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Weekend Links: Two months with a Chromebook. Choosing right iOS notetaking app
March 30, 2014 | 11:45 am

chromebookMy Two Months with a Chromebook (Dear Author) I like to try out different types of computers, especially laptops. I’ve needed the portable form factor since I was in graduate school and through the years I’ve tried them all. *** How to Choose the Right iOS App for your Notetaking Needs (GigaOM) With so many note apps in the app store it is hard to pick the right one. Making the correct choice depends on what you are looking for as the best note apps have features all their own. *** More Bad Advice on Piracy for Authors & Readers (The Digital Reader) It is easy...

E-reading still quite feasible without steady power supply, Paul Biba reports
November 13, 2012 | 10:15 pm

hurricane-sandy-damage-new-jerseyOne of the most common complaints about e-books is that you can’t do as much with them when the power goes out. Well, our former editor Paul Biba has been caught without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and has found that, within limits, e-reading can work just fine without a steady source of electricity.  (Hat tip to Nate Hoffelder for pointing this post out to me in e-mail.) While he limited himself to paper book reading during the day, Paul found he could read from his Kindle PaperWhite after dark with the light on very easily. He reported reading...

‘Hundreds of schools’ using Chromebooks; three school districts order 27,000 units
January 26, 2012 | 10:45 pm

CNet has an article about Google’s stripped-down Chromebook laptops, and their placement in schools. In a speech at the Florida Educational Technology Converence yesterday, Rajen Sheth, Google’s leader of Chromebook work for business and education, announced that hundreds of schools across 41 states have outfitted at least one classroom with Chromebooks. Three schools in Illinois, Iowa, and South Carolina will be outfitting all their students with the devices—over 27,000 in all. The schools appreciate the advantages the device offers of constant updates, cloud storage, and “invisibility” in terms of booting and use—teachers can focus on instruction rather than technical...

Libraries launching Chromebook check-out programs
December 14, 2011 | 7:45 pm

It’s nothing new for libraries to check out e-books to their patrons, and some of them even check out e-book reading devices. But the Palo Alto City Library is going to go one better: it’s going to check out Chromebooks. The library started carrying 21 Chromebooks last month, and they’re available for in-library use. Starting next month, patrons will be able to sign up to take them home for one week. The idea is apparently to show people how awesome the Chromebook is and make them want to buy one themselves. Google has been having a hard time...

Google introduces Chromebooks, Chromebook subscription plans
May 11, 2011 | 10:04 pm

samsungGoogle has finally introduced the Chromebook, with models from Samsung and Acer. Google’s developers explained there’s a fundamental difference between the Chromebooks and netbooks. Chromebooks are essentially “tablets with keyboards,” whereas netbooks are shrunk-down Windows laptops. However, Google currently has no plans for putting Chrome OS on tablets without keyboards. The Samsung model will be priced at $429 for wifi-only, $499 with 3G. The Acer version will cost $349 “and up”. However, in addition to selling them outright, Google will be offering rental models at $28 per month for enterprise users, and $20 per month for educational users. (A...