Chromebook For Dummies

Chromebook For Dummies

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Get the most out of your Google Chromebook Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and a little or a lot intimidated by the technology? You've come to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks you through setting up the device, transitioning from traditional computers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suit your needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applying advanced settings and features. Fear not: with the step-by-step guidance and helpful information inside, there's no reason to break a sweat. Chromebooks are affordable, fast, and sleek and with Google driving the initiative, they're impossible to ignore. So it's no wonder they're gaining popularity and enticing people from all walks of life to make the switch from a traditional PC or laptop. If you're one of those people and want to make the most of your experience, this book is a practical user's guide to all things Chromebook.
* Covers all Chromebooks on the market * Provides coverage of all Chromebook features in an easy-to-follow manner * Serves as the go-to reference for successfully using a Chromebook * Includes step-by-step coverage of everything you'll encounter with your Chromebook If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to maximize the performance of your Google Chromebook, you'll turn to this friendly guide time and again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 194 x 233 x 20mm | 714g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1118951263
  • 9781118951262
  • 349,359

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Learn to:

Get the most out of your Chromebook Find your way around the Chrome OS Set up and customize your device Navigate the apps, apply advanced settings, and explore different features

A practical user's guide to the ultra-cool Chromebook

Are you the proud owner of a Google Chromebook and a little--or a lot--overwhelmed by its capabilities? Don't sweat it! Chromebook For Dummies takes the intimidation out of the technology and explains in plain English how to maximize the performance of your Chromebook--so you can leave the headaches behind and focus on having fun with your new device.

The coolness of chrome -- choose and set up your Chromebook, work with the desktop, brandish the browser, and confidently comprehend the keyboard and touchpad There's an app for that -- get familiar with the apps that come pre-installed on your Chromebook--and find and add new ones with Chrome Web Store Power-up your business -- discover how Chromebook can boost your business productivity, from navigating Google Docs and formatting text to summarizing spreadsheets and preparing presentations Kick back with Chrome -- find all the fun that's waiting at your fingertips, like listening to tunes, watching or editing movies, chatting with friends and family, reading e-books, and more Customize your Chromebook -- get the lowdown on customizing your display, settings, themes, and Cloud printing

Open the book and find:

How to connect to the Internet and log in for the first time Where to find and install apps Easy instruction for taking and sharing photos How to compose, send, and read emails with Gmail Guidance on supersizing security Maintenance and troubleshooting tips Must-have Chrome OS apps Ten handy shortcuts
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Chromebook 5 Chapter 1: Choosing and Set ting Up Your Chromebook 7 Chapter 2: Working with the Desktop 19 Chapter 3: Sur veying the Chrome Browser 29 Chapter 4: Getting Your Hands on the Keyboard and Touchpad 41 Chapter 5: Exploring Chromebook Apps 61 Chapter 6: Finding Your Files 69 Part II: Harnessing Business Power with Chromebook 83 Chapter 7: Proceeding with Word Processing 85 Chapter 8: Summarizing Sheets 109 Chapter 9: Preparing Presentations 141 Chapter 10: Email with Gmail 177 Chapter 11: Organizing with Google Calendar 197 Part III: The Chromebook Recreational Vehicle 213 Chapter 12: Mustering Your Music 215 Chapter 13: Chromebook Video 229 Chapter 14: Chatting with Friends and Family 241 Chapter 15: Fun with Photos 251 Chapter 16: eBooks on Chromebooks 261 Part IV: Advanced Chromebook Settings 271 Chapter 17: Customizing Your Chromebook 273 Chapter 18: Supersizing Security 283 Chapter 19: Troubleshooting and Disaster Preparation 295 Part V: The Part of Tens 303 Chapter 20: Ten Handy Shortcuts 305 Chapter 21: Ten Great Chrome OS Apps 309 Index 313
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About Mark LaFay

Mark LaFay is a graduate of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. His professional career, however, didn t start in engineering and technology. LaFay started two successful businesses in the music industry before making the leap back to tech. Mark LaFay is the co-founder of DCODIA, co-founder and product engineer of Conversion In A Box and the co-founder of Roust. He is also an adjunct professor at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis.
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