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While it makes sense for auto-enhance to be opt-in instead of opt-out, I hope the Google Photos team will eventually give users the options to turn auto-enhance on for all uploaded photos, or at least auto-enhance photos in bulk (such as by album). Auto-enhance creates better looking photos probably 8 times out of 10, and it's a real pain to have to manually "auto" enhance photos one by one in the new Google Photos - especially when you're dealing with hundreds of photos!
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Agree 100%. Together with missing chromecast support and the lacking free sorting feature in albums this is an an annoying drawback. Up to now the new app looks like a step back for me
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"The Punk Singer" is a really good documentary about Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and the Julie Ruin, and co-founder of the Riot Grrrl movement. With appearances by Joan Jett (The Runaways), Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Adam Horovitz (The Beastie Boys), and more. #musicmonday

See the trailer on YouTube and rent it for $3.99: Punk Singer
Or watch it for free (minus your subscription) on Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70273232

Fun fact, which I didn't know because I was 8 years old at the time: Kathleen Hanna is responsible for the title of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
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I was much older but I still didn't know where the title came from. :)

And on my watch list on Netflix now!
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That might be their goal, but the device they showed at Google I/O this year was impressive mainly just for turning on. 
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Celebrate Independence Day today by pledging your support for Mayday PAC and their mission to reduce the influence of money in politics. Over 30,000 people have already pledged, and it takes just 2 minutes to do your part at http://www.mayday.us to help take our democracy back. If they reach their goal, it will mean an additional $10 million to elect politicians - regardless of party* - who are committed to electoral reform. If they don't reach their goal, you get to keep your money! There's no risk involved, so please help this worthy cause by pledging and sharing so that Mayday PAC can reach their goal by midnight tonight. 

* If you want, you can even tell them that your money should only be used to support one party or the other, so you have no excuse not to pledge! 
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Simple advice that too many people haven't heard. Everyone forgets a name from time to time, and it's more respectful to just admit it and move on. When you're trying to remember someone's name and hide that you forgot, you're not listening and they can tell.
 
So call me "Maybe" Quick quiz: Have you ever been in a situation where you were with someone who had obviously forgotten your name, but they were too embarrassed to ask you? So they called you "buddy" or "you" or "chief" or...
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If you're on Twitter, you might want to follow http://twitter.com/FirstTimeTrek and experience one Trek newbie's entertaining and insightful journey as she watches ALL of Star Trek for the very first time and live-tweets the experience.

I read through her past tweets in just a few days when I found out about her journey, and it was a pleasure to experience TNG for the first time again through the eyes of another. 

BUT DON'T SPOIL HER! She has seen TNG so far (the series, not the movies), but has only just started TOS and went into this experience not even familiar with the title sequence voiceover! Follow her here: https://twitter.com/FirstTimeTrek
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Making me want to return to my own stalled watching of the full run! :-) 
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His name was anglicized when he immigrated, but Jaqen H'ghar was finally able to pursue his dream of owning a clothes line in America. #GameOfThrones #FacelessMen
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The web version of Google Photos only gives two options after selecting photos and clicking the "+" button: "Create new album" and "Add to album". It does not include a way to manually create stories, animations, or collages. On the other hand, the photos app on Android gives these options and more with the "+" button. Will there eventually be feature parity across different versions of Google Photos? If anything, I'd expect the web version to be the most powerful, but that's not the case.
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+Brian Koppe Ah, didn't see the suggestions and feedback category :)  Thanks for the feedback!
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Hey, +Google Chrome: I spoke to someone today who was surprised and upset to learn that Chrome sent all their remembered passwords to Google's servers. While I think a good chunk of responsibility lies with the user for not paying attention when he signed in to Chrome (he says he thought he was signing into GMail), he does have a point: passwords are not explicitly mentioned on the Chrome sign-in page or the pop-up box after sign-in is complete (see the attached photo that he created).

Password data is too important not to mention explicitly in order to avoid user confusion. A simple solution would be for the Chrome sign-in page to say, "Sign in to get your bookmarks, history, passwords, and settings on all your devices. Learn more."

Additionally, it wouldn't hurt for the "Choose what to sync" option to be checked by default - again, to minimize the potential for a user to be surprised by what data is synced. It might also help to make the font the same size as the sentence above the sign-in box.

cc: +Sundar Pichai +Andrea Mesterhazy +Sarah Morales 
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There's a reason +Matt Kuzma is one of the best managers I've had the pleasure of working for. He knows the value of people, and he's great at communicating that value to others.
 
A highlight of my career. 
(l-r) Laura Garcia, me, Marquell Smith, Gov. Pat Quinn I had the great honor of speaking to the Chicago chapter of the New Leaders Council last week. They held their annual fundraiser at the Paris Club and asked me to speak t...
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Treating people with respect is always a winning strategy.
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If you're on Twitter, you might want to follow http://twitter.com/FirstTimeTrek and experience one Trek newbie's entertaining and insightful journey as she watches ALL of Star Trek for the very first time and live-tweets the experience.

I read through her past tweets in just a few days when I found out about her journey, and it was a pleasure to experience TNG for the first time again through the eyes of another. 

BUT DON'T SPOIL HER! She has seen TNG so far (the series, not the movies), but has only just started TOS and went into this experience not even familiar with the title sequence voiceover! Follow her here: https://twitter.com/FirstTimeTrek
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reviewed 11 months ago
I visited Mr. B's in 2008 while visiting Bath from the United States, and was very pleased by the selection, atmosphere, and friendly staff! It's exactly the kind of bookstore I wish we had more of here in the US.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I've only ever eaten take-out, but I've always been very happy with my food from Jim Noodle & Rice!
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
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Friendly owners, fantastic food, large portions, and monthly wine tastings! An especially good stop for a nice lunch or a cool serving of gelato.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I've been to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel for numerous choral concerts and have always been pleased with the venue.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I go to the United Center for Chicago Blackhawks games. The facilities are generally clean and it has always been a pleasant experience. I've had the pleasure of attending a few games in box seats, which were comfortable with good (though expensive) service.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
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