Computer security experts are flocking to Google Chromebooks

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Thanks to the early focus on preventing cyberattacks, Chromebooks are also a hit with the security community. Security experts commonly recommend Chromebooks, whether it’s for the relative who somehow always ends up with spyware toolbars or the researcher heading to a hackers’ meetup. And it’s not about complicated encryption or security tricks — Chromebooks have […]

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Tablet tablets everywhere and not a screen to touch

Apple has been making a push for the iPads in the classroom, and their latest salvo is an iPad that works with the Apple Pencil and Logitech Crayon. Unfortunately for Apple, I don’t believe the new iPad and the push for multimedia creation will be enough to sway schools from the lure of Chromebooks. To […]

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Windows on a Chromebook with Paperspace

Running Windows on a Chromebook with Paperspace. Quick summary Using Paperspace.com I can run a full version of Windows remotely. It does cost, and it does require a fast connection. The downsides are outweighed by the convenience of filling in some of the uses that are still difficult or impossible to do on a Chromebook […]

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My new laptop is an Asus Chromebook C302

My new laptop is an Asus Chromebook C302. My laptop history I’ve bounced between macOS and Linux for my laptops over the past 10 years. My latest laptop was a Lenovo Yoga 11″, on which I ran Ubuntu Mint a majority of the time. I could dual-boot into Windows, but I very rarely did that. […]

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Printing to local network printers without Cloudprint

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Chromebooks recently gained the experimental ability to print to local printers with the release of Chrome OS Version 57 to the stable channel. That’s great news if you want to use a Chromebook with network printers that don’t support Google Cloud Print. Local printing also allows you to print when your internet connection is down or […]

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Microsoft And Apple Target Schools In War With Chromebook

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Few saw the Chromebook coming. When it launched half a decade ago, the category was broadly maligned for its limited feature set, middling hardware specs and operation that required an always-on internet connection to work properly. But things change in five years. In 2015, the category overtook MacBooks in the U.S. for the first time ever, selling […]

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Google’s Chromebook support guides

For those of you using Chromebooks in their instruction, the chart below is a great resource to keep handy. The chart is based on insights collected from Chromebook Help. As is the case with Google Drive Guidelines chart, the purpose of this work is to provide teachers and educators (and students) with  a quick and […]

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