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STOP bullying developers on app reviews

If there is one thing that absolutely infuriates me is users bullying developers on Play Store app reviews, more specifically:

Title: "NEEDS X FEATURE"
Review: "App needs X feature because I need it. Give it to me in the next update. Will consider re-rating".
1 star

This is the worse and most VILE form of bullying towards developers. And even worse when:

1 - The app does 100% of what it says it does
2 - Everything is 100% explicit in the description
3 - The screenshots show everything and all the features

In what world or universe does anyone think that fucking with the developer will get their way? Do they really think things will change just because they downrated and demand features/changes to cater to their magical & special needs?? Comon, get a grip.

Something needs to happen regarding reviews & perceived value for users. I don't have the answer, but Google needs to do something to smooth this archaic form of classifying apps. And I speak against myself, my main app has 4.8 rating with over 12k reviews, but how does any of the initial reviews from 5 years ago matter anymore? This is a haystack in a big scheme of things, but something seriously has to change. I don't have the answers right now, but I'm more than happy to try and figure them out together with Google/other developers.

If you agree then do something, reach out to Google, send them feedback, share this post, generate some awareness. Something has to give. I know other devs think the same. I'll do my part and try and reach out to Google.

Stop the app's review bullying, it doesn't work, it's retarded and annoying.

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Really incredible app! Love experimenting with it👌
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Bezel: 0.755m

Wow, err... +OnePlus​ that's a rather large bezel you've got there...
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Hampus Olsson Wallpapers

Here is all the wallpapers I could find, in the highest resolution I could find, by Hampus Olsson, the creator of the OnePlus wallpapers. Hope you enjoy them!

Dropbox link: https://goo.gl/9LDyDC

I'm attempting to upload a zip to Dropbox (I think Dropbox does let you download as zip anyway though?) but it's taking forever, so sub in the comments and I'll comment when it's up!
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Hampus Olsson Wallpapers

Here is all the wallpapers I could find, in the highest resolution I could find, by Hampus Olsson, the creator of the OnePlus wallpapers. Hope you enjoy them!

Dropbox link: https://goo.gl/9LDyDC

Zip file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcisyy7i29cnas9/Hampus%20Olsson.zip?dl=0

+1 and share, follow me for more!
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OnePlus 3 seems to be a great phone, probably my new phone! Specs look great, slightly annoying about needing a proprietary charger for the quick charging but apart from that it looks awesome!

And here's the OnePlus 3 wallpaper for you all...
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Not very subtle at leaks are you +Marques Brownlee​
OnePlus 3 leaked by +Marques Brownlee​ on Snapchat 😂
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Paranoid Android 2016 Launch

We are launching brand spanking fresh. All new features. New team members. New everything and we have made sure that everything that we are releasing has been polished to our best.

The main features and enhancements that you will probably end up noticing are our custom Quick Settings tile reordering functionality, floating window support, immersive mode, the new on-the-spot interface and CM Theme Engine.

Quick Settings tiles can be managed with ease - you can reorder the tiles by simply long pressing them, remove them by dropping them in the trash bin and add them back in from the add panel. The hidden tiles will be out of your way when checking the notifications but will still be usable from the add panel without any hassles if you want to do that all of a sudden.

You can make an application float either by long pressing a notification and tapping the floating button or by tapping the floating button for the application in the recents list. Additionally, you can make peeking (heads-up) notifications open floating windows by enabling that behavior in the "Floating peek" tile.

Those are not the only changes and features we have added. There are a variety of improvements to CAF devices (OnePlus, OPPO and others) which add custom kernels, advanced gesture and buttons control and more to provide a great experience on those devices. Of course we have spent a lot of attention on making all the visual details look right and on making all the functionality work right.

Over the months we have gained a bunch of new team members. We are now ready for all varieties of work - be it low level, aesthetics, user experience, motion design, testing or anything in-between. What we strive for is the best and we are stronger than ever to reach that.

On Paranoid Android 2016 launch we are supporting popular Nexus devices (6P, 5X, 6, 5, 4, 7 2013, 9) and the OnePlus family (One, 2, X) along with some Sony devices. The lineup is this way to make sure we release the best possible experience on all the devices we release for. No compromises, pure greatness.

We highly recommend everyone to use OpenGapps full version (do not use stock). Nexus 6P users need to make sure their vendor partitions are up-to-date (6.0.1). Our Nexus 5X builds come with a prebuilt vendor image so no worries for you folks!

There is more to come in #aospa2016 but for now, grab your builds at http://get.aospa.co/ and #stayparanoid!
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Illustrator Completes His Illustrations With Everyday Objects

Meet Christoph Niemann - an amazingly talented illustrator, who creates unique drawings featuring everyday objects. You may recognize him from the NY Times, as he works there, but what we really love are his "Sunday Sketches"... Every Sunday he sits down and creates unique, minimal illustrations out of everyday objects then shares the results on Instagram. Each one of his illustrations are like visual experiments based on different object every time.

More info: christophniemann.com | Facebook | Amazon | Tumblr | Twitter | Instagram  (h/t)
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