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Early MobileTechRoundup podcast with +Matthew Miller for the weekend: Matt tracked down his own Apple Watch 2, we share our thoughts and expectations on this week's Google event and discuss the passing of BlackBerry as a handset designer.

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Many don't know IT can easily manage Chrome work devices. Now a free 60 day trial for Google Apps customers. :)
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+Tim Box yup, there are a number of apps/services supported on consumer Google accounts but not on Google Apps / work accounts. 
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On the MoTR podcast with +Matthew Miller: Hands on with the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 and LG V20 phone.

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After listening this podcast, I really wish Google bringing some cool features into Pixel phones like Google +Tango​.
Let's hope…
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And I now feel 10 years older just for reading this. Thanks NFL! ;)

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Responsive design for Gmail text. Yay!!!
Your emails, optimized for every screen with responsive design

Later this month, you’ll be able to use CSS media queries with Gmail to ensure that your message is formatted the way you intended, whether it's viewed on a computer, a phone in portrait mode, or a tablet in landscape mode. You’ll be able to change styles based on width, rotation, and resolution, allowing for more responsive formatting to optimize your email for every device.

You can find the full list of supported CSS rules in the developer documentation ( We hope this reference helps you create more feature-rich, responsive email for users. Happy formatting!
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Hope this fixes my work emails. Sometimes the type is ridiculously tiny. 
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This shouldn't surprise you but.... this week's MoTR podcast with +Matthew Miller is all about the new iPhones (and a little Apple Watch too).
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Hello Google Cloud; not the Cloud product you may have seen before, but a broad spectrum of services, devices and apps (Google Apps is now G Suite!) for businesses of every size.
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Time for a new IoT Podcast with +Stacey Higginbotham. Enjoy!
There’s a new Wink hub heading to Walmart, Home Depot and Amazon, so Kevin Tofel and I unpacked the new features on the second generation of the smart home hub in this week’s episode. W…
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Meet the newest member of the Google family.
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I happened to catch this ad on primetime TV at the exact time that I was scrolling through twitter and saw someone had retweeted it. Second screen synergy!
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And the already robust security of Chrome OS is even more robust. Or is that robust-er? ;)

Either way, the new Verified Access will be handy in businesses both large and small: It uses the Trusted Platform Module -- that's the TPM -- found in Chromebooks to confirm identity and device state via an API so that access is granted only to devices that pass the verified boot procedure and are enterprise policy compliant. Yay!
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Any news on Chromebooks for the rest of the world?
All the partners are already selling us phones, tablets and PCs but no chromebooks.
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Sweet! Have to dig out my Cardboard.
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So that new Wide Color display on the iPhone 7 sounds great. And then I found out today that the Honor 8 has one too, based on this visual test. Interesting.

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Galaxy S3. See the pic in red and with symbol
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I work for Google helping people and businesses understand the power of mobile technology. I also podcast weekly about mobile devices and th

Kevin C. Tofel has written and podcasted about the mobile industry and wearable devices since 2003 when he left his 15 year I.T. career to write. His work has appeared on various websites and in print, including PC World and The New York Times, and he has spoken to TV audiences on Fox Business and NBC News. When not testing the latest gadget or software, Kevin is typically reading, running or taking computer science and programming classes at his local community college. Kevin is a self-proclaimed fanboy of using whatever tools, devices or software are best suited for the task at hand, regardless of the platform or brand.

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Was a 2 minute half-miler in HS track, ran 3 marathons in the 1990's and once ran at least a mile every day for 425 consecutive days.
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Contributing Writer at ZDNet & independent podcaster
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    2016 - present
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    Contributing Writer, 2015 - 2016
    Kevin C. Tofel offers news and views on various mobile platforms, apps and services, helping you understand and choose the right tools for your tasks on phones, tablets, wearables and other devices.
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    Mobile tech writer & podcaster, 2008 - 2015
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