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Get The Cheapest Phone Plan

AT&T vs. Verizon vs. T-Mobile vs. Sprint: How to save and get the cheapest phone plan by CNET

Project Fi is Google's high speed phone service which uses a combination of Wi-Fi networks and data from carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile to always keep you connected.

  • Project Fi plan starts with the Fi Basics for $20 per month + $10 Gb of data.
  • Nexus 5X – Pay $249 over time $10.38/mo for 24 months
  • Pixel (5" display) – Pay $649 over time $27.04/mo for 24 months
Total cost for a single line and a new phone over 2 years
Carrier Activation $650 phone Monthly line charge Monthly data plan Month Total Two years
ATT&T $25 $27/month $20/month 3GB – $40/month $87 $2113
Verizon $30 $27/month $20/month 5GB – $35/month $82 $1998
Sprint $25 $27/month $25/month 3GB – $25/month $77 $1873
Project Fi $0 $27/month $20/month

1GB – $10/month
2GB – $20/month
3GB – $30/month

$57 *
$67 *
$77 *

$1368 *
$1608 *
$1848 *

Note: * With Project Fi if you’re under your monthly data allotment, they credit the money back to your account. And if you’re over, there are no penalties, you get charged at the same rate of $10 per GB.
The Nexus 5X phone costing $249 is $10.38/mo, $20/month line charge, 1GB – $10/month
$40.38/month or  Total for two years $969 
All prices exclude taxes, surcharges or other regulatory fees, my Project Fi monthly charge for these in Pennsylvania are about $4.50 a month.
My monthly bill For my Fi service is under $30 including taxes and fees. I connect to Wi-Fi at home and whenever I can when out and about. Connecting to Wi-Fi at restraunts, airports, hotels and any place I regrulary visit helps keep data use down. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Chromebook Suggestions

Some Chromebook Suggestions – February 2017
Here are some Chromebooks sold by BestBuy and Amazon the first one has a large 15" 1920 x 1080 full HD display. It is the heaviest at 4.85 pounds but if you are not carrying it around in a backpack this should not be a problem. The Samsung Plus is the newest it has the best screen of all listed. Glenn
 

Free Secure Email

ProtonMail Review 2017 – Free Secure Email by Lifewire – lifewire.com

ProtonMail offers free, end-to-end encrypted email through a web interface and mobile apps. Exporting emails or accessing them by any other means is challenging, though, and ProtonMail could offer more productivity features itself.


ProtonMail is a free service for the public good. You can help support online privacy by selecting a paid account. Your contribution helps us support more users and continue to develop ProtonMail as free and open source software.

Free – Basic account with limited features.

500MB storage
150 messages per day
Apps for iOS and Android
Limited Support

Signup for free ProtonMail plan. You can upgrade anytime for more feature.

In addition to providing secure web-based email, ProtonMail also provides encrypted email on your mobile device. Mobile applications are available for download from both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store.

Download iOS App
Download Android App

Mobile apps are compatible with both smart phones and tablets. 

Printers for Chromebooks Reviewed

The top 5 best printers for Chromebooks reviewed – Updated 2017 by http://platypusplatypus.com

So you want to print from your Chromebook, and you want the best printer for your Chromebook.

Maybe you’ve just purchased your new Chromebook and now you need to print out some docs, pics, or sheets.

Or maybe you’ve had your Chromebook for a while and now you want to hook up a Chromebook-compatible printer…


Set Up Your New Chromebook

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

Setting up a new Chromebook is much easier than setting up a PC. Chromebooks don’t require major updates or antivirus software. You start simply by signing in with your Google Account (or creating that account, if you don’t already have one).


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

Born as pure conduits to the web—showcases for Gmail, Drive, and other Google cloud services—Chromebooks have been stuck with a reputation that they’re useless offline. The basic complaint is that Chromebooks become nothing more than dumb, worthless, keyboard-equipped pieces of glass if your Internet dies off.


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

Chromebooks may have cornered a niche market as lightweight laptops and desirable computers for education, but Google’s ambitions are far bigger. The release of two new flagship Chromebooks from Samsung and the arrival of Android apps illustrate that Google envisions its…

Chromebook Plus Offers Budget Version

Chromebook Plus Offers Budget Version of Samsung's New Computer Line by Small Business Trends

There is a new generation of Chrome operating system coming, and manufacturers are introducing new devices to take advantage. The Samsung Chromebook Plus is one of them, and at $449 the sticker shock will probably be something to get used to for …


SAMSUNG CHROMEBOOK PRO REVIEW by chromeunboxed.com

The Samsung Chromebook Pro is, perhaps, the most anticipated Chromebook release in Chromebook history. A combination of unique form factor, screen aspect ratio, and input methods, the Samsung Chromebook Pro is a device that impresses on many fronts.


SamsungChromebook Pro Could Be Game-Changer for Google by Top Tech News 

Due to hit the market in April, Samsung's new Chromebook Pro embodies the next stage of Google's push to merge the worlds of desktop and mobile computing.

 

Font With Slashed Zero

Font With Slashed Zero

Which fonts in Google Docs has a zero with a line through it like this /.?

For some printouts it may be beneficial to use a zero with a slash through it rather than the standard zero without a slash. This is called a "slashed zero", and while not every font has one, several of the fonts installed in Google Docs do.

A solution is to simply change to a different font that uses a slashed zero in place of the regular zero. There are any number of such fonts already be installed in Google Docs. They are Consolas, Inconsolata, Roboto Mono and Share Tech Mono fonts. You'll need to experiment with whatever font you select to see what looks best for your document.

How to Add Fonts to Google Docs

  1. Go to the fonts drop-down menu.
  2. Select "More fonts" at the bottom.
  3. Make sure "Show all fonts" is selected at the top.
  4. Look for the font you want in the fonts list.
  5. Click on the font you want to add it to the "My Fonts" list at the right.
  6. Click the blue OK button to close out the box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P Updates

Google Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P Updates: Finger Print Gesturing, Low Budget Luxury by MStarsNews

Google VP of engineering Dave Burke announces a new Nexus 5X phone during a Google media event on September 29, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Google unveiled its …

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