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Personal request: If you can all stop using the Internet for just a few minutes, this Windows 10 download will go much faster and then you can go about your business as normal. Thanks in advance. ;)
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I used Chrome Remote Desktop to install it from my phone during my lunch break today.
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Well this explains a bunch. Nicely done +JR Raphael 
 
Paging the elephant in the room...

Finally, some answers.
Motorola finally explains what went wrong with the Moto X's latest Android upgrade -- and what it's doing now to prevent a repeat performance.
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I want to know if the phones that remove the carrier from the upgrade equation will have LTE. It seems that carriers still get to say who gets to use their LTE network. 
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Awesome news and I'd say that even if it wasn't from my favorite NFL team. Kudos to Dr. Jen Welter!
Arians says NFL's first female coach "the type of person I was looking for.” 
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I love the idea that you need to have played a sport to coach it, and that mini-golf/golf is somehow a reasonable comparison.

I know when I want a game analysed, I'm always going for the former player because they've all got mad skills in that area, right? Every former player has an awesome understanding of the game, clearly. #clearly  

But yeah, you can see how CRAZY they are to take a chance like this, given every male coach ever has always been a perfect choice, so that makes this a huge risk.

#speakingasaformersportsjournalist  
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Very impressed by both the new Moto G and the Moto X. I might be buying my third X in a row!
Motorola's latest phones offer "more for less" with improved hardware and appealing prices. After a brief hands on session with both, I'm impressed.
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+Vinay Pyati​.. 
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Yeesh. 

That's all I can say. I doubt many actual devices will become affected but this illustrates the challenges Google still has when it comes to getting Android updated quickly; unless you have a Nexus or Android One, you're relying on a third party :(
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The best means of protection (if you use Hangouts for SMS) is buried in the second to last paragraph - "There are some mitigations, for example, in Google Hangout settings, a user is able to request that MMS messages are not automatically downloaded.". After that, avoid opening MMS messages from people you don't know.
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Good. For. Her.

Clearly she worked hard over the past year yet people still doubted how hard. A picture showing all of her lose skin from the weight loss should silence the critics; I hope she gets the surgery she wants to remove that.
Simone Anderson, who lost 182 pounds, silenced people who accused her of "faking" her photos by posting a very honest image of her weight loss.
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I have nothing but respect for people who have the dedication and willpower to make such huge changes. This is awesome, and any haters are probably just jealous and feeling bad about themselves.
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In this week's TNT, I wonder out loud how the FCC will prevent my drone from interfering with Amazon's future delivery service #GameOfDrones   #AmazonPrimeCrash  
 
Twitter shares plunged 10% this morning in reaction to the company's earnings call, German privacy watchdog has ordered Facebook to allow users to use pseudonyms, Intel and Micron introduce 3D Xpoint memory chips, Amazon propses Flight Rules for drones, and more...
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Everything you might want to know about the new Moto X Style Pure Edition in one place from various perspectives. 
 
A collection of articles about the Moto X Style:

https://flipboard.com/@bmcgaugh/moto-x-style-jictq2ouy
By bmcgaugh | bmcgaugh created a magazine on Flipboard. “Moto X Style on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for “bmcgaugh”.
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Sheesh, Moto overload... Lol
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Since it's Windows 10 day: Good points here. You can always opt-out of Wi-Fi Sense.
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Yeah, looked up how to do that as soon as I found out it existed while I was running the TP. Also declined to activate Cortana. That chick just creeps me out.
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This would make a lot of iPhone & iPad owners happy. But I'm not so thrilled that uses the Rezence standard over Qi.
With metal cases and backs, Apple's iOS devices don't play nicely with wireless chargers. Enter Qualcomm: Its WiPower tech now works through metal to recharge batteries.
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"The great thing about standards is there's so many to choose from..."
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Good for Android as a whole. A minor nuisance for the custom ROM and unlocked bootloader crowd. 
Using a verified boot process, Google will make Android safer by warning device owners if their software has been tampered with.
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I had assumed you'd read & understood the article +John Adams​.
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The classic gets an upgrade although you may not see it by looking at them. New Nike Lunarlon insole, microfiber inside and more. Think I might get a pair as I've worn my Adidas Samba's out. :)
Introducing the All Star Chuck II Sneaker. Built for comfort with new Lunarlon cushioning, padded tongue & suede lining. Full collection at Converse.com.
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As a Chuck wearer from way back in the day, of almost every color they had, with double laces of complimentary colors to the shoe, and knee high striped sweat socks, I plan on getting a pair myself... LOL.  I haven't worn a pair since the 70's, but with these, it's time to throw myself back!
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    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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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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