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My YouTube channel now has the Community tab. Probably too early to say for sure, yet when google+ closes - this maybe my new home for quick text and photo updates.

https://www.youtube.com/user/themikedownespage/community
update, this link also woks and looks better:
https://www.youtube.com/mikedownes/community
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Google Maps Message the Navajo Arts Place Page Part 02 It's Day 2 of the new Google Maps Message feature and we have a new page to with the feature - Navajo Arts. I've also noticed a Message button at the top, and a Contact Us Now lower on the page. In my opinion a little conflicting, but hey I am just one guy in a billion users.

#TheMikeDownesPage #GoogleMaps #Messages

Google Maps now with the Message Feature Part 01 at
https://youtu.be/QtqYGO7gRNQ

Visit http://navajo-arts.com/ on maps at: https://goo.gl/maps/RCRr3u4WGiF2 ..
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Google Maps Message the Navajo Arts Place Page Part 02 It's Day 2 of the new Google Maps Message feature and we have a new page to with the feature - Navajo Arts. I've also noticed a Message button at the top, and a Contact Us Now lower on the page. In my opinion a little conflicting, but hey I am just one guy in a billion users.

#TheMikeDownesPage #GoogleMaps #Messages

Google Maps now with the Message Feature Part 01 at
https://youtu.be/QtqYGO7gRNQ

Visit http://navajo-arts.com/ on maps at: https://goo.gl/maps/RCRr3u4WGiF2 ..
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for local guides too ..
Google Maps now with the Message Feature As a heads up and a test, this is what I see live on Google Maps for the new Message feature. As of writing, the feature is rolling out, so I am on the lookout for place pages with 'Message' option - let me know if you see one..

#TheMikeDownesPage #GoogleMaps #Messages

See your messages with local businesses in Google Maps
https://www.blog.google/products/maps/see-your-messages-local-businesses-google-maps

Example page was Google UK, St Pancras, London
https://goo.gl/maps/oM23KV87wnn
close by was the Harry Potter Shop Platform 9 3/4
https://goo.gl/maps/EQHLoyqva3J2
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Google Maps now with the Message Feature As a heads up and a test, this is what I see live on Google Maps for the new Message feature. As of writing, the feature is rolling out, so I am on the lookout for place pages with 'Message' option - let me know if you see one..

#TheMikeDownesPage #GoogleMaps #Messages

See your messages with local businesses in Google Maps
https://www.blog.google/products/maps/see-your-messages-local-businesses-google-maps

Example page was Google UK, St Pancras, London
https://goo.gl/maps/oM23KV87wnn
close by was the Harry Potter Shop Platform 9 3/4
https://goo.gl/maps/EQHLoyqva3J2
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Google Docs Add Mobile Footnotes Increasingly more and more I work with a mobile study office desk - in this case no more than an android Moto G4, an Arteck Bluetooth Keyboard and an ice skating cloth.

If you want a flow in reading your text back, then drop in a few footnotes which do not get in the way of the rhythm of a sentence or paragraph. Even in line links can be distracting as they often default to blue clickable words - also getting in the way.

#TheMikeDownesPage #GoogleDocs #MobileFottnotes

You saw a Moto G4 on Android 7.0
Arteck Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263542281042
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-Adjustable-Brightness-Smartphone-Rechargeable/dp/B00X5P8BJO
Ice Skating Towel Cloth
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/skating-blade-towel-id_8514741.html

Android - Add headers, footers & page numbers
https://support.google.com/docs/answer/86629?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en&oco=1
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How to setup Music Player for Google Drive If you have audio files in google drive, then why not spruce up the experience with the Music Player connected app.

#TheMikeDownesPage #GoogleDrive #MusicPlayer

install the app from:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/music-player-for-google-d/hnfeekfpnjbdmelcapngdgkjnhgijjkh

example audio read from:
https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Bamboo-Flute

i was using a Windows 10 laptop in this demo
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Uploading MKV video files to YouTube I use OBS Studio to record my windows screen - saving as the mkv file format certain helps as I explain here. It's a great file quality too. What I did not know - the awesome history and background reading of this open source file.

As far as i can see mkv is not supported at youtube officially, yet in my example seems to upload just fine.

#TheMikeDownesPage #YouTube #MKV

refs
https://support.google.com/youtube/troubleshooter/2888402?hl=en-GB
https://matroska.org/
https://www.makemkv.com/aboutmkv/ NOTE i cannot vouch for this site - so be careful
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matryoshka_doll
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Windows 10 Fresh Start How it Helped me Out Let's learn about the Windows 10 Fresh Start feature, very handy if you messed up your laptop like I did on Saturday night. I tried system restore/recovery without success. Thank goodness for Fresh Start..

- A clean and up to date installation of windows
- Keep personal files
- Apps removed while resetting your PC with a html file saved to your desktop

#TheMikeDownesPage #Windows10 #FreshStart

NOTE - always have a virus checker up to date and working and NEVER click or open a file unless you trust it. I was sloppy and clicked on a video file - I should have known better ..

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10startfresh
https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/4012986/windows-security-track-device-performance-health
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** Starting google maps now gives you a lovely FAB,floating action button to Google Play Music - really fast and easy to use. If you have not seen it or set it up, then here's how ..

#TheMikeDownesPage #GoogleMaps #Navigation

Stay safe on the Road people - and always use a dashboard or windscreen/windshield mounted mobile phone clamp/holder.

Play music while navigating
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3273406?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en
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