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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: 14,358

Following: 394

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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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Ingress4,629,197Here 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+13,334,457The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033596  
Niantic Project1,762,277Agents, here are additional details related to the Emergent Anomaly in San Francisco on May 16, 2013. Operation: Bowstring2013-05-16 19:00:00253  
Google Developers2,329,105Google 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 Ratcliff8,887,997*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 17:30:001381  
Vic Gundotra6,901,899Join 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 19:00:002646  

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2016-09-20 12:30:08 (32 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

SMS support is something that always comes up when talking about Messengers. Personally I fall in the group of "couldn't care less", SMS is dead to me ;) (from a security standpoint it's something you really should avoid if possible, that's my basic thinking)
So regard the following as a request for #followerpower :
Why do you need SMS support in a messenger and for what specific use cases?

Most reshares: 11

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2016-09-21 04:49:16 (18 comments; 11 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

For those who don't like to wait: Here are some Allo APKs for manual install. :)

Most plusones: 62

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2016-09-21 04:49:16 (18 comments; 11 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

For those who don't like to wait: Here are some Allo APKs for manual install. :)

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2016-09-26 16:28:14 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Hello Chromecast 4K.

Hello Chromecast 4K.___

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2016-09-26 16:26:32 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Will the rumored 7-inch Huawei Nexus actually be a developers device for Andromeda? This is escalating quickly. Exciting.

Will the rumored 7-inch Huawei Nexus actually be a developers device for Andromeda? This is escalating quickly. Exciting.___

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2016-09-26 15:22:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Remember that non-critical security update for OpenSSL last week? Turns out it introduced a new, critical weakness...

Remember that non-critical security update for OpenSSL last week? Turns out it introduced a new, critical weakness...___

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2016-09-26 14:42:37 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Those are some bittersweet news. Great to hear about a Pixel 3 coming up, waiting one more year on the other side...

Those are some bittersweet news. Great to hear about a Pixel 3 coming up, waiting one more year on the other side...___

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2016-09-26 08:45:14 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

The one thing I would really expect from Andromeda (the Android / Chrome OS merger they are working on right now): A solution for the Android update problem. If Google doesn't use this chance to fix this situation, they basically have failed.

The one thing I would really expect from Andromeda (the Android / Chrome OS merger they are working on right now): A solution for the Android update problem. If Google doesn't use this chance to fix this situation, they basically have failed.___

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2016-09-24 21:31:55 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Remember the rumors that Google is working on a new OS that is going to combine Android and Chrome OS? Seems that rumors where true after all. The project is codenamed Andromeda and it might get shown off on October 4th. If true those would be huge news indeed.

Remember the rumors that Google is working on a new OS that is going to combine Android and Chrome OS? Seems that rumors where true after all. The project is codenamed Andromeda and it might get shown off on October 4th. If true those would be huge news indeed.___

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2016-09-24 19:18:42 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

That's quite the bold statement...
"We announced the 1st version of Android 8 years ago today. I have a feeling 8 years from now we'll be talking about Oct 4, 2016."

That's quite the bold statement...
"We announced the 1st version of Android 8 years ago today. I have a feeling 8 years from now we'll be talking about Oct 4, 2016."___

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2016-09-24 07:15:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

🙊🙊🙊

🙊🙊🙊___

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2016-09-24 07:13:50 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

I thought that day would never come. Google Authenticator now has a built-in QR code scanner.

I thought that day would never come. Google Authenticator now has a built-in QR code scanner.___

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2016-09-23 19:38:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Some more details on those upcoming new Google WiFi routers (which obviously are mesh routers)

Some more details on those upcoming new Google WiFi routers (which obviously are mesh routers)___

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2016-09-23 18:21:47 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

And another leak. Sounds like Google Home will be a bit cheaper than the Amazon Echo.

And another leak. Sounds like Google Home will be a bit cheaper than the Amazon Echo.___

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2016-09-23 17:55:22 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

That's a pretty good price (for a router that actually gets proper updates all the time).

That's a pretty good price (for a router that actually gets proper updates all the time).___

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2016-09-23 14:42:11 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Hmmmmmmmm....

Hmmmmmmmm....___

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2016-09-23 07:37:04 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Just noticed. Allo is now available in Austria! Guess the rollout should have reached other European countries, too. If you need a primer before starting: See my review ;)

Just noticed. Allo is now available in Austria! Guess the rollout should have reached other European countries, too. If you need a primer before starting: See my review ;)___

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2016-09-23 07:12:17 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

FYI: Allo is now the top free Android App in the US Play Store. Be remembered thought that this doesn't really tell us much about how successful it will be, this is really only an indicator of initial interest (which is not surprisingly high given all the media interest). Much more important will be to see if Allo is going to be able to retain all that users in the long term (and grow further)

FYI: Allo is now the top free Android App in the US Play Store. Be remembered thought that this doesn't really tell us much about how successful it will be, this is really only an indicator of initial interest (which is not surprisingly high given all the media interest). Much more important will be to see if Allo is going to be able to retain all that users in the long term (and grow further)___

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2016-09-23 07:08:30 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Going through Allo reviews on the Play Store is a good reminder how disconnected we as a media (and if you ask: Yes, that includes myself) sometimes are in what people actually care about. While the public discussion right now seems to focus on Google's privacy / encryption decisions I found barely any mention about that while reading through a few hundred comments. Nearly everyone is criticizing them for not including SMS support though.
Personally my main gripe is another one: Not having a desktop client is close to being a deal-breaker for me.

Going through Allo reviews on the Play Store is a good reminder how disconnected we as a media (and if you ask: Yes, that includes myself) sometimes are in what people actually care about. While the public discussion right now seems to focus on Google's privacy / encryption decisions I found barely any mention about that while reading through a few hundred comments. Nearly everyone is criticizing them for not including SMS support though.
Personally my main gripe is another one: Not having a desktop client is close to being a deal-breaker for me.___

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2016-09-22 20:57:01 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Good to see that this isn't Allo exclusive. Still: Might get annoying pretty fast...

Good to see that this isn't Allo exclusive. Still: Might get annoying pretty fast...___

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2016-09-22 19:51:14 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Google has started to roll out the first preview firmware for Chromecasts! And it brings... tada... "General bug fixes and stability improvements"! Yeah! The joy of living on the edge!! ;)

Google has started to roll out the first preview firmware for Chromecasts! And it brings... tada... "General bug fixes and stability improvements"! Yeah! The joy of living on the edge!! ;)___

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2016-09-22 18:36:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Daydream VR coming closer and closer...

Get started with the Google VR SDK 1.0 with #Daydream support, now with native +Unity and +Unreal Engine integration.___Daydream VR coming closer and closer...

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2016-09-21 16:36:23 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

GNOME 3.22 has been released, congrats to everyone involved!

GNOME 3.22 has been released, congrats to everyone involved!___

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2016-09-21 16:25:06 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Not quite sure what to make of this...

We’re excited to join Gmail, Google Drive, Calendar and the rest of the Google Apps for Work family as a core Apps for Work service! If your organization uses Google Apps for Work, read on to see what’s new: https://goo.gl/pYzKNF___Not quite sure what to make of this...

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2016-09-21 10:35:10 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

In which +The Verge writes a flame about Google removing a supposed privacy feature that Google never publicly announced (The Verge themselves broke the story back then) and which wouldn't change the slightest thing in regards to the privacy of Non-Incognito messages.
sigh

In which +The Verge writes a flame about Google removing a supposed privacy feature that Google never publicly announced (The Verge themselves broke the story back then) and which wouldn't change the slightest thing in regards to the privacy of Non-Incognito messages.
sigh___

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2016-09-21 08:38:40 (20 comments; 1 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

I really don't get the way Google is doing their releases. If you launch a new app it has to be available immediately. Period. In the last few hours hundreds of articles have been written about Allo. So lots of people who have never heard about it before might have gotten interested. But when they want to check it out they simply can't. Play Store still shows "pre-register", the Apple App Store link doesn't work at all. Those (mostly) aren't users that get back a few days later and check if the app is already available to them. So from a marketing position not having Allo available right now is just plain stupid.

I really don't get the way Google is doing their releases. If you launch a new app it has to be available immediately. Period. In the last few hours hundreds of articles have been written about Allo. So lots of people who have never heard about it before might have gotten interested. But when they want to check it out they simply can't. Play Store still shows "pre-register", the Apple App Store link doesn't work at all. Those (mostly) aren't users that get back a few days later and check if the app is already available to them. So from a marketing position not having Allo available right now is just plain stupid.___

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2016-09-21 05:00:04 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

A few extra words about the Allo Android app (that I didn't mention in my review): In general the Android app is really, really well done. Everything is blazing fast and nicely designed. What I don't get though is how Google can release a new app that misses two essential (if still rather new in one case) Android features. Notification Quick Reply and Direct Share are both missing right now. sigh

A few extra words about the Allo Android app (that I didn't mention in my review): In general the Android app is really, really well done. Everything is blazing fast and nicely designed. What I don't get though is how Google can release a new app that misses two essential (if still rather new in one case) Android features. Notification Quick Reply and Direct Share are both missing right now. sigh___

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2016-09-21 04:56:38 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Reshare for those that don't follow my Google collection...

And here it is: Google has just officially announced [1] Allo. Here is my review, enjoy (if you understand german ;) )
[1] https://googleblog.blogspot.co.at/2016/09/google-allo-smarter-messaging-app.html___Reshare for those that don't follow my Google collection...

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2016-09-21 04:49:16 (18 comments; 11 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

For those who don't like to wait: Here are some Allo APKs for manual install. :)

For those who don't like to wait: Here are some Allo APKs for manual install. :)___

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2016-09-21 04:03:45 (8 comments; 7 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

And here it is: Google has just officially announced [1] Allo. Here is my review, enjoy (if you understand german ;) )
[1] https://googleblog.blogspot.co.at/2016/09/google-allo-smarter-messaging-app.html

And here it is: Google has just officially announced [1] Allo. Here is my review, enjoy (if you understand german ;) )
[1] https://googleblog.blogspot.co.at/2016/09/google-allo-smarter-messaging-app.html___

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2016-09-21 03:55:21 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Soon. Very soon. The official Google Allo introduction video has just been pushed to Youtube.

Soon. Very soon. The official Google Allo introduction video has just been pushed to Youtube.___

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2016-09-20 16:54:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Google Drive getting improved search. Neat.

Google Drive getting improved search. Neat.___

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2016-09-20 15:05:24 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Seems like the reports that Google is going for a big marketing push for their first Pixel phones were true after all.

Google seems to be marketing their upcoming event and the Pixel like no other

In the past, Nexus phones received a random blog post or a private press invite, that's it. Google seems to be going all in with the Pixel this time around and that's just awesome.

They're advertising this event all over the place from TV advertisements to web ads to huge billboards. Here's a Pixel / October 4th event advertisement photo from New York City.

I'm excited.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/53n6xb/oct_4_pixel_ad_in_nyc_this_morning/___Seems like the reports that Google is going for a big marketing push for their first Pixel phones were true after all.

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2016-09-20 13:14:37 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Fun fact: The not yet released Allo app for Android already has 10.000+ installs ;) Guess testing is a bit more widespread this time...

Fun fact: The not yet released Allo app for Android already has 10.000+ installs ;) Guess testing is a bit more widespread this time...___

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2016-09-20 12:51:03 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

I guess the big question here is if they actually were taken with the new Pixel phones ;)

I guess the big question here is if they actually were taken with the new Pixel phones ;)___

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2016-09-20 12:30:08 (32 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

SMS support is something that always comes up when talking about Messengers. Personally I fall in the group of "couldn't care less", SMS is dead to me ;) (from a security standpoint it's something you really should avoid if possible, that's my basic thinking)
So regard the following as a request for #followerpower :
Why do you need SMS support in a messenger and for what specific use cases?

SMS support is something that always comes up when talking about Messengers. Personally I fall in the group of "couldn't care less", SMS is dead to me ;) (from a security standpoint it's something you really should avoid if possible, that's my basic thinking)
So regard the following as a request for #followerpower :
Why do you need SMS support in a messenger and for what specific use cases?___

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2016-09-20 11:33:41 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

I guess right now we can all pretty much agree that "Now on Tap" was one of Google's worst naming choices in recent years.

I guess right now we can all pretty much agree that "Now on Tap" was one of Google's worst naming choices in recent years.___

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2016-09-20 05:52:57 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Pixel and Pixel XL in the flesh. Not the color I would personally choose, but the back looks pretty good to me (and the front looks like every other smartphone ;) )

Pixel and Pixel XL in the flesh. Not the color I would personally choose, but the back looks pretty good to me (and the front looks like every other smartphone ;) )___

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2016-09-20 05:50:23 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

If you still had doubts: October 4th is the day Google will unveil its new Pixel Phones. (and a bunch more things). If you want it more specific: 9am PDT (18:00 MESZ) is the time for which the US press got an invite to an event.

If you still had doubts: October 4th is the day Google will unveil its new Pixel Phones. (and a bunch more things). If you want it more specific: 9am PDT (18:00 MESZ) is the time for which the US press got an invite to an event.___

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2016-09-19 21:14:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Seems like Nest owners already have the new Pixel phone ;)

Seems like Nest owners already have the new Pixel phone ;)___

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2016-09-19 20:06:29 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Great news for developers: Android Studio 2.2 is out!

Great news for developers: Android Studio 2.2 is out!___

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2016-09-19 20:05:21 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

If true, that pricing is simply crazy.

If true, that pricing is simply crazy.___

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2016-09-19 18:29:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

This should have been there from day 1.

This should have been there from day 1.___

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2016-09-19 18:19:08 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Lots of new Google stuff today (for a Monday especially ;) ). Play Books gets a new Discover feature that is supposed to help you find new, interesting things to read.

Lots of new Google stuff today (for a Monday especially ;) ). Play Books gets a new Discover feature that is supposed to help you find new, interesting things to read.___

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2016-09-19 18:11:15 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Google Photos getting improved sharing.

Google Photos getting improved sharing.___

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2016-09-19 16:06:30 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Google Trips is now available for everyone. Have been using it for a bunch of months (and a few trips) now, and found it really useful. Especially having the availability to keep everything offline. Also the basic infos for every country area really useful.

Google Trips is now available for everyone. Have been using it for a bunch of months (and a few trips) now, and found it really useful. Especially having the availability to keep everything offline. Also the basic infos for every country area really useful.___

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2016-09-18 20:54:31 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

According to evleaks, the wait will be over pretty soon. Will be interesting to see how this plays out... (And what Google Assistant is capable of right now)

According to evleaks, the wait will be over pretty soon. Will be interesting to see how this plays out... (And what Google Assistant is capable of right now)___

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2016-09-18 18:36:00 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

If you want to get a feel for the size of the upcoming Pixel / Pixel XL. Quite a bit smaller than the Nexus 5X / 6P....

If you want to get a feel for the size of the upcoming Pixel / Pixel XL. Quite a bit smaller than the Nexus 5X / 6P....___

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2016-09-17 08:57:35 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

A little rant about Google's Fingerprint support in Android
One thing that I find highly frustrating about Android right now is the state of the fingerprint support. Sure, what is there works perfectly, but there is one simple problem: Fingerprints are just not a very secure form of authorization (there is lots of literature on this, just do a Google search if you want to know more). Also contrary to passwords / PINs you can be forced to give them away. So basically a good passcode/phrase is a more secure form of protecting your device.
What frustrates me, is that fingerprints could still be useful as an added layer for security, if Google would allow to combine two forms of authentication like a passcode AND the fingerprint. If you then add Smart Lock to the mix you wouldn't even have to enter your password all the time (which can be a security problem in public).
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A little rant about Google's Fingerprint support in Android
One thing that I find highly frustrating about Android right now is the state of the fingerprint support. Sure, what is there works perfectly, but there is one simple problem: Fingerprints are just not a very secure form of authorization (there is lots of literature on this, just do a Google search if you want to know more). Also contrary to passwords / PINs you can be forced to give them away. So basically a good passcode/phrase is a more secure form of protecting your device.
What frustrates me, is that fingerprints could still be useful as an added layer for security, if Google would allow to combine two forms of authentication like a passcode AND the fingerprint. If you then add Smart Lock to the mix you wouldn't even have to enter your password all the time (which can be a security problem in public).
But even if Google doesn't care about such advanced stuff the current fingerprint support still has two major flaws:
# You can't lock the device in a way that the fingerprint is not accepted on the next try. This is possible with Smart Lock by pressing the lock icon on the home screen and a very necessary thing to have security-wise. Fingerprint on the contrary works ever (with the exception of the first unlock after a reboot)
# There is no way to provide a fingerprint and not have it as a way to unlock your phone. So just using the fingerprint to authorize payments (where you have to be unlocked anyway) doesn't work.
All things that shouldn't be that hard to fix, so if someone at Google is listening: Pretty, please?___

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2016-09-15 18:47:39 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft Edge vs. Chrome: Round 2.

Microsoft Edge vs. Chrome: Round 2.___

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2016-09-15 18:45:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Chrome OS gets even more secure for companies. Great stuff. As a next step I really hope that the Android Device Manager gets properly integrated with Chrome OS. Right now you can't use Exchange support in the Gmail app if the server tries to enforce policies. (which is funny as Microsofts Outlook app subverts their own security and just ignores those policies ;) )

And the already robust security of Chrome OS is even more robust. Or is that robust-er? ;)

Either way, the new Verified Access will be handy in businesses both large and small: It uses the Trusted Platform Module -- that's the TPM -- found in Chromebooks to confirm identify and device state via an API so that access is granted only to devices that pass the verified boot procedure and are enterprise policy compliant. Yay!___Chrome OS gets even more secure for companies. Great stuff. As a next step I really hope that the Android Device Manager gets properly integrated with Chrome OS. Right now you can't use Exchange support in the Gmail app if the server tries to enforce policies. (which is funny as Microsofts Outlook app subverts their own security and just ignores those policies ;) )

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2016-09-15 07:23:13 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

I've been running Android on the Chromebook Pixel for a bunch of weeks now, follow the links for my initial review (in german) of the current status. tl;dr: There are still some parts missing but this is very promising. Android support gives you such much added possibilities. From games to stuff like proper Remote Desktop support via the official Microsoft app.

I've been running Android on the Chromebook Pixel for a bunch of weeks now, follow the links for my initial review (in german) of the current status. tl;dr: There are still some parts missing but this is very promising. Android support gives you such much added possibilities. From games to stuff like proper Remote Desktop support via the official Microsoft app.___

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2016-09-14 16:46:07 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

This would be even better, if it would actually be available (at least for me the networking option still doesn't show and I got the latest Play Services / Connectivity Services, have a US account and am in the UK right now... So...)

This would be even better, if it would actually be available (at least for me the networking option still doesn't show and I got the latest Play Services / Connectivity Services, have a US account and am in the UK right now... So...)___

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