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What is a Chromebook?

A Chromebook is a new type of computer designed to help you get things done faster and easier. Powered by Google's Chrome OS™, and featuring built-in, up-to-date virus protection along with Google apps and services like Gmail™, Google Calendar™, Docs and Google Play™ (plus thousands more in the Chrome Web Store™). Unlike traditional PCs, Chromebooks update themselves automatically for free, so you always have the latest and greatest version, while your stuff stays safe with Google Drive™ online file storage that's automatically backed up. And Chromebooks play nicely with your other devices—your phone, tablet or another computer—so you can stay in sync with your day from wherever you are.

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Chromebox by JOEY-ELIJAH SNEDDON

Time for you to get that Chromebook – Al-haadi Abu BakarThe Brunei Times/Asia News Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

What it's like living on a Chromebook, Part 1

What it's like living on a Chromebook, Part 2

How to decide between a $199 Windows notebook and a Chromebook By David Gewirtz for DIY-IT | November 17, 2014

How a Chromebook is Locked Down to Protect You by How-To-Geek

Chromebooks vs. Windows Laptops: What Should You Buy? By Anna Attkisson, Laptop Mag & Tom's Guide Managing Editor | Aug 13, 2014 

A Google Chromebook Should Be Your Next Laptop And Here's Why. by Forbes Contributor Ian Morris

The Chromebook User Guide. A complete user guide for Chrome OS and Chromebooks.

5 powerful things you didn't know Chromebooks could do. by PCWorld 

Chromebooks aren’t just for kids anymore: How my mom made the switch from Windows by Brenden West on September 14, 2014

THE BEST CHROMEBOOK YOU CAN BUY - Next time you buy a cheap laptop, look long and hard at Chrome OS By David Pierce on August 13, 2014 

The Best Chromebook you can buy in August 2014 – Android Central

Chromebooks land first batch of Android apps – You may not have known that you wanted Android apps to run on Chrome OS, but Google thinks they should. The first four Android apps for Chromebooks are now available. by Seth Rosenblatt September 11, 2014 feature articles on Chromebook

HP 14-q083cl Chromebook – Intel Celeron – 100GB of Google Drive Storage - at Costco $330 till 11/21/14 while supplies last.

With a high-speed wireless LAN, this HP 14-q010dx Chromebook lets you access e-mail, social networks and streaming media on the go.

Acer Chromebook 13 changing the game with the Nvidia Tegra  The first Chromebook with the Nvidia Tegra is going to shake things up, especially for Intel.  By James Kendrick for ZDNet Mobile News | September 4, 2014

Compare Acer Chromebook 13 models

On Amazon Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T1UU (13.3-inch Full HD, NVIDIA Tegra K1, 4GB) by Acer $379.99 
Available for Pre-order.   I Think this is the one worth the wait! Glenn

NVIDIA Tegra K1 Quad Core 2.1 GHz Processor
Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
32 GB Internal Storage
13.3-Inch Screen, NVIDIA Kepler GPU with 192 NVIDIA CUDA cores
Chrome, 11-hour battery life


Android 5 – Nexus 5

Android 5 tips, tools, apps and help.


Gmail Guide

Feb 26, 2014 … Inbox styles allow you to organize your Gmail inbox in the way that suits you best. You can organize your inbox using the configurable tabs.
  1. Getting to Know Gmail
  2. The Mobile App, Composing Mail, and Conversations
  3. Inbox Management and Labels
  4. Mail Filters and the Star System
  5. Attachments, Signatures, and Security
  6. Invitations and Vacation Responders
  7. Use Gmail as a Task List
  8. Multiple Accounts, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Remote Signout
  9. Use Your Gmail Account to Access Other Accounts
  10. Power Tips and Gmail


Safe Windows Freeware

Spread the Word: Ninite is the Only Safe Place to Get Windows Freeware by How-To-Geek

Ninite is a free tool that automatically downloads, installs, and updates various Windows programs for you, skipping past the evil toolbar offers. For Windows users, Ninite is arguably the only really safe place… 

Electronically Sign Documents

How to Electronically Sign Documents Without Printing and Scanning Them - by How-To-Geek

You are emailed a document and you have to sign it and send it back. You could print out the document, sign it, and then scan it back in and email it. But there’s a better, faster way.

  • Maybe you don’t want to use Adobe Reader for this — we get it. If you’re looking for a web app, try HelloSign. It integrates directly with Gmail so you can sign documents right from your email. it also synchronizes with Google Drove, Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive, and Evernote.
    HelloSign is free (for signing 3 documents a month) if you just need a single-user account. 

Email Unsubscribe & Drivers

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Windows 10

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