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Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Make Gmail account safer

3 ways to make your Gmail account safer by Sophos

Controls affecting Gmail security are mostly found at www.google.com/settings, or can be reached by clicking the user ID in the top right of any Gmail page and selecting "Account". (The user ID will usually be a photo or avatar, but it may just be your Gmail address if you do not have an associated Google+ account.)

Chrome’s Old-style bookmarking

Getting back to Chrome’s Old-style bookmarking behavior and manager

1. Visit chrome://flags/#enhanced-bookmarks-experiment link or if the link is not working, visit chrome://flags, find ‘Enable Enhanced Bookmarks’

2. Choose ‘Disabled’ from the drop-down, click on ‘Relaunch now’ button

3. Try to bookmark a new page or edit the already bookmarked one, you’ll see the old menu. You can open and see old bookmark manager by using Ctrl+Shift+O in Windows.

Google Security & Privacy Settings

Google’s My Account page gives easy access to privacy and security tools by Android and Me

Google adds central hub for your security and privacy settings.

Google has changed the way in which you can keep on top of your privacy and security settings across its services in a bid to make it easier for users.

Google's ‘My Account’ page will provide more context around your privacy decisions in relation to Google’s services.

There’s a security checkup on the page that will walk you through security settings and recent events, connected devices and which apps have access to your account info etc. 

Google’s included access Ad Settings tool, which allows you to tailor ads or opt out of personalized ads altogether.

In addition to the My Account page, Google also provides new site at privacy.google.com as a central location for questions about the company’s privacy practices.

 

 

Google Drive Tips

30 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss by PC Magazine

But after almost a decade, Google Drive has come a long way in its own maturity. Anyone with a Google account—the kind you have for Gmail or any other Google service—gets instant instant access to the tools. Businesses, schools, and non-profits have …

Right Click on Chromebook

How to Right Click on Chromebook (And Other Touchpad Gestures) by How-To-Geek

Chromebooks don’t have separate left and right buttons on the trackpad, leaving some new owners confused as how to right click on a Chromebook. The answer may seem obvious, even natural, to many. But new owners are sometimes left stumped having…

 
 

Two-Step Verification

Secure Yourself by Using Two-Step Verification on These 16 Web  – by How-To-Geek – Twofactor authentication, also known as 2-step verification, provides additional security for your online accounts. Even if someone discovers …

 
Increase Security by Enabling TwoFactor Authentication on Your  – by How-To-Geek –  You can easily increase the security of your Google account by enabling twofactor authentication; flip it on today for a free security boost.
 
11 Ways to Make Your LastPass Account Even More Secure – by How-To-Geek –  Twofactor authentication is key for securing your LastPass account. Even if someone discovers your password, they'll need more information …
 
Don't Get Locked Out When Using TwoFactor Authentication: 5  – by How-To-Geek –  Twofactor authentication secures your accounts with an additional authentication method, often a time-limited code generated by a mobile app …
 
Here's How an Attacker Can Bypass Your TwoFactor Authentication – by How-To-Geek –  Twofactor authentication systems aren't as foolproof as they seem. An attacker doesn't actually need your physical authentication token if they …
 
How To Use Google Authenticator and Other TwoFactor  – by How-To-Geek – Google, Dropbox, LastPass, Battle.net, Guild Wars 2 – all these services and more offer twofactor authentication apps that work on …

 
Authy: TwoFactor Authentication Made Easy – by How-To-Geek –  Authy is supposed to make twofactor authentication simple and painless by centralizing your accounts into one app. Sounds awesome, but is it …

Chromebooks

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.

If you're looking for more useful tools for your Chromebook, be sure to check out
PCWorld's guide to 12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software.

When the web is enough, a Chromebook is enough by Andy Wolber February 6, 2015 techrepublic.com

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

15 Time-Saving Chromebook Tips by omgchrome.com

How to run Microsoft Office on the Chromebook (for free) YouTube video by C.K. Koay

How to set up your new Chromebook the right way by PCWorld

Chromebooks beyond the cloud: Everything Chromebooks can do offline by PCWorld

Chromebook power tips: How to work smarter online and offline by PCWorld

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 

‘Intel Easy Migration’ App Makes Moving Files to Chromebooks Simple BY JOEY-ELIJAH SNEDDON OMG! Chrome! i

Intel gives Chromebook converts an assist with 'Easy Migration' tool by Jared Newman PCWorld

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 

CNET.com 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
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

 

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