Profile cover photo
Profile photo
John Bowdre
1,689 followers -
Elite Recognized Geek
Elite Recognized Geek

1,689 followers
About
John's posts

Post has attachment
Yep, still too old for this shit.


Funny how that works, huh?
Animated Photo

Post has attachment
Well that looks comfortable.
Photo

Post has attachment
Hangouts removing SMS support

In an effort to "streamline" the service that once aimed to be your all-in-one chat+text+videocall+voicecall client, Google is preparing to remove carrier SMS support entirely. If you haven't given in to the subtle hint to try Google Messenger Android Messages, now would be a good time to check it out.

Note that this change only affects traditional carrier SMS capabilities (for now). If you're a Google Voice or Google Fi customer who has chosen to receive text messages in Hangouts, that functionality will continue to work as it has been - these text messages are actually delivered as data rather than using the carrier's SMS services. That's a relief for me, since Messages doesn't yet support Google Voice and the recently-revamped Google Voice app cannot be set as the default SMS app.

There are other changes to accompany this announcement, namely the turn-down of several Gmail Labs features, so it's worth skimming through to see how you might be affected.

Post has attachment
I wonder if their inability to plan ahead in any way resulted in their lack of a bumper.



#DashcamShaming

Post has attachment

Post has shared content
I did what I said I wouldn't, and loaded the #AndroidO preview on my Nexus 6P.

Like +Ian McIlwraith, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it actually works. There are some things that don't work quite right, and some occasional stuttering and general jankiness, but overall it's pretty good - and it's exciting to see a glimpse of what lies ahead for Android. Check out his video below for a quick overview of some of the user-facing changes.
Android O is pretty sweet. Surprisingly, it's not as broken as I thought it would be.
Oh, I also made a video about it if you want to see what it's like without flashing it on your precious phone.

#Android

Post has attachment
This is great waiting for your vCenter Server Appliance to apply patches and reboot music.


Thanks for reminding me, +Jason England!

Post has attachment
Pippin thinks he got a new toy.
Animated Photo

Post has attachment
Yeah, that was pretty OBNOXIS alright.


#DashcamShaming
Video
Photo
3/22/17
2 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Happy #HuatchfaceWednesday!

I rarely stick with a watchface for more than a few days, but I've been wearing +Cyklus Watch Face for a week and a half and I haven't felt a desire to change yet.

This digital Android Wear face uses a 24-hour ring around the outside to inform you of the weather and any upcoming calendar entries or alarms. A white marker indicates the current time and temperature, while the daily high and low are placed at the appropriate time along the edge. Seasonal color themes change as the year goes by, and the colored segments illustrate sunrise and sunset times.

It also tells the time, in big, clear, easy-to-read numbers.

Cyklus manages to do something special by presenting a wealth of information without overwhelming the display, and it's well worth checking out.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.kianga.cycles
Photo
Photo
3/22/17
2 Photos - View album
Wait while more posts are being loaded