now common enough in U.S. schools and homes to make an internet-dependent device practical for students.