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Derek Ross has been at 47 events

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Google ATAP600,257Hope 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 BBQ7,747The 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 BBQ7,747@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 BBQ7,747The 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 BBQ7,747*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 BBQ7,747Bring your swimsuit and let's dive into the fun!Big Android BBQ 2014 Pool Party!2014-10-16 18:00:0079  
Motorola Mobility1,331,469Join 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 20:30:004889  
Derek Ross1,204,003*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 Ross1,204,003*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 Ross1,204,003*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 Ross1,204,003The 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 ATAP600,257Come 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 09:00:00164  
Derek Ross1,204,003Join @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 Ross1,204,003Join 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 Ross1,204,003*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 Mobility1,331,469Join 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 19:00:006796  
Joe Wilcox16,883Feb. 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 Kasten22,2642013 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 Brownlee3,746,787For 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 19:00:003927  
Google+10,423,693The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033855  
Wearables Weekly583Glass 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 BBQ7,747The 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 BBQ7,747Join +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 04:00:00268  
John Blossom125,889*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 BBQ7,747Don'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 Blossom125,889Another 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 Ross1,204,003*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 Authority918,579Join 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 Authority918,579Join 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 Authority918,579Stop 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 Authority918,579Android Authority On Air - Episode 68 - Who wants iOS 7?2013-06-14 03:30:0034  
Android Authority918,579Android Authority On Air - Episode 67 - The state of Android and Nexus devices2013-06-08 03:30:0042  
Android Authority918,579Android Authority On Air - Episode 652013-05-24 03:30:0029  
Android Authority918,579Join us as we recap the biggest news from Google #IO13.Android Authority On Air - Episode 64 - Google IO132013-05-17 03:30:0084  
matthew rappaport218,980+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 Authority918,579Join us tonight: Live with Android developer Francisco Franco!Android Authority On Air - Episode 62 - Live with Francisco Franco2013-05-03 03:30:0050  
Android Authority918,579Android Authority On Air - Episode 61 - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One2013-04-26 03:30:0045  
Android Authority918,579Microsoft 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 Authority918,579Android Authority On Air - Episode 59 - Google Play Store revamped and Glass Explorers shipping2013-04-12 03:30:0043  
Android Authority918,579AAonAir! 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 Authority918,579Join us live this week with doubleTwistAndroid Authority On Air - Episode 55 - Live with doubleTwist2013-03-15 02:30:0030  
Android Authority918,579What 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 Li612,341HOA 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 Authority918,579O 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 BBQ7,747The 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 Clary253,344It’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 Ross1,204,003Today 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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2015-07-03 15:11:55 (92 comments, 50 reshares, 431 +1s)Open 

According to @evleaks, this is the BlackBerry Venice, which is powered by Android. Very nice looking.

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Here’s the rumored BlackBerry “Venice” Slider specs:

5.4-inch Quad-HD display
18 MP rear-camera
5 MP front-camera
1.8 GHz Hexa-core (Snapdragon 808) 64-bit
3 GB RAM

Most reshares: 50

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2015-07-03 15:11:55 (92 comments, 50 reshares, 431 +1s)Open 

According to @evleaks, this is the BlackBerry Venice, which is powered by Android. Very nice looking.

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Here’s the rumored BlackBerry “Venice” Slider specs:

5.4-inch Quad-HD display
18 MP rear-camera
5 MP front-camera
1.8 GHz Hexa-core (Snapdragon 808) 64-bit
3 GB RAM

Most plusones: 467

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2015-07-04 15:17:47 (27 comments, 35 reshares, 467 +1s)Open 

Happy 4th of July!

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2015-07-07 22:52:25 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

The next Play Store update will bring animations and transitions to the Character page of the Kid's section.

#PraiseGrouchnikov

Tweaking the character page transition in #RollingOut new version of Play Store. Soon on your devices.___The next Play Store update will bring animations and transitions to the Character page of the Kid's section.

#PraiseGrouchnikov

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2015-07-07 22:15:22 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

This might not be my normal go to while grilling, which would be beer, but it's pretty damn good.

This might not be my normal go to while grilling, which would be beer, but it's pretty damn good.___

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2015-07-07 20:29:36 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

App icons in your search bar! What a time to be alive.

Interesting feature +Chris Lacy. Congrats Action Launcher users!

Action Launcher 3.5 is OUT NOW!

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

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

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

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

Grab Action 3 from the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.actionlauncher.playstore___App icons in your search bar! What a time to be alive.

Interesting feature +Chris Lacy. Congrats Action Launcher users!

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2015-07-07 18:02:12 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Republic Wireless has dropped unlimited data and moved to a model that's very similar to Google's own Project Fi, offering refunds for data you didn't use. If you're a data heavy user, chances are these sorts of models aren't for you.

Republic Wireless has dropped unlimited data and moved to a model that's very similar to Google's own Project Fi, offering refunds for data you didn't use. If you're a data heavy user, chances are these sorts of models aren't for you.___

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2015-07-07 14:03:33 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Here's a quick look at Google's (Waze's) RideWith ride sharing app.

It seems you still need an invite to get the application to actually work, though, I would assume even with an invite, I wouldn't be able to use the application outside of Tel Aviv, where RideWith is officially being trialed. If you're curious as to what the app looks like, here ya go.

Here's a quick look at Google's (Waze's) RideWith ride sharing app.

It seems you still need an invite to get the application to actually work, though, I would assume even with an invite, I wouldn't be able to use the application outside of Tel Aviv, where RideWith is officially being trialed. If you're curious as to what the app looks like, here ya go.___

2015-07-07 12:06:11 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

+Google Self-Driving Car Project​ heads to Austin!

It’s summertime, so millions of Americans are packing up the car and hitting the road—and so are we! We’ve chosen Austin, Texas, as a new testing location for our project, and one of our Lexus SUVs is there now, with safety drivers aboard, driving a few square miles north and northeast of downtown Austin. It’s important for us to get experience testing our software in different driving environments, traffic patterns and road conditions—so we’re ready to take on Austin’s pedicabs, pickup trucks, and everything in between. Keep it weird for us, Austin, and visit our website to let us know how we’re driving. ___+Google Self-Driving Car Project​ heads to Austin!

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2015-07-07 04:21:56 (25 comments, 9 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Good news everyone. Your Instagram photos won't totally suck at a painful 640x640 resolution any longer and are now displaying at 1080x1080. More importantly, Instagram has realized Android is a thing, and has fixed the horrible compression issue Android users have been plagued with since day one. Congrats!

Use Instagram? Follow me @derekmross. I post a variety of images there.

Good news everyone. Your Instagram photos won't totally suck at a painful 640x640 resolution any longer and are now displaying at 1080x1080. More importantly, Instagram has realized Android is a thing, and has fixed the horrible compression issue Android users have been plagued with since day one. Congrats!

Use Instagram? Follow me @derekmross. I post a variety of images there.___

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2015-07-06 23:43:56 (6 comments, 14 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Material Design Lite for the web!

https://medium.com/google-developers/introducing-material-design-lite-3ce67098c031 

We've now live at http://getmdl.io

Introducing Material Design Lite - Material Design components & templates in vanilla CSS, HTML & JavaScript

https://medium.com/google-developers/introducing-material-design-lite-3ce67098c031 

We've now live at http://getmdl.io___Material Design Lite for the web!

https://medium.com/google-developers/introducing-material-design-lite-3ce67098c031 

We've now live at http://getmdl.io

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2015-07-06 22:14:13 (46 comments, 10 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

+The Verge​ has disabled comments on their articles, because trolls were making the comment sections too toxic.

+The Verge​ has disabled comments on their articles, because trolls were making the comment sections too toxic.___

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2015-07-06 18:21:32 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Last year +Pete Lau said the OnePlus One would cost under $500. When it became "available" for purchase it was initially priced at $350. This year he's saying the followup OnePlus Two will cost under $450.

As for not being "about the price" well, it's always been about the price. That's why their first phone was such a success.

We've seen price estimates for the #OnePlus2 upwards of $500. But, we made a promise to our users. "Honestly, it's never been about the price. We simply make the best smartphones we can, and we go from there."___Last year +Pete Lau said the OnePlus One would cost under $500. When it became "available" for purchase it was initially priced at $350. This year he's saying the followup OnePlus Two will cost under $450.

As for not being "about the price" well, it's always been about the price. That's why their first phone was such a success.

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2015-07-06 17:24:09 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Google's RideWith is a carpool or ride sharing service in Israel

Google has started trialing "RideWith" a new service through Waze, the crowd-sourced map apping that Google bought a while back. The pilot began in Tel Aviv, Israel earlier today and aims to allow motorists to carpool a maximum of 2 times per day.

Google owns a small stake of Uber and the Uber app also uses Google maps. It's very likely that Google has accumulated various data points and now plans to use them for the new RideWith service.

Google could eventually use their +Google Self-Driving Car Project in the future to offer ride sharing and transportation services. Step one would be to get people accustomed to sharing rides and using an app to request rides similar to Uber or Lyft, so that Google could collect more data. And then eventually, step two would be to replace the driver... more »

Google's RideWith is a carpool or ride sharing service in Israel

Google has started trialing "RideWith" a new service through Waze, the crowd-sourced map apping that Google bought a while back. The pilot began in Tel Aviv, Israel earlier today and aims to allow motorists to carpool a maximum of 2 times per day.

Google owns a small stake of Uber and the Uber app also uses Google maps. It's very likely that Google has accumulated various data points and now plans to use them for the new RideWith service.

Google could eventually use their +Google Self-Driving Car Project in the future to offer ride sharing and transportation services. Step one would be to get people accustomed to sharing rides and using an app to request rides similar to Uber or Lyft, so that Google could collect more data. And then eventually, step two would be to replace the driver with an autonomous vehicle. ___

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2015-07-06 12:03:44 (15 comments, 14 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

Amazon's 'Prime Day' sale will have 'more deals than Black Friday'

Get ready Amazon Prime members, on July 15th, Amazon is plans on offering "more deals than Black Friday" for their 20 year anniversary. Most of my shopping is done on Amazon, so consider my interests piqued.

Amazon's 'Prime Day' sale will have 'more deals than Black Friday'

Get ready Amazon Prime members, on July 15th, Amazon is plans on offering "more deals than Black Friday" for their 20 year anniversary. Most of my shopping is done on Amazon, so consider my interests piqued.___

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2015-07-06 01:34:46 (22 comments, 23 reshares, 389 +1s)Open 

Women's World Cup final: U.S. defeats Japan, 5-2!

Congrats ladies! What a hell of an Independence Day (weekend) victory for them. USA! USA! USA!

Women's World Cup final: U.S. defeats Japan, 5-2!

Congrats ladies! What a hell of an Independence Day (weekend) victory for them. USA! USA! USA!___

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2015-07-04 17:09:09 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

Google Now gives you free Google Play Music suggestions for the 4th of July.

Google Now gives you free Google Play Music suggestions for the 4th of July.___

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2015-07-04 15:17:47 (27 comments, 35 reshares, 467 +1s)Open 

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!___

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2015-07-04 00:58:11 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 160 +1s)Open 

\o/

\o/___

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2015-07-04 00:08:01 (51 comments, 3 reshares, 332 +1s)Open 

Sisters. Selfie sticks. iPhone. Thankfully, I'm drinking.

Sisters. Selfie sticks. iPhone. Thankfully, I'm drinking.___

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2015-07-03 23:05:26 (51 comments, 6 reshares, 396 +1s)Open 

Found out my sister has a selfie stick. Respect. Lost.

Found out my sister has a selfie stick. Respect. Lost.___

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2015-07-03 15:11:55 (92 comments, 50 reshares, 431 +1s)Open 

According to @evleaks, this is the BlackBerry Venice, which is powered by Android. Very nice looking.

Edit:

Here’s the rumored BlackBerry “Venice” Slider specs:

5.4-inch Quad-HD display
18 MP rear-camera
5 MP front-camera
1.8 GHz Hexa-core (Snapdragon 808) 64-bit
3 GB RAM

According to @evleaks, this is the BlackBerry Venice, which is powered by Android. Very nice looking.

Edit:

Here’s the rumored BlackBerry “Venice” Slider specs:

5.4-inch Quad-HD display
18 MP rear-camera
5 MP front-camera
1.8 GHz Hexa-core (Snapdragon 808) 64-bit
3 GB RAM___

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2015-07-03 12:29:58 (45 comments, 1 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

reddit subs "going dark" in protest

Hell hath no fury like a redditor scorn, apparently. A large amount of the popular subreddits are closed right now. Here's a list of a few of the major ones and their subscriber numbers:

/r/askreddit (8.7 million subscribers)
/r/todayilearned (8.6 million)
/r/pics (8.6 million)
/r/iama (8.3 million)
/r/videos (7.9 million)
/r/gaming (7.8 million)
/r/movies (7.5 million)
/r/technology (5.1 million)
/r/books (4.9 million)

Wow. I'm still reading the various live threads and comments everywhere. This is just insane.

reddit subs "going dark" in protest

Hell hath no fury like a redditor scorn, apparently. A large amount of the popular subreddits are closed right now. Here's a list of a few of the major ones and their subscriber numbers:

/r/askreddit (8.7 million subscribers)
/r/todayilearned (8.6 million)
/r/pics (8.6 million)
/r/iama (8.3 million)
/r/videos (7.9 million)
/r/gaming (7.8 million)
/r/movies (7.5 million)
/r/technology (5.1 million)
/r/books (4.9 million)

Wow. I'm still reading the various live threads and comments everywhere. This is just insane.___

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2015-07-03 02:35:15 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Google Glass consumer edition MIGHT have just passed through the FCC. I haven't worn Glass since last fall, but I always loved the potential of Glass. Exciting times are ahead.

#GlassExplorers #GlassFamily

Google Glass consumer edition MIGHT have just passed through the FCC. I haven't worn Glass since last fall, but I always loved the potential of Glass. Exciting times are ahead.

#GlassExplorers #GlassFamily___

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2015-07-03 01:50:56 (19 comments, 12 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

Chevy is making air conditioning for phones with Snapdragon 810's!

#poke

Chevy is making air conditioning for phones with Snapdragon 810's!

#poke___

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2015-07-03 00:44:51 (38 comments, 30 reshares, 371 +1s)Open 

Hopefully this time next year both my Chromebook and Nexus phone will be rocking USB-C...and hopefully all of my other test phones / review units.

The Universal Type-C Charger.
Because one cord should be enough.
goo.gl/zCdUio___Hopefully this time next year both my Chromebook and Nexus phone will be rocking USB-C...and hopefully all of my other test phones / review units.

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2015-07-03 00:26:32 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Went on a supply run.

Went on a supply run.___

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2015-07-02 19:12:23 (44 comments, 18 reshares, 326 +1s)Open 

July 28th seems like a good day for an Android Wear update. How about you guys?

More details #soon.

July 28th seems like a good day for an Android Wear update. How about you guys?

More details #soon.___

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2015-07-02 15:53:06 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

How much is your smartphone worth? There's an app for that!

My friends over at +Swappa are getting into the Android app business. First up? Swappa Price. If you're looking to sell your phone or tablet or even buy a new one, you'll want to have this app in your arsenal.

As for the app itself, the app is beautifully designed and works as intended. It detected my Nexus 6 and showed me current prices as well as the price trend over time. There's even a pretty little FAB for searching and sharing.

Congrats +Ben Edwards +Lucas Freeman +Brock Hatfield +Tony McAfee +Patrick Hill and others. I can't wait to see your next app!

How much is your smartphone worth? There's an app for that!

My friends over at +Swappa are getting into the Android app business. First up? Swappa Price. If you're looking to sell your phone or tablet or even buy a new one, you'll want to have this app in your arsenal.

As for the app itself, the app is beautifully designed and works as intended. It detected my Nexus 6 and showed me current prices as well as the price trend over time. There's even a pretty little FAB for searching and sharing.

Congrats +Ben Edwards +Lucas Freeman +Brock Hatfield +Tony McAfee +Patrick Hill and others. I can't wait to see your next app!___

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2015-07-02 15:48:15 (40 comments, 2 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

I thought it would be a good idea to enable the +IFTTT recipe to Tweet out which songs my Amazon Echo was playing. The Ross children are at home today and apparently using the Echo to listen to music. I have disabled the recipe.

Thanks +Scott Wilson.

I thought it would be a good idea to enable the +IFTTT recipe to Tweet out which songs my Amazon Echo was playing. The Ross children are at home today and apparently using the Echo to listen to music. I have disabled the recipe.

Thanks +Scott Wilson.___

2015-07-02 12:42:20 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

+Pujie Wear updated, tons of new features!

One of my favorite watch faces for Android Wear was updated this morning. There's an improved UI, advanced mode, and more.

Advanced mode
In Advanced mode you can for instance set the thickness and the radius of the circles, the radius of the tickmarks, the location of the indicators (within limits) and much more.

Change the position of the touch to view calendar area
You can now change the position of the touch area. To avoid problems with the quicksettings, you can now choose where you want the touch area to be (Main settings, Calendar section). 

You can find the full changelog here:
http://goo.gl/C7VPHr

Download the app here:
https://goo.gl/Iao218

+Pujie Wear updated, tons of new features!

One of my favorite watch faces for Android Wear was updated this morning. There's an improved UI, advanced mode, and more.

Advanced mode
In Advanced mode you can for instance set the thickness and the radius of the circles, the radius of the tickmarks, the location of the indicators (within limits) and much more.

Change the position of the touch to view calendar area
You can now change the position of the touch area. To avoid problems with the quicksettings, you can now choose where you want the touch area to be (Main settings, Calendar section). 

You can find the full changelog here:
http://goo.gl/C7VPHr

Download the app here:
https://goo.gl/Iao218___

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2015-07-02 12:14:33 (26 comments, 33 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

+Plex hacked, change your password ASAP!

Another day, another security breach... Plex has been compromised. Passwords were stolen, though they were hashed and salted, and should be safe. That said, it's still best practice to change your password, just in case. The affected users might be limited to those that have a Plex Forums account, if you've never created a Forums account, you might be safe, but hey, in the name of security, you might as well change your password anyways.

+Plex hacked, change your password ASAP!

Another day, another security breach... Plex has been compromised. Passwords were stolen, though they were hashed and salted, and should be safe. That said, it's still best practice to change your password, just in case. The affected users might be limited to those that have a Plex Forums account, if you've never created a Forums account, you might be safe, but hey, in the name of security, you might as well change your password anyways.___

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2015-07-01 20:41:23 (53 comments, 3 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

That's not bad. I wish Play Music for Android Wear had more features than just play control and volume control. Good job Apple.

Omg Apple Music!
Yeah this is the 2nd time I'm posting about Apple music today. I can view everything on my Apple Watch without much limitations. Browse by artist, playlists, albums, even voice command a specific song. Amazing job Apple. ___That's not bad. I wish Play Music for Android Wear had more features than just play control and volume control. Good job Apple.

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2015-07-01 19:42:51 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

YouTube finally has some serious competition and it's Facebook

Facebook is offering video creators like the NBA, Fox Sports and Funny or Die a revenue split from ads sold alongside their videos beginning this fall. It's the first time Facebook has done any kind of revenue share around video, and the pitch to content creators is pretty transparent: Share your content with us and we'll share some of the money we make back with you.

In the past, such as when Google implemented a much better comment system on YouTube, many +YouTube rs were upset and threatened to leave the platform. They didn't, because there wasn't a viable alternative. That may change later this year.

#YouTube   #Facebook   #Popcorn  

YouTube finally has some serious competition and it's Facebook

Facebook is offering video creators like the NBA, Fox Sports and Funny or Die a revenue split from ads sold alongside their videos beginning this fall. It's the first time Facebook has done any kind of revenue share around video, and the pitch to content creators is pretty transparent: Share your content with us and we'll share some of the money we make back with you.

In the past, such as when Google implemented a much better comment system on YouTube, many +YouTube rs were upset and threatened to leave the platform. They didn't, because there wasn't a viable alternative. That may change later this year.

#YouTube   #Facebook   #Popcorn  ___

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2015-07-01 17:10:08 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Meizu MX5 unveiled with MediaTek’s Helio X10 Turbo chipset

I honestly wonder if there will come a time when a company can put out an amazing smartphone without tech guys like myself looking at the processor and having the first reaction be: ಠ_ಠ

Could the Meizu MX5 be the Android phone that curbs that initial knee-jerk reaction?

Meizu MX5 unveiled with MediaTek’s Helio X10 Turbo chipset

I honestly wonder if there will come a time when a company can put out an amazing smartphone without tech guys like myself looking at the processor and having the first reaction be: ಠ_ಠ

Could the Meizu MX5 be the Android phone that curbs that initial knee-jerk reaction?___

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2015-07-01 16:47:26 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

+Huawei Device​ teased the Huawei Honor Band Zero today. I'm guessing it won't run Android Wear and will most likely be a fitness tracker, as the branding has "Band" in the name, just like their current Talk Band wearable. This device is minimalistic and does look quite nice though. Who knows? Maybe it will run their Lite OS? I'm sure we'll get confirmation soon enough. Have fun speculating.

#wearables #wearabletech

+Huawei Device​ teased the Huawei Honor Band Zero today. I'm guessing it won't run Android Wear and will most likely be a fitness tracker, as the branding has "Band" in the name, just like their current Talk Band wearable. This device is minimalistic and does look quite nice though. Who knows? Maybe it will run their Lite OS? I'm sure we'll get confirmation soon enough. Have fun speculating.

#wearables #wearabletech___

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2015-07-01 16:14:32 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

For #WatchFaceWednesday I'm sporting the Geox watch face. I wanted a minimal watch face with just the right coloring. My only complaint, I wish the step counter used Google Fit. Since it doesn't, I disabled it via the watch face settings.

You can try it here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.geox.watchface

For #WatchFaceWednesday I'm sporting the Geox watch face. I wanted a minimal watch face with just the right coloring. My only complaint, I wish the step counter used Google Fit. Since it doesn't, I disabled it via the watch face settings.

You can try it here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.geox.watchface___

2015-07-01 15:34:08 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Moto X 1st Gen Android 5.1 Lollipop rollout begins today for the countries listed below. Congrats, though, I find this a little funny. The very first phone to be updated to Android KitKat is one of the very last phones to receive Lollipop.

I mentioned yesterday that we were looking at a potential issue on Moto X (1st Gen) and I would give an update shortly. Well..... here is your update:

I am pleased to announce that we have started full deployment for the Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade for Moto X (1st Gen) for retail models in the following countries:
 - Australia
 - Hong Kong
 - India
 - Kuwait
 - Malaysia
 - Oman
 - Qatar
 - Saudi Arabia
 - Singapore
 - United Arab Emirates
 - Belgium
 - Italy
 - Netherlands
 - Spain___Moto X 1st Gen Android 5.1 Lollipop rollout begins today for the countries listed below. Congrats, though, I find this a little funny. The very first phone to be updated to Android KitKat is one of the very last phones to receive Lollipop.

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2015-07-01 15:08:53 (25 comments, 43 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

+Google Play Movies Exclusive - All Creatures Big and Small is FREE in HD today.

All the animals went 2x2, but what about the leftover few? Excited to premiere the new film, “All Creatures Big and Small." https://goo.gl/Fa5Gug___+Google Play Movies Exclusive - All Creatures Big and Small is FREE in HD today.

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2015-07-01 14:11:00 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

"Live" radio.

"Live" radio.___

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2015-07-01 13:13:22 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Wearable technologies, in this case, smartwatches with Android Wear, were meant for short interactions and quick glances. If that short interaction now includes having to swipe away an advertisement which prolongs the interaction or makes that interaction tedious, the user experience takes a drastic hit. This AdToWear advertising network is just a bad time waiting to happen and doesn't help move the platform in the right direction.

Wearable technologies, in this case, smartwatches with Android Wear, were meant for short interactions and quick glances. If that short interaction now includes having to swipe away an advertisement which prolongs the interaction or makes that interaction tedious, the user experience takes a drastic hit. This AdToWear advertising network is just a bad time waiting to happen and doesn't help move the platform in the right direction.___

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2015-07-01 12:29:19 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Coming to San Diego Comic Con: here are Lifeguard and Shark Diver Android Mini Collectibles! I must have them.

It’s not summer without a trip to the beach..  and to San Diego for Comic Con! Summer edition #Android mini set debuts at Dumbrella booth #1335. There will be some available online in mid-July. 

"Lifeguard" and "Shark Diver" for those keeping track of names :) In double window box, the same height and depth as a special edition box, but double the width. Shouldn't mess with people who display in-box too much!___Coming to San Diego Comic Con: here are Lifeguard and Shark Diver Android Mini Collectibles! I must have them.

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2015-07-01 12:08:25 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

I Am Chris Farley Documentary Trailer

Chris was a great comedian. I'm looking forward to this.

I Am Chris Farley Documentary Trailer

Chris was a great comedian. I'm looking forward to this.___

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2015-07-01 01:01:15 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is now available for download!

Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is now available for download!___

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2015-07-01 00:50:41 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

Awesome. Congratulations +Koushik Dutta​!

cc +xda-developers​ :p

Then this happened... I got a Top Developer badge on Google Play! Still waiting on my XDA Recognized Developer title though.___Awesome. Congratulations +Koushik Dutta​!

cc +xda-developers​ :p

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2015-07-01 00:05:07 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

You can stay up to date with the Woman's World Cup just by asking Google.

You can stay up to date with the Woman's World Cup just by asking Google.___

2015-06-30 23:00:06 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Soon, Moto X 2013 users. Soon, you'll have Android 5.1.

Here is an update on the Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrades for Moto X (1st Gen)
 - We are ready to enter Verizon labs next week to start their approval process
 - We entered AT&T labs last week, waiting for their approval
 - We are still in soak testing in India, we are investigating a potential issue and want to make sure we understand it fully before moving forward. Should have more details in a couple days.___Soon, Moto X 2013 users. Soon, you'll have Android 5.1.

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2015-06-30 20:23:54 (57 comments, 0 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

Congratulations California!

#vaccinepushing

#CaliforniaPushing

And then Governor Brown signed the bill eliminating the "personal belief" exemption from schoolchildren vaccination, and I was imagining the supporters of the bill today being all like...___Congratulations California!

#vaccinepushing

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2015-06-30 19:04:51 (11 comments, 30 reshares, 208 +1s)Open 

I wonder which Samsung has more of? Google Play accounts or product lines / models?

Samsung and their +Google Play accounts are ridiculous. How many do they need? I imagine they're all like...

1. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung+Electronics+Digital+Appliances+Business
2. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung+Electronics+Games
3. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung%20Electronics%20Co.%20Ltd
4. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung+Electronics+Co.,+Ltd.%E3%80%80 (copy paste this url to get it to work, G+ autolinking didn't work)
5. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung+Electronics+Co.,+Ltd.+MSC (copy paste this url to get it to work, G+ autolinking didn't work)
6. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung+Electronics+DigitalImaging
7. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung+KNOX
8. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung_Mobile
9. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung+Media+Solution+Center
10. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung%20Electronics%20Co.%2C%20Ltd.%20Android%20R%26D
11. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung+Electronics,+INC.&
12. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Samsung+Electronics+UK


#pixelpushing  ___I wonder which Samsung has more of? Google Play accounts or product lines / models?

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2015-06-30 17:45:00 (28 comments, 11 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

How are you planning on spending your leap second?

How are you planning on spending your leap second?___

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2015-06-30 17:07:42 (43 comments, 5 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Dear +Sprint, what are you smoking?

To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Streaming video speeds will be limited to 600Kbps at all times, which may impact quality.

Net Neutrality much?

Dear +Sprint, what are you smoking?

To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Streaming video speeds will be limited to 600Kbps at all times, which may impact quality.

Net Neutrality much?___

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2015-06-30 15:37:32 (91 comments, 29 reshares, 236 +1s)Open 

Well, I WAS going to try Apple Music today. Seeing as Apple didn't get the memo about web based players, and is forcing you to use iTunes, I will not be trying Apple Music after all. Seriously. What freaking year is it?

I guess I should not be surprised by this. Apple is always years behind and late to the party when it comes to new to them services.

Those of you willing to install software on your computer that you don't need or happen to own an Apple device, let me know what you think. I am generally curious. So far Re/Code and The Verge have said it's a confusing service.

Well, I WAS going to try Apple Music today. Seeing as Apple didn't get the memo about web based players, and is forcing you to use iTunes, I will not be trying Apple Music after all. Seriously. What freaking year is it?

I guess I should not be surprised by this. Apple is always years behind and late to the party when it comes to new to them services.

Those of you willing to install software on your computer that you don't need or happen to own an Apple device, let me know what you think. I am generally curious. So far Re/Code and The Verge have said it's a confusing service.___

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2015-06-30 13:12:46 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Happy Social Media Day 2015!

While every day could essentially be considered Social Media Day, use this holiday to reflect on the opportunities and experiences social media and the digital revolution have given us.

Let's be social. Follow me across the Interwebs:

Google+: google.com/+derekross 
Twitter: twitter.com/derekmross 
Facebook: facebook.com/derekross
Pinterest:  pinterest.com/derekross 
Instagram: instagram.com/derekmross 
Periscope:@derekmross
about.me: about.me/derekross
YouTube:  youtube.com/derekmross 
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/derekross 
Phandroid: phandroid.com/author/derekross 

#SMday   #DoIt  

Happy Social Media Day 2015!

While every day could essentially be considered Social Media Day, use this holiday to reflect on the opportunities and experiences social media and the digital revolution have given us.

Let's be social. Follow me across the Interwebs:

Google+: google.com/+derekross 
Twitter: twitter.com/derekmross 
Facebook: facebook.com/derekross
Pinterest:  pinterest.com/derekross 
Instagram: instagram.com/derekmross 
Periscope:@derekmross
about.me: about.me/derekross
YouTube:  youtube.com/derekmross 
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/derekross 
Phandroid: phandroid.com/author/derekross 

#SMday   #DoIt  ___

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