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Brian Cassell
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Can anyone tell me how to connect the PS4 Pro to my phone? I've got the PlayStation App up-to-date, and am on a Galaxy S7. Not exactly an uncommon setup here ...

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WOW, just had the new Google Hangouts (Chrome extension) forced upon me. This is terrible. What happened to the beautiful & sleek app we had before?

When I pop out the conversations now there's a huge ugly windows-style border around each. And there's no way to see the Contact/Buddy list without that stupid dude holding the pencil.

#Hangouts #Google #Google_Hangouts


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Ugh, I did not realize that Google took away conversation merging in Hangouts. I only use Hangouts with Google Voice, not Fi or Carrier SMS, so I don't see the problem. Lamo.

https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/6005073?hl=en


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Did Android get rid of forwarding all calls from a specific contact to Voicemail?
I just got a call from my Spam contact on my new Galaxy S7, and I don't see a way to block or forward to voicemail.

Xperia Z3v bit the dust.
https://www.facebook.com/bcassell/posts/10104222335597420


Just (finally) updated my Sony Xperia Z3v from Android 4.4.4 to 5.1.1.
Why is it that Google keeps removing features from the Contact manager. It's damn annoying that I have to use a 3rd party contact app to maintain my flow. That and they seem to have broken contact merging. Now my wife has the same phone number listed 3 or 4 times. This is just dumb.

And I now can't access wifi/bluetooth/brightness with a single swipe down, requires two now. What was wrong with the previous notification bar ?

Changing the volume is all weird now. There doesn't seem to be an option to tie notification with ringer volume, and when I'm in a music app the ringer volume changes instead of the media volume.

All so I could get HD voice and simultaneous voice & data.

Le sigh.
Day 1.

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I've started using JustWatch to search all my paid streaming services, and it's great!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.justwatch.justwatch

In the past I've used my Roku 3 search, but that often has incomplete/missing results for some channels. This of course also works when you're anywhere, and not just on the home WiFi.

note: this is most useful for people that pay for cable premium services ...

Ugh, I bought some things at Lowe's that I needed delivered, and they convinced me that it was easier to purchase the items at the store and have them setup the delivery, instead of using their website.

What a complete mistake. They fouled that all up, took an extra 15min at the front register & two employees to complete payment, after already spending 10min at a back computer setting up delivery. Come delivery day (today) I only got 1 of the 3 items.

I'm on the phone with them now, and they can't find the order!!
FAIL  #Lowes

I went against my instincts. Always make purchases online when you have the option, remove the human (failure) element.

EDIT: keep in mind that the people at the store were great, but their computer system looked like it was from the 1970s. It's very convenient to have a hardware store <10 min from home :)

So, since Payal can't access my Google Music from her account/device, I wanted to simply upload music she likes to her own library (imagine that), but Google is requiring I log out of Chrome (in addition to Google) and log back in with her account. This feels like overkill. Is there another way to manage multiple accounts from one computer? The website doesn't seem to let me upload from a non-Chrome browser.
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