Screenshot of Chrome OS Shelf with Google Services App Icons
Screenshot of Chrome OS Shelf with Google Services App Icons
Chrome OS Shelf with Google Services Application Icons

In a previous post I described the three S’s used by Google to market Chrome OS, but suggested that there was a fourth “S” which must be considered.

In a previous post, One Man’s Journey to Chrome OS, I wrote about my intro to the Chrome OS world and why I moved from years with Apple and Windows.

And I used the three S’s that are staples of Google’s marketing for Chrome OS, Speed, Safety and Simplicity to explain why I switched. But I ended that post positing that there was actually a fourth “S” to the equation.

The fourth “S” for me is Services, Google Services to be exact, and how they are so nicely integrated with the Chrome OS operating system, while also available across all…


Screenshot of Chrome OS Wallpaper — Illustration, Cosmic Voyage by Elizabeth Chiu
Screenshot of Chrome OS Wallpaper — Illustration, Cosmic Voyage by Elizabeth Chiu
Chrome OS Wallpaper — Illustration, Cosmic Voyage by Elizabeth Chiu

What happened you ask? ChromeOS happened. Of course, I was late to the party having only heard about Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and the world of ChromeOS in August of 2016.

About four and a half years ago, something happened in my technical life which has happened only a few times before. Like my first experience using a PC in 1985, and then when switching from Windows to OS X in 2005, and once more when I purchased the first iPhone in 2007, I experienced a complete change in what technology could offer to simplify my life with computers.

What happened you ask? ChromeOS happened. Of course, I was late to the party having only heard about Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and the world of ChromeOS in August of 2016.

This “new to…


I’ve been a happy Google Fi (previously Project Fi) customer for about three and a half years, and even though I don’t travel extensively, have enjoyed the many benefits of subscribing to the Google MVNO (mobile virtual network provider).

I count the following as benefits of Google Fi over other MVNO’s or even primary mobile network providers.

  • pay as you go for data to save $$$
  • international data without the hoops
  • free data only sim cards (most providers charge $20 per month per device, while Fi provides up to five cards with no charge other than for the data you…

John Kendrick

IT Professional for 35 years, tech dabbler and Google Ambassador

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