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Tech and Coffee I am an Avid G+ user!  I hangout most weekdays evenings in a room called Tech and Coffee. Click on the Cup to go directly to the Hangout.  


Plume is my Twitter app of choice

Screenshot 2014-12-30-09-27-01I've tried too many Twitter apps for the Android Platform. Tweetcaster, UberSocial, Seesmic, Carbon, and believe me, I could go on. Fenix would get my nod for the nicest to look at. But the one I keep coming back to is Plume.  It just seems to get the job done, and has all the features one needs to make it happen.  

- Colorize your timeline/friends from Twitter
- Multiple twitter accounts support
- Scrollable widgets to display your twitter timeline on your home
- Lockscreen widget (Android 4.2+)
- Mute twitter users, word or applications
- Facebook timeline & posting
- Live Streaming in app
- Picture preview in timeline, large view of images with pinch to zoom
- Twitter geotagging
- Swipe scrolling
- Very customizable
- Internal browser
- Autocomplete twitter hashtags and username
- Share photo with Twitter, Twitpic, YFrog, Mobypicture,
- support for your URLs
- Inline twitter conversation
- Display replies to a tweet
- Display twitter profiles
- Pull to refresh
- and MORE! ;-)

How to access the Lollipop Easter Egg Flapping Bird Clone

Flappy Bird BotThe folks at Google embedded an easter egg in the Lollipop build. Go to Settings/about phone/Android Version. Press it 3-4 times in succession and it will launch a Lollipop. Short pressing the Lollipop changes it's color. Long pressing brings you to that little green bot that you try to navigate through all those sticky suckers. Good luck!

Nexus brand still a great deal?

Nexus 6Google announced new Nexus devices yesterday!  And it appears as though the Nexus brand is back where it started. A premium device with a pure Google experience. At least within the phone line, anyway! I'm down with the pure Google stuff!  But I'm not sure that I'm down enough to pay $650 +.  In this range, Samsung Galaxy Note 4's out of contract could be considered!  And this opens a door even wider for companies such as OnePlus to fill that $300-400 price gap.

I do expect however to see this one available on all US carriers. YES! Even Verizon! Remember those "Android-Silver" rumors? It looks like it happened, except they didn't call it that!  Preminum phones at premimum prices running pure Android! 

Specs for the Nexus 6 after the break!


Running Ubuntu on my CB

logo-ubuntu st no-black orange-hexSo the day my I3 Chromebook arrived in the mail, I installed XFCE4 Linux through the Crouton install. Just like a time before, I went to access it, and it would freeze just upon launch.  I had a back-up but decided it was time to try something different. So I dropped the Chrubuntu version on this time. There has been a learning curve . . . .  I installed Ubuntu one time prior on an old netbook. I absolutely hated it and it didn't last long at all until I wiped it and installed Mint. But I have a good friend who had installed it and told me his experiences were much more positive vs XFCE. 

I've got to say, after an afternoon of getting used to it, I'm enjoying it! It's much more attractive to look at than XFCE and once I kind of got used to the structure, I'm beginning to see why so many tout it as the OS own. I've installed Cairo Dock as that is something I found a while back on a forum about Linux on Chrome. This dock adds much funtionality right from the desktop. A great extension.

And one more plus!  The XFCE extension seemed to have all kinds of sound/mic issues with Google's hangouts! I'm proud to report those issues are no where to be found in the Ubuntu version of this install!

Below is a screengrab of the Ubuntu Desktop.

Ubuntu install on my I3 Chromebook

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  • Fasttech Sucks - I'm through with them.

    Duke 31.08.2014 18:21
    Glad to hear your order finally showed Jeff.
  • Fasttech Sucks - I'm through with them.

    Jeff Willard 31.08.2014 16:50
    I love fasttech and always order from them. as you I had the same problem when I ordered batteries ...
  • Scroogled is working! For Google

    Ben Lloyd 01.01.2014 20:50
    Some good points here Duke that reveal a major flaw with the Scroogled campaign - people really don't ...
  • Scroogled is working! For Google

    Mark 01.01.2014 16:51
    I have recommended Chromebooks to others depending on the type of use they typically need. For many ...
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robinson and my 2 cents

    Tom Webster 21.12.2013 13:33
    I agree 100% Duke.. I read a very lengthy article yesterday that explained why,what the Bible said ...

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By day I try to keep a Chemical Company safe. But on my time, I seem to have an obsession with Technology. I've been following mobile advancements in Technology since the mid-90s. I've used Palm OS, Windows Mobile, iOS and Android devices. With this experience comes a lot of opinion. I offer those opinions here. 

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