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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...

Episode 443 – Puppy Fatigue

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* 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...

Episode 442 – Fi is Fo

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* 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 in Works with Nest program...

Episode 441 – Right to Unlock

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* 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 update while you use them...

Episode 440 – More Pie

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* 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...

Episode 439 – Have Keyboard will Travel

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* 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, for x86 PCs now comes with the Play Store...

Episode 438 – Many Questions Few Answers

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* 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...
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