Showing posts from April, 2016

Toshiba ChromeBook 2


I just received this Chromebook a few days ago, and it is my first Chromebook. For years I have worked on Windows based computers for work and Mac computers for personal use.  

Last year I decided to part ways with my MacBook, which I bought in 2013.  I rarely used this computer, and I decided to take a stab of using an iPad Air 2.  It did not go well, I used it even less, because it was not much different from my current iPhone.

I needed something different, something simple.  I did not want to spend a lot of money like I did in 2013 for computer that I rarely used.  This is what Chromebooks are made for, a simple computer that just does the basics.

Chromebooks range from about $150 to $500, excluding the Google Pixel. High end models range from $300 to $500.

While doing my research, I came across this Toshiba Chromebook 2 with the following features:
USB 2.0USB 3.0HDMI (Full Size Input)Backlit KeyboardFull HD 1080p 13.3" ScreenThis was exactly what I was looking for.  Th…

Working Without a Personal Computer

I have now been without a personal computer for over 6 months.  Yes, I still have access to a computer, but I rarely find a need to use one.

Here is my setup:
Apple iPhone 6s PlusApple TV 4 With Accessories:
Lightning Digital AV AdapterMicrosoft Universal Foldable KeyboardHP Envy 5530 e-All-in-One Color Printer
That's it, and that is all I need.  I use my iPhone for all my personal use.  I able listen to podcasts, music and movies.  I do my finances on it, working with emails, calendars and pay bills.

When I get tired of watching movies on a small screen, I use my Apple TV 4.  Also, I have a cable that connects to my iPhone and converts to HDMI, which allows me to transfer my content to other screens.  I am able to connect my iPhone to my printer and scan documents as well.

I thought, after selling my MacBook Air that I was going to need another computer right away, but I really don't need one anymore.  I never thought that I would not own a computer, and still be productive.

I …