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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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Ha, same as +Steve Holden (minus the running)!
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And I now feel 10 years older just for reading this. Thanks NFL! ;)

Seriously, it's an interesting historical / cultural perspective. Wow. 
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Sweet! Have to dig out my Cardboard.
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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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Last year I debated getting this (would have been a bit of a wait) or the Golf R. Love my R, but no denying this is a hot ride. More of a pure drivers car, I'd say, and very impressive.

Still think I made the right choice (for me) because I like the understated look and refinement of the VW.

Still, well done Ford!
 
2016 Ford Focus RS Track & 0-60 MPH Review - TFL Leaderboard Hot or Not Ep.17 #TFLcar
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We'll take that +Kevin Tofel​, thank you 😀
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This is a pretty scathing review of the Honor 8.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/09/05/huawei-honor-8-review-a-bargain-of-a-phone-if-you-can-live-with-it/

I agree with some of the criticisms, particularly around EMUI, but not sure why the review phone had LTE issues. Tested mine extensively with both an AT&T as well as a Fi SIM and have had zero connectivity or performance issues. Here's an AT&T test from this morning.

What's interesting to me is that a majority of the commenters have completely written off the phone due to the review. 
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+Steve Yelvington dual SIM support is specific to non US models unfortunately. Would have been handy!
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WHAT COULD IT BE?!?!? ;)
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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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 (https://developers.google.com/gmail/design/css). 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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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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New IoT podcast: Wink Relay review, outdoor Nest cam, and LTE Cat M-1 products. Enjoy!

http://iotpodcast.com/2016/09/episode-75-what-connected-cars-can-learn-from-tractors/ 
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Super happy with battery life on the Polar M600, and the Honor 8 for that matter. Used both today in normal use and still have plenty of juice.

Ran 8 miles yesterday in 69 minutes with the M600 with GPS and music over BT; battery went down 22 percent. 
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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
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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.
Education
  • LaSalle University
  • Temple University
  • Penn State University
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Contributing Writer at ZDNet & independent podcaster
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  • Google
    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.
  • GigaOm
    Mobile tech writer & podcaster, 2008 - 2015
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  • GMAC
  • Aetna
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