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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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Make Chromebook more secure

How to Make Your Chromebook More Secure in 7 Easy Steps

Chromebooks are already extremely secure. The operating system encrypts all local data (such as cookies and browser cache files), it has a verified boot, all web pages and apps are run in a sandbox, all system updates are automatic, and there’s an easy-to-use recovery mode in case something does go wrong. Sure, it’s not completely infallible, nothing is. But you can easily make the argument that Chromebooks are the most secure laptops on the market. However, just because they’re secure at a hardware level doesn’t mean you can’t improve their security at a user level. Here are four ways to make your Chromebook even more secure.
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Chromebook vs. Chromebox vs. Chromebit

If you thought Chromebooks were under-appreciated, what about Chromeboxes and Chromebits? How many of you have even heard of a Chromebit? If you’re looking for a new Chrome OS device, which one should you buy? What are the strengths and weakness of the three types of device? 1. Chromebook
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How to print to a local network printer from a Chromebook

Chromebooks recently gained the experimental ability to print to local printers with the release of Chrome OS Version 57 to the stable channel. That’s great news if you want to use a Chromebook with network printers that don’t support Google Cloud Print. Local printing also allows you to print when your internet connection is down or when you’d prefer to not use Google Cloud Print.
Ultimate Guide to Chromebooks Chrome OS

The Ultimate Guide to Chromebooks and Chrome OS

Chromebooks are no longer in their nascent stages. Their sales have been gradually increasing for the past year. Irrevocably, Chrome OS too has itself come a long way in terms of sheer functionality. And why shouldn’t anyone consider them while looking for their next workstation? They are simple, cheap, and powerful enough for most users out there. However, Chrome OS itself can be slightly intimidating and futile at first if you’re unaware of its notions. The core rationale behind the myths and complications revolving around it is the name which translates to “just a browser” for the majority. Principally, that’s true, although Chrome OS, as I mentioned, has received a slew of critical updates recently making it a substantial competitor in the market. However, under the surface, there are a plethora of features users don’t even discover during their usage, hence here’s a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about Chrome OS.

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