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I just found out it IS possible to test a new camera feature without posting a screenshot to Google+, and there's me thinking it's automatic or something. Who'd have thunk it?
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Not posting a screenshot but still posting about it fall under the same thing either way. One just has a visual representation.
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In KitKat I think you should be able to type your passcode for the lock screen then swipe the Google now arrow. For some silly reason it has to be swipe first then passcode. I often type my passcode then realise I should have swiped first. Perhaps additionally a shortcut button to go immediately to voice commands. Opinions? 
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No they should make it like the normal slide to unlock screen then when you slide to unlock then it asks for passcode I hate his it goes right to the passcode entry that's why I purposely don't use passcodes on android. +Mark Skinner
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I don't know if there are Google now voice commands for Chromecast but there certainly should be if there isn't. "OK Google, play game of thrones on my TV" 
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No... Because the CC doesn't have the hardware to listen to you... At most this could be achieved by a command on your phone/tablet, which is what you do when casting.
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Anyone having sound issues with Chromecast on Netflix. My sound occasionally goes like this (all distorted and echoey) just for a few minutes. Its not a buffering problem, or at least shouldn't be, the video is playing at full HD and my router is literally behind the TV. Any known fixes or workarounds at least
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+Mark Skinner only trying to help....

Well whatever. If you're going to resort to profanity and insults towards someone who is just trying to help then maybe you deserve to have problems.

A simple 'thanks but it's not that' would've sufficed.
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I've not rooted my phone ever. I'm considering it but I have a question. Can I specify which apps run with root access or do all apps run as root. For example I like the sound of ProxyDroid and would like apps like Power Toggles and Tasker to have root access so I can control everything, but I don't like the idea of letting some of my lesser trusted apps and games having super user privileges.
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+Mark Skinner go to xda and search for your device and then look for a root thread
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Seems a bit of a vague generalisation to me.
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Battery time is still about normal thankfully, debugging an abnormal battery drain could be tricky with this much information.
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Does anyone notice that sometimes Google play music will occasionally stream a song of yours but give you a different edition of the same song? Sometimes it annoys me that I get censored versions of my music streamed to my device, or in a rare instance (Pinball Wizard by The Who) a completely different song.
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I use the Linux client as well so you can almost guarantee that's sub standard compared to the windows or Mac clients, that just something we get used to
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I like the fact that as complex and honestly incredible that Google maps is sometimes, it fails to find the south pole, instead it points to the equator about 600 miles south west of Nigeria. Wtf??
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Atleast its finding all the Pokémon today
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Any nexus 5 owners that use a slimport adapter regularly? I was wondering if its a common bug but basically every time I use my slimport adapter I lose mobile data connection and phone/cell coverage and have to switch to WiFi. I've confirmed its definitely the slimport thats the problem, unplug it, signals fine, plug it in, signal vanishes. I mean totally vanishes as in I'm left with an empty triangle where the signal bars normally are. I hope its not just me. 
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+Mark Skinner well that sucks!! I don't have another suggestion.  Factory Reset is what Google tells you when they want you to go away.  While anything is possible, I wouldn't place any hope at all on it.  I really greatly appreciated when there were actual English speaking humans that would answer the phone at Google.  But turns out they do not have any tools or skills to help in fixing real problems.
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I've read that it's easy to take a photo whilst filming on the nexus 5 but how do you take a photo from a video you just shot?
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I downloaded a video editor app, AndroVid Video Editor. That's an easy way to get pics from the video after you've recorded. 
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