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You can now find us at: https://www.google.com/+BerkeleyLUG
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Looking for an awesome Android IRC client: Check out: TapChat. It is like irssi for mobile.
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#boycottapple peeps in the Bay Area. Come by our meeting in Berkeley this Sunday 12-3 at Bobby G's pizzeria. You can bemoan Apple's existence among friends. 
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For those disappointed in the drop in local search functionality on the Galaxy Nexus to work around Apples patents: Don't forget that on a real OS like Android, 3rd party apps can bring this back in just a few taps in the play store.

Let's watch Apple try to sue 100s of individual app developers. #boycottapple
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The app doesn't even require Google... Any developer can write and app to search my local music, contacts, videos etc...
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While perusing the latest meme's - don't forget to sign the EFF petition for patent reform - #boycottapple
 
Apple's business strategy in a nutshell. #boycottapple
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#boycottapple  EFF - Petition For Patent Reform - Sign it! https://defendinnovation.org/
 
#BoycottApple  

Sums up everything there is!
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Also, Final Fantasy 3 on Android... Awesome!
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Ugh... Apple can't possibly get more sleezy.  #boycottapple
 
A copy of Apple's takedown notice, which is being sent to retailers who stock the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the Galaxy Nexus. Have a look at the document, and see what a deal with the devil looks like.
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One of the most depressing articles I have ever written. But the fight goes on! #boycottapple  - Please reshare.

If you are in the bay area, come by our Android friendly meeting this Sunday   - http://www.berkeleylug.com/?page_id=67 - lots of Android talk, developer demos etc...
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So, Google has a work-around for the Galaxy Nexus ban that will remove local search results from the search bar. While it is totally insane that they have to do this (Apple's unified search patent is clearly invalid as it is predated by things like Google Desktop), the good news is that this is functionality that can be re-enabled (if you actually use it) in about 5 seconds through a third party app. Unlike the idiot OS, aka "i"OS, Android OS actually uses real fileystems that are organized in a straightforward way and are totally and trivially indexable. Android has intents for displaying contacts, music collections etc....

I can't wait for Apple to start suing every 3rd party search app developer. That will be fun to watch.... #boycottapple
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EFF Petition For Patent Reform - Sign it! https://defendinnovation.org/ - #boycottapple
 
#boycottapple  you can't go on patenting things forever
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EFF Petition For Patent Reform - Sign it! https://defendinnovation.org/
 
I really dont know what they are thinking..
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BerkeleyLUG is a new type of linux users group. We focus on all the Linux goodness, without all the Linux dogma.   

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* Provide a Fun and Active Community in Berkeley for Desktop Linux and Android Users and Developers. 
* Improve the Open-Source Ecosystem through Local Projects and Development Efforts. 
* Increase Awareness of Linux, Android and Open Source Software Efforts in the East Bay Area.