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Brilliant hangout for many reasons - probably as +Punit Soni is so relaxed and easy to listen to. A real pleasure ..
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Saw you in a #hangoutonair today.

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Here's a #lensblur comparison via Moto g (with Picasa edit to spice up the colours). I've titled it Log and Logs (Horse or Donkey, not quite sure) .. 
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That reminds me: I'm starving for lunch.
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Really impressed how keep.google.com handles images in lightbox, slides show PC, Mobile is just as good ..
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awesome, thanks Mike :)
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I've finally found a book on Windows! It was there all along, nestled between The Dancing Column, Historic Floors and The Staircase ..
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Ah, something new - this one's wearable in water. And also, by way of an endorsement, if +Pete Pachal shows up, then I watch. Not that many people I say about that.
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bad endorsement is bad.
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Go back in time, refs in the Doc (get it?) .. 
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Totally love Sights from +London Grammar - And a big shout out to the venue in London's A13 Commercial Road, E1 .. www.troxy.co.uk .. #eastend #eastenders ..
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I am going to say freaking what to this!? I am new to this story. Have you been following it? More at https://aereo.com/about .. goodbye big stick in the ground .. thanks +Christina Warren .. 
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+chee chew said, new hangouts app for android. lots of improvements across the board. here are a few highlights ..
 
Hangouts 2.1 for Android: SMS improvements and a homescreen widget

Today we’re launching the newest version of Hangouts for Android, rolling out to the Play store (http://goo.gl/6Sv8V) over the next few days. Highlights include:

- Merged conversations: SMS and Hangout conversations with the same recipient are now combined into a single conversation. You can control whether you want to send a message via Hangouts or SMS with the flip of a switch, and different message types will be easy to tell apart in the conversation. Of course, you can always merge and unmerge conversations if you’d like.

- Simplified contact list: now there’s two main sections in contacts — People you Hangout With, and Phone Contacts — making it simpler to navigate, and easier to use for SMS.

- Homescreen widget: add the Hangouts widget to your homescreen for quick access to your recent conversations.

- Performance improvements: today’s update includes better quality video calls, as well as improved SMS and MMS reliability.

The new version will be available in the Play store (http://goo.gl/6Sv8V) this week, so download or update and let us know what you think!

#hangouts #googleplusupdate 
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#bloggertalk now available Using Google's Blogger Season One Episodes 1- 10 ..

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Archive 2013

I'm speaking at a CILIP Event, they asked me for a bio and the title of my talk. It sums up what I'm about.. view my slides, there are many ..

Mike Downes Creative Teacher Broadcaster Google+ Hangout Specialist, Media Educationalist

After spending fifteen years as a school teacher, Mike moved to local media by starting whatsinKenilworth.com in April 2010. After getting noticed by mainstream media (by blogging about Library closures and local Policing), Google+ opened in June 2011 allowing a whole new experience. Mike quickly saw Hangouts as a realtime video tool that connected people. Anoek Eckhardt, Communications and Public Affairs Manager at Google said: “Mike is a great ambassador for Google+. His interaction with thousands of people from across the world to share knowledge, advice and learn together highlights the collaborative power of Google+.
 
Realtime Communications - When will LIVE Video become Natural and Commonplace?

In this talk, Mike will outline Google+ Hangouts and Zoom.us while giving many examples on how others have used LIVE at YouTube to engage with the Communities they serve. Mike's been in 1,800 Hangouts including Usain Bolt London 2012, The British Ambassador in Lebanon and helping US Anchor Sarah Hill win an Emmy. 

On posting, I was asked how much time I spend doing things and my ideas behind it. My reply ..

For me, it's doing what's in my nature. I'm told I'm a natural teacher and an altruist. Read More >
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  • University of Warwick
    Education, 1994 - 1998
    Educational Studies with Biology QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Specialist ICT and Science
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Celebrating 50 Updates with a Hangout!
motorola-blog.blogspot.com

Here’s a not-so-secret, early Easter egg for you: This week, we’re celebrating 50 app updates since we released Moto X! That’s 50 updates ac

Chrome Remote Desktop
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Accedi in sicurezza ai tuoi computer dal tuo dispositivo Android.• Su ogni tuo computer puoi configurare l'accesso remoto utilizzando l'app

Google Camera
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Google Camera snaps quick and easy photos and videos, and has creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama.Features • Ph

YouTube star Stampylonghead launching new education channel
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British Minecraft gamer Joseph Garrett announces plans with multi-channel network Maker Studios

YouTube wants its creators to build 'fanbases' rather than audiences
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‘An audience tunes in when they're told to. A fanbase chooses when and what to watch’ says entertainment boss Alex Carloss

YouTube Ads Spotted In NYC Subways For Michelle Phan, Bethany Mota, Rosa...
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Eyewitness reports of YouTube advertising sightings featuring Phan, Mota, and Pansino are starting to trickle into YouTube, Vine, and Twitte

How to busk: with Billy Bragg and Jack Monroe – video
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We challenged food writer (and keen singer) Jack Monroe to go busking. Musician Billy Bragg went along to share his tips

Michelle Phan Tells Beauty Brands to Chill for 'Authentic' Videos
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Still from Michelle Phan's "Matte About You" video The online community is well-aware that an elite class of beauty vloggers are making mill

Harry Styles Breaks That Brand New Hog Between His Legs, Needs Emergency...
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Harry Styles has a problem with the business between his legs, so he called someone to help him out!

Famous When Harry Met Sally Deli Is Suing A Food Truck Over Fake Orgasms...
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Two delis in New York are at war over who has the right to call their food orgasmic!

UK Police Social Media Survey Feb 2014 One Year On Twitter Facebook YouT...
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One year ago, I made a post looking at how UK Police Forces were using Social Media (14 Jan 2013). Welcome to the annual Feb 2014 Survey whe

Hangout Swapshop the idea #hangoutswapshop the hashtag uses Realtime Video
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Remember this from 1976-82 ? Hangout Swapshop is an idea I'm working on following last night's hangout and the six hours I spent Sunday from

Uppingham Community College pupils chosen to help launch national event
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Youngsters are set for a big day out in London to show off their work and help promote a national school initiative.

Computer Coding Skills For Children 'Crucial'
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Writing for the Sky News website, leading internet entrepreneurs say children in the UK need to learn computer programming.

Zoom is an excellent product that I cannot recommend enough. I use Zoom for all my screen recordings. I'm convinced I can teach eights faster with Zoom than I can with any other video service..
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Arrived in the dark in strong winds rattling the window frames. Woke the next morning with blazing sun and a full 180 degree view or the sea. The beach was brilliant (also film set for Snow White & Huntsman). It felt like we had the farm house to ourselves, awesome experience..
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There's something special about this hostel, having the corner room with views of the rising sun and beach was just brilliant..
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Once through the door, so many hidden treasures at great prices, staff welcome..
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Staying here, is like being in another world. Gas lights, open fires and really black skies where the stars come out. Sends chills through me just thinking about this place..
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My visit here was before Google was invented, but I have great memories of the clear river springs and those fish swimming by.. awesome
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Always friendly staff here. Last purchase was a Moto g at a brilliant price.
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