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How awesome is that!

Major props go to +Mitchell Reese​ for making both the scope and the url-catching webapp that comes with it.

 
+Joey-Elijah Sneddon look what is listed as a top scope :)
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Now someone make one for +Gaming On Linux​ to make me happy ;)
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Anyone else here use DuckDuckGo in Chrome rather than Google? 
Want to make DuckDuckGo the default search engine in Chrome or on your Chromebook? It's not obvious how to do it at first, but we're here to show you.
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I use DuckDuckGo wherever I can
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How easy it setting up and using the Google Chromecast?

Super easy, as these short clips from Google show. 
Just bought a Chromecast, or are thinking about getting one? These videos from Google will help you get setup and casting in next to no time at all.
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I bought chrome cast it does not work with sky go! Shocking😄
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I'm sure no-one here still uses Windows XP (right?!) but if you do…
Google has announced that it is extending its support period for Chrome on Windows XP until the end of the year. As announced back in 2013, the search gian
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+Nick del Pozo already with two instances running? On my potato that has chips graphics it runs at those speeds when I have 10 instances runing! XD
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Don't like 'em? Here's how to get rid of them. 

(Or, if you did, how to get 'em back!)
Want to disable Chrome notifications or hide the 'bell icon' it shows in the system tray? It's easy to do, and in this article we show you how.
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If they need help with that they should get off the internet. :)
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As more and more bells and whistles have been added to Chrome, so situations like this become inevitable.

But users should also be aware that each and every extension installed will be running continuously too. The more extensions you have = the slower, more bloated Chrome will be. 

Not that Google don't have work to do themselves. The addition of newer features, like notification centers, Google Now, Google Drive background integration (let's me right click > open files in Google Drive online in my local apps) and the like all have an impact, too. 
Owners of Apple's super-thin new MacBook are being told to avoid using Google Chrome if they want to squeeze the most battery life out of their portable. T
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ok yes
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Well, here we are. After six busy months, one beta and a bunch of minor changes, the final stable release of Ubuntu 15.04 is now ready for you to download.
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Using Google Chrome doesn't mean you have to use Google itself.

DuckDuckGo is one of the fastest growing search engines. 
Want to make DuckDuckGo the default search engine in Chrome or on your Chromebook? It's not obvious how to do it at first, but we're here to show you.
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I have been using DuckDuckGo as the default search engine on my Google Chrome from quite sometime now both on my home as well as my office computer and I am quite satisfied with the search experience..!
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OMG! Ubuntu!
A new release of GNOME Pie, the slick app launcher for Linux, is now available. We show you how to install in Ubuntu using the official PPA.
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Don't like Chrome's new Bookmarks Manager? Here's how to disable it and get the old version back.

We wrote this article last year when the feature hit Beta channel users. Now Chrome's new Bookmarks Manager has rolled out to pretty much everyone, Stable channel users will find it useful, too.  
The latest Chrome beta channel release is enrolling more users in Google's new 'enhanced bookmarking' feature, no extension required. But it's not pleasing everyone.
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I like the new one, it's simple to add words/#tags in the notes and be able to get to a bookmark right away. I just wish that they were available in the cloud too.
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This stuff is just so cool.

I've been super excited by deep linking and app indexing for the longest. Anything that helps blurs the boundaries between web and app content gets big plus points from me. 

We were even fortunate enough to be invited by Google to bake  App Indexing into the +OMG! Ubuntu! (and +OMG! Chrome!) Android apps during the early days of the project. You'll even see the familiar OMG! bubble logo listed on the Featured Apps page on the Google Developers website — how rad is that?!

https://developers.google.com/app-indexing/apps.

I've no idea if anyone will ever see our apps suggested in the manner linked in the article below. They're niche sites, after all.

But, as I said, the possibilities these features offer makes me giddy with excitement nonetheless. 
Thanks to Google search on your Android phone, you can not only bring up search results from the web, but also content from apps that are installed on yo
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My name is Joey Sneddon and — shock — I sometimes use Apple products.

Don't tell me: you already knew?

Now that wouldn't surprise me. It's not something I'm particularly secretive about (heck, my profile picture for several years until recently even had an iMac in the background). 

And yet… Every couple of weeks someone will spot a 'sent from Twitter for Mac' badge on a tweet I send and point it out, expecting an explanation. 

Why? 

As I said at the start, it's not like they have rumbled some grand master plan; I use OS X. It's not a secret! 

Secondly, no-one ever "calls me out" on tweets I send from Twitter apps on Windows 8.1, Android, Chrome OS, Ubuntu and the like. Or those served up through proprietary services like Buffer. 

Instead, it seems to boil down to the fact that one of the sites I write is about Ubuntu and tangents thereof. The assumption, not an illogical one, granted, is that I either only use, or should only use, Ubuntu (and by extension open source software). 

I don't. That's not me. And it never really has been.

(Quite why only Apple is singled but other OSes I tweet from are not. Well, no idea.) 

If anyone is wondering why I use computers of all types, running operating systems of all types, the reason is simple: curiosity. Which is the exact same reason that drew me to use Ubuntu in the first place. 

That curiosity leads me to read about or try many things, from hacking Windows 10 to fit on an ancient EeePC, to repurposing an old Android phone into a remote webcam, to trying all sorts of apps and add-ons and whirly-bits. 

Yeah. Truly shocking: I use tech out of curiosity and not ideology.

I think open-source is awesome sauce. OMG!'s Android apps and browsers add-ons are open-source. Even our website themes and some of our custom plugins are open sourced, etc.  

But me, Joey, as Mr Human Input person, I like to use a lot of things. The licensing and development model is not my concern. I leave those decision to the developer. 

I'm too enthused and engaged by tech as a whole to wear a purview that's restrictive. Use just one platform? I'm sure I could. But I don't want to. And I don't need to.

So yes, folks. I sometimes use Apple products. And I also sometimes use a bunch of other products too, including ASUS, Dell, Samsung and HP devices. I use Windows, Chrome OS, Android, Ubuntu and iOS — and who knows whatever else in the past and going on in to the future. 

It's not a secret. I'm not hiding it. And, if you're like me, neither should you. Use what works, don't sweat the rest.

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I don't actually find OSX to be amazing to use really, i hate global menus and the lack of customization, the only thing it has going for it is the apps like the iLife suite etc. I hate iTunes, I'd end up installing Clementine if my main machine used OSX. 
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Education
  • University of Lincoln
    BA (Hons) Journalism and Public Relations, 2007 - 2009
  • University of Cheltenham
    BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism, 2006 - 2007
  • Exeter College
    ND Media Production, 2004 - 2006
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July 18
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Single
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Joey Sneddon
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Writer of words on +omgubuntu & +omgubuntu. Pawed up member of #TeamCat, Doctor Who nerd and soya milk aficionado
Introduction
The founder, creator, editor and general apologist of OMG! Ubuntu! — the worlds largest Linux-orientated news site.

By a stroke of luck I also happen to be the co-creator, editor and writer for OMG! Chrome! — the worlds largest independent Chrome-orientated news site ;)

I fit in circles like:

o Ubuntu 
o Google 
o Android
o Chromebook Users
o Doctor Who fans
o Geeks
o Cat Lovers
Bragging rights
I can nap like a boss
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Backpack Journalist
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Writing, Thinking, Speaking, and Procrastinating
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Exeter
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Lincoln - Cheltenham - Brighton