Nice explanation from Google on how they are helping the environment – Google Green. Check out ‘the story of SEND’ (emails).
20 Things I learned … was created by the folks at Google.
Google are preparing to launch their new laptop the Google Chromebook.
What is it?
Bascially, it’s a browser in a laptop and nothing much else. All content is stored in Google’s cloud (internet).
Why would I want that?
Well, many people will not like that – fair enough! However, others may see some advantages especially if they spend a lot of time on the internet:
- Less hassle – forget about running anti-virus, installing programs, configuring the operating system. Switch it on and away you go.
- Less worries – all your data is in the Google cloud and can be accessed from any computer or internet enabled device. If it doesn’t need AV then surely it’s a safer way to browse the web?
Here’s the pitch from Google:
Is this simpler approach, with less technical barriers, a good device to get more people online?
Personally, I think it is.
Thinking of starting a blog? Here’s a brief introduction to your options.
It’s free and you have two options: hosted (wordpress.com) or self hosted (wordpress.org). Wordpress.com is probably best if you’re just starting as all the techie stuff is taken care off.
Features different post types: text, video, links, photos etc.
Easily update your blog by email.
All three have a lot in common, hopefully these videos will have provided a useful overview.
My own preference is WordPress.
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