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You probably have stuff. I also have stuff! We have stuff in common. Here, check out all my stuff on Android Police. 
Howdy. The name's Michael Crider, and I hope you've noticed that I've been hanging around here for the last year or so. I'm a web writer and general geek,... by Michael Crider in Features, News, What We Use Series
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The first episode of SyFy's new space bounty hunter show Killjoys is free on Google Play. 
The first episode of the latest season will be available for playback on June 20, 2015<br> <br>From ...
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Watched last night, should be a pretty good show.
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Some people have been waiting years for a Final Fantasy 7 port for Android. It's coming... probably in at least another couple of years. 
One of the bigger announcements for mobile was that Square Enix would be bringing Final Fantasy VII to iOS. However, what about Android gamers, many of whom are big Final Fantasy fans and want Final Fantasy VII to play? Well, unfortunately nothing was announced for Android.
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The #1 top request we've heard from people after the launch of +Android Police v2 is the News at a Glance widget was too obtrusive and took too long to load. Most people ended up scrolling right past it or removing it with some CSS hackery.

We thought long and hard about how we should deal with it and came up with a new plan. It is live now on http://www.androidpolice.com.

1. The News at a Glance (NaaG) widget is no longer part of the homepage. The page now starts with the most recent article.

2. You will notice a New articles button with a simple counter in the nav bar. This is where NaaG will now live. It's only loaded on demand when tapped on, which means no unnecessary JS calls and faster page loads.

3. You still have 3 time slices for NaaG, except they've been adjusted to be 24/48/72 hours from 8/24/72. The 3 sort orders are still there as well. Many of our readers utilized NaaG to quickly read the most popular headlines and see what's important at a glance, and they'll still continue to do that.

4. The NaaG button is now present on all pages, not just the homepage. This makes a hell of a lot more sense.

5. You can now see 3 columns (15 posts) instead of just one (5 posts) per NaaG page. Each click on Next advances by another 15 posts. The layout is now more reminiscent of the navigation dropdowns and displays a lot more headlines. Note: the tablet layout shows 2 colums with 10 posts instead of 3/15.

6. On Mobile, I pushed to make reading NaaG even easier, especially considering you are dealing with a touch UI. Tapping on the New Articles button rolls out the full list of stories which you can scroll through by flinging up or down. At the end, you'll see a Jump to Top button. No pagination, because who likes pagination on mobile?

7. We've also updated the look of the navigation and search bars on both mobile and tablet/desktop.

The next mini-project I'd like to tackle is optimizations to the page that will cut down its size by 1/3. 

That's all for now, tell us if you liked the above or not, or anything else on your mind.
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They say that art is never finished, only abandoned. I just kicked my novel out the door and told that lazy bum to get a job. 
…well, sort of. I’m finished writing the manuscript, at least - I’ve sent it off to the copy editor to clear up all my mistakes. The final version of Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story should be...
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That would be great, good luck to you, and please keep me posted. Thank you Michael.
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If you're wondering where Android Police's coverage of Gameloft's SiegeFall is... stop wondering. We really don't care about another in the endless stream of Clash of Clans clones. 
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There are people who care about that trash? Smh
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Are you drunk? Do you feel the need to tell the world about it, particularly on social media? You can do better than "sooooo drunk." Here, use these creative phrases!

"too drunk to fish"
"three sheets to the wind"
"deep in [my/your/his/her/our/their] cups" 
"blue-blind-paralytic drunk"
"the opposite of knurd" 
"temporarily lacking in sobriety"
"shotally titfaced"
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Needs moar mispeling.

...yes, that was intentional.
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Overheard in the Android Police company chat. 
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They're talking about him though...that's enough to give T-Mobile USA a lot of publicity they otherwise wouldn't get.
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We had a troll in the comments of our deal posts this weekend, shouting to anyone who would listen that Android Police was only writing them because we were getting a kickback on those sales. 

For the record: Android Police doesn't get paid by phone makers or accessory manufacturers to write deal posts. We maintain a huge network of monitored sites and feeds to find them, for you, and occasionally our readers are nice enough to tell use about them. When we run sponsored posts, we are extremely careful to mark them as such. When we agree to promotional giveaways, like Humble Bundle keys, we don't get paid to give them away.

Without the trust of our readers we might as well quit right now.

If anyone doesn't believe me, fine. Go read some other Android blog. They'll be happy to show you "deals" and "sales" on the store they run off of their own site. 
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Final Fantasy Tactics is on the Play Store (the Android Police story will go up in the morning). I've been waiting on this one for a long time, but it has no Android TV support, no controllers, no cloud saves. Playing it via a PSP emulator would almost certainly be a better experience. 

Square basically just squats over Android, squeezes out port after port, and asks you to pay $14 for whatever comes out.
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That stinks, this would've been a great one for Android TV
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+David Schuster Whose job is it to grant access to the Developer Edition software images? https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/standalone/bootloader/recovery-images
Because whoever that is, they're not doing their job, and apparently they're not answering calls from second or third-tier Motorola support, either. 
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AdBlock evangelists: websites have literally nothing to lose by pissing you off. Nothing. 
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