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Andreas Proschofsky

Andreas Proschofsky Verified in Google 

Editor for DER STANDARD / derStandard.at with a focus on Linux, Android and Open Source in general

Occupation: Writing about tech, experimenting with hard- and software, breaking stuff, having fun while doing it. (derStandard.at / DER STANDARD)

Location: Vienna, Austria

Followers: 14,408

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Cream of the Crop: 12/30/2011

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Andreas Proschofsky has been at 6 events

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Ingress4,619,296Here is a list of Emergent XM Anomalies based on the work of our Investigative community (in particular Agents @106659698189802662704, @117738441461289511785, @100199463603847137126 and @110159431272374626617, with the assistance of many other agents, including @105778793545951234272, @116675615740217671707 and @110871731521065367776) and verified by highly-placed Intelligence sources.   *OCTOBER 12, 2013* Los Angeles, CA San Jose, CA Bangkok, Thailand *OCTOBER 26, 2013* Seattle, WA Kiev, Ukraine *NOVEMBER 2, 2013* Atlanta, GA Madrid, Spain Mumbai, India *NOVEMBER 16, 2013* Dallas, TX Vienna, Austria *DECEMBER 7, 2013* Phoenix, AZ Rome, Italy *DECEMBER 14, 2013* San Francisco, CA Buenos Aires, Argentina The intelligence sources have indicated that as the #13MAGNUS data is analyzed further, secondary locations may also be uncovered. More information will be added to this Google+ event page as it becomes available.XM Anomaly: #13MAGNUS, Vienna2013-11-16 13:00:00382  
Google+13,727,099The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033542  
Niantic Project1,761,972Agents, here are additional details related to the Emergent Anomaly in San Francisco on May 16, 2013. Operation: Bowstring2013-05-16 19:00:00253  
Google Developers2,323,413Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005051  
Trey Ratcliff8,873,765*Meeting Time:*  5:30 PM PT on May 14 *Meeting/Starting Location:*  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls  *Route Map:* http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9  *Ending Location:*  Union Square on the Geary Street Side *Hashtag:*   #GlassPhotoWalk   *How to Win Google Glass:*  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for @118191303233704861327 to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number!  Join @104987932455782713675 and @105237212888595777019 for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you! *The Plan*: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan: - _Focus on PhotoWalkers:_  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative! - _Photo Lessons_ - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera. - _Need Photo Advice_ - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help! - _Sharing_ - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with #GlassPhotowalk    We'll have a TON more details soon...  this will be a great celebration of photography! *Watch Live:* Can't make it?  @112471890387110967375 will be hosting a @106837773805813749834 session.  I'll share it live to my stream too! *What to Bring:* Any camera will do - from a mobile phone to a big DSLR.  It's all good! :) *Party Mode:* Put your Android or iPhone into Party Mode for the event! This means photos you take will be auto-uploaded to the event! Just see this video at http://goo.gl/VA858 in case you don't know how to do this.Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001382  
Vic Gundotra6,884,846Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold. If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002645  

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2016-12-22 07:51:38 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Couldn't agree more. Having "Ok, Google" (or minimally better: "Hey, Google") as the keyword for Google Home is its biggest flaw. For two reason: First - like the article mentions - Google is actually a pretty uncomfortable word to say, it's easy to stumble over it and you often end up mumbling something inaudible to Home. Which means you have to try again and that breaks the whole experience. Second: I simply don't want to shout the brand name of a company all the time. The last one might seem minor, but in reality that choice actually keeps me from using Google Home if someone else is around. While I'm not a huge fan of the personification of digital assistants, this is something that Amazon gets a lot better with "Alexa".

Most reshares: 9

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2017-01-19 18:07:55 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 120 +1s; )Open 

Google Play Services 10.2 has started to roll out [1] and it's introducing a pretty nifty new feature: Instant tethering. Basically it works like that: If - say - your tablet has no data connection and you also have a phone connected to the same Google account, it can automatically offer to use the data connection of the phone - zero setup necessary, just a confirmation (well after the initial setup, obviously, you have to agree to use that feature)

[1] https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-services/google-play-services-10-2-91-release/

Most plusones: 120

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2017-01-19 18:07:55 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 120 +1s; )Open 

Google Play Services 10.2 has started to roll out [1] and it's introducing a pretty nifty new feature: Instant tethering. Basically it works like that: If - say - your tablet has no data connection and you also have a phone connected to the same Google account, it can automatically offer to use the data connection of the phone - zero setup necessary, just a confirmation (well after the initial setup, obviously, you have to agree to use that feature)

[1] https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-services/google-play-services-10-2-91-release/

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2017-01-22 11:10:42 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Well that's a pretty bold promise, let's see how Google will follow that up. There have been some pretty significant security improvements in the last few releases, still the biggest real-life problem remains the bad update situation. Besides that I think Google should also - sooner than later - clean up the Play Store. Force everyone to use a minimum SDK level, and remove everything older. For instance support for runtime permissions should be mandatory going forward.

Well that's a pretty bold promise, let's see how Google will follow that up. There have been some pretty significant security improvements in the last few releases, still the biggest real-life problem remains the bad update situation. Besides that I think Google should also - sooner than later - clean up the Play Store. Force everyone to use a minimum SDK level, and remove everything older. For instance support for runtime permissions should be mandatory going forward.___

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2017-01-19 18:07:55 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 120 +1s; )Open 

Google Play Services 10.2 has started to roll out [1] and it's introducing a pretty nifty new feature: Instant tethering. Basically it works like that: If - say - your tablet has no data connection and you also have a phone connected to the same Google account, it can automatically offer to use the data connection of the phone - zero setup necessary, just a confirmation (well after the initial setup, obviously, you have to agree to use that feature)

[1] https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-services/google-play-services-10-2-91-release/

Google Play Services 10.2 has started to roll out [1] and it's introducing a pretty nifty new feature: Instant tethering. Basically it works like that: If - say - your tablet has no data connection and you also have a phone connected to the same Google account, it can automatically offer to use the data connection of the phone - zero setup necessary, just a confirmation (well after the initial setup, obviously, you have to agree to use that feature)

[1] https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-services/google-play-services-10-2-91-release/___

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2017-01-18 11:56:51 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Great writeup on SDCardFS which is going to replace FUSE in future Android releases, bringing some significant performance gains and fixing some long standing bugs.

Great writeup on SDCardFS which is going to replace FUSE in future Android releases, bringing some significant performance gains and fixing some long standing bugs.___

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2017-01-18 02:18:59 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

You might get your cheap Google phone after all.

You might get your cheap Google phone after all.___

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2017-01-17 19:11:19 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Google+ Events are making a comeback. Wait. What???

Google+ Events are making a comeback. Wait. What???___

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2017-01-17 18:42:15 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

LG's new smartwatches are actually Google's new smartwatches and are going to be launched at February, 9th.

LG's new smartwatches are actually Google's new smartwatches and are going to be launched at February, 9th.___

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2017-01-16 15:27:10 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Nest finally coming to more European countries, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland :)

Nest finally coming to more European countries, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland :)___

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2017-01-14 17:30:48 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

How Google secures its infrastructure, quite the interesting read.

"[…] Google invests heavily in securing its infrastructure with many hundreds of engineers dedicated to security and privacy distributed across all of Google, including many who are recognized industry authorities. […] Google server machines use a variety of technologies to ensure that they are booting the correct software stack. We use cryptographic signatures over low-level components like the BIOS, bootloader, kernel, and base operating system image. These signatures can be validated during each boot or update. The components are all Google-controlled, built, and hardened. With each new generation of hardware we strive to continually improve security: for example, depending on the generation of server design, we root the trust of the boot chain in either a lockable firmware chip, a microcontroller running Google-written security code, or the above mentioned Google-designed security chip.

Each server machine in the data center has its own specific identity that can be tied to the hardware root of trust and the software with which the machine booted. This identity is used to authenticate API calls to and from low-level management services on the machine.

Google has authored automated systems to ensure servers run up-to-date versions of their software stacks (including security patches), to detect and diagnose hardware and software problems, and to remove machines from service if necessary. […]"___How Google secures its infrastructure, quite the interesting read.

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2017-01-14 13:49:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Work is evolving for removing all the remaining binary blobs that Linux on the Raspberry Pi has to use so far (most importantly the firmware for the used Broadcom chips).

Work is evolving for removing all the remaining binary blobs that Linux on the Raspberry Pi has to use so far (most importantly the firmware for the used Broadcom chips).___

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2017-01-14 13:42:59 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Yet another great episode of Android Developers Backstage [1]. In Episode 61 [2] we learn some interesting details about the new A/B update system that is used in the Pixel devices. The basics have already been known for some time (tl;dr: there are two system partitions which are switched after an update, which makes background updates possible and also acts as backup option in case of failure). Anyways there are also some (at least to me) new tidbits of information in there, including what happens during which step in the update process.

+ After downloading there is a "Step 1" in which the currently inactive system actually gets patched. This is usually pretty quick.
+ "Step 2" is the one I've seen some Pixel users complain about as it takes seemingly forever. The reason for that is: here ALL installed apps get recompiled and optimized. As this is done with a very... more »

Yet another great episode of Android Developers Backstage [1]. In Episode 61 [2] we learn some interesting details about the new A/B update system that is used in the Pixel devices. The basics have already been known for some time (tl;dr: there are two system partitions which are switched after an update, which makes background updates possible and also acts as backup option in case of failure). Anyways there are also some (at least to me) new tidbits of information in there, including what happens during which step in the update process.

+ After downloading there is a "Step 1" in which the currently inactive system actually gets patched. This is usually pretty quick.
+ "Step 2" is the one I've seen some Pixel users complain about as it takes seemingly forever. The reason for that is: here ALL installed apps get recompiled and optimized. As this is done with a very low priority (to not negatively impact the device usage, remember this is actually meant to run automatically in the background) it can take really long. This is basically the same as the "Android is optimizing" step from earlier releases. Now some of you might remember that the Nougat release notes mentioned that this step has been removed and replaced with a system that first uses a JIT and only later optimizes the apps at idle time. Turns out this is not true for devices with the A/B update system (at least right now).
+ There is a third, short step after a reboot that some of you might have noticed (signified via a "Android is updating" notification). That's when the metadata of the installed apps gets updated to the newer release. This extra step is necessary as you can really only do that after you know that the new version actually boots, otherwise there is no going back to the older release.

Besides that: They also talk about the ongoing work on integrating Samsung's sdcardfs into the Android mainline to improve storage performance for all devices. (yeah!)

[1] If you are interested in the inner workings of Android you really should listen to this podcast.
[2] http://androidbackstage.blogspot.co.at/2017/01/episode-61-kernel-panic.html___

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2017-01-13 23:59:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

That sounds really interesting

That sounds really interesting___

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2017-01-13 08:40:36 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Marcel Holtmann describes a new 802.11 wireless daemon for Linux, designed with IoT use cases in mind:

Marcel Holtmann describes a new 802.11 wireless daemon for Linux, designed with IoT use cases in mind:___

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2017-01-13 06:31:22 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

As always with xkcd: It's funny because it's true ;)

As always with xkcd: It's funny because it's true ;)___

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2017-01-12 20:25:42 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Gmail goes Inbox (a bit)
Edit Turns out this is only for Exchange accounts (which is still great, the outlook app has something similiar)

Gmail goes Inbox (a bit)
Edit Turns out this is only for Exchange accounts (which is still great, the outlook app has something similiar)___

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2017-01-12 17:36:17 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Interesting: A new update to Google Maps basically makes the Uber app unnecessary. You can not only book a ride but also track your driver on the map and connect with him/her.

Interesting: A new update to Google Maps basically makes the Uber app unnecessary. You can not only book a ride but also track your driver on the map and connect with him/her.___

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2017-01-12 16:50:25 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

If this turns out to be true... Well let's just hope for HTC's sake that they have signed a multi-year agreement with Google on new Pixel devices. Cause otherwise I don't see how their smartphone business could survive. (And yes: I'm implying the new HTC U line will be a failure)

If this turns out to be true... Well let's just hope for HTC's sake that they have signed a multi-year agreement with Google on new Pixel devices. Cause otherwise I don't see how their smartphone business could survive. (And yes: I'm implying the new HTC U line will be a failure)___

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2017-01-12 08:46:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

This is not the HTC I've been waiting for. Sounds like a weird mix of other manufacturers phones combined with more HTC-specific software (which is basically the last thing they need right now). Reserving final judgement until I actually got to play with one of those, though.

This is not the HTC I've been waiting for. Sounds like a weird mix of other manufacturers phones combined with more HTC-specific software (which is basically the last thing they need right now). Reserving final judgement until I actually got to play with one of those, though.___

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2017-01-11 21:02:16 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

I just wish that those Google smartwatches will be available at the same time...

I just wish that those Google smartwatches will be available at the same time...___

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2017-01-11 20:13:04 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

As much fiscally sense all those recent moves by Alphabet might make, they also make it a much less interesting company. :(

As much fiscally sense all those recent moves by Alphabet might make, they also make it a much less interesting company. :(___

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2017-01-11 19:33:04 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Google further tightening the screws

Google further tightening the screws___

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2017-01-11 11:03:33 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Seems I somehow missed that: Google Assistant now finally lets you take screenshots (something that worked in Google Now on Tap and was dropped with the move to Assistant)

Seems I somehow missed that: Google Assistant now finally lets you take screenshots (something that worked in Google Now on Tap and was dropped with the move to Assistant)___

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2017-01-10 19:20:48 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

Froyo!!!! Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
The new Android distribution numbers are in and something truly horrible has happened: Froyo finally dropped under 0.1 % so it is no longer listed :((((
So long Froyo, you served as well! (not really, but at least in your last months you made as smile ;) )
https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html

Froyo!!!! Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
The new Android distribution numbers are in and something truly horrible has happened: Froyo finally dropped under 0.1 % so it is no longer listed :((((
So long Froyo, you served as well! (not really, but at least in your last months you made as smile ;) )
https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html___

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2017-01-10 11:13:16 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Got those shortcut buttons in Google Now for the first time yesterday (and they have vanished again since then). Is this something new?

Got those shortcut buttons in Google Now for the first time yesterday (and they have vanished again since then). Is this something new?___

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2017-01-09 20:49:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The Chrome OS file manager gets some more improvements.

I use the Files App Quick View feature on a daily basis to quickly get more information on downloaded files and I'm quite happy to notice that more metadata are now available in the latest Chrome OS Dev update:

- genre, track and duration, album, year recorded
- device setting including model, F number, exposure time, focal length and ISO,
- geography (latitude and the longitude where the image was taken)

For info, you can start Quick View by selecting a file and press the <Space> key.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2581133002___The Chrome OS file manager gets some more improvements.

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2017-01-09 06:41:21 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Hope this will be on Google Home soon, too. Should make conversations a lot less annoying. 

Hope this will be on Google Home soon, too. Should make conversations a lot less annoying. ___

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2017-01-08 18:32:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

I really hope that HTC somehow manages a comeback, still one of my favorite smartphone manufacturers. So let's see what they'll have in store in a few days...

I really hope that HTC somehow manages a comeback, still one of my favorite smartphone manufacturers. So let's see what they'll have in store in a few days...___

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2017-01-08 13:12:05 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

IBM's X-Force security team writes about quite the interesting attack against the Nexus 6 / Nexus 6P, one that could theoretically be initiated via an "evil" USB-C charger. It also utilizes some hidden custom boot modes to get access to the modem / analyze the traffic going over it and manipulate the system.
Still: While all that makes for a really interesting read (from a technical point of view) in reality it poses basically zero threat to any Android users. The attack would necessitate physical access to the smartphone AND for it to be unlocked (to give adb access to the attacker). And if you have that level of access you could do anything you want with the device anyways, including activating those mentioned analytic boot modes manually (through the boot loader menu) - so no need for any of that fancy cable trickery. There is still the slight chance that a malware on your desktop... more »

IBM's X-Force security team writes about quite the interesting attack against the Nexus 6 / Nexus 6P, one that could theoretically be initiated via an "evil" USB-C charger. It also utilizes some hidden custom boot modes to get access to the modem / analyze the traffic going over it and manipulate the system.
Still: While all that makes for a really interesting read (from a technical point of view) in reality it poses basically zero threat to any Android users. The attack would necessitate physical access to the smartphone AND for it to be unlocked (to give adb access to the attacker). And if you have that level of access you could do anything you want with the device anyways, including activating those mentioned analytic boot modes manually (through the boot loader menu) - so no need for any of that fancy cable trickery. There is still the slight chance that a malware on your desktop computer could utilize this without user interaction if the computer has been permanently approved for adb in the past. But even then any attacker would need physical access to get to the data (and remember: All those devices are encrypted by default, so no easy access via adb after reboot.
At this point some of you might wonder what the actual security issue is, as most of that seems to be "working as intended": Actually this is about a privilege escalation bug in that said modem diagnostic mode, which could be used to compromise the system, which would necessitate a reflash of a factory image to get rid of it (but wouldn't go unnoticed thanks to enforced Verified Boot in Android 7.0).
Googles solution to this is simple: They fixed the real-life bugs and no longer allow access to those analytic boot modes as long as the bootloader is locked, which seems like a sensible response.
tl;dr: Update to the January 2017 release ;) Don't enable adb all the time. Besides that: Don't worry!___

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2017-01-08 12:42:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Yeah, that's pretty much what I was expecting: Trying to squeeze money out of the Nokia brand with more or less generic hardware. (including bullshit claims like "premium design and quality even though Nokias old hardware manufacturing is gone and has nothing to do with that device). No big surprise, still: sigh

Yeah, that's pretty much what I was expecting: Trying to squeeze money out of the Nokia brand with more or less generic hardware. (including bullshit claims like "premium design and quality even though Nokias old hardware manufacturing is gone and has nothing to do with that device). No big surprise, still: sigh___

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2017-01-06 22:35:57 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Neat.

Launching today, a new easy way to try out KDE software: the KDE neon docker images.
http://jriddell.org/2017/01/06/kde-neon-now-available-on-docker/___Neat.

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2017-01-06 21:16:42 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Keyboard input for the Google Assistant? Yes, please!

Keyboard input for the Google Assistant? Yes, please!___

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2017-01-05 22:30:33 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Google is FINALLY offering fastboot and adb in a standalone package (instead of forcing you to download the whole SDK)

Google is FINALLY offering fastboot and adb in a standalone package (instead of forcing you to download the whole SDK)___

2017-01-05 19:15:11 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Android 7.1.1 is now finally available for the Nexus 6 (including the January security patch), grab the factory image if you don't want to wait for the OTA.

Android 7.1.1 is now finally available for the Nexus 6 (including the January security patch), grab the factory image if you don't want to wait for the OTA.___

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2017-01-05 19:00:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

More TVs with builtin Chromecast coming.

More TVs with builtin Chromecast coming.___

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2017-01-05 18:24:13 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Flatpak getting some adoption, nice :)

Flatpak getting some adoption, nice :)___

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2017-01-05 17:21:45 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Neat little update for Google Calendar incoming

Neat little update for Google Calendar incoming___

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2017-01-05 08:01:41 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Ever wanted to buy a Samsung device with stock Android? Here is your chance ;) Seriously: This looks like a mighty fine device :)

Ever wanted to buy a Samsung device with stock Android? Here is your chance ;) Seriously: This looks like a mighty fine device :)___

2017-01-03 19:40:01 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

And here is the official Android Security Bulletin for January 2017. Nothing huge standing out on a first view. Just the usual round of cleanups.

And here is the official Android Security Bulletin for January 2017. Nothing huge standing out on a first view. Just the usual round of cleanups.___

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2017-01-03 19:08:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Seems like future Samsung smartphones could get sort of a Continuum mode to be used as a desktop device.

Seems like future Samsung smartphones could get sort of a Continuum mode to be used as a desktop device.___

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2017-01-03 19:03:12 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

New security updates for Nexus / Pixel devices incoming. Factory Images / Fully System OTAs for some of currently supported devices are already available - though unfortunately not for all. Most importantly the January update for the Nexus 6 (which also should bring the delayed update to Android 7.1.1) isn't listed, yet.

New security updates for Nexus / Pixel devices incoming. Factory Images / Fully System OTAs for some of currently supported devices are already available - though unfortunately not for all. Most importantly the January update for the Nexus 6 (which also should bring the delayed update to Android 7.1.1) isn't listed, yet.___

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2017-01-02 18:52:14 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

The second Google Tango phone is incoming - and it also will support Daydream! 

The second Google Tango phone is incoming - and it also will support Daydream! ___

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2016-12-28 09:17:01 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Lenovo has just announced a whole bunch of new Thinkpads, all of them now utilizing USB-C. Maybe that's the year I finally upgrade my trusty old x220...

Lenovo has just announced a whole bunch of new Thinkpads, all of them now utilizing USB-C. Maybe that's the year I finally upgrade my trusty old x220...___

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2016-12-27 21:59:35 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Well, at least it's coming (and it is better to stop rollout if you discover a severe last minute bug)

Well, at least it's coming (and it is better to stop rollout if you discover a severe last minute bug)___

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2016-12-27 14:26:37 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

Sounds like a pretty nice device for that price :) Having said that I still don't know why Google didn't do a big Chromebook push for this years holiday season. The consumer laptop market seems to be ripe for taking right now. Could be that they are just waiting for whatever Andromeda is going to bring to the table (including more fully baked Android support)

Sounds like a pretty nice device for that price :) Having said that I still don't know why Google didn't do a big Chromebook push for this years holiday season. The consumer laptop market seems to be ripe for taking right now. Could be that they are just waiting for whatever Andromeda is going to bring to the table (including more fully baked Android support)___

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2016-12-25 10:23:48 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

A new Alien movie by Ridley Scott that is actually called Alien.

A new Alien movie by Ridley Scott that is actually called Alien.___

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2016-12-24 19:02:03 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

RIP CyanogenMod :(

RIP CyanogenMod :(___

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2016-12-22 19:13:56 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Google just confirmed that they are indeed going to be launching two new Smartwatches early next year. It's pretty unusual to pre-announce new devices, but I guess Google really wants to reaffirm everyone that Android Wear isn't dying.

Google just confirmed that they are indeed going to be launching two new Smartwatches early next year. It's pretty unusual to pre-announce new devices, but I guess Google really wants to reaffirm everyone that Android Wear isn't dying.___

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2016-12-22 07:51:38 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Couldn't agree more. Having "Ok, Google" (or minimally better: "Hey, Google") as the keyword for Google Home is its biggest flaw. For two reason: First - like the article mentions - Google is actually a pretty uncomfortable word to say, it's easy to stumble over it and you often end up mumbling something inaudible to Home. Which means you have to try again and that breaks the whole experience. Second: I simply don't want to shout the brand name of a company all the time. The last one might seem minor, but in reality that choice actually keeps me from using Google Home if someone else is around. While I'm not a huge fan of the personification of digital assistants, this is something that Amazon gets a lot better with "Alexa".

Couldn't agree more. Having "Ok, Google" (or minimally better: "Hey, Google") as the keyword for Google Home is its biggest flaw. For two reason: First - like the article mentions - Google is actually a pretty uncomfortable word to say, it's easy to stumble over it and you often end up mumbling something inaudible to Home. Which means you have to try again and that breaks the whole experience. Second: I simply don't want to shout the brand name of a company all the time. The last one might seem minor, but in reality that choice actually keeps me from using Google Home if someone else is around. While I'm not a huge fan of the personification of digital assistants, this is something that Amazon gets a lot better with "Alexa".___

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2016-12-19 16:01:25 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

First teaser trailer for Blade Runner 2049 :)))

First teaser trailer for Blade Runner 2049 :)))___

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2016-12-17 12:02:21 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Oracle going hard after companies that use the free version of Java SE.

Oracle going hard after companies that use the free version of Java SE.___

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2016-12-15 21:39:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Surprise, surprise. Google Home just got a whole bunch of new services / integrations. Lots of small stuff that you might not care about, but also a handful of interesting things like Quora.

Surprise, surprise. Google Home just got a whole bunch of new services / integrations. Lots of small stuff that you might not care about, but also a handful of interesting things like Quora.___

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