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Derek Ross has been at 48 events

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Samsung Mobile413,977The time is near for #TheNextGalaxy . Tune in Thursday August 13th at 11:00am EDT to see what's next. Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 Livestream2015-08-13 17:00:00305  
Google ATAP620,565Hope you are enjoying the long weekend...Google I/O is only 3 days away! We're stoked to share our #ATAP updates with you. You'll get the latest on #GoogleSpotlightStories and #ProjectAra and hear about a few new projects in the ATAP Breakout Session at 9AM on Friday, May 29th. Mark your calendars. Live stream to come. https://goo.gl/6rZJvI   #ATAPGarage #io15  A little badass. Beautiful. Tech and human. Work and love. ATAP.2015-05-29 09:00:0099  
Big Android BBQ8,039The 2015 Meat & Greet will take place on the Cherry Blossom paddle boat embarking from Alexandria, Virginia. We will begin the evening with a delicious, smoked BABBQ-style dinner prepared by our pit-master Ray Walters afterwards we will depart from the USPTO via chartered buses to the Alexandria waterfront. The 3-hour cruise will tour up the Potomac River from Historic Old Town Alexandria, to the DC Tidal Basin and back (3 hour charter). The BAMG is a perfect opportunity to network with fellow DC developers as well as our sponsors. Find a new partner for that next project you want to tackle, or land that new job you’ve been looking for -- or just relax and enjoy the ride, view of the Cherry Blossoms. The return trip will be capped off with an evening fireworks display (weather-permitting). A full, open bar and light snacks will be included in the cost of your reasonably priced ticket.BAMG Cherry Blossom Riverboat Cruise2015-04-04 16:00:0045  
Big Android BBQ8,039@115662780647101634911 along with @112051847615481087351  will be hosting a series of development sessions and challenges for ALL levels of Android developers, from novice to advanced. The Code Kitchen offers expert led tips, tricks, hands on instruction, and challenges to Android devs. Not a developer but want to be? PERFECT! We've got you covered as well. We've got challenges that will walk you through the beginning steps of becoming a developer, starting with loading the Android SDK onto your laptop! We will also be teaming up with some of our sponsors to bring you a pretty exciting menu of challenges to choose from. Code Kitchen: Cooking With General Assembly2015-04-04 08:30:0051  
Big Android BBQ8,039The last hurrah! +Ray Walters's delicious BBQ, Big Wheels, booze, music, and don't forget the raffle!2014 BIG BBQ PARTY!2014-10-19 01:00:0084  
Big Android BBQ8,039*Big Android BBQ5 Opening Day* Don't miss @111169963967137030210's and @113751353481962008916's Opening Keynote! Big Android BBQ 20142014-10-17 08:00:00124  
Big Android BBQ8,039Bring your swimsuit and let's dive into the fun!Big Android BBQ 2014 Pool Party!2014-10-16 18:00:0079  
Motorola Mobility1,362,416Join Lauren Gellman, Director of Product Marketing, and Steve Sinclair, VP of Product Marketing, for a first look at the new portfolio of Moto products.  They will be answering your questions live this Friday at 1:30 PM CT. Mark your calendars and post your questions using #askmotoA First Look at the New Portfolio of Moto Products2014-09-05 20:30:004883  
Derek Ross1,224,861*The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 81* Tune in tonight at 9pm ET for another around of Android On Air, the original Android Hangout Show on Google+. We'll be talking about the recent Moto 360 posts, the new Android L images posted for Nexus 7 and Nexus 5, I'm sure @111777412946608276908 will touch on some developy things for us, and I'm sure @111396705647796704246 will praise @101502056223282249599 in one way or another. Be sure to leave your questions and we'll hit them up LIVE later this evening.The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 812014-08-08 03:00:0010  
Derek Ross1,224,861*The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 80* Join us Thursday night at 9PM ET for Androidy discussions such as Shamu, the Killer Whale, Material Design, and other big Android news from the past week. Do you want a 5.9 inch Nexus phablet? What do you think of recent trove of apps with supposed Material Design? Be sure to let us know in the comments.The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 802014-08-01 03:00:0016  
Derek Ross1,224,861*Android On Air Episode 79* The Original Android Hangout show returns for Episode 79 to discuss why Windows Phone is the greatest mobile oper.....bahahahaha... I'm sure we'll be discussing something Android related such as Android TV - Google's latest play for the living room and a hot topic or two from the past week. Join @111777412946608276908 @100462391117552225207 and I on our epic journey through the HoA-verse tonight at 10pm (an hour later than normal so be so to check your event reminders).Android On Air Episode 792014-07-18 04:00:0236  
Derek Ross1,224,861The Original Android Hangout Show returns tonight at 9pm ET to discuss Android Wear, tips, tricks, apps, and possibly a few developer tidbits to keep my friend @111777412946608276908 happy! Join @111396705647796704246 , Steve, and myself in about 2 hours. Bring your questions about #wearables  and #AndroidWear.The Original Android Hangout Show2014-07-11 03:00:0040  
Google ATAP620,565Come hang out with us at #io2014 . If you're headed to the conference, be sure to swing by our Sandbox to get hands-on with Spotlight Stories and Project Tango. If not, you can still catch the latest #GoogleATAP updates with our session live stream at 9:00 a.m. PST on Thursday. See you there!Google ATAP Session at #io20142014-06-26 09:00:00163  
Derek Ross1,224,861Join @111396705647796704246 @100462391117552225207 and @111777412946608276908 on another epic journey as we discuss the -Season 4 Finale of Game of Thrones- biggest stories this week from around the Android community. Will @101397516006687049364? You'll just have to watch to find out.The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 772014-06-20 03:00:0031  
Derek Ross1,224,861Join me again this week as we discuss Android upcoming UI changes, long walks on the beach, your favorite kind of beer, and how iOS reminds of us a children's operating system. All this and more on the Original Android Hangout Show tonight. If you can't make the show, no biggie. The Hangout on Air will be recorded and posted to YouTube. If you can make it, feel free to drop by and ask a question or two. We love it when the audience participates. @111396705647796704246 @101397516006687049364 @100462391117552225207 @111777412946608276908 The Original Android Hangout Show Episode 762014-06-13 03:00:0034  
Derek Ross1,224,861*The original Android Hangout Show returns!* Hi. I was the first guy on Google+ to start doing live Hangout Shows for Android news and discussion way back during the Hangouts on Air beta days. My team and I ran a successful Android related Hangout show for for 74 weeks in a row before our hiatus. Our show was watched and listed to by thousands every week via Google+, YouTube, and various Podcast platforms. *The band is getting back together...* ...or at least the lead singer. I've come to realize that the shows offered today just don't cut it. They're not professional. They're boring. They don't offer any value such as show guests or giveaways. They're just not what my team used to provide and it angers me. I'm going to try my best to change that for you guys. I'm tentatively going to relaunch our Android on Air show next month. The time and date are subject to change pending renovations to my office. If everything can be completed by then, I'll be back in business providing you with quality HoA Android goodness.The original Android Hangout Show returns!2014-06-06 03:00:0099  
Motorola Mobility1,362,416Join 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 19:00:006787  
Joe Wilcox16,874Feb. 4, 2014 is a monumental day for Microsoft as a new CEO steps in and the founder steps out as Chairman. Join BetaNews executive editor Joe Wilcox to discuss with Hangout-On-Air participates what this day might mean for Microsoft's future.The New Microsoft2014-02-04 19:30:0040  
Aaron Kasten22,3302013 is almost at an end.  Let's celebrate the new year together. We'll have the first massive New Years Eve party #throughglass   At midnight everyone takes a photo and shares it with #newyearsthroughglass   You can also take photos or record videos of the count down and share them throughout the evening. We'll document the New Year as it happens from the perspective of  #glassexplorers We could even try to get some hangouts going!#NewYearsThroughGlass2013-12-31 23:00:00136  
Marques Brownlee4,021,892For an hour on Friday I'll sit down for a LIVE Hangout on Air with Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola! We'll talk *Project Ara, Moto X & G, Android and more!* When you rsvp, the event is automatically added to your Google Calendar with the correct adjusted time zone. Easy! Plus if you can't watch live, it'll be recorded and available to replay on YouTube. Subscribe so you don't miss it! http://youtube.com/MKBHDMKBHD Hangout with Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside!2013-12-06 19:00:003920  
Google+10,969,919The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033822  
Wearables Weekly586Glass Podcast - Episode 16 2013-10-17 The whole +Glass Podcast  crew is back together again, with special guest +Derek Ross!Glass Podcast - Episode 162013-10-18 03:30:0022  
Big Android BBQ8,039The Big Android BBQ is the world's preeminent mobile technology conference for Android developers, hackers and enthusiasts. This year, the Big Android BBQ will return to the well-liked Hurst Convention Center in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas.Big Android BBQ 20132013-10-10 15:00:00300  
Big Android BBQ8,039Join +Aaron Kasten as he talks with +Drew Suarez (utkanos) +Steve Kondik(Cyanogen) & +Koushik Dutta (Koush) from the +CyanogenMod Team. They will be teasing their upcoming presentations at the BABBQ13.The BABBQ Hangout On Air w/ CyanogenMod!2013-09-13 04:00:00267  
John Blossom126,205*Chromecast Fridays! Episode 7 - Fall Tech Announcements and More* With the fall announcements of new TV and mobile tech upon us, this week's #Chromecastfridays  episode on Friday will be a great place to catch up on the latest in Google's new  #Chromecast  streaming TV appliance and on all things streaming to your TV. This week's guests will include +Google TV Ambassadors +Derek Ross and +Laurie DesAutels, technologist +Thomas Pratt, +Luis Cortes - a home entertainment installation guru (bring questions!) - as well as others who are deep into the fun and the technology of today's smarter TV experiences. If I can swing it, I'll give you a hands-on tour of my own Chromecast install also! See you then.Chromecast Fridays! Episode 72013-09-07 03:00:0042  
Big Android BBQ8,039Don't miss the BABBQ Hangout On Air this Wednesday at 9PM central! We've got something very exciting we will be unveiling! Big Android BBQ Hangout On Air!!2013-08-22 04:00:0021  
John Blossom126,205Another week, another adventure in Chromecasting! Join us for #Chromecastfridays , our continuing series of On-Air Hangouts on all things streaming to your TV. Lots of folks are now getting their #Chromecast  devices shipped, so we expect to have a good discussion about what Chromecasting is like along with a review of key news stories.Suggestions for special guests? Put them in the comments.  See you on Friday!Chromecast Fridays! Episode 42013-08-17 02:30:007  
Derek Ross1,224,861*Google Press Event: Breakfast with Sundar Pichai* *Feel free to speculate. I'm guessing we'll find out about Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7.* Live Stream URL added. Possibilities: Android 4.3 New Nexus 7 H2G2 media streaming device New Chromebook Chrome Dongle for TV (Chromecast?)Google Press Event: Breakfast with Sundar Pichai2013-07-24 18:00:00356  
Android Authority953,689Join us tonight to discuss the latest happenings from the Android world.Android Authority On Air - Episode 72 - Insert Creative Title Here2013-07-12 03:30:0037  
Android Authority953,689Join us for the latest Android news from the past week.Android Authority On Air - Episode 71 - 4th of July Weekend and Motorola leaks2013-07-08 03:30:0058  
Android Authority953,689Stop by AAonAir this week for the latest news in the Android world and a chance to win a Galaxy Note 8.0.Android Authority On Air - Episode 69 - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Giveaway2013-06-21 03:30:0029  
Android Authority953,689Android Authority On Air - Episode 68 - Who wants iOS 7?2013-06-14 03:30:0034  
Android Authority953,689Android Authority On Air - Episode 67 - The state of Android and Nexus devices2013-06-08 03:30:0042  
Android Authority953,689Android Authority On Air - Episode 652013-05-24 03:30:0029  
Android Authority953,689Join us as we recap the biggest news from Google #IO13.Android Authority On Air - Episode 64 - Google IO132013-05-17 03:30:0084  
matthew rappaport220,925+matthew rappaport will be hosting a LIVE Roundtable #hangoutsonair  discussion with some great Google Plussers, some are Tech Pros, some are just Tech Lovers but we all have a love for Google+ . We will take your questions live and discuss what we think will come, what needs to come and what could be improved for Google+. We will also talk Glass, some hardware and other speculation such as an Android Gaming system but focus on *PLUS*! We'd love to have you catch us LIVE and will be available to also watch ASAP when you get a chance at your own convenience! I'm looking forward to this _+Special Event+_ leading up to  *Google I/O*  The event can be caught directly on +matthew rappaport's Profile at _9pm Est / 6pm Pst_ ! Many great guests and ALWAYS Surprises, always when I go *_LIVE_* ! +G+ Achievement Unlocked +G+ Live Hangout Events  Here's a look at a Roundtable I had last year and YOU+ can see what has improved and what hasn't since our big discussion in which I was joined by +Chris Pirillo +Peter G McDermott +Ryan Van Sickle +Aaron Wood +Robert Anderson +Aaron Wood +Paul Roustan +Eric Rice +Mike Stenger + more!SPECIAL Hangout Conversations Google I/O Roundtable LIVE Hangout On Air2013-05-15 03:00:0034  
Android Authority953,689Join us tonight: Live with Android developer Francisco Franco!Android Authority On Air - Episode 62 - Live with Francisco Franco2013-05-03 03:30:0050  
Android Authority953,689Android Authority On Air - Episode 61 - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One2013-04-26 03:30:0045  
Android Authority953,689Microsoft said Android was a mess. Is that true?Android Authority On Air - Episode 60 - Is Android a mess?2013-04-19 03:30:0043  
Android Authority953,689Android Authority On Air - Episode 59 - Google Play Store revamped and Glass Explorers shipping2013-04-12 03:30:0043  
Android Authority953,689AAonAir! Better a day late, than never! Join us tonight as we cover the latest news from the Android world. It's Friday night, sit back, grab a beer or some wine and enjoy the show.Android Authority On Air - Episode 57 - Happy Easter!2013-03-30 02:30:0032  
Android Authority953,689Join us live this week with doubleTwistAndroid Authority On Air - Episode 55 - Live with doubleTwist2013-03-15 02:30:0030  
Android Authority953,689What special announcement does Chameleon Launcher have in store for us? Watch the show to find out!Android Authority On Air - Episode 54 - Live Chameleon Launcher2013-03-08 03:30:0064  
Michelle Li632,396HOA NOTICE:  Your #GoogleTVAmbassadors  will be hosting a Q&A session on the Hisense Pulse Friday, Dec. 28th.  @107538503004482952974-(recently featured on the Suggested User List for Android Authority) will be hosting, though we'll post the link inside this event.   1.  Ask for an invite 2.  Write your question below. 3.  Share the event 4.  See you Friday -- @106225237550328045057 Hisense Pulse Q&A2012-12-29 02:30:0066  
Android Authority953,689O Android Tree, O Android Tree.... We're live again tonight bringing you the biggest stories from the past week.Android Authority On Air - Episode 43 - Christmas Edition2012-12-21 03:30:0068  
Big Android BBQ8,039The Big Android BBQ is the world’s preeminent mobile technology conference for Android developers and enthusiasts alike. This year the Big Android BBQ is moving into the state-of-the-art Hurst Convention Center in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas. With more sessions and exhibitors than ever, the Big Android BBQ 2012 is bigger and better than ever. We hope to see you there!Big Android BBQ 20122012-10-19 15:00:00257  
Tim Clary253,297It’s been one year since my first post on G+! Let’s celebrate with some live drawing and some surprise guests. This will be an On-Air hangout so I’ll be drawing first and drinking later, but feel free to bring your own adult beverage of choice and/or your sketchpad.Friday Night Drink & Draw2012-08-18 03:00:0011  
Derek Ross1,224,861Today is the day that the Nexus 7 from the Google Play Store begins to arrive. Enable Party Mode. Post your unboxing pics here!  Who can post the most unique #Nexus7  un-boxing pics? Categories: 1) Most unique 2) Most pixelated 3) Most likely to root 4) More to come!  Happy Android Christmas in July!Nexus 7 Unboxing Day2012-07-17 13:00:0067  

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2015-09-02 19:23:28 (92 comments, 6 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

Which one are you getting? Huawei Watch or Moto 360?

Most reshares: 97

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2015-09-01 15:59:02 (78 comments, 97 reshares, 754 +1s)Open 

Google's new logo. It's glorious.

Most plusones: 754

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2015-09-01 15:59:02 (78 comments, 97 reshares, 754 +1s)Open 

Google's new logo. It's glorious.

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2015-09-04 22:58:16 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Here's an excellent interview and article on the man that helped make our mobile lives possible.

Excellent interview by Pocketnow's +Michael Fisher  talking with Dr. Marty Cooper.

My favorite part is at 18.52 when Michael reads a quote Marty made a number of years ago about the Future of our Industry.   Great stuff. 

#Motorolan  ___Here's an excellent interview and article on the man that helped make our mobile lives possible.

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2015-09-04 22:34:24 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Nextbit Robin hands-on photos and first impressions

I'm really liking the price, specs, and overall design of this phone (minus the huge black bezel around the screen). I just wish this phone wasn't a Kickstarter project where you had to buy now and hope it ships in January. Fool me once Kickstarter...never again.

That design though. Love it.

Nextbit Robin hands-on photos and first impressions

I'm really liking the price, specs, and overall design of this phone (minus the huge black bezel around the screen). I just wish this phone wasn't a Kickstarter project where you had to buy now and hope it ships in January. Fool me once Kickstarter...never again.

That design though. Love it.___

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2015-09-04 17:37:23 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Google Chrome version 45 is faster and more efficient

The latest stable version of Chrome focuses on improving how fast pages load, how smooth scrolling is, how much memory is consumed, and how long your battery lasts. If you had issues with Chrome before, you're going to love the this update.

Google Chrome version 45 is faster and more efficient

The latest stable version of Chrome focuses on improving how fast pages load, how smooth scrolling is, how much memory is consumed, and how long your battery lasts. If you had issues with Chrome before, you're going to love the this update.___

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2015-09-04 17:07:41 (56 comments, 14 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

Wow. The Nexus 6 is available for $350 on Amazon

That's a whole lot of phone for only $350. Especially a phone that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow immediately after launch and continue to get security updates for years to come.

Wow. The Nexus 6 is available for $350 on Amazon

That's a whole lot of phone for only $350. Especially a phone that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow immediately after launch and continue to get security updates for years to come.___

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2015-09-04 03:14:12 (39 comments, 9 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

Android Pay to launch on September 16th!

Android Pay to launch on September 16th!___

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2015-09-04 02:33:56 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Dear Internet: +Taylor Wimberly needs your help.

Internet I your need help. I'm trying to get 50+ more responses by tomorrow afternoon. Please take a minute and vote if you can.___Dear Internet: +Taylor Wimberly needs your help.

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2015-09-04 01:24:31 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

iPhone 6S: #bendgate  no more!

It looks like the upcoming iPhone 6S won't bend as easily as the iPhone 6 thanks to a higher grade of aluminium. The iPhone 6 back plate bent at around 30 pounds of pressure and the iPhone 6S back plate didn't bend significantly until around 80 pounds of pressure.

iPhone 6S: #bendgate  no more!

It looks like the upcoming iPhone 6S won't bend as easily as the iPhone 6 thanks to a higher grade of aluminium. The iPhone 6 back plate bent at around 30 pounds of pressure and the iPhone 6S back plate didn't bend significantly until around 80 pounds of pressure.___

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2015-09-04 00:40:25 (21 comments, 10 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Google Search updated with expanded health information

The best thing about Google Search? It's not Bing! ...and it's constantly getting better all of the time. Google's knowledge graph is expanding to over 900 illnesses which now include a new pretty visual result.

Google Search updated with expanded health information

The best thing about Google Search? It's not Bing! ...and it's constantly getting better all of the time. Google's knowledge graph is expanding to over 900 illnesses which now include a new pretty visual result.___

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2015-09-04 00:30:05 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

I'd love this feature. It would make posting from mobile a lot easier. Oh, and I'd love it even more if changelogs said more than 'bug fixes and enhancements'.

+Kirill Grouchnikov Where do I send 100 beautiful white roses to bribe you to enable copying to clipboard from the Play Store app?

Specifically, I'll jump up and down on the spot if a Play Store update suddenly lets me copy changelogs.___I'd love this feature. It would make posting from mobile a lot easier. Oh, and I'd love it even more if changelogs said more than 'bug fixes and enhancements'.

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2015-09-03 19:03:21 (31 comments, 12 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Comparison: Gear S2, Huawei Watch, Moto 360 v2, ZenWatch 2

Here's a side by side comparison of all 4 smartwatches announced over the past couple days. 

I went with the Huawei Watch.

Comparison: Gear S2, Huawei Watch, Moto 360 v2, ZenWatch 2

Here's a side by side comparison of all 4 smartwatches announced over the past couple days. 

I went with the Huawei Watch.___

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2015-09-03 18:08:41 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Tizen: ¯\__(ツ)__/¯

"Samsung was also able to get the S2 to work on all Android phones running Android 4.4 or higher." OK, maybe.

"The NFC chip in the S2 will be compatible with Samsung Pay this November... However, on a non-Samsung smartphone, you won’t be able to use payments whatsoever." lol

"Samsung also says you may experience delays between messaging and email if you’re on another Android platform." how do smartwatch

"Where Android Wear has about 4,000+ apps, Samsung is hanging around the 1,000 mark." didn't see that one coming! And many of those are not going to be circle-optimized.

The tech media will take this watch seriously for a day. Maybe one more day when the review embargoes lift. Otherwise, yeah, Samsung smartwatches: still mostly about throwing a hissy-fit that Android Wear can't be customized into oblivion like Android on a phone can.___Tizen: ¯\__(ツ)__/¯

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2015-09-03 15:55:29 (11 comments, 41 reshares, 248 +1s)Open 

I must have this.

I must have this.___

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2015-09-03 13:22:17 (42 comments, 14 reshares, 333 +1s)Open 

G is for +Google​.

G is for +Google​.___

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2015-09-03 13:08:20 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Amazing story +Jason Howell.

The abrupt end of this week's +All About Android

I realize I ended this week's episode with a rather sudden shift in tone and subject matter, and I mentioned not wanting to go into further detail as to why.

Truth be told, I'm still coming to terms with the experience, and every day, its getting easier to understand what happened, but what I realize is that there are only positive things that can come from sharing the story, especially because it has a happy ending. THANKFULLY.

 I didn't want to get into details during the show cause I didn't want to dilute the message, or misconstrue my reason for doing so.

But honestly, it weighs heavily on my heart, and I think writing about it might actually help me to move beyond it, and might actually encourage others to take action of their own if ever they are in a similar position.

Last weekend, I was at a pool party with lots of friends and families. Towards the end of the evening as it was getting dark, I decided to throw on some goggles and dive into the pool to see if I could swim from one side to the other while holding my breath. When I started underwater, I notice a dark form on the floor of the other side of the pool. Unsure what it was, but fearing it might be a person or child, I suddenly found myself swimming as fast as I could to investigate and sure enough it was the body of a little boy, my friends son.

Holding my breath underwater was never easier at that moment, I still hadn't come up for air. Adrenaline is a crazy thing. The boy was lying on the pool floor, face down, absolutely still and completely colorless. It was as if he was lying on your living room floor, but at the bottom of 4.5 feet of water. He had drowned. My reaction was to swim to him as quickly as possible and lift him out of the pool, which I did. This is a scene that has replayed in my mind countless times since then. It's kept me up at night and its brought me to tears.

My memory is somewhat splotchy but I remember coming up with his body and screaming "Help! Help! I need help!" over and over as loud as I could scream, at which time THANKFULLY his parents were there quickly, running over and pulling him from my arms.

I then recall his mom on top of him at the side of the pool doing chest compressions and counting up to 30, then pausing as his dad breathed into his son's mouth 2-3 times. At which time his mom began swiftly compressing his chest counting loudly to 30 as she did it, basically repeating the process. I learned about CPR prior to having our first child so the process wasn't foreign to me, but watching two people who REALLY knew what they were doing (he is in fitness, she is a nurse) was really powerful. Knowing that it was his parents made it even more so.

This went on for around 2-3 minutes, though my sense of time is warped. All I know is at some point, I eventually saw the boy twitch a few times ("he's moving! holy shit he's moving..."), move his arm, and finally vomit all over the pool while still lying on his back.

CPR continued until it was obvious that he was lucid and by this time, the ambulance had arrived. He was whisked away to the ER with his parents. My wife and I kept their 2 year old daughter with us to take care of her while they went to the hospital with their son.

Something to know about drowning is that simply reviving a person who has drowned does not in fact mean they are out of harms way. Secondary drowning is something that happens when water enters the lungs, like happens when someone is drowning, and restricted breathing as a result of that trapped water can take place anywhere between 1-24 hours after the incident. Risk is low (1-2%) but significant. He had considerable water in his lungs and pumping his lungs of water still resulted in about 10% of the water still in there that they couldn't pump out. He was monitored in the hospital for 48 hours to be safe.

He was also given a multitude of brain scans and tests and all tests came back positive. No brain damage, something that begins to set in after around 4-6 minutes of no oxygen to the brain.

We don't know how long he was in the water. Based on his skin color (grayish to blue) when I found him, and based on the tests and oxygen saturation in his body, the hospital expects he was likely in the pool for around 2-4 minutes. Meaning had I not gone into the pool when I did (a freaky, random decision on my part cause I NEVER swim laps thanks to a shoulder surgery years ago, and I also NEVER wear goggles cause I don't actually own any), he would likely be brain damaged at the very least, or worse yet, dead. We literally got to him, and revived him at the last possible moment.

We were lucky. So fucking lucky.This boy has been given a second chance at life. His parents were given a second chance at having a son.

CPR LITERALLY BROUGHT HIM BACK TO LIFE FROM DEATH.

Because of quick action on our parts, he is alive. On Monday while at work, I got a text message. I checked it and it was a photo of him in his hospital smock, smiling and playing. It hit me hard. That being two days after the incident. If anything had happened differently, I could instead be getting a text message with details of his funeral. Instead, I got a picture of him being a four year old kid, happy and healthy, and ALIVE.

This is why I didn't tell the story on the show. Please don't mistake this post for being a story about me and how I helped. This is not my story. This is about how knowing what to do in an emergency actually saves lives, and that's important stuff. If YOU know CPR, something that takes little time to learn.... YOU could be the one to bring someone back to life from death.

Can you even understand how powerful that is? You are literally a super hero. Magical powers. All that shit. Knowing this is the difference between life and death.

(deep breath) OK I feel better.

Become CPR certified, please: http://www.redcross.org/ux/take-a-class___Amazing story +Jason Howell.

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2015-09-03 02:45:20 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Google, Netflix, Microsoft, and Mozilla team up for next-gen video codec

Basically, these companies are looking to make one codec to rule all other codes by incorporating the latest work from Cisco's Thor project, Google's VP9 and VP10 codec work, and Mozilla's Daala initiative.

Google, Netflix, Microsoft, and Mozilla team up for next-gen video codec

Basically, these companies are looking to make one codec to rule all other codes by incorporating the latest work from Cisco's Thor project, Google's VP9 and VP10 codec work, and Mozilla's Daala initiative.___

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2015-09-03 01:08:41 (12 comments, 21 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Hey look, another phone on +Swappa!

Yes, I'm selling this phone for a lot more than it's worth. But I have good reasons. The day after father's day in June this summer, one of my best friends died tragically in a car accident. This is his wife's old Galaxy Note. She asked me to sell her old phone to help raise money for her and her two small boys who are 3 and 10 months old. I know it's not much, but every little bit helps.

---
Joel sold his old Galaxy Note (which he ran +CyanogenMod on) last Spring after he upgraded to a +Nexus 6.

I miss you buddy. RIP +Joel Reed :(

cc +Jeremy Waite +Bradley Snyder 

Hey look, another phone on +Swappa!

Yes, I'm selling this phone for a lot more than it's worth. But I have good reasons. The day after father's day in June this summer, one of my best friends died tragically in a car accident. This is his wife's old Galaxy Note. She asked me to sell her old phone to help raise money for her and her two small boys who are 3 and 10 months old. I know it's not much, but every little bit helps.

---
Joel sold his old Galaxy Note (which he ran +CyanogenMod on) last Spring after he upgraded to a +Nexus 6.

I miss you buddy. RIP +Joel Reed :(

cc +Jeremy Waite +Bradley Snyder ___

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2015-09-03 00:40:46 (40 comments, 7 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

I'm selling my Moto 360 on +Swappa. It's in good condition and includes 3 leather straps.

Goodbye Moto 360. It's been a hell of a ride.

Edit: SOLD!

I'm selling my Moto 360 on +Swappa. It's in good condition and includes 3 leather straps.

Goodbye Moto 360. It's been a hell of a ride.

Edit: SOLD!___

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2015-09-02 22:20:47 (28 comments, 8 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Verizon has a new logo.

___Verizon has a new logo.

2015-09-02 19:23:28 (92 comments, 6 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

Which one are you getting? Huawei Watch or Moto 360?

Which one are you getting? Huawei Watch or Moto 360?___

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2015-09-02 19:03:24 (26 comments, 7 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Looking to get the second gen Moto 360? Here's everything you need to know!

Looking to get the second gen Moto 360? Here's everything you need to know!___

2015-09-02 18:40:57 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Moto X Pure Edition is now on Moto Maker! Happy customizing!

Moto X Pure Edition is now on Moto Maker! Happy customizing!___

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2015-09-02 17:27:00 (24 comments, 16 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Report: Google hosting NEXUS event on September 29th in San Fran!

Queue every single itshappening.gif you know of and load'em up in the comments guys. A new report says that Google will unveil the widely leaked Huawei and LG Nexus on September 29th. The report states an event, which is different than a blog post from recent years. Awesome.

Report: Google hosting NEXUS event on September 29th in San Fran!

Queue every single itshappening.gif you know of and load'em up in the comments guys. A new report says that Google will unveil the widely leaked Huawei and LG Nexus on September 29th. The report states an event, which is different than a blog post from recent years. Awesome.___

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2015-09-02 17:19:09 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

So, there's this Hangouts bug, where if you happen to open a Google+ Page account in one tab and be logged into your personal Google+ account on another tab, the Page account automatically joins the Hangout. It's a pretty bad and annoying bug.

That said, I'm actually getting accused right now of having a "Phandroid spy account" in one of my group Hangouts because of this bug.

HILARIOUS.

This fix only works if you are the account owner and have access to create or make a page account. If you're just a page manager, you cannot use this work around.

So, there's this Hangouts bug, where if you happen to open a Google+ Page account in one tab and be logged into your personal Google+ account on another tab, the Page account automatically joins the Hangout. It's a pretty bad and annoying bug.

That said, I'm actually getting accused right now of having a "Phandroid spy account" in one of my group Hangouts because of this bug.

HILARIOUS.

This fix only works if you are the account owner and have access to create or make a page account. If you're just a page manager, you cannot use this work around.___

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2015-09-02 15:30:37 (69 comments, 10 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Hulu without ads is here for $12 a month

Hulu has announced a mostly ad-free tier for $4 more a month. The 'No Commercials' plan isn't completely ad-free though. Some shows and movies will still contain ads at the beginning and at the end as Hulu hasn't obtained the rights to offer them without commercials.

Are you going to upgrade? I'm not sure yet.

Hulu without ads is here for $12 a month

Hulu has announced a mostly ad-free tier for $4 more a month. The 'No Commercials' plan isn't completely ad-free though. Some shows and movies will still contain ads at the beginning and at the end as Hulu hasn't obtained the rights to offer them without commercials.

Are you going to upgrade? I'm not sure yet.___

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2015-09-02 13:04:31 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

We spent some time with the +Huawei Watch. Here's everything you need to know.

We spent some time with the +Huawei Watch. Here's everything you need to know.___

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2015-09-02 12:46:13 (83 comments, 82 reshares, 361 +1s)Open 

Alien Spider!

No, not really. This is the latest router from +ASUS that was just announced at IFA. This scarily cool looking thing is capable of up to 1Gbps connections over 2.4GHz and up to 2.167Gbps connections on each of two 5GHz bands, for a total of 5.3Gbps.

WIFI ALL THE THINGS!

Alien Spider!

No, not really. This is the latest router from +ASUS that was just announced at IFA. This scarily cool looking thing is capable of up to 1Gbps connections over 2.4GHz and up to 2.167Gbps connections on each of two 5GHz bands, for a total of 5.3Gbps.

WIFI ALL THE THINGS!___

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2015-09-02 12:39:21 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Acer's Chromebook R 11 coming in October for $299

R is for reorientation. Acer's new Chromebook can be reoriented or flipped around like the Chromebook Flip.

Acer's Chromebook R 11 coming in October for $299

R is for reorientation. Acer's new Chromebook can be reoriented or flipped around like the Chromebook Flip.___

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2015-09-02 12:32:57 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

River Song returns? I can't wait for the next season!

River Song to Reunite with The Doctor this Christmas!

#DoctorWho___River Song returns? I can't wait for the next season!

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2015-09-02 03:30:12 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

At this point, I'm tired of case "leaks" and artist renders based on case specifications. But, for those that aren't, here you go.

#Huawei   #Nexus  

At this point, I'm tired of case "leaks" and artist renders based on case specifications. But, for those that aren't, here you go.

#Huawei   #Nexus  ___

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2015-09-02 02:29:34 (12 comments, 14 reshares, 197 +1s)Open 

Have you ever visited a website and have the site tell you to install it's app in a massive, annoying advertisement? We all have... (and thankfully a certain site doesn't do that anymore). We all know this sucks and Google apparently thinks it sucks too. Google will soon start to downrank sites that annoyingly ask you to install their app. Nice.

Have you ever visited a website and have the site tell you to install it's app in a massive, annoying advertisement? We all have... (and thankfully a certain site doesn't do that anymore). We all know this sucks and Google apparently thinks it sucks too. Google will soon start to downrank sites that annoyingly ask you to install their app. Nice.___

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2015-09-01 21:01:27 (35 comments, 8 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

New Google App is here!

New Google App is here!___

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2015-09-01 20:54:52 (19 comments, 8 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Nextbit Robin can now be backed on Kickstarter

I'm a bit tired of the traditional looking smartphone. The design here definitely has my attention. For $299 (well, they're all gone now, so now for $349) you can get a whole lot of smartphone for not a whole lot of money.

That said, I dislike "buying" a phone on Kickstarter and waiting 4+ months to get it.

Nextbit Robin can now be backed on Kickstarter

I'm a bit tired of the traditional looking smartphone. The design here definitely has my attention. For $299 (well, they're all gone now, so now for $349) you can get a whole lot of smartphone for not a whole lot of money.

That said, I dislike "buying" a phone on Kickstarter and waiting 4+ months to get it.___

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2015-09-01 19:36:27 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

+feedly announces shared collections

A brand new feedly pro feature allows users to share content feeds to teammates, colleagues, or to your social networks so that others can stay up to date with content that you're curating and organizing.

+feedly announces shared collections

A brand new feedly pro feature allows users to share content feeds to teammates, colleagues, or to your social networks so that others can stay up to date with content that you're curating and organizing.___

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2015-09-01 19:21:13 (20 comments, 8 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

PayPal now allows you to create personal pay links

You can now easily give out your PayPal link to easily receive funds. I was able to snag www.PayPal.me/derekross. I prefer using Google Wallet for transferring money between friends and family, but having another option is always nice because not everyone uses Google Wallet and the more options to get paid the better.

PayPal now allows you to create personal pay links

You can now easily give out your PayPal link to easily receive funds. I was able to snag www.PayPal.me/derekross. I prefer using Google Wallet for transferring money between friends and family, but having another option is always nice because not everyone uses Google Wallet and the more options to get paid the better.___

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2015-09-01 17:33:35 (30 comments, 30 reshares, 320 +1s)Open 

Pretty.

Pretty.___

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2015-09-01 17:08:57 (17 comments, 11 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Download the Google Evolved / new animated logo bootanimation for your Nexus 6 and other high resolution devices. 

http://androidforums.com/threads/googles-new-logo-google-evolved-boot-animation.939647/

I have 3 different install methods here. CM Theme Engine, flashable .zip and the raw bootanimation.zip for manual installation.

Download the Google Evolved / new animated logo bootanimation for your Nexus 6 and other high resolution devices. 

http://androidforums.com/threads/googles-new-logo-google-evolved-boot-animation.939647/

I have 3 different install methods here. CM Theme Engine, flashable .zip and the raw bootanimation.zip for manual installation.___

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2015-09-01 16:47:38 (44 comments, 34 reshares, 466 +1s)Open 

And here you see the un-doomed and flourishing social network in it's natural habit, sporting it's new, fancy logo.

We're getting a little logo love today too. Hope you like it! g.co/evolve___And here you see the un-doomed and flourishing social network in it's natural habit, sporting it's new, fancy logo.

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2015-09-01 16:13:57 (41 comments, 5 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

This should make a lot of #MotoX  fans happy. You can pre-order the Moto X Pure Edition / Style on September 2nd!

Will this be your next?
I'm holding out for the Huawei Nexus.

This should make a lot of #MotoX  fans happy. You can pre-order the Moto X Pure Edition / Style on September 2nd!

Will this be your next?
I'm holding out for the Huawei Nexus.___

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2015-09-01 15:59:02 (78 comments, 97 reshares, 754 +1s)Open 

Google's new logo. It's glorious.

Google's new logo. It's glorious.___

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2015-09-01 15:54:59 (13 comments, 14 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Google gets a new logo.

What a time to be alive.

Google gets a new logo.

What a time to be alive.___

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2015-09-01 14:28:06 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Man... It's September already. That means the #BABBQ6  is getting closer and closer. Be sure to get your tickets at www.bigandroidbbq.com. This year's event is going to be absolutely amazing thanks to +Google Developers. I can't wait!

And, +Timothy Jordan's Hat will be at the +Big Android BBQ too.

ICYMI: +IDEAA and the +Big Android BBQ gang is teaming up with +Google Developers to bring you the meatiest, smokiest  #BABBQ , yet. Yes, +Timothy Jordan's hat will be in attendance! Come on by and say, Howdy!

Join us October 22-23 in Hurst, Texas as we deliver awesome sessions by your hometown favorites from +Android Developers, +Cyanogen, +Unnecto, +OPPO and more. And join us in the saucier-than-ever Code Kitchen™, where you will be able to flex your dev muscle and pick the brains of Google devs in their code labs.

You won't want to miss #BABBQ15 -- get your tickets today @ babbq15.eventbrite.com___Man... It's September already. That means the #BABBQ6  is getting closer and closer. Be sure to get your tickets at www.bigandroidbbq.com. This year's event is going to be absolutely amazing thanks to +Google Developers. I can't wait!

And, +Timothy Jordan's Hat will be at the +Big Android BBQ too.

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2015-09-01 13:21:32 (26 comments, 9 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

Third Generation +Nest Learning Thermostat is here!

It’s thinner, sleeker, and more beautiful than ever. The display is even bigger and sharper. And now the Nest Thermostat does something new. We call it Farsight. When you walk into the room, Farsight lights up and shows you the temperature you set or the time. You can even choose a digital or analog clock face. It’s big and bright - you can see it from across the room.

Third Generation +Nest Learning Thermostat is here!

It’s thinner, sleeker, and more beautiful than ever. The display is even bigger and sharper. And now the Nest Thermostat does something new. We call it Farsight. When you walk into the room, Farsight lights up and shows you the temperature you set or the time. You can even choose a digital or analog clock face. It’s big and bright - you can see it from across the room.___

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2015-09-01 05:19:47 (43 comments, 6 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

Tired of seeing the pretty #GoogleOn screenshots? Well, feast your eyes on +NETGEAR​'s horrid, ugly, please poke my eyes out already, app. The app UI is so bad, they decided to include a scrolling marquee, because why the hell not.

That said, my R7000 is fast and has great range. I love it!

But dat app doe.

Tired of seeing the pretty #GoogleOn screenshots? Well, feast your eyes on +NETGEAR​'s horrid, ugly, please poke my eyes out already, app. The app UI is so bad, they decided to include a scrolling marquee, because why the hell not.

That said, my R7000 is fast and has great range. I love it!

But dat app doe.___

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2015-09-01 04:04:29 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Report: Apple working on own production studio and streaming service

With Apple Music successfully launched, sources out of Variety claim that Apple is looking to get into the movie business with their very own production studio which would put them in direct competition with Hulu and Netflix.

Report: Apple working on own production studio and streaming service

With Apple Music successfully launched, sources out of Variety claim that Apple is looking to get into the movie business with their very own production studio which would put them in direct competition with Hulu and Netflix.___

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2015-09-01 02:03:56 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Malware steals over 225,000 Apple IDs via jailbroken devices

Jailbreaking your iOS device might be a neat party trick, but doing so lessens the security of your device (just like rooting your Android phone). Researchers have discovered a strain of iOS malware, nicknamed KeyRaider, that has stolen over 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken devices.

Malware steals over 225,000 Apple IDs via jailbroken devices

Jailbreaking your iOS device might be a neat party trick, but doing so lessens the security of your device (just like rooting your Android phone). Researchers have discovered a strain of iOS malware, nicknamed KeyRaider, that has stolen over 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken devices.___

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2015-09-01 01:58:53 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Androidify'd beer coasters!

Er.. regular coasters. You don't have to use them for beer. I totally would though... or possibly decorations.

NEW - ANDROIDIFY'D COASTERS
Get a set of custom printed coasters featuring the Androidify graphic you create. If you choose to have both sides printed, we will create a custom back side version of your Androidify graphic. Choose between six different coaster shapes. Printed on 3.5″ x 3.5″ premium, compressed board which makes them durable enough for multiple uses.

Each order is given the attention of a talented graphic designer who will remaster your Androidify graphic to make it print-ready, as well as crafting the custom back side version if your order two-sided printing.___Androidify'd beer coasters!

Er.. regular coasters. You don't have to use them for beer. I totally would though... or possibly decorations.

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2015-08-31 19:07:08 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Continuing with 'Android Wear Week', here's what the Moto 360 sport will supposedly look like.

Continuing with 'Android Wear Week', here's what the Moto 360 sport will supposedly look like.___

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2015-08-31 18:23:43 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

Congrats iOS users, you're getting Google+ Collections. Here's a collection you might like: https://plus.google.com/collection/4Q-Yh

Introducing Google+ Collections on iOS

Google+ users on Android and the web are using Collections to connect with others around shared interests ranging from Homebrewing https://goo.gl/llrjAO, Climbing Junkie Photos https://goo.gl/Jeaaqr to Magical, Mystical Mountains https://goo.gl/OCM4mm and Marine Life https://goo.gl/4ISRZz. Today, we’re excited to announce Collections on iOS.

Create a Collection about something you’re interested in; make as many as you’d like;  and don’t worry about over sharing since people can follow just the Collections they like. 

Google+ users who have already created Collections asked us for the ability to customize who can see their Collections and if they could add taglines to describe them. We recently announced these features on Android and the web; today they are also available on iOS. To better explore the wide range of Collections https://goo.gl/437uWV already created, we announced last week that you can search for Collections on Google+ on Android as well. 

Thanks to everyone for these ideas. Please keep the feedback coming - we’re listening. Have questions about Collections?  Check out our Help Center http://goo.gl/zyIVMH or join this community for Help, Tips & Tricks: http://goo.gl/meRk8j.

To get Collections in your Google+ iOS app, download it here: https://goo.gl/0aYo0Y.

We can’t wait to see what Collections you create!___Congrats iOS users, you're getting Google+ Collections. Here's a collection you might like: https://plus.google.com/collection/4Q-Yh

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2015-08-31 16:47:25 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

As it stands right now, Android Wear for iOS only supports built in applications. There's no third party app support at this time. I'm wondering if Google will launch an Android Wear for Google Play type of store, where apps can be pushed to your watch from the cloud or if iOS apps will get methods for pushing APKs to Android Wear through some sort of iOS wrapper app?

As it stands right now, Android Wear for iOS only supports built in applications. There's no third party app support at this time. I'm wondering if Google will launch an Android Wear for Google Play type of store, where apps can be pushed to your watch from the cloud or if iOS apps will get methods for pushing APKs to Android Wear through some sort of iOS wrapper app?___

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2015-08-31 15:51:26 (28 comments, 26 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

Android Wear coming to iOS and the iPhone. BOOM.

Today, Android Wear for iOS works with the LG Watch Urbane. All future Android Wear watches, including those from Huawei (pictured above), Asus, and Motorola will also support iOS, so stay tuned for more.

#AndroidWear watches now work with #iPhones. #wearwhatyouwant http://goo.gl/pxGhKA___Android Wear coming to iOS and the iPhone. BOOM.

Today, Android Wear for iOS works with the LG Watch Urbane. All future Android Wear watches, including those from Huawei (pictured above), Asus, and Motorola will also support iOS, so stay tuned for more.

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