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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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+Google Chrome will now warn users when websites have fake download buttons or other fake elements. Take that horrible, shady websites.
Let's not beat around the bush. Ads -- although a necessary evil to keep sites like this up and running -- can be plenty annoying in their own right. But it's only when you have purposefully deceitful ads that try and trick users into clicking them (whether it's outside content made to look like it came from the site), that you really cross the line. Google feels the same way and in an update to the Safe Browsing protection offered in Chrome, th...
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+Chris Druif if you subscribe to Play All Access, that site is rendered moot by YT Music :)
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Time Warner believes that access to full, current seasons on Hulu is bad for business and enables 'cord-cutting'. They said this after they bought a 25% stake in Hulu. As someone that is a cord-cutter and pays for Hulu, screw you Time Warner.
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An Android powered mirror that displays relevant information? I'd use this.
Max Braun has built an Android-powered mirror for his bathroom. The mirror displays Google Now cards in a way that you'd expect to see in Star Trek. It can show the time, current temperature, weather forecast, and news headlines.
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Google Play Music Podcasts are live for at least one user

We've known for a few months that Google would be bringing podcast support to Play Music and it looks like at least one lucky user has had support for the new feature rolled out to them. I don't have it yet, do you?
Google is now seemingly testing podcast support in Google Play Music in server-side A/B fashion. One of the gents who spotted the change gave his early thoughts on the new interface, noting that it blended seamlessly with the application to feel just as "at home" as music does.
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+Android Forums​ has a new app coming. Here's the icon for the upcoming 'Line Equals Android' app!

(Hehe. Seriously though, the app is pretty tight.)

h/t +Marty Ballard
 
So... I have been working with +Rob Jackson and the +Android Forums team on a new application and here is the final icon. 😍 This is a +Michael Cook original! It has been a pleasure working with him as I know I have learned a lot about design with just the design discussion process.

Soon to be released on Google Play Store for everyone to join our beta testing.

Any guesses on what this beautiful Material icon represents? Oh, VIPs on AndroidForums.com already have had access to this app for a few weeks now. 
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Marshmallow for Android Wear has finally been announced and it's slowly rolling out over the next few weeks. You'll get access to new gestures and the update will enable to speaker support (Huawei Watch and ZenWatch 2).
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You can now disapprove and flip tables in Hangouts. What a time to be alive.
 
New in Hangouts web chat:

Start a message with "/disapprove" and it'll be replaced by ಠ_ಠ

Start a message with "/tableflip" and it'll be replaced with (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
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+Belinda Kenny Hangouts only, bud :P
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Early Bird is basically the love child of Tinder, Reddit, and your favorite Android news RSS feeds. It's still in beta though. Be sure to let +Steve Albright​ and the rest of the +Android Forums​ gang know what you think while the app moves towards it's final form.
There is no better way to follow Android News!Our team of experts work 24/7...
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Check out APKShare and Share Apps with your friends! www.1apkshare.com
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Warning: Phandroid stickers may or may not be OSHA compliant.
 
+Derek Ross made my helmet a whole lot cooler with this awesome +Phandroid sticker!
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After countless wipes and reloads, the build of +CyanogenMod​​ that runs on my mug is drastically failing. Who's the maintainer on this +Abhisek Devkota​, +steve smith​?
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Google rumored to take Apple-like control over the Nexus line

Hey, I'm all for it. I love the Nexus line, pure Google, you can't beat it.

Google has long left manufacturers to their own devices over the years when it comes to the Nexus line. HTC, Samsung, LG and Motorola have all had a substantial say in the design and manufacturing of the hardware. That could change very soon.
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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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  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch
  • Riptide GP2
  • Doom 3:BFG Edition
  • Goat Simulator
  • Goat Simulator MMO Simulator
  • Beach Buggy Racing
  • Angry Birds Friends
  • Monument Valley
  • DEAD TRIGGER 2
  • Meltdown
  • Defenders
  • Hungry Shark Evolution
  • Portal
  • Sky Force 2014 TV
  • Leo's Fortune
  • Don't Touch The Spikes
  • DEER HUNTER 2016
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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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EarlyBird - News for Android™ - Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

There is no better way to follow Android News!Our team of experts work 24/7 to handpick the best Android-related content published daily. Ar

This awesome Android-powered mirror is straight out of the future
phandroid.com

Max Braun has built an Android-powered mirror for his bathroom. The mirror displays Google Now cards in a way that you'd expect to see in St

Some users are already seeing podcast support in Google Play Music
phandroid.com

Google is now seemingly testing podcast support in Google Play Music in server-side A/B fashion. One of the gents who spotted the change gav

Craft Check - Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

The world’s most popular craft beer verification app is finally on Android!Genuine craft beer is hard to find. You might not know it, but mo

Samsung Galaxy S7 press renders leaked
phandroid.com

After getting a very tiny taste of the Samsung Galaxy S7 in a leaked render earlier this week, @evleaks is back again and this time he's don

Material Design is slowly coming to Chrome, take a peek
thenextweb.com

Google has planned to bring Material Design to Chrome for more than a year, but efforts to bring the design language to the browser have rec

Google wants your smartphone to see people
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Google today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley chip maker Movidius to help bring more powerful image recognition technology direct

Data Saver
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Reduces data usage by using Google servers to optimize pages you visit.

Penn State WebAccess Secure Login:
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Please enter your Access Account ID or Friends of Penn State ID (e.g. xyz5000). User ID. Password. Token. Change Access Account Password · C

Foursquare — Best City Guide - Android Apps on Google Play
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Foursquare is your ultimate city guide, in your pocket. Find the best places to eat, drink, shop, or visit — in any city in the world. Acces

Duck Rabbit Brewery :: Beer
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Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout. Available Year-Round The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout is a traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar).

Amazon Prime Air: Drones to carry 5lb packages over 10 miles in 30 minut...
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Such drones will soon be "as normal as seeing a delivery truck."

Samsung seems to have quietly fixed the Galaxy Note 5's stuck S-Pen issue
phandroid.com

Samsung already started changing the packaging to remind people how to insert the S-Pen into the Galaxy Note 5, and now they even seem to be

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Hands-on with the honor 5X [VIDEO]
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The honor 5X has finally been unveiled in all its glory. We were at the CES 2016 event tonight, and now our grubby little hands have been al

Xiaomi's $107 Redmi 3 packs a huge 4,100mAh battery
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Xiaomi announced its latest budget handset today, the Redmi 3. The device features all-metal construction and a large 4,100mAh battery.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch - Android Apps on Google Play
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Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading a

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