Two-step verification 101 by Download.com
A strong password is a good start, but a second form of ID leaves your info much safer. Learn a few quick settings tweaks to lock down your email, social media, cloud storage, and other accounts.
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.)
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.
Warning: “Guest Mode” on Many Wi-Fi Routers Isn’t Secure by How-To Geek
Many home routers offer a “Guest Mode.” This isolates your guests onto a separate Wi-Fi network, and you don’t have to give them your normal Wi-FI passphrase. But Guest Mode is often insecure.
12 of the Biggest PC Myths That Just Won’t Die by How-To-Geek
Computers are like anything else. Myths and urban legends have built up over time, passed from person to person. Some myths once had a grain of truth, but are no longer true thanks to technological progress.
Backups are critical. But, if you’re just performing regular backups to a nearby external hard drive or USB drive, you’re missing an important part of your backup strategy. You need your files stored in separate physical locations.
Here’s What’s Different About Windows 10 for Windows 7 Users by How-To Geek
Unlike Windows 8, Windows 10 actually feels designed for a PC with a keyboard and mouse. Windows 7 users will be much more at home with Windows 10, but there are still some big changes.
Beware: Free Antivirus Isn’t Really Free Anymore by How-To Geek
Free antivirus applications aren’t what they used to be. Free antivirus companies are now bundling adware, spyware, toolbars, and other junk to make a quick buck.
Windows 10 Is Almost Here: Here’s What You Need to Know by How-To Geek
Windows 10 will be released on July 29, 2015. Microsoft is already advertising it to Windows 7 and 8.1 users using a system tray pop-up. This is a free upgrade, and will probably be a good one for Windows 7 and 8 users alike
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.
If you’ve ever tried to split the tab after a meal with friends at a restaurant, you know just how frustrating it can be to try and pay each other back
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 …
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…
Google unveils Password Alert Chrome extension, an early warning system against phishing attacks by Sophos
Google developers have created Password Alert, an open-source Chrome extension that aims to protect users from phishing attacks.
Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 Boot Options Menu by How-To-Geek
The boot options have been consolidated in Windows 8 into a single menu, called the “boot options menu"
What You Need to Know About Using UEFI Instead of the BIOS by How-To-Geek
New Windows 8 PCs don’t include the traditional BIOS. They use UEFI firmware instead.
To help out Android newbies, Google has created a whole page dedicated to “78 things you didn’t know you could do with Google” to provide users with the basics they need to help them get the most out of Google’s services.
Secure Yourself by Using Two-Step Verification on These 16 Web … – by How-To-Geek – Two–factor authentication, also known as 2-step verification, provides additional security for your online accounts. Even if someone discovers …
A Free Microsoft Office: Is Office Online Worth Using? by Hot-To-Geek
Microsoft’s Office Online is a completely free, web-based version of Microsoft Office. This online office suite is clearly competing with Google Docs, but it’s also a potential replacement for the desktop version of Office.
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
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
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
Web Apps Have Keyboard Shortcuts, Too — And Many Work Almost Everywhere – How-To Geek / by Chris Hoffman
Keyboard shortcuts aren’t just for web browsers themselves. Most of those web apps you use — everything from Facebook and Twitter to Gmail and Outlook.com — offer keyboard shortcuts you can use to speed things up.