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The rumors are true. This. Changes. Everything.
The day has come. Okay, not quite. But you've waited a long time for Android apps to come to Chrome OS. You've left comments. You've replied to comments. Y... by Bertel King, Jr. in Applications, News
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I've seen the future. And it is entering into the U.S. with the Mobile Passport app. They recently added SFO, and it worked flawlessly.

It's the official app, no weird tricks here.

First, you snap a selfie and put in your passport details. That gets stored in the app for future use.

On a flight, you can enter your customs info, no need to use any paper customs forms. Then when you land and get data, you just submit it. Done.

But the best part is going through the passport control line, if you don't already have something like Global Entry ($100 application fee for 5 years). You zoom right past everyone to a dedicated line for mobile passports and voila. Using the Mobile Passport is totally free, unlike other fast track programs.

Highly recommended if your airport is supported. If not, keep checking to see if they add support for it in the future.

MOBILE PASSPORT service is currently available at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), Miami International Airport (MIA), Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), with more airport locations to follow.
Skip the line at the airport when entering the USA with MOBILE PASSPORT! Of...
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Hopefully, this means an end to app hangs and even entire device hangs when viewing web content. My OPO has hung many times and needed to be rebooted when using Reddit Is Fun, for example. Especially bad with GIFs. And I've seen countless complaints about the same from other users, with different devices.

WebView updates are cool, but just like with seamless Google Play Services updates, a chance of a buggy release that can render the device unstable shows just how much of a double-edged sword this concept is.

Some reports of crashes/hangs:
https://www.reddit.com/r/redditisfun/comments/33olm6/the_latest_android_system_webview_update_april_23/
https://www.reddit.com/r/redditisfun/comments/34c8qk/phone_keeps_freezing/
- https://www.reddit.com/r/redditisfun/comments/340s67/gifs_freezing_my_htc_m8/

etc
One of the less glamorous improvements to Android 5.0 Lollipop is the move to updating WebView via the Play Store rather than only with system updates. Web... by Ryan Whitwam in Applications, Lollipop 5.0/5.1, News
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Does anyone know tow to launch UniversalMusicPlayer app on physical head unit (8100 NEX in my case)?

I enabled developer mode in Android Auto app, but still don't see how to launch UniversalMusicPlayer app.
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This is now possible using the Alpha channels for your app.

https://plus.google.com/+WaynePiekarski/posts/cWGNkDzU7qn
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Google+ provides the best photos experience bar none. I can see why they want to unbundle it.

What I like about it:
Autobackup from my Androids and iPhones
Good APIs (neeeeerrrrrd alert)
Excellent web portal
Standalone Photos app on Nexus devices (and maybe others?)

What I'd like to see:
Standalone iOS photos app
Support for other social media services (tying their products to Google+ is very much an early 2000s Microsoft strategy)
Make video uploads not be so goofy and error prone (Google owns youtube, cmon!)

Apple just released their desktop Photos app to much fanfare, but it's just meh-worthy. And their web portal (iCloud) is atrocious.
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Where do developers live? How much do developers earn? Vim or Emacs? Tabs or spaces? This is the most comprehensive software developer survey on earth.
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Our last tip was on the money - Podcasts finally launches on Google Play Music.

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Android Studio 2.0 has been promoted to a stable release!

A big thanks to everyone in this community who has helped us testing this release in Canary and Beta for months. We’re really excited that it’s now ready for use by all Android developers.

As you can see, we've also created a new Android Studio page on Google+, which we'll be using alongside this community to post official announcements, tips and tricks, and other good stuff.
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LeakCanary was released today. I've never seen so many people excited to find memory leaks in their apps.
leakcanary - A memory leak detection library for Android and Java.
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Hopefully, this means an end to app hangs and even entire device hangs when viewing web content. My OPO has hung many times and needed to be rebooted when using Reddit Is Fun, for example. Especially bad with GIFs. And I've seen countless complaints about the same from other users, with different devices.

WebView updates are cool, but just like with seamless Google Play Services updates, a chance of a buggy release that can render the device unstable shows just how much of a double-edged sword this concept is.

Some reports of crashes/hangs:
https://www.reddit.com/r/redditisfun/comments/33olm6/the_latest_android_system_webview_update_april_23/
https://www.reddit.com/r/redditisfun/comments/34c8qk/phone_keeps_freezing/
- https://www.reddit.com/r/redditisfun/comments/340s67/gifs_freezing_my_htc_m8/

etc
One of the less glamorous improvements to Android 5.0 Lollipop is the move to updating WebView via the Play Store rather than only with system updates. Web... by Ryan Whitwam in Applications, Lollipop 5.0/5.1, News
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Google's new mobile network service (MVNO, Sprint and Tmobile). Nexus 6 only.

Invites are open.
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Trello's got a new engineering blog! I kicked it off with a post about writing Gradle plugins.
The official weblog Trello's crackerjack team of developers, engineers, mathematicans, and poets
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