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It's about time, but still it feels somehow too expensive. 

Funny how a great piece of tech feels more like a disposable fad of an accessory. I really want wearables to be a thing... let's see what version 2 looks like...
 
Moto 360 gets a price drop to just $150 from Motorola and Google

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Motorola and various other retailers have constantly been discounting the Moto 360 to the low price of $150, likely because the second generation model isn't too far off. In case you're still interested in picking one up for a discounted price, you'll be happy to hear that both Motorola and Google have dropped the price of the watch to just $149.99. We're not exactly sure if this is the watch's permanent price point from here on out, but if we ha...
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It's about time.
 
Google finally brings its Clock app to the Play Store

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Google has launched many of its own applications into the Play Store, which allows the company to update them individually rather than issuing a fix for an individual app in a software update. Oddly enough, Google's own Clock app has always been baked into the OS itself, but starting today, it's now available for all to download. Landing in the Play Store as version 4.0.1, the aptly named Clock app features all of the standard functionality we...
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So, I post about how tablets are supposedly dead, and then I post about finding the right tablet for your needs. 

Perhaps I'm confused, or perhaps I don't think tablets are dead. 
 
Which tablet platform is right for you?

There are so many great choices, it can be very hard to choose the right #tablet platform for your needs. When you do choose a platform, you still have to choose the right tablet, which can be an easy choice with Apple's #iPad, but the options are sky high when you go for a #Windows  tablet or an #Android Tablet.

By +Nirave Gondhia 
Which is the right tablet platform for you? Is it the iPad? A Windows tablet? Or an Android tablet? We help you decide which platform is best for your needs
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So, you've either already seen this, or you don't know what Fallout is. 

First impressions: extremely well designed game visually, easy to play, tons of references to the series, obviously. Lots to do, until there is nothing to do. Free to play is nice, and you don't need to purchase any in-app upgrades to proceed, but once you get through the first few levels and upgrades, things are a tad slow waiting for everything to do its thing.

Conclusion: I'm going to give it a fair shake, it's got to be better than Star Wars Tiny Death Star. 
 
New Fallout Shelter game launches on iOS today!

Fallout 4 is coming later this year, for now, why not give the new iOS only Fallout Shelter a try. It may not be packed with FPS goodness, but it will fill any Sims/Sim-city cravings you might be having. 

By +Edgar Cervantes 
Bethesda just announced a new game we weren't expecting. They call it Fallout Shelter and it's pretty much a much cooler version of The Sims!
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Frankly, if it's microtransaction based, iOS players tend to be more willing to spend, so I can see how making it initially exclusive could make sense.

Still doesn't mean I would rather have a version already. :)
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I must say, iOS 9 for the iPad is looking pretty good.

I mean, I'm still an Android guy, but perhaps Google can learn something from Apple's new multi-tasking tools.

Great article +Nirave Gondhia, very happy to have you writing with us on +TabTimes
 
iOS 9 on the iPad Mini 2 - Hands On Impressions

We've been playing with the developer beta of #iOS 9 on our iPad Mini 2. #Apple has gone out of their way to better support and utilize the #iPad, and it shows. Do you have any questions about #iOS9 that we can try to answer for you? 

By +Nirave Gondhia 
Apple's new iOS 9 operating system brings a range of new features, some of which will improve the iPad. Here's our hands on impressions on the iPad Mini 2.
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I agree, mostly. I don't think the majority of these features are really new, I'm sure I've seen them before elsewhere, but if Microsoft can get them dialed in, clean up the experience, I'll take it.

Windows 10 is the first OS from Microsoft in a long, long time that I'm looking forward to trying out. 
 
These Windows 10 features will transform Windows tablets

Windows 10 will bring a lot of features but these few are the ones that will fundamentally improve Windows tablets and the way you use your tablet

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Microsoft's Windows 10 update will launch next month with a lot of new features and we take a look the key features that will transform Windows tablets.
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I've been playing with VMs of the Dev preview and I have to say it's nice.
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Not going to lie, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this. 
 
Zetally Avy Android smart speaker shipping in the U.S., save $30 now

Avy my not be your conventional Android tablet, nor is it your typical speaker dock, rolling both into one makes for a convenient looking device, don't you think?

By +Jonathan Feist 
Zetally is excited to be selling Avy in the U.S. Hurry, they have a limited time offer for $30 off this 7-inch display Android powered smart speaker.
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I don't know, the idea of a small portable projector really excites me, but, that word "affordable" makes me think quite the opposite. 

Of course, this is LG we're talking about, they have a way of making fairly reliable low cost equipment. I'll set aside $50 for you LG, do you want it?
 
LG Minibeam Nano: a tiny, affordable projector for your smartphone

With the promise of an 'affordable price', we are looking forward to seeing the newly announced LG Minibeam Nano mobile projector hit store shelves. Would you pack around a projector if it was pocket-sized?
Enter the LG Minibeam Nano, which the manufacturer claims is the "smallest, lightest and most affordable projector to date".
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Our guy +Matthew Benson took some time to discuss what it is about tablets that make them so popular, or not so popular, as it turns out. 

You should know by now that I am very pro-tablet, but I guess I can understand not wanting one, if you already have a huge phone kicking around.
 
Tablets: why we don’t love them anymore, but (maybe) we should

Do you still have a passion for tablets like we do, or are you more of a large form-factor smartphone user these days?
Tablet sales are falling despite what were once lofty expectations and brisk sales. What is causing the conundrum, and why might you still want to consider one?
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who doesn't love them?
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Ignore the crazy, and the parts where I theorize some rather useless keyboard tech, but hey, this was a fun one. 

Oh, and there is some cool tech in here that actually exists.
 
What do you want out of your next tablet keyboard? A look at new and future keyboards

Technology moves forward, that includes keyboard tech. Join us as we take an almost unrealistic look at new and theoretical keyboards for your tablet. What is your dream keyboard?

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Join us for a little brain storming and look at what could be your next tablet keyboard. Touchpad, programmable, projection, these keyboards may be exactly what you want.
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This is a little bit of what helps me get through my work week. 

Does anyone know how to use the new Chrome Remote Desktop PC app with multiple accounts? I have a PC I can't connect to anymore from my main machine, without having to mess with user profiles and such. 
 
Using Chrome Remote Desktop and TeamViewer from your Android phone or tablet - Android customization

I don't know about you, but the ability to remotely connect to my PC from my Android device is crucial to my ability to get work done throughout the week. Do you use Chrome Remote Desktop or TeamViewer from your Android device? 

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I hope you had the chance to follow along last week's Android customization post, where we used Tasker to put one-click action buttons and custom system info right on your Lollipop lock screen. We are shifting gears dramatically this week, we want to look at two of my favorite apps to remotely access and control a PC from Android phones and tablets. The apps I am about to share with you today may not be the most full functioning, feature rich ...
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Is this a Google Fit initiative to get us walking more?

I'm joking, of course. Curious to see where this goes.
 
Many of you are reading this post while living in a city. And you can probably think of a ton of ways you’d like your city to be better—more affordable housing, better public transport, less pollution, more parks and green spaces, safer biking paths, a shorter commute... the list goes on!

Many cities around the world have already made a lot of progress in some of these areas—for instance, developing dashboards to measure and visualize traffic patterns, and building tools that let residents instantly evaluate and provide feedback on city services. But a lot of urban challenges are interrelated—for example, availability of transportation affects where people choose to live, which affects housing prices, which affects quality of life. So it helps to start from first principles and get a big-picture view of the many factors that affect city life. Then, you can develop the technologies and partnerships you need to make a difference.

So I’m very excited about +Sidewalk Labs​, a new company we’ve announced today. (The press release is at www.sidewalkinc.com if you want to read more).  Sidewalk will focus on improving city life for everyone by developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage. The company will be led by Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. Every time I talk with Dan I feel an amazing sense of opportunity because of all the ways technology can help transform cities to be more livable, flexible and vibrant.  I want to thank +Adrian who helped to bring Dan on board.

While this is a relatively modest investment and very different from Google's core business, it’s an area where I hope we can really improve people’s lives, similar to Google[x] and Calico. Making long-term, 10X bets like this is hard for most companies to do, but Sergey and I have always believed that it’s important. And as more and more people around the world live, work and settle in cities, the opportunities for improving our urban environments are endless. Now it’s time to hit the streets and get to work!
We're on the brink of a historic period for cities around the world. By 2050, the population in cities will double, intensifying existing socioeconomic, public health and environmental problems. At the same time, innovations in technology can be used to design communities that are more efficient ...
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Yeah, small town Alberta is a totally different beast from the big cities. Some days I miss it. 
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Technology user and administrator by day, tech writer by night, Android device in hand through it all. 

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Cog - System Info Viewer
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Just a simple Chrome App to showcase chrome.system.* APIs.Check out public source at https://github.com/beaufortfrancois/cog-chrome-app

Cog - System Info Viewer
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Display lots of useful hardware and network info

Trigger
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Widget "fai da te" minimale, estremamente customizzabile, con poco impatto su batteria e memoria e dalle illimitate possibilità! Prova la ve

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MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies. a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help

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The Google AdSense app provides an easy way to view key data from your AdSense and AdMob accounts. It allows you to access reporting feature

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Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like authentication

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Welcome to Chrome Beta for Android!• Preview the latest features: Try out the newest features. (Sometimes these may be a little rough around

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Google Camera snaps quick and easy photos and videos, and has creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama.Features • Ph

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Pogoplug is cloud storage for your mobile life. Access all your files, photos, music and movies wherever you are. Automatically import your

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Just plain good. Small but excellent happy hour menu.
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Oh man, so good. Every bite was a flavor explosion, and we only filled up on the happy hour menu. I'll be back for sure, and may try the main menu, maybe. Try the BBQ pork!
Public - 6 months ago
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Did not get to visit any of the buildings, buy walking around the campus was great. Much to see and a fun atmosphere.
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If you are interested in technology, be sure to call ahead so you can attend a live taping of one of the shows. Great people, fun place.
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The meat counter is one of the best I've ever experienced. Not only are the staff fun and friendly, but the selection of sausage and other ready-to-cook meats are superb. The store is a little unruly in the layout, but it's clean and makes sense once you get used to it.
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reviewed 11 months ago
The View!!!
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