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My wife's book is now available on Amazon: http://goo.gl/lDtjzH

In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her pre-kidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life. Despite the horrible reality of Katie's days of being chained in darkness, the kidnapping was, in fact, the climactic end of a tragic childhood and the beginning of a new life.

Katie has been traveling around the country the past two years keynote speaking at various child advocacy and victim events, motivational and inspirational speaking venues, and of course various media outlets.

My wife's book, Buried Memories, is a NYT Bestseller. This is the new and updated version that includes new chapters such as life after Buried Memories.

For those that do not know, part of the reason for the new book is sadly because the original book publisher completely screwed her and I over, stealing thousands of dollars from us (essentially victimizing a victim, awesome huh?). The book has been released with a reputable publisher and we couldn't be happier with the change.

Thank you so much for the share and the kind words +Virginia Poltrack. Katie and I appreciate it :)
 
So I really struggled with how to word this post. Let me start by linking to this book- http://www.amazon.com/dp/0985247843/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=katiebeers-20

I met +Katie Beers​​ before I knew about this book, about her story. I liked her immediately, and in fact, just thought she was a GREAT person. The kind of friend that when you meet them for the first time, you walk away thinking to yourself, "I really adore that person, I'm so happy to have met them!"

Then I learned a bit about this story, and ordered the book. And I was floored. To say she is an amazing person and survivor is an understatement. Basically, I was completely blown away and have a new found respect for someone I already held in really high regard. Katie, thank you for sharing this. You're amazing, and deserve every happiness. I'm really proud to call you a friend 💗
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+Derek Ross great reviews. That's really awesome. 
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+Derek Ross​ .. Do you enjoy this early news or.. Do you enjoy enticing us? :D
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Random thoughts on Android Wear's new Together Watchface

Together is pretty fun and neat, being able to send quirky messages, doodles, emjois, and photos to the person on the other end. That said, I think my wife needs a smartwatch now. +Jeremy Waite is probably getting tired of me changing his watchface background to pictures of me naked.
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+andy o​ My wife didn't mention anything on her SW3 either when I complained about mine, though I probably pay more attention. She also doesn't have her screen always on like mine which should save a good deal of power. Or it could just be me but I'm going 17 hours today with a different watch face with 25% left; this past Tuesday it was dead relatively 2 hours ago.
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Another nail in the coffin for Flash.

+Google Chrome is taking a major step in killing Flash. All Flash ads in Chrome will be click to play, essentially frozen. If you want an animated advertisement on Google's Adwords platform, you better start using HTML5.
 
In a post by Google AdWords on Google+, we see that flash ads will be phased out on 1st September. Yay?

https://plus.google.com/+GoogleAds/posts/2PmwKinJ7nj
If your ads aren't on web giant's network, they better be HTML5 – or they're dead to Chrome
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+Carrie-Anne Swansea they can do that with html5, don't expect those to go anywhere.
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I recently added +Chris Lacy's 'The Blerg' Podcast to my Pocket Casts subscription. His guest this week was +Francisco Franco, another well known Android developer, just like Chris. Now, having these two talented guys on one podcast is interesting, but what's even more interesting was the topic of discussion this week: iOS and the iPhone.

These guys talked up and down what they mostly liked about the iPhone hardware, software, the whole experience, and why they're using an iPhone as their daily driver versus an Android phone, the platform that pays their bills.

I'm sure these guys will catch a little bit of hate mail in their inbox over the next few days, which is a bit saddening.

There's two main points of discussion that their conversation stirs.

1) Use what works for you and what you like. If that's Android or iOS, so be it.

2) With Android, we put up with a lot of shit for the sake of customization or doing 'cool things'.

I've never used an iOS device for more than a few seconds, setting up someone's WiFi or configuring someone's email settings. I personally cannot stand the look and feel of the OS and would never use it as my personal device.

Anyways, give the show a listen, it's definitely insightful.
Download MP3 | Subscribe Pitchforks at the ready, as Android developer and kernel tweaker Francisco Franco and I have a lengthy chat about the iPhone 6! We start off talking about how we came to spend time with the latest iPhone, and then dig into three main topics: the hardware, iOS and the platform's apps. We discuss our experiences using an iPhone on a daily basis, the things we miss most coming from Android, areas where the iPho...
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The reason I choose Android over iPhone is the ability to customize it to my liking, and thats not limited to just how it looks. I've built many ROMs and kernels in my day, each customized to how I use my device (certain parts optimized for better battery, other parts for better speed, depending on my need). Some of that stuff can be achieved without knowing how to build/compile source code, and even without root, for the normal user. Such as some apps allowing customizing stock kernel parameters. So to just define "customizing Android" to a launcher and icons is very short sighted. Android can be customized in a 1000 different ways. And that's something iPhone doesnt allow.
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Fail Phone gets fired, who would have guessed?

The Amazon Fire Phone is done and so are workers from the product's team. This phone was doomed from the start, launching overpriced and with exclusives. No one should be surprised by this.
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+Daniel Smyth​ just call it how it see it. Funny thing is thou; a lot of Samsung users (the average user) wouldn't notice the switch until the realized there's no Play Store. Along with that; Amazon just proved to the Samsung users that Samsung needs Google more than Google needs Samsung. Again, that's what happens when you fork Android. Just saying... 
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"Hey Siri, give us a hint."

Apple's iOS 9 and iPhone 6S event are coming on September 9th at 10AM PST.
Apple has just announced its traditional fall iPhone launch, sending out invitations to the press for an event on September 9th at 10AM PST, as expected. Less expected? The venue, San Francisco's...
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I have ipad it showdown what i do
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I'm not happy until you are ready for a "Johnny Appleseed"

That's truly it.
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Huawei Watch finally shows up with premium pricing and iOS support?

It's happening. The Huawei Watch is finally available for pre-order on Amazon and ships on September 2nd. Also, the description mentions iOS support. If that's true, it looks like all of the rumors and code hints last Spring about iOS support were accurate.

Which one do you want?
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Amazon link no longer working. Was it a mistake?
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LG's new Nexus display panel spotted online

Well, you can tell it's Nexus season when we're comparing third party mockups based CAD files with supposed display panels leaked online. As insane as that sounds, the two devices do seem similar and as a bonus, the bezel seems smaller on the leaked panel. I love the hype, but seeing as we have a few months still, all this does it make the wait seem even longer.

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+Jason Falter I miss some of the Moto apps from time to time, especially twisting your wrist for camera.
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Here's the Droid I've been looking for. Thanks +Virginia Poltrack​. Your talent aways amazes me.
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I think Star-Wars movie needs baby androids like this one.
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  • Phandroid
    Writer, 2013 - present
    Writer, Blogger, Android personality.
  • Penn State University
    Systems Administrator, 2010 - present
    Windows, Linux and VMware Systems Administrator. Network and Firewall Administrator.
  • RG Technologies, LLC
    Owner, 2003 - 2010
    Information Technology Solutions Provider that delivered business aligned, end to end solutions and products to organizations whose success depended on information technology.
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  • Defenders
  • Hungry Shark Evolution
  • Leo's Fortune
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Introduction

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.

Ultimate Google Voice Search Cheat Sheet
Unofficial Google Glass FAQ

Android Shared Circles:
Android Engagers
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 1
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 2a
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 2b
Android Developers A-M
Android Developers N-Z

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

Android Phones:
Nexus 6

Android Tablets:
Nexus 7 2013

Android TV:
ADT-1
Nexus Player

Wearables: 
Moto 360
Google Glass

Notebook:
Dell Chromebook 11
Samsung Chromebook

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I'd be perfect for these Circles:

  • Android Enthusiast
  • Mobile technology
  • Wearable technology
  • Google Glass Explorer
  • #SoGE
  • Writer / Blogger
  • Social media / social networking
  • Google+ Tips / Google+ Help
  • Hangouts
  • Technology / Tech News
  • Computer Security
  • Virtualization / Cloud Computing
  • VMware
  • Craft Beer

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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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I host a weekly Android news show. I write for Phandroid. Google Glass Explorer!
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iPhone 6S will reportedly have animated wallpaper like the Apple Watch
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