Buzz Out Loud 1290: Android says, Talk to me, baby (podcast)

Google launches new voice control for Android. Apple breaks over-the-air Jailbreaking. Spock's coffin has us spinning in our graves. And also, Rafe needs a new TV. Yeah, it's kind of a slow news day.

Google launches new voice control for Android. Apple breaks over-the-air Jailbreaking. Spock's coffin has us spinning in our graves. And also, Rafe needs a new TV. Yeah, it's kind of a slow news day.

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EPISODE 1290

Google Mobile Just Speak it
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/08/just-speak-it-introducing-voice-actions.html
https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/oadboiipflhobonjjffjbfekfjcgkhco

Exclusive: Upcoming Apple TV loses 1080p playback, gains apps… and will be renamed iTV
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/11/upcoming-apple-tv-loses-1080p-playback-gains-apps/

Apple Releases iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone, iOS 3.2.2 for iPad to Patch JailbreakMe PDF Exploit
http://www.redmondpie.com/download-ios-4.0.2-for-iphone-4-3gs-ipod-touch-ipad-3.2.2/

Apple Pulls Camera+ From The App Store After Its Developers Reveal A Contraband Feature
http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/08/12/apple-pulls-camera-from-the-app-store-after-its-developers-reveal-a-contraband-feature/

PatentGate -- Apple responded, resolved amicably
http://www.futuretap.com/blog/patentgate-apple-responded/

Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0 gaming platform and PSP Go-like smartphone
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/11/exclusive-sony-ericsson-to-introduce-android-3-0-gaming-platfor/

Google Ventures Invests In iPhone Game Developer ngmoco
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/11/google-ventures-invests-in-iphone-game-developer-ngmoco/

Facebook bug spills name and pic for all 500 million users
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/11/facebook_name_extraction_bug/

Off-contract Dell Streak is still SIM-locked to AT&T, wrongs still being done in the world
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/12/off-contract-dell-streak-is-still-sim-locked-to-atandt-wrongs-sti/

Dell Thunder prototype rumbles into the wild
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/12/exclusive-dell-thunder-prototype-rumbles-into-the-wild-video/

Screw it, you’re dead anyway
http://news.discovery.com/tech/screw-it-youre-dead-anyway.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopic_jar

Today’s featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
Jan Neland!
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_JanNeland_chickendance.mp3

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Hi Buzz crew,

I totally agree with your comments regarding users blindly clicking YES to permission requests when installing Android applications.
Unfortunately the current way permissions are handled, as a mammoth all-in-one step at install time, pretty much encourages users not to pay due care and attention to what they are doing. Can I suggest an alternative?

As an Android developer I’d much prefer to control when permission requests are made myself. Before my code does something requiring extra permissions it would make an Android OS call to ask for them.
Requests would therefore appear to the user in context, as the app ran
– for example, permission to access the SD Card would only be sought the first time the app’s backup feature was tried. If requests appeared as the app was used I suspect more attention would be paid to them, it would be easier to spot suspicious behaviour, and users could continue using an app even if they denied the necessary permissions for a specific feature.

Love the show,

Simon

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Tylor from Florida here.

Facebook railing against the Google-Verizon deal isn’t the first lapse in evil by Facebook. Their first lapse in evil was when Mark Zuckerberg donated money to the Diaspora project.

But, glad to see Facebook doing something right (even though I practically only use Twitter).

Love the show!

Tylor

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In episode 1289 you guys were talking about the possibility of a “”check-in”" feature down the road for facebook. Darren mentioned the privacy aspect in terms of data mining. Well, he’s another angle to those concerns that’s, well, already here:

Authorities Blame Facebook for Recent Burglaries
http://www.wnep.com/wnep-lacka-burglaries-facebook,0,3285027.story
“”Police believe the thief looks at someone’s status update on Facebook. When a post reveals a person is on vacation, that’s when the suspect strikes and steals jewelry and cash.

The police chief urges residents to keep their doors locked and to think twice when updating their Facebook status.”"

And that’s why I don’t get on facebook and tell people where I’m going to be…

- lucky from the bol chatroom

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iTV might introduce an app store to it’s landscape. What app would you like access to on your TV? Send us a comment via Blackberry Messenger. Our PIN is 24523C65.

 

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