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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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Chromebooks in the workplace: How one non-profit uses Chrome OS to get things done

Chromebooks in the workplace: How one non-profit uses Chrome OS to get things done

Despite its first impression, Chrome OS is great in the workplace. Every type of business needs access to email, internal sites for company announcements, calendars, and other basic tools. For the longest time, Windows has dominated the business landscape, but increasingly Chromebooks are challenging that notion.
Trusted Platform Module Firmware Vulnerability: Technical Documentation

Trusted Platform Module Firmware Vulnerability: Technical Documentation

There is a bug in certain Infineon TPM firmware versions which results in RSA keys generated by the TPM being vulnerable to an attack that allows to recover the private half of the RSA key from just the public key.
5 Reasons You Should Buy A Chromebook Over A Mac Or PC

5 Reasons You Should Buy A Chromebook Over A Mac Or PC

If you consider yourself a power user, you may be quick to write off Chromebooks. While they're not as powerful as gaming laptops, they're plenty fast for basic tasks like checking email or browsing the web. If you're not married to macOS or Windows 10, these web-based laptops are both reliable and inexpensive. Plus, some of them look more expensive than they actually are. So, whether you're on a tight budget or looking to get some light work done, Chromebooks may be a good option for you.
8 Reasons Why Educators and Students Should Get Chromebook

8 Reasons Why Educators and Students Should Get Chromebook

Recently, Google unveiled its second Chromebook, called the “Pixelbook.” Since then, a lot buzz has been created over Chromebooks. So what are Chromebooks and why should educator and students get one? A Chromebook is a laptop that runs on Google’s very own operating system called “Chromium OS”. The laptops were initially designed to be used only with internet connectivity as the majority of applications such as Gmail, Sheets, Docs, etc are all cloud-based applications.

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