Thursday, December 20, 2012

End of the year... new projects, new things

Haven't posted on here in a while... been a little busy as of late, and I'll talk about why below.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Video from Friday Night Hangout #8

Android Enthusiasts: Friday Night Hangout #8 (Dec 14, 2012)
Please add topics during the week and not just during the hangout :)

Main topics
Galaxy Camera
New features for S3 (and hopefully the N2 in Canada) - Multi-Window
Nexus 4 shipments?  (stripped of LTE?)
Free SIM unlock trick for S3/N2 on 4.1.1?
Official CM10.1 Nightlies are Live! - More phones being added in the coming weeks/days

Windows Phone (how good we have it on Android)
G+ communities (how are you using them?  app?)

Updates of the week

YouTube: revamped UI for 10" tablets
Currents (what happened to READER)
S2 / Note1 updates should be soon
Drive: Again no changelog. Seems to be the norm for Google.
Facebook: native code now
Google Calendar: Call and go to map directly from notification
What's new:
New feature: Google+ Communities
Support for full resolution photo uploads via Instant Upload
Subscribe to any circle for notifications
Support for time zones in Events
Basic profile editing
Integration with Google Now to send birthday wishes to friends
Support for animated GIFs
Express your mood via animated images in posts
View and explore Photo Sphere images (Android 4.2+)
Add the Google+ widget to your device’s lock screen (Android 4.2+)
For Android:
easier way to author content,
subtle notice when there's new stuff to read.
send messages to specific guests and see who’s opened your invitation.
guests can RSVP with the number of people they’re bringing
extremely low bandwidth Hangouts.  (150 KB of bandwidth)
expanded video for single participants

#AppColiseum (leave blank until we show - then post links)
Ryan - Angry Birds Seasons -
Tom - Remote for iTunes -
Mark - Moon+ Reader -
Brian - AutomateIT -
Sivan - justWink -
XCass (at work Christmas party)
X Sylvain (Still at Farm Sanctuary in New York)
Perfect timing from Google for releasing an update for G+. Most developers never release updates on Fridays so they don't have to deal with fixing bugs on the first weekend of the update. Google surely surprised me today!

They went from changing the icon, again!, to adding some moods à la Facebook it seems, to moving the icons to the bottom of the page, weird. It sure looks good, although not too hyper about having the icons at the bottom now that they're bigger.

This is a big update with a lot of new features, but the biggest one to me has been the integration of the Communities into the app. I am so happy they didn't make us wait as long as they did for pages and also that they actually made a good job with it. I still don't use my phone to update my pages since I find the "log out/log in" a real pain. The communities are accessible right from the menu, as it should be, and that is just perfect.

Overall, awesome job on this update. Love it!

Windows Phone 8 vs. Android | Androidincanada

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Video from our Hangout Session #7 - | Android in Canada Blog

Video from our Hangout Session #7 - | Android in Canada Blog

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Galaxy Note 2 Review [video] - | Android in Canada Blog

Galaxy Note 2 Review [video] - | Android in Canada Blog:

My Biking Record for 2012

Now that I'm thinking about it... my Endomondo app should have some better stats than what I just hacked together

Hmm, where's that data...

Here's 2 graphs I put in from going through old blog posts with the records I kept
I imported the graph points into a Google Doc...

My goal was maintain 70%.
Trying to find the chart data from last year... grr...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gmail 4.2 - the holy grail of our Gmail app? | Android in Canada Blog

Gmail 4.2 - the holy grail of our Gmail app? | Android in Canada Blog:

'via Blog this'

I miss biking to work :( ... but I ingress

I do, really... it's funny, how it would make me tired, and everything, yet, now that I'm driving in the comfort of my own vehicle, I miss it.

Especially as the last few days have been exceptionally warm (like +1°C... not really warm, but warmer).

That, and the whole, I didn't get to call when the last day would be.  I still have to do a chart up for the summer's biking.