Category Archives: Android

Weekly Download #38: Google I/O, Podcasts.app, Mansfield

Tarun and Chris discuss the announcements of Google I/O, including the Nexus tablet and the exciting Glass product. We also touch on the Podcasts app from Apple and say good bye to Bob Mansfield. Thanks for tuning in! Podcast: Play … Continue reading

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Link: Adobe Cuts Flash From Android →

Looks like Adobe has finally pulled the plug on Flash for Android. On August 15th, Adobe will no longer allow users to download the application from Google Play. Current users will still be able to receive updates Adobe sends out.

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Link: Everything from I/O… Almost →

Google has covered most of the highlights here. The Nexus 7 is more of a competitor to the Kindle Fire, than the iPad. Google will continue to push their tablet offerings against the iPad, but it is clear that entertainment … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #37: WWDC, Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone 8

Tarun and Chris return from a two month hiatus and get right back to business. This episode recaps three tech main news events from the past three weeks: WWDC 2012 (Apple’s annual conference); Microsoft Surface (Microsoft’s entry into the tablet … Continue reading

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Link: A Shade of Gray →

Joshua Topolsky: There is a gray area that exists for me with the iPad. I love using it to read, to browse the web, to share content, to occasionally create content. But there is a moment when I have to … Continue reading

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Link: Samsung Tec-Tiles →

This is way better than a QR Code.

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Link: App Count is Old News →

The WP7 Marketplace has reached 100,000 apps, faster than Android but slower than iOS. Kevin Tofel at GigaOM thinks this doesn’t mean a whole lot: Here’s the funny thing and part of the reason that the number of apps really … Continue reading

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Link: The Alternative →

John Gruber: My advice to Microsoft would be to go after Android, hard. Make Windows Phone the carriers’ best friend. Target your advertising on BlackBerry holdouts and dissatisfied Android users. Position Windows Phone as the alternative to the iPhone.

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Weekly Download #36: Nokia’s Abysmal Quarter, More on Instagram, Sony, Nest, Apple & Gaming, Patents

In this episode, Chris and Tarun discuss Nokia and what “restructuring” means, more on the Instagram+FB deal; Sony’s downfall story and how it relates to similar Apple competitors; Nest vs. Honeywell; Apple and a potential partnership with Valve; our favorite … Continue reading

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Link: WP7 Can’t Beat iOS & Android in Europe →

The flagship Nokia phone isn’t doing so hot in Europe. Sean Ludwig reports for VentureBeat: “No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone,” an anonymous European mobile executive told Reuters. “Nokia have given themselves a double … Continue reading

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Link: Could Instagram Have Become a Successful, Independent Business? →

Martin Bryant provides a few ways Instagram could have grown, but most of them sound pretty boring: in-app purchases, subscriptions, advertising, brand partnerships and data mining. I look at 500px and why it is so popular, and wonder if Instagram … Continue reading

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Link: The Lumia Push →

The first comment from user “Top Gear” seems to hit the sentiment I had on the nose: Bad news for Android. Not so for Apple. People don’t buy iPhones because their carrier rep recommends them. They buy the iPhone because … Continue reading

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Link: Microsoft bets on Windows 8 to succeed where Android has failed →

Nilay Patel, The Verge: A quick look through the halls of Mobile World Congress reveals an endless number of iPads, quite a few Android tablets, and almost no touchscreen Windows PCs. But Microsoft is here in Barcelona promising that balance … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #31: iPad 3, Google Goggles, T-Mobile, Facebook, iFactory, Chomp, Microsoft, Nokia, Siri

Big big show kicks off with the iPad 3 Apple Event announcement; Google’s Glasses/Goggles product development; T-Mobile whining about poor earnings; Facebook interleaving ads in your news feed; the ABC News piece on Apple factories; Apple’s acquisition of Chomp; Microsoft … Continue reading

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Link: Google Goggles →

It was about time that the software available on Android and the Google ecosystem starting to propagate beyond the phone. A scoop by Nick Bilton for the NY Times: The glasses will send data to the cloud and then use … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #29: iPad 3, Apple TV, Patent Uselessness, Facebook, Bing & Social, Google’s Living Room

This week we talk about the iPad rumor mill; Apple & Google’s war in the living room; More on patent uselessness; Facebook’s push to show more ads; Bing & a look at social media SEO. This show could be sponsored … Continue reading

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Link: No Flash on Chrome for Android →

Thinking Nelson is pretty appropriate here.

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Link: Tablet Global Marketshare: iPad Continues to Dominate →

The headline reads Android has a “record” 39%, and Apple’s shipment numbers have called from quarter to quarter, but Apple still maintains a strong incumbency with only one tablet product.

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Weekly Download #27: Apple Earnings Call, iBooks Author, iPhone Supply Chain, RIM, Google+, Patent Laws, Regulation, Privacy

This week, Chris and Tarun discuss the Apple’s blockbuster earnings (as it was happening during the recording); iBooks author release; more on the iPhone supply chain; RIM’s cleaning of house; Google+ engagement numbers; Patent law uselessness; Storage sites being regulated; … Continue reading

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Link: More On Patent Uselessness →

Apple really cares about its patents. So much so, that it has reportedly spent $100 million on protecting their IP. Except that the mobile landscape hasn’t really changed. People continue to produce property that infringes on Apple’s inventions, as if … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #25: CES and 2012 Predictions

We’re back! Tarun and Chris talk about the trends and latest from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) — tablets, mobile phones, and cameras too! Tarun also lays out his predictions for 2012. What do you think? Get in touch with … Continue reading

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2012

Tarun makes 5 calculated predictions for the technology industry in 2012. Continue reading

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Link: On the Road with Google Wallet →

Cherian Abraham: I rode about 900 miles in the last four days, cutting across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to be together with my family for Christmas. I figured this would be a good time to put my new … Continue reading

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Redefining Reading and Sharing: Flipboard for iPhone

Tarun takes a look at the experience and design of Flipboard for iPhone, featuring Cover Stories and unique sharing outlets that redefines the reading and sharing of news. He also contrasts this experience with Google Currents. Continue reading

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Weekly Download #23: Carrier IQ, Facebook and Gowalla, Windows Phone, Apple TV, Women and Tech Jobs

Tarun has a mild cough, but that doesn’t stop him from recording another episode! The usual suspects discuss the recent developments of the Carrier IQ logging scandal; Facebook acquiring Gowalla; the HTML5 Windows Phone mobile demo; Samsung’s flexible AMOLED displays; … Continue reading

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