The Chrome Cast
The Chrome Cast
Jan 22, 2021
New Chromebooks at BETT 2021, a Stadia Hailstorm, and Manifest v3
Play • 1 hr 16 min

This week on The Chrome Cast, we were excited to dig in a bit on the 9 new Chromebooks announced at BETT 2021 that range from the latest small-core Jasper Lake Intel devices to ARM-powered Chromebooks with MediaTek and Snapdragon internals. The yearly education-focused show always follows closely behind CES and, like it always does, comes replete with a slew of new classroom-ready Chromebooks.

The second half of the podcast features commentary from our very own Michael Perrigo as we dive a bit deeper into Stadia, what the mysterious ‘Project Hailstorm’ could end up being, and further explain what Google is up to with the long-awaited Manifest v3 that is arriving in Chrome and Chrome OS 88. There’s a lot to unpack here, so we hope you can give it a listen!

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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
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
Phones Show Chat
Phones Show Chat
Steve Litchfield
Phones Show Chat episode 626 ("Ian Furlong, Windows Mobile to Samsung's stylus-packing Android",21/02/2021)
Phones Show Chat is helped out by Noreve - luxury leather tough cases for your smartphone - look out for promos and codes on their front page! *Phones Show Chat 626 - Show Notes* Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Ian Furlong *MeWe Groups Join Links* PSC - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted *Feedback* Richard Yates on f(x)tec Pro1-X Changes Microsoft Surface Duo has arrived in the UK AoD for iPhone 13 More on Android 12 - More Screenshots Sethu Pillai on the Charms of Sony Xperia Give us a Doze Switch, Google! *Device Week* Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Realme X50 G vs Realme X50 Pro 5G Sony Xperia 5 II - Sony Xperia 5 v 5 II Specs f(x)tec Pro1 - Lineage 17.1 iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Camera Comparison *Live Draw* We make a draw for smartphone accessories each weekend. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! This week’s winner is *Tony Butler!* stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo *The Phones Show* Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 414 (iPhone 12 Pro ‘ProRAW’ and Recalling the Lumia 1020) and 415 (Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Redmi Note 9T) *Photo of the Week *Billingham by John Husband using a Samsung Galaxy Note9 *Thanks Links *Amazon Steve - Amazon Ted - PayPal Me Ted *Links of Interest* PodHubUK - Twitter - MeWe PSC Group - PSC Photos - FlickR - PSC Classifieds - WhateverWorks - Better Before - Camera Creations - TechAddictsUK - The TechBox - Chewing Gum for the Ears - Projector Room - PixelSwim - Gavin's Gadgets - Ted's Salmagundi - Steve's Rants'n'Raves
1 hr 9 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
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
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
Accidental Tech Podcast
Accidental Tech Podcast
Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa
419: This Week’s Gasp
* Pre-show diversions: * Posting the bootleg * Casey’s [hopefully useLiss] worries * Marco’s ball situation * Sonos Move * Casey’s Compulsory Icebreaker * Requisite link * Follow-up: * Jef e’s doubts about SMART tools * Contacts API updates * Better Trust Through Better Privacy * Autofill Everywhere * Google’s astrophotography mode * Magnets and MagSafe (via Ante Söderholm) * More on Supervised iPhones (via Marc Wickens) * Support document * More on Clubhouse * Upgrade #340: Secret Sauce * Hacking with Swift * Steve Jobs Stories * Burner * Memory safe iBoot implementation * Rust * MacBook Pro models with HDMI and SD card readers? * Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter * XJACK * #askatp * Is it safe to use a High Sierra machine after security updates cease? (via John Hovland) * How do we store our parents’ names in our phone’s contacts? (via Colin Meney) * How do I clean up my Dock? (via Harjas Monga) * Desk accessories * Sudden Termination * Automatic Termination * Post-show: Some more kvetching about app-quitting strategies Sponsored by: * Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. * Buzzsprout: Podcast hosting and a whole lot more. Get 3 months free. * Fastmail: The very best in email. Try Fastmail free for 30 days and get 10% off your first year. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!
2 hr 15 min
This Week in Google (Audio)
This Week in Google (Audio)
TWiT
TWiG 600: Jalapeño - Facebook calls truce in Australia, Pixel saves a man's life, Fry's is done, Gamestop doubles again
* Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code * Murdoch's law and the net * GameStop shares soar more than 100% amid executive shuffle * Trump reportedly appealed to FB Oversight Board * Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company's Business * Taco Bell chicken sandwich/taco! Pickled jalapeño > pickle * A second Google A.I. researcher says the company fired her * Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long? * Alphabet in talks with Spanish publishers to bring Google News back, sources say * Biden admin plans executive order to address chip-shortage woes * Google Pixel phone saved an unconscious man from being trapped in an overturned vehicle for hours * Google-linked smart city plan ditched in Portland * Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does * It's the End of an Era: Fry's Calls It Quits * Birders fighting over celeb birds on Twitter * Dorsey says Twitter needs to go all-in on subs * California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules * YouTube to Let Parents Set Up Supervised Accounts for Kids Under 13 * Google surfacing lightweight HTML5 games in Discover, Chrome around the world * Android's latest update will let you schedule texts, secure your passwords, and more * Apple TV App Is Now Available on Chromecast With Google TV * Jetpack Compose enters beta, making Android UI development easier * Google is bringing games to Android Auto, and no, it's not Stadia * Google Calendar now lets you set split working hours, repeating OOO entries * Google Chat website getting a Gmail-like redesign with Hangouts-style chat windows Picks: * Stacey: Ting Fire Safety * Jeff: The music industry makes more money but has more mouths to feed * Ant: "W" is for Whack * Leo: Lena @ Things Of Interest Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: * forwardnetworks.com/twit * Gabi.com/TWIG * itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30
2 hr 33 min
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