Friday, January 18, 2013

The Android Realm Podcast Episode 117 Tips And Tricks

Headlines
  1. Google Chrome gets 3D implementation add-on

Apps
  1. Flipboard updated to support Daydreams in Android 4.2
  2. Tapatalk HD released out of beta - $0.99 limited time offer
  3. Carbon Beta by Clockworkmod released for app and data backup
  4. Zavers by Google - new coupon app delivered to smartphones
  5. Google Now updated to automatically create boarding passes for select airlines
  6. Simple released for Android [budgeting app]
  7. Mediafire released - comes with 50gb of cloud storage
  8. Official PBA App released - free
  9. Temple Run 2 coming next week
  10. Xbmc gets newer releases for better performance

Devices
  1. Kite Tablet by DaVinci Mobile - 10.1” screen, quad core processor, 2gb RAM, 32gb storage, 2mp rear camera, VGA front camera, dual boots Android 4 & Ubuntu 12.04
  2. Sprint Galaxy Nexus gets Android 4.2.1 update

Kindle Fire Pit
  1. Amazon Instant Video released for original Wii

App Review - AntennaPod
  1. Free podcast client
  2. Currently in beta
  3. Similar layout to Google Listen but with Android 4.0+ layout and color
  4. Skip forward & backwards by 30 seconds
  5. Does not auto-download but option to stream or download available
  6. 2 tabs - one with show logo & second with show notes/episode guide
  7. Screenshots
  8. Market Link - Free

Quick Tip - Set Image as Wallpaper
  1. Facebook
    1. Open image (in full screen viewing mode)
    2. Hit menu button and click ‘Set As’
    3. Select ‘Wallpaper’
    4. Select viewing area to be used for wallpaper
    5. Hit ok
  2. Google+
    1. View image (in full screen viewing mode)
    2. Hit menu button and download image
    3. Go to gallery (or file manager) and open image
    4. Set image as wallpaper
  3. Twitter
    1. Assumes image is saved through Twitter’s native image sharing service
    2. View image and hit menu button
    3. Save image
    4. Open image through gallery (or file manager) and set as wallpaper

Competitor Circle
  1. Blackberry
    1. Viber 2.3 released with new UI, updated version with VOIP coming in March/April
  2. iOS
    1. [Rumor] Apple iPhone 5 component orders cut
    2. Facebook allows calling on iOS in the U.S.
    3. Temple Run 2 released for iOS
    4. Amazon MP3 updated for easier mobile purchasing
  3. webOS
  4. Windows Phone
    1. Priceline.com app released
    2. Nokia Pulse updated to support Windows Phone 7 & 8 [location sharing app]
    3. LastPass updated for Windows Phone 8
    4. Note+ updated to fix voice recording bug
    5. TVShow updated for Windows Phone 8 with bug fixes and better lockscreen support
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