Episode 107 – Accessibility Gone Wrong
Jonathan Nadeau stopped by to discuss his role as Executive Director of the Accessible Computing Foundation, as well as improvements to accessibility in Jellybean…which Guru fails to use properly.
- In Other News
- Platform News
- New Platform Stats: 4.1: 0.8%, 4.0: 15.9%, 3.0: 2.3%, 2.3: 60.6%, 2.2: 15.5%
- Jelly Bean Liveness check circumvented using photo editing and a Facebook photo.
- Developers discover multi-user framework ready for future implementation built into JellyBean, activated it for testing purposes.
- Ting gets the LTE Galaxy SIII, indicating that MVNOs can get decent phones.
- Google Wallet updated, now supports Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover. System is now cloud-based. It means that Wallet will work offline for the payment, but does require an active connection if you want to switch payment options. Wallet receives request, sends virtual mastercard credentials to payment terminal, Google attempts to authorize the selected payment card, if successful, Google authorizes the transaction. No device-side net connection required. Now, Google Wallet might make more sense.
- Google launches official Android blog, discontinues Google Mobile blog.
- Google delays release of Nexus Q, proving that Google engineers should stop stealing designs from Star Trek: TNG
- Google Play developer policies updated: Restrictions on use of names/icons confusingly similar to existing apps in order to reduce user confusion. More detail on dangerous products, more examples of practices that violate spam policy, and disruptive ads no longer permitted.
- App News
- Amazon updates Cloud Player and Amazon MP3 app. Now limits you to 10 devices at a time, limits registration/deregistration…decoupled from Amazon Cloud Drive, competing with iTunes Match. Free version only offers music bought from Amazon MP3 plus 250 songs you upload. $25 a year for up to 250,000.
- Guru goes nuclear on his music collection