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James Cridland
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I can no longer use this account - please join me at james.cridland@gmail.com

Google won't let me use this (paid-for) account any more. Google have also withdrawn the feature of moving Google+ circles to a new account. So: please follow me at james.cridland@gmail.com which is where I live on Google+. (I'm clearly a glutton for punishment)
I have two accounts: james.cridland@gmail.com and the Google Apps account james@cridland.net. I’ve used the @cridland.ne…
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Sorry you had to do all this James.

Having previously used an AU and UK card for payments, I seem unable to purchase any movies/TV ever, no help from support. I had to jump through hoops to buy a Nexus. Since then, I have given my $$ to Amazon (it led me to sign up for Prime, buy a Kindle TV stick, and pay them for movies/TV). Short of sideloading the Amazon video app (since it's not on Play), it means I have no way to purchase movies/TV on Android.

Oh - and because support directed me to temporarily remove payment info from Google Drive/Docs - never mind it didn't achieve anything - I lost the legacy storage pricing, which they refuse to restore.
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Transitioning from one Google account to another - what I'm learning...

I'd really, really appreciate any experiences from others. Have you transitioned Google accounts? Can you point at things I've missed? And any re-shares would be really welcome.
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Google Calendar...

If I forward mail from james@cridland.net [a Google account] to james.cridland@gmail.com can I accept/decline those calendar events from Gmail?

If I forward mail from james@crid.land [not a Google account] to james.cridland@gmail.com can I accept/decline those calendar events from Gmail?

[I won't be able to log on using @cridland.net]

I don't quite know the answer; it seems things have changed recently.
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Eurgh, it's really hard to switch Google accounts when you've so much invested in one.

Finding it surprisingly depressing to know that I've got to come off this @cridland.net account before mid February. It's a brand I've spent many years building up: but Google won't let me change it to an Australian account, so I run the risk of account termination due to operating it outside the Google Play TOS as well as it charging me UK VAT on things like Google Drive space.

Can't decide whether to simply use my Gmail account, which has been transferred, or whether I should be using a new Google Apps account under my @crid.land domain. The former makes sense in many ways, but I'd prefer it if people could still send me calendar requests via email.

How disappointing that I have to fiddle around with this nonsense.
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Thinking further... I think I'll just use my Gmail. Better Android Wear functionality, means I won't be fiddling around with three (!!) accounts. Forwarding calendar requests does, apparently, work okay I think. Avoids more "not available for Google Apps accounts" nonsense in the future. One downside - I'll have to have my email address written in a silly format if my client uses Outlook (they'll see "from James.cridland@gmail.com on behalf of james@crid.land") but I think that's okay. 
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I'm logged in with Google account A. I wish to open my Google Drive for account B.

Is it possible to see account B's Google Drive in the File Manager when logged-in as account A?

(Sharing isn't what I'm looking for here, just to be clear: I actually want to move files from account B to account A.)
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+Dymphe Perry Sadly, I can't transfer ownership out of an Apps account. Sharing a folder then copying it seems to work a treat though.
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Mostly for +James O'Brien​ but here's Telstra's 4G versus Telstra's cable broadband here in Brisbane.
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The actual cost of internet (and telco in general) is much, much higher here in Australia than other countries - few undersea connections, massive country, complex terrain. difficult weather. I can understand why it costs more. (Can't quite understand why vegetables are more expensive here though.)
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Oh. Well, it looks like I am going to be forced off Google+ as well, now. Cheers, Google. :(
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I'd grab a list of the people in your circles and import that into your new account. Then message all of them asking for a re-circle.

Remember, follower counts are meaningless.
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I need to switch Google accounts. I think I've a handle on what I need to do: but does anyone have any advice, particularly around switching Google accounts on a Chromebook?

Re-shares would be really, really welcome.
I have two accounts: james.cridland@gmail.com and the Google Apps account james@cridland.net. I’ve used the @cridland.ne…
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+mxwp derfman that's helpful, thank you. I've shared Drive files and am copying them (so they're no longer @cridland.net's, and are now @gmail's). In terms of Google Photos: I think that my reaction is that I don't care. Flickr is, and will remain, my proper backup; Google Photos is just for fun. But you make a good point that I could share the lot, so they'd be accessible by my @gmail account.
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You might remember that I asked whether I should try Spotify or try Google Play Music.

I asked here and on Twitter. Here, there were many more people who were keen on Google Play Music (for relatively obvious reasons). On Twitter it was much more focused towards Spotify: I don't think I got a single recommendation for Google Play Music.

Well, here's where I am so far.

tl;dr: it is currently a draw between the two as far as I can see.
I have to wave goodbye to my Google Play Music (UK catalogue) version since I now live in Australia, and Google won’t le…
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I think after trying all of them since the Apple Music launch, I'd prefer to have Apple Music now it's ironed out some problems. Spotify has the fastest streaming tech but I hate being able to upload my own music that it is missing to the service.
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ABC iView - does it actually work for anyone?

So I've 30Meg down, and am on Telstra cable. Streaming of YouTube works perfectly on Chromecast. Streaming of any music service works perfectly on Chromecast.

But iView pauses and buffers once every ten seconds or so. It seems almost regular in its pausing/buffering. That leads me to believe that it isn't my connection, but something else going on somewhere.

On my phone or tablet, iView works fine, too. Just not on Chromecast.

My question to this group is... if you're in Australia, does ABC iView work for you on Chromecast? I'd be really grateful for your response.

+ABC Australia​
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Disappointing to see an app go unsupported and not reach its full potential. 
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Radio futurologist, and Managing Director, media.info
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  • media.info
    Managing Director, 1994 - present
    media.info is the new name for Media UK
  • Virgin Radio
    Director of Digital Media, 2001 - 2007
  • BBC
    Head of FM&T, A&Mi, 2007 - 2009
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Radio futurologist
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I concentrate on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business across the world.

As a conference speaker, I speak in radio events across the world - on radio's multiplatform future, the effect of smartphones on radio listening, and radio's place in social media.

As a writer, I write about what happens when radio and new platforms collide - for media.info and other websites and magazines.

As a consultant, I work with the brightest brains to ensure radio remains relevant.

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Won both Webby Awards for Virgin Radio's website when I ran it (public and judges' choice). Launched radio's first ever mobile phone app.
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Brisbane, Australia
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London - Huddersfield - Hull - Bradford - Skelmanthorpe - Heckmondwike
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