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News which continues to re-enforce the notion that Android Wear is still trying to figure out what it is. I'll probably hold off on considering one until there is at least a year gap between hardware feature upgrades.
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I'm looking forward to the blocks smart watch. Helps to be a little more resistant to the changes like this
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Man, I love my Android phone. But it keeps dropping from 12% battery to 0% in an instant and that shit has to stop.
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+Jason Bayton Which procedure is that? I have a Moto X, so I'd appreciate anything that can help.
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Word to the wise: Avoid eBook purchases on Google Play unless you're strictly going to read them on an Android tablet or phone. And even then, be quick to test out all your devices to make sure the book works on them.

Tried to purchase a reference book to put on my Kobo, but it doesn't seem to allow downloads to other devices (not that it listed that on the page before I clicked "Buy"). Tried to open it on the web and it cries about not being allowed to set cookies (despite my configuring it to do so explicitly, as it requested). Unless I want to read this material off my phone (and then do nothing else with it for the rest of the day, I guess?) I have purchased an entirely inaccessible book.
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I ran into the kobo thing long ago too. They should definitely make it more evident that it's play books only. That said I've never had a problem reading from the browser
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I read through the AMA last night and this is pretty much the only interesting info. It made it clean that it was a complete mistake for it to go on sale at this point. (The dev on that AMA should also hang up their hats and join the sales team; the whole thing felt like a press release)

The Pixel C really should have been a development reference device, made available for cheap to Android developers and given out at I/O with a promise of first access to the tablet features coming in Android. Then at least they could have had some compliant software for a consumer launch. Instead, all they have is riled up consumers who were expecting a real alternative to the Surface and iPad (Pro).
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I can't fathom why the ability to detect songs is not available in Canada. 😑
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Not supported by my country?!? Better call JT... After all it's 2015!!! ;) 
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I'm thrilled with this news (especially since it will be in Canada at launch) but I do wish the family plan nature of it affected all of Google Play, much like Apple's family plans where purchased films, TV Shows, and apps are available to other family members.

I hate that if I buy a movie on my account that my wife needs me to be in the area to allow her to watch it, or vice versa.
 
Google Play Music now lets the whole family listen for just $14.99, plus YouTube Red comes with it.
Google's finally rolling out the six-person, $14.99 family plan for Google Play Music that it first teased over two months ago. In a blog post, the company announced it'll start taking signups via...
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Playing one of the 2015 feature games. It's reminding me a lot of Journey in it's feel. It's very relaxing, yet still quite difficult. Definitely worth a shot if you have a couple of bucks to spare.
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It doesn't look at all like the Journey I thought of http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8242
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Sounds like +WebRTC​ to me...
 
Google is changing Hangouts to place peer-to-peer calls when possible. A notification containing the news is now appearing for users when they initiate a c... by Bertel King, Jr. in Applications, News
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This is encouraging, but early comments seem to point to problems. I'll probably refrain from setting this up until at least January.
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This is one of my favourite things about open source: reasonable people being reasonable. I'm very happy to see this resolved quickly and calmly.
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I'd love to see emoji broken out into a modular offering in future versions of +Android​. It's a key part of customizing a device, like replacing default apps and launchers, and it's a shame that there are no options for choice there.
 
Android 6.0.1 is official and comes with a bunch of new emoji! I made a list of all of them.

There's also a new tablet navigation bar UI.
There's also a small tweak to tablet navigation and the return of a DND mode.
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Also known as "coming out of beta" or "actually on the market".
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A Christian web developer who focuses on social/cloud interaction re: corporate productivity.
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I'm a Toronto-based software developer working primarily on cloud-based intranet systems. I work primarily on a Java stack with GWT, Groovy/Grails, and/or Struts 2 although at this point I wish I could deny the last one.

I am also an on-again/off-again martial artist of 7 years, with a 1st dan black belt in Haidong Gumdo.

I am a passionate gamer and like many I can attribute the love of games, and video games in particular, with my desire to become a software developer. Somewhere near the third year of university I decided that video game development was never a strong enough passion for me, and so I turned to look at enterprise work as a short term goal. I also assumed I would just work for a few years and then head back to school for my masters; working a real job has a way of kicking you back to reality though. ;)

I'm currently working on projects which enable enterprise employees to communicate socially while not scaring the crap out of their bosses with security risks. I've entertained the idea of starting a startup as well, if for no other reason than to convince myself my ambitions aren't dead. Who can ever tell where life will lead them though?
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    Computer Science; Software Design Spec., 2004 - 2008
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Very happy to finally have a place in Ajax for bubble tea! Owner seems really nice, and receptive to new ideas.
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My new favourite sushi place. Ordering off the iPad is so easy and they have a huge selection (including some Thai food) so we're always able to get something we like.
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I get my hair cut there all the time. I love the community and talk there.
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This place has, without exaggeration, the best fish and chips I've ever had.
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Got the pad thai and the rare beef pho. Great quality. Plus they have shakes with tapioca!
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Great meal and friendly service. My new fav in the area for Thai food.
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