Next week we will be treated to another Apple announcement. We assume it is new iPads. Chaim thought we will spend the show discussing the minutia details of the ipad, but it turned into Chaim being told that nobody cares.
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/
Justin has a problem. He is “Android curious”. He is intrigued by all the interesting features Android has to offer, but loves the stability and quality of his iPhone. Sure, he jailbreaks, but still longs for more customization. It doesn’t help that he is entrenched in the Google ecosystem. Can Harry convince him to stay, or will Chaim, the once-and-former iPhone user convince him it’s time to make the leap?
“Why I switched from iPhone to Android” | Macworld
“An iPhone fan’s month with Windows Phone: Week one” | Macworld
“2012, The Year I Basically Stopped Using Apple’s iOS Apps” | AllThingsD
“New Google Voice Search, Siri are closely matched (hands-on)” | CNet
“An iPad Lover’s Take On The Nexus 7” | TechCrunch
“Steve Wozniak Says Apple is Falling Behind, Thanks to Android” | Android Headlines
“Project Amy merges Apple’s Messages app with App.net” | Ars Technica
Have you guys heard about these “tablet” things that are all the rage, because we’ve certainly never discussed them before. Listen as we wax poetic on the new Microsoft Surface Pro, how it stacks up against Apple’s new 128 GB iPad, and answer the question: Does anyone really need that much space?
Yes. Finally, we remember Dell still exists for all of five seconds before moving onto something more interesting.
“Nexus 4, Nexus 7 32GB HSPA+, and Nexus 10 All Land On Google Play” | Droid Life
“Google Boasts 700K Apps In Google Play, Nearly Matching Apple’s iTunes Offering” | Droid Life
“Slow lane: why Google’s new Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE” | The Verge
“iPhone 4S review” | The Verge
“Microsoft Surface: It just works… or not” | The Loop
Webcast: Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface Launch Events | Microsoft
The Microtropolis | Microsoft
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
#47: Chaim at Google I/O
“On Google’s I/O 2012 Keynote” | Curious Rat
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.
10 Coolest Android Ice Cream Sandwich Features | PCMag.com
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy | Amazon