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All stories subject to change before showtimeGUEST: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ
LOWER THIRD URL: TheTechStop.net
QR code link:http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=

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JHThis episode of All About Android is brought to you by Ford. Ford invites us tech geeks to join the conversation, submit ideas, and grab a “Tech Geek” badge at Social.Ford.com.

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EWelcome to All About Android, Episode 72, recorded on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. We are your weekly source for the latest news, hardware and apps for the Android faithful.

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

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Introduce Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJIntro0:05:00

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This week, we'll be discussing Motorola's plans to slim down, the death of Flash on Android, side effects of DRM, and three free apps in the Arena.Ready NewsNews0:05:00

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5:35News (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00Apps0:05:00

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JHApple rests patent case as judge tosses three Samsung phones from trialhttp://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/apple-rests-patent-case-as-judge-tosses-three-samsung-phones-from-trial/AD0:05:00

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Let's check in on the patent case of the (yawn) century! Samsung vs Apple. I'll admit, I'm exhausted trying to follow what's worth discussing and what's just a part of a trial that is FULL of minutia. So here's just a few bits:

Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the International Galaxy S Galaxy S II, and Galaxy Ace were no longer part of the trial. And later, Samsung tried to get the case tossed claiming that Apple wasn't doing a good job presenting their case. Not surprisingly, Judge Lucy Koh denied that request. Oh and if you are keeping score, that leaves 17 Samsung devices still involved in the case.

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Samsung's defense against Apple patents begins with DiamondTouch table, LiveTile UI prior arthttp://www.engadget.com/2012/08/13/samsungs-defense-against-apple-patents-begins-with-diamondtouch/

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Now, Apple has wrapped up the defense of their claims, and starting today, Samsung begins their own lengthy presentation of their counterclaims. They've tried to call Apple's patents into doubt by showcasing what they believe to be prior art in Pocket PC's LaunchTile and DiamondTuch, a multitouch "tablecloth" (but not really) that exhibited bounceback images back in 2003.

The trial is set to conclude with the closing arguments scheduled for next Tuesday.

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RRGartner: Global Mobile Sales Down 2%, Smartphones Surge 43%, Apple Stalls As Fans Hold Out For New iPhonehttp://techcrunch.com/2012/08/14/gartner-global-mobile-sales-down-2-smartphones-surge-43-apple-stalls-as-fans-hold-out-for-new-iphone/

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Gartner released its report on mobile sales in Q2 2012 and its looking pretty good for Android with 64% of the market, followed by iOS with a distant 18% market share. Samsung is a big reason for this, as the company led the Vendor list with almost 27% market share thanks in no small part to its successful Galaxy S III launch, and surpassing Nokia with 20% and iOS with 7%.Total Q2 market 99 million

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RBMotorola will reportedly shed 4,000 jobs and focus on fewer smartphoneshttp://androinica.com/2012/08/motorola-will-reportedly-shed-4000-jobs-and-focus-on-fewer-smartphones/

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Motorola appeared on the Gartner study with around 2.2% market share compared to other vendors. And Motorola now has a plan to focus their efforts, as they announced yesterday, under the thumb of Google, that they will cut 4000 jobs and turn their focus away from producing feature phones, and more towards producing a few key "hero" smartphones.- 30% of the 4k jobs lost are in US. company will consolidate or close in "unprofitable markets"

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This episode of [show] is brought to you by Ford.
Leo and Iyaz recently spoke with one of Ford’s lead technologists, Jim Buczkowski,
about his views on the future of technology in vehicles. Some of the topics they
discussed were:
● The exciting new categories of apps coming to the SYNC platform: location
based services, finding friends, and financial service apps [specific apps or
features were not discussed]
● Lane departure warning and lane centering features using on-board cameras
● Using the cloud to seamlessly connect information and services used in the
home, vehicle and office
http://social.ford.com/Ready Hardware0:05:00

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● “Ford Social” as one of the ways to develop and surface ideas to the engineering
team
Ford Social is the place where people are going to post ideas they have to Ford. The
url is Social.Ford.com. A few ideas I’ve seen there are:
[choose one or two below to discuss, or select a diiferent one from there]
● WiFi music sharing between Fords: http://Social.Ford.com/your-ideas/
technologies/infotainment/wifi-music-sharing-between-fords/
● A Bio-Diesel Hybrid (submitted by a 15-year old): http://Social.Ford.com/yourideas/technologies/green/bio-diesel-hybrid/
● Automatic sun screens: http://Social.Ford.com/your-ideas/technologies/green/
sun-shield/
http://social.ford.com/our-articles/cuvs/edge/tech-pundit-leo-laporte-shares-his-insights-on-sync/

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● A wind turbine under the hood to charge a lithium battery: http://Social.Ford.com/
your-ideas/technologies/green/wind-turbine/
As a tech geek, Ford wants to hear your ideas too, and they invite you to join the
conversation.
● Check out Social.Ford.com to read more about it, submit your ideas to Ford,
and “like” your favorite ideas.
Ford Social - Hosts● And while you are there, be sure to grab your “Tech Geek” badge
● You can also read a blog post Leo submitted about his discussion with Jim
Buczkowski.
● That’s [all at] Social.Ford.com.
[no other url or code]
We thank Ford for their support of [show]"

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5:55Hardware (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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RRMotorola Photon Q 4G LTE up for pre-order, hitting Sprint August 19th for $200http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/13/motorola-photon-q-4g-lte-up-for-pre-order-hitting-sprint-august/

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RBBarnes and Noble Nooks price cuthttp://www.pcworld.com/article/260783/barnes_and_noble_cuts_nook_prices.html

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Nook Color: $150, 8GB Nook Tablet $180, 16GB Nook Tablet $200

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JHPlaystation Mobile Means New Games, Only if Your Device is Playstation Certifiedhttp://www.droid-life.com/2012/08/14/playstation-mobile-means-new-games-only-if-your-device-is-playstation-certified/

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Sony announced their plans for Playstation Mobile at the Gamescom conference this week. First announced at E3 2012, its an initiative that they say will bring bite-sized games for "Playstation Certified Android devices". Those game purchases through their store are then tied to your PS Network ID for cross-device gaming. They also announced ASUS and Wikipad as Playstation Certified vendors.

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6:05Email0:05:00

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JHHi AAA crew,

I've only just caught up watching episode 71 tonight, a week behind, so this may be a little late but hopefully still of interest for you Jason. In the Arena in episode 71 you reviewed the six axis controller app. I too have my six axis controller hooked up to my Samsung Galaxy SII. I use it to play all sorts of games including Real Football 2012, AirAttack HD, Reckless Racing, Pew Pew even Temple Run. The touch emulation mode is very powerful.

Although this app works perfectly I find it difficult to play using the controller since holding the controller leaves no free hands to hold the phone so I'm always balancing it in my lap. Obviously this is a common problem since I have come across this accessory.

Website: http://thegameklip.com/index.html

I hope you find this helpful.

Cheers and Kia Ora from New Zealand.

Stuart Whitfield [1]
http://thegameklip.com/index.htmlReady Apps

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6:10Apps (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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RBTomorrow Adobe will disable new installs of flash on Androidhttp://www.theverge.com/2012/8/14/3241727/flash-for-android-dies

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JHJelly Bean app encryption breaks apps in the Play Store - Google disables DRM for nowhttp://www.androidpolice.com/2012/08/08/jelly-bean-app-encryption-breaks-thousands-of-apps-in-the-play-store-google-disables-drm-for-now/

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Jelly Bean introduces App Encryption to protect paid apps and developers from getting ripped off by piracy. Cue the Sad Trombone as said DRM makes many developer's apps unusable with cacti information critical to their apps disappear form the device once its rebooted. Essentially, paid apps were being installed into an encrypted folder that is wiped with a reboot. You know, to protect the apps.

Google has since disabled the security feature. Yet another case of DRM wreaking havoc on those that abide by the rules.

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RRUpdated Google Translate Android app translates text from images, includes instant results as you typehttp://9to5google.com/2012/08/09/updated-google-translate-android-app-translates-text-from-images-includes-instant-results-as-you-type/#JMTWLLwzx1kp0TkK.99

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Sign to translatehttp://assets.vertstudios.com/blog/images/word-lens/Parking-By-Permit-Only-Sign-K-2341.gif

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6:20Email0:05:00

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RRGreetings AAA Team,

I am a listener of you show since episode one, and I love it.

I am an Android user since about 1.5 years now, and I love my Android experience. But there was always a missing feature that I wanted: get notifications when some applications gets updated, for these reasons:

- There is an app that I want to purchase, but the price is a bit high, I want to wait till the app is on sale (for many reasons, it happens quite frequently on Android Apps) then buy it.

- I liked a game, but I finished all the levels, and the developer promised to add some extra levels. I want to free up some space on my device till the game gets update, then download it when new levels are released.

- With Google Play Auto-update feature enabled, I miss most app updates, the Play Market will update them silently and I discover it was updated days later.

I looked around but found no app/service that can send me notification when an app gets updated, so, being a software developer, I developed this service, and provided it to everybody on the web, and I called it: AppFeed

The website is: http://www.appfeed.net

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Thanks in advance, hope that you like my work, and that you mention it on your show.

Rami Kattan [2]
http://www.appfeed.net

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1. Sign in via Twitter or Google
2. Add the apps to track
3. Follow the feed in your feed reader of choice
4. Get the notifications when apps are updated
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6:25Android Arena!Market LinkVIDEO0:20:00

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Last Week's Pollbit.ly/aaapoll71

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This week's face-off: TKTKTKTKTK

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Ron - Seat Guru (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seatguruhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seatguru

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promoFr. Robert - Click Free Automatic Backup (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clickfreehttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clickfree

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Jason - InstaWifi (FREE) [3]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.jessechen.instawifihttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.jessechen.instawifi

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Interesting Analysis of InstaWifi launch, what works, what doesn'thttp://www.jessechen.net/blog/post-hoc-analysis-of-instawifis-launch/

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This Week's Pollhttp://bit.ly/aaapoll72

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ANNOUNCE NEXT WEEK: TKTKTKTKTKTK

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6:45Signoff

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JHThat's it for this week!

Voicemail at 347-SHOW-AAA
Email AND videomail at AAA@TWIT.TV
Twitter @androidshow
Shownotes at TWIT.TV/AAA
Past episodes on our site, as well as iTunes and YouTube

And you can catch us live every Tuesday starting at 5pm Pacific at LIVE.TWIT.TV. Have a great week!
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[1] Hi AAA crew, (This message is for Jason in particular but I'd just like to say Hi to Eileen and Ron as well. I've watched every episode of the show and love it so keep them coming guys, I'm a huge Android fan.) OK. Firstly I've only just caught up watching episode 71 tonight, a week behind, so this may be a little late but hopefully still of interest for you Jason. In the Arena in episode 71 you reviewed the six axis controller app. I too have my six axis controller hooked up to my Samsung Galaxy SII. I use it to play all sorts of games including Real Football 2012, AirAttack HD, Reckless Racing, Pew Pew even Temple Run. The touch emulation mode is very powerful. Although this app works perfectly I find it difficult to play using the controller since holding the controller leaves no free hands to hold the phone so I'm always balancing it in my lap. Obviously this is a common problem since I have come across this accessory. Website: http://thegameklip.com/index.html The above website explains it all but basically the gameklip clips to your controller and holds your phone for you. It's simple and was exactly what I was looking for. I placed an order immediately. I haven't got it yet since it takes a few days to get all the way down(under) to New Zealand. Maybe you need something like this also, if not it could still be worth a plug on the show. This whole story was a little freaky. I had episode 71 running in a tab while I was browsing listening to the show. I found out about the Gameklip in my G+ feed (originally shared by CNET) and immediately ordered it, not sooner had I completed my order when I heard you reviewing the Six Axis App on the show. Wow talk about crazy coincidental timing. I stopped everything and typed up this message. Anyway I hope you find this helpful. Cheers and Kia Ora from New Zealand. Stuart Whitfield
[2] [ It is a long email, but I am describing some details about the service I developed, so be patient :-) ] This service will let users sign up (using a Google or Twitter account), add applications to their application list (currently the user must copy/paste the complete url of the google play market [such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirds&feature=search_result] into the add dialog, this is required because the application database contains only the apps that users are tracking, and not the entire Google Apps collection). then in the Feeds page, the user gets a personal RSS/atom feed url that can be added to any feed reader application, such as Thunderbird or Google Reader, and when the apps in his/her list are updated the user will get notified by the feed. My service checks the apps that users want to track once every 12 hours (on the Google Play). If the user wants to get notified by other means (such as email, twitter post, or some other method), it is possible by using the ifttt (if this then that) [http://www.ifttt.com]: just create a new task that monitors a Feed channel, where the user pastes the personal feed url, that then can trigger any notification channel (such as twitter, email or others). Upon sign up, the user will have the option to select which market to use, US or Europe, this is because some apps publish apps with different prices for each country, and instead of showing a standard price (for example in US dollars), I added the possibility to fetch the price from the correct country through a proxy app I made, instead of doing price conversion and giving the user wrong prices (the way AppBrain.com works). To add more Markets I need help from users who can provide a php hosting service in their countries were I can put the php proxy that does the job. Some credits for the development of this service also goes to Twit: The user interface is based on the BootStrap twitter framework, which was mentioned by Gina Trapani on one of the This Week in Google episodes. The user sign in (with Google/Twitter) is based on HybridAuth, which Steve Gibson mentioned in one of the Security Now episodes. The website and the database have been designed with Security as a primary goal, yet because of Security Now, I hope I did everything correctly: the Personal information in the DB are all encrypted (email, name), and every user input is checked. I developed this service in about 2 weeks, but still need tweaking and extra features, but without users using it and reporting bugs, I will not be able to finish it. So here comes my small request: If you can mention my new service on your show, it will be GREAT.
[3] InstaWifi has three options I write to NFC, clear GUEST, turn off WiFi, NFC, connected! I can beam as well Both require InstaWifi to install. If not, user will be taken to the Play store to install. I can write to QR code. Any QR code reader will detect and activate WiFi.