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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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Google Launches A Fresh New Chromebook Landing Page

Google Launches A Fresh New Chromebook Landing Page

The official Chromebook page from Google has gone through many changes over the years. As the platform has evolved, so too has Google’s landing pages. This latest incarnation is by far the most beautiful and interesting Chromebook landing page yet. From this one page, all users can see not only the beauty of the newer generation of Chromebooks, but also all the things that can be done using a Chromebook. The site is full of information, images, and very interesting design tweaks.
Data Science on a Chromebook

Data Science on a Chromebook

About nine months ago I announced that I was attempting a Chromebook experiment for the 2nd time. At first I thought it was going to be a short term experiment just to see if it was possible to function with only a Chromebook. But in an interesting twist I got used to it and have been working exclusively on a Chromebook for the last few months since the experiment started. I set myself the following requirements:
How to Close Unresponsive Chromebook Apps

How to Close Unresponsive Chromebook Apps

Have a frozen app that’s locking up your Chromebook? Thankfully, it’s not difficult to close it and move on. This is one of the basic skills that every Chromebook owner should know. Thanks to Chrome’s built-in task manager, it’s easy to force close any misbehaving processes:
Chromebook specs-performance comparison chart 2017

Chromebook specs & performance comparison chart (2017)

Thinking of buying a new Chromebook but not sure which one to choose? Use our comprehensive specs comparison table and buying guide to quickly see the differences between each model, and find the best Chromebook for your needs. When Chromebooks first appeared in the summer of 2011, it looked like Google had created a computing system without being entirely sure who it was aimed at. However since then, while not yet having quite taken over the world, Chromebooks have steadily increased in popularity and matured from something which was experimental into a mainstream device. Why choose 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