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I have a new found fondness for Samsung phones with the new Galaxy S6... I am not totally convinced it will last, based on past models but as a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for work, it works better than other phones I have had recently (all of which were Android based but from other manufacturers).

Without even activating the Knox system I am able to keep my personal and work stuff as separate as I need to for how much I use my personal phone for work. Then there is the support for Exchange, which, is the best I have seen outside a windows phone, certainly better than Gmails Exchange support. These are mostly little things though...

The real clincher for me, is the fingerprint scanner which, like on recent iPhones, allows me to meet our corporate security policies without having to enter some ridiculously complex password every time I want to use my phone.
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Kids, don't try this at home!
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'*EmployAbility - Let's Work Together*'

Employability is an Internship Program that +National Grid UK started two years ago to give school leavers with learning disabilities the opportunity to not only experience work but also find full time employment. At the end of each year, any student that shows the aptitude to work and contribute to the business is offered the opportunity to take a full time, paid position with the company, something some of these lads and lasses never thought possible.

This not only benefits the students but also the employees at National Grid by giving them the confidence to understand a person's abilities rather seeing their disability which helps tear down barriers for disabled people to fulfill their potential in the work place.

To give some context only about 7% of people with learning disabilities ever make it into paid employment but with the help of programmes like this, hopefully many more people will be able to realise their potential and contribute grow in ways they never believed possible. This doesn't just help them professionally but also socially which is another thing many people with any disability can struggle with. So at the end of May National Grid shared the model with more than 50 other major organisations which will hopefully help more people with learning disabilities around the country to have the same opportunities as those that have joined our teams at National Grid.
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For anyone looking for a better way to present their presentation, Google has finally added Cast to it's Power Point alternative "Slides". The only thing I will say is that there are more powerful presentation tools out there. Don't get me wrong, it's good for some basic stuff but if you wanna do something more flashy, then nothing beats Prezi but even MS Powerpoint offers a better solution.
 
Show up, don't set up - starting today, you can present your stories easily on big screens. The Google Slides app now supports Chromecast and AirPlay. Say goodbye to wires and set up stress - download the app today for your Android device (goo.gl/uB07vT) or iPhone/iPad (goo.gl/Qt46c6). Happy presenting!  Learn more on our blog (goo.gl/jpHH6e)
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This happened for me but now it is back!
 
Google+ profile links have started disappearing from Google - Navigation bar user interface "simplified" - "...The +[your name here] that you used to see on Google's home page? Gone. The same link in Gmail? Gone. Your name still appears, but it's no longer a link. To navigate to Google+, you must now click the grid of nine squares that appears next to your name, which opens a drop-down menu ..."Today we began rolling out a couple of changes to our main Google navigation bar in order to simplify the user interface," a spokeswoman told us via email." ...Read more:
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"Google Plus is not dead," Bradley Horowitz, who now leads the ersatz social network, told Steven Levy last week ahead of the Google I/O developer conference. "In fact, it's got more signs of life...
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Google launches password manager that can log you automatically into apps

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One of the new features coming along Android M that Google chose not to highlight during the keynote yesterday is a password manager called Smart Lock for Passwords. Here’s how it works. When you first sign into an app that supports Smart Lock for Passwords, your device will ask if you want to save the credentials into Smart Lock. If you chose yes, the credentials will be stored online and the next time you need to log into the respective app,...
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Check out this instrumental of Beat it by Michael Jackson using only the guitar.

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Hello,

Looking for a little assist with Flex boxes.

In this example I am trying to create a circle with four segments. what I can't quite work out, is how to move segments 3 and 4 below 1 & 2.

Any assistance is much appreciated.
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Thanks for anyone that has taken the time with this but I have now resolved it.
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Got to love Amazon Prime. Just placed an order at 19:50 on Friday and it will be here tomorrow Saturday... At no additional cost!
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+kieran marsh  covering +Ed Sheeran - "Even my dad Does Sometimes" at his EP launch last week.

Go check out his other work on his profile or visit his site at kieranmarsh.co.uk
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+kieran marsh's first EP available now on Google Play.... Show the boy some love and go check out #GimmeSomeElectric  from his upcoming album #EnterTheDragon  
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A Subtle Spanish Apartment Done in White and Wood Tones http://bit.ly/1KyPGrq
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What can I say...I am a huge evangelist of Android and Google in general, though it is not all about Google, ultimately I just enjoy technology and gadge in general. I am a bit of a geek but more of a commentator than a hands on technical guy.

Don't get me wrong I have done my fair share of tech support and am more than comfortable with VB, SQL, a little C+ and am also quite capable of throwing a web site together using HTML, CSS and PHP..... so OK yes that is all very techy but I don't do enough of it to call myself an expert.

It isn't all techno babble...well not all the time I do enjoy a bit of motor sport and am very disappointed in the BBC's decision to let Sky TV take the lead in the broadcasting of the Formula 1 season from 2012.

The postings on this site are my own and do not represent the positions, strategy or opinion of National Grid the company I work for.
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great place to and grab freshly made to order sandwich's.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I only wish these delivered. This is probably my favourite Chinese take out in Hinckley. Generally speaking the service is quick and portions are a good size especially for the money. Beef Chow Mein is one of my favs, big slices of tender beef.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Convenient and tasty.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Not your typical Indian menu they were more traditional dishes and got to say it was bang tidy. Staff were really good, Owner was really engaging making sure we were ok and got to know us a little. What wasn't on the menu they were willing to do and even let us try a few nibbles for free... In fact they insisted. Little more expensive than most places but I really felt it was worth it.
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reviewed a year ago
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Went here and got to say from the moment I called they were really helpful unlike some other places that won't do anything for you unless you physically go into the store. Haven't placed order yet but once the few last bit of paperwork is sorted I shall be. If there is anything I had to say that was negative about it, it is the consultation area which was just in the reception which just had a whole bunch of chairs kind of just placed there. It wasn't a bother to me as such because I had already made my mind up what I wanted but if I were going there to find the right model I probably would have felt a bit...."Is that it?"! As I say I haven't actually given them the nod on this order yet so I will be revisiting this review again in a few weeks.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A pleasant family run place to eat with good quality food set in a rural location. Lacked any real atmosphere last time I was there but the it was a quiet day. THe owners are very accommodating and friendly.
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