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Paolo Amoroso
Works at Planetarium of Milan, Italy (contractor: AstrOfficina)
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My space and Google collections on Google+ / July 2015
I organized some of my Google+ content in collections about space and Google products, here’s the list updated to July 2015: https://plus.google.com/+PaoloAmoroso/collections

Space Apps for Android - Mobile space and astronomy
https://plus.google.com/collection/ANebI
Astronomy and space apps for Android

Samantha Cristoforetti
https://plus.google.com/collection/0iewT
Highlights and personal recollections about the activities, training, and journey to space of ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti  

G+host Stories - Google+ myths and urban legends
https://plus.google.com/collection/oixEX
How the tech press has been bashing Google+ since its early days, often without bothering to learn about and use it

Chrome OS Life - Journey to an all Chrome OS desktop environment
https://plus.google.com/collection/saQiP
My experiences as a new Chrome OS user

Google Play Newsstand - Google’s news and magazine reading app
https://plus.google.com/collection/M5LiP
The Google Play Newsstand news and magazine reading app and its Producer publishing environment

Image: my Google+ collections

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Using Chromecast with a different phone
I originally set up my Chromecast 2 with a Nexus 6 phone. I recently purchased a new phone, a Nexus 6P, and I'm about to receive it.

How do I have the Chromecast recognize the new phone? Do I have to factory reset the Chromecast and use the 6P to configure it again?
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+Paolo Amoroso  Be sure to check out our sister community, Chromecast Central. Lots more info for your Chromecast 2.  https://plus.google.com/communities/111872452551180665185
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Finding how many readers create shortcuts to a Google Play Newsstand edition
The readers of Google Play Newsstand editions can create home screen shortcuts for quick access on their Android devices, see how it works here https://goo.gl/Kgxeck The screenshot shows what the shrtucts to some of the editions I subscribe to look like on my Nexus 6 phone.

If you set up Google Analytics for your edition you can find how many readers created a shortcut by checking under Behavior > Main events. The entry to look for is Home Screen Shortcut Click.

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I still haven't decided what I like more, Google newsstand, or flipboard. 
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Rethinking app monetization strategies
+JR Raphael writes: "There's a troubling message lurking within SwiftKey's sale to Microsoft, and it's one we all need to take some time to consider."

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There's a troubling message lurking within SwiftKey's sale to Microsoft, and it's one we all need to take some time to consider.

Some food for thought:
There's a troubling message lurking within SwiftKey's sale to Microsoft, and it's one we all need to take some time to consider.
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Microsoft competes for Android talent and assets
It's likely part of a broader Android plan.

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Late yesterday, the Financial Times reported that SwiftKey was in talks with Microsoft about a potential acquisition that could be officially announced dur... by Rita El Khoury in Applications, News
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The state of Google's Nexus program
The Nexus 6P's poor sales in some countries may have something to do with the brutal price difference with the US (e.g. $499 vs €699 in Italy).

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A rather lengthy report on The Information was published this morning about the state of Google's Nexus program, and if I had to put it in one word, the st... by David Ruddock in News, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Rumors
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Astrosamantha, the movie website
It’s now online the official website of Astrosamantha: La donna dei record nello spazio, an Italiam documentary film on astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti: www.astrosamantha-ilfilm.it

It’s scheduled for screening only on March 1 and 2, 2016 at theaters in Italy. I posted about the documentary and its possible TV origins here https://goo.gl/c57iFk

Image: the official website of the Astrosamantha documentary. Credit: Officine Ubu

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When I grow up I want to be a astronauts
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Samantha Cristoforetti telling her story prior to the 2014 launch
NASA TV aired this interview with +Samantha Cristoforetti in late November 2014, shortly prior to her launch to space for the Futura mission. Although far from new, it’s still her most extensive and in depth personal account in English of her life and experiences.

The video comes with accurate subtitles in Italian and English produced by the space enthusiasts of +ISAA - Italian Space and Astronautics Association.

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Google Play Newsstand 3.5 makes top stories more prominent
As of version 3.5 the Google Play Newsstand app for Android features a redesigned Top news group under Read Now > Highlights.

The group, which recommends breaking news stories from Google News, now opens the Highlights section. This screenshot shows what Top news looks like on my Nexus 6 phone.

Below Top news, under Recommended for you, there’s now a group of algorithmically recommended articles from sources you don’t subscribe to, followed by the usual highlights from your subscriptions.

Finally, the featured sources carousel has larger logos and adds the names of the editions.

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Mars View improves rover path management

Mars View, a new Android app for viewing the images from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, is improving rapidly as it’s in an early stage of development:

https://plus.google.com/+PaoloAmoroso/posts/1uH8qTVigQa

What’s new
Version 0.2.0, released on January 31, 2016, features redesigned location movement and path visibility controls.

You can now move to a different location by double tapping the corresponding billboard that indicates the Sol number (e.g. “Sol 22”, the labels referencing the martian days into Curiosity’s mission). A new button with a stop marker and path segments icon lets you toggle the visibility of the rover path on or off.

Also, image tile blending is enabled by default for a more realistic look of panoramas.

Tips
If you have the triple tap to zoom accessibility gesture enabled turn it off under Accessibility > Magnification gestures in the Android system settings. It interferes with the new Mars View double tap navigation gesture but the developer, +Tobias Thierer, is going to implement a different gesture (long tapping a billboard) in an upcoming version.

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The rover path with the Sol billboards in Mars View on my Android 6 phone.

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Google Play Games separated from Google+
A couple of weeks ago the official Android Developers blog posted the technical details of the separation of Google Play Games from Google+, which is now complete. Players no longer require an account upgraded to Google+ to use the Play Games services:

Play Games Permissions are changing in 2016
http://android-developers.blogspot.it/2016/01/play-games-permissions-are-changing-in.html

Just a few months ago such an announcement would have made headlines on the impending death of Google+, but I haven’t seen any major such news stories yet. Where are the good old times?

Screenshot: Google Play Games on my Nexus 6 phone. Credit: Google

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Thanks. Now I don't play. I didn't know what GooglePlay was. I thougt it was TV... lol... I don't watch TV either... it's a strange world, isn't it +Paolo Amoroso​​? : ) 🐸🐝
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How to view medical images on Chrome OS
I hope you never need to view radiographies for medical issues you or a family member may have, but in case you can do it on your Chrome OS device.

Radiology labs typically provide x-ray images on CD-ROMs, therefore you first need an external USB optical drive. Here https://goo.gl/WT1oa9 I told how to use such a unit, which you may already have around from an old laptop.

The x-rays come as DICOM files, a widely used medical imaging standard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DICOM There are a couple of DICOM viewing cloud apps on the Chrome Web Store. I use the free, ad-supported DICOM Medical Image Reader:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dicom-medical-image-reade/phakdkeobphiapdoggpcdilgmjbepnfg

It’s simple and versatile and lets you open local files or access your Google Drive storage. It has basic options for zooming, changing the color palette, annotating images, and more.

The screenshot shows the viewer displaying a sample x-ray image on my ASUS Chromebox.

There are two more similar apps in the Chrome Web Store, which I haven’t tried as DICOM Medical Image Reader works well enough for me. DICOM Image Viewer is a paid app with a few more features such as exporting images to PNG format:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dicom-image-viewer/konbfapgdfmkmijbnkmkgkkacoojomhh

The free Medimsight app is a more advanced medical imaging analysis, visualization and storage system for physicians or users familiar with medicine:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/medimsight/jhaoenemfajoikikhhdiemaakkgaeoic

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Used Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli's Merz refracting telescope. Viewed STS-120 Shuttle launch at KSC VIP site. SpaceTweetup alumnus.
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Science education and outreach activities for Civico Planetario "Ulrico Hoepli"
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