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Mithilesh prajapati

▶ Tips and Tutorials  - 
 
#SysInfo  
This application gives to all the system information you could want from a Chrome packaged app. You will have access to the CPU information, available memory, total memory, browser information. You will also have access to display information like connected displays, resolution, colour depth, and font smoothing.
SysInfo is the system information tool for the sophisticated user, with a clean interface and live information you will be able to use a standard system tool across all operating systems that support Chrome, even Chrome OS.
The screen shots are intended to show the app running on a variety of operating systems and desktop environments. I have tested it on Chrome OS, Linux (Ubuntu, Mint, and Debian), Mac OS, and Windows 8.1 (Virtual in parallels). I have also tested this on a variety of different screen sizes.
There are a couple known bugs and some minor design issues I plan to attend too, I appreciate feedback so please let me know if something is up.
The recent update has added a new feature. The app will now display all attached drives and tell you what drives they are. I am working on adding the ability to eject (unmount) the file system directly from the app. If your file system can't be accessed by Chrome (looking at your Chrome OS) you will recieve an apology message instead.
Monitor your system, CPU, and display information!
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Sean Fordyce

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Google fi + ChromeBooks?  Google fi works on Sprints and T-Mobile networks, both carriers offer unlimited data.  Sprints is $100 for two lines and T-Mobile's is 140 for two lines.  What do you think if Google offering an unlimted data share plan on their fi service? one fi phone and a LTE chromebook around $100 a month.
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jean dupres

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Top chromebook  games :
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Amirreza Khosroshahi

▶ ASUS Devices  - 
 
My ASUS C100 (Flip) has stopped automatically switching to tablet mode for no apparent reason, i.e. keyboard doesn't get disabled when you flip the notebook and the on-screen keyboard won't show up. I have already contacted ASUS support but was wondering if anyone else here has run into the same problem.
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+Terrance Henry Great! Thank you so much Terrance. I'll definitely try that and see if that would work.
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Jack Carlson

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Do VPNs work with Chromebooks? Companies like TunnelBear offer apps for Android and iOS, but I haven't seen one that says it works on Chromebooks.
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Zen Mate Premium works great, It's an extension and easy to configure.
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Barry Ward

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Chromebook Pixel 2 owners, simple question - are you satisfied with your purchase? Just wondering if there are any owners out there who appreciate it's beauty, but maybe realise they should have opted for a cheaper option. If you choose Partially or No, please explain in comments.
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We now have a vote for No too! Please comment people - it would be nice to hear why you've chosen either of the latter options. Thanks :)
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Mithilesh prajapati

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How to Secure Cloud Storage 
Should you be worried about how secure your cloud storage provider is?
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Chris Robato

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Looking for donations.
A Southern Illinois community is on a mission to get a batch of high school students some new technology.
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Rodney Arnold

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Bookmarks question...

I have an HP Chromebox (CB1-014) running Version 44.0.2403.125 (64-bit), Platform 7077.111.0 (Official Build) stable-channel zako, Firmware Google_Zako.5219.30.0

I have an Acer Chromebook (C720-2802) running Version 44.0.2403.125 (64-bit), Platform 7077.111.0 (Official Build) stable-channel peppy, Firmware Google_Peppy.4389.93.0

All of my bookmarks on each device match up except, I have two folders of bookmarks on my Chromebook that don't show up on my Chromebox.

Why?
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Chris Robato

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Is Chromecasting processing intensive? Like framerate drops on weaker processors?  Sometimes I get the impression that it is, but sometimes not.  It may seem to depend on what video service you are casting from.  Is this has something to do with bandwidth, with Flash or HTML5, with HD videos?  I am not sure how Chromecasting works either and which part of the chain does most of the processing, the computer or the Chromecast or Nexus Player itself.  Sometimes i notice that the video on my TV lags or pixelates compared to the same video that is running on my Chromeboom being cast into the screen.
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The official system requirements recommend at least an i3 processor, but most can survive on a Pentium. 
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Bret Ancowitz

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I'm just curious, now that it's been out for a while, what Android Apps have you converted with ARC Welder and use not just experimenting, but on a very regular basis? These are mine:

- Android Central: Much better than using their website
- SnapSeed: One of the only ways to get photo perspective correction on a Chromebook (Pixlr's free distort works well too on their Chrome app)
- Amtrak: I like the app better than their website
- Weather Timeline: My favorite way to look at weather at a glace anywhere, in glorious Material Design

I otherwise have had a hard time thinking of apps I'd use rather than the corresponding webpages. What about you?
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+Eric Cardwell  You can have them all at once.  You have ARC Welder zip the program up.  You then upzip the file to a folder.  Then, in the Chrome "Extensions" menu, turn on the developer mode, and then select that folder after pressing "Load Unpacked Extensions." 
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Tom Sutherland

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Possible Workaround for older printers
I have an older printer (Lexmark P4350) without wifi connection that I use through my desktop pc. I have just updated to Windows 10 and my printer is no longer supported.
I don't want to buy a new printer as I seldom print and I have spare cartridges for this one.
However, if I use Cloudconvert in Drive to convert my docs to jpg's and download onto an xd card, I can just pop the card in the front of the printer and print from there. One less reason to keep a microsoft pc - I just need that pesky Ipod to break and I'm free.
For some reason it doesn't seem to work with an sd card but I'm sure other printers will.
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Yea I'm just hoping I can sort my printer out at some point. It's a Brother one, and supposedly has Google Cloud Print functionality, but every time I try to register it, it comes back with Internal Error. Tried all sorts of things from Google searches (I'm not the only one with this issue) to no avail. Waiting for Brother to get back to me. But yeah, my Mac Pro connected via WiFi just fine. But I'd rather get Google's print service sorted
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Mithilesh prajapati

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Weather for Chrome Puts Your Local Forecast in a Chrome Toolbar Button
Chrome: Weather is a simple Chrome extension that gives you the local forecast with a single click on the extension’s toolbar button. You’ll see the temperature and current conditions on the button itself, updated regularly, but click it for a full expanded forecast, using data from Forecast.io.
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david deutsch

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I know this is off topic but I need some advice...I have an Acer 720 Chromebook that I love and I do all of my writing in Google docs. BUT, I'm a writer and need straight up Word to edit (my editors use word so I have no choice). So, I'm looking for a light, fast windows laptop (not a tablet) that I can use to edit. I'm looking for one sub $300. Any ideas?
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Acer has good budget laptops. But I don't have any specific model in mind...
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Kenny Strawn

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By far the worst #ChromeOSCanary  bug I've ever reported...
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+Stephen Gale Oh yeah, all versions. They made it available to downgrade from Dev or Beta without reflashing(you still have to powerwash) over a year ago. 
But at least as of March, if you wanted to downgrade from Canary, you had to flash the whole system clean using a usb drive(or sd card).
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Dean Wallace

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So with smart lock enabled and paired with my phone, I get a notification every time I 'smart unlock' my chromebook.  The notification on phone/watch is from Google Play Services, and I can block notifications if I choose, but I'm wondering if that's wise, since its Play services.
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Think I'll give it a go then.. cheers
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Den Ferry

▶ HP Devices  - 
 
Back in December 2013 I bought my kids a HP Chromebook 14 (Haswell) each for Xmas.  January this year one of the HP14's died, storage had failed and recovery was not possible.  HP agreed to repair it free of charge as it was just out of warranty.  This week exactly the same thing has happened to the second one, but this time HP say they will not repair it free of charge.  They also wont accept that there is an inherent issue with the storage on these machines despite me seeing quite a few people with the same problem.  I'm in the UK so I'll have to go down the Sale of Goods act route, also not sure if my Credit Card company will be able to help because one thing is for sure a computer should be able to last for more than 17 months...... Anyone else had a similar issue?
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Daniel Cash

▶ Toshiba Devices  - 
 
One day sale on Woot. Only $179.99
The dark secret of computers? We don't need as much computer as we have.
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Refurb Chromebooks are technically not supposed to include the 100 gigs/2 years of Google Drive. That said, I've bought two refurbished Acers and had an Acer warranty replacement. I used different accounts on each of them and found that they ALL had the 100 gig deal.
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Chris Robato

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District might be planning to spend $3 million each year on Chromebooks and GAFE.
Chromebooks, fewer tests and even Genius time are the future of Escambia County schools.
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amanda conklin

▶ HP Devices  - 
 
i have Chromebook hp works okay not the best laptop ever you cant download anything because its unsupported i paid 350$ for this laptop and to me its more worth like 50$ software sucks cant play much games unless its a browser based and all google games suck butt
runs smooth if your only using it for buisness but even for that it has it's faults you can only open files in drive you can open zip folders you cant instal winrar good chrome book sucks dont recomend this to anybody unless you can get it for 50$ thats how much its worth no matter how high the ram harddrive big the screen is not worth more then that
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I'll add this. There are still some internet/browser based things it can't do yet, but has gotten better with time.
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