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Mike Crumpler
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Chromebooks, sadly you have a lot of educating still to do.
 
I went with my boss to look at Chromebooks.  The salesman warned her she would probably get a virus.  I face palmed so hard I nearly gave myself brain damage.
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So it seems it happens internationally then. They need to push out more chrome zones where people actually want to sell chromebooks
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Auto awesome, what have you done to me. I'm a mutant.

cc +Brian Matiash thought you might find this funny
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+Mike Corbett The stuff of nightmares.
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Follow that link at the bottom of the post and go get that new Android Camera App Now
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.
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WHAT! So awesome.
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If you could produce an additional $1.5m in sales for just one day, do you think your boss would be happy,?

Well I bet +Google Glass has done just that, if not more.

By opening up the explorer programme to every US citizen who meets a small set of criteria with limited places, surely Google has shifted around 1000 units on Tuesday. I've seen rumours it could be 3500 so maybe they turned over $5.25m

Not bad for a development product that isn't ready for public sale yet. 
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+Mike Crumpler, +Jason Bayton if they were available in Malta I would be the first to have one!
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Very interesting update to Google+ pages.

Not something I've ever considered but then I don't manage a global brand.

Could this mean the end of seeing posts in foreign languages as now Pages can select their audience to match the language the post is written in. This will also mean you don't see duplicates due to the different languages.

This could be something that interests you +Sauber F1 Team as you occasionally post in your local language, as well as English.

As for the age thing, well that's something Playboy etc might want to embrace :)
 
Google+ Now Allows +Pages to Set a Target Audience

Sharing on +Google+ is based on circles, putting you in control of who sees your content. Today for Google+ Pages, you can go one further and set your target audience based on age and location.

Will you be making use of the new audience targeting settings?

#googleplusupdate   #googleplusdaily  
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Yeah, saw multiple posts on that today. Actually, G+ is not big enough in German speaking countries yet for targeted posts to make much sense. We do target some posts on Face... - uhm - the other platform. But even their we usually don't as there may be people who speak German (but have another language setting) anywhere in the world... Nice feature, but not just yet.
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I will be watching this shortly. What about you?

I'm a fan of anything +Punit Soni does lately so looking forward to hearing what he has to say.
 
Chat live with +Punit Soni from our software team.  Have any questions you would like to see answered?  Ask them in the comment section of our event page or on Twitter using hashtag #AskMoto  
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Motorola Mobility. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Personalised voice recognition in Google Now

Since when did this option appear in Google Now? All your voice searches can be linked to you Google account to help improve searches across all your devices linked to that account.

I'm in. Why wouldn't I be!

Learn more https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/186263?rd=1
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It came in a couple months back.
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Are smartwatches waterproof?

Every watch you buy these days is waterproof. Well it's pretty much presumed they are anyway.

So will this be the case for smartwatches? I know they have electronics and touchscreens but aren't some Sony smartphones waterproof?

I will be highly disappointed if I find out the +Motorola Mobility smartwatch isn't waterproof.

People walk about in the rain and hopefully wash their hands regularly. Some people even want to know the time whilst in the bath, and others whilst they are swimming. So it just makes sense to me!

That and an actual scratch resistant screen, not says it is, really really is!
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Splash proof then. Not submersible I take it?
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Domenicali quits as Ferrari F1 boss, Ross brawn tipped to replace him.

Imagine that. :) Bring it on Mercedes.
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Looking for some public opinion to help with a decision I'm trying to make.

Currently I own a +Nexus 4. For whatever reason I am having massive problems with the Bluetooth connection dropping constantly. Not any good when I'm often driving 200miles a day.

I'm now considering trading it in for £65 and putting that money towards a +Motorola Mobility Moto G as an upgrade. Difference being around £60.

Question is would you consider the Moto G an upgrade, worthy replacement or a downgrade?

I personally think its a worthy replacement (with limitations) but I'd like to eventually get the Moto X +1 later in the year (bearing in mind I won't pay over £300 for any phone)

Your thoughts...
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That's my thoughts also +George Koklas . I don't think I'd miss much, but it'd certainly do the job for now. I just need the Bluetooth to work, without downgrading massively.

+Mike McLoughlin I'd love the MX but sadly I'm not able to stretch to that right now. And if I did, the moment the MX+1 came out I'd be wanting another upgrade (hopefully I'll be in that position by then)
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Self Employed Electrical Sub-contractor
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  • BlueBolt Services
    Electrician, 2000 - present
    Working as an Electrical Sub Contractor to medium sized businesses, including those listed below.
  • KTG Electrical Installations Ltd
    Refrigeration Electrician/Electrical Supervisor, 2009 - 2014
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If you are looking at my profile you better know me already :-)

And for those that don't, then follow me on Google+ and you'll soon understand my love for Formula 1 (F1) and everything Google (See links below)

My number one passion has to be my wife who, for anyone that knows her, is an inspiration. And lets not forget our gorgeous son.

Be sure to engage on my posts, and you never know, I may even circle you back. I do ask however, if you get to be part of my limited posts, anything I discuss about my private life, is to be kept private. Feel free to bring up anything about my life on other limited posts, but on public posts, please keep anything you have learned about me out of the comments. Many thanks, and I look forward to engaging with you all.

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"Many hands make light work"

Looking for an Electrical Sub-contractor in Hampshire: 

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