Android Buffet Podcast

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By Guru and Jere


Episode 616 – Here’s to You Mrs Jones

January 27, 2023

The DOJ sues Google for ad dominance, wants to break company up Google Clock 7.4 updates timer UI and tests buttons for ending alarms Want to help others? Leave your AI at the door 8 Google Photos alt


Episode 615 – We’re Getting Too Old for This

January 20, 2023

Android 13 is running on 5.2% of all devices five months after launch Google plans AirTag clone, will track devices with 3 billion Android phones Google Translate now supports 33 new languages offline


Episode 614 – Better Call Gordon

January 13, 2023

Home Assistant 2023.1 Lenovo Smart Paper is an Android-powered e-ink tablet similar to Kindle Scribe Motorola ThinkPhone builds on Lenovos legacy with ThinkPad PC integration Surprise: Samsung is mak


Episode 613 – Late for End of Year Special

January 06, 2023

Why 613 is an important number. End of 2022 thoughts Sherlock Holmes will finally escape copyright this weekend Smartwatches and wearables could be next in line for a universal charger mandate The $1,


Episode 612 – Little Rounds

December 23, 2022

The EU wants to make your next phones battery easier to replace Googles mobile weather forecast got its first redesign in 7 years Mobvoi app gets new, more advanced sleep-tracking features Two men i


Episode 611 – Ernie and Keith

December 16, 2022

Z-Wave hopes open-source will matter to the IoT Android 13 output switcher support for Chromecast rolling out, starting with YouTube Music Google reveals how Androids Private Compute Core keeps your


Episode 610 – Shiny

December 09, 2022

Home Assistant 2022.12 Released Eufy will add a disclosure to its app following security concerns but still denies glaring security holes Googles ADT-3 device, the only streamer for Android TV deve


Episode 609 – Eufy and Moore

December 02, 2022

Chromecast with Google TV 4K update to October 2022 patch rolling out Googles Gmail and Calendar Apps on Pixel Watch Get a Lovely Rumor Security researcher says Eufy has a big security problem http


Episode 608 – Back in Two Weeks Folks

November 18, 2022

Google Workspace Updates Heres how predictive back navigation will work on Android 14 Happy birthday: The Google Nexus 4 was released 10 years ago Kevin Conroy, the iconic voice of Batman, has died G


Episode 607 – A Whole New Pickle

November 04, 2022

Easily track your packages with new Gmail features Amazon Musics full catalog is now free for Prime members (ad-free, but shuffle mode only) Pixel 7, the first 64-b


Episode 606 – Works with Home Assistant

October 28, 2022

Jasco joins Works with Home Assistant Google Home web app starts rolling out to view live Nest feeds, older cameras supported Ultraloq joins Works with Home Assistant The new Wyze Cam v3 Pro has bet


Episode 605 – Jere and the Firehouse

October 14, 2022 New Fi Virtual Carrier Network on Pixel keeps cellular data anonymous from Google, MVNO partners Google finally updates Gboard with Android tablet layout


Episode 604 – No Matter, Don’t Mind

October 07, 2022

2022.10: All over the place YouTube experiment makes 4K videos a Premium-exclusive feature The Google Home app is getting a major revamp to give users a more customizable experience Google prototypes,


Episode 603 – Great Plans

September 30, 2022

From Murph, I was listening to 602, and I agree with your views on the laptop. When Im ready to buy, its high on my list right now. Home Assistant Notes Playing with Alarms Spreadsheets


Episode 602 – A Crisis of Confidence

September 23, 2022

Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition is the most modular ChromeOS device yet Making it even easier to manage your tasks How to watch the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch event Google Assistant Reminders


Episode 601 – The Late Show With Jere Jones

September 16, 2022

The best Android apps for photographers in 2022 Android and iOS take big steps toward launching Mattersmart home


Episode 600 – Big Macs and Banana Ketchup

September 09, 2022

Home Assistant Birthday Release Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption for its battery-powered video doorbells and security cameras New features for businesses in Android 13 Streaming services show the


Episode 599 – A Sunday Kind of Episode

September 05, 2022

Google releases Android 12 Developer Support builds so devs can test old software without bricking their phones Some Pixel 6 users are reporting increased idle battery drain on Android 13 Google wants


Episode 598 – Pooling Resources

August 26, 2022

Google Pixel sees huge sales growth, has 2% of North American market Mozilla Firefox 104 brings address autofill to Android two years after Google Chrome Android 13 is boring, and thats why its (al


Episode 597 – Ogg Less

August 19, 2022

Chrome Feed is tantalizing, but its not the return of Google Reader Celebrating 5 years of Kotlin on Android Verizons Visible Added a Sweet New Visible+ Plan Chrome OS could soon be getting its


Episode 596 – Guru Gets a Raise

August 12, 2022

Google TV could be working on smarter Nest speaker connectivity and Wear OS integration Google’s Plans for Google TV are Next Level Google Meet meetings might soon become livelier thanks to Spotify, Y


Episode 595 – The Neighbor’s Door is Open

August 05, 2022

2022.8: You can fix it! Plugable’s new power meter can measure eye-watering charging speeds of up to 240W Discord finally shows Android some love with its new improvements Google Play Store removes ve


Episode 594 – Forty Minute Zoom

July 29, 2022

Leviton joins as a Works with Home Assistant partner Google is paying some much-needed attention to its Android tablet apps Google Play gets a new logo for its 10-year anniversary How to make Google C


Episode 593 – Analogist in Training

July 15, 2022

Google wants more ‘Pixel Smarts’ ML features, like Recorder, which had an unexpected origin Google Duo’s latest update marks the beginning of the end Introducing the Works with Home Assistant program


Episode 592 – The Littlest Pi

July 08, 2022

Google Photo’s latest UI update makes sharing and organizing your photos that bit easier What is Google Meet Companion mode? The curious case of a would-be ‘Chromecast Audio’ successor At a Glance on


Episode 591 – Fireworks

June 30, 2022

Google Contacts rolls out card-based details page redesign Google Hangouts finally gets a shutdown date: November 2022 [Update] How to add your COVID vaccination certification to Android How to protec


Episode 590 – Martin Jere

June 24, 2022

SmartDry and Connected Labs are shutting down Martin Jerry, known for their flashable dimmer and light switches, starts selling Tasmota flashed versions on Amazon. Home Assistant hosts an audio and a


Episode 589 – Switch Time

June 17, 2022

  Senate bill would ban data brokers from selling location and health data Google Maps Getting Slick New Traffic Widget A guide to getting started with smart lighting: When to use smart switches and s


Episode 588 – Roll out the Red Carpet at the Georgia Border

June 09, 2022

There are two recordings made of this episode, the Zoom recording and a local recording. This uses the Zoom files as there were missing segments from the local recording. Apologies for any audio quali


Episode 587 – We Really Should Talk about ESPHome

June 03, 2022

Google TV for Android is now available in over 100 countries, more coming soon The long-rumored Google Meet and Duo merger is actually happening The Google TV app finally makes its way to the iPhone f


Episode 586 – All Work and No Podcast

May 27, 2022

Kauf RGB Switch Are Wyze products safe? Street View turns 15 with a new camera and fresh features Google brings Street View history to phones, introduces “Street View Studio” Google appears to be test


Episode 585 – Long Week’s Journey into Work

May 20, 2022

  Amazon Fire OS 8 debuts this summer (Android 11-based software for Fire devices) Pebble Watch’s founder wants your help in bringing back small Android phones ‘Protected by Android’ is Google’s new s


Episode 584 – 100 Things

May 13, 2022

Google Pixel Watch is Official! Google Teases the Pixel Tablet for 2023 100 things we announced at I/O Make connections that Matter in Google Home Pixel 6a: More of what you want for less than you exp


Episode 583 – Up To Date

May 06, 2022

Google TV’s new Favorite Channels makes it far easier to find something to watch Wyze launches room sensors for its Wyze Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat YouTube Go no longer deemed necessary, app shutting down


Episode 582 – Jere’s Back

April 29, 2022

  2022.4: Groups! Groups! Groups! Google delays when legacy G Suite users have to start paying, no-cost waiting list coming Share your Google TV movies with others using Google’s Family Sharing Plex p


Episode 581.1 – An Update

April 20, 2022

The last few weeks have had some unexpected interruptions of our normal schedule. Hoping to be back on schedule soon.


Episode 581 – The Life of Brian…Kaufmann

April 01, 2022

Happy World Backup Day. Wyze knew hackers could remotely access your camera for three years and said nothing Gboard will magically turn your text into emoji with the tap of a wand Google may soon add


Episode 580 – It’s TechnoBuffet Time

March 25, 2022

CD Sales Grow for the First time since 2004 Google will test letting Android developers use their own billing systems YouTube is taking on over-the-air TV with nearly 4,000 free episodes of TV Android


Episode 579 – Rectiles

March 18, 2022  Goog


Episode 578 – Created By Computer

March 11, 2022

Google pledges $3M, engineering to expand Data Transfer Project behind Google Takeout Link Cleaner PWA can help you quickly clean links on any device Motorola’s Android Auto dongle has been out of sto


Episode 577 – The Kazoo Fans

March 04, 2022

Ring opens up best features to third-party cameras. Fire TV blocks third-party launchers with latest update Reddit’s iOS and Android app gets its biggest update…emphasizing discovery. Google Messages


Episode 576 – A New Version of DOS?

February 25, 2022

Ex-Googlers resurrect Inbox as Shortwave email Smart Adaptive Headlights are finally coming to the US App listings on Google Play Store now show minimum OS version Android shelves support for another


Episode 575 – Could This Be Magic?

February 18, 2022

DIY Mechanical Keyboard Switch Google Releases Android 13 Preview Android 13 is Tiramisu Google disabled third-party smart display web browsers. Home Assistant Android app now supports local push noti


Episode 574 – What Podcast is This Anyway?

February 11, 2022

Google Workspace to strip privacy control from admins. Verizon moves to 36 month payment contracts Facebook’s daily users declined for the first time in its history Open App Markets Act aims to regula


Episode 573 – Jere Brings the Cold

February 04, 2022

Jere’s iOS time VPN by Google One comes to iOS At Home Google working on new Chromecast device. You can now tell Google Assistant to stop talking without the wake word Wyze discontinues original WyzeC


Episode 572 – A Colorful Past, A Bright Future

January 21, 2022

What is Techno Buffet? iOS News with Jere Jones Apple lowering the value of Android phones on trade-in… Tech News White House holds open source software security meeting. TLDR Act proposed, forcing co


Episode 571 – Coming Next Week Techno Buffet

January 14, 2022

Next week, we will begin using the Techno Buffet name. Everything else will remain the same. Android News Android TV passes 110 million monthly active devices Android looking to add tap to transfer me


Episode 570 – Buffet Town Hall

January 07, 2022

Techno Buffet? Buffet Going to Just Another Meal? Android News Google fixes Android bug that stopped user from calling 911 Wear OS will soon be able to unlock Android/Chrome devices. Motorola MA1 to b


Episode 569 – A Short Ending

December 31, 2021

In Other News Yubikey and partner release a combination keychain Yubikey. Hackers going after LastPass Master Passwords


Episode 568 – A String of Lights

December 24, 2021

Android News Amazon Appstore now capable with Android 12. Google Discontinues the original Home Mini. Android 13 may finally bring full support for Bluetooth LE audio. Five Settings Shortcuts you coul