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 platforms. …
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 me” operating system actually debuted in 2011 with several Chromebooks offered the same year and the first “made by Google” Pixel Chromebook going on sale in 2013 with a hardware refresh in 2015. …
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.