#SGGQA 189: FTC after Scalpers, Rosenworcel Acting FCC Chief, iPhones and Pacemakers, The end of LG smartphones?
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The FTC is going after scalper bots! iPhones might break pacemakers! Huawei might dump the Mate and P series phones! LG could sell off their phone division! And we have a new acting chief at the FCC! Let’s get your tech week started right!  Download this week’s podcast – SGGQA 189 (RSS subscription links …

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Mobile Tech Podcast with tnkgrl Myriam Joire
Mobile Tech Podcast with tnkgrl Myriam Joire
WorldPodcasts.com / Gorilla Voice Media
Xiaomi Mi 11 first impressions, Google Pixel 5a leak, Huawei Mate X2 foldable, and Android 12 preview with YouTube creator TK Bay
Tune into episode 205 of the Mobile Tech Podcast with guest and YouTube creator TK Bay -- brought to you by Audible. In this episode, we discuss Xiaomi's Mi 11 flagship and the Android 12 developer preview. We also cover a Google Pixel 5a leak, the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 edition, Huawei's Mate X2 foldable, plus news from Oppo, ASUS/ROG, ZTE, and Nothing (yet again). Episode Links - Donate: https://tnkgrl.com/tnkgrl/ - Support the podcast with Audible: http://AudibleTrial.com/MobileTech - TK Bay: https://twitter.com/tkdsl8655 - NASA Perseverance rover decent and touchdown on Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czjS9h4Fpg - TK's Android 12 preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUdbS7taRDU - TK's Xiaomi Mi 11 first impressions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDKMRPBy8FQ - Samsung Galaxy S21 throttling: https://hothardware.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s21-review?page=2 - TK's OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 edition hands-on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlY_aT8U3U8 - Huawei Mate X2: https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/22/22294983/huawei-mate-x2-fold-specs-price - Oppo demos true wireless charging with rollable phone: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2021/2/23/22296817/oppo-mid-air-wireless-charging-x-2021-concept-phone-xiaomi-motorola - Oppo Find X3 series launching March 11 leak: https://pocketnow.com/oppo-find-x3-series-launch-set-for-march-11-says-new-leak - Google Pixel 5a leak: https://www.engadget.com/google-pixel-5a-leak-144916127.html - ASUS ROG Phone 5 launching March 10: https://www.xda-developers.com/asus-rog-phone-5-launch-march-10/ - ZTE under display face authentication: https://www.engadget.com/zte-under-display-3d-structured-light-system-facial-recognition-173214695.html - Nothing hires Teenage Engineering team: https://www.engadget.com/teenage-engineering-carl-pei-nothing-110012034.html
1 hr 8 min
Alphabet Scoop
Alphabet Scoop
9to5Mac
Android 12 so far
This week 9to5Google's Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the changes seen in the developer preview of Android 12. Changes to notifications, what new settings there are, new gestures that are in, and those that are coming. 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 * Google launches Android 12 Developer Preview for Pixel phones * Notifications redesigned w/ bigger icons, dedicated snooze button * Notifications to gain ‘Automatic’ option for whether or not to alert * Privacy toggles can block camera and microphone with a tap * Markup tool now lets you add emoji and text to screenshots * You can now edit any image with the Markup tool meant for screenshots * ‘Reduce Bright Colors’ button tones down screen brightness * Navigation gestures work instantly in fullscreen apps * Dark theme on Pixel is no longer AMOLED black * Wallpaper-based theming tool showcased ahead of release [Gallery] * Settings app gets revamp with new search bar * Here’s a look at One-handed mode in action [Video] * Lockscreen readies redesign with larger clock * Scrolling screenshots are here, but disabled for now * Lockscreen and notification shade media player gets UI redesign * Pixel 5 readies ‘Double tap’ gesture, doesn’t work yet * Android TV 12 preview is now available, months ahead of previous releases 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 Abner Li: And welcome to alphabet scoop episode one theme. This week, we are discussing everything. The thing about Android 12, which launched last as they unexpected which is a day or eight compared to the past five years or so. But we had a week to live with Android 12 and. We've we we've dived a lot into it. Android 12 Developer Preview launches [00:00:31] So just to get, to get out of the way, this is starting with a developer preview, there will be three of them followed by full betas and then the before final release, but Android 12 live now, as it is every year is just for developers. And this year Google with. And like 12, what for developers? They want to give them new tools for building great experiences for users. [00:01:03] That's the official quote. And we're definitely seeing that in notifications, for example, that may have been completely redesigned with bigger icons, the, a bit more friendly. Google has the, we arranged everything again. And. I think for the most part it's well, in the case of the media player, I like how they went back to enlarging the cover art after shrinking at this with Android, you Evan. [00:01:35] So there's some nice peaks, all lounge. We won't get to appreciate any of the changes until active app has stopped updating the apps, but so far so good. [00:01:47] Kyle Bradshaw: I don't know though. It seems interesting with the, that this that they're talking about tools to give to developers for, for great experiences. [00:01:54] And it just doesn't feel like that's the, that's not what I would describe as what we've seen with Android 12 so far, that seems to be the promise of Android 12, but it doesn't feel like what we've seen so far. None of the, the headline changes to Android 12 feel. Like their developer empowering or, or experience driving, [00:02:17] Abner Li: you know, I can see that, but I, I think in some ways what they mean about when they get in the case of notifications, it's I think putting the app, I caught, like there, it's kind of a big deal. [00:02:33] And in terms of that, the conveying that you're doing with an individual. Either, the notifications always felt a part of the system, but there's a level of theming here that that's, I don't know, empowers the developer to make it more of their own experience. [00:02:53] Kyle Bradshaw: Yeah. I can see that, especially with, by comparison to Android 11, which kind of lumped social apps together into that conversation's view. [00:03:02] I feel blank Android 12. With the way that it, you know, as you're saying, put the, the app icon on the side, it brings back that level of the division between apps. Like sometimes I'd, I'd get confused. What apps different notifications are, even from when I'm looking at the conversations view on Android 11, [00:03:25] Abner Li: but at the same time, It's I hope, well, it being able to put your own spin on something within limits is better than a wild West approach that pot, but it'd be fine the early days of the platform, but I hope it keeps it. Notification redesign [00:03:44] I hope this free, this free expression that Google's allowing apps and Android 12 notifications is still within limits. Yeah. So notifications, how, how either of you like this year is innovation on a lock on media notifications? [00:04:05] Ben Schoon: It looks visually a little bit nicer. It's minor, but it's nice. [00:04:10] Kyle Bradshaw: Yeah. [00:04:12] Iteration is all it needed. It, it, it was already kind of a revolution as it were last time. This was, it was nice to just have a new iteration this year. [00:04:21] Abner Li: Hmm. I don't know. They always change it from . That's like They always change it. Yeah. [00:04:29] Ben Schoon: It's not an Android release without a tweak to media and a tweak to notification. Camera and mic privacy toggles [00:04:36] Abner Li: That's fair. That's, that's pretty true. So, yeah. That's notifications and I think another big tentpole that we're starting to see is privacy with privacy toggles to block the kava and microphone. In practice. I, okay. So there's the urban myth, I guess, of people thinking that Facebook is listening to them, but Instagram is listening to them to serve. [00:05:06] And to be [00:05:07] Ben Schoon: fair, seems like it's happening even though it's not. [00:05:12] Abner Li: It's perfect. It's those moments. There has to be some. Psychological explanation to why those moments feel so, so visible, but yeah, and, and I doubt that Google is going to be that explicit that he's privacy toggles. Meant to mitigate that, but I like the idea of these toggles, especially with the microphone also that also than the Metabo. [00:05:40] Ben Schoon: Yeah. It just, it feels like a kill switch, which, you know, we've seen on a lot of laptops have like a physical switch to cut off the camera either with a privacy cover or with a it just cuts off the software. I mean, like one of the things I liked about it was there's been a lot of times where I've been tied into like a video conference from my phone and it's a time I really don't want to be seen this. [00:06:02] I'm always worried. Like I'm always checking, make sure I'm muted, make sure I'm that the camera's off, but it'd be nice to just hit a toggle and make sure that that definitely can't happen. So. I think it's, it's nice. It's a good, [00:06:15] Abner Li: yeah. So yeah, privacy. I'm sure we'll see more of that. Going forward and that's, I think there, there are quite a handful of user facing changes that are all of the UI and develop a pre-vis one. Emojis and text on screenshots [00:06:29]Mockup got a nice with a boost. You can now add emoji and tax a screenshots while it's also available. Not just a screenshot. So I think this is, it would be more comprehensive editor. What does Samsung do? Could they keep the mock up tool or do they have their own custom thing that they have their [00:06:48] Ben Schoon: own? [00:06:50] Yeah. They have their own, which is optimized for the S pe…
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Sounds of Stadia Podcast
Sounds of Stadia Podcast
Sounds Of Stadia
Sounds of Stadia #75 - March Pro Games & Kojima Horror!?
In this week's episode the boys breakdown all the Stadia and gaming news of the week from cancelled project to exciting upcoming games. The SOS crew have you covered in Episode #75 of the Sounds of Stadia Podcast.  * Thank You #Stadia  * What We've Been Playing * Outriders Demo/First Impressions * The News!  * March Pro Games Announced * Hellpoint Arrives * Terraria Returns!  * *Hideo Kojima on Stadia? * Journey to the Savage Planet 2 Scrapped! * SkyClimbers Confirmed for Stadia * Hogwarts Legacy Delayed * Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Delayed * New Games Rated & Pre-Orders Available * Wrap-Up & SideQuest Mission *This week's stories relating to Hideo Kojima and cancelled Stadia projected have since been refuted by a Google Press Statement **We apologise for any audio issues this episode relating to Chris' microphone cutting out for certain brief sections. Massive 'Thank You' to Grace, Chris and the entire Stadia Team for sending the Sounds of Stadia Crew Official Care Packages this past week! Supporting the small creators means a lot to us and the whole community. Game On!  STAY TUNED TO EVERYTHING SOUNDS OF STADIA ON THE BELOW: Join us on our Discord channel for Community Stadia Chat @ https://discord.gg/kHPEVsj Support the team that little bit extra @ http://www.patreon.com/soundsofstadia Follow us on Twitter @  http://www.twitter.com/soundsofstadia http://www.twitter.com/CyberChris2077 http://www.twitter.com/AdaxisLP http://www.twitter.com/RichieC89 Like and follow on the Facebook page @  https://www.facebook.com/SoundsOfStadia/ Support the show (http://Patreon.com/soundsofstadia)
1 hr 24 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
The CultCast
The CultCast
America's favorite Apple Podcast
All-new MacBook Pros, iMacs, Mac Pro minis, incoming! (CC #481)
This week: we got new details and leaks on the upcoming MacBook Pros, iMacs, and Mac Pro mini… or will it be the Mac Mini Pro??? Plus: lossless music is coming to Spotify, which means the mythical Apple Music lossless is also coming our way. Get 3 episodes of CultCast Off Topic each and every week for just $6! Off Topic is a new weekly variety show hosted by Erfon Elijah and friends, decidated to tech, gaming, culture, and more. Join Cult Support, good friend! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace Blast from the past: 2021 iMac could bring back multiple colors * Apple leaker Jon Prosser shared renders of the upcoming new iMac design. Visually, it looks a lot like Apple’s Pro Display XDR, with a hint of iPad Pro. However, the big difference is that this year’s iMac supposedly will come in a range of colors. Exciting new render previews Mac Pro mini * Apple leaker Jon Prosser shared the first image of what he claims is Apple’s forthcoming "Mac Pro mini" in his latest FrontPageTech video, along with news about the multiple color options for the forthcoming iMac redesign. HDMI port and SD card reader supposedly will return to MacBook Pro this year * TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros to launch in the second half of this year. How to tell if Silver Sparrow malware is hiding on your Mac * Some of the first malware targeting both M-series and Intel Macs has affected thousands of computers. At this point, the malicious code — called “Silver Sparrow” — is not dangerous, and Apple may have pulled its teeth. But users of the latest macOS computers still might want to know if their device has it. And the same goes for owners of Intel-based Macs. Here’s how to find out if your computer has been hit. Spotify HiFi will bring CD-quality audio to 'select markets' this year * The company confirmed today that it plans to launch a Spotify HiFi service in 'select markets' later this year.
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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
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