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I want to be kind, but this is Periscope's welcome to Android, and look... It's in portrait orientation. Apparently, you can't make Periscope flip to landscape. I couldn't, anyway. I am open to correction on that.

Thing is, I can't record video in portrait on my Nexus, and to me, that's as it should be. When did you ever see a movie on a tall skinny screen?

So anyway, thoughts?
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F.A.O. Schwarz, which has been a fixture in New York for 145 years and a character in the 1988 Tom Hanks film “Big,” is actively scouring Manhattan for a new, less costly location.
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Android 5.1 just dropped on my Nexus 5. Nothing big to report except some overheating. Reboot fixed it.
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Interesting how the far-right pubbies assume Obama will be wrong on EVERYTHING. "Whatever he says, we'll say the opposite, so we'll be right EVERYTIME."
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So, here's a surprise. I put Android 5.0 on a Nexus 5 when it became available and just got the 5.0.1 update. Didn't think that was supposed to happen, but I'm glad it did!
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Strange. The Nexus 7 is updating to 5.0.1, but it totally skipped 5.0. Oh, well...
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Thank you, President Obama.
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Funny picture in +The News & Observer.
Design vs. user experience.
Go on. Hold the rod upside-down and reel backwards. You know best.
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Well, I'll be....
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Sweet! Got this warning about slow traffic on my way home.
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+Barack Obama, as usual, knocking it out of the park.
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That lollipop finally dropped.
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The place continues to impress. I have never had a bad experience there. And now they are franchising the concept to more NC locations. I hope all of the franchisees can offer food and service at such a high level. For now, i feel lucky to live near the original location.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
I was in Asheville on a crowded July 4th weekend, and the standard, established restaurants were all jammed. I found Blue Dream sort of by accident and tried it because it was not crowded. It was great! Nice setting, cool vibe, attentive service, and great food! I am pretty sure it will be as crowded as all the other places when I get back to Asheville again. I wish you guys all the luck in the world!
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour! Everybody is very happy now!
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
If you drive by this place thinking, "Ho, hum...," think again. Go in, and you'll discover a restaurant that really cares about quality and delivers it in copious quantities. Probably best to get a reservation, though. We went at 5:30, thinking we would be early and get seated, no problem. Well, they had to work a bit to find us a spot, but we got lucky and had a very nice meal.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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Those negative reviews? Don't believe them! This place is first class all the way.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Our garage door had gotten badly messed up on a Sunday afternoon, but I called Garage Door Specialist Monday morning, and they had my door fixed by mid-afternoon. I liked how they gave me a reasonable arrival window and a call when they were on the way. The technician (Tomar, I believe) was a real expert, and although he recommended a garage door replacement sometime soon, it was not a hard sell at all. Top notch customer service!
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
We had a great experience with FHR. We were surprised how hard they worked to find us the perfect place a few years back. They let us look at three places right on the beach before we picked one. Extraordinary! Incidentally, be aware that competitors sometimes pepper a business with negative reviews. I would be skeptical of some of these.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago