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What Chromebook Should I Buy in 2018?

boxWhat Chromebook Should I Buy?

I often am asked this question. The purpose of this post is not to talk you into buying a Chromebook. I’m going to make the assumption that you’ve already decided you want one and are trying to figure out what model to buy. If you search Google you will get no shortage of suggestions. I’ve looked at a lot of those sites myself and there are plenty of Chromebooks to choose from. However, I have a few issues with some of their suggestions. Let’s say you were in the market for a new car and asked me for a suggestion. If I told you that a Ferrari is really nice, that would be true. Well, I assume that. I’ve seen them on the road, but never been inside. Anyway, the statement may be true, but is it practical? Um, no. This is true for home and school use.
pixelbookIts the same way with Chromebooks. For example, many of them will talk about the performance of the Pixelbook. Now it sounds like a great Chromebook. Its specs are amazing, but so is its price tag of $899+. Now if price is of no concern, stop reading, get in your Ferrari and go buy a Pixelbook. For the rest of you, let’s move on. Read the rest of this entry »


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Make Any Website Run Like An App on Your Chromebook or Windows PC

2017-12-29_13-09-23Happy New Year! I’m starting off 2018 with a post about one of the coolest features in Chrome. It’s not new, but honestly I didn’t know this existed until a few weeks ago. You can make any website run in a window that looks like an app on your Chromebook or Windows PC.

How many tabs do you have open in Chrome right now? Five? Eight? Fifteen? You are not alone. I usually have several tabs open and switch between them often. Three tabs I usually have open regardless of what I am doing are Webmail (Office 365 for us), Google + Communities, and TweetDeck. I don’t really like having these open as tabs because I sometimes either close them accidentally or wind up changing the tab to a different webpage. Also, the Bookmarks bar, omnibar, and tabs take us valuable screen real estate. Now, you may of immediately thought of some ways to overcome these issues. Let me see if I can guess some of the suggestions. Read the rest of this entry »

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