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Amazes and disappoints me that I can't force the GS7 to use a 5GHz WiFi network without using a 3rd party app. #Frustrating 
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Wow, that seems like a serious UX limitation. That sucks.
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Got storage? Now, you'll know!
 
The Chrome OS team is currently implementing a Storage Manager in the last Dev update so that you can have a look at how much space is left on your device and used by Downloads and Offline Google Drive files.

Give it a try now! Enable the experimental chrome://flags/#enable-storage-manager flag, restart Chrome, open Chrome Settings and click the "Storage" button in the Device section.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2070893003
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That'll come in handy when Android apps arrive. 
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Registered! Got in early too, so it's $149 a month for the duration instead of $199. Plus early folks get a free ZenWatch 2. :)
The Android Basics Nanodegree by Google gives aspiring developers with little to no programming experience the chance to learn directly from Google experts.
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+Kevin Tofel Thanks 🙂
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Another amazing lunch view. 
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Another happy business making the move to Chrome: Good use of Chrome's kiosk mode for single-use purposes!
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Interesting, +vinay moharil​
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Happy Father's Day: Have a free podcast! ;)

+Matthew Miller and I chat about WWDC news, plus we share hands on with the LG 360, Samsung Gear Fit2, Fitbit Surge HR and discuss the new OnePlus 3, which Matt has on the way.

Audio: http://traffic.libsyn.com/motr/MoTR_374.mp3

Notes: http://mobiletechroundup.com/2016/06/mobiletechroundup-374-wwdc-wrap-gear-fit2-oneplus-3/
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+Kevin Tofel Good point--I guess I have two reservations. :)

But the only phones that get the software updates quickly are Nexus phones, and I'm just not that crazy about them.

Still, I'll be waiting to see the new Nexus device(s) before I buy my next phone.
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Super cool hardware to help kids learn coding. :)
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it is really cool - BUT the power of SW is that functions are basically free; and many simple free things can be combined into novel ways to do amazing things.

Here you will always run the risk of being one for-loop or if-then short of being able to complete your program.

That's the same issue as the electrical modular block systems as well when you want to go 'off project'
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+Philip Salen I think you might have posted to the wrong thread. This is a picture of a dude's tattoo.
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Got it. Thanks! :)
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Yes please (and thank you)! I'm still thinking about getting that Samsung Galaxy View "tablet" -- the 18" one with stand and handle -- as a small streaming "TV" for around the house.
We are happy to share that PlayStation Vue is expanding to Roku devices today, with support for Android smartphones and tablets launching next week. Since we've launched PlayStation Vue nationwide, we have heard from many of you that Roku and Android are the top devices you wanted us to add, so we're pleased to make this a reality.
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+Michael Biel I'm thinking there will be AppleTV support; they already have an app for iOS so it shouldn't be a difficult port.
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Yay!
 
PSA: Your Android phone can now handle two-factor authentication without any codes.

If you use two-factor auth (and you should!), this is well worth enabling.

Step 1: Go to https://myaccount.google.com/security.

Step 2: Select "2-Step Verification" and confirm your password.

Step 3: Select "Google prompt" and enroll/confirm your device.

That's it! The next time you try to sign into your Google account somewhere new, you'll automatically receive a prompt on your phone asking you to verify the sign-in. All you'll have to do is tap "Yes" in the prompt to proceed.

More security, less hassle. That's a winning combination.

(Not yet using two-factor authentication on your Google account? Go to https://www.google.com/landing/2step first to get started.)
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Still some rough edges here and there but.... it is the Dev channel. 
Google said the Google Play Store was coming to Chrome OS, and now it's finally here -- in the developer channel of Chrome OS 53. (Eventually it will come to the beta and stable channels.) I've been playing with it today, and let me tell you, it's liberating.
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+Gerard Rosso totes smart.
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Contributing Writer at ZDNet & independent podcaster
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    2016 - present
  • ZDNet
    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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I work for Google helping people and businesses understand the power of mobile technology. I also podcast weekly about mobile devices and the IoT world.
Introduction

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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  • Temple University
  • Penn State University
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