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Bob Heathcote
Works at Track Photographer Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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HELLO... Hello... hello....
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I have not been on G+ for a long time but I have a complaint and I think this is the right place: As some may know, I pretty much have given up on Android. I just don't have time for all the BS, even though I love how it can have multiple users and the ability to act as USB storage so I can add/delete any file from the OS. 

But yesterday I had to update and refresh a bunch of Nexus 7 tablets for a non-profit I volunteer for an it was a complete nightmare.

I've done this before for iOS devices and it is simple: You ask for the latest update, you get it, you install it, you wipe the device and you are done.

But on the Nexus 7 there were several iterations of v5 and I had to painfully do one at a time. I started by wiping the devices so the updates would go as fast as possible. I think I had to do a download an dupdate three times to get the devices to 5.1.1.  Then after it got to 5.1.1 there were more system updates available even though the rev did not change from 5.1..1(!). Each time I had to download, apply and then wait while it updated all the apps, all the default apps because remember I had wiped the devices. Finally when I reached the point where it said my system was up to date, I erased the device one more time so the end users will get a fresh start and welcome prompts, and, guess what? Every single native app including the play store needed an update, another hour of updates. That is just ridiculous. Truly ridiculous.

I still have a N7 and N10, in the house, plus my wife and two kids on N5. But they are going bye bye when the time comes.
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Ah, there you are! You popped into my mind so I did a quick query.

I have a simple answer to your Android woes, but you may not like it.

Root, custom TWRP recovery, full device backups, Titanium Backup for quick app restoring, flash away with whatever ROMs you'd like (even the stock ROMs), etc., etc.. It's sooooooo easy and makes Android life a breeze. Plus, you seem to have Nexus devices, making it as easy as can be.

I can send you the software tools to aid you in the process. There are lots of easy-to-follow YouTube tutorials to accomplish all of this.

I'm rocking Lollipop flavored ROMs and totally digging the Android experience more and more. Perhaps Marshmallow+ is in my future...
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A new Canon 7D MARK II firmware update could be released next week to fix the autofocus issue.

http://www.product-reviews.net/2015/04/24/canon-7d-mark-ii-update-to-fix-autofocus-issue/
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I had the camera for a short time and returned it primarily because the video autofocus is still not as good as the Panasonic GH2 for tracking fast moving subjects like racecars. It is getting better but not there yet. That said I didn't care for the sensor IQ either.
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Good Grief: "It’s worth noting that Photos for OS X obfuscates the file system even more than iPhoto or Aperture do — once you import photos from your camera, it seems to be impossible to locate the original file in the Finder, even if you have Photos set to store the original, full-size images on your computer rather than only keep them in iCloud. Those who want to maintain absolute control over their images will probably want to save original files in Finder and then import the best shots into Photos for further work and sharing" #yosemite   #mac   #photos  
One of the biggest problems right now is what to do with all our photos. Taking them is easier than ever. So is sharing them. But storing and organizing them all in different places still manages...
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I loved the last version too. Was hoping for bigger and better and now everything is trashed! Even something as simple as importing doesn't 'just work' any more.
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Check out a behind the scenes look at the ‪#‎AmericasGP‬ filmed exclusively on +GoPro cameras.
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Does this photo actually show the #HJC   helmet coming apart on #jorgelorenzo  ?
Double MotoGP™ World Champion Jorge Lorenzo explains why he faded towards the end of the race in Qatar, eventually finishing in 4th.
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This was so bad ass. Way better than any Carl Edwards ever did. With helmet, leathers and boots! Onboard cam with crowd erupting was epic. Too bad this version is low-fi, it is hard to see the crowd

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21 things that you can buy for the price of the Apple watch edition.
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Confirming you should have bought a PC instead
NAB 2015 sees JMR raise the curtain on the new Lightning products, the latest generation of the company’s Thunderbolt 2 storage and expansion options. Consisting of ten models, the Lightning line recognizes the role of Mac computers in the current post-production climate, making hardware expansion possible by converting Thunderbolt to PCIe. This makes the products a natural choice for users who want to add PCIe peripherals, but use Thunderbolt-on...
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Taking a gentle plunge into the Mac world. First thing i want to know even before I start using it is how to do the disaster recovery. First step, learn how to reload the OS. You can wait for a 5GB download or you can do this and install in 5 minutes 
The following step by step tutorial will help you create a OS X Yosemite USB flash drive that is bootable for a clean install on supported Macs.
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Old post but I am getting easy to make a new boot thumb drive for El Capitan
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