What’s in The News – inThirty 119

Chaim decided for this week, he would do something different. He chose 7 random news stories, and for once he cared about their opinion. To get the female perspective we invited Kelly Guimont to join us.

Here are the stories:
Winamp shuts down after 15 years | http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/20/after-over-15-years-of-service-winamp-will-cease-to-be-available-for-download-starting-december-20th/

Galaxy Note 3 Owners get $50 in Google Play Credit | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/got-a-galaxy-note-3-get-your-50-to-google-play/

Google Wallet Launches NFC card | http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/11/physical-google-wallet-card-launches-drain-your-balance-without-nfc/

Bitcoin users getting rewards for using BitCoin | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/can-bitcoin-catch-on-with-consumers-gift-card-site-says-3-reward-will-help/

Nexus 5 wireless charger for sale | http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/19/5123470/nexus-5-wireless-charger-now-on-sale

Instagram coming to Windows Phone | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/instagram-is-coming-to-windows-phone-today-sort-of/

Remotte is a remote control for Google Glass | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/remotte-wants-to-help-you-control-google-glass-and-other-connected-devices-too/

inThirty 84 – A Hodgepodge of Announcments

Did you ever just wing your presentation?  Did you ever just say, “Screw it, we’ll do it live!”  We start off talking about the Samsung S4 launch, then we talk some more Google with Keep.  We finally cap it off with a rapid fire headlines.

Show Notes

Google Keep” | Droid Life
Google Now (not) on iOS” | The Verge
I Survived the Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch” | Curious Rat
Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch video” (about 1:10 in)

The Down Low on Google I/O

All rested up and jetlag free, Chaim shows us the swag he managed pilfer from I/O. Episode 48 of inThirty (that’s right, you can now listen to a full 24 hours of our yammering) makes Chaim out to be like a kid on Christmas morning as he gives his thoughts on the Nexus 7 and whether it’s cool even for those of us to have to actually buy one, the Nexus Q and its curious spherical shape, the best way to sell a Galaxy Nexus on Craigslist, and the best way to earn Google merit badges at a developer conference.

Also, Chaim promises that if enough listeners review and subscribe, he will auction off one of his Android jelly bean containers.

Episode 48 Hangout: http://youtu.be/eikIhFX1a6k

Related Episodes
#47: Chaim at Google I/O

Show Links
On Google’s I/O 2012 Keynote” | Curious Rat

Is Ice Cream Sandwich Delicious?

After two episodes that revolved around the iPhone last week it’s certainly nice to spend some time talking about delectable frozen treats…wait, is that Chaim saying that Android releases are named by desserts in ascending alphabetical order?

This week we discuss the new features Android has to offer and trends in mobile operating system development. Chaim feels pushed towards a hardware upgrade, but will he drop his current Droid for a Galaxy far, far away?  Do you think he’ll ever get face recognition unlocking to work? What do desserts have to do with robots and galaxies? Listen to find out.

Show Notes

10 Coolest Android Ice Cream Sandwich Features | PCMag.com

A Quick Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Feature Rundown | TechCrunch

Android Ice Cream Sandwich versus iOS 5: Killer features | CNet

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy | Amazon

How does the iPhone 4S camera stack-up against other cameras? | Campl.us

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Official Presentation and Demo | YouTube