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Show Notes

  • Get Stuff Done in the Cloud. Go Google.
  • Dilbert once again nails it with App Privacy…and Google Glasses
  • Furious Judge decries blizzard of copyright troll lawsuits. Copyright trolls have likely stiffed the judicial system to the tune of millions of dollars.
  • Discovery Communications buys Revision3…anyone want to buy us?
  • Netbook shipments down 34 percent from last year, now about 5 percent of total shipments, compared to 13 two years ago. Has the tablet killed the netbook?
  • The State of Mobile: Less Talking, Fewer Texts, More Data
  • How Smartphones and Tablets are fueling Commerce. Nielsen reports 79 percent of respondents in a survey conducted in the first quarter said they had shopped using their smartphone or tablet. But when it came time to buy, 42 percent of tablet owners said they bought purchased items on their device compared to 29 percent of smartphone owners. Less than 30 percent of users have used their device for mobile payments.
  • Infographic: Features your next Smartphone might have.
    • In 2011, for the first time, smartphone sales outsold computers
    • By 2015, it is estimated tablet sales will parallel computer sales, while smartphones will hit 1 billion sold
    • In 2016, 72% of smartphones will include touchscreen only interface, but in the future, physical gestures, eye tracking, and voice control may play a bigger role.
    • Multitasking
    • Better Cameras
    • NFC
    • HTML5
  • Platform News
    • ICS now on 4.9% of devices.
    • IDC claims tablet shipments dropped 38% last quarter.
    • Oracle vs. Google reaches a unanimous decision by the jury on all but one question. Jury to take weekend to see if they can reach a decision about the remaining question.
    • Meanwhile, EU rules that APIs can’t be copyrighted, as this would monopolize ideas. Computer code itself can be copyrighted, but functional characteristics—such as data formats and function names—cannot be. “To accept that the functionality of a computer program can be protected by copyright would amount to making it possible to monopolise ideas, to the detriment of technological progress and industrial development,” the court stated.
    • Ars Technica reports that several malicious apps remain in the Google Play store despite Bouncer, and numerous malicious reviews.
    • Samsung open sources ICS Code for the Galaxy Tab 2.
    • Are Verizon reps pushing 4G Android Smartphones over the iPhone? 
    • Play Store now lets you charge purchases to your phone bill on select carriers. 
    • Android Open Kang Project reaches Milestone 5.
  • Pause for Station ID and feedback request in middle of show.
  • App News
    • Facebook responds to feedback and removes camera/messenger buttons in latest update
    • Titanium Backup Pro adds Google Drive support.
    • Adobe Flash Player updated, bringing more security patches.
    • Facebook Messenger updated with read receipts and usability tweaks 
    • D7 Google Reader updated to 2.0. Offers a new UI redesign, featuring an action bar inspired by Gmail, Readability mobilizer support, Save to Readability, bug fixes, and more. Guru’s phone reader of choice (Play Link)
    • HBO and Max Go updated with ICS phone support. 
    • Calculations: An ICS style multi-function calculator with currencies, tipping, mortgage, measurements. Still needs improvement. (Play Link)
    • Flipboard for Android is coming, exclusive to the Galaxy SIII, but eventually to the store. Flipboard was the original magazine style news viewer.
    • New Swiftkey Beta available, offers improved ui with dedicated comma key, refined smart punctuation popup, improved lag and functionality. 
    • Firefox tries to unify design amongst all versions of browser.
    • ESET Mobile leaves beta. (Play Store)
    • Soundwire streams audio from your PC to your phone.
    • Paper Camera update to version 3, bringing front-facing camera support, social and more. (Play Link)
    • Alt Mounter simulates usb storage on ICS, and acts as a MTP replacement with the help of a help app on the computer.
    • Ally Bank debuts mobile banking apps. (Play Link)
    • Lookout introduces Install Monitoring and File System monitoring (Play Link)

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