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Sometimes, sometimes I'm certain that "unsubscribe" link in seemingly unsolicited EDMs is quietly telling someone "yes, this address is active! Send them more SHIT!"
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So, like, 1.0 metre isn't much once it's plugged in behind your bed.

Anyone got a good tip on a high-quality USB Standard A to Type C plug? I've got Standard A ports in my wall, so might as well make the most of those... 
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I have a 2m USB3.0 extension cable, with the A>C cable in the end. Works a treat.
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I like it a lot. Add the ability to have folders in the dock, and more gestures (like swipe down anywhere on home screen to reveal notifications) and it'd be just about perfect. 
ASAP Launcher is a home screen replacement which lets you do what you want ...
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I have folders in my dock now on Google launcher???

Edit: oh, this one DOESN'T have it? Derp
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Come on, +Google Australia+Google​. 
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"some of the design decisions are a bit… odd. Retaining MicroUSB, when many are moving to USB-C, having a volume rocker in a rather awkward place, and the NFC antenna is on the front of the phone, rather than the rear like most others … these are some curious choices."

These all sound like rather dumb decisions. Pretty off-putting, IMO.
 
Sony announces local pricing for Xperia X series, starting at $499: First shown off at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, Sony’s revamped flagship line has now arrived in Australia, with pricing announced for the new Xperia X series. Jason attended Sony’s launch last week, and now we know that much of the range is now available locally, with the Xperia X Performance to arrive in … The post Sony announces local pricing for Xperia X series, starting at $499 appeared first on Ausdroid. #AndroidPhones #Carriers #ausdroid
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Some damn cool upgrades.
 
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It's been a long time since we last saw an update to Google Fit, but after some subtle hints during the Android Wear presentations during Google I/O, it wa... by Cody Toombs in Applications, Downloads, News
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How freaking bizarre. Why on earth would they screw up like this? Surely it can't have been an accident?
 
Ridiculous. Just ridiculous. After a full year of selling a non-compliant Type-C phone, +OnePlus follows up with their OnePlus3 that ALSO doesn't support USB host in the correct way according to the Type-C spec. The OnePlus 2 shipped with a noncompliant cable, and their "otg" mode was noncompliant such that official C device adapters would not work, and so is the OnePlus 3, apparently.

They simply haven't learned how to build a phone properly.

Thanks +GTrusted for the scoop.

Folks, avoid OnePlus's phones if you want a phone that actually works with peripherals in the growing USB Type-C ecosystem like thumbdrives, for goodness sake.

#USBC  
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I thought that storm was meant to fit 10 Earths into it...
 
About the size of the Earth.
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Am I the only one getting the 'new notifications' red dot icon in the google+ app even when there's no new notifications? I see the dot, go to notifications, and it's blank. I pull to refresh, still blank. What the? 
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Happens to me a helluva lot. I've given them feedback about it, to no avail so far. 
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Damn it. Been looking forward to Pokemon Go all day, only to find it's not compatible with the Android N beta. ;_;
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Oh my god. What a surprise. I was really so unsure what name they would use. Wow. Whoa.
 
Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas! #AndroidNReveal
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+Dan Goodes We may yet see Oreo...
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Yet we still can't post images as replies, still can't get rich previews for links posted in replies.

I love that Google is still invested in Google+, but goddamn I just want those features.
 
6 Months of Google+ Updates
Six months ago, we launched an all-new version of Google+ on iOS, a big update to our Android app, and a preview of our new experience Web. At that time (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LukeWroblewski/posts/jJvNS3mwxyv) I mentioned: "While this is an exciting new beginning for us, we’re definitely not done yet."

Since then we've fixed 4,149 bugs, addressed 253 accessibility issues, and launched 19 Web updates, 12 Android app updates, and 7 iOS app updates. Thanks to all of you for the feedback you sent, which helped guide us through all these launches.

While I'm sure you have additional fixes/issues that we need to address next, I just wanted to pause for a moment and thank our teams (and you!) for all the help over the past six months.

So... thanks~
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+Tom Scott I dunno, I've had plenty of fun using images as replies on Facebook. I think a topical and amusing image adds something that text can't as easily communicate, or is simply more fun. I'm not talking about an image being "required", I'm talking about it being a fun addition to a banter-focused chat.

Hell, we'd hardly even have comic books if that wasn't an accepted truth, we'd all just be reading novels exclusively.

Still, I suppose the folks at Google+ might agree with you that allowing image replies would dilute the value of discussions.
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Previous reviews for this shop had me expecting the worst, but I was served quickly and efficiently by a polite and happy lady in the middle of a week day. I've got no complaints.
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If you like your coffee so hot that it's burned and gross, this is the place for you. So, as a coffee joint, steer clear. But as a supermarket, there's a great range of unique packaged food and produce on offer.
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Great vibe, astonishing whiskey selection.
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It's IKEA, what's not to love?
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Great mix of modernised art deco, tasty menu, good veer selection. Charming outdoor area.
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New makeover is pretty amazing. A bit disappointed though by how small the David Jones store is. Doncaster still wins!
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