Ep. 57: Conspiracy theories
Ep. 57: Conspiracy theories
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Ep. 57: Conspiracy theories

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The bionic approaches but will -- be worth the wait. -- -- the injury marketer of fresh coat of paint and we've got tons of tablet news from Motorola. All of that and more on this week's -- of Internet with weekly or Thursday July 14 this episode 57 minutes onto -- alongside. -- -- I'm excellent allotment -- -- -- couldn't. It was it was waiting fetus and posts one I read whatever you put on the prompter and or if -- -- episode 57 news is kitchen -- should be making there. -- don't have anything. -- -- -- -- of that says that if we are prepped talk about. But we're talking about for a while one of the most anticipated. -- different phones. It's coming soon residents Droid by sonic. Which -- Apple healthy Weezer. No -- time matter of days away Verizon unveiled a sign that -- we can go sign up for more information about it he says. No added and a -- -- they told me is in August 3. Steele knows too late for first and the basic net for the cut off. It and come out on July 31 printer to look pretty bird. That we -- -- disagreement about the actual. Out including -- I give you the first if -- beyond -- although it's whether you can order -- area and to receive the earth. If Al and -- they're keeping. Those. We're giving them going to have -- -- here on ship to ship date. -- viewers does. Well. I think I'm winning enough at this point that it doesn't matter argument -- and -- the senate pays our own Nicole Lee actually has a very. -- article. Move running Android atlas called waiting for the trade Garnet quirky kind of talks about. -- -- bonnet and it. Long along a path. To launch. And she talks but things like. When it was announced -- -- yes it was extremely. Interest -- phone respects that we're kind of mind blowing but now -- almost six months later. Does it still stack up -- if compared to a spoofed -- Verizon's first four GL TE phone now out in recent third. And I've heard people complain about all sorts of things -- -- -- Embryonic is listed. Or rumored this point have only 512 megabytes of ram. Blocked at the scout class -- -- thunder -- which has 768. And -- to -- if one. When check box in a list of specs mean this will still have the that dual core processor. But it's a little bit I -- specs mean Uranus nearly as impressive. Consider -- -- we've had dual -- phones for awhile and when -- -- be getting excited about it. I am still excited about because I was looking you know -- today at -- As Eric aren't. Ready to upgrade whatever options here and for Radisson. Whole lot of good options right at the thunderbolt is an of the best option it is in no offense to your phone and -- -- And a and that option but -- -- -- -- -- -- stick with for two years. You know I want dual core and -- Ortiz and -- -- let me yet you be able to get that. After the port. Yet true I'm just saying that's -- I'm excited because it hasn't. In some respects they want but the -- thing here is the by panic is this is not really the beyond ironic we -- -- kind of a different phone. Element that probably why it took so long and now. It is an ever released by a mrs. remain in -- that. The advocate of the -- -- actually. You know -- It reminded me of some -- superhero. The planet is meant to be here. Like the bionic man -- would be like it very -- ones featured injury to celebrate. Mr. -- could be elected -- Droid -- -- by Alex super. Mystery terminator. The -- I'm running out that well anyway acidity it is likely is it different phone it looks different analysts Nazi gas really know all -- -- specs were at CES we don't know fished -- out there now so. We can't say for certain that they've changed but I bet they've changed very. And probably I'm Dave Davies -- You know a phoned it in likes it in development for that along -- -- via active beating of change. The injury market is actually. Just got a bit of an overhaul fresh go to pain if you will. -- and it actually added there -- books and movie rental service to all the injury to connect to or better devices. Right so it's not. Out yet necessarily it's gonna roll out I had an ex Soviet so there is a way to get it -- yet you can actually. The AP did that a PK file is on the net. You can get it download it and put it on your phone. And get this sort of and of interesting. Almost Windows 7 ask. Aesthetic. With different squares. An expert -- sued for -- and not it's that if uninteresting new look. And it does have. The books in -- in games. Movies and apps are all right here. And a column I can't use the movies because my device is rooted that's still a restriction. On the video rentals and Google's marketplace. So on the books if you that this is his school books have an iBook here it can read it anywhere but what about movies. Movies. You know molecular Bradley in a day where you can -- what -- when your computer they play in the -- player. It's interesting. But I haven't actually had a chance player on the movies again because -- not leave our route to the -- -- that are already on Netflix. Enemy is definitely there for you gonna check out Cindy -- on the -- UK on the Internet. So they also one thing it is -- to -- is there are more lists -- and similar to the App Store. -- top paid top free top kerosene country specific list. You know and I think this will help discovery. Yet while more does look science Menendez friend does look like Windows Phone 7. Yet -- the -- Retained if anything that didn't and scrolling rectangles now looks like windows confident. Disliked everything you'd like on earth is in violation of -- might patent. -- so weekend news here everything it has takes electricity is in violation of -- -- past there. And my patent for running devices and -- isn't it -- exactly. And Franklin. Here. Atom -- so what else is here. Right so HTC says -- of -- phones now meets TC announced what a couple weeks ago I guess in May. That they were going to unlock -- -- letters and there are sort of following through on -- now. Ray it's actually they have a timeline and for a handful of phones including the HTC's sensation for G. And the IE vote the treaty on the T-Mobile and sprint respectively their -- litters are actually going to be unlocked. So this is are retroactive. Unlocking. These devices shipped with locked rate -- -- how it works. I believe so yes it -- software update. The world market. So we don't under people are cheering. And yet -- very loud people -- exactly. As interest in him -- -- -- through the thunderbolt on that list I don't anticipate ever seen -- -- on the list. Again. An error whatever before that what it converted accomplishment and bury -- -- at their own at a party stepped outside of since then I've been running -- engine mod four word two weeks now. Not the most stable rom on the thunderbolt but I. It allows me to do things like using USB keyboard to type what with the -- -- me. Let's talk about -- thunderbolt for a second here let. So there's an update -- came out rent it has some bug fixes them feature enhancements maybe. Yeah -- with fix the random reboot issue I believe. And a couple of other issues but one thing that the kind of ruled in there. Is they've removed. Free wireless hot spot embedded functionality from the that -- -- Get this -- And you installed on your phone. That is the end of free. Three mobile hot -- So what does that mean if you just don't install it keeps prompting you it is it you know you know very. The I don't know if -- still -- pretty sure they'll find them that of way to -- if they notice that's my thought it was a weird that this would be clients that thing in that system billing. System you update. Canada I didn't actually grab the download. -- be interested in and hearing from some unlucky and noble reader who may have actually downloaded because by the time this update. I came out I was again. At a point where wrote he's been at least show up on my phone anymore. And I mean they've been warning that the free -- would the promotion would end per month and they kept pushing it back with respect -- the -- total. Two month. From the timely said that it was actually -- and maybe a month and half. So we unknowns is becoming. But it's kind of interesting that the kind of -- in -- part of that that date I wonder. If if they held off on the update. To so they can roll the in a community that the -- and get exposed to critics have been -- people been complaining about for awhile. So I wonder if you know. Heroic boldest ruled the Wi-Fi hot but the -- into this update does this on here and there -- still the rock and yet intuitive trick people into downloading it. Possibly it's not a great strategy. Com let's talk about -- -- your car radio USB connection here and then after the break we'll jump into -- bunch of tablet mania rate that costs about this first injury or review with USB action right. -- -- The I think with win Android. Read -- a road one -- announced. He mentioned Google mentioned that the -- ruling and a new protocol called the Android open accessory for all I got really excited about that because. It basically is. A back door part door into the injury operating system that allow holes -- devices to use external accessories. Much in the same way that Apple's -- for otter works with iPod certification process -- -- we kind of knew that at some -- some was gonna figure some sort of a way to connect the carts to area two and I cried. -- up until now he really -- with his artillery output or Bluetooth audio streaming. Harmon international -- Supply a bunch of automotive. Car audio technology to allow him to think the -- Other systems that are in -- you know is and a couple of -- different manufacturers it if it. And they've announced that they are gonna be the first take advantage of that injury open access -- protocol. To start creating car stereos and -- -- thirteen that you'll be able to deploy your hat there Android device street. Ray -- of the current street where there -- stuff that -- will be available in two years. -- on the -- in the cars it actually probably short earner but the extreme end of the really short community it's typically. -- -- -- -- ministry -- inflict a fiber tenure turnaround on technology from the comes out to see it five years this is actually going to be out and -- here. It's a minute we may actually start seeing it a little bit early area and after market. If add the aftermarket mean people who make. Index -- C -- a slap in any -- tend to be a lot more nimble. So we may start seeing these things pop up in the aftermarket even sooner than that. But you'll definitely in 2013 be able to buy. But relatively cheap entry level vehicle they -- here and plug your -- poultry into it. Says this is similar like the what's the Microsoft sync the tablet forwards for example as the -- port. I guess since there's -- really along the same vein that but at a future trend today in advocate if the simple answer is yes. It. So old that just uses your device is currently mass storage device and -- if at all if it works at all. Actually did a survey a couple of years ago. Where I found myself at an -- an event and pretty much every manufacturer with represented in outlook their elementary one and just plug -- in to every USB port that -- finding the car. And I think of the 25 or thirty cars that plug into three of them recognized the mass storage device. -- -- -- -- And an interesting hack if you can get to work but it usually does and is not very reliable. And even those that did recognize only recognize -- Half the time you -- very quickly plug in and jump into the menu and in turn on USB storage for the device realizes something's wrong. Though but it is -- it easier 300 users and I mean it's you know it's about time Google -- that back -- in insults about time that. People started realizing that you know every week we talked with the stories worth twenty billion excavations have -- -- memory there but yet. Millions of activation. Per year. -- a pretty big market. That is -- let's take a quick break and will come back with tablet mania they assess. Welcome back com our practices -- start over tablet insanity here. So first up the tablet that doesn't exist yet. From my Amazon we've been hearing rumors about -- on -- for awhile now and there are so. More rumors I guess from the Wall Street Journal typically when they're reported a rumor. Turns out to be true you're -- I have found -- there are reporting that Amazon plans to release an Android powered tablet in October. It's gonna be nine inches. -- will not have a camera. It's gonna offer users access to Amazon's. Extensive -- extensive media collection systems -- Kindle Amazon music. That are on box movie stuff. Com. But that they'll also be released seem you know more Kindle. Only readers which they assume we'll be based on -- Android. And you know analysts are saying they're gonna so a couple million -- these next here. -- that this is meant to be an iPad killer -- at least compete with iPad is probably. More accurate but can they compete with. You know no camera. Maybe I mean I stood on I mean I guess I understand why you'd want a camera on a tablet better to have -- that need it. But I just don't understand. Health taking pictures with a tablet. Just bizarre. Thankfully things like -- timer Google videos talk you'd use it at her side and it actually donate use those to -- my son loves to use the -- little thing called photo. And Rory can take pictures of yourself -- -- -- haxor. Enemy to -- that. You know. Its suite while hunter. It could make you look skinny to wait awhile. Noted this -- -- -- -- -- Again. I'm gonna go -- and pre fix what about city with its very personal but it not a big fan of video chat. That'd be a big fan of like taking pictures of myself. The -- Cameron -- a huge deal to -- Sir I mean the first -- and I've had the old lake in but -- camera and but the market has changed I mean I'm saying is that. Right now in for the foreseeable future. Apple iPad is setting the gold standard in what it output should be even if you -- about it haven't. You don't have sort of feature parity there -- then I think it's an uphill battle -- interesting to me. It is Amazon and hat is. A built in of a pre built ecosystem at this point the party kind of been cultivating for some time at there apps store. You get there. Kindle bookstore. They've -- their music store so the Amazon stands to -- unique a ton of money. Just putting these devices in people's hands and giving them. Easy entry into their varied market though I'll wonder it be interesting if Amazon to -- different -- And instead of trying to compete straight on with yet and it -- mentioned in feature for feature. And he came in and that the digital doorway to our content. And sold it. At a much lower rate in the it and maybe even analogue X ray coming out that the arm and at this thing commandos -- and bucks. Sent it to the ability to effect that yen and the -- -- out by the and like minded into the -- -- in -- you Vietnam era. But. But I -- yet I -- -- dollars million dollars this are probably ridiculously low. But if they -- undercut the price of the -- at significantly. -- -- -- -- -- I really care about camera if they want you know -- hundred bucks -- on 19. Yet. That would be an interesting business strategy and then I mean they and the Kindle already fills. Are relatively inexpensively. And at the point now they can fill it for working with -- Though. It's kind of lake. The -- kind of what -- -- were looking for business model that the video game companies were doing for a -- and filled their systems. At a loss knowing that you're gonna have to buy games and controllers to use on this thing in the get a cut of each game -- they're gonna make that money back in the long run and. The old razor blade -- and a -- second bit of in parade tablet news -- Sony we've talked about this accident while. For -- while. This Sony tablets we've actually. Finally -- -- we but our own Donald bell has taken a first look her first take at the Sony -- wellness -- tablets which. We don't talk about all title releases here but this one is -- team. Because these tablets -- There are very greedy employee one of them -- That's -- creepy another -- One is crazier than ever it's -- I'll do this when you -- craziest thing of the past decade if you -- of that form factor in -- minority view. -- and -- swine you know it's it it's somewhat standard tablet right in minutes you know whatever nine -- -- like that. Nine point four inches and -- 1280 by us and 68 but has -- -- weird to wedge shaped design rip the thing. On the back that. Doesn't -- only serve any function other than looks cool it helps you hold it against yet I'd like if folded over magazine there's that bullet that. And I'm mistaken when a look at the profile and see that it's not actually hollow what you can actually -- your fingers in there yet if the solid shape here. It's interesting -- interesting sheep. And but -- adamant that. And not allowing -- -- thought that you might be able clip it on to something great -- -- in mind the idea of press Booth QC. -- top -- -- -- and also the the sketches of the patent at least sol lasts earlier this year. Team like that. The ST was a little bit different. Let me get let me add two more things with it -- it has some unique features in addition to -- of the weird design -- It adds a favorite -- the top navigation. Of honeycomb because really. You know five different menus on honeycomb home screen is enough. Put this -- pane lets you quickly access. You know your favorite content -- out whatever. Com and it has this feature called quick view that gives the illusion of faster page download -- by prioritizing pages images atom JavaScript. It's sounds -- team but I imagine -- you know could breaks them pages that -- It's a nice trick. Anything else that says it has this quick touch panel enhancement. That is more responsive multi touch implement. Printer facing cameras and it will be PlayStation certified. And that wasn't worth and has about ten more things. Yeah go ahead at 20 look at them I can -- -- about the -- -- other than. It's weird it's -- that dual screened. 25 point five inch balls for wide screens. That are mounted with a hinge between them. And you either fold it flat make -- pocket sized you can open it up slightly tablet or kind of at an angle like a Nintendo DS for some. Dual screen. And -- maybe gaining a tightening. It's interesting because I get really excited about -- -- echo whenever things they're having more than one screen on them like in a little bit excited. But I'm not really in practice. Hughes analyst form factor. Can I guess this is a tablet and that you can open it up and have a really big screen. It does look interesting because if the form factor of the screen to tell with combined is almost square and -- that rectangular page he reads the thing. -- in it it's those not even that big yet you. This to me -- Whether it looks better and and the still photo below it and it -- in the video above and video -- -- covered in fingerprints. But in the still photo just below that -- extra cleaning Lothian looks actually a little sexy. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Probably not I don't know if there's like especially expert and -- and if our interest to gain. Is. In the fifth fits right here that Sony -- put up 130000. Dollar bounty to inspire developers to create Adobe air apps. Optimize for the -- two's unique dual screen format that Sony. Putting some money out there. For developers to know maybe to -- getting. If they will develop interesting apps that ticket -- and format that practice here's from the cool. Maybe you'd like to try -- it here's some money. Fools and we -- -- carried a front of them that we may enemy and it's that Sony -- of the pretty big name. But I don't know we may see some interesting some interesting apps in the future. Aren't so we know that's coming out -- like October -- -- And but now or something that we don't know but there's rumors about a new Motorola tablet. Ten inch tablet running in its cream sandwich. For various virus screen. So -- -- generally we see it failed. And we cannot. While it stated that -- to native and it well I'm gonna take up to this point all Android tablets have kind of -- here. Compared to yet answer -- to -- yes. And -- of them are iPad killer resume was disappointing outlook that market I think you know I mean it was a best of CPS. For CNET very -- and after we sought and -- Britain's have seen other tablets -- we still given at best CS today. -- you know loop. Hindsight 20/20 exactly but at CES it was at. It's GS it was extremely interesting and millions and a lot of things -- -- CSR that most of our -- the -- the winners and have been it is. Six diploma later. And the -- to category. I'm saying the -- the winners. We pick winners and -- boss them around but -- and trying to you know get past the original zoom. Motorola has been working rumored to be -- in on this new tablet that authority running -- emirates. And does that really -- if you at a resolution. 2048 by 1536. Which is almost double -- -- resolution. But nothing like. -- -- what are notes the the -- -- display. For tablet with. And I guess it's also. Has to get around the Nvidia tegra three. Chip. People are expecting this to launch and Christmas. Around Christmas or early to eat well but you know windows. -- -- -- -- -- Which is interesting -- his nose and nose into yet there's skip that but for those of you who -- -- one. We have some news there -- some good news. Or Motorola exactly recording and a couple of other sources we have -- on our. -- of long. That integrate three -- to is rolling out to the -- as we speak. EA and so that there's a couple things that enables the ST card finally meet the parade if he bought it how long ago and now we're. Used in an -- and finally if you were in. That's ridiculous the F -- you know billed as the -- doubt. Over time the people here and via IRA. -- antenna so it also enables mothers as a new feature called in to fill with schools would've. Expands. The amount of space the -- apps takes right to view of a non tablet out optimize -- you can fill -- the entire screen and it. What else it's optimize for seven inch tablet that is really -- consumed by -- 1032 does that amendment -- also. Enables dual core all Chrome app -- and processors work. -- The -- indeed other good news for -- Zune users to. Because they we complain about a lot is that. You know when the -- launched. And with sensitive in the upgrade to four -- four upgrade -- -- to four GLE. Eventually. It appears that eventuality. May be coming soon because the zooms. LTE upgrade module appears to have just path through the FF EC. Oh it could be coming soon that sports -- rate for Zune users. -- -- and kind of rolled into an article over and and -- that anarchy. The same information about that we got to update. So when you wrap policies up together what it means is an about a month and asked for two months he should be ready to -- as room. Yet our if you bought a zoom. In crime yeah -- like it'll finally be a device he wanted to be an a couple of month. Whenever that the Nokia -- month. But in the united and how much they -- you exactly. They were just waiting until they raise the press release that -- -- now wonder if. Because there's also a rumor of resume for gene. LTE that supposed to be like in the works. So maybe that'll be the -- into -- wonder what the proximity of the upgrade for previous soon users will be. To the launching of the next him. Order fill until about the same time event. When they launched a new zoom people who have the -- zoom -- -- complaining too hard. Unit -- predict anything there I am trying to make everything into conspiracy and the president holding they've been holding this off. Just so they can launch it at the right time. Much like the word with the Tia if on the and I think Apple's bimetal. Answer Apple -- -- integrated Wi. As we mentioned a number of -- yeah exactly. Let's I guess that fit the news I was gonna jump into a little bit of some apps apps for the week -- -- you don't have one no. Well I have a hundred you don't have do I took the easy slash -- -- -- here and rather than giving you an app of the week here I'm gonna tell you. That are injury -- crew here did you do with cracker mine will be on the list next week. Parents -- we put together a list on the and reptiles blog it's featured today it's going to be in the show notes for this show. Our favorite -- favorite entering apps are hundreds of her favorite right you know 100 we. I think we do this every year we did a last year for iPhone -- -- -- -- -- injury to apps and ten editors over the course of ten business if will list their ten favorite -- among scheduled next week -- Tuesday or Wednesday but this week we've got Kent German favorite CNET app switcher. And of you know can term and -- aviation -- -- lot of playing airplane that there Bonnie -- sphere and apps there's some interest in canister in music based apps. -- -- when. There's some interest in GPS travel stuff going on if you like hiking. Check if that -- Seth Rosenblatt as the top and gives ten apps. That every. -- injury users should have. That's sort of the -- apps. While it up to they're useful they are all extremely -- Especially older injury terminal emulator look at that blue in the terminal -- -- -- that's the only color the entire app. -- there should be 660. More apps coming over the next week sixty -- stay tuned for that. And off of the temperament and -- often I actually did bring in -- today that I wanna show off. And it is an app called. Do it tomorrow. It fee to do lift out for procrastinators. Now basically what to do it tomorrow -- some -- you may be familiar with Astrid. It's also -- -- to do list -- but it basically only gives you two days today. And tomorrow. You put things on your list for today if you can -- you push him off to tomorrow it's a very simple way. To keep. You to do list without eating overwhelmed if -- -- me I'd like to keep paperless as -- very simple. Anything more complicated -- -- just get too wrapped up in the process of making the list itself but it's a very simple -- its free. I check it out. I and the injury market coupled even a kind of wish that it had with some sort of a widget or some sort of like a reminder system that wouldn't tell me. But it's keeping it simple in the works for me does it sync with wherever your. -- it closely with the cloud. Com. So -- you can sync it to year -- a couple of web based services. -- very it's very simple elect the aesthetic of it and I mean I used after -- for a while and for it. A ministry like 80% of you guys after its probably gonna beat. Better app of the two. But I haven't attention -- an issue that -- -- -- observers say that it's yeah exactly. Exactly. That's my IMAP recommendations that we take it out to be fun. Actually to study using this app called wonder who. -- utterly wasted your app of the week -- Well it. Stick it out wanderlust maybe in a study that and interior of the next area and -- access. Let's look at a couple of the latest reviews you've got Eric Franklin took a look. At the to -- but the -- -- to Ciba -- -- connect to speak properly. What's interesting about this device it is got a full size HDMI video output a full sized USB port and SD -- -- that actually work. There's a user replaceable battery. But one of the biggest content that Eric talked about is that it also freaking news really thick kinda bulky. Not nearly as slim and sexy as some of the other analysts are reached the scene but that the price you pay for having those full size and -- -- edit view and he what he thinks. -- -- when -- actually review its first look. I think it's interesting because bunny tactical first look at the HTC status with the FaceBook. And remains and last week and I just think it's funny that bunny -- fit and look petty -- -- Tata. As this -- noon and world markets. Say a tick -- -- bunny -- at these TC touch it's got the -- areas Blackberry yet Blackberry style keyboard for a few really elective chicklet keys. This is a good phone to look at if especially if you're not interested in what enterprise stuff like on the Droid pro. Dedicated FaceBook button that actually does some interesting things like if you pull the F button down it'll take you into locations so you don't even have to hit the button Alitalia and can't handle -- there's a few interesting animation going on there with that bunny through -- -- form factor and but if we check out her first like -- put the link. In our show notes. -- -- -- email let's do some email. Parents who can send your email to enter an analyst at cnet.com. Meet the needs more you hook this week the emails and a week. But we did get to pre good ones here first -- from it I dazzle of the -- -- -- -- podcast every week. I was wondering what you guys think of antivirus software for Android phones is a necessary opinions -- on the subject -- -- you guys are in paper and which. On do you recommend. And -- says. You do any better off her phone or anywhere or anywhere actually I think window within -- have -- built and -- Other than that ion I don't really amenity and of any -- up random and couple of experience has been slowing down. Public. Computers and the -- it's just a big -- of it I just I'm very careful. Have a love hate relationship with it right where. Suddenly you know -- run without -- my computer will be really slow a bit like alarmist have a piracy or something and install bunch of them won't find any. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- remained you have a suggested several he once you. I'd -- it may never know on my iPhone. I I have some offer called -- which says it's. You know -- it they -- security software I think it has -- -- of mall where. You know insecurity virus threats he actually have that feature turned off because they felt like -- slowing down my computer -- -- my phone. I use it for some other features that has so you could use that I think Symantec -- house one as well -- But. -- it really depends if you are practicing safe. -- behavior not. Because that I think if -- If you're just going -- and -- thousands of maps. And not paying any attention to sort of what they can or can't do when you install them then -- I'd rent something that. If you're sticking it is very mainstream. Apps you know here's -- -- -- Google apps and FaceBook and Twitter and you know. Stuff like that from brand names you make sure -- actually installing the one -- from the -- An affiliate at this point there's not a whole lot of risk so it in I think you have to buy -- -- bet. For most phones I think you are gonna take a performance hit so. That's where humans. Ray and -- just popped in in my head that Seth Rosenblatt. On our download block is actually. He did video where he rounded up some -- entrance security. Apps and tips them and put the link in our show notes there should check that out. If he's kept them and Clinton as well but I don't have and that maybe even a little did have a different idea from which if it had. Hope that helps -- The next you know we have content from can warfare two from the chat room. -- fifth hey guys I keep getting generic icon instead of the proper icon current programs. On my HTC evo four G. -- -- getting worse after the peak injury to -- read at three software update. -- with what's xmas -- says left of the info seemed to fade. At the -- day keeps getting old scrolling through their -- pages opening folders and finding 80% of programs have generic icon holding -- spot any help would be much appreciated -- What -- having here is. Yet an issue with its phone where -- the every app has its own unique sort of graphic -- icon that whenever. And pops into older scroll through its home pages. Those have been replaced by that we are generic white square -- -- relied on it that have. Indicate that. The -- -- My first thought -- is. That perhaps you're your apps that I mean are at -- you wanna check if if these apps that are maybe installed on the -- card. -- that have in the phone's memory. Because if there is an issue where for example your SD cart -- to something or phone can act as if you are -- -- second. It could forget that the -- actually exist. And links to them -- But it sounds like looking at the information that he spent this phone is not rooted in not rom. So I did a little bit more digging. And it seems like you're not exactly only proceedings had fifth issue. But the suggestion that I kept getting from the evo four G -- previous. On the -- you developers forum. -- is reboot your phone to fix the issue the -- if the complaint that I'm hearing -- that you know sometimes it happens some time that doesn't. It just seems like maybe there's an issue with HTC sense. In that updates and keeping track of what's there. More importantly a kind of wonder if if you click baptists and actually run. If it -- yep yep doesn't actually Ryan and it. Could be a bigger issue. And the -- that my a my thoughts are a mixture of the apps are not on the -- -- Hartford's. Be -- your phone off treatment. Calm cool water on it and -- damn its eight. Try those things and let us know yet or -- and give us more details. Is your phone routed to -- -- -- are worth apps are on. The -- are -- apps that are broken -- -- -- -- right. And record number. And they fear an evo four G user for written you have the theme issue on your Android version two that the Rita three update and -- female -- -- no. The -- that is an isolated incident maybe you have some suggestions it helped it went in with. And that's one thing and the amendment yet from. The suggestions send us an email at Android -- at cnet.com. Image -- -- -- wanna find more episodes of the show more in draped at a news blah. I find -- at cnet.com slash injury -- atlas that -- new updated Internet with long. It's funky -- You should check it out you can also join us every Thursday to PM Pacific at cnet.com slash live. Again you can sends an email and -- at cnet.com. Or you can find the show on Twitter at Internet with the run Twitter. You can also find myself and -- then at at -- -- and -- my real name respectively. -- -- were off next week we are Africa is I'm gonna -- on with those in now hook up that's up. So -- negative meter next week we'll see you -- few weeks public interest and of the emails and then. Healtheon. See -- next week ago and --

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