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Native Print, Now Available on Chrome OS

Chrome OS since launch has relied on Google Cloud Print and compatible printers to accomplish simple printing tasks, this changes now with the release of version 59.   Native Printing is now enabled, basically now you can connect directly to compatible printers on your network without the need for any cloud connection.   You will need to know the IP address of your printer and which protocol is supported by your printer, generally this will be IPP, for a complete walk-thru please checkout this Google FAQ:   It is important to note that this is not yet in the Admin...

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Doing more with Less: Empower your students to help

It seems that everyday Technology Professionals in schools are asked to do more and more with less. We've grown to an age where the majority of schools are now supporting as many devices as a large size business. In most cases this is being done with a significantly smaller staff than the large business can throw at their IT problem.   So how do you go about creating a larger workforce without adding significant staff expenditure? Train your students to help you!  In every school across the country there are students who are sharp and wanting to be pushed.  The...

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How-to: Chromebook Whitegloving the easy way with Amplified Labs and Centipedes

How-to: Chromebook Whitegloving the easy way with Amplified Labs and Centipedes

Whether you've already done a chromebook roll-out, or you're currently planning one, the only seemingly daunting task is unboxing those bad boys, and getting them enrolled in your domain. If you're enrolling a small number of devices, this is easy enough to just do them by hand. For any larger amount of chromebooks, you're going to want some automation with a keyboard emulator. We like to think of it as robot versions of ourselves. There are many companies that are happy to do this for you at a varying premium (us included!). However, we understand how educational budgets operate, and we...

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2017 Flip/Stylus Based Chromebooks

2017 Flip/Stylus Based Chromebooks

  Acer Spin 11 Asus Flip C213 Dell 3189   2017 is turning out to be the year of the stylus/flip based Chromebook.   The majority of these new models are fully education focused and headed straight to classrooms. All models detailed below will be ready by March 1st and some are shipping already. Acer Chromebook Spin 11, this is a new convertible version based on the ruggedized Chromebook 11 N7 which is launching in early February.  This will be an 11.6 in touchscreen with new support for inexpensive Wacom styluses and what Google is calling a "World View Camera"...

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2017 Chromebooks

2017 Chromebooks

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone and we saw the launch of several new Chromebooks, watch this space as we continue to review anything new available this year.

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