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Chrome OS 84 Gets An Overview Mode Upgrade

Chrome OS 84 Gets An Overview Mode Upgrade – By Chrome Unboxed  VIDEO

Chrome OS 84 launched last week and came packed with way more features than we were expecting. With a handful of things we were expecting to ship with Chrome OS 85 showing up in 84, we’ve all been quite pleased with the new stuff available to try out and tinker with in this latest update. By far, however, my favorite new feature has to be the ability to utilize the Chrome OS overview mode the way you’d expect to with single and multi-monitor setups.

Back to School: 3 Chromebooks To Buy

Back to School: 3 Chromebooks To Buy, 3 Purchasing Tips, 1 Giveaway – By Chrome Unboxed VIDEO

It's that time of year again and whether you have a student returning to a brick and mortar building or staying home for school, the emails and queries on social media have been flooding in that all pose the same question: what Chromebook should I buy for my child that is going Back to School?  We decided to tackle this question in a few ways. Check it out!

– The best Chromebooks of 2020 so far

The best Chromebooks of 2020 so far [VIDEO] By Robby Payne

In what is now becoming a semi-annual event around here, the time has come once again to name our favorite Chromebooks of 2020 so far. We like doing this twice a year for some pretty obvious reasons and dead-center in the calendar usually lands us in a place where the first wave of Chrome OS devices has landed and we’re in a holding pattern for new devices until the fall. That’s not been exactly the case here in 2020 due to the pandemic, but we’re still at a great point in the year to talk about the best Chromebooks on offer right now before any notable releases happen.

A quick note on how we break things down before we jump in. There are 3 categories that break t

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook Review

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook Review: The New Measuring Stick – By Chrome Unboxed  Video

The Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook brings so much to the table at such a dramatically low price, it is difficult at this point to recommend any other Chromebook.  With it's ability to deliver a high-end experience on a low-end budget, this Chromebook is easily the new Chromebook to beat and will force other manufacturers to bring down prices on their new devices.

Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 – By Robby Payne

While the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 doesn’t quite stand up to the ultra-premium Galaxy Chromebook or ASUS’ Flip C436, that’s okay: it doesn’t have to and that’s the beauty of this device. On the inside, you’ll get the same, powerful internals with up-to a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a very respectable 128GB of PCIe SSD storage. Here’s a closer look at what the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 has to offer.

> Coronavirus Pandemic Resources

Here are some of the resources you might check out to keep updated on COVID-19 issues.  Glenn

  1. Johns Hopkins COVID-19 series. This video does a good you showing how to use the Johns Hopkins web site.
    Coronavirus Pandemic Update 86: COVID-19 Testing & Cases Increasing but Daily Deaths Decreasing  YouTube Video
    Links referenced in this video: Johns Hopkins Tracker and Testing
  2. Googles Coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) site
  3. (CDC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  4. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington
  5. Rt Covid-19 – These are up-to-date values for Rt, a key measure of how fast the virus is growing
  6. This is still my daily go-to YouTube site by Dr. John Campbell daily uploads. John Campbell is a retired Nurse Teacher and A and E nurse based in England. He also teaches in Asia and Africa when time permits. These videos are to help students to learn the background to all forms of health care. His PhD focused on the development of open learning resources for nurses nationally and internationally. 
  7. US HealthWeather™ Map Powered by Kinsa Insights The map shows you how much influenza-like illness we’re detecting throughout the country.
    You can contribute to our illness signal with your Kinsa Thermometer or by using the free Kinsa app by itself. 
    We got the Kinsa QuickCare oral thermometer.  It connects the App using Bluetooth, a temperature reading in 8 seconds, backlit display with readings in degrees F or C. Use it with or without the Kinsa App. $29.99










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2 Factor Authentication – What is 2FA?

2 Factor Authentication – What is 2FA? – By dottotech

Google calls it 2 Step Verification.2FA is simple to implement security settings that can and will protect most of your online accounts.
It is based on one rule, in order to access your account you need to know something (name and password) and have something (a trusted device like a smartphone to verify you are who you say you are). This combination secures your account to a much higher level.

> Who Has Your Email Address? Has Your Account Been Breached?

Who Has Your Email Address? Has Your Account Been Breached? – By dottotech

Every day, web services and accounts are being breached. 

This video has some interesting information Steve demonstrates the Breach Report website. It is a great site where you can check if your email address has been breached. However, I don't recommend you sign up for real-time updates it's too expensive for home users. Just use a password manager and 2-factor authentication with a different password for each site.  Glenn

– How to Save Time with Gmail Templates

How to Save Time with Gmail Templates (Canned Responses) – By Simpletivity

Gmail templates can help you save so much time when dealing with email. Whether it's a brand new message or a reply, using Gmail templates (AKA canned responses) will make you the master of your email. In this video, Scott Friesen shows you everything you need to know about using Gmail templates.

Solar City: Dawn of Solar in the Sunshine State

Solar City: Dawn of Solar in the Sunshine State (Part 1) | NBC Nightly News – By NBC News  VIDEO

Tucked into a corner of Southwest Florida about a half-hour from Fort Myers, Babcock Ranch is what developer Syd Kitson calls the most sustainable new community in America and the first solar-powered town in the country Babcock Ranch.

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