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Much propeller
Very +Google
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Exciting times are ahead! I’m joining +Google on Monday with my fellow colleagues +Jorim Jaggi and +Selim Cinek from +Bitspin  after a great and successful time at our own startup.
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Announcing Timely Alarm Clock

Team Tasks is now Bitspin! Download Timely, our new app, on Google Play:

Timely is the beautiful Alarm Clock for Android, featuring a stunning user experience and revolutionary cloud integration to backup and synchronize your alarms with multiple devices.

Setting an alarm has never been easier: Just swipe from the edge of the screen and set the desired time by dragging a bar. Tap to make adjustments of 5 minutes.

Beautiful wake-up experience: Hand-crafted, high quality sounds and an our innovative Smart Rise feature transform waking up in the morning into pure delight.

Your taste, your style: Choose from our gorgeous color themes to match your very own style. Or use our design-tool to create an all-new look. Select one of our hand-crafted designer clocks to fit your taste.

Never get up late again: Use challenges with your alarms to make sure you are really awake when dismissing an alarm. Think pressing buttons is not fancy enough? Turn your phone to snooze it. Additionally, Timely recognizes when you lift your phone and reduces the alarm intensity by lowering the volume.

Connecting your devices: Manage, dismiss and snooze alarms on all your devices at once. Cloud synchronization enables a seamless experience across phones and tablets. As a plus, everything gets backed up.

Ready, Set, Go: Use our stopwatch to measure time with style. And setting a countdown is as easy as winding up a kitchen timer.

Designed for tablets: No matter what kind of device you own, Timely just looks perfect.

More: Widget, Google Now integration, recurring alarms, awesome animations, adaptive snoozing, fade-in, DashClock extension, volume buttons to snooze.

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Yay, a new update :) Enjoy!
Epic Ice Cubes

We’ve just updated Tasks with some awesome iciness!
One of the core ideas of this update is to have greater integration with the Android Ecosystem. We now support third-party widgets both on your home screen (Android Agenda Widget, Pure Calendar Widget, etc...) and on your lock screen (Dash Clock). And creating a task from Google Now turns out to be as simple as starting a sentence with the words Note to self.

We take the integration further by supporting related emails for tasks added by Gmail and the ability to snooze reminders.

Another aspect of improvements was general usability, where we introduce alphabetical sort mode, an indicator for overdue tasks, an improved calendar picker and more.

For a list of new features and improvements, check out the complete change list below.

Task 1.5 Ice Cubes

• In-app donations (reason for permission change)
• Google Now integration (speak “note to self: …” in Google Now)
• Support for related emails for tasks added by Gmail
• Ability to snooze reminders
• Alphabetical sort mode
• Implemented support for 3rd party widgets like Pure Calendar Widget, Agenda Widget, DashClock and others
• Improved Calendar Picker: Added shortcuts for today, tomorrow, next week and current day is highlighted
• Indicator for overdue tasks
• Option to specify the first day of week
• Ability to move multiple tasks at once and subtasks are moved with its parents
• Tasks can now individually be shared by email
• Due date in list shows weekday and reminder time
• Sorting by due date now also considers reminder times
• Performance optimizations
• Minor improvements
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Leaving Philly. Finally on my way home :-)
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Rocking Penn :D
We won 2nd price and the price for the most technically challenging hack at PennApps2013s!

Watch the replay of our presentation here (around 1:47:00):

+Selim Cinek +Christian Reiter +Adrian Roos
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“Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.

"Say yes to everything. I have a lot of trouble saying no, to an pathological degree — whether to projects or to interviews or to friends. As a result, I attempt a lot and even if most of it fails, I’ve still done something.

"Assume nobody else has any idea what they’re doing either. A lot of people refuse to try something because they feel they don’t know enough about it or they assume other people must have already tried everything they could have thought of. Well, few people really have any idea how to do things right and even fewer are to try new things, so usually if you give your best shot at something you’ll do pretty well.”

— Aaron Swartz, 1986-2013

(Thanks +Clement Ng)
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I'll preface this item from Jonathan McIntosh with a few words re my own YouTube account status.  As you may know, the YouTube account (dating back to 2007) associated with my blog and traditionally used for most of my video postings was suspended recently in a copyright dispute somewhat analogous to the case discussed below.  Since folks keep sending me notes informing me of this, I'll note again here that I do know about it, the relevant parties and I are working on the issues, and that I fully expect the account to be restored relatively shortly.  Since I've discussed the between a rock and hard place dilemma created by the DMCA in considerable detail previously, I won't go into more details here and now, except to say that the status quo in this area -- from pretty much everyone's standpoint -- is increasingly untenable.  
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