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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet owners, the day has come. Android 5.1 is now ready for download onto your tablet, bringing a gang of fixes and improvements for the device. To kick it off, Android 5.1 itself brings many bug fixes for Lollipop, including performance improvements and responsiveness upgrades, ...
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Got a one month free trial of Amazon Prime and it is like digital crack. Must...back away...from keyboard...
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I got one with my kindle fire. Works very well
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CM9 Alpha 2 for Touchpad is out!
Fixes netflix and other http live streaming apps and fixes blocky video
http://rootzwiki.com/topic/18843-releasealpha2-cyanogenmod-9-touchpad/
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Interesting take on possible future path of mobile os design.
 
Why Apps as We Know Them Will Vanish

The birth of the mobile revolution as we know it began with one simple sentence:

There's an app for that.

In the early days of apps and app stores, every new app was exciting.  However, as apps have proliferated and new device categories emerge, and the info and services they provide become the more important aspect, apps as we know them are ceasing to be.

Do you care if you call an Uber from the official app, or the integrated Uber feature in Google Maps?  Do you care if you were notified of a retweet from inside Twitter, or from a mobile Notification?  Indeed, you might even prefer the latter to launching the entire app.

Advanced Notifications, Intelligent Assistants like Siri, Cortana, and Google Now, and the need to display content on all types of devices (and not just screens of different sizes, and not even just the devices that exist right now but those that will), mean fewer and fewer apps will be "destinations" in themselves.

In this scenario it goes almost without saying that the homefield advantage tends to accrue to the platform owners: Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc...  Outside players like Amazon and Facebook, with their own quasi platforms and large user base, can exert a certain leverage as well, though the desire for full platform power helps explain both the Fire Phone and the HTC First.  Neither wants to risk being reduced to "just an app".
The experience of our primary mobile screen being a bank of app icons that lead to independent destinations is dying. And that changes what we need to design and build. How we experience content via connected devices – laptops, phones, tablets, wearables – is undergoing a dramatic change.… Read more
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Some things I discovered about KitKat that I really hadn't seen brought up anywhere else...

1. Adobe Flash is not supported in 3rd party browsers anymore, even if you try to sideload it.

2. Detailed battery information has been blocked from apps that use it to help detect wakelocks, so those apps are currently not working on KitKat.

At least these have been my experiences on the Nexus 4 after applying the stock KitKat image. 
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@Droid_News: Video: Google I/O Keynote Highlights – All of the Hottest Action in 4 Minutes | #Droid #Android
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Box Offering Free 50GB Account For Android Users - http://t.co/gOWouqbf
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cyanogenmod and cornerstone - android tablet multitasking

+Abhisek Devkota told me about cornerstone ( http://www.onskreen.com/cornerstone/ )
well, its pretty impressive, and easy to apply to our sources.

we will probably include this into cm9. it needs some polish, but the concept is just great.

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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Summary: Very good sushi and lunch specials are a good value. ***** I had to call them to find the restaurant as the Google map indicated the location was "Ulmerton Rd & Largo Shopping Mall". They are not located in the Largo Mall plaza but are across the street in the Home Depot / Publix / Steak 'n Shake plaza. I visited on a weekday at lunch time and all but one of the booths were filled but there were several tables avaialable as well as seats at the sushi bar. I seated myself and was promptly greeted by the waitress and offered a drink and a menu. I was interested in ordering some sushi rolls having read about the very freindly priced lunch specials so I can't speak to the rest of the menu. At the time of my visit, August 2013, the price was eight dollars and change for two rolls, salad and soup, and ten dollars and change for a similar three roll lunch. Not all rolls on the menu had descriptions but the waitress answered my questions when she took my order. I asked for a "crunchy roll" (tempura shrimp) and a "Philly roll" (salmon and cream cheese) along with the "clear soup". The salad arrived first and was mostly iceberg lettuce with a thick slice of both cucumber and tomato. It was covered with a ginger based (I think) dressing. I'm not a big fan of salads like this so I only ate about half of it, but it was fine. The soup arrived shortly after and was a clear broth with mushroom and scallions. After finishing the soup I did have to wait about what felt like 10-15 minutes before my sushi order was brought out. The rolls were tasty and teriffic, served with ginger and wasabi. I finished those off and kind of wished I had ordered a three roll lunch even if only to bring the third roll back home with me for later. :) One other thing to mention is that soft drink refills are free. I usually go through more than one drink at lunch time so this is an important point for me. I will gladly return for lunch when the opportunity presents itself again. My bill with tax and a soft drink was 11 dollars and change and well worth it.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Helpful and curteous staff. Prices are not a bargain, but I would say they are in line with other kayak retailers.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Nothing fancy. Nice beachfront patio with picnic tables and umbrellas. Inside seating as well. Hot dogs, chips, beer, ice cream, milkshakes.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Food is way overpriced and nothing special. $24 for a rack of ribs that really was no better than Sonny's or Roadhouse. Onion rings were heavy and bland. Burger was average. The Texas chili was good though. Atmoshphere was spacious but minimalistic and industrial (think Chipolte on a bigger scale). Now I remember why it's been 18 months since my last dinner here. $10 for a glass of house wine. $75 for a dinner for 3 (including a child).
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago