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Episode 82 – Cookies on a Plane?

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Episode 82 – Cookies on a Plane?

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Verizon…it’s an old person’s nightmare.

Show Notes

  • SNL Spoofs Verizon 4G Advertising
  • Platform News
    • Sprint adds 1.6m subscribers in Q4 2011, sells 1.8m iPhones, but loses $1.3b
    • Spray-on Antennas?
    • Google Wallet revealed to be insecure if you wipe app settings and for rooted users. Google responds by advising Wallet is safe, but disables prepaid cards.
    • Want an iPad or 3 Kindles for less? Amazon goes after Apple.
    • Motorola says hardware is slowing Android updates
    • Russian carrier MegaFon holds contest to use as much data as possible. The Winner used 419GB in a week.
    • Google to launch cloud drive service?
  • App News
    • Google Chrome for Android beta released, available for ICS only.
      • Comparison between Chrome vs Dolphin vs Firefox vs Opera
      • Is Chrome for Android what ICS should have looked like?
      • Chrome to become stock browser on Android 4 and above.
    • PowerAmp updated, offers better support for for Android 3 and 4. multichannel FLAC, etc.
    • Expensify app updated, support for viewing receipts, expenses, and reports.
    • New App – Carrier Coverage released, seeks to collect data from users to put together an accurate picture of carrier coverage. Backlash from Root Users. (Market Link)
    • Microsoft One Note Mobile now available in the market. (Market Link)
    • Bolt Sizer uses your camera, a coin, and math to determine the size of any bolt. (Market Link)
    • Netflix app updated, brings tablet volume controls, and improved audio/video syncing.
    • Vonage Mobile for Android, looks to take on Skype. (Market Link)
    • Kindle app updated, reduces app size, adds page numbers.
    • Foursquare updated, includes NFC Beam Support
    • Google+ updated with performance improvements
    • Cubed Music Player updated.
    • BaconReader Reddit Client updated. (Market Link)
    • Google Voice update brings new icon, interface, and tablet features
    • Seesmic updated finally, still no tablet version, offers bug fixes and removes Buzz support. Is this product being killed?
  • Extended Controls – extensible and customizable version of the Power Control widget. (Market Link)
  • Intents – One of the Best Android features. Allows integration between any app and any service, without the app developer having to do anything.

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