Chromebooks

Chromebook book for everyone!

Although I usually  cringe at the ‘dummies’ books, I’ve been asked many times about a paper reference manual for the popular Chromebooks. I’ve reviewed the Kindle version and like it! I will be stocking these. It contains all of the basics to use and maintain your Chromebook, along with some advanced uses. If you want… Continue reading Chromebook book for everyone!

Cloud Computing Concepts

What is the ‘Cloud?’

You may have heard people using terms like the cloud, cloud computing, or cloud storage. But what exactly is the cloud? Basically, the cloud is the Internet—more specifically, it’s all of the things you can access remotely over the Internet. When something is in the cloud, it means it is stored on servers on the Internet instead… Continue reading What is the ‘Cloud?’

Cloud Computing Concepts · Cloud Hardware

Chromebook: The (always) new computer

Chrome OS argues that much of the computer experience we take for granted today is outdated, clunky, and unnecessary. Antivirus software, locally installed applications with their own separate updaters, system optimization tools, huge control panels full of settings going back to Windows 3.1, drivers for compatibility with 20 year old printers, the twenty system tray… Continue reading Chromebook: The (always) new computer

Productivity

5 ways to get more out of Google Drive storage

Some excellent Google Drive Tips. Normally if you send a collaborative document to multiple people, you’ll be returned a separate version of that document from each recipient, from which you’ll have to compile feedback into a master doc. But because Google Drive’s productivity apps—Docs, Sheets, and Slides—make each collaborator’s comments and changes visible in real… Continue reading 5 ways to get more out of Google Drive storage