Arun Stephens

Where are the home and end keys on a Chromebook?

I’m writing to you on my shiny new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, which I was sent by Google after the Google I/O conference in San Francisco earlier this year. It doesn’t have a normal keyboad. Which is somewhat annoying, as it’s missing several keys. So, for your reference, here are the key combinations for some of the missing keys: I originally found this information over at http://www.chromeoslounge.com/cr-48-chrome-notebook/1441-delete-key-found.html (page no longer exists). Read more →

You can’t use Google Analytics on wordpress.com

I wish I knew this before I spent $12 on a custom domain for blog.zoopcast.com. You can’t use Google Analytics on a WordPress.com site. I think the advantages of hosting the blog on their infrastructure outweigh the inconvenience of not having all metrics in one place (at least at this early stage), but it sure is an inconvenience. Hopefully the WordPress.com Stats feature is good enough. From what I’ve read on TechCrunch though (and this is what sparked that whole “RSS is dead” fight last week), the stats that WordPress. Read more →

Nexus One update trashes Twitter?

Here’s a weird one. I have just updated my Nexus One to build FRF83D. And the official Twitter app has disappeared. Completely. I had to reinstall it from Android Market. The app was preinstalled with the previous build, and you couldn’t get rid of it. But removing it when it is already installed and being used, without asking, is a little weird. I don’t know if it’s just my phone (and if so, what did I do to cause it? Read more →

iAd in the UK

In my (it seems) continuing series on things that work in the US but not in the UK, Apple’s new iAd network doesn’t seem to be serving ads to people in the UK. I am not sure if Apple are actively selling inventory in the UK, or if they even have plans to in the short term. I really wish these American-based companies would clarify when things are U.S. only. Apple said that they had a lot of ads, but I haven’t seen one. Read more →

Google.com from the UK

Today is 4th of July. There’s a Google doodle for it, but you wouldn’t know if you’re from the UK. Google.com is completely different if you are coming from a UK IP address. There is no 4th of July doodle, and what’s worse, you will get entirely different search results, with UK sites having more prominence. The results are slightly different from google.co.uk, as well. I think it would be better for the regionalised Googles to be the same no matter where you come from, and that includes the US Google. Read more →

Google has a new favicon

In an attempt to get to the top of people’s blog search results (give me a job, I’m a web developer in London), I thought I would point out that Google has a new colourful favicon. That is, the icon that appears in the address bar/favourites/bookmarks menu in your browser. That is all! Read more →