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Episode 87 – The Windows Weenie

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Show Notes:

  • “The Google I was passionate about was a technology company that empowered its employees to innovate. The Google I left was an advertising company with a single corporate-mandated focus.”
  • Guru visits the NorthEast Gnu Linux Fest and is back with interviews.
  • 27 Years of .COM dominance
  • NetZero is back as a ‘free’ 4G service provider. Not truly free, as users may only use the free service for 12 consecutive months.
  • FAA to revisit the use of certain personal electronics in the cabin for the first time since 2006. “With the advent of new and evolving electronic technology, and because the airlines have not conducted the testing necessary to approve the use of new devices, the FAA is taking a fresh look at the use of personal electronic devices, other than cellphones, on aircraft.
  • Google Chrome Paid Link Penalty removed after 60 days.
  • FBI stumped by pimp’s Android pattern lock, serves warrant on Google.
  • Root Report
    • CM9 will ship with Root Off by default. Users will have to explicitly enable Root.
    • CM7.2 RC now live with support for 69 devices.
  • Platform News
    • Linux 3.3 kernel released, merges code from the Android project back into mainline.
    •  Ad-supported apps drain battery faster.
    • Google drops the ball and leaves developers out of pocket.
    • Panasonic offers a Rice Cooker that can be operated using an Android phone for only $1000
    • If the barrier for Android entry is too much for you, Virgin Mobile is offering an Android 2.3 handset called the Venture for $99 no contract. Cricket Wireless is offering a $70 handset through Best Buy.
    • This is why Google is losing the future – “First, the search giant offers a little traffic boost to sites that organize data in certain useful ways. Then it turns the game on its head and — without any notice — starts using that structured data to inform its own services. Finally, with a disturbing inevitability, it launches its own competing product that steps in and replace yours.
    • Google sued over Play Store’s 15 minute return policy. `
  • Paypal competes with Square by launching Triangle-shaped Here.
  • App News
    • New Google Play store update will now show all apps ever installed.
    • Reddit is Fun banned from Google Play for “Sexually Explicit Material.”
    • Twitter working on new Tweetdeck app with power users in mind.
    • Titanium Backup updates and adds Box.net syncing, better ICS support, and more.
    • Autodesk releases Buzzsaw for Android, providing cloud based sharing for design projects and files.
    • Taskbar Switcher, a different approach to multitasking.  (Play Link)
    • Slider widget offers volume and brightness sliders for your homescreen. (Play Link)
    • IMDB app updated with new tablet design and ICS compatibility. (Play Link)
    • CW Network gets an app with full episode streaming. Now only needs show on CW worth watching. (Play Link)
    • Readability app uses iOS design principles.
    • Amazon celebrating their appstore’s first birthday.
    • Netflix now used on close to 1000 different types of Android devices.
    • Beautiful Widgets updated to 4.0, adds web skin market and multi-forecast. (Play Link)
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