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Jerzy Jarmasz
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+Justin Tipton so the screenshots I'm posting are my lock screen when using, in order: Rocket Player Beta, 7Digital (music store app with built-in player), Beyond Pod (podcaster), PowerApm and the built-in CyanogenMod music player. My educated guess is that 7Digital, BeyondPod & the CM app all use the build-in generic Android player, whereas Rocker Player & PowerAmp use proprietary audio engines. You'll see that all except Rocket Player seem to somehow allow the ROM to fetch & display the album art & audio frequencies for the lockscreen. So again, I'm not a dev so I have no idea how it's done, but given that these features are activated with a range of audio players I am guessing they call on some generic features of Android or at least CM (my ROM is CM-based). Hope this helps!
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What if we try using the Android audio engine by going to Settings - Sound - EQ Type - 5 band LQ?
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Funny how a tilt of a few millimetres makes the expression go from sweet to murderous #catfaces pic.twitter.com/b5ywE0hLu1

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Job cuts and a shift away from TV and radio services at the CBC have Canadians wondering: what is the future of our public broadcaster? What do you think the cultural landscape will look like in 5 or 10 years? http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/cbc-to-cut-back-supper-hour-news-in-house-productions-1.2688409
The CBC is shifting its priorities from television and radio to digital and mobile services, a move that will reduce staff, and supper-hour news broadcasts and programs produced in-house, says CBC president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix.
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Welcome to Birmingham, England - where pilots have white knuckles and steel balls. This eleven minute video highlights the skill and focus that is demanded from pilots who fly here. So, find something to bite down on, and imagine yourself flying in the back of one of these planes!
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And this is ever so slightly scary... If the science behind this is solid (hard to tell at this point), it's a veeerry good reason to keep your kids away from violent video games.Hesitate to speculate about wider social implications, but it makes you think...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140204101716.htm
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One thing I really like about the custom CM11/Android 4.4.2 ROM by +Emmanuel Utomi I'm running on my HTC MyTouch 4G Slide is this album-art lockscreen thing. Works for podcast players too. Very slick, nice touch.
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Feature request: any chance of getting RocketPlayer to work with the built-in lockscreen EQ & album art visualizations most custom ROMs support now? Even my 3rd party podcaster is recognized by my lockscreen but RP doesn't seem to be. Not a deal breaker by any means for me, but it would be nice...
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Well I'm not a developer so I can't point you to developer documentation. What I can do is post screenshots of other apps that do what I am talking about. Some of them likely use the built-in Android audio player, while some don't, but they all seem to activate the album art on the lock-screen feature that's built into Android as of 5+, and the lock-screen equalizer that is present in some custom ROMs. So I'm guessing there are generic "hooks" built into the ROM for the lock screen album art & equalizer but I have no idea what they are.

It seems I can't post screen shots into comment replies in G+ so I'll post them in another post.
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Question for the PSC brain trust: can anyone recommend a good Sim/plan for a bit of voice, sms & data for a brief trip to Europe? I'll be spending 5 days in the UK and 2 in France next week, and obviously don't want to get dinged for roaming charges by my (Canadian) carrier. Ideally I'd like something that has great rates for a start stay in the UK but would also be good for roaming in the EU for a couple of days. Any recommendations?
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If you'll have access to WiFi you could even use this app called Talk360 for calls. I find their rates quite reasonable. 
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Good points by both John Oliver & +Shane Birley!
 
Yes, this is so true. I have been arguing for years that the impression we have about news being free is just plain wrong. We have always paid for news and we should continue paying for it. We should be funding the #cbc  to prevent this type of invasive "advertising" from killing the entire news infrastructure.

Don't read organizations that support "native advertising". Support them by paying for what they should be doing.

#news   #nativeadvertising   #advertisements  
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The ugliness of TouchWiz finally got to me. Now running CyanogenMod 11 variant SlimKat W03 v11 on the SG Note 2. (model info is wrong with this ROM, though).
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Tweaked a friend's Samsung Note 2 & put the Google Experience launcher on it. One side-effect of this: it really highlights how UGLY the Samsung TouchWiz icons are!!
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Today's the day! Let's start the online discussion to help build a #ConnectedCanada! Your OpenMedia.ca team is going to be here until 5pm EST today - let's get this started!

SOUND OFF: How do you think we can make digital services (Internet, TV, Cell phone) across Canada more affordable?
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Enthusiast of underpowered, unreliable European mobile devices in west-end Toronto.
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Small-time human-factors bureaucrat trying to get by in west-end Toronto without trying to get too angry at the powers that be. Technology, especially mobile, is a welcome diversion from the daily grind. I seem to have a predilection for underpowered, unreliable European equipment. While my online presence is mostly about my neighbourhood (currently Bloorcourt/Bloordale), City Hall, and cell phone stuff, I have been known to drone on about my vegetarianism and raising my kid.
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Possibly the last Nokia N97 user in Canada (well, only intermittently)
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