Thursday, November 28, 2013

Chromebook Acer C720 for 269.10 CHF today at Interdiscount

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Breaking news: Acer C720p with touch screen and 32 GB flash announced

For $299 USD Acer will sell from December on an upgraded Acer C720 with touch screen and 32 GB (instead of 16 GB) version which is called Acer C720P (p like touch?).

Official announcement with all details at Acer website.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Run Apple Apps on your chromebook (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

If you are used to Apple applications and owning an itunes ID you can login to to access the beta versions of Pages, Numbers, Keynote in the cloud.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Compatible compact flash (CF) card reader for chromebooks

If you own an old or high-end digital camera you are used to compact flash cards. The chromebook has a card reader for SD-cards only. As the chromeOS is a relativly new OS I was not sure if all the drivers are in to run external card readers. So, I bought a very recent model (with USB3.0) and tried it out myself.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Chromebook apps launcher moved and position of the launch bar is adaptable now

In the recent stable chromeOS release 31.0.1650.61 (Platform version: 4731.73.0) the apps lanucher button moved to the left and the whole bar is now movable (left, bottom, right). Now the windows users will not search for the start button anymore :-)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A sleeve case to fit the Acer C720 chromebook into

It was not easy to find a sleeve where the Acer C720 fits almost perfectly into. I purchased this Dicota PerfectSkin.

Now my chromebook is prepared for the winter :-) and I can be sure that it get not damaged in the luggage.

The sleeve is affordable and protects perfectly.

Order yours at .

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Collection of things which can not be done (yet) by chromebooks (frequently updated)

I will add all the things I experience which do not work yet (I hope the ChromeOS team will read my blog and will implement it.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Be online on the road and safe money

Do you hate to pay extra for the 3G / LTE version of your tablet / ipad / chromebook? But you still want to be online? Or do you travel with many WIFI devices and need 3G/4G internet connection?

The things a chromebook can do (updated)

I will list in this post features / functions which are possible to perform with a chromebook (yes, it is possible without Windows or Mac OS) which I tested myself. I will add more in future. Stay tuned and come back. If something is not listed it does not mean that it does not work. For sure, the list will never be complete.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Chromebook remote connection via VPN

After having my lovely chromebook (see my review of the Acer C720 below) for some days already, I would like to share with you a small trick.
The Chrome remote desktop app is even able to tunnel through VPN networks.
I was struggling to install the VPN to connect to my office PC on the chromebook. Here Google needs to invest more to get it running with more VPN gateways. I was unhappy until I found that there is an easy workaround.
If you have access to install chrome and the Chrome remote desktop app on your office PC you should be able to access it remotely by your chromebook (using the same app). It is not a guarantee to work, but if your IT department is not as strict as in a Swiss bank, it can work. Try it!
I now can easily work from home on my Acer C720 (and my employer is more happy as well).