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Dropping Google

Over the past year, I steadily removed Google from my life. Initially, it was an experiment to see which products I could live without. Turns out, I can live without all of it. I'm not the first person to do this by any means. However, until I actually do it myself, the lessons learned aren't as sticky as reading about it. Here are two other fine writeups on removing Google: Intially, my foray into Google started with a Google…

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A Tale of Two Google Phones

For the past two years, I've carried two Google phones, one for work, one for personal use. They are identical inside, just one is white and one is gold. Nexus 6P 128GB phones through Google Fi. The work phone had a few apps on it, but generally I keep my phones pretty clean of random 3rd party apps. If there's a way to avoid ads, I'll pay for the app or find one that has…

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