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Locations/Latitude

Google Latitude was a location aware feature of Google Maps, it allowed you to see your friends / families real time location on a map, it was great and helped me see if my family were in before I visited. It was one of many services that was killed and it's features added to Google+.

When Google announced that Google+ was going to be simplified in July 2015 they mentioned that ‘we’re well underway putting location sharing into Hangouts and other apps, where it really belongs.’ https://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/everything-in-its-right-place.html

This never actually happened and I wonder what’s actually happening with it? Does it fit into the enterprise model that Hangouts is now shooting toward? Is it more suited to Allo or Google Maps again. Should it be it’s own standalone app now with Google focusing on simplicity and privacy?

What are you thoughts? Did you use this and how would you like to see bought back to life?
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Maps would make more sense, really. As long as they don't kill it, I will be happy. They should order the list better though - eg my family first. 
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A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?
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Neither of my two kids got this one, they wanted the second room :-)
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What vehicle is spelt the same forwards and backwards?
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What belongs to you but everyone uses it more than you?
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+Mark Dodsworth aww yes !! 😆
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Good win, at least I can't blame the defence for the Millwall goal, Only the goal keeper.
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This keeper is shocking
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haha
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Google Duo

Google's controversial new app, Google Duo has finally rolled out everywhere.

Google do this all the time, they scrap the direction they were working toward and everyone gets up in arms about the new app not having the features they need.

This time is slightly different though, firstly there is no web app, no tablet app, you can only use it on one device. This is unlike how Google normally work and I hope they fix these limitations in the future.

Secondly they are asking you to use this app and not the Hangouts app which is already preinstalled on over a billion devices and has a lot of advanced features that Duo doesn't have like multi person video calls, a great group messenger and great web apps.

I think Google are on the right path with this, get the video quality right (the video quality was the best out of all the apps in my limited test), make the app as simple as they possibly can, then slowly start to add the features that everyone expects. I rarely use video chat in my messaging app so it makes sense to separate them. I only see the people who I video chat with in my list which makes things simplier.

I've already heard people referring to Duo as the FaceTime of Android which must be a good thing.

If you want a very thorough review of Duo I recommend Android Polices review here: http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/08/18/google-duo-review-video-calls-simple-will-surely-use/
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I think it is very cool - although I had not noticed the extra functionality mentioned in the article but I have only used it once or twice so far.

The real coolness stems from it being popular (1m download in 3 days) - very few have heard of Hangouts in comparison.

Hangouts does a different job - more groups/business oriented. I don't see Duo or Allo reals Hangouts competitors as these new apps are targeted at different groups that use Facetime/Whatsapp/Skype etc.

Their spaghetti-wall-throwing methodology sounds odd at first but it is usually very successful.
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Chrome Apps being retired on Windows, Mac & Linux

This post is from this announcement: http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/08/19/google-phasing-chrome-apps-will-no-longer-work-2018/

Why am I excited about Chrome losing features? The very features that I begged and pleaded with developers to use to bring their apps over to the Chrome Web Store?

Firstly I thought that Chrome apps were going to take over the world, I truly thought that every dev would have to make a Chrome app and Chrome Apps would eventually cause the death of Android apps, I got that completely the wrong way around.

I felt Chrome apps were announced and then left to die by Google, here were my thoughts when Chrome apps were two years old. https://plus.google.com/+MarkDodsworth/posts/HxPB5M4ahAa

The final straw for me was when Erik Kay the lead and ambassador of Chrome Packaged Apps platform was on stage at IO 2016 announcing Allo and Duo, two Android apps without any Chrome support what so ever.

Over the past couple of years i’ve watched as the best desktop features of Chrome being removed from Windows, Mac & Linux:

Removal of Chrome OS mode in Windows
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=430307

Removal of Chrome app launcher
https://blog.chromium.org/2016/03/retiring-chrome-app-launcher.html

Removal of ‘OK Google’ Always Listening
http://venturebeat.com/2015/10/16/google-removes-ok-google-voice-search-from-chrome/

Removal of Chrome notifications
http://blog.chromium.org/2015/10/streamlining-notifications-on-desktop.html

I feel like these changes had to come, Chrome on Windows, Mac & Linux had became a bloated pig, it started as the industry’s darling browser, as time has gone on and Google tried to make it into a full fledged operating system it’s become a RAM consuming monster.

Tech journalists have spoken out about this and made Chrome into a laughing stock: http://betanews.com/2015/01/05/sorry-google-chrome-you-are-too-bloated-i-am-leaving-you-for-firefox/

http://gizmodo.com/fuck-it-im-going-back-to-firefox-1685425815

http://thenextweb.com/opinion/2015/05/14/why-im-breaking-up-with-google-chrome/#gref

With Chrome on Windows, Mac & Linux doing less with less code and resources, it should be a more streamlined, efficient experience going forward. The browser should do one thing and do that great, running web sites.

With Android apps coming to Chromebooks it makes sense that Chrome apps are no longer as important, Chrome apps were supposed to fill the gaps that web apps couldn’t but they never took off in the way Google hoped.

With two types of installable apps from two separate webstores things now need to be streamlined. What this means for the Chrome Web Store I don’t know, will Chrome extensions ever come to mobile? How much longer will Chrome Apps be supported for Chrome OS? Will the Chrome Webstore ever merge with the Play Store? Google under sundar pichai seem more focussed with simpler apps, it’ll be interesting how this develops.

When Steve Jobs originally announced the iPhone in 2007 he stated that web apps would be all you’d need. He was forced to change his mind and the App Store was born, Google tried to push web apps with the Chromebook but failed, the next thing Google are pushing for web apps is to live completely on the web with nothing to install: http://www.infoworld.com/article/3017994/application-development/google-progressive-web-apps-new-scheme-for-native-like-web-apps.html

Another thing Google are looking to do with web apps is turning them into Android installable packages: http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/08/18/google-prepares-way-webapks-progressive-web-apps-latest-chromium-android-build/

The Future of Chrome and the web should be slicker experience, with Flash going away: https://chrome.googleblog.com/2016/08/flash-and-chrome.html and Google aggresively pushing AMP https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2016/08/amp-your-content-preview-of-amped.html?m=1

With Chrome focussing on being a speedy browser it can go back to its roots, and be like the original comic said that it would: https://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/index.html

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Mr. Smith has 4 daughters. Each of his daughters has a full brother. How many children does Mr. Smith have?
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No less than five. 
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What begins with T, ends in T and has T in it?
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One more message to cover up the answer.
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That book was all around freaky... Lol
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Great going forward but terrible at the back seems to be a theme this season.
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+Graham Watts that's a fair point we scored four goals twice but we conceded 3 three times 
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Education
  • Brooklyns School
    1988 - 1992
  • Long Eaton Community School
    1992 - 1998
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Currently working as a security officer for G4S, live in Nottingham, England and always have.
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Unbreakable – Movies on Google Play
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Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in a mind-shattering, suspense-filled thriller that stays with you long after the end of this riveti

Allo by Google - تطبيقات Android على Google Play
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Allo is a messaging app that makes conversations easier, more productive, and more expressive.The Google assistant Get answers, find informa

Dinsan
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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched on

Touch-Friendly Chrome OS is Slowly Becoming a Reality: 20160114 Canary B...
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It's now Thursday, January 14, 2016. I've only had my 4th Chromebook since 2010 ― the ASUS C201 ― for a mere three weeks, and already ran in

Google About Me
googlesystem.blogspot.com

It looks like Google works on a replacement for Google+ profiles. About Me is a new site that lets you control what people see about you. "C

Chrome OS + Android merger rumors: Enter 'ARC OS'
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Some rumors have circulated over the course of the past few days about Chrome OS and Android under Sundar Pichai's Google. In particular, su

Google+ 6.5 for Android Rocks a Splash Screen
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The latest version of Google+ rocks a splash screen, and not much else... Android users will have noticed an update to the Google+ app in th

Google Photos 1.4 for iOS Adds People Labelling, Better Performance
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This recent update for Photos for iOS adds two new features that bring it closer on par with the Android version. Just a few days after the

Auto Awesome Action, Eraser and Movie
googlesystem.blogspot.com

Auto Awesome is a collection of features that create new images which use the photos you upload: panoramas, animations, HDR, better group ph

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While some are reporting on the apparent immanent death of Google’s social network – Google Plus – Google seems content to keep quietly work

Fresh New Google+ Branding Rolls Out
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Yesterday, Google announced the biggest change to its branding in 17 years, and that involves fresh new logos and buttons for Google+, too.

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This place is awesome, the real American experience. Highly recommended.
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Loved this place, fantastic variety of food. The pudding was to die for!!
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Nice cinema, easy access with no need to print off tickets if use barcodes. Plenty of parking.
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Nice ship
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Fantastic school, can tell why it got the outstanding score from Ofstead.
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Great food, good portions, good service.
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