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By Guru and Jere
Episode 474 – Set Phaser on Sleep
January 22, 2020
Show Notes App News Researchers find 17 apps that bombard users with battery draining ads You can now use Duo without a phone number Google Phone app might add call recording support Open Source Alternatives to Google Maps WhatsApp only the second non-...
Episode 473 – Agents and Hints
January 15, 2020
Show Notes Android News Google announces new Assistant features Google looking to add biometric authentication to its autofill service App News Firefox 72 blocks fingerprinting scripts and does not pop up a request to allow notifications.
Episode 472 – It’s 10PM Somewhere
January 09, 2020
Guru is live from Sofia Bulgaria. Show Notes Android News Lenovo created a $190 Android Tablet that doubles as a Google Assistant Display App News Pulse SMS now open source Reddit is Fun is now RIF for Reddit Xiaomi, OPPO,
Episode 471 – Щастливи пътеки
January 02, 2020
Show Notes Android News Android 11 may remove Android’s 4GB limit on video recordings 5 Android stories for 2020 to get excited about It’s almost 2020 and Gmail still doesn’t have Inbox bundles, promised in 2018 App News Flow Desktop is the first launc...
Episode 470 – Decade in Review
December 27, 2019
Show Notes Next Wednesday is January 1st…this July will mark 10 years of this program. Decade in Review – Android Central Two new technologies change smart robot vacuums forever Smart Assistants, starting with the Echo.
Episode 469 – Time and Again
December 19, 2019
Show Notes Android News Resume on Reboot will make Android OTA updates more seamless Android 11 might get dark mode scheduling Restricting Android app sideloading on Android App News Tasker 5.9 brings logcat events, Media Button detection,
Episode 468 – Thank You, Carroll
December 12, 2019
Show Notes Home Automation Sonoff introduces a USB smart switch. Guru orders some. Google Assistant can now control…once someone writes support…your blender, cooktop, dehydrator, fryer, grill, multicooker, petfeeder, pressure-cooker, sous-vide,
Episode 467 – Locked Up
December 05, 2019
Show Notes Home Automation Wyze loses person detection and vows will find new AI provider to restore feature Wyze introduces retrofit lock(Zigbee based) and base unit and companion keypad. Home Assistant for Everyone Guru tries to solve another home au...
Episode 466 – We Are Still Using Android
November 28, 2019
Android News Why Are You Still Using Android? Google Cloud Print no longer supported after 2020. Google opens up beta for G-Suite users to get more Assistant features In Other News FCC Considering new 5.9Ghz band ChromeOS is 10 years old Save 15% on Ti...
Episode 465 – Three Dots to the Wind
November 21, 2019
Show Notes Android News Google links Maps and Translate to speak out place names in foreign countries The menu button has finally been retired in Android 10 Upgrading messaging on Android in the US with RCS Google locks down thread complaining about G-...
Episode 464 – Early to Record, Early to Post
November 14, 2019
Show Notes Infographic: Google Releases App, Proceeds to Shut App Down Android News Bill Gates says Windows Mobile lost to Android because of Microsoft’s antitrust issues Opinion: Google is trying to build phones for 80% of users and its leading to mis...
Episode 463 – St Louis Swag
November 07, 2019
Show Notes Android News Google Assistant receives SiriusXM integration How Android 10 Enhances Mobile Security Android 11 could give file and backup managers exemptions from Scoped Storage App News Poweramp adds Powerstream,
October 31, 2019
Show Notes LastPass Beta supports Android 10’s biometric API Hangouts is so abandoned that a major video saving issue hasn’t been fixed in 8 months Treble is actually making a big difference for updates America’s nuclear forces finally drop 8 inch flop...
Episode 461 – An Extra Wednesday
October 25, 2019
Show Notes Android News Daydream VR discontinued and will not be on Pixel 4 Why Google dropped the fingerprint sensor and why it might not be a good idea Pixel 4 will get Android updates and patches until October 2022 Pixel 4’s astrophotography mode is...
Episode 460 – Jere is Getting Very Sleepy
October 17, 2019
Show Notes Android News Android Dev Summit set for October 23rd and 24th and will be broadcast live. First reference to Android 11 in the Android Dev Summit schedule New Pixel 4 will not have unlimited original quality backups App News Play Store may g...
Episode 459 – Urban Axe Throwing
October 11, 2019
Show Notes Ikea’s New Smart Blinds are worth the wait Android News Google will require new Android devices to run Android 10 if approved after January 31, 2020 Google requires new Android devices with Type C ports to not break USB-PD compatibility App ...
Episode 458 – This is Your House Calling
October 03, 2019
Show Notes Android News Google updates policies to not store Assistant audio data by default Google announced Android 10 Go Edition App News Pocket Casts goes freemium, sells PC app and extra features for $10 a year Google Home app reportedly getting r...
Episode 457 – 1.0 or .100
September 19, 2019
Show Notes Android News Google One now offers automatic backup for Android phones New Pixel event October 15 Google offering Android TV operator dongle designed and developed by Google App News Dark mode is finally rolling out to Gmail for Android Call...
Episode 456 – Informed Delivery
September 12, 2019
Show Notes Android News Welcome to Android 10 Android 10 Gesture FAQ Android 10 supports direct streaming to hearing aids. Google Maps tests using your chosen Asssitant voice when navigating. App News Google Assistant adds Whatsapp voice and video call...
Episode 455 – No More Desserts
September 05, 2019
Show Notes Android News Queen Cake and Quince Tart will never be Nokia has 96% of its phone running Android Pie Google Play Store will start autoplaying store listing videos next months App News Google Maps, Drive,
Episode 454 – Status Not Found
August 29, 2019
Show Notes Wide Awake at 3AM? Don’t just look at your phone. Android News Android Q to get customizable styles and clocks. Wear OS could be amazing if Google and Qualcomm took it seriously Android Gets Refreshed Branding,
Episode 453 – Stay Classy San Diego
August 15, 2019
Show Notes Android News Final Beta Update, official Android Q coming soon Huawei reveals HarmonyOS, its cross-platform Android replacement You already have my money, please stay out of my notifications Logging into some Google services on Android is no...
Episode 452 – Android Buffet Unfiltered
August 08, 2019
Show Notes Android News Voiceless emergency operator options coming to Pixel Phones Google tests letting you change the audio output from the Nest Hub to other cast devices. Google Assistant can now read and reply to WhatsApp, Slack,
Episode 451 – Chromecast is a Year Older
August 01, 2019
Show Notes Home Automation Google replacing verbal assistant replies when turning off lights with Home/Hub Wyze launches $15 pair of smart plugs Android News Sound Amplifier is an Accessibility app that helps people hear clearly Google may let users ra...
Episode 450 – Passing Ships
July 25, 2019
Show Notes Android News Android Dev Summit registration is open. October 23-24 in Sunnyvale CA Update on Fast Pair Google readying a settle to adjust Assistant volume in relation to Media volume Few Options Remain in an Android world that user to be li...
Episode 449 – NextCloud
July 11, 2019
Show Notes “Guru’s mention of his use of Next Cloud caught my attention. I am looking for something that could replace Dropbox for syncing a few files between my Android phone and the various Linux systems at home and (bonus, if possible!
Episode 448 – Zoom
July 04, 2019
Show Notes Android News Chrome 75 brings Android cloud storage to Files app App News Live Streaming Service Philo has an app. Google Fast Share is a new file sharing tool for Android ActionDash 3.0 continues to add to its feature set,
Episode 447 – Sounds Not So Good
June 27, 2019
“I enjoyed the dramatic reading. My last 13 years in the Illinois have not erased my 29 years in North and South Carolina, so I sound more like Gere that Guru. While horrified, I liked the piece about the sim-swap.
Episode 446 – Hi Jim
June 20, 2019
Show Notes Response to Question: “I got a chuckle out of the title of this podcast. I ride a motorcycle to work frequently. For many years my wife, worrying about me, wanted me to let her know that I had made it okay. Since I’m lazy,
Episode 445 – Please Write and Tell Us You’re All Right
June 13, 2019
Show Notes Android News Android Q won’t automatically reconnect to wi-fi you manually disconnect from Android Q Wi-Fi Easy Connect replaces WPS Google introduces Android search and browser app choices for users in Europe App News Google Maps gets on-sc...
Episode 444 – Let’s Get Political
June 06, 2019
Show Notes Android News Storage Access Framework is the only way for apps to work with files in Android Q and its terrible App News Google adds Play Store policies to make apps safer for kids Google tightening up Play Store policies on sex,
Episode 443 – Puppy Fatigue
May 30, 2019
Show Notes For the Home Automator Automatic discontinues support for Classic officially, unlike when it just vanished from the Play Store and they told Guru he was out of luck. You can now create impromptu speaker groups on Smart Displays Wyze working ...
Episode 442 – Fi is Fo
May 23, 2019
Show Notes Android News This company will sell refurbished Android phones with Google services removed App News Fenix browser comes to Play Store as beta Context aware recommendations are live in Messages Home Automation Google claims it hears people i...
Episode 441 – Right to Unlock
May 16, 2019
Show Notes Android News Android Q allows developer option to turn off sensors. Google to eliminate overlay permissions, replaced with bubble style notifications 98% fewer Play Store apps using the SMS and Call Permissions In App Updates API lets apps u...
Episode 440 – More Pie
May 09, 2019
Show Notes Android News Distribution stats are back. Pie is 10.4%, Oreo, 28.3%… WearOS update introduces Tiles Android Auto is getting a ground-up redesign this summer Sharing what’s new in Android Q On Device Machine Learning to power a variety of new...
Episode 439 – Have Keyboard will Travel
May 02, 2019
Show Notes Android News Android Distribution numbers under maintenance for 6 months. Is it dead? Google won’t break legacy apps that don’t use Scoped Storage in Android Q, will delay enforcement till R. Bliss OS, based on Pie,
Episode 438 – Many Questions Few Answers
April 25, 2019
Show Notes Android News Play Store adds budgeting tool…but doesn’t stop you from going over. Google reveals Android ballot screens for Europe Proposal for a context aware desktop key into the USB HID standard In Other News The Game Boy turns 30 Youtube...
Episode 437 – Amped Up
April 18, 2019
Show Notes Android News How to Turn Any Android Smartphone into a Google Pixel Your Android Phone is Now a Security Key Future Android system updates could be initiated from the Play Store Silence your Phone Via Google Home Future versions of Android m...
Episode 436 – DND Thoughts
April 11, 2019
Show Notes Android News Q will disable install unknown apps permission after each use. Scoped Storage in Q will remove permissions for apps writing to their own files, but will not be able to write to other app folders. Audio, Images,
April 04, 2019
Show Notes Android News Pixel’s Call Screen feature might make its way to other phones App News AOSP Application Updates – The calculator is out, and the calendar and music application have been stripped to the simplest version possible.
Episode 434 – Pixel Woes
March 28, 2019
Show Notes Guru buys a Pixel 3 XL. Enjoys it. It dies. Guru sad. Android News Android will still prompt new, existing European users to select default browser and search app Google’s original Pixel gets a speed test to show how 4 versions of Android af...
Episode 433 – Q-Tip
March 21, 2019
Show Notes Android News Introducing Android Q Beta Additional privacy protections More control over location Sharing Shortcuts Randomized MAC Addresses WPA3/Enhanced Open Wifi Performance Mode Dynamic Depth image format AV1 codec Native MIDI API TLS 1....
Episode 432 – With All Due Respect to John Moschitta Jr
March 14, 2019
Show Notes Android News Continued Conversation comes to Smart Display Book a table with the Google Assistant across the country with more devices Android Beta community moves from Google+ to Reddit App News Ubiquiti offers its own wifi analyzer app.
Episode 431 – Off to Vancouver
March 07, 2019
Another week Show Notes Android News Google delays RCS API support from Android Q Shaping the future of mobile with Android There might be 100 milliion phones launched with Google Assistant buttons this year Android One gets a new logo.
Episode 430 – Persons of Interest
February 21, 2019
Android News Wear OS makes up less than 12% of smartwatch sales in the US For some people, their phone is the only computer they’ll need. App News Google Voice adding Anonymous Caller ID option in settings Google plans to let preloaded apps update via ...
Episode 429 – Power Play
February 14, 2019
Android News How did you decide on your current phone? Google wants a VP of Wearables and might finally take smartwatches seriously. Google bringing file encryption to low-power Android phones Migrating to modern Android management solutions Android Q ...
Episode 428 – Interconnects
February 07, 2019
Android News Chrome OS Tethering now supports 15 more Chromebooks and 30 more smartphones Latest update moves About Phone Front and Center Introducing Trust Web Activity for Android App News Google spotted testing bundles, reminders,
Episode 427 – Back to Basic Audio
January 31, 2019
Android News Google plans to fight Oracle’s Copyright Lawsuit against Android in the Supreme Court Android Q might permit app downgrades. Q may prevent background apps from reading the clipboard. App News Even with 80% of the smartphone market,
Episode 426 – Neither Right or Left
January 25, 2019
Android News Google offers more details on 64-bit app requirement Google not sure if current fingerprint scanners secure enough for mobile payments Android Q’s new permissions controls offers new and improved controls Android Q adds additional controls...
Episode 425 – New Toys
January 17, 2019
Android News Top 6 Things we want to see in Android Q Google Public DNS now works with Android Pie. Ticwatch E2 and S2 are official. App News Reminder, SMS/Call Log Policy Changes Youtube Music may get the ability to play local tracks and may become th...