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#NameAndroidN. Nous essayons de choisir un nom pour la prochaine version d'Android. Vous avez des idées gourmandes qui commencent par la lettre N ? Envoyer. Désolé, une erreur s'est produite lors de l'envoi de votre proposition. Veuillez réessayer plus tard. Besoin d'inspiration ?
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Be cause no body wanted to give answers away so, in despair, they asked the french? #TheLastChance #WhoKnows
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"In fleeing the cloud, Dropbox is showing why the cloud is so powerful."

"... It can lead to what those in the Valley call Not Invented Here Syndrome, where companies start building all sorts of new stuff just because they’re intent on building all sorts of new stuff."

Interesting to see how things develop for Dropbox.
Half-a-billion people stored files on Dropbox. Well, sort of. Really, the files were in Amazon’s cloud. Until Dropbox built its own. And threw the switch.
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I'm a bit disappointed about the +Nexus​​ team's answer about Qi charging on their Reddit AMA: https://m.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/3mzru4/reddit_ama_w_the_nexus_team/

Why no wireless (Qi) charging: “We added Qi wireless charging starting with N4 because plugging in USB micro B was such a hassle! (Which way is up!?) With this year’s Nexii, we support USB Type-C which has a reversible connector so there’s no more guessing. AND it charges incredibly swiftly: 1% to 100% in 97 mins on the 6P for example (the first ~45 mins of charging is especially fast). Meanwhile, wireless charging adds z (thickness). So, ease of plugging in + fast charging + optimizing for thinness made us double down on Type-C instead of wireless!”

I'm a bit disappointed that the convenience must not have been seen:

1. I don't care how long it takes, I'd be asleep as long as the phone makes it through the day on its battery.

2. Cafes, bars, etc wouldn't have to provide wires or sockets and everyone carry around cables.

3. Plugging in with USB in public locations can be a security risk.

4. Plugging/unplugging every few minutes I'd annoying... Home, car, office desk, etc.

5. The USB socket had always been the first/only thing to go wrong with any of my phones. Wireless charging reduces that wear.

#Android #Nexus
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This. This was exactly my reaction. 

I've had other conversations where people said "Why do you need wireless charging when you have quickcharge?". 

Quick Charge does not address the reasons that wireless charging is so dang useful. The simple act of having to physically connect something to my phone, regardless of whether there's a specific way to do so or not, is inconvenient. 

Also, wireless charging was starting to herald a return of the smartphone dock - especially fantastic solutions like the Nexus Orb. With a physical plug, docks once again become a precarious situation. 
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Have you heard about Google Developer Experts?  We're a top notch group of Developers who know our way around the Google API's, UI/UX, Marketing, and monetisation.   If you have a problem them come check us out. 

GDE Website: https://developers.google.com/experts/about
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On the train to London for a touristy day with the in-laws. Harrods, and a 🚌 tour is all we have planned so far.

I may also buy my first proper fountain pen... I've bookmarked all of The Pen Shops. Thanks to +Myke Hurley​ and The Pen Addict podcast.
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So many that other commenters have already mentioned, but not many saying The Two Ronnies. Anyone who enjoys play on word comedy should look up the Four Candles sketch!
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Rant of the moment: why is domain prospecting/squatting still a thing? 
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I've been chased for 10years by someone trying to sell me the .com of my .Co.uk name all they do is squat on it... at one point they stole the html of my site and put it on their own!
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Another few pints [in Finnish] about the poor reasoning behind the lack of Qi charging on the #nexus5x and #nexus6p. +Android+Nexus​ could we get a real answer?
 
"Lockheimerin perustelu kuitenkin ontuu hieman, sillä pikalataus ei vaadi toimiakseen Type-C-liitäntää, Nexus-mallien pikalaturi ei ole lajissaan erityisen nopea (15 W) ja markkinoilta löytyy ohuempiakin puhelimia, jotka tukevat silti langatonta latausta. Lisäksi langaton lataus ei aiemmissakaan Nexus-malleissa lyhentänyt latausaikaa johdolla lataukseen nähden, vaan toimi vain käyttöä helpottavana ominaisuutena, jota se olisi voinut tehdä uusissakin malleissa."
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I bought a hobby grade qi wireless receiver that's about 0.5mm thick... Less than the fuggly camera hump. It's a serious fail that has cost them many sales, mine included.

I'm just waiting waiting for ifixit to pull it apart to see the prospects of retrofitting.
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Hang your head in shame😉
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Looking forward to the #io15 keynote in a few minutes https://events.google.com/io2015/ I've got my browser on standby for any new stuff to buy
Google I/O 2015 brings together developers for an immersive, two-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 28-29, 2015. #io15
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Product Manager / Solution Architect / Solution Engineer / Web Developer / UX Designer
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  • Comparethemarket.com
    Senior Software Engineer, 2013 - 2015
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
    Product Manager & Head of Engineering, 2010 - 2012
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
    Solution Architect, 2007 - 2010
  • Nokia
    Solution Engineer, 2004 - 2007
  • Comparethemarket.com
    Technical Lead, 2015 - present
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Littlehampton, UK
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General Geek, UX enthusiast, web developer and product manager in my day job
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My Mobile Barcoder Firefox extension has over 20,000 daily users, and over 250,000 total downloads
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Meerkat Movies - Android Apps on Google Play
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Save on your household finances and get 2 for 1 cinema tickets. Meerkat Movies is the new reward scheme exclusively for customers of compare

Trello - Organize Anything
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Whether you're managing a team of freelancers, writing an epic screenplay, or just making a list of stuff to get done, Trello makes sure you

SeriesGuide
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Administrar el progreso de (re-)ver tus series favoritas de TV. Ve lo que esta por venir, mantente al día de que sigue. Accede con trakt.tv

Stack Exchange
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Stack Exchange is a network of 100+ question and answer communities on everything from software programming to cooking, photography, and gam

Espruino - JavaScript Microcontroller
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The newest Kickstarter project for a micro-controller board (a la Arduino/Raspberry Pi) but with JavaScript as it's core sketching language.

Andoku Sudoku 2 Free
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Andoku Sudoku 2 is an outstanding sudoku number puzzle game with an intuitive user interface for beginners and professionals alike.It offers

Swype Keyboard
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Swype is the original swipe style keyboard that started it all! With Swype, you can enter text quickly and accurately, backup and synchroniz

Wunderlist - To-do & Task List
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Wunderlist 2 is the easiest way to manage and share your daily to-do lists. Whether you’re planning an overseas adventure, sharing a shoppin

The Humble Bundle for Android (pay what you want and help charity)
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Pay what you want for some awesome games and help support two charities. All of the games are DRM-free and support Mac, Windows, and Linux.

imjustcreative | your creative logo & brand identity designer
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Your creative logo & brand identity designer. Producing finely tuned logos, identities & rebrands. Iconic, typographic and minimali

Chipotle Mexican Grill
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Changing the way the world thinks about and eats fast food.

STOCKHOLM TV bench - beige - IKEA
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IKEA - STOCKHOLM, TV bench, beige , You can easily hide away cables by leading them between shelves and out the cable outlets on the undersi

STOCKHOLM TV bench - beige - IKEA
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IKEA - STOCKHOLM, TV bench, beige , You can easily hide away cables by leading them between shelves and out the cable outlets on the undersi

Occupy Flash
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The movement to rid the world of the Flash Player plugin

Chrome
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The speed and simplicity of Chrome, now on your Android phone and tablet. Search and browse fast with Chrome on your Android phone and table

Flashmob Finlandia
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Tervetuloa YouTubeen! Suositeltu kieli (olemme valinneet sinulle tämän kielen): Suomi. Voit vaihtaa kieliasetustasi sivun alalaidassa olevie

First impressions of Google's Project Glass
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Just a few comments about Project Glass after watching the concept video and seeing a few photos

Has good facilities for corporate events, although catering could be slightly more efficient. Several rooms for breakout sessions as week as a large room seating ~250 people
Public - a month ago
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A pleasant hotel in perfect walking distance of both the New Town shops abs restaurants and the Old Town area. The rooms (at least to the rear) are very quiet. The beds are comfortable and the breakfast is a good buffet (although just the usual Premier Inn buffet) with views of the castle. The only negatives are the slight musty smell when entering the room, and the view to the rear being of a back alley.
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Found a char grilled chicken sternum bone between the bacon and beef in a burger... Luckily didn't bite on it. Otherwise quite a generic-feeling place, not as nice as the other Harvesters around the town.
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reviewed 3 years ago
We ventured here after seeing the shop on Google Streetview, but since the photo was taken there have been changes, and new it's just a bike shop, with a couple of packs of Magic the Gathering. Very disappointed to see another board game shop disappear.
Quality: Poor - FairAppeal: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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They do a great schnitzel with spätzle and a cheese sauce. Very attentive and friendly staff.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Nice to see a proper board game shop, but the store seems to push the children's toys and puzzles more than the board games, putting the board games at the back. There was a reasonable selection for a small shop, but still quite a bit of empty shelving that could have more of the popular games.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Very GoodService: Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago