Sunday, April 28, 2013

131 That's Phat Lewt Yo

  • Google Earth (desktop) gets gesture based navigation
  • CyanogenMod adding voice activated picture taking to their ROM
  • Provo approved for Google Fiber - (a) city must pay $1.7m for engineering and equipment costs, (b) residents get 5mb connection for 7 years, (c) Google must upgrade network to connect homes, (e) $3.3m paid over 12 years by residents for actual network building costs
  • Google Drive gets (more) Google+ Profile integration - profile picture shows up for people in collaborative files...random animals for “guest” viewers
  • Google banning app updates outside of Google Play
  • [Correction] GoComics released 4/19...iOS version released 4/17, Windows Phone 4/18
  • Swype by Nuance released for $0.99
  • BBC iPlayer released (Kindle Fire version coming soon)
  • Iron Man 3 released
  • Google Drive to get true Offline Mode (Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides, Drawings)
  • Early version of NY Times app released for Google Glass
  • AirDroid 2 released - don’t have to be on the same network, more device navigation, and more device interaction
  • Motorola Droid Razr M gets Android 4.1.2 update
  • HTC being sued by Nokia in the Netherlands over using same mic in HTC One as Nokia Lumia line
  • Samsung Galaxy S IV coming to AT&T on April 27
  • Sony Xperia Z line official AOSP builds released
Kindle Fire Pit
  • Kindle App for Android gets carousel view and update library to match Kindle Fire look
App Review - Urban Dictionary
Competitor Circle
  • iOS
    • Google Fiber app released for iPad
    • Facebook Pages updated [said to look like Google Now]
    • Tumblr updated with social sharing (i.e. Facebook & Twitter)
    • Draw Something 2 released
  • Windows Phone
    • Waze coming in June
    • Official Tumblr app released
    • Official Fidelity Investment App released