Safety Vs Privacy: The Encryption Debate

By Troy Kng | Sep 28 2014
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We dig deep into the current privacy issues on tonight’s show. It seems that in today’s world, we cannot have privacy and safety. Or can we? Let me know by emailing to theandroidvibe@gmail.com. Otherwise, great show with some interesting headlines. The new Angry Birds Transformers looks like a fun departure from the tired-out formula. The supposed Moto Shamu is also interesting. I certainly hope it isn’t the newest Nexus device. Otherwise, I may skip this one and wait until next year.

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Google Glass Goes To Canada

By Troy Kng | Sep 19 2014
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It is interesting that when Google Glass came about, no one really understood the value of the wearable. But now that smart watches are the consumer trend, wearables are the hit sensation. Hopefully the vision of wearables becomes more defined as the tech develops. Also on the Vibe, we discuss Facebook and the myriad of privacy concerns. Do you think Facebook privacy deserves the media hype? Let me know at theandroidvibe@gmail.com

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iPhone 6, The Answer to the Nexus 4 Two Years Later

By Troy Kng | Sep 12 2014
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Now that the iPhone 6 has been announced, many are looking at iOS’s new features and comparing them to the same Android features which have been present for years. Is this a case of iOS simply catching up to Android? We also discuss the new Galaxy Note Edge and whether it is actually a useful product or just a proof-of-concept device.

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OK Google, Speak To Me

By Troy Kng | Sep 05 2014
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Google Now has certainly been underused in my day to day life, but maybe it is time for a turnaround. Google has made tremendous strides in making search, and Android usage in general, more conversational. It is welcome progress to me as I dream of one day being able to do everything on my phone via voice command and have a digital assistant.

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Google’s Knowledge Vault, The Database That Learns

By Troy Kng | Aug 26 2014
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This week we cover some topics that may have significant impact in a number of areas. First, the G Watch R may force some fans to rethink the typical “herd” (or Apple) mentality when it comes to devices. Then, Google’s Knowledge Vault will hopefully not join up with Project Tango lest it destroy the entire human race. Then finally, we discuss the state of Android and whether it still suffers from a fragmentation problem or if it’s just Android bashing in disguise.

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Take Control Of Your Car With Tesla Command

By Troy Kng | Jul 27 2014
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Have you ever wanted Android as your chauffeur? Well, that is still a ways off, but you can have Android lock your doors and open your sun roof right now! Thanks to Android Wear, now you can perform a few basic commands to control your Tesla vehicle. It’s great to be back with all of you. Keep sending in your questions and feedback to theandroidvibe@gmail.com.

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The Rise Of Material Android

By Troy Kng | Jul 13 2014
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And we are back! Again! After a hiatus due to the birth of my son, it’s time to get down and dirty with the latest Android news. Android L and pure Googled Android is not long on the horizon, and we want to be there for every minute of it! Androd Wear is also very exciting and is showing real promise. Finally, a smart watch software we can get behind!

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Themer Beta

By Steve Birchfield | Apr 07 2014
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If you like to change the look of your phone home screens often, finding interesting looks becomes hard to do if you don’t have the time to spend. Adding widgets and aligning graphics is a time consuming process. However, there is an application/launcher that takes much of the work away. Themer Beta by MYCOLORSCREEN is the fast and easy way to completely transform the look of your phone with unique designs. Continue Reading

Clash of Clans

By Steve Birchfield | Mar 03 2014
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I have to admit something to all of you, I am addicted to Clash of Clans by SuperCell. The multiplayer combat game where you build bases and battle real people for gold and elixir. It is a game that will make you want to destroy others and dread leaving your base unattended. A free game with the temptation of paying for upgrades that is hard to resist. Continue Reading

Where are the other Operating Systems?

By Steve Birchfield | Feb 27 2014
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As Troy mentioned in last week’s show, the Ubuntu phone has been announced. There have been a few alternative operating systems announced such as the Firefox OS and Jolla. But none have really been delivered yet. Why is this? Continue Reading


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