Google Chrome & Remote Desktop

OK, so it’s been over 8 months since my last post. Well, you’re gonna love me for this one and it’ll all be ok once you realize how great this new service from Google is!

I have been a lover of the Chrome browser pretty much ever since it was released. It’s fast, simply laid out, not full of extra features . . . oh, and did I mention BLISTERINGLY fast?! Not to mention that I can login to my Google account and see all of my bookmarks on any browser I sign in to (including my iPad). Yeah, it’s great living in the Google universe for now, at least.

Enter Google remote desktop
I have fooled around with LogMeIn and other programs that allow you access to your computer from another location. They’re ok and do the job fine, I guess, but I never really liked the logging in time constraints. It just seemed . . . well, not too smooth or enticing. With that said, I am typing this entire post via my desktop computer . . . from my laptop. And, there is absolutely NO lagging mouse or keyboard at this point. I realize I am on my wired network, so this post may change later on as I practice over the internet.

The bottom line is, I no longer have to switch my monitor over to another input and grab my other mouse and keyboard for things I need to do on my desktop. I already feel a huge relief there. What I REALLY am looking forward to is the fact that ALL of my computers can be seen from my Google remote desktop connection. Say I’m at a relative’s house and don’t want to take my laptop, desktop, etc. They’re all right there within the chrome browser to jump on any time I want. AAAAAND, there’s just a pin number to use once it’s all set . . . no search-to-find-login-page-and-enter-username-and-password-and-wait-to-connect-etc. I just click connect, enter the pin and viola, I’m seeing my other computer . . . thank you, Google . . . again.

Try it out below:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-remote-desktop/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp

You’ll need http://www.google.com/chrome browser to access the plugin above.

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Google Chrome Angry Birds

Well, color me unproductive . . . Google has just released a free version of Angry Birds for their Chrome Browser web store . . . head to http://chrome.angrybirds.com/ to start your addiction today.

Stupid Fast

Just a community reminder that Google Chrome 2.0 is out (web browser). Do yourself a favor and head to http://www.google.com/chrome to download it. I can’t explain how fast it loads web pages – just trust me on this one.

Chrome

So, there’s another web browser on the market . . . great. I’ve had enough fun trying to design for two major browsers (Internet Explorer and Firefox) and now Google throws another into the mix. I said I wasn’t going to bother . . . but there’s something worth looking at here.

The one thing that made me change the new Google Chrome Browser to my default is speed. It loads fast (every time so far) and the page loads are borderline ridiculous. It’s a night and day sort of thing.

So, now I use Chrome for general browsing. I’d say 99% of the time it’s dead on for loading stuff. If there’s a page that gets janky, I just open IE and let it roll. Small price to pay for speed.

http://www.google.com/chrome