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This place really is dead. No one uses Google+ anymore which makes it all the more strange that Google has made Google+ a core service. I suspect it could be retired as a consumer product (with Spaces taking over the consumer, collections and communites) and G+ re-done as solely a business service. Not sure what business would use it for though. Any thoughts?
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Remember, Chromebooks launched to consumers in 2010 and didn't light the world on fire. Google made the pivot to education and now the Chromebook is the number one device in schools. Maybe making Google+ an organizational social network will turn out to be a similar turning point.
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It would seem Hangouts is about to start a transition to becoming more Slackish. 
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Simple app that reveals night mode options in Nougat.
 
During its time as a developer preview, we saw quite a few features pop up in Android Nougat, later to be dumped. Among those included a dark UI mode, something fans have been wanting for quite some time. Unfortunately, it didn’t make the cut. Another…
During its time as a developer preview, we saw quite a few features pop up in Android Nougat, later to be dumped. Among those included a dark UI mode, something fans have been wanting for quite som…
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I initially wrote Duo off. However, after seeing how easily my mother got to grips with it. She is totally useless with tech. I am seeing it in a different light.
Of the two communication apps that Google announced at I/O, Duo surely seemed like the less interesting one. Video calls have been done again and again, an... by Rita El Khoury in App Reviews, Applications, Google, News, Reviews
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Google: Unwanted bundled software is way more aggressive than malware - http://kimbl.es/2aztM8q
Researchers have exposed the questionable practices of the pay-per-install industry behind the lucrative market for unwanted software.
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VR integration is the future for exercise machines. Gym's will need to deploy VR headsets.
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Finally! Google Drive integration in Inbox. I can now make the switch. 
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Coming to the UK.
 
Keep your connection speed high and your data bill low with Wi-Fi Assistant, a feature that allows you to automatically and securely connect to more than a million, free open Wi-Fi hotspots. Originally a Project Fi exclusive feature, we are now expanding Wi-Fi Assistant to all Nexus users in the United States, Canada, Mexico, UK and Nordic countries. This will roll out to users over the next few weeks. Learn more: http://goo.gl/8I4wcA
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Google focusing on the enterprise users with this latest hangouts update. Idiots. 
Forget video messaging, direct share, and whatever happened here. The most important update in Hangouts history finally happened and you're all here to wit... by Cody Toombs in APK Teardown, Downloads, News
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Some clarity on the future of Hangouts now that Duo has started roll out. 
Just a few hours ago, Google started the rollout for the first of its two new messaging apps, Duo. For me and some of us here, the Play Store listing still... by Jordan Palmer in Applications, Breaking, Google, News
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This is makes absolutely no sense. Why would I essentially invest in two different apps/platforms for personal and business? #ClearAsMud . This is why you can't get too invested in Google's products.
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I was waiting out for drive integration. Now it has arrived I'm now a full user of inbox and love it.
 
Google Drive is now integrated into #inbox meaning you can now switch from #Gmail and keep the features you love - head to inbox.google.com
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You can be tracked online based on the level of power you have in your phones battery.
Battery status indicators are being used to track devices, say researchers from Princeton University – meaning warnings of privacy exposure have come to pass
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Providing Cloud Computing and speedy IT Support to the fun, the young and the growing business.
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I follow Formula 1 closely and race in a number of  national karting championships in the UK. I also visit family in China quite often.

I am the Founder of Kimbley IT. We specialise in providing expert advice on Google Apps and IT Support to creative, green and technology based small business in Birmingham and the West Midlands. 
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I've advised The Gadget Show on Channel 5.
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    Founder, 2009 - present
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Decent Japanese Bento boxes, pretty tasty. The octopus balls are very delicious. Staff a friendly and the venue is nice.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Very good service and knowledgeable staff. Total opposite of PC World.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Super slow service. Understaffed.
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reviewed 3 months ago
Friendly staff and good service. The steaks are really very good and cooked to your liking.
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Visited for a monthly meeting we hold at the hotel. Staff always friendly, food is excellent, especially the cheese cake. Never stayed over so no idea what the rooms are like but for business meetings it's perfect.
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reviewed 3 months ago
Great market with lots of stalls selling lots of different foods. Had noodles at a noodle bar and they were pretty good and purchased some honeycomb from one of the vendors which was delicious.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Friendly staff and the chips are very good.
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