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Guru and Jere

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Episode 420 – Enhance Your Calm

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* Android News



* Google’s Find My Device can now map out exactly where you left your phone in certain buildings

* Google Assistant adds broadcast replies, lyrics, and Pretty Please.





* App News



* Play Store now showing reminders to install previously used apps...

Episode 419 – Double Tap

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* Android News



* Android Accessibility Suite adds new features.

* Tasker cleared to use SMS and call functionality.

* Wear OS version H update adds power menu and better battery usage.





* App News



* Bridge syncs your notifications between your Android smartphones and tablets...

Episode 418 – I’m a Teapot

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* Android News



* Project Fi extends VPN to all connections and offers improved connection switching

* Android Q’s Multi Resume feature will let two apps run simultaneously without pausing

* Google plans to fix Androids slow share menu...

Episode 417 – Remember Remember the Fifth of November

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* Android News



* The 11th Anniversary of the First Android Beta

* Android Dev Summit is today and tomorrow.

* App Developers must now target Android 8 or higher.





* App News



* Reboot to Ingress, called Prime, released...

Episode 416 – I Am a Jelly Donut

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* Android News



* Android Distribution Numbers, Oreo on the rise, Pie nowhere in sight.

* Android phones in Europe without Google Assistant will have a basic voice assistant.

* Google discontinues Android Nearby Notifications





* App News



* Google Docs passes 500 million installs...

Episode 415

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* Android News



* Celebrating a Sweet Decade of Android

* Google responds to large ad fraud operation that utilized more than 125 Android apps





* App News



* Facebook announces Messenger 4 update with focus on simplicity.

* Messages adds contact sharing...

Episode 414 – Home View

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* Android News



* Complying with the EC’s Android decision. (Commentary)





* App News



* APKs shared with Files Go are now scanned by Google Play Protect

* Inbox removes option to disable Gmail Notifications, prepared for shutdown

* Home View is a beautiful site to see...

Episode 413 – New Toys

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* New Toys



* New Chomecast

* Google Home increases focus on smart home

* New Google Home App

* Live Albums

* Get Help at a Glance with Google Home Hub, begins sales October 22 for $149.

* Google Pixel Slate coming this year





* Android News...

Episode 412 – Back to the Home Automation Talk

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In this special episode, Guru and Jere discuss where we are with Home Automation, and return to Z-Wave vs Zigbee, this time with practical issues. Jere outlines his future house plans and wiring, while Guru opines about his budget install...

Episode 411 – Length Required

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* Android News



* 10th Anniversary of the first Android phone

* Google releasing its own smart speaker with display

* Google tests driving mode in Play Services to open Android Auto or start do not disturb automatically.

* Google Voice rolling out wifi calling to Android users...
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