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Andrea Riva
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Google Photos

1) If you try to delete a photo from the app, it warns you when (and only when) the photo has been shared on Google. If you try to delete a photo from the webapp, OTOH, a generic warning is shown, telling you that the photo will be deleted from synced devices and places on Google where it has been shared. But since the warning is displayed ALWAYS, it doesn't really help in understanding whether it's really shared or not

2) from within a photo, there is no (obvious?) way to check whether it is shared, and how it is shared. It looks to me that the only effective way at the moment is trying to delete the photo from the app (see above). Shared albums show a generic "Shared" icon, but nothing more detailed.

Is it really working this way, or is there some hidden info about shares which I'm missing?

I know that there is the Shared Links sections, but G+ shares are not listed there, and often it's more convenient opening a photo and checking its shares, rather than checking the whole list of all Shared Links
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I don't think you'll be able to, sharing from photos to plus appears to be a special case, where plus directly links to photos. Maybe things will change, but not in the near future, I guess.
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If you have to do it, do it quick and painless!

"Google's Navigation Bar Removes Google+ Integration" http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2015/06/googles-navigation-bar-removes-google.html 
When you are logged in, Google's navigation bar shows your name next to the app launcher. Until now, Google added a "+" next to the name and linked to Google+. Starting today, Google no longer links to Google+ and the "+" pre...
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Le déjeuner sur l'herbe

A very uncommon view in the Venetian area, where sheep farming has almost completely disappeared.
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Very good my dear Andy....
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Who's to blame here?

This is my LG G3 Mini: it's a mid-range phone with 1GB RAM, and it's in this critical lack of RAM since Kit Kat.

Is it Android? Is it LG's implementation? Is it my phone which needs a reset? Do I have to turn geek mode on and start tweaking kernel's configuration? Do I have to go CyanogenMod? 

Pair this with the fact that apps like Feedly, Chrome or G+ require more than 100MB to run in foreground, and this explains why, on my 1GB RAM phone, of which usually 250 MBs are free to use, almost every time I start an app the current one is killed, launcher included!!! 

I mean:

- I start Feedly  and I find an interesting link,
- I open it in Chrome,
- when I exit Chrome, Feedly is RESTARTED (9 out of 10 times),
- and when I exit Feedly, the lancher is RESTARTED (9 out of 10 times)!

There is something  broken here, which is starting to make me sick with Android, both the OS and the ecosystem around it. Not because I cannot afford a better phone with better specs (I can), but because the phone I have should be enough for my needs according to Google itself, yet it obviously isn't. And I don't know who to blame, since the OS and ecosystem are such that the culprit could be Google, or LG, or some app's author, or even me :-/

I'm also sick because my phone wasn't so laggy at the beginning, less than a year ago, so maybe it just needs a reset, but if that is the case then the evidence is that we are dealing with an OS which isn't any better than Windows in this respect. True, it will be much easier to setup it from the cloud after the reset, but only if you don't care losing your apps' local data... Otherwise, only user friendly (???) methods like rooting or adb backup/release will allow a full recovery...

Net result: at this stage, these are nerd rants for nerds, but it looks to me that Android is going down a slope we have already seen in the past. Openness is great, until the evil creeps in, and the need for a benevolent dictator emerges...

Or, of course, just stuff another 2GB into your phone and skip to the next post!
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If I restart my note 3, I have 1.7-1.9 gb of RAM in use.. so yes, there's something wrong and yes, I don't know how could work as expected a Samsung with less than 3GB of RAM 
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TwoDots is my solitaire of choice. Quite easy, but with nice mechanics, and sometimes the irritating level which keeps you stuck for two or three days, just to make more enjoyable passing it 😊

A very good alternative to Candy Crush, give it a try if you like those kinds of puzzles.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weplaydots.twodotsandroid&hl=en
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+Andrea Riva You can ask for help on Facebook.... O:-) O:-) 
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Just discovered this one... I don't have time to check whether it's the only one of its kind, whether it's good, whether there are better alternatives, but it looks like a valuable companion to virustotal.com

It made a good job showing the actions set off by a suspect .doc attachment, which was recognized as a virus by only 2 out of 50+ antivirus programs on VirusTotal
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You don't want to read this book, but you have to!
View the stunning photographic depiction of ecological and social tragedies worldwide, that result from over consumption and rising population size and growth.
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Inbox tip

Oh well, this is obvious once you think about it, but good to know if you have not yet thought about it...

Want to know which reminders have expired in Inbox but have not been marked as Done (and have not been resnoozed). 

These are the reminders which you could have forgotten about, along the way... :)

Just search for:

is:reminder !is:done !is:snoozed
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I agree, there is innovation, but often the success of a solution implies its stagnation on the long period. Out of search, Google is basically iterating on the mail, calendar, docs trio, but I don't see really new things coming out of the hat... The reason to follow Google is probably Kurzweil at the moment, he could do some magic in the NLP field and we could see some really new things. But Android, social, office apps, ChromeOS, although nice, aren't bringing anything really new.

Kurzweil automatically sorting mail into the correct bundles, and creating, merging and separating those bundles when needed, that would be a welcome new feature, if you see what I mean :-)
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Beware the perytons!
Beginning in the late '90s, once or twice a year, astronomers operating the telescope at the Parkes observatory in New South Wales, Australia would pick up mysterious radio signals. These signals...
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The real state of social networks :-)

Credit: http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-05-10
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