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FAT news — From Around Twitter and the Internet — 2018, week 15

⬇”Research at NVIDIA: AI Reconstructs Photos with Realistic Results”

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Does VR really need to be IMAX? And other first-world questions

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Vysor easily controls an Android device from a computer

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A few days ago I was in someone’s Busker broadcast to play their version of “Name That Tune” and I was able to type really fast thanks to something called Vysor. Vysor lets you mirror what’s on your Android onto a PC screen. You then tell the Android that you want to type with Vysor, meaning you want to type with your PC. For more info, go to the link below.

Source: Use Vysor to easily control an Android device from your computer without rooting

Google ‘Helpouts’ is shutting down on April 20

Google ‘Helpouts’ is shutting down on April 20

Google says ‘goodbye’ to a lot of things. Well, I guess that’s to be expected when a person or organization experiments a lot. If you made Helpouts a part of your marketing mix, I feel for you. You need to understand that that type of integration is always a risk, so learn from this is the best thing I can tell you right now. As Susan Finch says, you can’t put all your eggs into one marketing basket [click here]. Share your comments on the Google+ thread by clicking the link. What better place to discuss this than Google+? 🙂 Some comments are there already about Google wanting 20 percent of Helpouts participants’ profits. Could Helpouts have been made viable if Google wanted a lower cut, etc.?

LinkedIn’s Android app: There’s room for improvement

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Reviewing the LinkedIn Android app: Let’s just say there’s room for improvement

I find it a little faster than the web version of LinkedIn. The areas where LinkedIn could improve this app are:

1. The ability to share OUT your profile via email. The sideways “v” symbol for sharing out on Android doesn’t work for profiles. Strangely, it lets you share your profile with an existing LinkedIn user. I don’t really see how that would come in handy or who would do that. In a way, it seems like you’re telling the other person that you think they need help with tapping on a touchscreen! But even more absurd is the text that’s pre-populated in that interface. It says something like “Check out my LinkedIn profile!” #eyeroll Who speaks or writes that way? Nobody that I know.

2. The quick buttons for connecting. At the moment, these buttons don’t tell you if a generic invite will be sent. Tap one by accident and you’ll send a generic invite, even if you didn’t mean to. Most of the buttons behave this way at the moment. I’m unaware of any plans LinkedIn has to change this, or to make the buttons give you a choice. The latter idea would be the smart thing to do. LinkedIn, are you listening?

I need to talk about the fairly new LinkedIn Pulse Android app for a minute. Long story short, I had to uninstall it. Just too many notifications! Everytime someone that you’re following publishes to LinkedIn Pulse, you get a notification. The built-in reader is functional, but not that different from the Feedly Android app in terms of looks. There’s no great benefit to it, other than the fact that articles on Pulse are grouped into one section.

I guess I can mention the Slideshare Android app, since it’s part of the LinkedIn ecosystem. It’s convenient, but on some phones, it crashes. When it comes to LinkedIn’s app UX improvement plans, I’m unsure whether or not their Android app is high on the priority list. I’m guessing no – at least that’s what it seems like. At least it’s fast with fast WiFi.

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