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Thought I found the perfect opportunity to use Google On Tap; a Twitter picture containing an address. I figured it would open up Maps right to the address. Nope, beer can. Maybe if I zoom in a little more on the address part... Nope, team logo. Zoom in a little more? Nope, nothing.

Could have searched for the address manually in less time...
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I'm using Smart WiFi Toggler, a nice app that automates my WiFi connection. Check it out on Google Play.
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sebouh00.smartwifitoggler

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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".

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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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