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Recently moved from the Moto X 2014 to the Nexus 6. A few things of note:
1. My son said "daddy, can I play on your tablet?" Meaning the Nexus 6. He's 4 and has his own tablet plus plays on my Nexus 7. He sees the Nexus 6 in the same class of device. Its big.

2. It has encryption enabled, but is still far, far faster and smoother than the Moto X 2014, and my Moto X wasn't affected by the vast majority of the reported bugs.

3. I've left all the animations on. I normally turn them off through the dev options to speed things up, but I've not felt the need with the Nexus 6. Its great.

4. I've now got 2 turbo chargers. "That must be great" I hear you think. I've not needed the second one, as battery life is epic and a nightly charge isn't really needed. I put it on the plug every 36ish hours and don't bother letting it get to 100%, it just isn't an issue.

5. I miss being able to wave over the screen to wake it up, although Ambient Display is good at realising its been pulled out of a pocket and wakes the screen up pretty reliably. Its also much, much smoother than Moto Display as it doesn't have that home screen lag and app opening that plagues the Moto X when Smart Lock is enabled.

6. Smart lock doesn't cause lag like I proved it does on the Moto X. (See my forum posts on the Motorola customer forums, myself and several others turned off Smart Lock after I found that wiping the phone and not enabling it got rid of the lag, switching it back on caused lag again.)

7. Typing is a two handed affair, don't even pretend or imagine you can type with one hand. You can, of course, with great effort, but its not worth it when you can thumb type or hold with one hand and trace the words out with the other.

8. Camera is decent. Somehow even though it's the same sensor as the Moto X, it's results are much better. Nowhere near the Note 4, and I haven't tried the Galaxy S6, but a lot better than the Moto X. I'm not talking about landscapes or anything like that, but I take pictures of my son and he moves a lot. The Moto X always struggles with that, the Nexus 6 has nowhere near those issues. Yes, some are misses, but not as many.

10. I've got further on TwoDots, possibly unrelated. Also, Microsoft missed out 9, I can too. The big screen is simply wonderful for usability. And the resolution is great. No colour issues in the one I have, it's an accomplishment of a screen.

11. I don't miss the wooden back, as it felt like a sticker anyway and got funny marks at three points along each side where I assume the glue had been applied. The back panel on the Nexus 6 isn't well applied either though, as I can press it further down along the side with the volume buttons, it sticks up away from the edges.

12. Even if the back doesn't fit properly, the Nexus feels damn solid. It feels like it would damage concrete, not the other way around.

13. Front facing speakers are OK, nowhere near the HTC One M8, and I haven't tried the M9 so can't compare. At full volume you get either bass or treble, not both. The mids are good though.

14. I think I'm done, but it would be unlucky to stop at 13.
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Battery life on the +LG Electronics​ G Watch R has been absolutely epic today. Off charge at 6am, its now 9.30pm and its at 91%. No charges at all in between, and using the Google Fit watch face. Maybe its the new version of Android Wear on the phone or Google play services, or maybe its reporting wrong. I'm not complaining.

Suck that Apple #Watch .

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I took my Gear S off at 3am and it's still at 50%
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+Microsoft Corporation Office 2013 set to English UK. Apparently "Wave" isn't a word in English.
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I love how Office 2013 randomly decides it's going to change the spell check language to French for no particular reason. I never ever use French. I have never used French. Why change TO FRENCH!!!?
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The conclusion is that +Motorola Mobility​ ( +Lenovo​ ) need to spend more on marketing.

Young people have never heard of Motorola. Kids at my school have no idea what brand my phone is by looking at it. Motorola is anonymous to them. They know Apple and Samsung, maybe LG and definitely Sony, but not Motorola. So they're never going to choose one over anything else even if it is demonstrably better. And those kids can heavily influence their parents. Its all about the brand.
Others may see Motorola Mobility has an aged, out-of-touch giant. Its new boss, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanquing, sees it as a young, hip company with great technology and smart people.
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Probably about 20% of the stuff in my +Google+​ stream is in a language I don't speak. Be it actual posts or links to news sites. If only some company who understood something about the internet could come along and fix this or give me the option to show I'm not interested in it. A lot of it is from multinational communities that I like, and now I've clicked on those posts to try and find a way to get rid of them +Google+​ now thinks I want to see more of that and I don't get the stuff I did want. Becoming a frustration.
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If you got a load of posts in Italian or French you would +Matthew Briggs​
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Suggested this in a physics lesson about 13 years ago I think.
There's a lot of water constantly moving through the municipal pipelines of most major cities. While the water itself is already destined for various uses, why not harness its flow to produce hydr...
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Insurance are replacing my Moto X 2014 because of a hardware fault, and I need to choose a replacement. Only 2 candidates really. Nexus 6 or Galaxy S6 (non-edge). Reasons below.
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N6 - because I need someone to buy one and tell me if the manufacturing is better now
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Love to see that when you unsubscribe from Google Play Music when you got it at the original £7.99, you can resubscribe at that same £7.99 again.
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+Android Central​ what happened?
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+Ingress​ feature suggestion, and a simple one.

Would be great to be able to sort keys by distance when loading or unloading a capsule.

Also, multi select and then load would be amazing.
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F1.8 13mp camera, and no notice taken? That's the same aperture as the LG G4 and 0.1 better than the Samsung S6 line.
After it got done announcing a small army of inexpensive Windows convertibles and laptops today, Acer turned its focus to smartphones. The company unveiled a brand new Android phablet, the Liquid...
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  • Trebl Technolgy
    Owner, present
    Technology is changing the way we educate our young people. Some schools have already moved forward with technology and shown dramatic improvement in engagement, retention and results. I'm here to advise other schools on making the jump, whether it be with computers in general, systems for schemes of work, or even getting every student an iPad, I'm here to help work through the options and the transition.
  • Middleton Technology School
    Chemistry Teacher, 2014 - present
    Teacher of Science.
  • Penwortham Priory Academy
    Science Teacher, 2013 - 2014
    Teacher of Science, Maths and History
  • Leyland St. Mary's Catholic High School
    Chemistry Teacher, 2013 - 2013
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    PGCE Chemistry, 2011 - 2012
  • Lancaster University
    Earth and Environmental Science, 2006 - 2009
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7+ GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun.

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