Android Buffet Podcast

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By Guru and Jere


Episode 673 – So Long And Thanks For All the Fish

April 11, 2024

As the last episode comes to a close, we ponder what’s next. Stay subscribed. Walmart has a new pro-tier Google TV model in the works Google Officially Launches its “Find My Device” Feature for Androi


Episode 672 – The Penultimate Episode

April 04, 2024

Next week will be the last regular episode of the podcast, after nearly 14 years of regular uploads. Home Assistant 2024.04 Android 15 could hide your location from carriers on command Google confirms


Episode 671 – Desknobuffet

March 28, 2024

Heres what Android version our readers currently have installed Send voice messages in Google Chat Vinyl records outsell CDs for the second year running UGREEN launches Kickstarter campaign for the


Episode 670 – Toaster AI

March 21, 2024

The current appointment slots feature in Google Calendar will be replaced by appointment schedules in July 2024 Pine64s PineVox smart speaker is a hacker-friendly smart speaker with a microphone ki


Episode 669 – A Slice of Banana Pi Sounds Good Right Now

March 15, 2024

Roku hackers breach 15,000 accounts and are selling them online Banana Pis $31 BPI-WiFi 6 router runs a fork of OpenWrt Google TV needs to get better, and it needs to do it now Google Contacts clea


Episode 668 – A Triumphant Return

March 08, 2024

2024.3: Drag n Drop it like its hot! Linux market share passes 4% for first time; macOS dominance declines How caregivers are using smart tech to help aging parents Migrate email data from one G


Episode 667 – Knob Ties

February 28, 2024

Google Maps is finally making glanceable directions widely available 6 Android experiences to see at MWC Barcelona 9 new Android features to help you stay productive Chromecast with Google TV update


Episode 666 – Aparthothel

February 21, 2024

Disney Blu-Rays and DVDs Arent Dead: Sony Will Take Over Production Tubi, Pluto TV, & The Roku Channel Are Some of The Most Watched Streaming Services In January 2024 As Free Streaming Grows Androi


Episode 665 – Yesterday was Wednesday

February 16, 2024

A Googler just spilled the beans on Android 15s release date Prime Video cuts Dolby Vision, Atmos support from ad tierand didnt tell subs I was wrong to ignore Zigbee and Z-Wave. Theyre the best


Episode 664 – Mixed Feelings

February 08, 2024

Microsoft Edge for Android is getting support for extensions Google preferences redesign in Android Settings rolling out [U] Google Search cached link is officially dead YouTube Premium announce


Episode 663 – Skepticism

February 01, 2024

Google partners on passkey upgrades, dropping Pixel exclusivity in the future Google Chrome is making it easier to unsubscribe from website notifications on Android Fossil Wear OS watches are dead, an


Episode 662 – Notification Fatigue

January 25, 2024

Haier Europe Eases Off On Legal Threat And Seeks Dialogue Zigbee Home is an ESPHome-like firmware project for Zigbee devices Inventor of NTP protocol that keeps time on billions of devices dies at age


Episode 661 – The TechnoBuffet Seal of Approval

January 19, 2024

Chrome for Android will soon accept one-time permissions on websites Google Chrome is getting a new Incognito mode disclaimer amid lawsuit settlement Google Maps for Android now supports Bluetooth b


Episode 660 – The One Body Part Problem

January 11, 2024

Tracy Torm, Sliders Co-Creator and Star Trek: The Next Generation Writer, Dies at 64 Whats new with Android for cars at CES What we announced at CES 2024 Google Announces Chromecast Fast Pair


Episode 659 – Going Strong Till 2050

January 04, 2024

More People Are Cancelling Their Subscriptions to Streaming Services Like Disney+, Max, and Paramount+ Wi-Fi 7 ( 802.11be): The new wireless network standard explained Survey Finds 30% of Cable TV S


Episode 658 – Plans for 2024

December 28, 2023

Stories Amazon Prime Video starts showing ads in January unless you pay $2.99/month extra Google Pixel 2023 Year in Review: Fixing old mistakes & dealing with growing pains The 5 Android apps I wish I


Episode 657 – Guru Under Wraps

December 21, 2023

Heres how Android app sideloading & third-party billing will change following settlement On this day in 1994, Netscape Navigator 1.0 started the web we know today Gmail adds more prominent Unsubsc


Episode 656 – Guru Gets Dark

December 07, 2023

Nestbox hands-on: Run real Linux virtual machines on your Google Pixel phone Files by Google is getting Drives new document scanner Discord launches redesigned app on Android and iOS Gmail spam det


Episode 655 – The Captain Restarts Gadget Wisdom

November 30, 2023

Black Friday and Cyber Monday IKEAs new lineup of smart home sensors work with Google Home, and theyre cheap Google Chrome and Calendar are about to drop support for older Android devices Google D


Episode 654 – Thanksgiving Eve

November 23, 2023

YouTube says its not slowing down Firefox just ad blockers Google Chrome will limit ad blockers starting June 2024 Infocoms ingenious code-porting tools for Zork and other games have been found


Episode 653 – A Short Trek

November 16, 2023

Amazon has already replaced Android on the Echo Show ahead of Fire TV Google Messages rolling out Profile discovery to set Account-level name, avatar WhatsApp backups on Android will soon count to


Episode 652 – Adding On to Firefox

November 09, 2023

Firefox will support at least 200 new extensions on Android this December Removal of MyQ integration How to track your steps with your Android phone Mint, One of the First Budgeting Apps, Is Shutting


Episode 651 – Bitwarden or Something Else?

November 03, 2023

Google Removes Chromecast With Google TV From Amazon, Raising Questions About a Possible New Chromecast | Cord Cutters News How to replace your Gmail password with a passkey Samsung ships Android 14


Episode 650 – 2013 Jere and an Ocean Catch

October 27, 2023

Androids built-in smart home controls now work with Home Assistant Google Wallet rolls out shareable boarding and event passes Google is finally addressing the spike in emergency calls due to Andro


Episode 649 – Frigate and the Laundry Guy

October 19, 2023

Google Clock Grabs Two Sweet New Features With Weather, Alarm Syncing Google maybe readying ChromeOS Flex for unsupported Chromebooks Ecobees new doorbell streams a camera feed to your thermostat 3


Episode 648 – Not Just 14

October 13, 2023

You Can Now Add Your Smart Speaker to Multiple Groups, Legally Google will now make passkeys the default for personal accounts How a 25-year-old first-time Firefox coder fixed a 22-year-old bug Pass


Episode 647 – Vacation Guru

October 05, 2023

Google Chromebook Plus: What you need to know Google introduces Chromebook Plus branding for ChromeOS laptops with premium specs and features 40 years ago, Microsoft released the first version of Word


Episode 646 – Jere Buys Some Atoms

September 28, 2023

Google Podcasts will die in 2024 Google is removing basic HTML view from Gmail in 2024 Google Meet and the rest of G Workspace are working better than ever on Firefox Gmail for Android adds Select


Episode 645 – Now Raffling Off Hotel Shampoo

September 21, 2023

Bard AI Gets Integrated Into Google Apps for Better or Worse Nest devices can now only join one speaker group at a time Watch Unlock for Wear OS may finally arrive soon as an easy way to unlock your


Episode 644 – Guru Just Doesn’t Get It

September 14, 2023

Google Messages could soon get true multi-device support PowerPoint co-creator Dennis Austin is dead at 76 Amazons in-garage delivery may soon cost extra for non-Amazon Day deliveries Chrome gets a f


Episode 643 – Guru has the Power

September 07, 2023

Home Assistant 2023.9 Heres the Sweet New Android Logo and Robot 5+ Sweet New Features Arrive in September Android Feature Drop Google gives the Android brand some TLC with a visual makeover and upda


Episode 642 – Jere, I Can Hear You

August 31, 2023

Google Home automation just got more powerful The EUs Digital Services Act is now in effect: heres what that means Cherry is overhauling its classic mechanical keyboard switches Fi Wireless opts c


Episode 641 – Electrician Wanted

August 24, 2023

Latest Android Runtime (ART) update led to apps starting 30% faster This is how Androids eSIM transfer feature will work Google wants to reduce hearing loss with Android 14s latest safety feature


Episode 640- Four Way Switches Are Hard

August 17, 2023

The Biden administration urges the Supreme Court to take up content moderation cases Google Photos Gets 5 Sweet New Memories Features ISPs complain that listing every fee is too hard, urge FCC to scra


Episode 639 – Summary Judgments

August 10, 2023

Protect your business with Zero Trust security on Android Googles $5 billion lawsuit over Chrome incognito mode tracking complaints inches toward trial [U] Rest in peace Bram Moolenaar, author of V


Episode 638 – Turn Off Fred

August 03, 2023

Wear OS is getting an official Audible app Ubuntu Touch 20.04 OTA-2 brings support for more smartphones Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to build a new agency to police Big Tech New At a Glance widget will


Episode 637 – Outlet Orientation Debate

July 27, 2023

Google is ending support for Android 4.4 KitKat RIP, Bird: Twitter is Now X Jury orders Google to pay $339M for patent-infringing Chromecast Samsung Galaxy devices can now screen mirror to Chromeca


Episode 636 – Humidity, Light, and Air

July 20, 2023

Bay Area Drivers Automatic Tickets The past, present and future of authentication Android Auto update leaves Google Maps running when you get out of the car Reddit nukes everyones pre-2023 chats


Episode 635 – Just a Chat

July 14, 2023

Jere and Guru chat about whatever is on their mind.


Episode 634 – Short Notes

July 06, 2023

Google could turn to crowdsourcing for more precise weather data An interesting look back at why Google Reader was killed 10 years ago TicWatch Pro 3 and TicWatch E3 owners can now apply to test Wea


Episode 633 – 21 Days in 45 Minutes

June 29, 2023

Stitcher podcast app is shutting down in August after 15 years Google Wallet adding QR code card payments for NFC-less phones Android is changing its brand identity once again Android could soon let


Episode 632 – Jere Goes Greek

June 08, 2023

Android Autos latest string of updates is causing connection problems Google rolls out passkey support for Workspace and Cloud accounts From Google Home to WhatsApp, Wear OS apps have come a long w


Episode 631 – Reverse the Polarity

June 02, 2023

Google officially stops updating 1st-gen Chromecast from 2013 New Google Weather looks to be a standalone app, integrate with Google Clock WhatsApp beta brings screen sharing and updated navigation


Episode 630 – Guru and Jere’s Technology and Diet Soda Review Podcast

May 25, 2023

Montana bans Telegram, WeChat, and Temu from government devices Heres the real reason third-party camera apps are so bad on Android Comment: YouTube Premium needs a more affordable option as ads keep


Episode 629 – Looking for New Caffeine

May 19, 2023

Nova Launcher devs embrace community with first State of Nova virtual event Google will soon let Pixel phones double as dashcams Google Pixel owners are seemingly more likely to switch brands, and i


Episode 628 – AI AI Oh

May 12, 2023

I/O 2023 Whats new with Android for Cars: I/O 2023 I/O 2023: Whats new in Google Play Whats new in Android Health Googles new Immersive View for routes basically turns Maps into a video game N


Episode 627 – Esto perpetua

May 03, 2023

Home Assistant 2023.5 Google Chrome to retire the lock icon for HTTPS sites, introduce new icon for tuning site settings Google TV update rolling out with performance boost, frees up storage with ap


Episode 626 – No Kazooing Here

April 27, 2023

Google Authenticator finally, mercifully adds account syncing for two-factor codes Google brings Matter support to its Nest Thermostat Proton Pass is the newest password manager on the block, from t


Episode 625 – Calm Before the Storm

April 21, 2023

Google ends updates and effectively kills 3rd-party Assistant Smart Displays Google Home app improves support for curtains, heaters, appliances, more A look at how were building more sustainable ha


Episode 623 – Kazooing in SIlence

March 24, 2023

Google Contacts will soon offer to notify you when its someones birthday Google could bring its Photos Unblur AI magic to videos Belkin is giving up on smart home standard Matter Android TV rolls ou