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Google is now redefining the English language entrapping people who are gullible enough to take their promises of 'free' and 'unlimited' at face value.
The new Google Photos service saw its launch last month at Google I/O 2015, and its announcement came with much fanfare thanks to its "unlimited" storage option—which lets you store as many photos ...
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The moon belongs to everyone......the best things in life are free.
Since Google is not one of the best things in life, I think there is a clear and concise understanding here.  
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Anyone else find the idea of running electronic devices under the tap (faucet) frightening?

And yes, I do currently have a 'sticky' Digital Crown.

#applewatch  
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Yet another academic study suggests that Google is manipulating results (shock horror!). And it would seem that given the choice, users just don't want to see your damn Google+ business pages. Sorry.
A new study could strengthen a European antitrust case against Google.
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The EU's anti-trust case against Google will achieve nothing because it is so limited in scope, and ignores the 'damaging effects of vertical integration'.

Without this [investigation into vertical integration], Google’s monopoly, self-reinforcing through the flow of data that only it can access and exploit, remains untouchable, and the world is doomed to cooperate.
The competition chief gave the company 10 weeks to respond to accusations of it favouring its own services in Google Shopping – so what is happening?
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Google gets busted trying to spy on those people deliberately trying to circumvent their spying technology by using Chromium. Future Chromium builds will still download the voice-activated spy service Hotword Shared Module but it will not be enabled by default. Allegedly.

Notice that Google never apologises for this "accident" in their statement.
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Mechanics (Greek μηχανική) is an area of science concerned with the behavior of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanics
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You're welcome +David Cant. I thought you would appreciate it!
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Looks like Google might be about to crush another competitor in their efforts to be everything.

And did you know they actually hold a patent for an ad-powered taxi service already?
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Google hits back at academic study that suggests they are manipulating search results in their favour, claiming that Yelp (who funded the study) has ' been making these arguments to regulators, and demanding higher placement in search results, for the past five years '

So it can't possibly be true then.
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
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Hey peeps - remember Google's version of 'free' isn't free at all. Public WiFi yes. Funded by Google? Hell no.

Remember to check your respective app stores for a VPN solution if you feel you must use this service
Google’s urban innovation startup Sidewalk Labs has made its first big investment – turning NYC’s disused phone booths into 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots
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If Google can assimilate you +Bob Jewels, it saves load of hassle pixel tracking etc.
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If you're happy to take the 38mm model in grim green, UK buyers can have an Apple Watch Sport for just £314.10 using the discount code JUNE10 on Rakuten.co.uk for the next 48 hours.

The same code works on all the available Watch models and colours, but they are more expensive (as you would expect).
Buy 12 month Apple warranty Apple Watch Sport MJ2U2 38mm Silver with Green Sport: mj2u2 from SpencerMann | Rakuten.co.uk Shopping
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Google is deliberately misapplying "right to be forgotten" rules in the hope that the EU will drop the legislation. By unlinking legitimate stories related to criminal convictions, the big G hopes that politicians will decide that the rules are stupid. They are also deliberately avoiding the arbitration channels provided that would help decide what does and does not constitute a legitimate request for removal. 

Google is in the business of “perpetual global humiliation”, and it isn’t going to allow a mere court ruling to stop it.
'Perpetual global humiliation' is our biz. Don’t get in our way
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Yup +Stephen Glasskeys. And in a social media-driven society, gossip and innuendo guarantees a load more clicks and ad impressions than the truth.
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So.....

Moving from iPhoto to Photos. Is it worth it?

Convince me.
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+Ben Lloyd Patients my good friend. In all seriousness the Photos app does a good job for me so waiting a few more months for additional features is no big deal.
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I am a happily married father to many, and technology freelance copywriter trading under the name of Tech Write. I have 16 years technical experience behind me having worked in support, development, training and management across both public and private sectors.

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