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"We discovered a dev-friendly world with scant traces of the Android horror stories we had in the backs of our minds."

"We know this situation from Web development, and we know how to handle it: do not make assumptions about the physicality of the devices you are developing for."
 
Good short read. h/t +Cheryl Lindo Jones​
Information Architects Inc. designs and builds interactive products. Focusing on the essence, our sites and apps outgrow the competition. iA runs offices in Tokyo and Zurich.
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Yes.. Exactly my point. iOS developers won't be able to create a Web/Windows/Mac/Linux app.. They need to know the hardware and aspect ratio ahead..
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Improvements to Google Calendar for Android

Over the next few days, you'll see lots of improvements to the new Google Calendar app based on your feedback with more coming soon. Here are some of the highlights:

● See more events at a glance with 7-day week view and pinch-to-zoom
● Add Google Drive files to events. Drive will even check if everyone can open them. 
● Control whether birthdays from Google+ are shown in settings. You'll also see the same changes on the web next week.
● A new option to show week numbers in settings.
● Import .ics files sent to you in Gmail and other apps

You can download the app on Google Play: www.google.com/calendar/android

PS: Yes, we're still working on Google Calendar for iPhone.  Stay tuned!
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Great, now when will silent mode be properly implemented in Lollipop? Priority notifications does not cut it on my 2014 Moto X. The KitKat version was superior.
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Infections spread with well-understood mathematical patterns. Planets respond to changes in atmospheric composition via the laws of physics and chemistry. They do this in spite of who we vote for. They do this in spite of our political or social beliefs about right and wrong, good and bad.

The world, in other words, has its own ways. Denial can't change that. But what the Disneyland outbreak makes clear is that science denial has consequences. That is the real news here. The anti-vax and climate "skeptic" strains of science denial have been with us for more than a decade. Until now, however, it's all seemed a bit theoretical, like just another forum for Internet hate-festing (which we shall all see soon in the comment sections of this post). But now along comes an outbreak of a once-beaten disease and — surprise — we suddenly see that science denial has actual real world consequences, because its about the actual real world (the one we humans invented science to describe).
Adam Frank says the Disneyland measles outbreak is a wake-up call; the assumption that if you disagree with certain established scientific results you can just ignore them will have consequences.
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Science is a methodology of constant approximation towards perfection with respect to defining the world around us. This system precisely eliminates any demand for "faith" in it. It explicitly asks that you take nothing on faith, but rather on evidence. Saying that one can have faith in science is the silliest thing to say. 
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+Vamshi Krishna Reddy Vangapally nice to see how using Material Design patterns helps speed things up!
These days, I am caught up with things so much on weekdays that I am not finding any time for working on personal projects and weekends you know! It passes by as if it didn’t even come. So I’ve...
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Good yarrou matias duarte
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My Nexus 6 combined with AirDock car dock/charger, Nexus wireless charger, Beats Studio Wireless headphones, Android Wear, and Chromecast device means I never have to plug my phone into anything. Ever. This makes me exceptionally happy.
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Except for Android auto? 
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+Trello explains how going material also meant staying true to their brand in this excellent play-by-play of their recent redesign. http://goo.gl/2ln6gl  #materialdesign 
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Trello for the win. Really good post, and I wish someday we could use it for work :)
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Today we’re excited to announce the new and improved Google+ experience for mobile web. We focused on making everything faster, more beautiful, and more intuitive. To check out all the new updates, visit plus.google.com on your phone or tablet’s browser.  
As always, we’d love to hear what you think!  

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It's better than the app! Please take back the hamburger/slide menu to the app!
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Great job!

"In fact, with the addition of an iOS app, Google Play Music might be my favorite cloud music / subscription service out there."
Google has been making solid iOS apps for a good long time now, and today it has pushed out a much-needed update to the Google Play Music app: it finally works natively on an iPad. With that, the...
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Omfg, at last!
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I just discovered this (ancient by internet standards) bit of wisdom... seem more relevant now rather than less.

This is why we can't have nice things a civil internet unregulated by governments.

It's too late (and perhaps always was) to argue for the moral sovereignty of our greater universal internet society. But it's not too late to start creating communities on the internet that hold to basic standards of social interaction. If we can't self regulate our largest and most visible internet public spaces, then we have no one to blame but ourselves when our governments legislate social regulation in ways that destroy the very value of the internet itself.

In other words... Internet, if you don't start behaving, you're going to get a time out.
We're twenty years in to this world wide web thing. Today, I myself celebrate twelve years of writing this blog. And yet those of us who love this medium, who've had our lives changed by the possibility of publishing our words to the world without having to ask permission, are constantly charged with defending this wonderful, expressive medium in a way that creators in every other discipline seldom find themselves obligated to do. Some of this is...
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Fair enough.
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This sounds actually promising!
I am proposing the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections, banning paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services.
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I hear corporations are taking Republicans to the shed. .....poor saps...
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Once again, trigger warning for harsh truth telling.
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+Brandon Golway you are right that lots of organic food does not have a flavor difference but most organic don't a just their farming practice enough to make a huge difference in flavor ... Taking away the chemicals is only a small piece of the puzzle... Sure were the organic and non organic bananas come from in your area but I know the ones I have tried you can yell the difference in a blind tasting test 
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Despite approaching this with a strong preconceived skepticism, I found the author's logic quite compelling...
 
Finally a sane and logical anti-vaxxer voice
We're not ashamed to say that there are many vaccines we haven't given our child. Here's why… Pertussis, also known as “whooping cough”, is a bacterial disease that can permanently injure or kill a child. Despite the pertussis epidemic currently sweeping California, we didn't vaccinate our son ...
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+vince lombardi​ You were on your soapbox from your very first comment. Arguing my use of words is just silly, you understand my meaning. You are right, there are grey areas in science, but not in this case. The "science can be wrong" argument is absurd in this case too due to the sheer amount of solid science confirming the risks and benefits of vaccination. To not vaccinate your children puts them and all children at risk. That is an irresponsible and misguided thing to do. Good intentions I'm sure, but still wrong. 
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This is not a sit down place it's just a counter, but its some of the best fried oysters around. Order them and eat them quick while they're still sizzling! Fries and shrimp are also yummy but I just go for two plates of the oysters just for me!
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