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In January +Scott Peachey  and I made a guide explaining how Interruptions worked on +Android 5.0 because there was so much confusion about this new system. 

With the update to 5.1 we've updated the guide to reflect the changes that were made. 
We also improved the guide as it contained some minor errors we had not noticed.

Android engineer +Adam Powell said the following in another post regarding the Interruptions system.

There will probably be more info added. 5.1 already makes this clearer than in the initial release and things like, "until next alarm" reflect the ongoing refinement.

A big part of this is that a great many people use alarms for recurring reminders, not for waking up. Things like pills that need to be taken within an hour or so of the same time every day, or a weekly reminder to put the trash out. Then life happens; even though you've accounted for the thing it reminds you to do in advance you go to a theater, a funeral, a special session for a class or an important meeting where it's really important that your phone not suddenly start making loud noises. If it does it can have the same level of social consequences as oversleeping.

Hopefully you will enjoy this guide and give us feedback.

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Interruption/priority mode explainedAndroid OS “Interruptions” guide (Written by Scott Peachy and Vilmar Simson) With the release of Android 5.0 Google introduced a new system that replaced the way we used to silence our devices. If you like a general overview of this please visit the Help Center article. (With the release of Androi
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+Kenneth Qvarfordt sadly not. We can only hope that will be an option in the future.
I would recommend sending this as feedback (Settings > About phone > Feedback from this device)
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In the past few days I've seen 4 people that had app updates waiting on their Android phone. Those were Google Search, Gmail, Calendar & Hangouts among others. 
The reason given, they didn't really use it. 

When I told one that the Gmail app could also be used for their Hotmail/Outlook account they didn't know this. But kept using the default Email app because it felt comfortable. 
Explained the Search app was needed for Google Now among things ,they didn't care, did not know what Now was or had privacy concerns regarding it. 
When I explained Hangouts can be used for SMS but is a different version of WhatsApp they replied by saying but I already use WhatsApp. Why do I need something nobody uses. 

These are the average consumers. The people that buy a phone to use for specific things not knowing what more it can offer. This is the untapped market Google really needs to work on because Microsoft is storming in trying to get their groove back.
What you're not afraid of Microsoft, think again. These average consumers all have Windows on their laptops and desktops. Because they can get a computer for a few hundred euro's/dollars/pounds. 

The battle for users has shifted in the past year or so and Google really needs to work on a few things because just releasing things isn't enough any more.
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Google Local is being removed from the navigation bar to simplify the writing experience. 
 
Simplifying your review writing experience

We are making some changes to streamline the Google+ experience, including removing Google+ Local from the navigation bar. You will still be able to see and edit your content under the Reviews tab on your profile, in addition to searching and reviewing local places on +Google Maps, Google Maps for Mobile and Google.com. We look forward to rolling out more features and improvements based on your feedback in the future.
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With the Office 2016 Public Preview release today, you will see how Office has shifted from “me-centric” to “we-centric” work. All Office content is default saved to and shared from OneDrive; content is created and edited with real-time co-authoring coming to Word 2016 desktop, and email attachments are a thing of the past with Outlook’s new attachments that are simply shared from the cloud. I encourage you to get into the Office 2016 Preview and try it out for yourself.  More details on Office 2016 can be found here.
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We’ve lots of features that are designed to do that. We’ve added better encryption support, better sandboxing, and better exploit detection. We’re also really interested in some of the lower level hardware features. Security companies like RSA have managed to get pretty low level hardware features on a lot of consumer devices, but very rarely have they’ve been exposed to mere mortals that build applications because they’ve traditionally required a hefty business model associated with licensing fees and the like.
 
We talk to the lead security engineer for Android about how Google's working to keep your phone and its data safe.
Android security has gotten a bad rap over the years, but Google employees like Ludwig are working to keep things safe and secure.
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After two years still waiting....
 
Backed it to see if they can manage to pull it off. 
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Wow, it takes 12 full seconds for Google+ to load on the Celeron Chromebox from ASUS. Get the same experience with Gmail. 
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For the people that were having issues with Google Keep not adding a audio note it should be fixed now. I had a few notes that added the audio.

Finally!
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Keywords from reviews are extracted and shown as popular opinion in Play Store 5.5
 
Also in Play Store 5.5: Popular Opinions, which looks like popular keywords extracted from reviews.

Again, the APK is here: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-store/google-play-store-5-5-8-android-apk-download/
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The Timeful team has built an impressive system that helps you organize your life by understanding your schedule, habits and needs. You can tell Timeful you want to exercise three times a week or that you need to call the bank by next Tuesday, and their system will make sure you get it done based on an understanding of both your schedule and your priorities. We’re excited about all the ways Timeful’s technology can be applied across products like Inbox, Calendar and beyond, so we can do more of the work for you and let you focus on being creative, having fun and spending time with the people you care about.

This should help boost Google Now as well. 
 
Today Timeful Inc. is joining the Google family to help make getting things done in your life even easier: http://goo.gl/cpc49L
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Born in Surinam which is based in South America. At the age of 3 I moved to the Netherlands, the country that 'owned' Surinam until it was declared independent in November 1975. 

My astrology sign is the Scorpio and my Chinese zodiac is the (Water) Pig.
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Less than a 3 minute walk to the beach the hotel is located up a small hill. Rooms and hotel furniture look ok. Staf consists out of young people but also some olders ones but very friendly. Bit of a mishap the first day with food. For the rest average to good.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
You will have to look good to find the place. It's definitely made for outdoor sitting rather than indoor. Inside it can be very crowded which makes the experience unpleasant.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Located on the 17th Floor in the same building Hotel Ramada is. They don't work work with a diner chart but with a 3, 5 or 7 course meal which the chef decides. Only exceptions are things you don't like which can be mentioned ahead. Cuisine is french but after a 5 course meal I wanted more to fill me. Dishes were small and trendy. Prices for the meals are high. There is also a bar section and that was more lounge. The sound system there isn't really great for live performances. Cocktail mixers do a nice job in presentations and you can order snack untill the kitches closes. Prices for the drinks are similar to the city centre but for the food way higher. So for guests satying in the hotel go out and eat unless the weather is really bad.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
An evening in Melkweg is always fun. With the latest expansion more can be done in the venue itself. There is a cafe, you have the cinema, the two dance rooms and a dedicated theatre. My experience has mainly been with the music rooms. Bring ID when coming here. Depending on the evening both room can be open and you get two different kind of crowds/vibes were everybody just enjoys the evening. Personally I don't like the sound that comes out of the speakers. The main music room has two bars, the smaller one. There is a separate smoking room which is large.
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Really crowded in the evening. Music is being played but there is a lot of chatter. Crowd is between 21-27.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Nice for one time but not more than that. The place looks nice and is actually the restaurant for Park Hotel. Though it can be a cramped when the bar is also full with cuwtomers. It is a posh hot spot. The way the majority of the customers dresses, the staff acts and the prices on the chart. Also they work with time slots. Is it worth the price, for me it was not but I enjoy a delicious Wagyu beef in a freat presentation. Only I didn't feel full after ordering this.
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reviewed 3 months ago
The venue itself is ok. Big variation of shows and genres. A stage for band to perform and a DJ booth that can be moved around . Depending on the evening just a portion can be opened (no stage) or the full venue. Floor can be very sticky at times. Has a separate smoking area. Boycotted the place for 4 years because of the way the doormen handled a situation. Still hear from people that occasionally happens.
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reviewed 3 months ago