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JHThis episode of All About Android is brought to you by iFixit (I-Fix-It). You can fix it--and iFixit makes it easy, with step-by-step repair guides, high quality replacement parts, and all the tools you’ll need. For $10 off your purchase of $50 or more, go to ifixit.com/twit and enter the code AAA at checkout.

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JHWelcome to All About Android, Episode 129, recorded on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Your weekly source for the latest news, hardware and apps for the Android faithful.

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I'm Jason Howell --- I'm Ron RichardsTimes for segments

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Intro0:05:00

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This week, we'll be discussing benchmarks, new Kindle Fires, a bunch of apps, and other stuff.News0:05:00

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Ready NewsHardware0:05:00

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5:29News (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:05:00Apps0:05:00

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JHNote 3’s benchmarking “adjustments” inflate scores by up to 20% [1]http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/galaxy-note-3s-benchmarking-adjustments-inflate-scores-by-up-to-20/

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Related: Samsung Busted Boosting International Galaxy S4 Benchmarkshttp://allthingsd.com/20130730/samsung-busted-boosting-international-galaxy-s4-benchmarks/?mod=tweet

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RRGoogle Japan launches Android vending machines in Tokyohttp://www.androidguys.com/2013/09/30/google-japan-launches-android-vending-machines-tokyo

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5:34Glass0:05:00

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JHThe Upcoming Glass Development Kit Launch Will Finally Allow Google Glass To Live Up To Its Potential [2]http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/29/the-upcoming-glass-development-kit-launch-will-finally-allow-google-glass-to-live-up-to-its-potential/

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Google Glass is going on a cross-country tour; first stop: Durham, NChttp://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/google-glass-is-going-on-a-cross-country-tour-first-stop-durham-nc/

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iFixit is an amazing resource. It’s probably best known for its teardowns of devices, but it’s also an online community, with over 10,000 repair guides for everything from your smartphone, computer, tablet, and game console to your home appliances and even your bike.
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It’s like having a free online repair manual for everything. If you’ve shattered your Galaxy screen, need to repair your laptop, or swap the battery on your Nexus 7, iFixit has got you covered. They can even hook you up with the parts you’ll need to do it, and everything they sell is tested and guaranteed. iFixit also makes the most trusted repair tools for consumer electronics, including the Pro Tech Toolkit.http://www.ifixit.com/Wiki/Media_Pro_Tech_Toolkit

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Talking Points (Pro Tech Toolkit ← link):
Host Note: Open toolkit to show off a few tools. Link above has info on what’s what.
70 tools to assist you with any mod, malfunction, or misfortune that comes your way.
The toolkit is the gold standard for electronics work, from garage hackers to the CIA and FBI--but more importantly their unique tools are used in service departments everywhere.
Includes iFixit’s 54 Bit Driver Kit, with 54 standard, specialty, and security bits.
Phillips bits (small and large electronics)
Pentalobe bits (iPhones and Mac laptops)
Torx and Torx Security bits (Game consoles and controllers)

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Tri-Wing bit (Video game cartridges)
Triangle bit (McDonald’s toys--this kit has a bit for everything!)
Swivel-top precision driver
Flex extension for hard to reach screws (Stereo equipment, PC towers)
ESD-safe precision tweezers for delicate manipulation (Watches, clocks)
Anti-static wrist strap keeps your devices safe from accidental static discharge (Arduino projects, all electronics repair)
Nylon spudger, metal spudgers, and plastic opening tools for prying, scraping (Tablet repair, cleaning heatsync mounts)
Lightweight, compact, durable tool roll make it the on-the-go choice for repair professionals and amateurs alike.
Only $64.95 and backed by a one-year warranty.
Hobbyists and home DIY fixers also use the Pro Tech Toolkit for doorknobs, eyeglasses, cabinet doors, sink fixtures, and more. If you are looking for a great addition to an artists or hobbyist's tool chest, look no further.
Best of all--there are thousands of free iFixit guides to help you put your tools to use!

Repair is noble! E-waste is a huge problem! Why pay somebody else an arm and a leg to fix it, when you can do it yourself? Be a part of the solution and repair your own electronics.

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Call to Action (Verbatim):
With iFixit, you can fix it yourself. Visit ifixit.com/twit for free step-by-step guides. iFixit also sells every part and tool you’ll need. Plus, if you enter the code AAA at checkout, you’ll save $10 off any purchase of $50 or more. That’s ifixit.com/twit

We thank iFixit for their support of All About Android.
TD Note: Suggested link for screenshots or visual interactions:
Replacing the Samsung Galaxy S4 Display Assembly
Nexus 7 2nd Generation Teardown

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5:44Hardware (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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RRAmazon Announces The Kindle HDX 7- And 8.9-Inch Tablets With High-Res Screens, 2GHz Processors [3]http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/24/amazon-announces-the-kindle-hdx-7-and-8-9-inch-tablets-with-high-res-screens-2ghz-processors/

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JHThis could be the clearest image yet of the Nexus 5 [4]http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/30/4788774/this-could-be-the-clearest-image-yet-of-the-nexus-5

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Nexus 5 log tips wireless charging, Miracast, themeshttp://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57605289-1/nexus-5-log-tips-wireless-charging-miracast-themes/

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Leaked Nexus 5 log details specs and subtle ui changeshttp://androidandme.com/2013/09/devices/leaked-nexus-5-log-details-specs-and-subtle-ui-changes/

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G2 Review!

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5:54Email0:05:00

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JHSo what is going on with Chromcast? Pocket Casts states they are ready but GOOGLE is not approving it. Plex is still not available. I see no support approved for it other than the initial apps that shipped with it. What is going on? Did I waste money on another failed streaming product from Google??

Andrew Stone

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Chromecast, Two Months Later: Where Are All The Apps? [5]http://readwrite.com/2013/10/01/chromecast-2-months-later-where-are-all-the-apps

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What is Ting?
Ting is no BS mobile service.
Ting is an MVNO (reseller) of the nationwide Sprint network.
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How is Ting different?
No contracts or ETFs: Truly and completely contract-free; no early termination fees or other BS.
NEW-ETF Relief Program: If you’re paying an ETF to come to Ting, they’ve got your back. Ting will give you credit for 25% of your ETF up to $75 per device. Simply purchase your device thru Ting, port your number, then submit your final bill with your ETF detailed from your previous carrier. Go to ting.com/etf for more information.
No bundling or ride-along services: Choose from XS through XXL service levels for voice minutes, text messages and megabytes of data, all billed separately.
No overage charges or penalties: If you use more than you thought you would, just pay for what you used..
No add-on charges: Voicemail, caller ID, tethering, hotspot, three-way calling, call forwarding and other features are all part of service; no add-on charges.

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No mysterious line items on your bill: Ting charges for what you used plus whatever taxes they’re legally required to collect. No hidden charges, recovery fees or other BS.
Unlimited devices on one plan: Have as many devices as you want on one plan sharing pooled minutes, messages and megabytes. Each device on a plan costs a flat $6 per month.
A powerful online account control panel: Take control of your account, your usage and bills in the powerful online control panel.
No-hold customer support: Call us at 1-855-TING-FTW anytime between 8am and 8pm EST and a real person will pick up the phone.
Excellent online support: http://help.ting.com has active customer forums, a simple and powerful help ticketing system, video tutorials, video start up guides and much more.

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How Ting works:
First you purchase your mobile device from Ting which you will receive in 2-5 business days. Then you activate your device with Ting and have the option to select a new phone number or port an existing one. Ting will break your rates out by minutes, text messages and megabytes and bill you at the end of the month for what you’ve used.

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Call to Action/Offer:
Visit Ting today at allaboutandroid.ting.com
- Save money and better manage your mobile phone usage with Ting.
- Check out their savings calculator and see how much you or your company can save!
- All About Android viewers also save $25 on your first Ting device when you sign up.
So visit allaboutandroid.ting.com and start saving today!

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CJQuick review of the LG G2

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Ready Apps

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6:04MEGA GOOGLE APP REVISION WEEK!!!!LinksVIDEO0:15:00

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RRGmail Update 4.6 Coming Today, Brings New Cards UI To Conversations [6]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09/25/gmail-update-coming-today-brings-new-cards-ui-to-conversations/

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[APK Teardown / What's Really New] Gmail 4.6: Ads Are Coming To Gmail For Android, Unsent Messages Warning, And Morehttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09/28/apk-teardown-whats-really-new-gmail-4-6-ads-are-coming-to-gmail-for-android-unsent-messages-warning-and-more/

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JHHangouts 1.2 Update Rolling Out, Brings Availability Statuses, A Better Organized Contact List, And More [7]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09/25/hangouts-1-2-update-rolling-out-brings-availability-statuses-a-better-organized-contact-list-and-more/

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[APK Teardown] Code Within Hangouts 1.2 Indicates Rich Statuses, Including Activities And Moods, Are Cominghttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09/30/apk-teardown-code-within-hangouts-1-2-indicates-rich-statuses-including-activities-and-moods-are-coming/

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RRGoogle Search Updated To 2.8.7 With Automatic Language Pack Updates, Wider TV Program Recognition, Tablet UI Tweak [APK Download] [8]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09/25/google-search-updated-to-2-8-7-with-automatic-language-pack-updates-wider-tv-program-recognition-tablet-ui-tweak-download/

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Google unveils search updates for mobile, new Page Rank algorithm, and Knowledge Graph comparisonshttp://thenextweb.com/google/2013/09/26/google-unveils-search-updates-for-mobile-new-page-rank-algorithm-and-knowledge-graph-comparisons/

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Surprise! Google Search Update 2.8.7 Changes Hotword To 'Ok Google' And Enables Hotword From Search Results, After Language Pack Updatehttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09/27/surprise-google-search-update-2-8-7-changes-hotword-to-ok-google-and-enables-hotword-from-search-results-after-language-pack-update/

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JHYouTube Updated To Version 5.1.10 With New Video Notifications, Better Contextual Menus, More [APK Download] [9]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09/25/youtube-updated-to-version-5-1-1-with-new-video-notifications-better-contextual-menus-apk-download/

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Google Voice adds support for SMS short codeshttp://www.androidcentral.com/google-voice-adds-support-sms-short-codes

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RRSearch by image and new Chrome for Android gestures [10]http://chrome.blogspot.com/2013/10/search-by-image-and-new-chrome-for.html

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6:19Email0:05:00

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RRYou rave all the time about Google Play and while
it seems great, those of us in countries like Canada can’t get it. I use
Songza but it not the same because you can’t control the music. I also
have a 14 year old who is frustrated because she has a hard time buying
music on Android. She is pushing for an iPhone just so she can get the
music. Do you have any alternatives that you can suggest to play so my
daughter does not go over to the dark side? 

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Derrick
Rdio, Spotify.

VPN into the US and sign up that way (Google "VPN Google Play Canada")

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Ready Arena

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6:24Android Arena!Play Store LinkVIDEO0:20:00

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Last Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/128

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This week's face-off: TKTKTKTKTK

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Ron - Frozen LED (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sakisds.frozenledhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sakisds.frozenled

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Shannon - TextSecure (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thoughtcrime.securesmshttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thoughtcrime.securesms

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Jason - Smash the Office (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tuokio.smashtheofficehttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tuokio.smashtheoffice

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This Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/129

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ANNOUNCE NEXT WEEK: Jon Fingas of Engadget

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6:44Signoff

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Jason - plug

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JHThat's it for this week!

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[1] Ars Technica's Ron Amadeo made an interesting discovery when reviewing the new Samsung Note 3: That there is some special sauce on the device that is actively gaming benchmark tests. He explains that in normal app usage, the phone shuts off inactive cores and throttles the speed of the device down to conserve power. But when a large number of Benchmarking apps are launched, it recognizes this and activates all cores at top speed. This recognition happened by way of the decice recognizing the package names of popular benchmarking apps. So, Ron renamed the Geekbench benchmarking app to Stealthbench and sure enough, the phone ran the app in normal mode, giving Ron a true look at the untainted benchmarked specs. After running comparisons, the Note 3 was goosing the numbers by 20 percent or so. Strangely, the untainted numbers still have the Note 3 coming out ahead of what is likely the closest competitor at the moment, the LG G2. It's also possible, Ron says, that the Note 10 tablet has similar voodoo happening under the hood as well. Does this matter yet? Should benchmarks measure normal performance or peak performance?
[2] Glass update! First, third party apps by be coming to the next Glass update, XE10. Sources are confirming to Geek.com that devs will have access to the GDK (Glass Dev Kit), which means they can make apps that do more than just push and retrieve images, audio and video using the Mirror API. The GDK means devs will finally have access to the motion tracking sensors and create customized voice commands for launching their app from the main menu. As well, expect a timed announcement from Google revealing the devs they've already been working with and what they might have to offer. Sometime in October! Second, if you have yet to use Glass for yourself and want to check it out, hit up the cross-country tour! Try on Glass, chat with the Glass team and indulge yourself with Google's food and drink. First stop is Durham on Oct 5.
[3] Two new HDX models of Kindle Fire (7 and 8.9") 2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU New reading mode that extends battery when reading New updated OS called "Fire OS" with better enterprise features for secure browsing and email Mayday, a 24/7 customer support picture-in-picture solution (you can mute them and block the from seeing your screen if you choose) Free. 7": 16GB $229 Wifi, or $329 with LTE 8.9": $379 wifi, or $479 with LTE
[4] We needed more hardware, and leaks surrounding the upcoming next Nexus didn't let us down: New pictures, and a log that supposedly details the specs and offerings: Likely has wireless charging, Miracast support, more hints at the ability to theme the OS/notification bar (possibly a color scheme picker for the oS in KitKat), and the previously leaked specs (a 5-inch, 442 ppi full HD display; 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU; 2GB RAM; 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front; a full host of sensors; and LTE radio and NFC capability.) The date of October 14 as the reveal has been floating around as well. What on Earth will we obsess about once THAT happens?
[5] ReadWriteWeb asked the same question. Google says that the software developer kit isn't ready yet for mass adoption, and that's about all we get from Google. Google has a history or releasing a product or service with MUCH fanfare, and then taking forever to to take it to the finish line. Gmail being the most obvious example. It also dropped the ball in a number of ways in capturing the Living Room with Google TV. So they want to get it right. But if they wait too long, they lose that momentum.
[6] Gmail app updates: Improved conversation view Better multi-select Cleaner design with Cards! Code reveals: A few very minor things BUT….. ADS (though we don't know exactly how it will be implemented)
[7] Hangouts updates: See who's online FINALLY Contacts organized by People you Hangout with, Suggested People, and Other Contacts. Long press contacts in the New Hangout screen to hide them. Invites are now above your conversations so they're easier to find. Pinch-to-zoom photos! Code reveals: Rich status coming back! (ie. "Ron is ignoring you right now" or "Jason is about to throw his phone out the window") Might update based on activity (ie Biking, driving, etc) Set your mood
[8] Google Search app updates: Synced Google Now actions (for example, set a reminder on one device, get that reminder on another.) Auto-update language packs Hotword switching to "OK Google" from "Google" and it also works from results and not just the search screen
[9] Very minor update to YouTube, hardly worth mentioning but it hit on the big rollout day so, there you go. And finally, GOOGLE VOICE WOOOOOOOH!!!!!! Oh, support for SMS short codes, so you can finally use your Google Voice number to do things like online banking verification, SMS alerts, and American Idol voting.
[10] Chrome app update: Search by image New gestures for navigating tabs and menus • Swipe horizontally across the top toolbar to quickly switch tabs. • Drag vertically down from the toolbar to enter into the tab switcher view.  • Drag down from the menu to open the menu and select the item you want without having to lift your finger.