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HERA.
Has anyone missed this? I have a feeling this will change everything.

Looking at Android's take on multitasking, compared to other platforms it is relatively powerful. It allows apps like Tasker, Switchr, Pushbullet, and background sync for emails and data to work the way we've always used them!

It pales in comparison to an OS like Windows or BBOS, however. These apps never close unless you personally handle the operation. On a BlackBerry device, you can record a video, play a YouTube video in the browser, open up a game and let all these things go on and progress at the same time.

Hera looks to revolutionize the way we look at multitasking, however, by becoming an intermediary for syncing activities across platforms. Say you searched up directions to a friend's on Google Maps on your tablet, and left home with only your phone in tow. Hera would automatically bring up the Maps "task" you started on your tablet for viewing on your phone. All you would need to do is hit the multitasking button, as if you were switching to any other app on your phone!

It can also compartmentalize internet-based tasks. Hangouts, for example: if you receive a message, Hera can allow you to view it, reply, and send the message from your phone without ever actually opening the app. A quick-action interface, of sorts.

This is also directly tied to the web and HTML5, so we're likely to see tie-ins for web apps and things you start on desktop Chrome syncing across to your portable devices!

For more info (and possibly a more accurate take on things, as Android Police IS the original publicized source), hit up the link.
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Anybody else have this issue? It drives me nuts! The one reason I don't use Google Voice Actions to text. Something seems messed up with the entire apps ability to autocorrect, which might have something to do with the search box not using autocorrect (which makes sense, conisdering the content of many searches).

Below is what I wrote if anyone feels like reporting similar through the app feedback.

"Google Voice Actions doesn't recognize any form of proper capitalization when you attempt to send a text message. If I speak: "OK Google. Send a text to Josh Smith mobile. Hey man! What's up? Let's go for lunch at Jane's." it will print out: "Hey man! what's up? let's go for lunch at jane's". Even when writing this bug report, Google Keyboard doesn't attempt to correct for any errors in capitalization."
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Anybody else have this issue? It drives me nuts! The one reason I don't use Google Voice Actions to text. Something seems messed up with the entire apps ability to autocorrect, which might have something to do with the search box not using autocorrect (which makes sense, conisdering the content of many searches).

Below is what I wrote if anyone feels like reporting similar through the app feedback.

"Google Voice Actions doesn't recognize any form of proper capitalization when you attempt to send a text message. If I speak: "OK Google. Send a text to Josh Smith mobile. Hey man! What's up? Let's go for lunch at Jane's." it will print out: "Hey man! what's up? let's go for lunch at jane's". Even when writing this bug report, Google Keyboard doesn't attempt to correct for any errors in capitalization."
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Mind=blown.

Periods.in.your.email address.mean.nothing!
The internet just got trolled.


"Sometimes you may receive a message sent to an address that looks like yours but has a different number or arrangement of periods. While we know it might be unnerving if you think someone else's mail is being routed to your account, don't worry: both of these addresses are yours."
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Xposed Framework.
What is it, actually?

After seeing a question by +David Foggia in the Nexus 7 Owners community, I thought it might be a good idea to post a simple explanation of what Xposed is, what it can do, and how to get it.

Basically, it is a 'framework' (obviously) that allows you to get many of the features seen in custom ROMs while only having root access.

You can do things like customize the soft keys, force transparent system bars, editing the sound controls, edit the notification system, Quick Settings, and even application behaviors—all without having to flash a ROM for each change.

As mentioned, you need to have root access to get root access. This means you probably need to unlock your bootloader first. Go to http://forum.xda-developers.com and find your device for information on how to do this. This requires a device wipe. In rare cases, you do not need to unlock the bootloader to get root access .

Once you do that, you can make any changes (like you said, pick from a list of features (called "Xposed Modules") without ever wiping your device again.

It's the ultimate customization tool for not requiring major work on your device.

If you want security for the data on your device once you get root, you can always lock the bootloader again.

For instructions on how to install the framework to your device, see this link:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1574401

The instructions are located at the lower half of the first post. There is even an APK installer.

For information on Xposed Modules, see this guys YouTube channel:
Nexus 5 - Hide Apps Xposed - Hide Apps on the GEL

(Credit for link to +Alex Marcus!)
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Google+ isn't "walking dead".

Most of these articles are total clickbait. There are no hard facts given, the material in the article is very poorly referenced, and the reasoning is flawed from the ground up.

This was a very well written response to that line of thought. It sets things straight!
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#WUspring

Top of Wildcat Mountain in New Hampshire overlooking Mt Washington…😮
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Anybody else have this issue? It drives me nuts! The one reason I don't use Google Voice Actions to text. Something seems messed up with the entire apps ability to autocorrect, which might have something to do with the search box not using autocorrect (which makes sense, conisdering the content of many searches).

Below is what I wrote if anyone feels like reporting similar through the app feedback.

"Google Voice Actions doesn't recognize any form of proper capitalization when you attempt to send a text message. If I speak: "OK Google. Send a text to Josh Smith mobile. Hey man! What's up? Let's go for lunch at Jane's." it will print out: "Hey man! what's up? let's go for lunch at jane's". Even when writing this bug report, Google Keyboard doesn't attempt to correct for any errors in capitalization."
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Used to think it couldn't succeed the F1.
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Just found a new PowerAmp theme that blends really well with KitKat. Transparency and all!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ikorolkov.poweramp.skins.ics
(thanks, +Ricardo Varela!)
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Xposed Framework.
What is it, actually?

After seeing a question by +David Foggia in the Nexus 7 Owners community, I thought it might be a good idea to post a simple explanation of what Xposed is, what it can do, and how to get it.

Basically, it is a 'framework' (obviously) that allows you to get many of the features seen in custom ROMs while only having root access.

You can do things like customize the soft keys, force transparent system bars, editing the sound controls, edit the notification system, Quick Settings, and even application behaviors—all without having to flash a ROM for each change.

As mentioned, you need to have root access to get root access. This means you probably need to unlock your bootloader first. Go to http://forum.xda-developers.com and find your device for information on how to do this. This requires a device wipe. In rare cases, you do not need to unlock the bootloader to get root access .

Once you do that, you can make any changes (like you said, pick from a list of features (called "Xposed Modules") without ever wiping your device again.

It's the ultimate customization tool for not requiring major work on your device.

If you want security for the data on your device once you get root, you can always lock the bootloader again.

For instructions on how to install the framework to your device, see this link:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1574401

The instructions are located at the lower half of the first post. There is even an APK installer.

For information on Xposed Modules, see this guys YouTube channel:
Nexus 5 - Hide Apps Xposed - Hide Apps on the GEL

(Credit for link to +Alex Marcus!)
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Introduction
Yes, I'm me; for those wondering.
Education
  • Durham College
    Electrical, 2013 - 2013
    First-year electrical trade-school. Completed June 2013.
  • Courtice Secondary School
    2011 - 2013
    Local secondary school. Attended for the latter half of grade 10 through grade 12. Completed June 2013 (graduation on November 1st, 2013).
  • Virtual Learning Centre
    2010 - 2011
    Computer-based schooling with live class conferences and module-based assignments, collaboration, and learning tools. Attended for grades 9 through 10.
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  • Captain Electric
    Co-op Apprentice, 2013 - 2013
    Worked as an apprentice electrician for ~5 months as a co-op student in the OYAP program alongside my trade-school.
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SMS Text Messaging ↔PC Texting
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SMS Text Messaging from your PC, Mac, or Tablet, using your CURRENT Android phone number. Texting done better! Featured in Time Magazine's "

Chrome Remote Desktop
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Accede de forma segura a tus computadoras desde el dispositivo Android.• En todas las computadoras, configura el acceso remoto mediante la a

NiLS Lockscreen Notifications
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NiLS provides the best way to display and interact with notifications on your lock screen.NiLS displays a list of your notifications on top

Daft Punk
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Daft Punk es un dúo francés de música electrónica que alcanzó el éxito a finales de la década de los noventa. Su estilo, originalmente house

Teclado SwiftKey
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El teclado SwiftKey es una app inteligente para Android que actualiza el teclado de pantalla de su dispositivo y lo hace más rápido y fácil

GasBuddy - Find Cheap Gas
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Find Cheap Gas PricesGas prices can vary by up to 20 cents per gallon or more. GasBuddy helps you find the cheapest gas prices with one tap.

Avvio applicazioni Now
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Esegui l'upgrade di Avvio applicazioni sul tuo dispositivo per avere Google Now sempre con te, con il semplice scorrimento di un dito. Dalla

The Silent Age
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Prepare for an adventurous journey into a haunting future in which mankind has become extinct! The Silent Age is an atmospheric point-and-cl

Helium - App Sync and Backup
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Helium is the missing app sync and backup solution for Android. Helium does NOT require root. All Android users can use Helium to backup and

Cloud Print
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Download the latest release of the official Google Cloud Print app. With Cloud Print for Android you can:- Print from any compatible Android

Google Play Music
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Random Access Memories
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TRON: Legacy
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Out There
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The Room Two
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Benvenuto a The Room Two, dove enigmi fisici e misteri interattivi convergono in uno splendido mondo 3D da toccare con mano. L'attesissimo s

Cerberus anti theft
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Cerberus is a complete anti-theft application, the best protection you can get to recover your misplaced, lost or stolen Android device. Thi

Local Review: great food, great service! The staff are very friendly, the food is high quality (both the breakfast and the fish), and it's all reasonably priced. We've gone here on many weekends for months now. They know our preferences and orders off by heart. They serve toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, whatever you would expect from a breakfast out. The $2.88 special is quite good. The fish isn't too greasy, the batter is nice and it's all high-quality! You can seat yourself at a variety of tables/booths, and the staff are quick to serve you. They are generally quite attentive and won't hesitate to top off your coffee even if you only have taken a few sips. The name "Halibut House" is loosely franchised to another nearby location, and I've heard negative reviews of that place. They're related in name only; nothing about me and my family's experience at this location (Bloor St) has ever been negative.
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Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Schooners is a great small place to grab some good fish and chips. Note that Schooners doesn't really have any dine-in experience. It is strictly take-out, for the most part. The fish itself is quite good, and the batter is quite airy. Depending on your taste, you may love this or simply enjoy it. The french fries are amazing - so soft, smooth in your mouth. However, this all comes at a price - not physical, since the prices are actually quite fair. Everything is totally SOAKED with grease. Some people don't really care about this, but I've had a better experience with better tasting fish at one of the Halibut House locations; particularly the restaurant on 288 Bloor Street West. Its very loosely franchised, so your experience may vary widely by location, but that particular spot was incredible. One of the best places around, with courteous and informative staff. I would recommend going there!
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Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
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Incredible food, incredible service. Prepared based off of reviews that we had read on Google Maps, our party of three walked in looking for breakfast. I was originally a bit turned off by the style they adopted for ordering and the food selection; you walk up and order, like you would at a Tim Horton's or a fast food restaurant. Also, it didn't seem like they had the type of food that we were looking for at the time. But it did not matter ONE bit. For food, we ordered Haddock on a Chabata bun, Belgian waffles, and their breakfast wrap. The fish was incredible. I had the Haddock. The bun was soft on the inside, buttery. The fish was accompanied by lettuce, tomato, cheese, and presumably other things; it was too good to focus on the composition! Definitely not greasy, either. For drinks, you have the choice of coffee which you then add you own choice of cream and sugar to yourself from a station. They also give you the choice of prefab drinks, or smoothies. Those smoothies... are like a meal in themselves. They may seem expensive at just under $5 after tax, but they are so thick and extraordinarily flavorful that price is basically no object. One of the best, if not the best, I've ever had. Made on the spot. The staff are kind, understanding, and remember personal details about you. We mentioned on our way in that we were traveling to Niagara; on our way out, they thanked us and told us to have a good trip! I couldn't have higher praise for this establishment They also seem to have fair-sized gluten-free menu, and place heavy emphasis on 'organic' foodstuffs, for those interested.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
The food was great. We went for breakfast - they have some great bacon-centric meals, which I loved! The whole family enjoyed the meal. The homefries were especially good; crisp and rich. This was all at a reasonable price, too, and we had no problems with the service. Overall, a great place to stop by for a quality group meal!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago