Episode 117 – What About Bob?
Just the two of us once again.
- In Other News
- Japanese Carrier Softbank is said to be purchasing a 70 percent stake of Sprint
- Reuters reports that the FTC might be launching an anti-trust lawsuit against Google.
- How obsessed are you with your device? Nomophobia
- Mobile Data Usage in the US has more than doubled in the last year. US carriers handled 1.16 trillion megabytes of data between July 2011 and June 2012, up 104 percent from the 568 billion megabytes used between July 2010 and June 2011.
- Guru orders a Freedompop, 500mb a month free on Wimax till someone shuts it down. Perfect for avoiding the struggle with supposedly free wi-fi.
- Platform News
- Eric Schmidt refers to Apple vs Android as the “defining battle of the industry.”
- Isis Mobile Wallet launching first test in Salt Lake CIty. Isis uses NFC enabled SIM cards. Could this add NFC to any phone with a SIM card? Is NFC on a same card a better or worse way to do NFC?
- Try Manymo, a web-based Android emulator. Manymo offers 42 various online emulators for different screen sizes, display resolutions and Android versions.
- Is Google staffing a Call Center for Nexus devices?
- App News
- A&E releases “History Here”…wasn’t this what Field Trip was supposed to be? Inadequate execution. (Play Link)
- Perfmon is a floating performance monitoring app. (Play Link)
- Dropbox updated, now offers Photo/Video Gallery.
- Firefox Mobile updated with distraction-free reading mode.
- Google releases Zagat app. (Play Link)
- Google+ App now supports Pages. (Play Link)
- Google Play Store updated, now allows removable entries from All Apps.
- Dolphin Browser updated, supports Jetpack Engine as well as network diagnostic mode.