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I'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.
The 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!
Google 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!
So 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.
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.