Category Archives: Chrome

Neverware CloudReady VM (for VMWare/VirtualBox) [FREE]

Recently several tech sites ran article about using Neverware’s customized version of Chrome OS to turn old PC hardware into Chromebooks. That is of course very cool 🙂 However, would like to be able to easily test Chrome OS on modern (relatively) high-end hardware. Preferably without having to dual boot. Virtual machines to the rescue! Here is the download link for Neverware’s VM, it works with both VMware and VirtualBox: http://go.neverware.com/freeVM44 Here are screenshots I took of the installation process

Upgrade the Acer Chromebook C720 SSD

The Acer C720 is a lovely little Chromebook that currently sits near the top of the Amazon best selling laptop list 🙂 Amazon Best Sellers: Best Laptop Computershttp://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Computers-Accessories-Laptop/zgbs/pc/565108/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=pixensity-20These lists, updated hourly, contain bestselling items. Here you can discover the best Laptop Computers in Amazon Best Sellers, and find the top 100 most popular Amazon Laptop Computers. More info here about the US model: Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, Haswell micro-architecture, 2GB)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FNPD1VW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00FNPD1VW&linkCode=as2&tag=pixensity-20User comment: I was skeptical about Chrome OS but now I

Chrome ‘Downloading proxy script’ ?! [solved]

If Google’s Chrome web browser seems to take forever to load a web page, you may see a “resolving proxy” or “downloading proxy script” message appears in the lower-left corner of the browser’s window. Thankfully, you can change your proxy setting (for Windows) and adjust Chrome’s corresponding behavior: Click the Chrome menu button  on the browser toolbar Select Settings Click Show advanced settings In the “Network” section, click Change proxy settings. This will open the Windows Internet Properties dialog Click LAN settings

Help, I have a new user profile in Chrome! [solved]

Q. Hiya, last time I started up Chrome I got a weird icon in the window and it had a user name Bluesy?! Did I get hacked?! How do I remove this user?! Please Help! -Joelle A. Hi Joelle, do not worry. 🙂 Thankfully you are just seeing one of the many built in names that Chrome automatically give to a new user profile. Here is a complete list of the possible Chrome user profile names: You can also edit

MP3 Music on Google Drive

While Google Play’s music service allows for 20,000 songs to be uploaded, their Google Drive service can potentially allow for much more. 1TB = 1048576MB / 6MB per song = 174,762 songs. I use the 1TB amount as an example because anyone that purchases a Google Chromebook Pixel is going to have that amount of storage space for 3 years. Likewise, even lower-end Chromebooks get  100GB in Google Drive Space = 102,400MB / 3MB = 34,133 songs if you are willing to

Google Pixel getting Haswell upgrade?

Now that Google I/O has come and gone with nary a hardware upgrade announced, what does Google have in store for future Chromebook hardware? Hopefully an update of the Pixel to support Intel’s latest chips! Here are some reports that lend credence to the idea that the Pixel, or another Chromebook, will be seeing Intel’s Haswell chips soon 🙂 Can Haswell Give the Chromebook a New Lease of Life?http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/05/01/can-haswell-give-the-chromebook-a-new-lease-of-life/I’ve discussed Haswell before, and by all accounts it’s going to be a

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