The Remedy for the Aches & Pains of Computing

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.

These are the latest Blog posts. Click on a blog excerpt, or to see all of the blogs, click on the menu item or click here.

These are the latest articles posted. Click on an article excerpt or to see all of the articles, click on the menu item or click here.

Google Launches New Chromebook YouTube Channel

Google Launches New Chromebook YouTube Channel

Google has been rather busy marketing their own hardware as of late and the #madebygoogle brand is becoming more and more visible in the consumer market. Since the launch of the latest Pixel phones, Pixelbook and all their other Googley products, the Google Store has separated itself from most of the third-party stuff that once resided there. A new round of Chromebook videos have surfaced and are currently running on network television channels everywhere. These new videos beckon to users who are “over the old way of doing things.”
Dashlane universal password manager comes to Chromebook

Dashlane universal password manager comes to Linux, Chromebook and Microsoft Edge

Dashlane, a popular password manager that now reaches 9 million users, is launching today on Linux, Chromebook, and in Microsoft Edge for the first time. The company before required users to install its desktop software to work with web browsers, but with today’s release of Dashlane 5, the software is available as an extension that works directly in the browser. The update also includes other improvements for mobile, like support for Face ID on iPhone X and automatic app logins on Android.
Skype for Chromebooks

Skype for Chromebooks

One of the most requested apps for Chromebooks over the years has been Skype. Many people use Skype for chatting or talking with their friends, family, and work contacts. Until recently, the lack of Skype for Chrome OS was a real deal breaker for many. However, it’s now possible to use Skype on your Chromebook in two different ways. Install Skype from Google Play Store and Skype for Web ...
How to Unlock Your Chromebook with an Android Smartphone

How to Unlock Your Chromebook with an Android Smartphone

One of the newest features to come to Chrome OS is the ability to unlock your computer using your Android smartphone. Setting it up is pretty straightforward, only requiring that you have both devices in hand. When finished, you will be able to get into your Chromebook by merely unlocking your phone… How to unlock your Chromebook with an Android smartphone ...

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