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I've just finished setting up a Sony Z3 Compact on the stock 4.4.4 retail ROM and was thrilled to discover the Sony Bluetooth Unlock facility. I've set it up defaulting to a PIN lock.

However I usually encrypt my devices - can anyone tell me if I will lose access to the Bluetooth Unlock if I encrypt the phone?
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On 4.4 if you've Bluetooth unlock and you unlock your phone it'll go directly to the home screen you don't have access to the lockscreen but on lollipop it default to the beautiful lock screen to access notifications and controls.... 
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Time for my next vaccination.

Protects against all known grumpiness and lethargy.

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Hey +TYLT any chance that whoever monitors the UK contact address (uk@tylt.com) could actually check the inbox?

It's been 7 days since I politely asked you for a UK stockist of the Moto 360 bands and you've yet to acknowledge the question. 
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So I've fallen victim to the dreaded cracking back on my Moto 360 (4 and 1/2 months from new). Both areas near the strap are split almost side to side.
Thankfully it only took 15 minutes on the phone with John Lewis customer service to arrange a replacement - should be a straightforward swap over tomorrow (assuming the replacement reaches my local pickup point in time).

So now my Moto 360 is reset and packed up ready to return and I'm sat here, checking notifications on my phone like some kind of primitive..
Really brings home how quickly something like Android Wear can become part of your normal daily routine. 
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Not sure if that applies to all their technology products +Craig Barratt​ but they're one of the few retailers left who trade on their customer service reputation so they're one of the few I trust to play fair.
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Quick question out there for anyone using +GoogleNow integration with  a +Nest learning thermostat...

We're having one fitted in a couple of weeks and I'm struggling to find how well it works with multiple residents.

Does the Google Now integration work ok with two different Google Accounts (linking to the same Nest account)?

If anyone can help me out it would be much appreciated.
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It is kind of a bummer, I hope Google does something about multi-user support before too long. 
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Morning  +Motorola Mobility +Motorola Support Forums  ....

With the anticipated release of 5.1 for the Moto X 2014 / 2nd Gen, can you advise whether we need to take any steps to enable the Google Device Protection feature included per https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/104930

Also, does the update resolve the horrendous encryption lag introduced in the 5.0 update, and the incredibly low volume responses to the What's Up and Read Notifications commands when driving?
Visit the customer support page to view user guides, FAQs, bluetooth pairing, software downloads, drivers, tutorials and to get repair and contact us information.
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Presumably only the account you want to lock it to though? That would be my primary account on the phone; my understanding is that would effectively remove all apps, settings and other data from my phone associated with that account (i.e. everything).
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What a fantastic tribute to an incredible author.
Taking a cue from one of Pratchett’s own books, fans have clubbed together to embed a memorial to the writer in websites across the world
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So right now I'm contemplating a full reset of my Moto X2.
I'm running stock 5.0 encrypted and seeing increasing lag even with a daily reboot, my Assist Driving mode only whispers to me despite volumes being at maximum and as of the last Play services update I no longer have a working Trusted Locations (despite endless fiddling with security settings and locations).

All of which leads me to my #lazyweb questions..

1. Has anyone experienced and successfully fixed the issues I've listed above?
2. What's the best current tool for an easy restore experience (rather than manually setting up again which takes me about 3-5 hours)? Paid is fine..

Please note I'm not interested in rooting - my flashing days are done..

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Sweet - Play Services 7.0.96 arrived on my X today and after removing and re-adding my home address to trusted locations it's working again.. 
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Since I can't seem to get an answer from +IFTTT on Twitter, can anyone enlighten me as to the current state of play with Auto Away notifications on the +Nest Thermostat channel?

I've got recipes setup for notifications on Away and Home state changes, but I understand that Auto Away is different to Away. 

So has anyone successfully got this working? Are there alternative approaches?

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It would be great if Google Fit could understand the difference between driving and cycling.
I'm rather surprised that there isn't a way to tell the app that a particular bluetooth connection indicates that I'm driving..
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It'll get better but for now it's far away from being good enough...
It always shows me as biking while I was just running 🏃 little faster than I usually do 
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Quick question out there for anyone using +GoogleNow integration with  a +Nest learning thermostat...

We're having one fitted in a couple of weeks and I'm struggling to find how well it works with multiple residents.

Does the Google Now integration work ok with two different Google Accounts (linking to the same Nest account)?

If anyone can help me out it would be much appreciated.
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Hey, how're you?

I'm active on G+ most days although I tend to comment and contribute more than I post during the week at the moment, although I'm trying to change that (so bear with me). Although I'm on a few other networks Google+ is where I tend to be most active and feel most at home.

I was born and raised in the UK but do my best to travel as much as time and money allow. I'm always keen to listen and learn about new places, cultures and traditions.
 
I've worked as a software developer since 1998 (more by accident than design) after a short stint teaching law. I never post about my employer or the specifics of my working day because I do my best to separate my work and personal life.

What I'm interested in:
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But of course none of this defines who I am - so talk to me and find out for yourself.

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Fantastic venue with wonderful food and attentive staff. A great dining experience.
Public - 11 months ago
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Fantastic quirky modern hotel that tries to bring a little of the outdoors indoors and succeeds. The hotel itself is sleek and modern with open air terraces indoors and filled with scattered planted areas. It can be lively and a little noisy at night but quietens down by 10pm to ensure an uninterrupted night's sleep. The rooms are clean and a good size, the beds are comfortable and everything in our room worked as expected. Food is fresh and beautifully presented, and the typical breakfast buffet given an unique twist with the opportunity to have a fresh custom built omelette made whilst you wait. The staff are all young and were very friendly and accommodating, able to communicate in multiple languages and conveyed a real sense of pride in their country and their jobs. We would definitely stay here again.
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I've been getting regular takeaways from the Wok Inn for over 15 years and wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Simple clean hotel staffed by people who take pride in their work. There are no frills here but the rooms were clean and spacious with large comfortable beds. Breakfast is a self serve buffet with a wide selection of hot and cold foods. The staff are polite, efficient and accommodating, and very forgiving of my poor Spanish. The hotel is ideally placed for exploring the Miraflores district.
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