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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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How to Speed Up Your Chromebook

How to Speed Up Your Chromebook

When you first cracked the box for your Chromebook, it was new and snappy. But over time, it’s gotten sluggish and frustrating. If you’re looking to get more pep out of your Chromebook, here are some things you can do.
A Complete Guide to Chromebook’s Accessibility Tools and Features

A Complete Guide to Chromebook’s Accessibility Tools and Features

Accessibility features are an essential part of any operating system. Of course, they’re vital for people with disabilities, but most users can make use of them in some capacity.
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Review

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Review

We’ve known for some time the day would come where we would review the world’s first Chrome OS-powered tablet. We weren’t exactly sure who would make it or what it would look like in the end, but we knew it was coming. With both convertibles and detachables making it to market before it, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 fills in the only real remaining hardware gap in the Chrome OS ecosystem: the tablet.
5 insider tips for deploying Chrome OS in your business

5 insider tips for deploying Chrome OS in your business

With a broad range of policies and device management options, Chrome OS was designed to be a modern, flexible tool that helps organizations get things done. And more businesses, both large and small, are bringing Chrome OS to their workplaces to take advantage of its speed, simplicity, and security. If you’re considering a Chromebox or Chromebook deployment for your organization, you might be wondering how to get started.

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