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#WatchFaceWednesday . Every Wednesday you take a photo of your current smartwatch face and share it to your favorite social network along with a link.

Here's my submission: Pujie Black.

Share yours and include the hashtag so that I can find it!
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If people named or linked what face they are wearing, it would be better.
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Plex updated to 4.0!

The latest +Plex​ update brings about a completely revamped mobile UI, support for managed user accounts, and Android TV support has graduated from beta.

I love Plex and use it daily with my trusty QNAP NAS. What are you thinking of the update?
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Hooray for the 3 people that actually take the time to remove DRM from videos. :p 
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Sounds about right. Google IO Hunger Games.

(Yes, this is a joke and done in pure fun.)
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So you eliminate the one you get paired with before she/he eliminates you. As simple as that
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Keep to Docs Workflow
Whether you're jotting down a shopping list or putting ideas together for your next novel, Google Keep helps you capture your thoughts in the form of notes. Starting today, when you visit, you can export notes to Docs to expand, edit, and polish your ideas.
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Publicity with Macbooks doesn't get me in..
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Google Keep updated with labels and recurring reminders!

Update your Chrome App and/or visit Hopefully this rolls out to Android #soon.
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For iOS please. 
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Sorry OnePlus One owners, you're still not getting Lollipop.
OnePlus made a commitment to get CyanogenMod 12S and OxygenOS out to OnePlus One users by the end of this month. They promised that a failure to do so would result in a phone giveaway to show how serious they were to that commitment. Aaaaannd it looks like they're giving away phones.
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The lollipop update has been a mess across the board.  Even for Nexus devices.  The N7 2013. Nexus 9, and Nexus 4 have yet to see the 5.1 update.  So for those wishing they had a Nexus device, I say it depends on which one you own.  
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Wow, this gets you right in the feels.
10 years of timey wimey adventures and wibbly wobbly fun.
what are your favorite moments from the last ten years of the restart of Doctor Who.
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that was amazing
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Android for Work Review

As BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becomes more and more popular in the workplace, Android needs a much better solution than what MDM's previously provide. From an IT standpoint, it's a potential nightmare to have both personal and enterprise data on the same device, even if they're using separate containers. From user standpoint, I don't want enterprise crapware junking up my personal device. In the end, sacrifices have to be made, from both parties, to use your own personal device in a business environment.

Enter Android For Work. This uses Android's multi-user framework to securely separate the personal user data from the business user data.

I've been thinking about upgrading one of my Google Apps domains from free to paid, just so that I could play around Android for Work. Now I don't have to! Thanks +Ron Amadeo.
Google aims for the enterprise with separate work and home data on a single device.
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+Jake Weisz This is very true. They push out new forks of Android WAAY too fast. It's like M$...just when they get Windows right they abandon it! But over 11 years... ;')
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Android 5.1 build LMY47I factory images for Nexus 5 & 6

If you have to have the latest and greatest Android build (me!) or you feel like the world might possibly end without it, you'll want to update your Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 to Android 5.1 LMY47I. If your boot loader is unlocked, you can always dirty flash and not wipe user data, though, I'm more of a clean install type of guy.
Another minor firmware upgrade for those on Android 5.1 has been released by Google, and it's headed to both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. It's build LMY47I, and Google has factory images available for you to download right now.
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+Allen Edmonds exactly. Trying to compete with cm . haha
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Hey +OnePlus, it seems +Verizon Wireless is running a #NeverSettle  campaign right now, complete with hashtag and all. They're showing up on Hulu.
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Yeah it's been going on for almost a month now.
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Buy a Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile and get free Netflix

If you're a fan of Samsung's Galaxy line and happen to be a T-Mobile customer, there's some good news headed your way. If you purchase a Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile, you'll get one year of Netflix for free . Happy streaming!
Besides being one of the few carriers in the US to offer unlimited data plans, T-Mobile is offering a full year of Netflix for those buying a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, absolutely free of charge.
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+Johnnie Jon I'm the same, I use about 80gb per month and never been slowed down. 
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Pay Bills from Gmail, coming soon?

Google’s supposed “Pony Express” project will let you pay bills from Gmail. Google is apparently aiming to launch the service around the fourth quarter of this year, and they’re said to be in the process of lining up third-party companies who want to make this route of paying bills available to their customers.
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i haven't  paid  any bills manually for long time now. most of my bills are paid automatically with auto pay. i am assuming lots of ppl are doing so. so this service looks too late to me, should have been great like 10 years ago  
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I'm an information technology professional with a passion for Android and my family!

I am an Android Enthusiast. I’m on the pulse of the latest Android news and write content about Android daily. I’m constantly scouring the Internet for the latest Android news, apps, games, Android ROMs, hacks, security, tips, tutorials and mobile devices. I’m a large supporter of our beloved Android Community and am always willing to help with anything Android related, just ask.

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Every Android Enthusiast wants to know what devices you’re currently rockin’. Here’s mine:

Android Phones:
Moto X 2014 - Android 5.0 Lollipop - STOCK (not rooted) 
Oppo Find 7 - CyanogenMod 11 Android KitKat 4.4.4

Android Tablets:
Nexus 7 2013: Android 5.0 Lollipop - STOCK (not rooted)

Android TV:
Nexus Player

Moto 360
Google Glass

Dell Chromebook 11
Samsung Chromebook


I'd be perfect for these Circles:

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Derek is a senior Information Technology business professional with vast experience in virtual infrastructure design and administration, network engineering and architecture, enterprise customer support, systems design, disaster recovery planning, and help desk operations. Former IT entrepreneur, Derek is currently a network systems administrator at a Penn State University.

I use social networking to meet new exciting people, make new friends, stay up to day with old friends, express myself and engage in some great conversations that I wouldn't have normally had the opportunity. Over the past 17 years of my online life, I've made numerous online friends through various social communities and continue to talk to them, even the oldest ones, all of the time. I look forward to meeting you :)

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