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I wrote a (really) simple plugin for +Roman Nurik's (excellent) #DashClock  to explain why the Empire State Building is currently illuminated the way that it is. If you spend a decent amount of time in #NYC , check it out!
Empy is a simple DashClock extension that displays information about the co...
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now, I'm absolutely thrilled to be an Explorer, however I can't help but agree with a lot of these points. am I the only one?
Moto 360 is already shaping up to win the battle against Google Glass and provide a less conspicuous option for consumers.
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Smartwatches are the Bud Light of wearables. Sure, you look cool, but it's not powerful enough to profoundly change your capabilities.
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anyone else notice that Glass doesn't boot properly if you connect the mono earbud before you power it on? it's happened to me the past four days in-a-row when I leave work and turn Glass back on. 'Home' crashes, becomes extremely unresponsive and then reboots after about 5 minutes...
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I power mine on with the Mono Earbud attached all the time, and other than the 2 loud "pops" during boot up I've never had an issue. I would either call Glass Support or just wait it out until the next update and see if it goes away. 
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from a couple of weekends ago.
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Incredibly stoked for this. +Chris Lacy always puts out quality stuff!
 
I'm of the opinion that today's most popular mobile web browsers largely fail to address the needs, constraints and realities of a modern mobile user. For my money, to this point mobile browsers are derivatives of their desktop apps, and we have yet to see a mobile web browser designed solely and specifically with mobile devices in mind.

Let me highlight a few common examples of where I feel current mobile devices offer a sub-par experience.

Consider the common case where you’re using Google Now or Twitter and you see 2 or more links you’d like to load. On a desktop you might middle click both links and open each in a new tab, but this isn’t possible on a mobile device. Instead you have to click one of the links, wait for a browser app to load, wait for the page to load, read it, rely on not getting distracted by a notification or another app, go back to the app, click the 2nd link, and repeat.

I think this is a bad user experience, and can be handled better on a mobile device.

How about when you want to view an Instagram link in Twitter? Currently after clicking the link, you are transferred to your default browser, wait for the t.co link to resolve and redirect, and then finally the Instagram app loads. I increasingly find myself not even bothering to click on Instagram links so as to spare myself this cumbersome process.

I think this is a bad user experience, and can be handled better on a mobile device.

How about the increasingly common use case where you come across a link you know you don’t have time to read now, but want to quickly add it to Pocket to read later? Currently you have to load the link in a default browser, click into a menu, click share and then select Add to Pocket. You already know you don’t have time for this link right now, so having to switch apps and spend ~5+ seconds to defer reading an article for later is a waste of time. 

I think this is a bad user experience, and can be handled better on a mobile device.

Often times content on a web page would be better handled by an app. A classic example here is YouTube videos. For whatever reason, I find playing embedded YouTube videos in a browser finicky, and loading the videos in the YouTube app more difficult than it needs to be.

I think this is a bad user experience, and can be handled better on a mobile device.

Last but not least, I feel very strongly that absolutely any time spent staring at my screen waiting for a link to redirect and a web page to load is precious seconds of my session that could be better spent doing something more productive with my device. Content needs to load, and this loading does take time. But there’s no reason the entire screen of my mobile device should be occupied by while said content is loading.

I think this is a bad user experience, and can be handled better on a mobile device.

My next app is called Link Bubble, and my goal with it was to create a mobile browser designed specifically with mobile devices and their constraints in mind. I’m thrilled with how the app has turned out. In fact, I’ll go further than that and say I’m more proud of Link Bubble than anything I’ve done in my career. It has changed not just the way I browse, but interact with my mobile devices.

Link Bubble will be available exclusively on Google Play tomorrow.
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haven't heard much chatter about XE14 yet! what's on everyone's wishlist? I'm hoping for contextual voice menu support in the GDK.
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roll the windows down and enjoy :)
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as long as you're an All Access subscriber you should get unlimited listens, the thing that really sucks is it silently excluded any song that was ONLY part of my "private" uploaded collection, so this isn't the entire thing.
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for the love of god, shut up and take my money.
 
It's time a watch told you more than just the time. http://goo.gl/pQdeAM #Moto360  
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Dude. Stop. The Moto X customization is nuts
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good evening.
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Still so jealous...
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Software engineer; lover of music and all things tech.
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Hangouts
chrome.google.com

Hangouts brings conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free.

WearSquare
market.android.com

Lightning fast check-ins and exploring on Foursquare (Swarm) from your watch.This app uses the Foursquare API but is not affiliated with or

Download SQL Server Express - Scott Hanselman
www.hanselman.com

Scott Hanselman on Programming, User Experience, The Zen of Computers and Life in General

BaconReader for Reddit
market.android.com

The EASIEST Way to Reddit is now the ONLY Reddit app with a "Redditorial" guide to the front page of the internet! Now with a NEW SLIDESHOW

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
market.android.com

The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening

Secret
market.android.com

Secret is a new way to share what you’re thinking and feeling with your friends.[+] Write anything that’s on your mind, free of judgment.[+]

Google Now Launcher
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Upgrade the launcher on your device to make Google Now one swipe away. From your primary home screen, swipe right to access Google Now cards

Swarm
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Swarm, the new app from Foursquare, is the fastest way to keep up and meet up with your friends. With Swarm, you can easily see who’s out ne

AIDE - Android IDE - Java, C++
market.android.com

AIDE is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing real Android apps directly on your Android device. Follow interactive cod

Google Camera
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Google Camera snaps quick and easy photos and videos, and has creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama.Features • Ph

Google Поиск
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Мобильный Google – это самый простой и быстрый способ поиска информации в Интернете и на Android-устройстве.– Быстрый поиск информации на мо

Empy for DashClock
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Empy is a simple DashClock extension that displays information about the color of the lights atop the Empire State Building in NYC. These li

SeriesGuide
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Administrar el progreso de (re-)ver tus series favoritas de TV. Ve lo que esta por venir, mantente al día de que sigue. Accede con trakt.tv

Handy Soft Keys
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As the name suggests, this app provides handy soft keys that currently simulate navigation keys/buttons such as Back key, Home key and Recen

Mailbox
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The fast, fun mobile inbox that puts email in its place.Note: Currently for Gmail and iCloud accounts. Other email platforms coming soon. iO

Slack
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Slack: On a mission to make your working life simpler, more pleasant and more productive.

Vimium
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The Hacker's Browser. Vimium provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of Vim.

Google Play Services
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O Google Play Services é usado para atualizar aplicativos do Google e aplicativos do Google Play. Este componente fornece funcionalidades es

Banjo
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Banjo is your all-access pass to live events and breaking news around the world. We discover social posts from your favorite networks, sort

Link Bubble
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Link Bubble is an all-new browser designed and crafted solely with mobile devices in mind.Features include: • When you click on a link in an

Always severely understaffed. Be prepared to waste a lot of time waiting.
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Great venue!
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Some of the most delicious sushi I've ever had! Ordered the "Sushi For 2" and it was a hefty amount of food for my girlfriend and I to split. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful and the place is so clean, it feels sterile almost. I only docked a point for decor because it sort of feels like a converted office, which is a little odd. Other than that, everything inside seems brand new. The Yankee roll was very different as I had never had "cooked" sushi before, but was very flavorful and such a nice change of pace. I can't remember what its called, but the specialty roll that has spicy tuna atop each piece of a spicy tuna roll was one of the best things I have ever eaten. Compliments to the chefs! (Who are kind enough to greet you as you walk past the sushi bar!)
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
Even with my shellfish allergy there's still plenty for me to choose from and its all been excellent! The late night discounts are awesome too. Went after 10pm on a Thursday once and got a delicious spicy tuna roll for $6!
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