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My Google™ Chromebook

Book Description

My Google Chromebook brings together all the expert advice and easy, step-by-step know-how you’ll need to make the most of your new Google Chromebook —in no time! Chromebooks are laptop computers that are entirely based on Google Chrome OS, cloud-based OS that is a radical departure from traditional Windows and Mac OSes. Because of its web-based nature, using a Chromebook and the Chrome OS is quite a bit different from using a traditional notebook PC and Microsoft Windows. To get the most use out of your new Chromebook, you need to become familiar with how cloud computing works - as well as all the ins and outs of your new Chromebook. You’ll find all that and more here!

This full-color, fully-illustrated book simplifies even the trickiest of tasks. You’ll find step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do. Coverage includes quickly setting up your Chromebook, logging in, and getting productive. You’ll master Google’s web-centric Chrome OS and you’ll learn to reliably connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi, 3G, or even Ethernet.

You’ll also learn how to:

·         Monitor 3G usage to avoid costly overages

·         Manage files stored on the web or your own flash drives

·         Play and edit online media

·         Browse and search the Web

·         Discover  great new Chrome extensions and Apps for fun, family, and social networking

·         Safely share your Chromebook with other users

·         Work with free or low-cost web-based productivity tools

·         Configure Chromebook for more security, privacy, performance, and battery life

·         Save time with built-in shortcuts

·         Troubleshoot and recover from problems