Nearby Share, Android’s answer to AirDrop

With AirDrop, iPhone users have long enjoyed an easy way to share photos and files.  Now Nearby Share, promises Android and Chrome OS owners the same ease of use.

Google is rolling this out in phases and you’ll need to update to the latest OS to get it. If it’s available to your phone, you’ll find it under your Connections option. Once turned on, Nearby becomes one of your share options when viewing a file. The recipient will also need this option active and will need to be relatively close to share content.

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quincy

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Delete Your Old Tweets

“You have changed and grown over the years, and it’s about time your Twitter does, too.”

Abu Zafar, from Lifehacker, offers this salient observation, and I agree. Twitter was designed to voice the spontaneous reactions and reflections of a time; much like the spontaneous sound of a bird ‘tweeting’. Can you imagine that senior sparrow pulling up a branch to reflect on the sounds it made as a hatchling? Of course not.

Technology offers some options to batch delete your older tweets. Here’s two:

  •  TweetDelete,  has a free basic version and a pay version with advanced features.
  • Jumbo, a mobile solution available on iOS and Google Play, can delete content from Twitter as well as other social networks like Facebook and Google.

 

Follow this link to Lifehacker, for more.

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quincy

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Google Maps Streetview now on Mobile

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StreetView_figireStreetview, a long-time staple of Google Maps desktop, now makes its way onto the mobile platform. Currently available on Android (following an update), it is also soon to appear on iOS devices.

 

 

 

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quincy

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Tesla: ‘Nice Try’ easter egg

March 14 will see the big reveal of the Tesla Model Y. The teaser invite they sent out doesn’t reveal much. Those who apply their photoshop skills, to glean a sneak peek, will only get an early ‘easter egg’ for their troubles.

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And if that wasn’t cheeky enough, they also hid a nod to a popular videogame on their site:

  1. Go to the https://www.tesla.com/modely.
  2. Click Notify Me. A registration form for the Livestream will appear.
  3. Press F12 (Developer Tools) and click Console.
  4. In the todo: reveal video area, click the link.

Fans of the Skyrim will recognize the scene.

With special thanks to Lady Di 

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quincy

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NYT:🤦‍♂️ Apple Slow to React to Facetime ‘Listen in’ Bug

On Jan. 19, a 14-year-old in Arizona made an unexpected discovery: Using FaceTime, he could eavesdrop on his friend’s phone before his friend had even answered the call.

More than a week would pass before Apple would disable Group FaceTime and work to correct the issue, and, then, only after a separate developer report documenting the flaw went viral.

via NYT

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Facebook to integrate Whatsapp & Messenger

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging platforms, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.

The three services would remain separate apps, but their infrastructure behind the scenes would be the same.
The move is expected to have an impact on the billions of people who use the tools, allowing Facebook to build a single user profile across the different apps to better target ads.

via CNN Business

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Win10 Emoji Keyboard

Still half a year away from World Emoji Day (yes, it’s a thing), but I’m overdue an Emoji post, so…

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In Windows 10, you can insert an emoji with the flick of key:
Press Windows Key (windowsLogoKey) + . (period) then select emoji or type to filter the displayed selection. For example;

windowsLogoKey + . , Q

for  🙋‍♀️question, 🦆quail, or 🌜quarter moon.

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quincy

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