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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 With Android Support List Gets Major Update

Chromebooks With Android Support List Gets Major Update

Google’s much-anticipated Pixelbook will soon be out in the wild and the Play Store on Chrome OS is now “out of Beta. The next six month should be exciting times for Chromebook fans but many are still left awaiting Google’s promise of Android apps on existing devices. Today brought some good news for some of you wondering if Google had forgotten about you. While a total rollout still eludes us, the developer’s list of Chromebooks with Android app support just got a major shot in the arm.
Acer aluminum Chromebook 15-2017 Review

Acer’s Aluminum Chromebook 15 - 2017 Review

Acer has been selling its Chromebook 15 in a variety of configurations since January of 2015. In fact, they currently list 8 different varieties on the Acer online store and somehow more at Amazon. There are bare bones versions of the Acer Chromebook 15 for as little at $179 at Walmart, but what we’re here to talk about today is a relatively high-end model affectionately named the “CB515-1HT-P39B.” Most important, is its aluminum shell or at least half the shell, which your friends, if their vision isn’t great, might mistake for a 2015 MacBook Pro. It also has 2 charge capable USB-C ports on either side with 2 legacy USB-A ports, as well. I took my first look at this year’s model at IFA in August and last week Acer sent me one for review. Here are my thoughts after a week.
4 crazy Chromebook myths debunked

4 Crazy Chromebook Myths Debunked

Here in the real world of 2017, Google's making it increasingly clear that it takes Chromebooks seriously — and that these systems aren't going anywhere anytime soon. The argument can be made, in fact, that the Chromebook is on its way to becoming a whole new kind of all-purpose productivity machine. On a more macro level, meanwhile, sales are consistently strong, and a fresh focus is being placed on Chrome OS adoption in the enterprise.
The Chromebook is the new Android tablet

The Chromebook is the new Android tablet

Riddle me this, dear reader: If you've got a device that looks like a tablet, acts like a tablet, and runs Android apps, what do you call it? Odds are, your gut answer is "an Android tablet" — right? (Either that, or "a parsnip." But seriously, if that's what you thought, seek immediate counseling.) What I'm actually describing, as you may guessed, is a convertible Chromebook.

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