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Go go gadget Evernote!

*Evernote opens*

Yup, it works. Open up Google Now and start a voice search, or say "Okay Google" first. Then, say, "Go go gadget <name an app>" and watch as Google opens up your app for you. 

Fun time!

#android   #voice   #google   #googlenow   #inspectorgadget  
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While the rumors surrounding the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider continue to swirl, the device has now appeared once again in some new, clearer images which are pretty on par with everything we've seen thus far. As you can tell from looking at the keyboard, it falls directly in line with an earlier leak from @evleaks and even has those three dots that got everyone's feathers so ruffled....
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Create a digital sketch with Alfredo Borboa's latest Chrome Experiment, Gravitatio, a procedural 3D drawing tool: #fridayfun
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Beautiful capture using the LG G4

This is a gorgeous shot that I just had to share. I love the colours and detail.

#lg   #lgg4   #g4   #phonephotography   #nature  
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No more squares in Instagram! Finally!

Sorry, but the square form factor drove me batty! I welcome back portrait and landscape images!!

#instagram   #android   #ios   #apps  
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New Moto 360 beside the current model?

If this indeed the new, upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch from Motorola (probably is), it looks nice. Smaller diameter, new arms for the watch band, and also appears to be thinner.

However, I may be wrong, but I think the "flat tire" is still there...

#moto360   #moto   #motorola   #smartwatch   #leak   #android   #androidwear  
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At this point, Moto should embrace the flat tire, and use it as a point of differentiation.  I like the smaller look.  Easier to blend in as a 'regular' watch ... which is probably what most people actually want.  Unless they're attention-seekers.
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Photos, not just renders, of the BlackBerry Venice!

It looks good!!

#venice   #blackberry   #android  
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Android Marshmallow deserves to the 6.0 version number.

Salman writes a nice list of updates, validating the choice to make Android Marshmallow, 6.0.

#android   #androidm   #android6   #marshmallow  
Some people believe that Android M doesn’t deserve the title of Android 6, mainly because it isn’t as big of an overhaul as previous Android 1.x releases have been or because it doesn’t accompany the visual changes we’ve seen on previous 1.x releases.

While on some level this is true, going over the long list of improvements does really put into perspective how big of an update M truly is.

Let’s go over all the features we will(or might) see on Android M:
• Now on Tap
• Permissions Management
• SD Cards can be “merged” with internal storage
• Android Pay
• Native fingerprint authentication
• Automatic app data backups
• App Links (you’re going to see less of those “what do you want to open this in?” prompts)
• Doze and App Standby
• Multi Window(currently hidden, uncertain future)
• Theming support(currently hidden, uncertain future)
• Dark theme(removed, uncertain future)
• Customisable Quick Toggles along with other UI tweaking
• Visual Voicemail Support
• Redesign of the Clock Widget and Music Identification Widget
• New “Memory” Section in Settings(it was there before, but hidden)
• Support for deleting screenshots directly through the notification centre after they’ve been taken
• Landscape mode available for the Google Now Launcher(feature will likely be backported to older versions of Android)
• New app and widget drawer with scroll bar support and vertical scrolling
• Built-In File Manager receives a bump in functionality
• Native tap to wake support
• Ability to disable “heads up” or “peeking” notifications
• Native 4K output support
• Stricter APK validation
• MIDI support
• USB Type C support
• New boot animation
• Introduction of a “voice interaction” API to allow better interaction with voice actions in apps
• Toggling battery saver by voice
• Ability to undo and redo text changes with bluetooth keyboard shortcuts
• Multi-selection to merge, delete or share has been added in the contacts application
• Faster text selection along with a floating toolbar for text actions
• Default apps UI
• Direct share can allow you directly share stuff with contacts through the share menu
• Much more granular app info
• Native bluetooth stylus support
• Split-screen keyboard
• Mobile radio active bug will be fixed
• Better do not disturb along with repeat caller exceptions
• Bluetooth scanning to improve location accuracy
• Native flashlight API
• Easier access to Multi volume controls(ringer, media, alarm)
• Smoother volume scrubbing (credits to Jason Efstathiou)

Putting all those features aside there are also a number of under-the-hood improvements that seem to have had a very positive impact on both performance and power usage.

I’m puzzled as to how someone could call this a “minor” update. 

Credits: +Android Police​​​
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Excellent addition to Inbox!

Formatting has been added to the quick reply in Inbox!

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Thanks to your feedback, formatting is now available in reply on the web.

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Last night's Hangouts!

I'd taken part in yet another Hangouts session for +Android Coliseum. We had a nice chat about some cool Android topics from the past week. 

#android   #canadian   #canada   #hangouts  
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Another rolling keyboard - This one is cool!

I like it.

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Go from watching TV to playing TV with the +NVIDIA SHIELD. Experience your favorite movies, TV shows and games like never before with the power of the Tegra X1 chip.

Now available in the U.S. and Canada.
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Android fanboy. Designer. Gamer. Nerd. Father. Jets Fan.
By Day...

I'm a New Media Designer at St-Boniface Hospital Research.  I work closely with the scientists there (aka principal investigators) by helping them communicate their work to their peers, students, and the general public. By this, I mean I provide any visuals they request. Be it a tri-fold, website for a conference, or a video as a teaching aid.

By Night...

If I'm not on the living room floor playing with my daughters, you'll often find me toying around with one of my Android devices; a Moto X or my Nexus 7. I've found myself to gain a high interest in mobile devices. The fact that anywhere I go, I have a computer with me; and with that computer, is a constant connection to the world, a camera to capture life, and so much more - it  all just captivates me.

Alongside this nerdy habit are other hobbies. I enjoy playing online with my PS4. The games of choice these days are Destiny and Mortal Kombat X . 


One thing that is always going on, no matter the time of day, or what day of the week it may be, is being a parent and husband. I have a lovely wife, Danielle, who tolerates my nerdy ways very well, and it's been a fantastic 8 year marriage, with many more to come. She also gave me the best birthday gift I could ever receive, four years ago. A daughter.

That's right, folks. My four-year-old daughter and I share a birthday. She's very special to me, and I couldn't imagine a world without her now. She's the light of my day, and is a 3' tall clone of my wife. Love her.

*May 2013 Edit* Our family just grew again! My wife and I had ourselves a second little girl! She's very healthy, and we can tell she's also very strong. Her big sister was very happy to meet her and have a little sister of her own.

So what will you share here?

It's true. I'm all over the place online. If you were to check out my About.Me page you can see all my blogs, websites, social media pages, etc. But for some odd reason, Google+ has really caught my attention. It feels like home to me. More-so than Facebook ever had.

I'll continue to use Facebook as my personal communication to family and close friends. Things about my daughters for instance will be almost exclusive to that site. 

Everything else is already showing up here. That being (and often) things related to Android and other mobile devices, video games, comics, funny images, creative inspiration, useful tips, cool videos, posts from my blog, and more. 

So feel more than free to add me to your circles! If you don't seem odd, crazy, or one who'll spam me, I'll probably follow you back. I do try to maintain a good online presence and use etiquette!

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I never thought I'd care so much about a furniture store. But this place is great. The restaurant is dirt cheap, yet the food is so good, and filling. My wife and I purchased our daughter's bedroom furniture there, and everything arrived in great shape, and was easy to put together. We've picked up other odds and ends there too, knowing it's a good bang for the buck.
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My wife and I love going to the Red Top. If you're looking for an old diner, with old-school burgers and 'dogs, this is one of the places to go in 'Peg City. Their chilli is awesome, and works great on their burgers. Onion rings are awesome too.
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Great deal. Great service!
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FYI - The proper title of the hospital is St-Boniface Hospital. The name "General" was dropped roughly two years ago now. Now, I may be considered biased because I work alongside the hospital at the Research Centre, but I still wanted to take a moment to share a story. In January of 2010, my wife and I had our first child. A little girl. She was born three weeks early. While she was actually fully developed, and perfectly healthy, she unfortunately got a lung infection - from what we believe was a lack of antibiotics given to my wife. Her water broke over 24 hours prior to birth, and she was never given anything. So, the next 8 days were spent in the NICU. Here is where magic happened. This is public, so I won't share too much, but my daughter had a really rough start. Tubes and monitors everywhere. But, the nurses and doctors were remarkable. They kept us up to date. They answered our questions. They watched over her while went home to rest. They called when a blip happened, but let us know she was fine. It went as smooth as it could. Now I have a 3 year old who's in great shape. You'd never know there was an issue. I'd also like to state that coincidentally, my wife's best friend had a baby there was well. However this baby was born 4 months early. Said friend and baby lived in St-Boniface Hospital for months, and beat the odds, as this baby wasn't expected to live. Thanks to the NICU and staff, this baby is now 3 years old too, and plays with my daughter all the time. I think very highly of this hospital. As said, not just because I work there.
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I wouldn't normally bother reviewing a grocery store, but this particular store is worth mentioning. Safeway's prices are high. When the sales are on, they're pretty competitive, but otherwise, one would probably go to Sobey's, Superstore, Costco, or even Wal-Mart. But one thing that keeps me coming back here, aside from being close to home, is their great decor and fantastic customer service. All the employees are happy. If it's an act, it's a great one. I've been here dozens of times, and I'm always being offered help, chatted to, and surrounded by smiles. One instance that really stood out was them offering me a shopping cart. I stated I never carry change (I'm a debit user), so wouldn't be able to remove one of the carts. I was told, "Oh, don't worry about that. If you ever need one to make it easier for you and your little one (I had my daughter with me) you just any one of us and we'll unlock a cart for you." I took them up on that offer a few times. No questions asked. Keep it up, Safeway!
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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