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Friday, April 27, 2012

google drive integration with chromeos

with the latest dev update today, google drive is integrated into the file manager now and the local file manager is integrated into the google drive.. this is great news! we have been waiting a long time for this to happen and we all are VERY happy here in chromebook land.. Aura is really starting to turn chrome OS into a great place to work. go google!

Monday, April 9, 2012

new view

ok , of all the changes that I have seen to chrome OS this is one is my absolute favorite... I love it... wow!!! thanks google!!!! this has got to be especially aimed at the chromebox... cuz this will look beautiful on a bigger screen... what do you say now all you chrome os naysayers? google is really getting awesome!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I just read a review about the latest chromebook that was shown at CES. it totally pans the new chromebook and I can't really fault it. most of us were hoping for a solid reboot or even an ultrachromebook. instead we get something not much different than what we have with a slightly better but rather underwhelming upgrade to the processor.  I was digging on the chromebox except for the specs.... for the same reason.... not much of a reboot. they are sweet looking and I imagine they do work a little faster. but really.... rather a letdown I must say.
  google? when is the good stuff coming? is it coming at all?

Monday, January 2, 2012

well, I am back in seattle again. I have some thoughts for those who complain about offline use. it's bollocks. I was only without connection 2 times. flying there and flying back. I had videos to watch (on a thumb drive) books to read (on offline kindle) and ways to write poetry while I flew (scratchpad, a perfectly acceptable word processor lite) ... for all practical purposes I had no downtime at all with the chromebook at all except intentional downtime while i was with my family. 

of course everything I did could also have been done with a tablet. the only thing I did that really made the difference was writing offline. having a keyboard was really nice. of course it's not the only reason I love chromebooks... but it sure is why I don't want to own a tablet.  

there was mention of commercials on our chromebook central forum... someone should make a commercial with a person flying with a chromebook... watching movies, typing emails writing papers and listening to music and reading books while flying. then quietly in their hotel room they connect and everything is sent immediately once they're online again... could be a great commercial... 

Friday, December 30, 2011

so I am posting from my brother's rental car. normally I am driving and can't get online so I had to try it while I had the chance :) happy new year everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

this time instead of bothering with the airplane wifi which was lame last time I tried it (and my brother in law had the same lame wifi experience on their galaxy tab) I put one of my movies on a thumb drive... it was really nice. and of course using my chromebook everywhere I've gone in tempe/mesa is heavenly. thanks again and again google. :) 
but one little tiny thing I noticed. my clock is still on seattle time.. since it has a 3g radio and the gps works these days, it seems silly not to have the clock update to the new time zone. 
my flixster app updated to where I am and showed me the right theatres but the clock didn't update? 
ah well... loving it anyway hehe 
happy holidays from sunny arizona :) 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

this is pretty cool. what a great way to show it off to everyone... hopefully this is an idea that will spread...
Chromebooks at the library ...