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Gina Trapani
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ThinkUp co-founder, Host of This Week in Google and All About Android, Todo.txt creator, founding/former editor of Lifehacker
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I'm the CTO and co-founder of ThinkUp, an open source social media insights engine that recently launched as a consumer product. I blog at Scribbling.net, host This Week in Google, and I made Todo.txt.

I founded Lifehacker.com, a daily weblog on software and personal productivity, and authored a book based on the web site which is in its third edition: Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better (Wiley, June 2011).
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legally gay-married in California
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ThinkUp co-founder
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  • ThinkUp
    Cofounder, 2009 - present
  • Expert Labs
    Project Director, 2010 - 2012
  • Gawker Media
    Lead Editor, Lifehacker.com, 2005 - 2009
  • Kinja
    Developer, 2003 - 2005
  • Bolt.com
    Developer, 2000 - 2003
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In a civil union

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Hi friends! I've been working on Makerbase a bit lately and we have several new features to announce today:

* A personalized activity feed. We start from your Twitter friends and you can build from there. Follow (& unfollow) projects & makers to get updates on who's working on what.
* Whose work makes you go 😍? Look 'em up on Makerbase, tap on "Inspirations" & tell 'em. I want to see more Android apps in the mix!
* Get an email when anyone updates your info. Sign in & set your email address to do so. (Yes, we hate spam too.)
* Unlike Wikipedia, Makerbase actively encourages people to write their own info. Tell everyone what you made in your own words. Or, give your coworker the credit they deserve.
* Finally: it's much clearer if a maker added themselves to Makerbase or someone else did. Tap "Flag" to feature or report a maker.

We think Makerbase can be more than a reference site. Our main goal is to inspire people to start new projects, to help them find other collaborators. What would help motivate you to start something new?

https://makerba.se/?gt
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It's really great!
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What was your favorite app featured on episode 196 of All About Android?

Ridiculous Fishing
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vlambeer.RidiculousFishing

Power Button FlashLight /Torch
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brink.powerbuttonflashlight

Bitcoin Wallet by Coinbase
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coinbase.android
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Ridiculous Fishing
41%
Power Button FlashLight/Torch
39%
Bitcoin Wallet by Coinbase
20%
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Many thanks to the awesome +Anjo Cerdeña for the illustration I loved so much I made it my new avatar!
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VOTE
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QuickPic
39%
AZ Screen Recorder
23%
System Monitor
25%
SimpliFit
13%
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Vote. Vote. Vote.
 
Episode 188 of All About Android is calling your name... in a non-creepy way, asking that you vote for your favorite app of the week. Is it...

Sky Force 2014
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.idreams.skyforcehd

Today Calendar
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.underwood.calendar_beta

The Tower
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ketchapp.tower

Wunderwalk
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wunderwalk.wunderapp
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Sky Force 2014
35%
Today Calendar
40%
The Tower
15%
Wunderwalk
10%
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I really wanted to like The Tower. Alas, I was unable to get it to run on my Lollipoped Nexus 5.
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Hi friends - this Thursday October 22nd at 11am PT/2pm ET I will be chatting live on ProductHunt. Meet me there and ask me anything. Hope to see you.
Community Q&A with Gina Trapani . Co-founder of ThinkUp and Makerbase, Founding editor of Lifehacker
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I know that no one can replace Gina but their selection was surprising to say the least. I'll be kind and leave it at that. 
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My second-to-last Android Arena: You Should Vote on the best app here. I won't tell you which one is mine, only that it is the best. (Though the other two are great too.)
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Lightbot - Programming Puzzles
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Haystack TV News
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TwoDots
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+Ron Richards and I are in a dead heat in +All About Android's app arena! Help break the tie and vote on your favorite app below.
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Crossy Road
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DeviantArt
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Action Launcher 3
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Quick
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Good work, G+ team.
 
For many people, gender identity is more complex than just "male" or "female."  Starting today, I'm proud to announce that Google+ will support an infinite number of ways to express gender identity, by giving you the option to customize the way your gender is represented on your profile. 

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don't fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don't want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.”  When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next few days.

Many thanks to the people and groups who gave us advice on the best ways to do this. Your input has been really valuable to us, and we hope you like the result!
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i am other XD
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This week's App Arena poll! VOTE.
 
Episode 190 is in the bag, down at the very bottom... Yeah, look really hard... YEAH, right there. phew.

OK which was your favorite app in tonight's show?

Clippit
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.clippit.android

RETRY
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.retry

Facetune
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lightricks.facetune
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RETRY
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Vote on this week's Android Arena right here.
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FloatNote
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TIDAL
10%
Soundcloud
31%
Botanicula
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I don't know.  I voted in another election yesterday and it didn't work out so good.
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Flopsy Droid
market.android.com

Flying Droids on your Android Wear device.An experimental game inspired by a certain other Bird-based Game. Fine tuned to be playable on And

Louie
market.android.com

Louie is an edgy comedy series filtered through the observational humor of comedian Louis C.K. A blend of stand-up routines and offstage vig

HBO GO
market.android.com

Introducing HBO GO®. The streaming service from HBO that lets you enjoy your favorite HBO shows, movies, comedy specials, sports, documentar

All About Android: The Game
market.android.com

All About Android: The Game is a simple but addicting infinite runner designed for the Android faithful! Inspired by the greatest podcast of

One Today by Google
market.android.com

One Today by Google is a mobile app that brings together people and nonprofits through the simple act of giving $1.The app is currently avai

Why Google's Spellcheck Suggested I Change 'Congresswoman' to 'Congressman'
www.theatlantic.com

Live by the algorithm, suggest sexist changes by the algorithm.

ThinkUp
plus.google.com

ThinkUp captures and analyzes your conversations on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and beyond.

Twitter post by ginatrapani on ThinkUp
smarterware.org

Won't be going to SXSW 2012, but looking at a few others. What's the best tech event you've ever been to?

ThinkUp: A Social Media Insights Engine — ThinkUp v0.16 beta documentation
thinkupapp.com

Find out more at the ThinkUp project page. Introduction. Who ThinkUp Is For; What ThinkUp Can Do. Installation. System Requirements; Quick S

The Secret Door - Step Through To The Unknown
www.safestyle-windows.co.uk

Step through Safestyle's secret door and be transported to some of the most fancinating places across the globe!

Smarterware by Gina Trapani - Page 5
smarterware.org - written by Gina Trapani

This is your body on chairs Electrical activity in the muscles dropsthe muscles go as silent as those of a dead horse Hamilton says leading to a cascade of ...

Carbon for Twitter
market.android.com

Carbon experience for Android Smartphones. No Tablet support yet.Simple, Dark, and a dash of elegance for your Twitter day-to-day pleasure.C

Installing ThinkUp on PHP Fog
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A quick screencast on installing ThinkUp on phpfog using their free hosting tier.

Smarterware by Gina Trapani
smarterware.org - written by Gina Trapani

Scott Berkun. Im sad Steve Jobs is gone Im sadder still to see the vultures of shallow thinking circling his name. Out of Curiosity Comes Everything ...

(Updated) How to Transfer Google Voice to Your Google Apps Account | Sma...
smarterware.org - written by Gina Trapani

July 16 2010. Update Google Voice product manager Craig Walker confirms that the Apps transfer is NOT supported right now and that it was only done for a ...

Invisible Autoupdater: An App's Best Feature | Smarterware
smarterware.org - written by Gina Trapani

August 31 2011. Ben Goodger writing about Chrome. Autoupdate is one of Chrome's killer features It is magical because it continuously updates an entire ...

The Story of Send
www.google.com

Follow an email on its journey to see what happens when you send a message. Along the way, discover our data centers with videos and photos.

Yet Another GeekTool and Todo.txt Desktop Head-Up Display | Smarterware
smarterware.org - written by Gina Trapani

March 17 2009. GeekTool and todotxt Mac user Grant Lucas is putting the Todotxt CLI and GeekTool to great use on his Mac pictured aboveClick to enlarge or ...

ifttt (If This Then That) | Smarterware
smarterware.org - written by Gina Trapani

September 13 2011. Nifty tool automates recipes for reactions to events across web services Popular ifttt recipes includeif someone tags me in a photo on ...

Work Smart Video: How to Stay Productive on the Road | Smarterware
smarterware.org - written by Gina Trapani

September 9 2010. Ive travelled to 9 different cities already this year and Ive got 4 different major work projects going on so keeping on top of everything