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Mike Heavin
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Any idea when T-Mobile plans to start loading their new phones with Android 6? Apparently, not one phone they offer is loaded with it. Unfortunately from past experience, if I purchase a phone with Lollipop there is a very good chance it will never get an OS update.

Also, the Black Friday S6 deal is a nice one. Unfortunately, it seems that loyal customers who actually paid off their phones are penalized by not having "eligible" trade-ins. My S4 (which still only has Android 4.4) is worthless to them for the promo, even though it is fully paid. It seems the new motto is, "Don't every pay off your phone installments."

With the latest Chrome update, Google decided to replace the user icon in the title bar with the user name. Does anyone know how I can show the icon instead of the name. My personal and work accounts both have my name. I find it easier to distinguish browser windows with unique icons instead of similar text names.

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Pretty cool explanation of how Bezier curves are drawn.

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Some interesting ideas about UI design. I can also see how some of them could be adapted to help with designing and presenting documentation and help systems.

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Interview with our CEO for +Trading Technologies  20-year anniversary.

I found a nice side-effect of requiring the Docs app to edit a file in Drive. One of the features drive does not have that frustrates me is that you cannot make a file read-only. I often use my Nexus 7 tablet and Google Drive for speaking notes. Because I could not make a file with my notes read-only, I occasionally inadvertently "edit" the file while scrolling the notes. 

However, now I can get around that limitation (as long as I don't ever want to edit files on my tablet). I updated the Drive app to the latest version, but did not install the Docs app. Without the app, I can only use the Drive file in view-only mode, which is what I have wanted for a long time.

It requires a trade-off, but it does satisfy that need. I just have to do all of my editing of the Google Doc file on a PC or on another device. 

I will try this approach for awhile and see if it is worth losing the ability to edit the files on the tablet.

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A great honor for TT.

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I must admit that I use the browser on my phone and tablet more and more infrequently. 
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