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James Cridland
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"0.9 minute" should either read "0.9 minutes" or, better, "less than a minute".
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+James Cridland: Thanks! We will fix this.
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I just thought I'd leave this here. Anyone else listened?
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I took a quick listen and was equally unimpressed.
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Botched, lazy, and uninspiring. No, that's not a review of this review.
James Cridland tries to listen to Apple Music's new global radio station, and is not impressed
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There's no live radio station in Google. There are lota of automated jukeboxes in both. I occasionally listen to Google's.
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Bug report: this video shows a little glitch on the Odyssey (premium, Play Store edition) watch face.

When I clear this tweet away, watch the bottom info window - where it says "Brisbane". There's a flash of something else instead of "Brisbane" here as the notification clears. I think it says "June". I've not been able to check frame by frame of this video though.

I can reproduce this glitch every time I clear something, and it is beginning to make me twitch a little...
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My ambient watch face is identical to the active watch face though. JUNE19 doesn't appear there.

My current settings have a tick next to "Disable minimal ambient mode". 
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Clearly I don't have access to ABC iView on my Samsung TV - how could I? - and therefore I have no idea how lacking the user experience is. If I had it, I'd certainly have a view on it. But clearly, living in the UK, I don't, and thus, clearly won't mention anything about it.

Especially I won't mention the screens that require you to scroll down for a random while, and then use the fast-forward button to go to the next page. Nor the odd way it opens in a small window which you then need to open in full-screen. Or that I simply cannot understand how search works.

Cough
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I'm told it involves rather more than proxies.
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Bug: the front page doesn't cope well with the Turkish accent in Erdogan's name (see screenshot). It's put that letter into a different, sans-serif, font.

The actual article page has used the correct font and looks perfect: it is just the front page that suffers from this bug.
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Thanks for reporting this. We have noticed too and will be fixed in next release. 
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Not yet used the app, but these are radio buttons and should be tick buttons. Confusing: I thought I could only select one of these.

Also confusing: "Also include news about" - what do you mean? Does 'Technology' not contain news about the internet? Or do you mean "Include more news about"...?
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+James Cridland: Thanks for your thoughts! We previously had square checkboxes and a few months ago shifted to round checkboxes. Our belief was that a check mark inside would sufficiently differentiate them from a radio button with a circle inside. It looks like our belief may have been incorrect! (Chalk one up to the benefits of sticking with standard UI conventions...)
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Amusing seeing people here breathlessly wish Google+ a happy fourth birthday. As if they think they'll see a fifth.

There's no doubt that there is a community here of sorts, just as there are the same old faces at your local bar. There's no doubt that some of it is vibrant - communities around Google products certainly are, though Google haven't bothered making G+ the "official" way to give feedback for any of their products preferring instead to keep Google Groups going.

But there's also no doubt that most people didn't understand what G+ is here for, and have long since left. Discussion is smaller every day. Google have seemingly placed G+ in maintenance mode already: product updates are mostly about stripping products out (Hangouts, Photos). G+ integration is being stripped out of the rest of Google; with direct links from most products now removed. Official-looking communities are full of spam. G+ doesn't get a single mention in I/O.

So, yes, happy birthday Google+. Four is quite something. But five? I doubt it.
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Quieter every day...
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Just reading Google+ for a bit, while I still can
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Don't say that +James Cridland. Have my social media sorted - Twitter for news, Facebook for family/friends, and interests here... If the Google Boys abandon this, I'll be seriously pissed off.
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Amazing Opportunity - show off your l33t sk1llz by answering this question correctly in +Stack Exchange - you, yes you, could have the satisfaction of telling me where I'm going wrong.
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It's almost enough to make you proud of your country. Although Zane's not really British.
 
Where did Apple go to get great radio DJs? Why, it came to the UK. Naturally.
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I've just posted as a comment, +James Cridland :)
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If only this was a mobile phone...
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Not getting far from that with nexus 6 and android m 
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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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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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As long as you aren't expecting haute cuisine or decent beer, it isn't a bad place.
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Fun to be there, though the square itself was full of the beginnings of a Christmas market when I went there, so the grandeur of the place was lost a little.
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Wonderful place. Friendly hosts, wifi, nice rooms, and felt safe and close to the shopping street. Lovely friendly feeling to the place.
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Genuinely, I once took an MRT from the airport to here for breakfast. Proper Singaporean experience. In a strange mall which mostly isn't open in the early morning though.
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Impressive venue for a large conference. Well signposted via train from the centre.
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A bit "away from it all", and suffers from typical US big-box hotel syndrome. In the evenings you need to really plan quite hard to escape from the hotel for the evening, thanks to its remote location. Annoying lack of free wifi.
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