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Some people believe that Android M doesn’t deserve the title of Android 6, mainly because it isn’t as big of an overhaul as previous Android 1.x releases have been or because it doesn’t accompany the visual changes we’ve seen on previous 1.x releases.

While on some level this is true, going over the long list of improvements does really put into perspective how big of an update M truly is.

Let’s go over all the features we will(or might) see on Android M:
• Now on Tap
• Permissions Management
• SD Cards can be “merged” with internal storage
• Android Pay
• Native fingerprint authentication
• Automatic app data backups
• App Links (you’re going to see less of those “what do you want to open this in?” prompts)
• Doze and App Standby
• Multi Window(currently hidden, uncertain future)
• Theming support(currently hidden, uncertain future)
• Dark theme(removed, uncertain future)
• Customisable Quick Toggles along with other UI tweaking
• Visual Voicemail Support
• Redesign of the Clock Widget and Music Identification Widget
• New “Memory” Section in Settings(it was there before, but hidden)
• Support for deleting screenshots directly through the notification centre after they’ve been taken
• Landscape mode available for the Google Now Launcher(feature will likely be backported to older versions of Android)
• New app and widget drawer with scroll bar support and vertical scrolling
• Built-In File Manager receives a bump in functionality
• Native tap to wake support
• Ability to disable “heads up” or “peeking” notifications
• Native 4K output support
• Stricter APK validation
• MIDI support
• USB Type C support
• New boot animation
• Introduction of a “voice interaction” API to allow better interaction with voice actions in apps
• Toggling battery saver by voice
• Ability to undo and redo text changes with bluetooth keyboard shortcuts
• Multi-selection to merge, delete or share has been added in the contacts application
• Faster text selection along with a floating toolbar for text actions
• Default apps UI
• Direct share can allow you directly share stuff with contacts through the share menu
• Much more granular app info
• Native bluetooth stylus support
• Split-screen keyboard
• Better do not disturb along with repeat caller exceptions
• Bluetooth scanning to improve location accuracy
• Native flashlight API
• Easier access to Multi volume controls(ringer, media, alarm)
• Smoother volume scrubbing (credits to Jason Efstathiou)

Putting all those features aside there are also a number of under-the-hood improvements that seem to have had a very positive impact on both performance and power usage.

I’m puzzled as to how someone could call this a “minor” update. 

Credits: +Android Police​​​
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In an apparent effort to boost app discoverability and engagement, it looks like Google is rolling out a beautiful new layout for "apps" search results on... by Liam Spradlin in Design, Google
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This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
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Company Of Heroes 2 Released For #Linux, Port Report & Thoughts Included http://buff.ly/1LDzJBG #Gaming
Feral Interactive have ported yet another excellent game, and this time we are graced with Company Of Heroes 2!
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The excuse given on why they didn't do cross platform networking is a total load of crap. I can't say I have seen such a more bull shit excuse in a long time.
If enough people really want to know why its a lie I'll be more than glad to go over it. It is pretty long though because it covers a number of subjects in game development such as how deterministic engines work. How calculations are handled vs not handled and other stuff. 
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Google Chrome will now defer playback of autoplay media until the tab is foregrounded in the latest Dev Channel. This means no more "Where's that sound coming from?" moments when an ad for instance decides to autoplay in a tab you've specifically opened in the background.

Resources will still be preloaded if indicated but Chrome will delay the start of playback until you actually visit the tab.

This cool feature prevents obviously user annoyance but also conserves power as Chrome will only consume power once the tab is foregrounded.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1292433002/
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A few more new features and tweaks.
A new feature here. A little tweak there. That's the way we like our Google Photos updates. The latest, version 1.3, brings in a bit of both. Let's get to... by Bertel King, Jr. in Applications, Downloads, News
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  • Google Plus Daily
    Writer/Website Developer, 2012 - 2014
    I was a writer and website developer for Google Plus Daily and worked with the team since its launch.
  • Chessington World of Adventures Resort
    Ride Attendant, 2014 - 2014
  • British Heart Foundation
    Administration, 2013 - 2014
  • Kuoni Travel
    Website Development, 2012 - 2013
    Helped to develop the new Kuoni website that launched at the end of 2012. I also created the Kuoni Travel Blog.
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    Work Experience, 2011
    Worked on a few internal websites and helped train members of staff on how to use them.
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I am a student studying Computer Science at the University of Bath. I have a strong interest in game development and would like to pursue a career in this industry once I have finished university.

I also have other interests including using Linux, designing websites and programming, all of which I do on a regular basis.

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    Computer Science, 2014 - present
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  • East Surrey College
    Software Development, 2012 - 2014
    Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Sutton Grammar School for Boys
    GCSE's, 2007 - 2012
  • Greville Primary School
    SAT's, 2001 - 2007
  • St. Giles Preschool
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  • Monument Valley
  • Angry Birds Stella POP!
  • Pac-Man 256
  • Mountain Goat Mountain
  • Rayman Fiesta Run
  • UNO™ & Friends
  • Looney Tunes
  • Smash Hit
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It has been almost a month since Google Play services 7.8 began rolling out to users, and as of yesterday, it is in wide release to everybod

Ubuntu NVIDIA Graphics Drivers PPA Is Ready For Action - OMG! Ubuntu!
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Just days after proposing the creation of a new PPA to provide Ubuntu users with the latest NVIDIA graphics drivers the Ubuntu community has

[Dreams Do Come True] Hangouts 4.0 For Android Will Start Rolling Out Today
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We've seen Hangouts 4.0 for Android before (and also on Android Wear), but that was two months ago. Suffice it to say, then, that Hangouts 4

Editorial: If OnePlus Will Basically Just Lie With Marketing Slogans, We...
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[Tree Houses Are For Chumps] The Skysphere Is The Ultimate Geeky Android...
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So you have a miniature remote controlled car that you can race around with your Android phone. Big whoop. This guy built a quasi-flying cap

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, is a pretty awesome game that combines simplicity, strategy, and luck better than any other card game I've

Google Photos v1.2 Lets You Easily Add Photos To Albums, Set Album Cover...
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Google Photos version 1.1 didn't come with much in the way of changes, and the tradition looks like it's holding true for 1.2 as well. But h

Google+ Photos Will Shut Down August 1st To Complete Transition To New G...
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You won't be able to stubbornly cling to the old Google+ Photos much longer (assuming people are doing that). The official Google+ account h

Poop Animations
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This is something we implemented a while ago but haven't really shown. Guests have unique animations that are triggered by their needs. If t

Dev Log Update: AI Overhaul & Fix List
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This week we’ve been continuing work on the security system, overhauling the AI system and working on the fix list. Firstly, we’ve completel

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Just a screenshot to celebrate the alpha version 3.0 being launched!

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Acting Headshots | Charlotte's Snaps
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Acting Headshots. Charlotte Sweeney Thursday, July 16, 2015 No Comments. Thought I'd post another set of portrait photos, as I have loads I

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Excellent service and great food - highly recommend!
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Really nice food and we were served very quickly even though it was busy. Unfortunately the waiter kept winking at my girlfriend which was a little strange!
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