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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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Chromebooks Getting New Much-Needed Files App Feature

Chromebooks Getting New Much-Needed Files App Feature

In addition to the ability to pinch zoom via the trackpad, this feature should also be filed under ‘why wasn’t this already a thing?’ It is the ability to rename USB and SD drives attached to your Chromebook. With a simple right click or CTRL+E, you can rename a whole volume attached to your Chromebook. Again, this is a simple thing that you’d figure was doable before now, but it hasn’t been.
7 Ways For Older Adults To Connect And Get Connected

7 Ways For Older Adults To Connect And Get Connected

He’s watched seniors forge new communities, start blogs, find work, create social change, access books and news that they couldn’t otherwise see due to vision challenges, manage medical and financial information, connect with friends and family and discover outlets that allow them to share their valuable thoughts and experiences with other generations.
Turn Chrome Os Into A Powerhouse With The Best Chromebook Apps

Turn Chrome Os Into A Powerhouse With The Best Chromebook Apps

Chromebooks have won a well-deserved reputation as affordable, lightweight laptops designed around streaming and collaboration. This makes them popular among budget-conscious individuals, even if it’s the apps and extensions that can really make Chrome OS worthwhile. The best Chromebook apps further the operating system’s functionality, allowing you to quickly save content for offline viewing and diagram the small intricacies that make up photosynthesis, among a slew of other actions. So why not amp up your laptop with a few of our favorites? Check them out

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