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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
1 hr 30 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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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
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
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.
52 min
Tech's Message: News, Insight & Nostalgia With Nate Lanxon & Friends
Tech's Message: News, Insight & Nostalgia With Nate Lanxon & Friends
Nate Lanxon
Tech’s Message Episode 231: Short Version
This week on the regular version of Tech’s Message: Romance fraud on rise in coronavirus lockdown https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55997611 Man to pay £25,000 damages over negative TrustPilot review https://on.ft.com/3aVEiI4 ** Exclusive for Patreon supporters ** Access to our ad-free, longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: Twitter wants to let you pay me for my Tweets https://www.t3.com/news/twitter-wants-to-introduce-twipping Also each episode for Patreon supporters: Extended segments Personal stories Fun outtakes and so much more! TECH’S MESSAGE IS: Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian Morris Recurring Guest Host: Andy Hoyle Production and Editing: Nate Lanxon Voiceover Artist: Marta Svetek Music: Audio Network & Pond5 Certain Artwork Elements Designed By: macrovector / Freepik Publisher: Acast Copyright © Nate Lanxon Ads are not endorsements, nor controlled by Tech’s Message. Read Nate’s ad policy. Visit Us: UKTechShow.com WANT MORE? Access ad-free, extended versions of each episode, download our weekly sister show Extra Message, listen to us recording live or download a full uncensored copy on demand, and much more, by joining us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech. You’ll get instant access to our entire back catalogue of extended shows, Extra Message, our Discord member’s club, higher quality MP3s, and there’s zero commitment required. Give us a try and support me and the show in the process!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 min
All About Android (Audio)
All About Android (Audio)
TWiT
AAA 513: Unlocking Android 12 Secrets - Developer Preview is out! Pixel 5a is... familiar, Samsung updates
* Android 12 "Snow Cone": Everything we know so far about Google's next big update, with Developer Preview 1 changes! * This may be our first look at Android 12's new lock screen and notifications UI. * Android 12 brings UI optimizations for easier one-handed use. * Google prepares to add Pixel-exclusive lock screen clocks in Android 12. * Android 12's audio-coupled haptic effect is even cooler than it sounds. * Android 12 may use machine learning to fix the Back Gesture Problem. * Android 12 finally adds scrolling screenshots natively. * The first Android 12 preview for Android TVs brings an all-new Google TV experience. * Samsung now offers four years of security updates to Galaxy phones and tablets. * Samsung's next watch is reportedly ditching Tizen for Android * Hardware failures may be to blame for the increase in reports of Pixel camera issues. * Exclusive first look at the Google Pixel 5a. * Google Pixel foldable will reportedly use a display from Samsung. * Google is bringing games to Android Auto, and no, it's not Stadia. * Google's Nearby Share now lets you share Android apps with friends. * Introducing SwirlWalls - A next-gen, fun-filled, customizable animated wallpaper experience. * Google Home and Nest Hub ecosystem is getting overly complicated! Read our show notes here: http://bit.ly/3sn7Ntn Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards Guest: Mishaal Rahman Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Sponsor: * udacity.com/twit coupon code TWiT
1 hr 32 min
Android Authority Podcast
Android Authority Podcast
AndroidAuthority.com
Fin Part Deux
This is the last episode of the second season of the Android Authority podcast. That sucks. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have tech to talk about. Adam, Joe, and Jonathan gather for one last time to talk about Motorola’s upcoming flagship, and care for your RAZR. LG is keeping the headphone jack flame a’burnin. And finally, we look back on some other operating systems that have come and gone over the years. RIP webOS, RIP Windows Phone, RIP #AAPodcast Podcast Pick: Real Graphene Power Bank 10,000 mAh Visit http://www.andauth.co/PodcastPicks Affiliate disclosure: We may receive compensation in connection with your purchase of products via links on this page. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made on this podcast. Recorded January 30, 2020 Topics Huawei rep allegedly says company won't use Google apps even if it can Graphene batteries: What are they and why are they a big deal? Motorola says 'bumps and lumps are normal' on Razr screen Motorola tipped to unveil new flagship smartphone at MWC 2020 LG headphone jacks are sticking around, but need your financial support Android alternatives that tried and failed over the last decade The Android Authority podcast is: Adam Doud - @DeadTechnology Jonathan Feist - @JFeist1 / @DroneRushcom Joe Hindy - @ThatJoeHindy Produced by Adam Doud Check out the other podcasts in our network! The DGiT Daily podcast The SoundGuys Podcast
59 min
MacBreak Weekly (Audio)
MacBreak Weekly (Audio)
TWiT
MBW 754: Dare Mighty Things - Mac malware, Epic Games vs. Apple, Apple March event rumors
Mac malware, Epic Games vs. Apple, Apple March event rumors * New malware found on 30,000 Macs has security pros stumped * Apple Is Going to Make It Harder to Hack iPhones With Zero-Click Attacks * UK court blocks Epic Games from contesting Apple's Fortnite ban * Epic Games 'Attempting to Locate' Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall to Testify in Ongoing Legal Battle with Apple * Financial Times: Apple back on top in global smartphone sales * Apple cracks down on apps with 'irrationally high prices' as App Store scams are exposed * Mark Gurman says there isn't going to be a March 16th Apple event * Apple Is Working on Magnetic Battery Pack Attachment for iPhones * Anker beats Apple to market, new iPhone 12 MagSafe-compatible battery pack now available * Kuo: New form factor MacBook Pro to feature HDMI port and SD card slot * OWC introduces a new all-in-one Thunderbolt 4/USB-C Cable to help solve the confusion * Alleged Leaked Image Claims to Show Third-Generation AirPods and Case * New iPad Pro and MacBook Models With Mini-LED Displays Again Rumored to Launch This Year * First M1 MacBook Pros now available from Apple Refurbished Store * Perseverance Parachute Secret Message * Jon Stewart picks CBS News veteran as showrunner for upcoming Apple TV+ series * Vintage Apple retail sign goes up for auction with $12,000 starting bid Picks of the Week * Leo's pick: Flotato * Andy's pick: NASA's Eyes * Rene's picks: thumbsup.tv & Disney+ with Star * Alex's pick: Dante AVIO Bluetooth adapter Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Sponsors: * newtek.com/tricaster * Uber.com/MACBREAK * twit.cachefly.com
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