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To answer the question from this week's episode on how ChromeOS apps will be distinguished from Android apps on Chromebooks...
 
Ahh, so that's how Chrome apps are distinguished from Android apps on Chromebooks now!

Today's ChromeOS update just landed on my Flip and I noticed that the Chrome apps now get an extra overlaid Chrome mini-icon, while the Android apps are unadorned.

It's interesting that the apps native to ChromeOS get the extra icon, whereas the Android apps look like first-class citizens of the OS.
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Can I dual boot with Win10 and chrome AS!? 
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Seems to be working well for me since learning about it and trying it out this morning. Although I only have it enabled for one of the handful of Google accounts I switch between... remains to be seen what the experience will be like when I'm enabled it for more accounts.
 
PSA: Your Android phone can now handle two-factor authentication without any codes.

If you use two-factor auth (and you should!), this is well worth enabling.

Step 1: Go to https://myaccount.google.com/security.

Step 2: Select "2-Step Verification" and confirm your password.

Step 3: Select "Google prompt" and enroll/confirm your device.

That's it! The next time you try to sign into your Google account somewhere new, you'll automatically receive a prompt on your phone asking you to verify the sign-in. All you'll have to do is tap "Yes" in the prompt to proceed.

More security, less hassle. That's a winning combination.

(Not yet using two-factor authentication on your Google account? Go to https://www.google.com/landing/2step first to get started.)
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Alas, at this time you're forced to remove any U2F security keys on your account before enabling "prompt" as a method.
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This will be handy when we eventually cross the bridge to Drupal 8... thanks +Jason Purdy​!
 
Porting Drupal Blocks from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8
We are looking into porting our site to Drupal 8 and we have over 30 custom modules, so it's a pretty big undertaking. I thought I'd blog about the adventures in the hopes of helping others tackle porting to D8 as well as notes for myself. Back in April, I ...
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Last Friday I spoke at the Ontario Library Information Technology Association "Digital Odyssey" event. This year's theme was on privacy and security, happening three years after the Snowden revelations.

While most of the other speakers covered advocacy and measures you can teach to patrons to protect their own security and privacy, I took a slightly different tack and laid out the rationale for why our university library, over the 10+ years we've made laptops available for use by the public, has shifted from Windows to Linux to ChromeOS.
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If I was still a student, I would have stolen this glass (nice design, Hop City!) from the pub.

Instead, I paid the nice server a reasonable sum to acquire it :)
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Wow I hate to admit but that is a pocketable glass! But definitely get that sponsorship!
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+Mike Wolfson - here's the results I promised to share with you.

My 10 year old daughter took your GDE Android design review comments to heart (no more blue!), and going a bit further to try and make her app more usable as well with additional contextual information and the use of some radio buttons to help guide the users flow.

The album contains screenshots of the old version and the new version of the app; I think you can figure out which is which.

I'm very proud of her, and she's happy with the progress she's made too! Thanks for taking the time to help encourage a young developer to keep aiming higher.
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 and if she did want to do this, she would use a SpannableString to format the particular character of a String with the special formatting
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Ahh, so that's how Chrome apps are distinguished from Android apps on Chromebooks now!

Today's ChromeOS update just landed on my Flip and I noticed that the Chrome apps now get an extra overlaid Chrome mini-icon, while the Android apps are unadorned.

It's interesting that the apps native to ChromeOS get the extra icon, whereas the Android apps look like first-class citizens of the OS.
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Feature request: enable the Google VR for Android SDK to support a start_yaw option, just like VR View for the Web

VRView for the Web offers a start_yaw option to control the initial perspective of the displayed image or video, which is super-handy.

Oddly, the Google VR for Android SDK does not seem to support this, even in the VrPanoramaView.Options class.

Hoping we can get a bit more control exposed at the high level of the VrVideoView and VrPanoramaView classes so that we don't have to either manipulate the images & video or delve into more complex code for something relatively basic.

I've subscribed to the corresponding GitHub enhancement request issue; here's hoping it comes sooner rather than later!
The VR View for the web has a start_yaw control parameter. I don't see a way to do it in the 0.8.0 release. Is there a way to achieve this or plans to add it in a future release?
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Holding off on this Minecraft update for now. Don't like those additional upfront permissions.
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+Kevin Clarke Blanket permission at time of use. But consider this: Microsoft owns Minecraft, and they just bought LinkedIn, the most notorious contact spammer of the past decade.

They could do this to move the permission requests to runtime and avoid most of the drama: https://developer.android.com/training/permissions/requesting.html#perm-request
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I'm hanging out with my Ontario Library Information Technology Association peeps on IRC this morning!

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Still enjoying the spoils of the GDG Summit. Thanks again, +Andrew Kelly​!
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Structured data (schema.org, RDFa, microdata); Perl; PHP; Python; PostgreSQL; HTML5 (yes, JavaScript and CSS too); obscure library standards and protocols like MARC21 and Z39.50; can code Java when necessary, which Android gets me to do.
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  • Laurentian University
    Systems Librarian, 2006 - present
    I make it possible for people to connect with information they need in the form of articles, books, and data, while overcoming the hurdles that publishers and "solution providers" put in the way.
  • IBM Canada
    1998 - 2006
    Product planner for DB2 on Linux; Information Architect for DB2 / IBM Software Group (System House); Technical Writer focused on DB2 application development
  • Xerox Canada
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I'm a systems librarian who cares about software freedom and open source. Since 2007 my core contributions have been to the Evergreen library system project.  I'm also the founder and lead for the Google Developer Group Sudbury.
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I can (and do) hit some awesome mountain biking trails right out of my backyard. Sudbury rocks!
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  • Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
    Information Studies, 1996 - 1998
  • Laurentian University
    English & Philosophy, 1992 - 1996
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