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Google Search’s new ability to use natural language to search through your personal photos is a neat bit of programming and pattern recognition. Google added subscription streaming to its cloud music player. Everyone compares it to mindshare leader Spotify. I started using the free DataWiz from Princeton’s Edge Lab to learn how apps on my Nexus 4 use wireless broadband data. Happy to say I passed two Fitbit milestones in the past couple of days. 1. 5000 miles 2. 11,000,000 steps
I stopped posting regularly on Google+ on October 3, 2012. However, recently, I started posting near daily to a photo series I call Ordinary Things. Your browser does not support the audio element. Podcast Powered By Podbean [Audio length - 48:43] In MobileViews Podcast 62 Todd Ogasawara and Jay Stone discuss the relationship software and hardware being so good that consumers do not feel the need to upgrade or update to the latest version. Saw this for the first time this morning. What the heck is this Twitter mutant thing? I miss the old Fail Whale. The Angry Birds Star Wars game for iPhone is free for a limited time if you use the Starbucks iOS app. The recent update for the FCC’s speed test apps for both Android and iPhone turned off the ability to run a test. Microsoft Windows features non-overlapping windows, drew a bit of interest, but failed to capture the mind-share and marketshare of its popular predecessor. On March 21 Apple sent email to podcasters publishing through iTunes telling them that they need to provide new cover art that conforms to the new 1400×1400 pixel format (JPEG or PNG). The Squier by Fender USB Stratocaster Guitar is unique among Fender’s legendary guitar series for a couple of reasons: 1. The Verge reported that the wireless inductive charger accessory for the Nexus 4 (which became widely available just recently itself) is now available for $59. I passed 10 million steps on my Fitbit today. And, it looks like I passed 9000 floors climbed about two days ago. Your browser does not support the audio element. Podcast Powered By Podbean In MobileViews Podcast 61, Todd Ogasawara, Jay Stone, and Emil Reyes (none of who claim any expertise in investment) wonder aloud and speculate about the steep multi-month decline in Apple’s stock price. Microsoft released free apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone to request help or offer help (in a variety of ways). It took over a year but Android Jelly Bean (the 4.1.1 version, not the 4.2 new flavor) finally appeared for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7. Earlier today Amazon announced their free CD AutoRip service that places some of the CDs you’ve bought over the years automatically in the Amazon Cloud for streaming to your desktop or mobile device. News Bento for Windows 8/RT is a simple news aggregation app that is easy to navigate and presents news items from a variety of sources in a clean view. Microsoft launched a version of its MSN website optimized for IE10 on Windows 8/RT today (Jan. 8, 2013).