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Bomb explodes in Petersen King law office, Winnipeg

What the f*** is going on in this city???

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and family members.

#winnipeg   #explosion   #news  
A woman has been taken to hospital and a law office has been evacuated after an explosion in Winnipeg's Fort Rouge area this morning.
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Family law practice ... I'm thinking someone didn't like the results of their divorce, or a child custody hearing.  Full moon brings out the crazies!
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Heads up to my fellow Manitobans. Quit using your phone while driving. Even at red lights! Penalties are bigger now.

#winnipeg   #manitoba   #smartphone   #law   #police   #cops   #driving   #donttextanddrive  
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I find it funny that ALL distracted driving penalties tend to be met with responses similar to "its a good idea but I'm not stupid about using my phone in the car." replies. How long can it be "everyone else" that acts like an idiot until we start considering that each one of us is at some point "everyone else"

...I say this as I sit in my parked car about to leave work. In park, and legal.

+Rob Blaich​​, i share your wearable concerns as a Moto360 user though.

Edit: I too have been an "everyone else" before. I dislike my decisions that cause this as much as those around me do. Live & learn.
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#TryLGG4  Discussion

A bunch of us who took part in the #TryLGG4  trial this month got together in a Hangout and shared our thoughts about the LG G4.

#lg   #g4   #lgg4   #smartphone   #review  
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+Adam Slobodian thanks!
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Canadian LG G4s use PMA, not Qi

So +Ryan Moore received word from LG Canada that the Canadian variant of the #LGG4  is compatible with PMA charging, not Qi.

If you're going to go buy a either an LG circle case, or, you plan to get a new sticker, pick up the PMA version and an appropriate PMA compatible charger.

#lg #g4 #wireless   #wirelesscharging  
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so was the s5 for at&t. just a way to make more money having to buy things that arent widely used so prices aren't as low as the many qi chargers you can find.
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Hangouts vs Telegram

Yup. I'm still going on about Telegram. But just read my article and see the comparison chart. There's good reasoning for my choice!

#hangouts   #telegram   #messaging   #texting   #app   #comparison  
It is no secret that I am huge fan of Telegram. I’ve written a couple articles here about Telegram before, speaking of why I like it, and even wrote a comparison to WhatsApp. Recently, I’ve been invited to a few group chats...
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I only use hangouts with the android group. I'm just not social enough for these apps:)
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No, that sticker on your battery is not to spy on you. It is NFC.

TL;DR - derp

#lol   #humour   #paranoid   #itsatrap   #nfc   #wtf   #android  
 
There's a viral video going around Facebook telling Samsung users to remove the chip inside their phones, but no need to be paranoid, it's just NFC.

http://itechtriad.com/2015/06/24/samsung-users-that-chip-in-your-phone-is-not-uploading-your-data-without-permission-its-just-nfc/

#Samsung   #Android   #NFC   #Facebook  
There's a viral video going around Facebook telling Samsung users to remove the chip inside their phones, but no need to be paranoid, it's just NFC.
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My first thought was Qi charging coils ... NFC didn't spring to mind right away.  Guess I know where my priorities lie.  LOL
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BlackBerry "Venice" slider leaked - Android powered

Wow. This looks like a cool device. I'm very curious to see what +BlackBerry brings to the table with an Android powered device. I'll be keeping my eye on this one!

#blackberry   #android   #venice   #leaked   #smartphone  
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+Rakesh Arora Sell it and get this! Haha
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Happy Canada Day!


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+Rob Blaich Let me know if I can rent them off ya when ya get em. haha
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Medium for Android is now public. Or rather, "released into the wild."

I've been beta testing it. Works well!

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We've just released our Android app into the wild! Get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medium.reader
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Captured by the LG G4

What a photo...

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The Moment Captured by the LG G4

Photographer Colby Brown spotting nature’s grandeur from close to afar with the LG G4.

#LG   #LGG4   #G4   #Android   #Smartphones  
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Top 5 Reasons to get the LG G4

+Sivan Rehan, like me, is part of the #TryLGG4  testers group, and she's written up an article on +Android Coliseum giving you the top 5 reasons to pick up an LG G4.

#lgg4   #lg   #g4   #review   #top5  
With so many new flagship phones on the market right now, it is hard to decide which one to get. If you are looking to get a new phone, the LG G4 is a great choice. Here's why: 1. Awesome screen The G4’s 5.5” Quad HD scr...
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+Rakesh Arora Wow! I had no idea you were having trouble with the BlackBerry Passport. Sorry to hear.

But that's awesome to hear about the decision to go for the LG G4! 
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Android fanboy. Designer. Gamer. Nerd. Father. Jets Fan.
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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 . 

24/7

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!

Cheers.
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[Review] RAVPower 36W/7.2A 4-Port USB Desktop Charger
www.androidcoliseum.com

RAVPower has always been in the business of providing accessories for tablets and smartphone and everyone knows that I'm a sucker for them.

Canadian Samsung users going to get 6 months of Google Play Music All Ac...
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If you're a Samsung user in Canada it looks like you'll be getting some free time with Google Play Music's All Access. +MobileSyrup is repor

Get the LG G4 and get some freebies from Rogers, Videotron
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So, are you getting ready to pull the trigger on the LG G4? We've talked about it a fair bit here in the past while... with good reason. A f

#TryLGG4 Group Discussion on the G4 [Hangout On Air]
www.androidcoliseum.com

So, we've had a few of us in some of our closer circles get to be chosen to be one of the 35 in Canada who got to be in the #TryLGG4 user ex

Journey (Diary, Journal) – Android Apps on Google Play
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Capture life moments, from everyday thoughts to useful travel logs, Journey helps you to rediscover the joy of journal writing through the w

Textra SMS - Android Apps on Google Play
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Let's face it, the stock Android Messaging app really sucks! So time to try something new, but it has to be pretty special, right? It's here

Relay for reddit – Android Apps on Google Play
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Relay for reddit is a fun new way to browse the news and entertainment website Reddit. Whether you're a casual 'lurker', power user, or even

[Review]Make the most of your phone's camera with Photojojo Lenses, Grad...
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[Review] Dell Venue 10" 7000 tablet
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So, I had seen the tablet and immediately thought I should give it a try. Since being able to test it out I've been really taken back by how

Medium - Android Apps on Google Play
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Welcome to Medium for Android. Read, recommend, highlight, and respond to stories that matter most to you. • A simple editor allows you to q

Solid Explorer's 2.0 Final Release happening July 1st
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I love Canada Day - I'm not 'fiercely' proud, but definitely Canadian Proud to be in one of the greatest countries in the world (if not THE

TYLT's RIBBN Car Charger
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TYLT RIBBN When it comes to accessories, I'm just as nuts as +Tom Gray and our good friends at TYLT definitely are aware! This is the TYLT R

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Today will explore the world of Opera Max and its ability to save you data while online, whether this be with WiFi or cellular data. Before

Hangout Show #120 [event]
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Has it been a week already? I tell you, these summer days (now that it's officially summer now) really just whir past us. Join us in our cel

Stark - Icon Pack – Android Apps on Google Play
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These icons are perfect for minimalists. Hard squares with the ultimate flat treatment. When added to your Android home screens, these icons

The LG G4 is ready for you to pick up!
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It's here, today's the day.... Up until now the only folks in Canada that had the G4 were a select group of testers. Well, Bell, Rogers, Tel

Databases
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We have several databases for you: Canadian Android Phones | Tablets Carrier Costs Device Firmware Update Canadian Apps Cloud Storage compar

Android TV database started
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Okay, so with the news of the Razer Forge TV in our Canadian Play Store, and with some other options up there, I thought it was time to put

An LG G4 Review: A Photographer's Friend
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A fantastic community. Great group of people to be a part of!
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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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reviewed a year ago
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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Through a bad experience regarding Chrysler refusing to honor some warranty work, I was about done with Dodge, Jeep, or anything else from them. Along came a few encounters with Eastern, which brought back hope. The first was how they did their best to help cover the lack of warranty work that Chrysler refused me. (Long story short, apparently a clutch slave cylinder is not part of the power train. Figure that one out.) Eastern reduced the costs and fixed it all up, and even gave a one-year warranty on the new cylinder itself. Nice. The second was after I had a car accident that involved my passenger door not being able to open. I couldn't get in for body work for weeks because a bad snow storm and many accidents within the city. The body shop offered, free of charge, for me to bring the Jeep by and they'd fix it so it would open - on the simple promise I brought them the paperwork from MPI after I saw them. They did this on just a promise. Sure enough, I brought them my vehicle and everything went swimmingly well.
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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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reviewed 2 years ago