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Confused about mobile platforms? You’re not alone. Here’s clarity.

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/YnsgRA )

What in the heck is going on?

The world of mobile and IoT operating systems used to be pretty stable and comprehensible. Suddenly, however, surprising events and weird changes have left everyone scratching their heads.

Here are the questions I’m hearing about these operating systems — and the answers:

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3269204/operating-systems/confused-about-mobile-platforms-you-re-not-alone-here-s-clarity.html

#android #androidthings #windows #ios #macos
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The new Mike's List is here! Pants-mounted keyboards, tank rollerblades, coffee drones, self-cleaning LEGO, anti-social media, wacky web sites, and much more!

Subscribe to get the current issue: https://elgan.com/mikeslist

#mikeslist
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When every public screen is your personal screen

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/8Tjh7L )

One screen, one user.

But what happens when any screen can serve hundreds of users?

A startup called Misapplied Sciences has developed technology, which it calls “parallel reality,” that enables hundreds of people to look at a single screen and see completely different, customized views. I could look at a screen and see information in English, while the person standing next to me sees the same information in Mandarin and a third person sees French. Or, for that matter, I could see my texts and the others could see theirs.

Misapplied Sciences, which was founded by former Microsoft employees and Walt Disney Imagineers, has demonstrated screens that send different colors of light — they’re called “multi-view pixels” — in a huge number, possibly even millions, of directions.

This technology could bring us something like augmented reality, but without the glasses.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268845/data-privacy/when-every-public-screen-is-your-personal-screen.html

#misappliedsciences #multiview #parallelreality
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I was on This Week in Google!

+Leo Laporte, +Stacey Higginbotham, +Kevin Marks and I talked about Facebook, privacy and a lot of other stuff (including Google stuff). Watch now:

https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google/episodes/452?autostart=true

#twig
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Google is killing off the desktop uploader for Google Photos
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Who else uses Google+ as a blogging platform?

Also: Should I revive my Blogs of August community?

https://plus.google.com/communities/108371204172517489148

(Please comment on Mark's post.)
On a recent episode of TWiG (March 29, 2018) +Mike Elgan suggested that Google+ is an excellent blogging platform so I thought I'd give it a try! I'm hoping to try and explore pastures old and new while posting my progress/findings here. From front end development, parenting, gaming, film and music to experimenting with 3D, IoT, crafts and a soldering iron. First up, I'm going share the whys and what's of my current podcast feeds.

If you have been, thanks for reading!
(Yeah, I stole that from +Fully Charged but more on that when we talk +YouTube feeds!)
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How many returnees are coming back to Google+?

And how should they be welcomed back? (Please click through and add your comments on Doug's post.
I guess, I'm back? So, Facebook. Arrrgh. +Mike Elgan keeps singing the praises of G+ and, well. He's right. I miss it. I miss the real interaction. I've been trying #vero, but, seems like there's real conversation here. And you guys are still here. So, let's make another go of it and see if we can have a little more and better conversation.
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Here comes 'virtual wearables'

When we're all wearing augmented reality glasses all day, all other wearables can be virtual.

https://elgan.com/blog/here-comes-virtual-wearables

#virtualwearables
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How to spend WAY less on airfare

You might pay $1,200 for a flight and sit next to a person who paid $375 for the same flight. Here's how to save a fortune on flying:

http://gastronomad.net/home/2018/4/8/how-to-spend-way-less-on-airfare

#airfare #googleflight
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