Android App Addicts #575 – Josh Has Lots Of Company, Ivor is Missed and Door cannot stop talking about Security

 
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Hi guys

Long time listener, I work third shift and never miss a show. I listen to tech podcast and they help my nights go by. I’m a really tight budget and I have not been able to contribute to your show financially but I do recommend it to all my Android friends and hopefully I’ve sent traffic your way. Had a recommendation for door new phone. Just a little background my wife is Filipino and we met in 2001 and ever since then I’ve been a phone importer to get around the carrier subscription trap. Travel to the Philippines many times in the last 20 years of marriage and a very familiar with Chinese Korean and Japanese phones. Right now I am currently using an umidigi f1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V36TXWT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_V9EBNNBX4ZQRFYY5V453

which I’m on my third umidigi phone and love their products bought it for $199 us on Amazon. If you look at the specs even though it’s a year and a half or so old still outspecs a lot of flagship phones that are on the market for a fraction of the cost. But my next phone is going to be the red magic 5G

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087MCG6P4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_V6CND6XB1RAD0H97X845

If I won’t give you a big spiel and list all the specs but if you go there and look at it you’ll see for the price it outspecs $1,400 even $2,000 flagships. I know it’s a little bit on the high side for price that door is looking to be at but even if you go back to their second or third generation which is cheaper what I’ll expect a lot of the new flagships. The other phones I looked at before deciding on this one is the black shark, razor phone, and the wrong phone which I might have is too expensive for me. I settled on the red magic basically the tipping point is the 140 HZ refresh rate giant battery tons of RAM and it’s even liquid cooled how cool is that anyway just my suggestion take a look at them I’d like to hear you talk about some of the gaming phones and see what you think. Love the shows you guys keep up the good work friends call me Jocko I’m a fan for life. Thanks 👍

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I came across this video on Youtube, I have no way of actually confirming what they claim to have found, but if this is what is actually happening, I’m somewhat surprised.

https://youtu.be/IwnDWP9v6b8

I’ll attach a PDF version and page 14 has the final conclusions spelled out for those who get a headache from scrolling….. yes Door, I’m looking at you!

Alas, I don’t have the ability to confirm or deny the findings…. I don’t even know if the source is credible, honestly. But, while I’m good at turning stuff off when I setup a new browser, one never REALLY knows if it does what we think it does. As Door pointed out in the last AAA, the binary blobs in all these computers could be doing things we have no idea about.

I finally got my Carpe Iter controller (it was back ordered for weeks). It looks like a nice item, but alas… it’s a dud. The Joystick is missing feedback on 3 directions AND I cannot get a long press of the mysterious A button to bring up the HUD in the software. Worse yet, I had a hard time getting it paired and only succeeded on 1 of 4 devices, the other three don’t even see it. The bugger is that I got it via FedEX from Portugal and FedEX collected almost $50 in taxes I don’t want to pay again, so this is going to take some hashing out.

Looking forward to the next episode and I’ll try to make it for the live show this time.

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Hey AAA crew, thanks for a great podcast, which I have been listening to for years. I have a question about showing the date on my Samsung Galaxy S9. Is there a way to permanently show the date in the notification & status bar area similar to how the time is always shown?

To me, this seems so fundamental that I can’t believe it is not an option (as far as I can see) in the Android/Samsung settings.

Note, a while back, I try various apps which indeed put the date (in various formats) in the notification & status bar area, but would be “pushed out” or moved as other notifications came in.

Basically, I am looking for the date to be displayed next to the time consistently / permanently.

Hope this makes sense.

Thanks,

Mike

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Links

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Using Augmented Reality for cable management!

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https://www.reddit.com/r/ThatsInsane/comments/oh5gd9/using_augmented_reality_for_cable_management/

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A quiet revolution is currently happening in the cheap phone market

A few years ago, even the best cheap phones were utilitarian devices with plenty of compromises, and although nowadays you can get a great budget handset if you know where to look, the best is yet to come.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/a-quiet-revolution-is-currently-happening-in-the-cheap-phone-market

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Google knows you don’t take pictures with Lens

Google Lens is one of the most underrated tools out there, and if you’re not using it already, you should give it a shot — it was one of our top 10 favorite Android features of 2020.

https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/07/12/google-knows-you-dont-take-pictures-with-lens/

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Samsung’s free TV Plus service is now available on the web and Chromecast devices

Samsung is one of the only super-giant international tech companies that’s pretty much all about hardware, with all of its ancillary business categories supporting its devices. So of course it’s the next technology company to … let me just check my notes here … launch an ad-supported TV service.

https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/07/11/samsungs-free-tv-plus-service-is-now-available-on-the-web-and-chromecast-devices/

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Huami Technology Announced Its Own Huangshan 2S Chip And Zepp OS

Huami Technology held the Next Beat conference today. At the event, the Xiaomi-related company uncovered its own wearable chip and OS. A couple of years ago, Huami independently developed the first artificial intelligence chip Huangshan No. 1 in the global smart wearable field.

https://www.gizchina.com/2021/07/13/huami-technology-announced-its-own-huangshan-2s-chip-and-zepp-os/

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Zepp Health unveils its new in-house dedicated OS and chipset for next-gen smartwatches

Zepp Health has held its latest Next Beat Future of Health conference in order to announce that the next generation of its Amazfit smartwatches will feature both a new SoC and new software on top of that.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Zepp-Health-unveils-its-new-in-house-dedicated-OS-and-chipset-for-next-gen-smartwatches.551483.0.html

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The new Amazfit Powerbuds Pro earbuds have more features than a Tony Stark gadget

Do you know who loves wires? Nobody. Long gone are the days of headphones being tethered to your phone, and more recently to one another. Truly wireless earbuds, once the exception, are now one of the hottest trends in the wireless industry.

https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/07/18/the-new-amazfit-powerbuds-pro-earbuds-have-more-features-than-a-tony-stark-gadget/

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Nextcloud Talk 12 introduces voice messages, location sharing, Outlook integration and more – Nextcloud

Who owns your data? Most users don’t ask themselves that question – the illusion of control given by constant, unlimited access to your data is strong. But if you’re reading this, you are likely among the small group of technology users who decided to take back control.

https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-talk-introduces-voice-messages-location-sharing-outlook-integration-and-more

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Motorola Edge 20 surfaces in renders with triple-camera setup

It has been a while since the last Motorola revealed flagships. Last year, the company introduced the Motorola Edge and Edge+ as a flagship and a premium mid-range smartphone. Earlier this year, it revealed the Motorola Edge S as the first smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC.

https://www.gizchina.com/2021/07/23/motorola-edge-20-surfaces-in-renders-with-triple-camera-setup/

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Completely automate your Android device with Tasker

Tasker is a powerful tool that allows Android users to perform operations called Tasks when it detects specific conditions described in a Profile. The best thing about this is that you can create profiles for every situation you face daily.

https://medium.com/geekculture/completely-automate-your-android-device-with-tasker-41af76752716

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Nothing’s Long-Awaited Wireless Earbuds Are Here and They’re Clear

In just a few months, Nothing, One Plus co-founder Carl Pei’s new company, has managed to quickly build brand recognition and hype by teasing a product that doesn’t actually exist.

https://gizmodo.com/nothing-s-long-awaited-wireless-earbuds-are-here-and-th-1847258004

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How many Follow? National Security Agency’s mobile device best practices guide.

https://www.documentcloud.

https://media.defense.gov/2020/Jul/28/2002465830/-1/-1/0/MOBILE_DEVICE_BEST_PRACTICES_FINAL_V3%20-%20COPY.PDF

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CalyxOS Features

Everyone needs a phone. Not everyone wants to be spied on. Reclaim your privacy with CalyxOS. CalyxOS is an Android mobile operating system that puts privacy and security into the hands of everyday users.

https://calyxos.org/

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Looks like we’re finally getting a high-end Android tablet that’s not from Samsung

The pandemic has skyrocketed sales of tablets, and Lenovo, as the third-largest and one of the fastest-growing tablet OEMs, has all intentions of capitalizing on this uptrend.

https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/08/05/looks-like-were-finally-getting-a-high-end-android-tablet-thats-not-from-samsung/

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The first Android smartphone with 20GB RAM is here

Late last month, ZTE officially unveiled the Axon 30 smartphone which comes with an under-display camera. This is the second smartphone from ZTE that is using this camera technology. In fact, ZTE smartphones are the only devices in the market that uses the under-display camera technology for now.

https://www.gizchina.com/2021/08/06/the-first-android-smartphone-with-20gb-ram-is-here/

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Galaxy Z Slide: a new leak sparks rumors of a 2022 launch for Samsung’s first-gen rollable-display phone

Samsung is a leading smartphone OEM that is already pretty open about the fact that it feels the market is ready for the leap from traditional ‘candy-bars’ to truly flexible-display devices.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Galaxy-Z-Slide-a-new-leak-sparks-rumors-of-a-2022-launch-for-Samsung-s-first-gen-rollable-display-phone.555577.0.html

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You can now control your Android phone with your facial expressions

Android has some of the most useful accessibility tools that help people with disabilities make the most of their devices. However, some of these accessibility features can be pretty handy on any phone beyond their primary purpose.

https://www.androidauthority.com/android-facial-gestures-2735084/

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A beginner’s guide to Tasker: How to automate (almost) anything on your phone

Tasker gets a lot of flak for being complicated, but it doesn’t have to be in order to be useful

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/06/14/a-beginners-guide-to-tasker-how-to-automate-almost-anything-on-your-phone/

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It might be the end of the road for Android Auto on phone screens

A couple of years ago, Google announced an all-new experience for drivers seeking to use their phones hands-free without endangering others. Dubbed “Assistant Driving Mode,” it was intended to replace Android Auto’s dated display — until suddenly, it wasn’t.

https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/08/17/it-might-be-the-end-of-the-road-for-android-auto-on-phone-screens/

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Fulguris Web Browser

All your tabs belong to a session.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.slions.fulguris.full.playstore

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Construction Calculator-Building Material Estimate

Going to start the construction of the building, get the most accurate expenseestimator app that can work for you as a budgetand material calculator to give the estimate of bricks, plaster, floor tiles, paint, distemper, slab.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.construction.estimator.materials.civil.quantity

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Color Grab (color detection)

Color Grab is the ultimate on-the-go color tool. Pick, capture and recognize colors simply by pointing the camera.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.loomatix.colorgrab

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Touch Block Pro – screen , touch , block

This app is to prevent unintentional touches on devices with bezel-less screens. Places clear filters on both edges of the screen to stop taps from registering in those areas. Touch Block Pro frees you from the stress of having to be extremely careful with your smartphone.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.snowlife01.android.touchblock

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Hook

Rainbow TrainPuzzleBrain Games Everyone Family Friendly 28,706

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rt.hook

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Sesame – Universal Search and Shortcuts

Sesame is a powerful universal search on Android. It integrates with your launcher, learns from you, and makes hundreds of personal shortcuts. With Sesame universal search, everything is 1 or 2 taps away!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ninja.sesame.app.edge

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Data Restore Tool

This system app helps you to restore data from your old phone using a cable or a cloud backup. The app is already installed on your Android device.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.restore

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Linkhub – Manage your links easily

LinkHub is a simple and effective link management application that can help you to easily manage your own links with no ads!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amrdeveloper.linkhub

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Briar

Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn’t rely on a central server – messages are synchronized directly between the users’ devices.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.briarproject.briar.android

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Helium Hotspot

Helium is a secure, smartphone app wallet for onboarding Hotspots, managing your Helium balance, viewing token earnings, and sending Helium tokens quickly between friends.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helium.wallet

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