Yesterday afternoon an unexpected package arrived by UPS from Google, inside was the cr48. After installing the battery and attaching the power cord. I lifted the lid of the lap top and the Chrome logo appeared I entered my Google account information to register. I then watched a brief tutorial. After the tutorial the chrome browser appears. This is your world on this computer, there is no desktop , no file system everything you do is through the browser. There are a couple of problems I ran into right away and I wanted to discuss them in this post.
The first problem I ran into was how I was going to upload a picture I took of it with my Iphone, on my Mac I either email it too myself and then drag it too my desktop or I add them too my Iphoto library when I sync. There is a usb port on the cr48, but it doesn’t recognize the Iphone (or any other hard drive) so copying directly from the Iphone isn’t an option. I discovered that for photos on the Iphone email is the best option. Just email the picture to yourself, I emailed from my Mobileme account to my Gmail account. Once you get the email hit alt right click on the image then hit save as. The image will go into your download folder. At that point you go to your favorite photo website such as Flickr or Picassa hit the upload button and go to /chronos/user/downloads and choose the appropriate file. Then follow the instructions on the website. If you need to edit the photo, Picnik work well. If you took the picture with a digital camera that has an standard SD card, the cr48 does have an SD card slot and will recognize any standard SD card. Again go to your favorite photo site hit upload then locate your SD card and the image and proceed as instructed by the site. Both these methods should work with any file type as long as you are uploading the file to the appropriate site