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March 22, 2021

1 >> How compatible is an Apple phone with a Chromebook? I am thinking about buying a Chromebook. I currently have Win-10 on my laptop. Marilyn C Check this article: 

Answer: The iPhone works well with a Chromebook; what you need to do is use the Google apps for mail calendar and so forth. These articles explain the simple process

2 >> I have a friend who is looking for his first smartphone. I recommended Google Fi for service and a Google Pixel. Which phone should he get? Is there anything else I should tell him about the Google Fi service?

Answer:  Pixel 4a or Pixel 4a with 5G

The Pixel 4a is a great value and one of the best values; it is now about a year old. The Google Pixel 4a with 5G is a newer model with a bit larger screen, a second wide-angle camera, and a more powerful processor. I think it is worth the extra cost. Here is the link to all of the details.

Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a with 5G

Google Pixel 4a with 5G

  • Full-screen 6.2-inch (158 mm) display
  • Two Rear Cameras 12 MP dual-pixel & 16 MP ultrawide. With Low-light portraits, cinematic panning, and an ultrawide lens to fit more in the scene.
  • Processor, a more powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™, 765G with Octa-Core Adreno 620 for high-powered gaming.

Google Pixel 4a

  • A big 5.8-inch Full HD+ OLED Display
  • Rear Camera 12 MP dual-pixel
  • Processor a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730G and Adreno 618 for high-quality graphics.

If she does not need the Google Fi features mainly oversees service, I recommend MintMobile as a provider. They have a 12-month plan at $15/month. = $180/year. 

5G • 4G LTE DATA 4GB/MO Unlimited talk & text Nationwide coverage.

Below are links to Pixel phones at the MintMobile store.

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