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Episode 83 – Jere Jones, Where Are You?

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Episode 83 – Jere Jones, Where Are You?

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Jere didn’t show up this week, so Guru had to go it alone. Jere, please come back…

Show Notes

  • Google Public DNS no longer an experiment, now a public service
  • Remains
  • Platform News
    • asks for money to resume nightly builds, achieves goal in a day
    • Poor Flash Storage could be slowing down your smartphone.
    • Google files for patent to combat Apple’s slide to unlock patent, seeks to add icons as shortcuts to basic functions.
    • Why LTE sucks battery.
    • Google Drive may be coming.
    • Aura Slate may be successful as a Hacker-Friendly .
    • HP’s CEO claims -Google may cause Android to end up as a closed system.
    • Cyanogenmod may be baking Onskreen’s Cornerstone into the OS, adds improved multi-tasking.
  • App News
    • New versions of Opera browsers coming at Mobile World Congress
    • XFINITY TV for Android updated with favorite and recent channels and more. (Market Link)
    • Handcent 4.0 Public Beta now available, allows you to bind phone number and text messages for free using their network.
    • Paper Camera updated to 2.0, now supports video and Android Beam(for those who have it)
    • BackDrop Root backs up apps and settings, offers option to turn BackDrop to update.zip that will restore your data, and auto-restore option that will pull in backed up data when an app is installed. Might be an alternative to Titanium Backup (Market Link)
    • Bump gets updated to 3.0, redesigned. Bump supports contact and photo sharing, as well as mutual friend search, device sync, and app recommendations (Market Link)
    • Skype updated, adds new call interface and more.
    • Clik Released on Android, starting the concept of pushing content to your TV.
    • Swype Updated, adds support for the and Galaxy Nexus.
    • Barclays PingIt makes it easy to spend money and repay others. Currently limited to Barclays Bank customers, but will be expanded.
    • Swiftkey passes 5 million installs, adds update and offers 25% off.
    • EA Sims FreePlay released, offers simple Sims play. (Market Link)
    • ICE Card – Simple App that can be accessed by emergency personnel…if they know about it.  (Market Link)
    • Amazon MP3 app updated, uses Kindle Fire interface, offers tablet and ICS support. (Market Link)
    • Utter offers compelling extension to Google voice actions support.

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