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This is huge. Google Now will work with WhatsApp, Telegram, WeChat, Viber, and NextPlus!

"Okay Google. Send a Telegram message to Adam"

#google #googlenow #telegram
Google is rolling out an update to Google Now that will allow you to dictate and send messages through a number of popular third-party messaging apps including WhatsApp, the company announced in a...
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That would be ideal.
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I just woke up to severe heart burn. I already took a Zantac and it's taking it's time with my stomach. Usually it works in minutes. 

Ugh. Not fun. I need to cut back my orange juice intake.
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ok cool
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LG G4 Users should install Key Plus

Google Play recommended this app for me this morning, and I'm so glad they did! Key Plus lets me change that happens when I double-tap my volume up button while the screen is off. 

It used to be "locked" to LG's QuickMemo app. Not anymore!

#lg   #lgg4   #tips   #apps   #android  
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Telegram vs. WhatsApp

+Jazli Aziz says it well. Come on people. See why I keep yapping about this messaging app!

#telegram   #messenger   #whatsapp   #texting  
 
In isolation, WhatsApp doesn't look like it was designed for smartphones at all. More like it's from the time before smartphones. When you put it side-by-side with Telegram, which actually takes advantage of the tech associated with smartphones, it looks even more like crap. 
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Yeah.. I'm kinda kidding... Never used WhatsApp and that's why I'm asking what's that. I also never used telegram. I know you say lots of good from it.
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The Moto X (3rd Gen) release date is July 28, the device may launch as two variants, a 5.2-inch version and a 5.7-inch version.
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Ant-Man was awesome!

Marvel's Ant-Man isn't nearly as popular as the hero's like Spider-Man, Hulk, etc. Some even think the name is ridiculous and that he can't possibly be cool for controlling ants.

Trust me. This movie will disprove all your hesitation. It is a very fun flick with a lot of action and a lot of of humour too.

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Good to know! We are going to see it tonight!
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Telegram gains in-app media playback, and search in chats

Great update from Telegram! Now, within a specific chat, you can run a search. Now you can find that conversation from long before, so long as you haven't cleared your history.

The in-app media playback has been improved dramatically as well!

#telegram #messaging #texting #andoid #ios #iphone #chat #update  
New version of Telegram brings in-app media playback and search in chats
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+Mayur Kamat​​ this is getting sad, where's the Android love from your team?
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It's really dark out for 6pm.

#winnipeg #weather #storm
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Hangouts needs to step up its game. I know they're working on something as rumours of 4.x float around the web. Still, it's the main communication app on Android and it's terrible compared to Telegram, WhatsApp, etc. Even BBM on Android feels more polished.

#UpdateWednesday   #UpdateHangouts  
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Yep. And it'll probably be months before we get it 
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Oh yeah! My LG G4 arrived!

Thanks again to LG Canada for selecting me to take part in #TryLGG4 and then giving me a new phone!! You guys rock!!!!

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+Ryan Moore G4 is my new daily. The Moto X 1st gen is my backup. 

As much as I like near-stock Android over LG's, and as much as I prefer a smaller device than the larger 5.5", I missed having good, fast camera. 

Plus the LG is still faster overall when navigating between apps, etc.
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I'm saving this for later. I hope to see the movie tonight if I can get a sitter for my kids.
 
Here are 11 of the best Ant-Man Easter Eggs we uncovered: http://go.ign.com/PoXhohE
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We're in movie mode too. Terminator this afternoon, Ant Man later this week and MI: Rogue Nation when we get home.
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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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Hangout Show #124 [video]
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A really great show last night, love being able to sit down with our group and discuss the weekly news. Give it a watch and let us know if t

Teclast X98 tablet dual boots Windows AND Android
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iClever 5W Bluetooth speaker [Review]
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Xperia Z2 and Z3 are getting Lollipop 5.1.1 today!
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LG G4 Tip - Install Key Plus To Change What Double-Tapping Volume Keys Do
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HTC announces its Desire 626s to compete in the midrange phone line up
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It really has become quite the popular space ... it's not the flagship which the prices are just rising along with the specs, but it's not t

Hangout Show #123 [video]
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Anker's having a 24hr sale (and it's Canadian!)
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For those of us who use Google Messenger, version 1.4 is coming with a bit more fun added. Google Messenger now supports animated stickers.

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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.
Public - a year ago
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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reviewed a year ago
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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reviewed a year ago
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
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago