#SGGQA 188: MacOS Malware, Google and Facebook Secret Deals, Galaxy S21 is a Dud, and my first Clubhouse!
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Back in the swing of things! Let’s hit the ground RUNNING! Malware has been running on MacOS for YEARS! How could this happen? Whatsapp is pushing pause on privacy changes while Signal downloads skyrocket. Facebook and Google might have struck a secret and illegal deal on advertising. Samsung heir is going to serve more jail …

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Mobile Tech Podcast with tnkgrl Myriam Joire
Mobile Tech Podcast with tnkgrl Myriam Joire
WorldPodcasts.com / Gorilla Voice Media
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip2 rumors, Huawei P50-series leaks, plus OnePlus, Moto, and Panasonic news with Adam Doud of Benefit of the Doud
It's time for episode 204 of the Mobile Tech Podcast with guest Adam Doud of Benefit of the Doud -- brought to you by Audible. Today's show is all about leaks, rumors, and news. We analyze Samsung's latest Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip 2 rumors, plus Huawei's P50-series leaks. We then discuss OnePlus' Nord N10 5G and N100 success in the US, Moto's weird Moto G pricing strategy, and Panasonic's revised TOUGHBOOK 33. Finally, we also cover news from Oppo and Nothing. Enjoy :) Episode Links - Donate: https://tnkgrl.com/tnkgrl/ - Support the podcast with Audible: http://AudibleTrial.com/MobileTech - Adam Doud: https://twitter.com/DeadTechnology - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip2 leaks: https://www.slashgear.com/galaxy-z-fold-3-z-flip-2-leak-hints-at-launch-schedule-08658598/ - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 under display camera rumor: https://pocketnow.com/samsung-galaxy-z-fold3-again-rumored-to-arrive-with-an-under-display-camera - Huawei P50 series launch date leak: https://www.techradar.com/news/huawei-p50-release-date-leaked-and-its-exactly-when-we-expected - My Huawei P40 Pro+ review: https://geardiary.com/2021/01/15/huawei-p40-pro-review/ - OnePlus Nord N10 5G/N100 doing well in the US: https://www.pcmag.com/news/analyst-oneplus-nord-phones-blowing-up-at-metro-by-t-mobile - More OnePlus watch rumors: https://www.xda-developers.com/oneplus-watch-patent-leak-watch-straps/ - Oppo sliding selfie camera patent: https://www.gsmarena.com/oppo_patents_a_smartphone_with_a_selfie_camera_sliding_sidways-news-47762.php - Moto One 5G Ace, G Power, and G Play coming to Google Fi at a discount: https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/17/22288115/google-fi-motorola-one-5g-ace-moto-g-power-play-2021 - Moto G10/G30 for Europe: https://www.androidauthority.com/moto-g10-g30-1201260/ - Nothing acquires Essential brand: https://www.engadget.com/carl-pei-nothing-essential-214139408.html - Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33 gen 2: https://www.neowin.net/news/panasonic-introduces-its-new-toughbook-33-detachable-pc
1 hr 8 min
Alphabet Scoop | 9to5Google
Alphabet Scoop | 9to5Google
9to5Mac
Previewing Android 12
This week 9to5Google's Abner Li and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the leaked Android 12 mockups, what new features are possibly coming, App Pairs, return of "Columbus", and more. Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Pocket Casts, Overcast, and through our dedicated RSS feed. New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Thursday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Friday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Hosts * Abner Li * Ben Schoon * Kyle Bradshaw Links * Android 12 design mockup leak reveals radical visual overhaul, first features [Gallery] * Android 12 working on in-depth theming system that can even recolor apps * Android 12 set to revamp split screen with ‘App Pairs’ * Android 12 should mark return of ‘Columbus’ double tap gesture for Pixels * Google updates Android Beta Feedback app ahead of Android 12 Developer Preview Feedback? Drop us a line at gtips@9to5g.com. You can also rate us in Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or recommend us in Pocket Casts to help more people discover the show. Transcription Kyle [00:00:02] Hello everybody, and welcome to Alphabet Scoop Episode one hundred and twelve the 12th, they're being surprisingly appropriate as you'll learn more in a minute. And I'm joined here with Avner this week. Then Ben will not be joining us as he is a bit under the weather, but feeling better? I haven't watched you jump on into what we can't count on with Android 12. Leaked Android 12 mockups Abner [00:00:27] So, yes, on Tuesday, we had a rather unprecedented week of what looks to be Android 12. So before the start of any developer preview, Google shares, of course, they share this stuff with their partners. And apparently one of the documents that highlights the high level changes in Android 12 was Thelo a screenshot and made public. And this gave us what by all by all accounts, is what Android is going to look like. So starting on this, the. Bold screenshot of a new home screen that for the most part, it looks like the pixel launcher on Android, you happened today, but there it is a stark difference in that it is themed. The wallpaper is theming the rest of the system. And one of the reasons we think this week is very much authentic is because just last month we had a our own reporting about such a feature, which Kyle is going to dove into. Kyle [00:01:56] Right. Android 12 in-depth theming system Kyle [00:01:56] So we found that Android 12 is going to expand the work that's got started with Android 10, where Android introduced the idea of light theme and dark theme. Android 12 seems to be adding this much deeper, far more colorful theming system where you can choose one of a few preset colors. So don't go thinking you can choose one of a million different colors. It's you got presets, but if you can choose one of a few preset colors or have it be chosen for you based on your wallpaper, and the majority of Android is going to recolor itself to that theme, to the point that even even third party apps, if they so choose, can use that theme. Which is really bold and interesting and it. Kyle [00:02:58] It's the. Kyle [00:03:00] The cornerstone, really, of all of these screenshots is these leaked mockups is this this color system, it's unavoidable even in the camera app. Abner [00:03:11] So one of the examples of that extending into third party applications is in this mock up. Anyway, we see the dock with full apps, the phone app, the clock app and the camera, everything but the Web browser. It matches the wallpaper. And that the background is is the same color that matches these mountains and hills that's in the wallpaper. And everything is just themed around that in a way that you wouldn't associate with Google's usual app icon design. So it's it's it really personalized your phone ad in the way that is really, really in the past a quiet a you install a third party launcher and then get act and then downvote icon packs. But Google is giving its own clock, its own interpretation at. Pretty intensive customization from a rather minimal for a rather minimal amount of work, which in this case appears to just be choosing the wallpaper. I wonder if Google is going to let people how how much theming, what is they basically going to be a giant switch that lets you turn off this theming and use the experience, the like the default theme on and what you have. And I wonder. Kyle [00:04:53] Or if that default theme is just going to be white or black, as it were, or essentially the light or the dark is the default. More after these themes are even going to have their own, like, is there a dark sand variant? Abner [00:05:11] Yeah, that it really does conflict with the idea. Well, if Google puts in the work, I'm sure they could do a light and dark theme. I think that would be necessary because as much customization as there is in there appears to be, I think some people always want to adopt them. So that might be a prerequisite to all of these themes. So, yeah, these these this screenshot, I think it's somewhat notable that we also there's a I we see a black dot and all these screen shots in the middle of the screen suggests suggesting where the front facing camera is at the top. So I don't know if that's the direction that the pixel phones taking to see it because there is always some close alignment. I wouldn't read too much into it, but maybe it's a hint at where Hadaway is going, but just a thought. So yeah, this design, would you use it. Would you go all out and customize? Kyle [00:06:24] And pick the perfect wallpaper to get the perfect theme, if they if if there's a nice dark blue or something along those lines. Yeah, I would probably would probably do it. Something that's not just black. Yeah. Yeah. I think it would look pretty good. Now to sand. Send Miss me with that. What color would you pick. Abner [00:06:48] Oh I'll just stick with the thought that you of the usual doc dark palette and black accent color which was why I was asking. Oh yeah. It's, it's familiar but I don't know maybe I'll try a crack at it. It's, I don't know. It all depends on. Abner [00:07:06] I guess the preset wallpapers are going to be really important if this works out, because presumably they'll be perfectly themed to what to do the default color packs you were mentioning at the top. But, yeah, it's I think people are going to love this, that there's no doubt that people would enjoy this deeper level of customization, how it works, how it conflicts with third party OEMs, particularly Samsung. Abner [00:07:41] That's the question that deserves. That's going to be interesting to see what latitude Google gives the OEM partners. Kyle [00:07:51] I mean, it could just be a matter of, OK, they ship a light and they ship a dark and those probably come by default in Android and it just ships and it just works with light and dark and nothing else happens. It seems like a very optional feature, but as long as there is a light and a dark, then the third party apps don't break because they're still matching something. Notification shade gets design changes Abner [00:08:17] So, yeah, so that's the homescreen we get a look at. The second thing is the notification shape. As you swipe down the screen, we see Google blowing the background so that you can't really see the home screen what you can today. Abner [00:08:38] But what's more, viatical. Abner [00:08:42] Yeah, or a stark departure from and what you have is discovered this, Kyle. It's it's everything is a very curvy. Kyle [00:08:52] It's Samsung like almost. It's passed with just rounded corners. It's it's very circular. I, I'm surprised to see it the way that it is it. It's nice, it kind of reminds me of a Google assistant snapshot, but even that isn't that curved. It's still that's modest by comparison to the cur…
38 min
Windows Central Podcast
Windows Central Podcast
Windows Central
Everything Comes Back to the Duo
There's so much news this week, including Microsoft's announcement of Windows 10 21H1, a fresh Dev Channel build, updates to Edge, and an inking app called Journal. Dan and Zac also cover the $99 Xbox Wireless Headset, Duo updates, and a pair of laptop reviews! Links: * Microsoft announces Windows 10 version 21H1 with security and quality improvements | Windows Central * Microsoft will finally solve this annoying issue with the Windows 10 clipboard | Windows Central * Microsoft reimagines Journal, an inking app that's 20 years in the making | Windows Central * Microsoft Edge has a new way of dealing with notification requests | Windows Central * Microsoft Edge's Add-ons page now has third-party themes | Windows Central * Microsoft Edge Canary has a new Office Viewer for quickly viewing files | Windows Central * Microsoft starts testing Kids Mode for Microsoft Edge | Windows Central * Microsoft is releasing an official Xbox Wireless Headset for $99, now available for preorder | Windows Central * Windows reportedly lost almost 5% market share in 2020 according to IDC | Windows Central * Microsoft Surface Duo picks up February Android security update | Windows Central * Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33 review: The most badass 2-in-1 PC gets a welcomed refresh for 2021 | Windows Central * VAIO Z review: An insanely expensive blend of ultra-light meeting ultra-powerful | Windows Central Sponsors: * IPVanish Online security made easy. Help secure your private information like your location data, personal identity, and browsing history when you use the internet on any computer or mobile device. IPVanish is offering an incredible 65% off – just $3.49 for the first month or $27.99 for the year. Go to IPVANISH.com/windowscentral
1 hr 50 min
The Chrome Cast
The Chrome Cast
Chrome Unboxed
Google SVP's tweet stokes the Chromebook hardware flame
This week on The Chrome Cast, we start our conversation out by highlighting the very-excellent Simplify Gmail Chrome extension that just hit version 2.0.  We reported on this earlier in the week and many, many people seemed very interested in the service and we get into a few of the reasons why this take on Gmail isn't just a good-looking change to the messy Gmail inbox, but a real productivity booster with tons of extra features for end users, too. In the second half, we delve into the tweet from Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer that teased upcoming hardware and software for Chrome OS fans in the 2021 calendar year.  As Hiroshi doesn't tend to tweet without quite a bit of thought going into what he has to say, I think we're safe to assume the things he mentioned in the tweet will likely come to pass.  Devices and software that are "fire" are on the way and we expect to see them soon.  There's obviously good reason to think this already with all the hardware we're currently keeping track on on the horizon, but this tweet just re-lit the flame. NOTABLE LINKS * Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer's tweet has us very excited for 2021 Chromebooks * Expect an absolute avalanche of Chromebooks in all shapes and sizes in 2021 [VIDEO] * Simplify Gmail v2 is here, it's beautiful, and you should be using it right now * After feedback, Simplify Gmail v2 has a simple pricing structure that looks great * There's another detachable Snapdragon 7c Chromebook tablet in the works * The ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3 gets huge landing page and more official details * Chrome OS desperately needs a unified App Store ------- This episode is also brought to you by NordVPN. Get a VPN that takes your privacy seriously. NordVPN is our VPN of choice and will secure your browsing on your Chromebook or on any device. Use NordVPN to keep your private data to yourself whether you are at home or on the go! CLICK HERE to try it out and get a 3-year deal for $3.49/month. Join our Patreon community and get access to things like behind-the-scenes footage, early access to videos, private Discord server access, an ad-free experience on the mobile and desktop versions of the website, your name listed on all our YouTube videos, and monthly live stream Q&A. CLICK HERE to be a part of our community. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chromeunboxed/support
1 hr 30 min
Android Central Podcast
Android Central Podcast
Android Central
Pause and Cancel
Former Android Central Grand Poobah Phil Nickinson is running the ship over at our sister site WhatToWatch.com these days. He joins Daniel, Jerry, and Ara for a survey of what's happening in the streaming video service world. The crew also have some follow up on Android 12 Developer Preview and the first Pixel 5a leaks. Links: * Disney+ Star launches internationally — here's what you need to know | Android Central * Disney+ now has nearly 95 million paid subscribers globally | Android Central * The Disney Plus price increase is coming to your country soon, subscribe now | Android Central * Disney Plus reaches a new gear internationally with the launch of Star | WhatToWatch * Monica Rambeau's 'WandaVision' glow up | WhatToWatch * 'WandaVision': What's the deal with Agatha Harkness? | WhatToWatch * The frustrating subtlety of WandaVision on Disney Plus | WhatToWatch * Android 12: Everything you need to know! | Android Central * Android 12's biggest feature is hidden in plain sight, and could change messaging in a big way | Android Central * Android 12 Developer Preview hands-on: The best is yet to come | Android Central * The first Android 12 Developer Preview is here with a focus on visual changes and improvements to notifications | Android Central * Here are the first images of the Google Pixel 5a and it looks very familiar | Android Central * Orwell's Animal Farm - Apps on Google Play Sponsors: * Hello Fresh With HelloFresh, you get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door. Go to HelloFresh.com/acp10 and use code acp10 for 10 free meals, including free shipping!
1 hr 27 min
Noise Cancelling
Noise Cancelling
Noise Cancelling
53: Disney Plus updates and PSVR 2 announced
Can't find the time to keep up with tech news? Looking for some awesome lockdown listening? We have you covered with the Noise Cancelling podcast, which is brought to you by TechRadar (https://www.techradar.com/) and our sister sites Laptop Mag (https://www.laptopmag.com/) and Tom's Guide (https://www.tomsguide.com/) . The show is presented by Gareth Beavis, Global Editor in Chief of TechRadar, and features Sherri L. Smith, Editor in Chief of Laptop Mag. This week our guests are James Peckham, Phones Editor at TechRadar, and Jess Weatherbed, Computing Writer at TechRadar, who join us (remotely, of course) to talk about the last seven days in tech. Show Headlines: 00:00 Start 01:08 Old Tech We Want Back 11:12 Gadget Hall of Fame 15:18 PSVR 2 19:02 Disney Plus updates 27:25 State of Play Predictions 30:29 Blizcon was meh 38:48 Would you lick the head of a Chef? 41:44 News Blast 44:15 Crypto mining  48:50 Sign Off As usual, we're talking about a variety of topics from the world of tech. We begin the show with this week's Big Question: What piece of defunct technology would you bring back to gadgets? We chat all about Sony's announcement of the PlayStation VR 2, Blizzcon's disappointing show and big updates to the Disney Plus lineup. For all this and more, tune into the all-new Noise Cancelling podcast – you can subscribe on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4NLPDxcBncn7KU7EF3q8t4) , grab it on Apple podcasts (https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/795481/7613?subId1=trd-gb-7664531788465918000&u=https%3A%2F%2Fpodcasts.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fnoise-cancelling%2Fid1500948027%3Fign-mpt%3Duo%253D4) , or find us wherever you get your pods. New episodes land every Friday. Don’t forget to head over to TechRadar.com (http://techradar.com/) , LaptopMag.com (http://laptopmag.com/) and Tomsguide.com (http://tomsguide.com/) to read more Music by Lee Rosevere - Thought Bubbles Licenses under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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