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‎"It's a supermodel with a law degree from Columbia, a hunky motorcycle racer who looks good in leathers yet is also a concert pianist -- whatever your passion it won't disappoint, all while making a lot more room in your bag." - new macbook air

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We discovered an issue with the version of the iPhone Google+ App that was on the App Store. When we launched, the App Store started serving a previous test version of the App which didn't have the stability and fixes that the latest version had. It started serving the correct version a little later. If you downloaded within the first 1 hour 40 mins, you may have downloaded the older test version.

To check:
- Click on the gear icon on the top left of your App's homescreen and look right above the Help button, the version number of the App should be:

- If that is not the version number, then please uninstall and reinstall by clicking on the link below:

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Gmail labs are not going away!

The announcement yesterday to retire Google Labs is only for - not for labs inside Gmail. So, breathe normal, nothing to fear.

Although labs in Gmail have similar challenges to Google labs:
- many of the labs are over a year old. On one side, users start rely on them. On the other side, they aren't part of our normal QA. And when something breaks, we are often scrambling to get it fixed as the original author often left Gmail or even Google.
- the labs page itself has become just another settings page - with a very bad UI

Take our upcoming UI refresh: some labs will just look bad, but at least work. Some labs will probably stop working.

We want to preserve the opportunity for our engineers to try out (sometimes whacky) new ideas without the overhead of a full launch. But we have to balance that against the tax on our development team and the user experience.

One idea we are kicking around is to give labs a certain amount of time after which we either have to graduate the lab to a fully supported feature or to retire it. Based on usage, user feedback ...

What are your thoughts on this? Do you use Gmail labs?

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telling myself not to get another macbook air

Ok Google, time to instate the slow the frig down button. Give me a way to stop people from dominating my feed. And yes, I've seen the mute button- and i understand circles. Loic Le Meur may get his own circle.

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Hi everybody!

I'm Mark Striebeck - Engineering Manager for Gmail frontend. As you can imagine, we are working on several Gmail / Google+ integrations. But similar to some of my Google colleagues, I want to use the creativity and momentum here for some larger brainstorming in a Hangout on Tuesday, July 12 at 3pm (PDT).

I'm pretty sure that all of you use some email client - many probably Gmail. But regardless of the client:
- What email features would make it easier to interact with Google+?
- How could we integrate Google+ features into Gmail?
- How can we integrate social concepts in Gmail to make the email experience itself better?

If you have some interesting ideas, let me know if you want to join me at the hangout and/or write and discuss them in this doc ( please let me know if you want to contribute, and I'll give you access!!! ):

As great as my Macbook Pro is I'd like to replace it with an iMac for home and a 13'' Macbook Air for the daily. I'm considering a cloud service for syncing all my files, I can't imagine I have more then 50gigs that I wish I had at all times.
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