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So my ISP gave me (all customers?) a free service tier bump, giving me a 50% download speed increase. The only problem is they didn't bump the data caps by 50% too.

I've only ever hit the cap once, but still.
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Google Home and Play Music have a serious problem.

My kids absolutely love Google Home. They like being able to ask Google for information, as well as play music. The problem is Google Play music doesn't have any kind of parental controls. The explicit lyrics filter only applies to "radio stations". This would probably be ok, if Google Home just played what it was asked for. But ask it to play a song and it keeps playing songs that are in a similar vein.

This morning my daughter asked Google Home to play Immortals, a song by Fall Out Boy which was featured on the Big Hero 6 sound track. The very next song Goole Home chose to play dropped the F-bomb.

There are no parental controls available that allow to control the type of content my kids will be exposed to.

It appears that Amazon has similar issues. Out of the streaming services, only Apple has good explicit music filters. Pandora has explicit lyrics filters, which should block the F-bombs (but not other content).

While Pandora works with Google Home, I've never used it, and I have no idea if the explicit lyrics filter would be enabled when using it through Google Home, and if it would work with multiple people having accounts/voice profiles on Google Home.

And, as somebody who uses Android extensively and is very tied into the whole Google ecosystem, I don't think Apple music is a possibility. It doesn't work with Google Home, and their forthcoming smart speaker is going to be pretty expensive.

So, Google, PLEASE come up with a solution for us parents. We need better controls for Play Music, Movies, and YouTube. (For example, the ability to enable family sharing on a Movie, but also set a rating limit on some accounts in the household).

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-face-when-amazon-echo-bellowed-f-bombs-kids-brooks-rawlin/

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865673959/How-to-limit-explicit-music-pumping-through-your-kids-headphones.html
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Such a huge improvement over my 6P.
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Internet was barely working this morning. Was getting 2mbps down, and a fraction of a mbps up. (I'm on a 100/10 plan).

Took a look at my google wifi app, and the Nexus Player in the living room was using 14mbps up - and I only have 10mbps up? Unplugged the Nexus Player, and my speeds are back at 100mbps down, 10mbps up.

Checked my bandwidth usage with my ISP, and I've used more than 4x my normal daily data for the past couple of days.

Looks like I'm not the only one with this kind of problem - https://plus.google.com/+ArtemRussakovskii/posts/Phdgbxxssfg
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#pixelpushing

"Today we are making Kotlin officially supported on Android" and it was all like...
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My response to the new app icons in Android 7.0
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