Posts Tagged ‘chrome’

Droid Code- Chrome extension that adds QR code to Android Market

February 26th, 2011

Ever since Google introduced the Android Market online, web links to useful Android apps have sucked!

Any blog writer posting about a great Android app, now has access to the market from their computer. However, the typical app page in the market, only has the page URL as a way to link to the application information. Adding a QR code to your post is a great way to allow readers to access the App you are writing about.

For some reason, Google hasn’t added more ways to share great apps from the online market. Currently your only option is to link to the page URL.

For Chrome users… binoyxj to the rescue

binoyxj is a developer that has created a quite useful Chrome extension called Droid Code. This extension simply adds a QR code to the individual app pages in the Online Android Market.

As a writer, I can now copy and paste that QR code into my posts about Android Apps. This will help my readers to easily access the apps using a simple barcode scanner such as:

Barcode Scanner

Found my Chrome OS CR-48 notebook

December 22nd, 2010

I think that Google mistakenly shipped ‘MY’ CR-48 (Chrome OS Notebook) to their Google Demo Lab…and promptly destroyed it!

Bastards!

Kind of reminds me of that whole …crashing a perfectly good car into a wall for Safety Testing, when the car I drive is a P.O.S. and I can’t afford a different one thing.

Img. courtesy http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2010/12/22/google-destroys-chrome-netbooks-in-aid-of-testing/

Xmarks app for iPhone

July 24th, 2010

The Xmarks iPhone app… for $0.99 you can access all of your saved bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. You will of course have to make sure that you also have the Xmarks extension installed in your favorite browser on your computer in order to save and access those bookmarks. This is really easy to do. Just head on over to Xmarks.com and click on the big orange ‘Install Now‘ button. Your current browser will automatically be detected and you will be prompted to install Xmarks.
A recently added feature of Xmarks will allow you to save and access your Internet passwords. (apparently not yet available for the iPhone app)

This is awesome! (if I only had an iPhone)

Key features include:

* works with Xmarks for IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Mac Safari
* access all bookmark folders including your bookmarks toolbar
* bookmark search
* open remote tabs across all your computers & browsers
* built-in browser to view your bookmarks without leaving the app

UPDATE: Version 1.25 is NOW AVAILABLE in the iTunes App Store! This version adds a more streamlined user interface and a fix for the iPad bug in the previous version.

Coming Soon to Xmarks for iPhone:

* improved user interface
* ability to add and edit bookmarks for 2-way sync
* full screen iPad support
* and lots more!

Here is one more tidbit that is noteworthy… If you don’t have an iPhone/iPod you can still access your Xmarks via my.xmarks.com

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