Week Four Questions, Tech News, & Tips
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
- Can you happily use a Chromebook and an iPhone? Yup. – By Kevin C. Tofel aboutchromebooks.com
- HP Chromebook x360 14c Review – By Eric Grevstad pcmag.com
Note: This is the Chromebook I use and recommend.
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.
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.
Tech News, & Tips
- What to Look for in a Laptop – By Andrew Heinzman Review Geek
- Bitwarden adds secure text and file transfer to its arsenal – By Barbara Krasnoff The Verge.
- How to Change Your Email Name and Address in Gmail – By Toin Villar MakeUseOf
- Chrome OS 89: All The Best New Features – By Chrome Unboxed YouTube VIDEO
- LastPass Tips – by teracore.co.za
- How to Pin a File or Folder to Your Chromebook’s Taskbar – By Shubham Agarwal How-To Geek