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Hurrah! Merged conversations! :)
 
Hangouts 2.1 for Android: SMS improvements and a homescreen widget

Today we’re launching the newest version of Hangouts for Android, rolling out to the Play store (http://goo.gl/6Sv8V) over the next few days. Highlights include:

- Merged conversations: SMS and Hangout conversations with the same recipient are now combined into a single conversation. You can control whether you want to send a message via Hangouts or SMS with the flip of a switch, and different message types will be easy to tell apart in the conversation. Of course, you can always merge and unmerge conversations if you’d like.

- Simplified contact list: now there’s two main sections in contacts — People you Hangout With, and Phone Contacts — making it simpler to navigate, and easier to use for SMS.

- Homescreen widget: add the Hangouts widget to your homescreen for quick access to your recent conversations.

- Performance improvements: today’s update includes better quality video calls, as well as improved SMS and MMS reliability.

The new version will be available in the Play store (http://goo.gl/6Sv8V) this week, so download or update and let us know what you think!

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Welcome to F# Weekly, A roundup of F# content from this past week: News Visual F# Power Tools v0.6.0 was released with folder organization support, solution-wide renaming and enhanced syntax colori...
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Not really a "standalone app"; it's an update to the app that was already there!
 
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Google has just launched its own Camera app in the Play Store. Simply called Google Camera, the app looks a bit different from the camera software currently shipping in Android 4.4 KitKat. Google...
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Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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Anybody taking part in Hello Open World? Closes to entries very soon (hours to go).

I've signed up; looks like great fun! They give you sample code in a bunch of languages (I went with F#) and you just tweak the AI for reacting to the upcoming bits of track to try and set the best time.

My team page is here (though I've only tweaked the starting F# project so far, so this time isn't really anything interesting):

https://helloworldopen.com/team/2408

Post your team names if you're taking part; will be fun to compare with people I know! :)
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I made some tweaks to my blog layout; it was starting to look a bit dated. (It still looks a bit bland, but I'm a programmer; that's what we do ;-))

Let me know if it looks wonky for you (and what device/browser you're using). Chrome for Android randomly renders invisible text and the line height much lower than on desktop; but I can't seem to fix either; might be bugs? :-/
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Google+ auto-backup and photos are so stupid now...

1. Take photos
2. Wait some time while they upload
3. Open Photos app and delete the photos
4. Press Refresh
5. Watch as photos reappear

How is this not weird and confusing?

+Google+ Photos +Google+ Help
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+Google+ Help My suggestion would be for some way to see whether a photo is local/remote/both, and when deleting, ask if I want to delete from mlocal/remote/both. Looks like a bug if you delete a photo then it just comes back seconds later!
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Dear Internet,

Stop assuming that everyone is in the USA. This means when you write articles like 'Google Glass is available to everyone today!' - its not, its only available to the USA.
When you  do things like 'Its Pi Day!' or  'its Palindrome week!' - again, its not, its only in the USA where the date format is backwards.

When you have a hangout, meeting, or request work online. When somebody asks your time zone, please be specific  - 'east coast' is not a timezone, neither is 'Pacific' (I live in the pacific!)
Even saying 'CST' can be anything from -6 to +8 hours since there are multiple time zones using that abbreviation (http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/ )

Yours Sincerely
Annoyed and needing coffee
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.NET Software Development Team Leader
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  • New Mind Internet Consultancy
    Software Development Team Leader, 2011 - present
  • New Mind Internet Consultancy
    Senior .NET Software Developer, 2001 - 2004
  • Mavada
    Software Developer, 2004 - 2005
  • Link HR Systems
    Software Developer in QA, 2005 - 2006
  • Northgate Information Solutions
    Software Developer, 2006 - 2008
  • New Mind Internet Consultancy
    Senior .NET Software Developer, 2008 - 2011
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  • Sutton High School, Ellesmere Port
    1994 - 2001
  • Overpool Junior School, Ellesmere Port
    1990 - 1994
  • Netherpool Infant School, Ellesmere Port
    1987 - 1990
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