Android Buffet

Android Buffet

Guru and Jere

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Episode 453 – Stay Classy San Diego

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* 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 now as easy as unlocking your phone...

Episode 452 – Android Buffet Unfiltered

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* 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, etc





* App News...

Episode 451 – Chromecast is a Year Older

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* 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...

Episode 450 – Passing Ships

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* 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 littered with choice...

Episode 449 – NextCloud

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* “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!) web access from work. Dropbox’s new fee...

Episode 448 – Zoom

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* 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, competing with Digital Wellbeing...

Episode 447 – Sounds Not So Good

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“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. I know of at least one security consultant that does not give out the phone num...

Episode 446 – Hi Jim

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* 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, those notices have deteriorated to a short SMS simp...

Episode 445 – Please Write and Tell Us You’re All Right

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* 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...

Episode 444 – Let’s Get Political

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* 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, loot boxes, and hate speech...
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