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Jesse Hollington
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Social Media Editor for iLounge.com, Author, IT Consultant, Dad and other stuff
Social Media Editor for iLounge.com, Author, IT Consultant, Dad and other stuff

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Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay FTW

I've finally decided to give this a try, and I definitely picked the right time. After I dropped by daughter off at her ballet lessons I placed a mobile order for the Starbucks about a block up the street. When I got there, the line was out the door. It was nice to be able to bypass that and just go up to the counter and get my stuff.

There was still a bit of the usual cluster at the pickup counter but it was definitely faster than waiting in line, even with politely waiting my turn at the counter. 
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Design by committee or simply the normal evolution of technology? An interesting read either way (and makes me nostalgic for the days of X11 😏)

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Cool "Remember This" tricks with Reminders, Siri and iOS 9

There's more to the new "Remember this" feature in iOS 9 than just saving web links and emails. Any third-party app that supports Handoff is also supported, and if you have the equivalent app on your Mac, in most cases you can even open the links on the other side.

Cool tricks include saving a calculation from PCalc (not just the result: the calculation is saved, including the tape history), setting a reminder that links to a Pixelmator document, or setting a reminder for a specific item in Pocket or Quora. 

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"Sound Blaster" .... Now, that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time.

Quite fascinated to see that the brand is still alive in some form. My first sound card for one of my early PCs was a Sound Blaster, back in the late eighties, and I remember looking forward to the better capabilities as each new one came out. Ah, the nostalgia

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This is definitely a better way to do it...

I made my girlfriend some chalkboard painted mugs for Christmas last year, with some limited success (I'm far from the most artistic guy on the planet, and this was really my first ever attempt at ceramic painting). Making my own chalkboard paint, however, seems like an even cooler way to go about it, however, as the possibilities are suddenly much more limitless than the small bottles you can get at art stores....

HT: +Scot Duke 
How to Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

http://kids.ideas2live4.com/2015/03/25/make-your-own-chalkboard-paint/

Chalkboards are great around the home. Kids love them. They’re also handy for leaving family messages. Or to-do lists, calendars, wall murals or shopping lists.

But why stop there? Chalkboard paint can be used for handy labeling of spice and herb jars, or the pots the herbs and spices grow in, wine glasses, or anything else where you want a non-permanent but durable label.

Why not make your own!
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More Passcode Options in iOS 9

While it's somewhat common knowledge by now that iOS 9 tries to push you toward a six-digit passcode for increased security, you may not know that you can go back to a four-digit passcode, or you can even go for a longer numeric passcode, which gives you the benefit of a variable length code while using the numeric keypad to enter it. 

HT to +christopher rizzo for inspiring this one :) 

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Poutine Festival!!!
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I can see where they're going with this, but 1:√2 as an aspect ratio sounds like such a typically Google, geek-engineer driven move 😏

That said, the iPad's 4:3 seemed weird when it first arrived, and I remember discussing that at length, and 16:9 was never great for a device that also needed to be used in a portrait orientation. 
“But what makes the Pixel C an innovative device isn’t its crosswise measurement. It’s the unusual ratio between its width and its height. No one’s going to mistake this thing for an iPad—and that’s exactly what Google wants.”

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Table service at McDonald's?

Wow, what's the world coming to?
McDonald’s rolls out table service, customized burgers in upscale shift: McDonald’s Canada is introducing digital kiosks at its restaurants to allow customers to order premium hamburgers as part of an array of new initiatives

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The addition of Apple Watch support caught all the attention in yesterday's Google Maps update for iOS, but there were other features present, and this is definitely one of the more useful ones as far as I'm concerned.
The fastest mode of transportation is now clearer than ever with #GoogleMaps for iOS. goo.gl/26ftpX
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