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+Robin Davies and +Dan Klecker especially take note.
Are you getting all the Chromecast offers you are entitled to?

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Have you ever missed out on a Chromecast offer because you found out about it too late? I know I have. Well, that stops now!

The first thing you need is a way to regularly check for offers. If you go to this link on a regular basis, Google will log into your Chromecast and see if it is entitled to anything new:

https://cast.google.com/chromecast/offers/

Now, if that was all you had to do, everything would be great. Unfortunately, as all long time Chromecast owners know, sometimes glitches in the login process occur and not all eligible offers show up. In that case, you need more resources. Listed here are all the direct links for Chromecast offers from around the world. These pages list all the possible offers you may be eligible for depending upon your country of origin. They also contain all the fine print and terms and conditions of the offers along with important dates and expirations. If it were up to me, everyone, no matter where you are located, would get the same offers. That, unfortunately, is not how the world works. Here are the links I have so far:

Australia and New Zealand:
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008836?hl=en-AU

Brazil:
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=pt-BR

Canada:
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=en-CA&ref_topic=6065164

Denmark
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008836?hl=da

Finland
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=fi

France
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=fr-fr&ref_topic=6065164

Germany, Switerland and Austria
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=de-de&ref_topic=6065164

India
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=en-in&ref_topic=6065164

Italy
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008836?hl=it

Japan
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008836?hl=ja

Mexico
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=es-419

Netherlands and Belgium
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=nl&ref_topic=6065164

Portugal:
 https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=pt-pt

U.K. and Ireland: https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=6065164 

U.S.: 
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008760?hl=en&ref_topic=6065164

I will add more links as they become available. Please feel free to comment below if you find a link for your country that is not on the list, and I can add it.

The final resource we have is all the great members in our Chromecast Central community. Be sure to check there often for any new news or offers that may be available:

https://plus.google.com/communities/111872452551180665185


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and a transparency layer too. 
My response to the new app icons in Android 7.0
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I wanted to play with BackBlazes new B2 product via their command line tools on my 14.04 Ubuntu test box. I kept getting an SSL warning:

/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/vendor/requests/packages/urllib3/util/ssl.py:315: SNIMissingWarning: An HTTPS request has been made, but the SNI (Subject Name Indication) extension to TLS is not available on this platform. This may cause the server to present an incorrect TLS certificate, which can cause validation failures. For more information, see https://urllib3.readthedocs.org/en/latest/security.html#snimissingwarning.
SNIMissingWarning
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/vendor/requests/packages/urllib3/util/ssl.py:120: InsecurePlatformWarning: A true SSLContext object is not available. This prevents urllib3 from configuring SSL appropriately and may cause certain SSL connections to fail. For more information, see https://urllib3.readthedocs.org/en/latest/security.html#insecureplatformwarning.
InsecurePlatformWarning

To fix it, I did the following:

sudo pip install certifi
sudo apt-get install build-essential python-dev libffi-dev libssl-dev
sudo pip install --upgrade urllib3[secure]



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Voting day, Wisconsinites! Get out there!

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The worst page break in history.
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This is how kb's should work. Super easy to search and follow. 

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Nexus 5X only $299 now on amazon! 16GB but still the 32GB is only $420

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I like this guy's tips and videos. 
#TBT There was a bit of controversy with this one although the technique works great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxQk7Pz_vfc

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The downgrade photos option is a big win.
We have two features that will begin rolling out on Android today:

Helping users free up storage space on their Android device:
On the Settings screen, users will now see a “Free Up Space” button. Clicking on the button will prompt the user to bulk-delete copies of photos that have already been backed up from their device. To prevent device copies from being accidentally deleted, we’re asking users to double-confirm their intent during the ‘Free Up Space’ flow.

Users who are backing up their photos in High quality may now also receive an Assistant card prompting them to bulk delete device copies when they’re nearing the storage limit on their devices (currently only users who are backing up at Original quality receive these cards).

Deleting photos from SD-card enabled devices
We’re rolling out a fix that will allow users on certain SD-card enabled devices to delete photos stored on an SD card. This should prevent the issue of a photo continuing to show up in the Photos view despite being deleted, a frustrating experience for users.

We have one feature that will begin rolling out on the Web on Wednesday:

Downgrade previously uploaded photos from “Original quality” to “High quality”
When users choose to backup their photos and videos to Google Photos, we allow photos to be uploaded in two ways:
“Original quality” (large file, full resolution). These photos count against a user’s Google storage quota.
“High quality” (smaller file, compressed file). These photos don’t count against a user’s Google storage quota.

If a user joined Google Photos and selected the “Original quality’ setting for their photos, but changed their mind, they could have future media backed up in “High quality”. However, for media already backed up in “Original quality” before then, users were in an awkward state: they had no way to downgrade that media to “High quality”.

With this update, users will be able to downgrade previously backed up photos from “Original quality” to “High quality” by visiting photos.google.com/settings from their computer and clicking ‘Recover Storage’.

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Google street view of the Governor's Mansion has a jogger letting Scooter know who is number 1!
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