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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

 

Parents’ Guide to Minecraft

The Parents’ Guide to Minecraft – How-To Geek by Jason Fitzpatrick

Minecraft is and, for the foreseeable future, will remain one of the most popular video games among children. Behind all those millions upon millions of downloads are more than a few curious parents; read on as we help clear up some misconceptions and give curious parents a crash course in the game.

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 Place to Buy a Windows PC

The Only Safe Place to Buy a Windows PC is the Microsoft Store – How-To Geek by Chris Hoffman 

Lenovo’s been shipping Superfish on their PCs for months. This is a security disaster, and it shows how little PC manufacturers actually care about your PC’s security. There’s only one way to ensure your new PC is actually safe to use.

When you buy a computer from the Microsoft Store — either one of Microsoft’s physical stores, or the Microsoft Store website online — you’re guaranteed to get a “Signature Edition” of that computer. 

If you want a safe Windows PC, buy it from the Microsoft Store. Microsoft offers a wide variety of Windows PCs, not just their own Surface line.

Print Pages as PDFs

Print Pages as PDFs Without Installing Extensions. 

  • ​Open any web page inside Google Chrome, press Ctrl+P to open the Print dialog.
  • Change the destination printer to “Save as PDF.”
  • Hit the Print button and the current web page, document or Email will instantly download as a PDF document. 

This is useful for downloading PDF copies of web pages that involve transactions, airline boarding passes, or a checkout page on a shopping website. 

Send downloaded PDF via Email as a attachment, great for having a friend or hotel front desk print your boarding pass when you don't have a printer handy.

Download Sites Serving Crapware

Yes, Every Freeware Download Site is Serving Crapware (Here’s the Proof) by How-To-Geek
When we wrote about what happens when you install the top ten apps from CNET Downloads, about half of the comments were from people saying, “Well you should download from a trusted source.” The only problem is that there isn’t a freeware download site that is free of crapware or adware. And here’s the result of our investigation to prove it.

Here’s What Happens When You Install the Top 10 Download.com Apps

How to Remove the Awful ShopperPro Adware / Malware by How-To-Geek

Spread the Word: Ninite is the Only Safe Place to Get Windows Freeware 
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 to get freeware.

This application is far more than a tool for tech support people to easily set up PCs. It’s a place you can get safe Windows freeware without trawling the usual download sites full of harmful garbage.


Software Solutions to De-crapify the Crappiest PCs – by Rod Trent Feb 28, 2015

​Thanks to the recent Lenovo debacle, more of the consumer industry has become aware of the unwanted applications that come preinstalled on almost every available PC. This is not a new thing.

Prevent Identity Theft

How to Prevent Identity Thieves from Opening Accounts in Your Name (Especially after the Anthem Hack) by How-To-Geek

The news that Anthem got hacked and 80 million people’s identities were stolen wasn’t very surprising — everybody is getting hacked these days. Last week, TurboTax had to temporarily shut down nationwide because of identity theft fraud. So how can you protect yourself from criminals opening accounts in your name?

How To Replace Your PC

SO YOU WANT A NEW COMPUTER? by Neil Hutton

Getting a home computer used to be so simple… you had two choices: a Windows PC or a Mac and the Mac was twice the price, so more than 95% of computers sold were Windows. Now you're wondering if you should get an iPad, or one of those incredibly cheap $200 Chromebooks, or maybe, just maybe, you could just do everything on that smartphone

Bad Passwords

People happily give away their (bad) passwords to TV reporter. by nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Say hello to the people in the street who show us how social engineering works. Hint: say you're from Jimmy Kimmel, sound interested, and ask about their pet!

Yearly list of the 25 worst passwords collected by SplashData.
“123456” Maintains the Top Spot on SplashData’s Annual “Worst Passwords” list. The 2014 list of worst passwords demonstrates the importance of keeping names, simple numeric patterns, sports and swear words out of your passwords.

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