Category Archives: Chrome

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

Show/Hide the Chrome Bookmarks Bar – Keyboard Shortcut

I am a big fan of Google Chrome and I generally browser with the bookmarks bar turned ON as I find it to be very useful. However, sometimes for screenshots or other purposes it is nice to hide that same bookmarks bar. Today I decided to find out how to quickly show/hide the bookmarks bar. Thankfully it is very easy, you can use these keyboard shortcut  toggle the bar on and off: Ctrl+Shift+B  on Windows and Chrome OS ⌘-Shift-B on Mac

Downloading torrents on a Chromebook? YES

Google’s Chrome OS is not known for having extensive app support. However, somewhat surprisingly, there is a way to download legitimate torrents on your Chromebook by using a packaged app called jstorrent. I intend to writeup a full review of the jstorrent but for now here are some relevant links to get you started: Google Groupshttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/chromebook-central/DXJmD1ZUK2Q+YouSearchImagesMapsPlayYouTubeNewsGmailDriveCalendarMoreTranslateMobileBooksOffersWalletShoppingBloggerFinancePhotosVideos uTorrent for Chromebook | About Chromebookhttp://aboutchromebook.com/utorrent-for-chromebook/jstorrent is a Chrome packaged app for downloading torrents. Although not completely stable, it does appear to be functional, and (as of writing)

Samsung Chromebook Review

My Samsung Chromebook arrived recently and I have been enjoying putting it through its paces. Thoughts so far… Cons: Bottom of the laptop gets pretty hot Keyboard is not backlit Pros: Performance, suprisingly good Simplicity, everything is very easy to find/use Weight, nice and light… comfortable on lap Wifi range is good and it supports 5GHz connections Different: Right-click is by tapping with two fingers (Google) Rating so far: 4 out of 5 stars

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