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My new custom Android Wear watch face

Spent some time playing around with the new advanced face-designing tools in Pujie Black last night (see https://goo.gl/IHyW26). Came up with this face, which I'm now using on my LG Urbane. 

Here's what you're seeing in the video:

(1) The fully illuminated watch face

(2) The calendar events screen (accessible by tapping the center of the face)

(3) The ambient/dimmed mode (at the very end)

There are parts of the advanced tools that are a little frustrating and require some patience, but there are some really cool options there if you like playing around with designs and making things look the way you want.

I put my design in its current incarnation here, if you want to check it out and/or tweak it yourself: https://goo.gl/zxqRqX That's the preset file; you'll just need to copy it into the PujieBlack > Presets folder on your phone, then select "Presets" from the app's main overflow menu to load it.

UPDATE: An easier way to import it -- just go into the Pujie app, press the menu icon and select "Import Shared Preset Code," then paste in the following:

H4sIAAAAAAAAAGNgYgACpv8MEz5ycjIw_L99-zYICwkh2CAFDKz_oYARTvxnEDv8HygFk_lfcfr__996mv__r2P473u0momRjYERKM8IUsTMBlIBIZmQSEZmBAlUxg5UDgJAkoGFBcwCMsG2MDJMBxvEyMzACLeyo6MDqheEgDywI6CYzXnnhEz_Vw0g9xcbGzMwnDlzNnLmzAawjSxGsmcaMqudGpggXEPJPQ4ZP60YoFzdBG2HDO9bMK5hQY5DlsaiBiZGoK_-M_CkoXvcSLO5QYllzgH7iT4gH4DC8z8aqAfi_FchDAU5MQxB31oagjxVGkDOqofKoWNGuAVAuwC7c7sZqAEAAA

(And the app itself is here, if you don't already have it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pujie.wristwear.pujieblack)

Fun stuff. Happy almost-Fourth, everyone!
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+JR Raphael I like. Not fully got to grips with it. But polished and we'll structured UI. Thanks for the tip
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Massive update to one of my favorite Wear faces tonight! Loads of awesome new options. If you haven't given this one a whirl yet, now's the perfect time.

(+Pujie Wear​: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pujie.wristwear.pujieblack) 
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I see what you did there +JR Raphael​
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$249, made of metal, and able to flip a full 360 degrees. Yup -- this thing makes a great first impression. 

My first look at the new Chromebook Flip:
A $249 Chromebook that's made of metal and able to flip a full 360 degrees? Darn tootin'. Time to go hands on with the new Chromebook Flip.
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+Paul Marks It's the default band that comes with the LG Urbane. Not sure if they're selling that exact one by itself or not... 
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It baffles me that the command to archive a conversation is buried three steps deep in the Hangouts Chrome app.
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Ok ill look it up 
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A new chapter in my "How I use Android" series: Hello, +SwiftKey!

Keyboards are a core part of the customization puzzle, so I thought it'd be interesting to see how someone involved with one of Android's most popular keyboards uses the platform himself.

Suffice it to say, his home screen setup is a bit different than most. See for yourself:
SwiftKey has transformed the way many of us use our Android devices -- so how does one of the guys behind it use Android himself?
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The only reason I don't use Swiftkey is because it doesn't support Japanese. I use Swype instead, even though I have to put up with auto correct errors regulator regularly.

For English, I think Swiftkey is superior.
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It's funny how an invite-only system for ordering a product makes it seem like a privilege when you're finally "allowed" to buy without an invite.

Genius bit of marketing, I suppose. Or something.
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+Stephen Wardell I totally agree. It is almost as if those who believe this is a good strategy never finished their marketing courses in college. 
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This is a pleasant surprise.
Lenovo and Moto are growing closer together in their approaches to Android -- but not in the way some feared that might happen.
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The icons feel odd, like most skins
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This story makes my heart sad.
This cross-country cash cow starring seven of America's biggest Vine and YouTube stars may have all the trappings of a traditional rock tour — long bus rides, concert hall stages in front of scream...
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+Beto Aguirre typical BuzzFeed
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My wife subscribed me to a candy of the month club for my birthday, and the second shipment just arrived.

New box every month, and you never know what it's going to have. This may be the best present I've ever gotten.
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JR, I am not a sweet kind of guy.... Give me the Beer of the Month Club.... Now we are talking.... lol
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The 1080p Toshiba Chromebook 13 is down to $250 today: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/toshiba-13-3-chromebook-2-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-16gb-solid-state-drive-silver/8790147.p

Killer deal on one of the best Chromebooks around. 

(My review: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2837806/toshiba-chromebook-2-review-an-attractive-chrome-os-experience.html)

UPDATE: Looks like the deal may have ended already. It's back up to $300 now, which is still $30 off the original cost but not quite as crazy as that $250 price.

UPDATE 2: It's back -- Wal-Mart is now matching the $250 price! http://www.walmart.com/ip/Toshiba-Satin-Gold-13.3-2-CB35-B3340-Chromebook-PC-with-Intel-Celeron-N2840-Processor-4GB-Memory-16GB-SSD-and-Chrome-OS/39371227
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is there a 1080p 11" chromebook? Aside from the Asus Flipbook? (Need something to fit on cramped airline tray tables.)
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Woohoo! Android 5.1 on the 2014 Moto X.

(Pure edition, U.S. Should now be hitting all such devices, according to Motorola.)
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5.1 finally hit my Droid Turbo yesterday. ..finally.
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This week's +All About Android: USB-C, convertible Android tablets, and more! (And me!)

Had a grand time as always hangin' with +Jason Howell and +Ron Richards. Check out the video version of the show below or snag the audio podcast here:

https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android/episodes/219?autostart=false
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Love when you're on there. Be really cool if you were added as a co-host (hint, hint +Jason Howell​).

Just saying...
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I write about Android, Chrome OS, and other titillating technology. You may have seen me in such places as PCWorld, Computerworld, and SeaWorld (hey, that Shamu is all right). I'm the guy behind Android Power and eSarcasm, voted 0.2 times as the best geek-humor website in the world. I also make one hell of a turkey sandwich.

In my spare time, I enjoy flossing, staring blankly, and writing about flossing and staring blankly.

If you'd like to stalk me, consider these helpful starting points:

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• The webcam installed on my left fibula [not yet available]

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I was once honored by the American Mustache Institute. Seriously -- see here: http://goo.gl/DOv36
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