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Topics tonight include Google’s announcements, Microsoft buying Skype, the iKeyboard, Lion and iOS, your live questions and feedback, OmniOutliner, Adobe’s new apps, the New Yorker, and more fun apps.
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For those interested the show notes are also included below:
AAL 0013 – Google Plays Catchup
Open GL, UI, Facial Recognition, USB Support – Everywhere
Google is announcing a new “ADK” (Accessory Development Kit”) for Android 3.1. Accessories (like an exercise bike, or a robot) can hook up to your Android device over USB and talk to an app on your phone or tablet — or point you to a specific app on the Market if you aren’t set up already. To kick things off, Google is shipping some development hardware based on a Arduino Mega2560 board paired with a Circuits@Home USB Host Shield. The ADK is completely open source, with no NDAs or fees for developers. You can learn more here.
Music Beta is a new service from Google that gives you instant access to your personal music collection without the hassle of wires or syncing. Add your music collection and listen on the web or any compatible Android device.
Starting today, users can rent titles from the Market and stream to any device. Prices start at $1.99 but most of the big one we’re seeing so far hit the $3.99 mark. Though streaming is the focus here, you can “pin” films to download in the background for enjoying in-flight or on the subway. The tablet app is rolling out with Honeycomb 3.1, while 2.2-compatible phones get it “in a few weeks.” Rentals are currently available to watch in the browser, so if you’re feeling inclined to, head on over the Android Market for a personalized matinee show.
Google is also doing some more consumer-facing stuff with its brand spanking new Android @ Home tech. It’s basically home automation for Android, with light switches and thermostats and all that. But that’s just the beginning. “Project Tungsten” is the music side of things, which brings AirPlay-style music controls to that fancy new music app for Android. Basically Z-Wave, Sonos, and Apple should consider themselves put on notice. Google communicates to devices over some new wireless protocol, which we hope to learn a lot more about in the coming months. Lighting Science will ship Android @ Home compatible lightbulbs by the end of the year.
100 Million Devices – Gave Devs Tab (Tab Copies)
Apple in 2004 worth 7.5 Billion
App Store, LaunchPad, Autocorrect, Full Screen Apps, Gestures, Settings App, Location, Rubber Band Scrolling, AutoSave.
My invention, the iKeyboard, addresses the one drawback of a tablet computer—the impossibility of touch-typing on its virtual keyboard.
Topic #7.5 – Your Calls and Live Feedback
Topic #7 – Apps!
The New Yorker with Subscriptions and Many More Mags soon
Tim – OmniOutliner for iPad
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