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I deleted thousands of photos so I could re upload them. The web interface gallery still shows thousands of blank photo placeholders that only very slowly get removed. Takes about two minutes for them to disappear.

Already sent feedback on that one, which is annoying.

Batch deleting in the web interface seems to have side effects. Search got wonky. I had searched for 2012, deleted them all, then searching for 2013 returned no results.

Also selecting large numbers of photos seems to be broken randomly by certain photos where you can't batch select past them.

Then had delete failures as well, as if the photos were actually deleted but still were showing in the gallery. 
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Same here. Also I deleted thousands os photos from my cellphone but those pics still showing on the web.
 
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Phone had download 500MB of background data in the last two weeks. I don't see an option to turn that off in the app. I hadn't opened the app once.

I had to turn background data off for this app at the OS level. 5.0
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+Troy Spicer I'm investigating this issue and may have a potential suspect.  Do you have encryption enabled on your device?  Are you on a Nexus 6 or 9 by chance?
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I'm ready to dogfood this.  
 
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Hey. Can you send me a invitation to inbox by Google. To laleeslale123@gmail.com?. thanks. 
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For all the U-S-A, U-S-A rah rah that goes around, the United States can be a shameful place. What does your state suck in?
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So, I was wondering how #chromecast  does its magically simple setup.  It's quite clever I think.

After a tipoff from a random comment I loaded up my wifi analyzer while I started from a factory reset.   

1. Power on Chromecast by plugging into TV.

2. Chromecast immediately becomes a Wireless Access Point broadcasting an SSID of chromecast#### 

3.  You run the URL or app to setup your device.  (The necessary thing here is that you are connected to same Wifi network you want the Chromecast to use.)

4.  The app passively scans for SSID's using the standard wifi system in your device.  It's looking for chromecast####.     

5.  If it sees a chromecast#### id, the app displays that it found the device, and asks if you want to connect to it for final setup.     The slight-of-hand begins here.

6.  You select yes to continue, but it warns you that you will lose internet access briefly.    It doesn't tell you why.

7.  The device app or laptop then logs out of its Wifi Access Point and logs into the Chromecast itself.   If you check your device wifi, you are now connected to chromecast####   (it's open without encryption)

8.   The app prompts you to enter the wifi password for your wifi network.  It helpfully auto fills in the SSID you were just connected to.  This programs the chromecast's WiFi setup.  

9.  Chromecast will attempt to connect to your wifi.  If chromecast is successful, the app/laptop silently reconnects back to your wifi, and your internet access is restored.

10.  Your app searches for the chromecast now connected to your wifi network. 

11.  Success!  

Total user time is about .5-2 minutes.   Now this is how to get a dongle onto your network that's so easy grandma can do it.

I wonder if Google has attempted to patent the process.  
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No, once setup is complete by successfully logging onto the wifi, the hotspot SSID disappears.  
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I'm checking my tv and tuner for hdmi version numbers today. It would be nice not to need my Logitech harmony.

Chromecast’s secret weapon to take over your TV: HDMI-CEC

http://gigaom.com/2013/07/24/chromecast-hdmi-cec/
Summary: Google’s new Chromecast TV dongle turns on your TV and automatically switches inputs, thanks to HDMI-CEC. This may just be a killer feature.
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I'm glad I found this.   CEC was disabled by default on my Vizio TV.   I can now hit the cast button and the TV turns on and switches to the correct input.     Now I have to figure out if my 6 year old tuner is smart enough to do anything like that.       #Vizio   #CEC  
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All my videos on my Nexus 6 are in UHD. This only supports 1080p. 
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Stunning blue orchids at Home Depot. #nofilter #nexus5
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A citizen, with distinction. 
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The music and the scene (even if computer generated) made you appreciate how easy it was for medieval peasants, with their miserable lives, to embrace the grandeur of religion.    
This is a virtual visit of the Saint Jean cathedral of Lyon (FR) that demonstrates realtime spherical harmonics HDR lighting and various post-processes.
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It's nice to see the hyper-closeup macro photos of the screens make a comeback.  

#nexus7  
Great screen, fast internals make this refreshed tablet a great deal at any price.
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I'm not sure if this link is the official "DIAL" page or not.  This is the open protocol/secret sauce behind the #chromecast  dongle.   

You can see who has already signed up.   I think the Youtube/Netflix limitation is going to go away soon enough. Hulu, Pandora, Redbox, BBC, Turner, Crackle, Disney are all registered.  

My first thought is prepare yourself for a flood of cheap #DIAL   dongles from China.   And I read Vizio will be integrating DIAL and Miracast in all their TV's by the end of the year.     $35 is going to seem pricey in 12 months.

Oh, and Chromecast, even in its nascent state is pretty awesome.   Experimental full screen mirroring was working great for me from my laptop.
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