Be sure to get your name on the newsletter, if you’re into…well, I don’t really know what the newsletter will contain quite yet. Let me assure you though, I don’t think you’re going to want to miss it. And in other news…
- Futurelawyer highlighted this story out of South Carolina that shows why two-step authentication is important, or just don’t store your mistress’ emails…or just don’t have a mistress.
- Gmail 4.2 is almost ready to go live, and Android Police gave us a sneak peak at the product. Pretty cool features, like pinch-to-zoom, are in the new app.
- Motorola Droid Bionic owners can start getting excited again. Android 4.1 will be on your phone in 2-3 weeks. That’s “ho, hum” news for me, since I already upgraded my device.
- Google Play added some new features with a recent update, including the ability to remove apps from your Play store. Look for version 3.9.16 (menu > settings > Apps > Google Play Store > Version. If it hasn’t dropped to your device (mine didn’t upgrade yet), you can get it here.
- Something you’re also going to want to check out in Google Play, are the new app trial periods. Developers now have the option of giving you full-app-access for a limited time, which allows you to test-drive the app.
- Samsung announced a new, smaller version of its popular Galaxy S III, the Galaxy S III Mini. Instead of the awesome 4.8 inch screen, the Mini will feature a smaller, 4 inch screen. Personally, I’m a fan of the 4.8 screen.
- The US Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit overturned the ban on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. Despite the very liberal interpretation of “abuse of discretion,” the Court found that Judge Koh went beyond her authority by entering the injunction against Galaxy Nexus. Specifically, the Court held “that the district court abused its discretion in determining that Apple established a sufficient causal nexus.” Id. at 6. The opinion is an interesting read, and shows that the Appeals Court aren’t just Apple Fanboys, but rational thinkers about the patent disputes.
- And finally, “make way for [King] Ali.” Microsoft announced it’s bringing Office to Android. Well, maybe. MS issued a statement: “The information shared by our Czech subsidiary is not accurate. We do not have anything further to share at this time.” I’m leery about both comments, especially in light of the many great Office apps for Android already. In the same sense, leave it to MS to come floundering to the innovation table so late. My question is, why March?
Have a great week, and don’t get eaten by Zombies:
Try Jelly Beans instead:
Or my favorite, an Ice Cream Sandwich:
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