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Episode 90 – Arizona is the New California

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Guru and Jere chat, and make further plans for SELF

Show Notes

  • Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin wears Google Glasses to Blindness Foundation Event. “Next week, debut new Google Music Player at National Association of the Deaf!” Glasses are part of recently revealed project to develop augmented reality glasses.
  • Americans top at using tablets and smartphones while watching TV, most commonly to send email, though plenty used them as TV companions.
  • Arizona proposes making it illegal to be offensive or annoying online.
  • Samsung is producing microSD cards that are 4x faster than current crop.
  • Google responds to European questions on new privacy policy.
  • Next-Gen NYC Taxis to have USB ports for phone charging…where else should there be charging ports?
  • Innovation may boost battery life by 40%.3M has developed a new kind of battery anode made of silicon that can deliver a significant boost in energy density.
  • iPhone users twice as likely to use wi-fi as Android users. 29% of iPhone users stay on mobile, vs 68% of Android users.
  • App News
    • Instagram hits the Google Play store, then quickly gets a tablet upgrade. (Play Link)
    • Facebook Messenger updated and is faster. (Play Link)
    • IMDB app updated to support streamers HD trailers. (Play Link)
    • Friendcaster updated to version 5.0, seems to work better than official Facebook app and offers tablet layout (Play Link)
    • TWC TV promises to add streaming, which is currently available for their iPad app…but only for the 3% of people who have ICS.
    • Seekdroid releases Woot Check, a completely rewritten version of the company’s first app. (Play Link)
    • Keyring updated. (Play Link)
    • Hipmunk app updated, adds calendar integration, displaying your calendar events during flight search. (Play Link)
    • SparkNotes released, brings literature study guides to Android. (Play Link)
    • Cinemark Theaters releases official Android app. (Play Link)
    • Zynga releases paid version of Scramble with Friends, remove the ads. (Play LInk)
    • Gmail, Books, and Street View updated.  Honeycomb users get popular ICS features, such as 30 day sync, other users get performance improvements and a new labels API.
    • Yet another Task app, called Task, released, syncs with Google Tasks and offers a tablet and phone interface. (Play Link)
    • Opera Mobile Browser gets experimental support for existing Opera extensions.
    • Swiftkey 3 beta released, optimized to cope with missed spaces, and long strings of sloppy text. new themes, a larger spacebar, backup to your Google account, if enabled, and more.
  • Platform News
    • Larry Page summarizes his first year at the helm of Google. Youtube has well over 800 million users each month, Android is at 850,000 activations daily.
    • Cyanogen unveils new mascot as part of their attempt to portray themselves as an Android-based OS, as opposed to just another ROM. Meet Cid, which stands for Cyanogemod ID. Reviews are mixed.
  • Android Bootcamp 2012 offers over 20 hours of Android Development Instructions on Youtube.

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