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 omgchrome.com
Time for you to get that Chromebook – Al-haadi Abu BakarThe Brunei Times/Asia News Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
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.
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
CNET.com feature articles on Chromebook
Here you learn exactly what a Chromebook can do - Whether you own a Chromebook or not, right here is where you start learning how to use it. Article by Eric Franklin August 18, 2014
- What does it mean to 'Powerwash' a Chromebook?
- How to test out the latest Chrome OS features
- Three ways to make a Chromebook feel more like a PC
- How to access 1Password on a Chromebook
- How to add, manage user accounts on a Chromebook
- How to print from a Chromebook
- How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook
- Moving from Windows or OS X to a 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
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
4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
32 GB Internal Storage
13.3-Inch Screen, NVIDIA Kepler GPU with 192 NVIDIA CUDA cores
Chrome, 11-hour battery life
Making it hard for cyber crooks to figure out how to login to your online accounts. by Paul Ducklin Sophos Ltd. on October 1, 2014
Android 5 tips, tools, apps and help.
- Got Lollipop? 10 cool things to try with Android 5.0 by Computerworld
- Android 5.0 “Lollipop” Feature Recap – The Best New Features
- Because it has been such a massive release, we have spent the better part of the last couple of months diving through the biggest features that we wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on. From
- How to Tame Notifications in Android 5.0
- A bit about Bundles in Inbox
- How to Pin Screens in Android 5.0 for More Security and Privacy
- Getting to Know Gmail
- The Mobile App, Composing Mail, and Conversations
- Inbox Management and Labels
- Mail Filters and the Star System
- Attachments, Signatures, and Security
- Invitations and Vacation Responders
- Use Gmail as a Task List
- Multiple Accounts, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Remote Signout
- Use Your Gmail Account to Access Other Accounts
- Power Tips and Gmail
16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed by JILLIAN D'ONFRO Business Insider – NOV. 3, 2014
Google Apps Script is a surprisingly powerful scripting language often implemented using Google Sheets. It allows people to develop lightweight web applications, and those scripts run in the cloud on Google’s servers.
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…
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.
3 ways to make your Gmail account safer by John Hawes – Naked Security – Sophos
Following on from our detailed guide to securing your webmail, here's a quick breakdown of how to make the most important fixes, for users of Google's Gmail.
How bots and zombies work, and why you should care. by Paul Ducklin – Naked Security – Sophos
You probably have a firewall that blocks inbound network connections by default. So how come cybercrooks can send commands to your computer if it's infected with a bot or zombie?
How to Optimize Your Android Phone’s Battery Life Using Greenif by How-To-Geeks
Helpful Articles and Links
- Never Download a Driver-Updating Utility; They’re Worse Than Useless - by How-To-Geeks – Never download a driver-updating utility. Like PC-cleaning programs, they try to charge you money for a service you don’t need. They do this by scaring you with threats of blue screens and system problems.
- How to Unsubscribe from Email Newsletters the Correct Way- by How-To-Geeks – Do you get too many newsletters and other promotional emails? These emails aren’t technically “spam” — they’re from legitimate organizations.
How to Upgrade Your Existing Hard Drive in Under an Hour by How-To- Geeks
Clone your old disk in under an hour.
5 steps to lock down your webmail account by How-To- Geeks
Java tries to install the terrible Ask Toolbar and other obnoxious junk — sorry, “sponsored software” — when you install it. Worse yet, Java bundles this junkware with security updates. This registry hack tells Java to never install that stuff.
Windows 10 Preview Tips
- How to Install Windows 10 on Your PC – How-To Geek / by Lowell Heddings
- How to Make the Windows 10 Start Menu Look More Like Windows 7 - How-To Geek / by Lowell Heddings
- 32 New Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview - How-To Geek
- Windows Technical Preview Feature Focus, Here's what's new in Windows 10 – by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
- How to Hide the Stupid Search Button on the Windows 10 Taskbar - How-To Geek / by Lowell Heddings
- Getting Started with the Windows Technical Preview – by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
- How to Send Feedback to Microsoft in the Windows 10 Technical Preview - How-To Geek / by Lowell Heddings
- Windows 10 Tip: Colorize the Start Menu – by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
- Windows 10 Tip: Swap Between Start Menu and Start Screen – by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
- Windows 10 Tip: Move Apps Between Multiple Desktops - by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
- How to Power Up the Windows 10 Command Prompt with CTRL+C and CTRL+V – How-To Geek by Jason Fitzpatrick
- How to Use Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 – How-To Geek by Lori Kaufman
How to Change the Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) on Your Verizon FIOS Router - by How-To Geek
If you have Verizon FIOS, you have the same problem that everybody else has… the default network name is really boring and forgettable. Luckily you can easily change it
Is it "really" such a bad idea to use a password twice? - Naked Security from Sophos by Paul Ducklin on September 23, 2014 |
eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard) vs. SSD (Solid-State Drives) Not All Solid-State Storage is Equal by How-To Geek
Not all solid-state storage is as fast as an SSD. “eMMC” is the kind of flash storage you’ll find in cheap tablets and laptops. It’s slower and cheaper than a traditional SSD you’d find in more expensive computers.