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Another great thing of Silicon Valley: Onsite Haircuts! Took 30mn on my way to work, for half the price of regular salons.
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Get your vintage +Google TV popcorn bowl before Android TV kicks in ;) 
 
This may be your last chance to own the official Google TV Popcorn bowl,
the Google Store is down to a limited supply and they are selling them for $13.12, and the Google TV socks are selling for $5.96.

Popcorn bowl  http://goo.gl/hUDQIB
Google TV fuzzy socks  http://goo.gl/8aoExN

#googletv  
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+Thomas Devaux there was no bashing :-P Hehe your app rocks, glad to see such a shining example of pure Android! Not much more one can say about such an awesome app! 
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Great! This year again, +Coachella is streaming live on +YouTube.
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Wanna go too! Let's sync next year ;)
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Good luck making consistent apps on the Galaxy S5...
 
Dear +Samsung Mobile, thanks for making thousands of apps look bad. I hope +Matias Duarte did not get a heart attack.

The Galaxy S5 has blue highlight on all UI controls instead of the KitKat new neutral grey. Aren't OEMs supposed to provide untouched HOLO? If devs provide grey overlays for their custom views on KitKat (as they should) then native dialogs, menus will look out of place.

The magic is in the details. This is not a detail. Please fix.

#pissed #s5 #android
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Awesome, thanks +Adam Powell! I talked to some Googlers yesterday at #BAAF and they agreed it needs to be fixed.

I guess it's not much for Samsung to change it. They must have an OTA coming soon, I spotted a bunch of bugs in their apps ;)
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One more way to use Goo.gl links!

Want to go to #io14 and skip the ticket lottery?
Look for hidden links in documentation pages, some images have watermarks.

That one is on https://developers.google.com/mobile-ads-sdk/docs/admob/smart-banners

Thanks +Ian Lake for the tip!

#io #googleio #googleio2014
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Great talk from Jan Chong, Engineering Manager for Android at Twitter.

"Twitter has about 60 ≠ versions of the Android app with 1000+ users at any moment".

"We got people in the office to use Android by giving them Nexus devices, not Samsung S3"

"From three Engineers in the Android team in 2011, we now have dozens"

"You're only allowed to use dogfood builds"

"Two-week staged release cycles. Release every week."

"5,000 Google Play Alpha users, straight off master branch. 50,000 Beta users."

"Not all features go on Beta, because they're on Techcrunch the next day"

#BAAF #IntelAndroid #android
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Sounds promising!
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Why using capacitive buttons anyway?
 
You just have to know where to look for it With the Galaxy S5, Samsung has at long last done away with the capacitive menu key and replaced it with the fast app switcher. The stock Touchwiz apps in their new form all sport a proper, on screen menu button now, and all is right with the world. But,...
You just have to know where to look for it With the Galaxy S5, Samsung has at long last done away with the capacitive menu key and replaced it with the fast app switcher. The stock Touchwiz apps in their new form all sport a proper, on screen menu button now, and all is right with the world. But, what about when you come across a really old, but still totally necessary app that still...
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Why using Samsung?
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Good luck making consistent UX on the new Galaxy S5...
 
Dear +Samsung Mobile, thanks for making thousands of apps look bad. I hope +Matias Duarte did not get a heart attack.

The Galaxy S5 has blue highlight on all UI controls instead of the KitKat new neutral grey. Aren't OEMs supposed to provide untouched HOLO? If devs provide grey overlays for their custom views on KitKat (as they should) then native dialogs, menus will look out of place.

The magic is in the details. This is not a detail. Please fix.

#pissed #s5 #android
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Starred it :)
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Mobile Software Engineer, Cheese lover, Happy married man, #glassexplorer
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French software engineer from Burgundy, living in the Bay Area.
Developer of Google URL Shortener for Android.
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Lyon, France - Dijon, France - Montreal, QC CA
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My secret is to go see movies on Saturday or Sunday mornings. You can show up 15mn AFTER showtime (so you skip ads), and grab a coffee and bagel to go at the Starbucks next door. AMC employees don't really care you're entering with food from outside (eh, it's 10am, we're both relaxed). So not only you'll enjoy a quiet movie (and cheap - it's $7 on mornings), you'll also have your favorite latte. I don't see a better way to start the day!
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Well, a Starbucks is a Starbucks. So what makes one different from another? My secret is to go see movies at the AMC right next to it, on Saturday or Sunday mornings. You can show up 15mn AFTER showtime (so you skip ads), and grab a coffee and bagel to go. The place is usually empty (both the Starbucks and AMC) and AMC employees don't really care you're entering with food from outside. So not only you'll enjoy a quiet movie (and cheap - it's $7 on mornings), you'll also have your favorite latte. I don't see a better way to start the day!
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This place is fantastic. You really don't have to be an oyster amateur to enjoy the atmosphere of the place. The view is stunning; but don't just go there, go hicking in Point Reyes early in the morning, when it's foggy and beautiful. Make sure to have some white wine in your trunk, as well as a lemon. You don't need more - raw oysters, with a hint of lime and a glass of wine. It can be packed at lunch time, so arrive early (noon worked OK for us) to be able to park. We had a dozen of small oysters for about $12. They don't open them for you, but eh, it's part of the fun! They can give you a knife for a $10 - you get it back when you return it. It was just me and my wife, and we had a lot of fun. It's not everyday you eat such fresh food. It's also nice for family or to gather with friends around a BBQ and beers. They also play some music. All in all, it's a unique experience to perfect a day around Point Reyes.
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I still have to find the perfect Mexican restaurant in the Bay Area. It's not Andale, but I'm getting closer! Their Fajitas are pretty good, and they often have a good selection of homemade cocktails or juices. Try to get a table in the backyard patio, it's quite nice in summer.
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This is what an airport should be. I've travelled a lot and I have to say it's one of my favorites. It's a bit weird to review an airport since it's rarely a place you deliberately chose. But with the proximity of SFO, it can actually be the case. First of all, it's brand new. From Parking lot to Gates and Rental Car offices, it feels like it was opened yesterday. It also means it's modern in the way it was conceived. It's quite small. Compared to SFO, you can walk from A to B without having to rush. You can park for 1h right next to the Arrivals if you have to pick someone, it will just cost you $2 or $4. It's Silicon Valley! They offer free WiFi. All seats in the waiting area have power and USB plugs. Very appreciable. Parkings has NFC payment (great to show off Google Wallet to visiting family!). These are all good reasons, but the best is it's never crowded. It's much smaller than SFO, so usually it's easy to park and walk. If you're coming to the Bay Area, and not San Francisco itself, you'll find it more convenient.
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I'm not a specialist of Malaysian food, but I really enjoyed my visit at Mango Garden. My wife and I ate there for lunch on a Saturday. Dining room was almost full - a good sign for a quiet Shopping Center. Decor is inexistant, with cheesy piano covers as background music. Doesn't matter! Food was great and varied. I ordered a Char Kway Teow (Malaysian noodles with seafood), which would have been enough to feed four people. My wife had the Green Curry Prawns with brown rice. She loved it, and she's a curry amateur. We also tried the Satay Combo (small chicken and beef skewers with peanut sauce), that's probably what we liked the most. Be careful, "medium spicy" was pretty intense! Service was very good. The waiter was busy but still took time to discuss and joke with us. Free appetizer and desert (Taro Root ice cream). Total for two: $38 + tip.
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Is there any other place on earth where you can get mustard on tap? Perfect gift for an authentic souvenir of Dijon. They have all kind of mustard, including some exotic tastes like red pepper. They also sell some Maille "swag". Check the sign above the front door. It stil says "Grey Poupon", the company who bought Maille. Grey Poupon is still sold in the US! #throughglass
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