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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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Review of Acer R11 Chromebook

It is just 7 weeks since I purchased my first Chromebook, the Acer R11. I was a novice of what to look for and did some preliminary research before buying my Acer R11. I wanted to touch and feel before buying so I went to my nearby Best Buy store. They had 3 models on display and in stock. After looking over the 3, the Acer R11 was on sale and seemed to have the specs that I wanted.

The Search For The Perfect Solution

I am the “goto” person for many friends, neighbors, and others when it comes to issues with technology, especially Windows computers. Most of these people are senior citizens. Their computer and smartphone usage is mostly limited to Facebook, games, photos, watching videos, e-mail, browsing the web, banking, paying bills and perhaps purchasing items. Windows computers are far too complex for most, especially when it comes to

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Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 Review: The best Chromebook that’s not a Pixelbook

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 Review: The best Chromebook that’s not a Pixelbook

One of the biggest names in Chrome OS is Samsung, and that’s thanks largely in part to the Chromebook Plus the company launched in 2017. In the year since, Samsung has had a chance to learn from some of the problems with that machine, as well as watch Google continue to improve and evolve Chrome OS. Now, we’ve got the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2. Is it an improvement over the original? Is it worth your hard-earned dollar? Let’s take a closer look.
How to Set Up a VPN on a Chromebook

How to Set Up a VPN on a Chromebook

Everyone should be using a VPN. It’s an essential part of modern internet browsing that’ll keep you more secure and enhance your privacy. You can use a VPN on most devices you own, including Chromebooks.
Extend Your Chromebook Storage On The Cheap

Extend Your Chromebook Storage On The Cheap

We obviously love Chromebooks around here! One thing that most Chromebooks inherently lack, however, is internal storage. With Android apps available on most Chromebooks these days, that local storage is becoming more and more necessary for a variety of users across the board.
Switching to a Chromebook? Here’s What You Need to Know

Switching to a Chromebook? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re considering making the switch from a traditional PC (or Mac) to a Chromebook, you may be concerned about the transition. Not to worry—moving to a Chromebook is simple, and these tips will help ease the move.

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