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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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Connect your Android phone to your Chromebook

Connect your Android phone to your Chromebook

You can use your phone to unlock your Chromebook screen, and send and receive text messages from your Chromebook. What you need 1) Chrome OS version 71 and up. Learn how to update your Chromebook's operating system. 2) Android version L-MR1 and up. Learn how to check your Android version. 3) A Google Account that you’re signed in to, both on your phone and your Chromebook.
65 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity

65 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 this massive collection of next-level tips, and you'll be zipping around Chrome OS like a pro in no time.
Chrome OS 71 includes new Camera app, improved app launcher, and more

Chrome OS 71 includes new Camera app, improved app launcher, and more

Chrome 71 arrived for desktop platforms and Android earlier this month, and now Chrome OS 71 is starting to roll out. This release includes a ton of new features, but many are limited to Google's Pixel Slate at the moment.
How To Download Torrents on a Chromebook

How To Download Torrents on a Chromebook

Torrents get a bad rap, but there are plenty of legitimate and legal reasons for downloading them. While you can’t use BitTorrent itself on a Chromebook, there are some great alternatives available. Torrents are synonymous with downloading illegal content like pirated movies, music, and other media, but there are legal reasons for torrents as well. Any file can be shared as a torrent, and sharing a file as a torrent means there isn’t any single server that gets bogged down by handling all the traffic. You can legally download public domain films, text, and other media from the Internet Archive, and even full Linux OS images through torrents.

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