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Motorola Mobility1,340,349Join us for a live Hangout with Jim Wicks, lead designer of Moto 360, Motorola’s new watch powered by Android Wear. During the Hangout, Jim will discuss the design and style features that make Moto 360 unlike any watch on the market today. #Moto360 For more information visit our blog: http://goo.gl/yZ5b2a It’s Time: Meet Moto 3602014-03-19 19:00:006794  
Google+10,577,717The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033847  

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2015-06-12 15:45:31 (118 comments, 21 reshares, 285 +1s)Open 

Smartphones are becoming more about the sum of their parts than the individual pieces. In order for a phone to move from being "fine" to "exceptional," it needs to offer something that goes beyond what everyone else is doing -- something that creates an overall user experience that stands out in some meaningful way.

My real-world review of the U.S. LG G4:

Most reshares: 118

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2015-06-08 20:10:43 (36 comments, 118 reshares, 599 +1s)Open 

Remember, kiddos: It isn't "fragmentation" if it's "magical."

Most plusones: 599

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2015-06-08 20:10:43 (36 comments, 118 reshares, 599 +1s)Open 

Remember, kiddos: It isn't "fragmentation" if it's "magical."

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2015-07-30 00:15:39 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Creativity is cool.

Magic Mirror

This is one of the many reasons that I love my job as a developer. Not only can I create cool things for other people, but some of the most amazing things I have made, I have made just for me :). For example, one of my most useful apps is an internal one that helps Jake and I out on a day to day basis. Our users would have zero use for this type of application, but for us, it is invaluable. 

This project though, could be one of my most fun to date. I made a "Magic Mirror", powered by a Raspberry Pi. It is just a normal mirror, but with some added bonus content... I put a computer monitor behind a piece of one-way glass, built a frame, then created a pretty simple javascript and php based webpage to display content behind the mirror. In it's current state, the mirror will show me the time, date, weather information and forecast, an RSS news feed, my calendar, a list of compliments depending on the time of day (cause every mirror should compliment you!), and my current notifications on my phone.

All i have to do is point the Raspberry Pi to the webpage, and it shows my information. Works completely without user interaction on startup as well, just plug it in and it will find the wifi and display the page.

One drawback is that it is a bit heavier than I initially thought it would be, meaning mounting it could be a pretty major issue. This baby might just have to sit on a table somewhere...


Unfortunately with this one, I can't end with "hope you enjoy my work!" Being a developer opens up a world of possibilities if you look outside the box a bit and are willing to learn. If this kind of thing interests you, then please, go out and learn a bit about coding- it can be pretty fun! There are so many resources available and people to help you. I really love how this project turned out and it is quite the statement/conversation piece for any room if you are into that sort of thing ;)



Original Inspiration: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/magic-mirror/___Creativity is cool.

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2015-07-29 20:19:53 (33 comments, 10 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

New Moto G -- pointed and shot with default settings.

Just as a reminder, this phone costs $180. 

More soon.

New Moto G -- pointed and shot with default settings.

Just as a reminder, this phone costs $180. 

More soon.___

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2015-07-29 16:39:41 (17 comments, 12 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Paging the elephant in the room...

Finally, some answers.

Paging the elephant in the room...

Finally, some answers.___

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2015-07-28 20:18:05 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Thank you, Motorola, for providing an easy way to do this right out of the box.

(As you may have guessed, I'm spending some time getting to know the new Moto G now. More detailed thoughts and impressions on the way soon.)

Thank you, Motorola, for providing an easy way to do this right out of the box.

(As you may have guessed, I'm spending some time getting to know the new Moto G now. More detailed thoughts and impressions on the way soon.)___

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2015-07-28 18:09:18 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

There's a lot to wrap your head around in the land of Android right now. Especially if you like unlocked phones.

I broke it all down in an easy-to-follow guide:

There's a lot to wrap your head around in the land of Android right now. Especially if you like unlocked phones.

I broke it all down in an easy-to-follow guide:___

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2015-07-27 19:50:17 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Random power outage today made me glad I now use Drive/Docs for all of my writing. No worry or sudden panic about any work being lost.

Wasn't long ago when that sound of everything powering down caused a sense of dread. Ugh. The Stone Age. 

Auto-save/sync -- without any setup or thought required from the user -- may be the best feature ever invented.

Random power outage today made me glad I now use Drive/Docs for all of my writing. No worry or sudden panic about any work being lost.

Wasn't long ago when that sound of everything powering down caused a sense of dread. Ugh. The Stone Age. 

Auto-save/sync -- without any setup or thought required from the user -- may be the best feature ever invented.___

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2015-07-27 15:42:13 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

TODAY'S TOP STORY: Technology retailer to start selling technology product 

STAND BY FOR WIDESPREAD ANALYSIS

TODAY'S TOP STORY: Technology retailer to start selling technology product 

STAND BY FOR WIDESPREAD ANALYSIS___

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2015-07-23 16:08:01 (12 comments, 18 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

A new "How I use Android" profile -- featuring app designer and Android blogger +Liam Spradlin!

Liam's an interesting guy with a great eye for design. You probably know him from +Android Police, but he's also given visual overhauls to apps like Nova Launcher and Today Calendar.

Here, a peek inside his own personal Android setup -- including his carefully crafted home screens:

A new "How I use Android" profile -- featuring app designer and Android blogger +Liam Spradlin!

Liam's an interesting guy with a great eye for design. You probably know him from +Android Police, but he's also given visual overhauls to apps like Nova Launcher and Today Calendar.

Here, a peek inside his own personal Android setup -- including his carefully crafted home screens:___

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2015-07-22 20:23:09 (32 comments, 3 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

I was thinking about Android to-do apps today and came to a sudden realization: The once-great app Tasks¹ has, by all appearances, been left for dead. No updates since August of 2013.

It's not entirely surprising, since the company that created Tasks later changed its name to Bitspin, released Timely², and then got acquired by Google³. But while the team said it'd continue to develop Timely under Google's wing, I don't recall ever hearing anything about what'd happen to Tasks (which may or may not have actually become Google's property -- since it was created before the company became Bitspin, it's entirely possible it wasn't part of the deal). And to be perfectly honest, I kind of forgot about it until now. 

Anyway, I think it's pretty safe to call it a goner at this point. So next time you open up AnyDo, Keep, or whatever task management appyou... more »

I was thinking about Android to-do apps today and came to a sudden realization: The once-great app Tasks¹ has, by all appearances, been left for dead. No updates since August of 2013.

It's not entirely surprising, since the company that created Tasks later changed its name to Bitspin, released Timely², and then got acquired by Google³. But while the team said it'd continue to develop Timely under Google's wing, I don't recall ever hearing anything about what'd happen to Tasks (which may or may not have actually become Google's property -- since it was created before the company became Bitspin, it's entirely possible it wasn't part of the deal). And to be perfectly honest, I kind of forgot about it until now. 

Anyway, I think it's pretty safe to call it a goner at this point. So next time you open up AnyDo, Keep, or whatever task management app you're using these days, pour one out for an old friend. 

Goodnight, sweet prince. 


¹ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.teamtasks.tasks.paid

² https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.bitspin.timely

³ https://plus.google.com/+JRRaphael/posts/NcxfZ5R4K5w___

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2015-07-21 16:47:59 (35 comments, 41 reshares, 216 +1s)Open 

Thinking about getting a Chromebook -- or know someone who is? I just published a newly updated list of my case-by-case recommendations.

Check it out and/or share the link with someone who needs it:

Thinking about getting a Chromebook -- or know someone who is? I just published a newly updated list of my case-by-case recommendations.

Check it out and/or share the link with someone who needs it:___

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2015-07-16 19:24:09 (7 comments, 39 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

There's more to Google Drive than meets the eye...

I dug around to find some of the most useful add-ons for expanding what Drive can do. Check 'em out and see which make sense for you:

There's more to Google Drive than meets the eye...

I dug around to find some of the most useful add-ons for expanding what Drive can do. Check 'em out and see which make sense for you:___

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2015-07-16 16:55:12 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

Ladies and gentlemen, let the stupidity begin.

Ladies and gentlemen, let the stupidity begin.___

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2015-07-16 14:28:05 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

All right -- we now have Windows 10, OnePlus Two, Axon, and likely multiple Moto devices launching within the same three days in late July. 

Samsung? Apple? Anyone else?

Seriously, the tendency for tech launches to happen in clusters like this serves no one well. Least of all the companies competing for media coverage and consumer attention.

All right -- we now have Windows 10, OnePlus Two, Axon, and likely multiple Moto devices launching within the same three days in late July. 

Samsung? Apple? Anyone else?

Seriously, the tendency for tech launches to happen in clusters like this serves no one well. Least of all the companies competing for media coverage and consumer attention.___

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2015-07-14 16:53:40 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

Some fun stuff here. Think of it like live wallpaper for your watch.

Some fun stuff here. Think of it like live wallpaper for your watch.___

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2015-07-13 15:46:35 (29 comments, 25 reshares, 293 +1s)Open 

Things I no longer have patience for in my life:

(1) Updating and/or troubleshooting device drivers

Things I no longer have patience for in my life:

(1) Updating and/or troubleshooting device drivers___

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2015-07-09 15:47:04 (9 comments, 62 reshares, 355 +1s)Open 

A new "How I use Android" profile -- featuring the one and only +Marques Brownlee!

Mr. MKBHD himself was kind enough to climb into the hot seat and share the skinny on how he uses Android in his own life. Check it out for a peek at his personal home screens along with his favorite apps and devices:

A new "How I use Android" profile -- featuring the one and only +Marques Brownlee!

Mr. MKBHD himself was kind enough to climb into the hot seat and share the skinny on how he uses Android in his own life. Check it out for a peek at his personal home screens along with his favorite apps and devices:___

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2015-07-08 15:26:36 (27 comments, 14 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Pretty incredible what you can get for under 300 bucks these days.

Pretty incredible what you can get for under 300 bucks these days.___

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2015-07-07 20:23:34 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Another clever feature added into an already-excellent launcher.

I'm a sucker for innovative ideas, and +Chris Lacy just keeps churning 'em out.

Action Launcher 3.5 is OUT NOW!

The headline feature of this release is the Quickbar, which allows for comprehensive customization of the search box widget so many of us have atop our home screens.

Of course Action Launcher 3 is already a leader here with the Quicktheme, which allows you to theme the search box with the colors of your wallpaper. But with the Quickbar, you can take this customization even further by adding apps, shortcuts and menus to the search box.

Want to add a quick toggle between a locked and unlocked desktop? How about a custom menu group with a phone icon containing direct dial shortcuts to your most popular contacts? Or maybe you just want to put all your audio apps at the top of your layout? The Quickbar allows you to do all of this and more.

I'm very happy with how the Quickbar has turned out. It may not look like it, but this feature was an absolutely mammoth design and engineering undertaking. Thankfully the end result is something that I feel sits very comfortably alongside Quicktheme, Quickdrawer, Quickpage, Covers and Shutters as unique and compelling features that (hopefully!) combine to make Action Launcher a better launcher. That's the goal anyway.

Grab Action 3 from the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.actionlauncher.playstore___Another clever feature added into an already-excellent launcher.

I'm a sucker for innovative ideas, and +Chris Lacy just keeps churning 'em out.

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2015-07-07 19:20:13 (13 comments, 20 reshares, 164 +1s)Open 

The lines, they are a-blurrin'...

We've got Chromebooks that act like tablets, Android tablets that act like laptops, and keyboard-free Android slates ranging from 7 inches to 2 feet (!). So how the hell are you supposed to figure out which type of device is right for you?

I put together a practical guide based on my time living with the various forms. Hopefully it'll help you navigate the ever-expanding maze of options:

The lines, they are a-blurrin'...

We've got Chromebooks that act like tablets, Android tablets that act like laptops, and keyboard-free Android slates ranging from 7 inches to 2 feet (!). So how the hell are you supposed to figure out which type of device is right for you?

I put together a practical guide based on my time living with the various forms. Hopefully it'll help you navigate the ever-expanding maze of options:___

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2015-07-06 20:08:27 (15 comments, 17 reshares, 200 +1s)Open 

The Chromebook Flip is a neat little device with a lot of compelling qualities -- and a lot of bang for the buck. The thing you have to ask yourself is if a device like this makes sense for your needs.

My full real-world review of the convertible Chromebook Flip:

The Chromebook Flip is a neat little device with a lot of compelling qualities -- and a lot of bang for the buck. The thing you have to ask yourself is if a device like this makes sense for your needs.

My full real-world review of the convertible Chromebook Flip:___

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2015-07-06 16:24:38 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

What's the best office suite for Android?

A newly updated version of my in-depth comparison, now including Microsoft's long-overdue phone/tablet apps:

What's the best office suite for Android?

A newly updated version of my in-depth comparison, now including Microsoft's long-overdue phone/tablet apps:___

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2015-07-02 18:51:15 (19 comments, 9 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

My new custom Android Wear watch face

Spent some time playing around with the new advanced face-designing tools in Pujie Black last night (see https://goo.gl/IHyW26). Came up with this face, which I'm now using on my LG Urbane. 

Here's what you're seeing in the video:

(1) The fully illuminated watch face

(2) The calendar events screen (accessible by tapping the center of the face)

(3) The ambient/dimmed mode (at the very end)

There are parts of the advanced tools that are a little frustrating and require some patience, but there are some really cool options there if you like playing around with designs and making things look the way you want.

I put my design in its current incarnation here, if you want to check it out and/or tweak it yourself: https://goo.gl/zxqRqX That's the preset file; you'll just... more »

My new custom Android Wear watch face

Spent some time playing around with the new advanced face-designing tools in Pujie Black last night (see https://goo.gl/IHyW26). Came up with this face, which I'm now using on my LG Urbane. 

Here's what you're seeing in the video:

(1) The fully illuminated watch face

(2) The calendar events screen (accessible by tapping the center of the face)

(3) The ambient/dimmed mode (at the very end)

There are parts of the advanced tools that are a little frustrating and require some patience, but there are some really cool options there if you like playing around with designs and making things look the way you want.

I put my design in its current incarnation here, if you want to check it out and/or tweak it yourself: https://goo.gl/zxqRqX That's the preset file; you'll just need to copy it into the PujieBlack > Presets folder on your phone, then select "Presets" from the app's main overflow menu to load it.

UPDATE: An easier way to import it -- just go into the Pujie app, press the menu icon and select "Import Shared Preset Code," then paste in the following:

H4sIAAAAAAAAAGNgYgACpv8MEz5ycjIw_L99-zYICwkh2CAFDKz_oYARTvxnEDv8HygFk_lfcfr__996mv__r2P473u0momRjYERKM8IUsTMBlIBIZmQSEZmBAlUxg5UDgJAkoGFBcwCMsG2MDJMBxvEyMzACLeyo6MDqheEgDywI6CYzXnnhEz_Vw0g9xcbGzMwnDlzNnLmzAawjSxGsmcaMqudGpggXEPJPQ4ZP60YoFzdBG2HDO9bMK5hQY5DlsaiBiZGoK_-M_CkoXvcSLO5QYllzgH7iT4gH4DC8z8aqAfi_FchDAU5MQxB31oagjxVGkDOqofKoWNGuAVAuwC7c7sZqAEAAA

(And the app itself is here, if you don't already have it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pujie.wristwear.pujieblack)

Fun stuff. Happy almost-Fourth, everyone!___

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2015-07-02 16:17:09 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

This story makes my heart sad.

This story makes my heart sad.___

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2015-07-02 00:54:53 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Massive update to one of my favorite Wear faces tonight! Loads of awesome new options. If you haven't given this one a whirl yet, now's the perfect time.

(+Pujie Wear​: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pujie.wristwear.pujieblack) 

Massive update to one of my favorite Wear faces tonight! Loads of awesome new options. If you haven't given this one a whirl yet, now's the perfect time.

(+Pujie Wear​: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pujie.wristwear.pujieblack) ___

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2015-07-01 20:15:30 (22 comments, 3 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

My wife subscribed me to a candy of the month club for my birthday, and the second shipment just arrived.

New box every month, and you never know what it's going to have. This may be the best present I've ever gotten.

My wife subscribed me to a candy of the month club for my birthday, and the second shipment just arrived.

New box every month, and you never know what it's going to have. This may be the best present I've ever gotten.___

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2015-07-01 18:45:24 (40 comments, 23 reshares, 311 +1s)Open 

$249, made of metal, and able to flip a full 360 degrees. Yup -- this thing makes a great first impression. 

My first look at the new Chromebook Flip:

$249, made of metal, and able to flip a full 360 degrees. Yup -- this thing makes a great first impression. 

My first look at the new Chromebook Flip:___

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2015-06-29 15:03:01 (27 comments, 15 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

The 1080p Toshiba Chromebook 13 is down to $250 today: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/toshiba-13-3-chromebook-2-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-16gb-solid-state-drive-silver/8790147.p

Killer deal on one of the best Chromebooks around. 

(My review: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2837806/toshiba-chromebook-2-review-an-attractive-chrome-os-experience.html)

UPDATE: Looks like the deal may have ended already. It's back up to $300 now, which is still $30 off the original cost but not quite as crazy as that $250 price.

UPDATE 2: It's back -- Wal-Mart is now matching the $250 price! http://www.walmart.com/ip/Toshiba-Satin-Gold-13.3-2-CB35-B3340-Chromebook-PC-with-Intel-Celeron-N2840-Processor-4GB-Memory-16GB-SSD-and-Chrome-OS/39371227

The 1080p Toshiba Chromebook 13 is down to $250 today: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/toshiba-13-3-chromebook-2-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-16gb-solid-state-drive-silver/8790147.p

Killer deal on one of the best Chromebooks around. 

(My review: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2837806/toshiba-chromebook-2-review-an-attractive-chrome-os-experience.html)

UPDATE: Looks like the deal may have ended already. It's back up to $300 now, which is still $30 off the original cost but not quite as crazy as that $250 price.

UPDATE 2: It's back -- Wal-Mart is now matching the $250 price! http://www.walmart.com/ip/Toshiba-Satin-Gold-13.3-2-CB35-B3340-Chromebook-PC-with-Intel-Celeron-N2840-Processor-4GB-Memory-16GB-SSD-and-Chrome-OS/39371227___

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2015-06-26 18:17:10 (36 comments, 9 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

It baffles me that the command to archive a conversation is buried three steps deep in the Hangouts Chrome app.

It baffles me that the command to archive a conversation is buried three steps deep in the Hangouts Chrome app.___

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2015-06-26 14:15:05 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

Woohoo! Android 5.1 on the 2014 Moto X.

(Pure edition, U.S. Should now be hitting all such devices, according to Motorola.)

Woohoo! Android 5.1 on the 2014 Moto X.

(Pure edition, U.S. Should now be hitting all such devices, according to Motorola.)___

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2015-06-25 15:59:34 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

A new chapter in my "How I use Android" series: Hello, +SwiftKey!

Keyboards are a core part of the customization puzzle, so I thought it'd be interesting to see how someone involved with one of Android's most popular keyboards uses the platform himself.

Suffice it to say, his home screen setup is a bit different than most. See for yourself:

A new chapter in my "How I use Android" series: Hello, +SwiftKey!

Keyboards are a core part of the customization puzzle, so I thought it'd be interesting to see how someone involved with one of Android's most popular keyboards uses the platform himself.

Suffice it to say, his home screen setup is a bit different than most. See for yourself:___

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2015-06-24 18:06:32 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

It's funny how an invite-only system for ordering a product makes it seem like a privilege when you're finally "allowed" to buy without an invite.

Genius bit of marketing, I suppose. Or something.

It's funny how an invite-only system for ordering a product makes it seem like a privilege when you're finally "allowed" to buy without an invite.

Genius bit of marketing, I suppose. Or something.___

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2015-06-24 16:04:19 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

This week's +All About Android: USB-C, convertible Android tablets, and more! (And me!)

Had a grand time as always hangin' with +Jason Howell and +Ron Richards. Check out the video version of the show below or snag the audio podcast here:

https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android/episodes/219?autostart=false

This week's +All About Android: USB-C, convertible Android tablets, and more! (And me!)

Had a grand time as always hangin' with +Jason Howell and +Ron Richards. Check out the video version of the show below or snag the audio podcast here:

https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android/episodes/219?autostart=false___

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2015-06-23 16:12:35 (9 comments, 10 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

This is a pleasant surprise.

This is a pleasant surprise.___

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2015-06-22 18:52:37 (56 comments, 8 reshares, 176 +1s)Open 

Having USB Type-C on Android will be great in the long run, but man -- that transition is gonna be a pain.

Some devices on Type-C, some on micro-USB. And years of accumulated chargers/adapters that no longer work with everything.

Serenity now.

Having USB Type-C on Android will be great in the long run, but man -- that transition is gonna be a pain.

Some devices on Type-C, some on micro-USB. And years of accumulated chargers/adapters that no longer work with everything.

Serenity now.___

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2015-06-18 16:09:10 (21 comments, 17 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended.___

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2015-06-18 13:56:46 (26 comments, 21 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

Hey, nice -- a standalone version of the Android Clock app, now with official Wear integration.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.deskclock

Hey, nice -- a standalone version of the Android Clock app, now with official Wear integration.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.deskclock___

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2015-06-17 15:44:40 (45 comments, 1 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

Has anyone else noticed that G+ notifications no longer sync properly between devices?

It's been going on for a little while now, at least on my account. Not sure what changed, but I sure wish it'd get corrected.

Has anyone else noticed that G+ notifications no longer sync properly between devices?

It's been going on for a little while now, at least on my account. Not sure what changed, but I sure wish it'd get corrected.___

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2015-06-16 16:08:45 (29 comments, 15 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

One of the most impressive devices I've reviewed. And I don't give those kinds of compliments lightly.

My two weeks with Dell's Venue 10 7000 tablet:

One of the most impressive devices I've reviewed. And I don't give those kinds of compliments lightly.

My two weeks with Dell's Venue 10 7000 tablet:___

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2015-06-15 16:30:27 (18 comments, 11 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Motorola just dropped the price of an unlocked Moto X to $299 for the next two weeks.

Hell of a deal right there.

Motorola just dropped the price of an unlocked Moto X to $299 for the next two weeks.

Hell of a deal right there.___

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2015-06-15 15:51:15 (20 comments, 19 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

It may be embarrassingly overdue, but it's here: a true Web client for Skype that works on any device -- including Chromebooks. [UPDATE: Not exactly. See below.]

All you have to do is click the "Skype for Web" link at http://www.skype.com. 

'Bout time!

UPDATE: Cancel the celebrations -- this is far less significant than it first appeared. The Chromebook support is for text chats only. Still no audio or video support. And here I thought Skype was actually ready to step into the current millennium...

(Boo, +Skype. Boo.)

It may be embarrassingly overdue, but it's here: a true Web client for Skype that works on any device -- including Chromebooks. [UPDATE: Not exactly. See below.]

All you have to do is click the "Skype for Web" link at http://www.skype.com. 

'Bout time!

UPDATE: Cancel the celebrations -- this is far less significant than it first appeared. The Chromebook support is for text chats only. Still no audio or video support. And here I thought Skype was actually ready to step into the current millennium...

(Boo, +Skype. Boo.)___

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2015-06-12 15:45:31 (118 comments, 21 reshares, 285 +1s)Open 

Smartphones are becoming more about the sum of their parts than the individual pieces. In order for a phone to move from being "fine" to "exceptional," it needs to offer something that goes beyond what everyone else is doing -- something that creates an overall user experience that stands out in some meaningful way.

My real-world review of the U.S. LG G4:

Smartphones are becoming more about the sum of their parts than the individual pieces. In order for a phone to move from being "fine" to "exceptional," it needs to offer something that goes beyond what everyone else is doing -- something that creates an overall user experience that stands out in some meaningful way.

My real-world review of the U.S. LG G4:___

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2015-06-11 21:28:20 (10 comments, 13 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Well, well, wouldya look at that? +Medium's finally making an Android app!

It's in beta now. Here's how to sign up: 

Well, well, wouldya look at that? +Medium's finally making an Android app!

It's in beta now. Here's how to sign up: ___

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2015-06-11 19:03:18 (1 comments, 13 reshares, 166 +1s)Open 

A new profile in my "How I use Android" series -- featuring developer, podcaster, and rumored superhero +Gina Trapani!

Lots o' fun info within -- check it out!

A new profile in my "How I use Android" series -- featuring developer, podcaster, and rumored superhero +Gina Trapani!

Lots o' fun info within -- check it out!___

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2015-06-10 21:07:48 (23 comments, 25 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

Attention Google Voice users: Go tell Google what you do and don't like about the service! Great opportunity to be heard. 

Attention Google Voice users: Go tell Google what you do and don't like about the service! Great opportunity to be heard. ___

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2015-06-10 18:01:49 (39 comments, 5 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

It's fascinating to see how many people are just now discovering Google's automatic photo manipulation features and thinking they're brand new.

(Talking about the things formerly known as Auto Awesome. And talking about both regular users and even members of the press.)

Guess that goes to show how important it was for Google to rebrand Photos and relaunch it as a standalone service. 

It's fascinating to see how many people are just now discovering Google's automatic photo manipulation features and thinking they're brand new.

(Talking about the things formerly known as Auto Awesome. And talking about both regular users and even members of the press.)

Guess that goes to show how important it was for Google to rebrand Photos and relaunch it as a standalone service. ___

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2015-06-09 16:10:01 (36 comments, 17 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

When technology makes pieces of the past so easily accessible, it raises some pressing questions.

A bit of food for thought, based on a recent personal experience.

When technology makes pieces of the past so easily accessible, it raises some pressing questions.

A bit of food for thought, based on a recent personal experience.___

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2015-06-08 20:10:43 (36 comments, 118 reshares, 599 +1s)Open 

Remember, kiddos: It isn't "fragmentation" if it's "magical."

Remember, kiddos: It isn't "fragmentation" if it's "magical."___

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2015-06-08 18:54:10 (18 comments, 25 reshares, 255 +1s)Open 

Desired smartwatch feature: If user attempts to play video on smartwatch, smartwatch forces user to slap himself in face.

Desired smartwatch feature: If user attempts to play video on smartwatch, smartwatch forces user to slap himself in face.___

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2015-06-08 15:15:14 (27 comments, 8 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

What to expect from Apple's WWDC (condensed version)

What to expect from Apple's WWDC (condensed version)___

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2015-06-04 16:32:07 (37 comments, 84 reshares, 441 +1s)Open 

Google Now on Tap will transform Android from a house of apps into a search-centric universe with Google at its core.

This is big, you guys. Really big.

A detailed look at the new system and how it'll change the way we interact with our devices:

Google Now on Tap will transform Android from a house of apps into a search-centric universe with Google at its core.

This is big, you guys. Really big.

A detailed look at the new system and how it'll change the way we interact with our devices:___

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