Displaying episodes 61 - 90 of 96 in total

Plus Codes from Google

Episode 36 is our very first YouTube Live Stream!We discussed "Plus Codes" from Google, the "StrandHogg" malware, an update from Nimer regarding the Motorola Edge Plus and the "Bixby" app from Samsung.In the "app of the week" section, I Warren, demonstrated an app on Jerusalem tour.This app has a Hebrew name (Check out "?????? ?????? - ???? ??????"), so the icon isn't read by English TTS enginesThe app is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mytoursapp.android.app1295We also talked about a new video conferencing service by the folks from the "Brave" browser, called "Brave together," located at:together.brave.comFor questions, concerns or suggestions, please, reach us via email at:anatadpodcast@gmail.comTo become a member of the ANATAD mailing list, simply send a "Join Request" to:anatad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Global Accessibility Awareness Week

Welcome to episode 35 where we salute the "Global Accessibility Awareness Week."We showcase some of the apps that Google released during the "Global Accessibility Awareness Week"--Action Blocks, Sound Amplifier, Google Maps and "live Transcribe."Sound Amplifier is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.accessibility.soundamplifierwhile "Live Transcribed is found at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.audio.hearing.visualization.accessibility.scribeand "Action Blocks" can be found at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.accessibility.maui.actionblocksWe moved on to the "Tip of the week where I, Warren demonstrated how to download Dropbox content onto your SDCard and also demonstrated how to set the SDCard as the default location for downloads using the Chrome Dev.Nimer showed a tip on how to use an alias using Gmail as he also talked a little more about some of his observations with the Motorola Edge Plus.For questions, suggestions or concerns, please, contact us using our email address:anatadpodcast@gmail.comand should you want to join out mailing list, all that needs happen is you sending a "join request" to:anatad+subscribe@googlegrousp.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Pretty Woman--The Motorola EdgePlus

Motorola finally delivered a flagship phone worth talking about since the Moto Z2Force, thus, the title of this episode--Pretty Woman!This is a gorgeous phone that is reminiscent of the Samsung Edge-series, except that Lenovo went all in with the "edgey" thing!Nimer unboxed the phone and went through the setup process and everything went well, except that the in-display fingerprint reader was a nightmare!We moved on from the "Pretty Woman" and I demonstrated "new Pipe," an app that lets you consume YouTube content as though you were a premium subscriber.New Pipe is found on Github at the following URL:https://github.com/TeamNewPipe/NewPipe/releasesIf you want to import your YouTube subscription as I described on the podcast, then use the following URL:https://www.youtube.com/subscription_manager?action_takeout=1Simply follow the instructions on the podcast and you'll have your subscriptions in place.We then concluded the episode by reading an email from one of our listeners.For questions, concerns or suggestions for upcoming podcasts, please, feel free then to contact us at:anatadpodcast@gmail.comTo subscribe to the mailing list of the ANATAD forum, simply send a "Join Request" to:anatad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Rolling back Android 11 to 10 And Chat

In our last episode--Episode 32, we discussed Android 11 Preview 3.In this episode--Episode 33, we discussed how to roll back to Android 10.On June 3rd, less than a month from today, Google would be doing an event during which the public beta of Android 11 will be announced, meaning that folks can enroll to get the OTA without the need of using the "Flashing tool" from Google.This announcement can be viewed at the following YouTube URL:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=gqJEcy57hA8&feature=emb_logoWe then moved onto what Zoom is doing by acquiring a company known for security and end-t-end related stuff, found at:https://www.androidheadlines.com/2020/05/zoom-will-introduce-end-to-end-encryption-with-a-caveat.htmlNext, we discussed the exciting change to Google Duo whereby, Google is planning to make it possible to do Duo conference on the web and not only so, but up to 32 participants.This article is located at:https://www.xda-developers.com/google-duo-group-calls-on-the-web-shareable-invites-family-mode/Our next stop is at the infamous "Wechat" app where the app is actually spying on non-Chinese nationals.This article is located at:https://www.androidauthority.com/wechat-spying-foreigners-1116994/Moving on, we touched on Google move in combining the efforts of its different messaging apps into one, found at:https://www.xda-developers.com/google-communication-messaging-apps-single-team/And last, but not the least, we discussed Samsung's debit card, found at:http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/X9bwx1xFr8Y/samsung-pay-launch-debit-card-and-new-money-management-platformWe then closed the episode with an app demonstration of a Google app called "Read along" which is in its early access found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.seekhNimer closed the episode with a "tip of the week" where he demonstrated how to activate the "dark screen" on a Samsung phone as well as on Talkback.For questions and the like, don't hesitate to contact us at: anatadpodcast@gmail.com Should you want to subscribe to the ANTAD mailing list, then shoot a "join Request" to:anatad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Android 11 DP3 and Flashing

Welcome to Episode 32 of the ANATAD Podcast for this May 3, 2020.We discussed what Android 11 (Android R) Developer Preview is all about and how you can go about flashing it to any of your Pixel 2 through Pixel 4 XL.We also talked about the changes that would be coming to Android Accessibility found at:https://developer.android.com/reference/android/accessibilityservice/AccessibilityServiceWe opened the show with a breaking news about some hacker who broke into the webpage of the Lineage OS which can be found at:https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-breach-lineageos-servers-via-unpatched-vulnerability/I, Warren demonstrated an app called "Informed Delivery" from:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usps.myusps_mobile_app_androidIf you would like to make any suggestion or have a comment about the podcast, then you may contact us at:anatadpodcast@gmail.coTo become a member of the ANATAD mailing list, then send a "Join Request" to:anatad_subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Contact Tracing and Phone

As April winds to a close, the 25th of the month places us right on Episode 31.In Episode 31, we discussed the project that both Google and Apple are planning on releasing to the public in an attempt of tracking the current pandemic--Coronavirus (AKA) CovID19.This article is found at:https://www.imore.com/contact-tracing-guide-one-possible-pandemic-solution We also discussed the recently release phones, especially OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 pro.We also talked about the flagship phone form Lenovo--The Motorola Edge +.This is Lenovo's first flagship phone ever since the Z2Force.From here, we moved onto app and Nimer demonstrated an app from IRs called IRS2GO, found at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.irsI, Warren, demonstrated an OpenSource Note-taking app called "Bundled" found at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xaviertobin.noted"Bundled" still has accessibility issues and I plan on contacting the developer to ask him to make it accessible.We closed with an email message from Mike.For questions about the podcast or concerns or any suggestions thereof, please, contact us by sending email to:anatadpodcast@gmail.comTo become a member of the ANATAD mailing list, all you need do is send a "join request" to:anatad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Catching up with Shaswat from the Eye-D Development Team

Nimer celebrates his birthday on this day of the recording of the 30TH episode of the ANATAD podcast on this Friday, April 17, 2020.Of course, I sang him a terrible version of the "Happy birthday to you" tune!We then moved on and talked about a couple news articles--The "Xhelper" malware and the upcoming Google Pixel 4-A.The "XHelper" news is located at:https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/04/17/months-of-research-finally-crack-android-malware-that-could-even-survive-factory-resets/while the Pixel 4-A article can be found at:https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/04/17/everything-we-know-about-googles-upcoming-pixel-4a/in this 30th episode, we also caught up with Shaswat from the Eye-D team.Shaswat gave us the history behind the development of the app and the passion of the team in wanting to help the blind community.As it is the case when we have guests, we asked Shaswat a bunch of questions and he gave us very honest answers!The Eye-D team can be reached via email at the following address:shaswat@eye-d.inFor anyone wanting to join the ANATAD mailing list, simply send a "join request" to:anatad+subscribe@googlegroups.comand should you have any questions for the podcast crew or some suggestion, then please, send those messages to:anatadpodcast@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Android Accessibility 8.2 Public Release

It was mid-week last week when the public release of Talkback 8.2 dropped.There are still a lot of people that the update hasn't been rolled out to as of this podcast.Nimer and I talked about the update with respect to what it brought to the table and the fact that it might take a little while before it reaches folks.We moved onto the news section and we had a rather long discussion on generosity or the lack thereof, from big companies.The next section opened with me talking about the update of the app called "Elocance."I next talked about another radio app called "Replaio.Elocance can be found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mindthetea.elocanceand "Replaio" is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hv.replaioNimer introduced an app called "Signal check pro" whose URL is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blueline.signalcheckand his second app of the day is the trusted good ole' "Signal--Private messenger"located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thoughtcrime.securesmsIn closing, I had a "tip of the week" in the way of the "PIP"--Picture-in-picture."We question, concerns, suggestions and the like, please, contact us via email at:anatadpodcast@gmail.comTo join the ANATA mailing list, simply shoot a "join request" to:anatad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

A Special Guest--Emre Sarbak from Mediate Labs (Where Supersense comes from)

In episode 28, we welcome a special guest, Emre Sarbak from "Mediate labs," the folks who brought us the ever-popular app--Supersense.We talked about the origins of the app, what led to it and where it is headed.We moved on to the "apps section" of the podcast, and I, Warren demonstrated a little recording app from the folks who brought us the "Dolby sound" called "Dolby on" found at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dolby.dolby234Nimer demonstrates the "Sensors Multitool" app that tells you everything you need to know about your phone and more, found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wered.sensorsmultitool&hl=en_USWe closed the episode by reading and responding to email messages from some of our listeners.For any questions, concerns or suggestions for the podcast, please, send those to:anatadpodcast@gmail.comTo join the ANATAD mailing list, simply send a "join request" to:anatad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Android Accessibility Suite and Samsung Voice Assistant

"Going back to Basics" is what we would like to call this episode of the ANATAD" podcast.This is episode 27, marking the 2nd episode with our new name "ANATAD."Nimer and I talked about the Android Accessibility Suite and the Voice Assistant found on Samsung devices.I gave a quick overview of the Android Accessibility Suite while Nimer demoed the Voice Assistant on the Galaxy S20 Ultra.We mentioned in passing, that Google Duo now allows up to 12 participants on a group call.We closed the episode with the 2nd part of Aaron Spears' tutorial on the SBK--Soft Braille Keyboard.For questions, suggestions and concerns, please, contact us via email at:anatadpodcast@gmail.comShould you want to subscribe to the ANATAD mailing list, then send a "join request" to:anatad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

A Pretty Mexican Girl

In our 26th podcast--the rebirth of the ANTAD podcast to "ANATAD," we thought we should dub it the "pretty Mexican girl."We took a brief look at the Android 11 Developer Preview 1.Alan from Australia who joined us for the first time, demonstrated some of the features found on this preview of the 2nd Developer Preview.We mentioned in passing, "AGM Mobile," a rugged phone from a U.K. manufacturer that might come in handy for some blind folks who prefer physical keys over the touch screen.This device is available for a little under #20.00 (twenty British Pounds) at the following URL:https://agmmobile.co.uk/We then talked about the new Talkback beta and the integrated Braille keyboard.In conclusion, we closed with a tutorial from our very own, Aaron Spears, demonstrating how to use the SBK--Soft Braille keyboard.For questions, concerns and suggestions, feel free to contact us via email at our new email address:anatadpodcast@gmail.comand to subscribe to the "ANATAD" mailing list, simply, send a "join request" to:anatad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Scoped Storage

In this 25th episode, we take a look wat what is coming with android 11--Scoped Storage and what it MEANS.We also spotlighted the Google Assistant and its new web reader feature which sure comes in handy when reading articles.On the "apps side of things," I demonstrated the new VoiceDream Scanner in its beta state from the guys who brought us the "VoiceDream Reader.The app is still in its early access stage and costs $6.99 to beta-test it.Should you want to try it, then it's located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.voicedream.scannerWe moved to tips of the week and Nimer talked about how to take advantage of shortcuts on apps that have the feature.I, Warren, then talked about the return of the ability to pin an app to the top of the apps that one would love to share something to.We conclusion, we once again thanked the newcomers to the ANTAD forum.For questions, concerns and suggestions for the podcasts, we encourage you to contact us via email at:antadpodcast@gmail.comTo become a member of the ANTAD forum, simply send us a "join request" by sending an email to:antad_subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Android 11 Dev Preview 1 Not quite Ready for Daily use

In this episode of the ANTAD Podcast--Episode 24, we discussed some vulnerability found in certain chips and routers.The article can be found at the following URL:https://www.xda-developers.com/kr00k-wifi-vulnerability-broadcom-cypress/We then moved on and talked about the Android 11 Developer Preview 1.Alongside with that, we mentioned the fact that the Essential PH1 phone has gained some sort of an update from the guys from Essential, making it possible to download and install a tool and the rafter, sideload the GSI of Android 11 Dev Preview.We then moved on and talked about the Braille feature in the new Talkback beta that wasn't supposed to be pushed out to the Play Store, but it was mistakenly pushed out and some of us got it.In the "tip of the week," I demonstrated how to copy the sms sent to my phone and pasting it to the app that requested for the confirmation.Nimer demonstrated "auto-fill" and we then closed by thanking Russ for writing to the ANTAD Podcast crew.For questions, concerns or suggestions, please, send us email messages to:antadpodcast@gmail.com and to subscribe to the ANTAD mailing list, simply send a "join request" to:antad_subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

A Hero's Departure

While lovers and well-wishers are out and about eating dinner on Valentine's day evening, Nimer and I, Warren are busy recording episode 23 of the "ANTAD" podcast.In this episode, we put the focus on the happenings of the week--From the Samsung unpack of the Galaxy S20 series, to the cancellation of MWC, the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile and most importantly, the departure of a hero, from which this episode's title is derived!We say goodbye to, perhaps the best Android phone ever built--The Essential PH1 phone as the curtains got drawn this week on both the company--Essential and the PH1.The PH1 won't see any security updates again and the last it saw is the Feb. 5th security patch.Thus, we a sad heart, we say goodbye to a hero.Towards the end of the episode, I, Warren demonstrated an app called "Let go"--a buying and selling app, just like eBay, except that this has a focus on one's locale."Let go" can be found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.abtnprojects.ambatanaNimer demonstrated Google Feed as well as the "Commentary" screen Reader and we closed with plugging in the second installment of the "Commentary" demonstration by Aaron Spears.We welcome your questions and concerns by contacting us via email at:antadpodcast@gmail.comTo join the "ANTAD" mailing list, then simply send a "join request" to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.comShould you want to subscribe to the podcast through Google Play music, then hit the URL below:https://bit.ly/2Pbrnb1--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Encryption

Episode 22 of the ANTAD Podcast discusses encryption!In this episode, we talk about the importance of encryption, what it is and why it is important.Starting off with the news section, we discussed the upcoming new take on "printing" in android that would be debuting with Android 11.We then moved on to a Bluetooth exploit called "Bluefrag" that is patched with the Feb. 2020 security patch.We mentioned in passing the upcoming Samsung event scheduled for Feb. 11 where Samsung would be unveiling its new flagship--The Galaxy S20 series of phones.We also took a little swipe of a possible collaboration between four Chinese phone companies--Huawei, Opo, Xiaomi and Vivio in creating their own equivalence of the "Play Store.”We then move onto apps where I, Warren demonstrated an old, abandoned screen reader--ShinePlus.I also demonstrated a neat little browser called "Epic" that is security-focused, found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.epic.browserFrom an XDA developer, comes and app --Paget96 called "net Speed Indicator" found at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paget96.netspeedindicatorThe last app discussed is a news app called "Knewz," found at the following Play Store URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newscorp.knewzMoving towards the closing of the episode, we discussed "widgets" and Nimer demonstrated how to create one.The episode closed with a demonstration by Aaron Spears of the "Commentary"--A Chinese Android Screen Reader.As always, we welcome questions, suggestions and the like by sending us email to:antadpodcast@gmail.comTo subscribe to the ANTAD forum, simply send a "join request to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Google Apps

The 21st episode of the ANTAD podcast is about Google apps.We opened the session with some news about "OTP"--One Time Passcode--A project from Apple with Google Chromium team on board.This article can be viewed at:https://www.imore.com/apple-engineers-have-proposal-standardize-two-factor-authentication-messages-and-google-boardmentioning in passing is the EU's vote that mandates USBC as a standard charging cord for devices from the following URL:https://www.androidauthority.com/apple-eu-common-charger-1077335/From here, we moved into the "app of the week" where I demonstrated an app from an XDA contributor called "Beta Maniac."This app is found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.mirko.betaWe then turned our attention to the subject matter of the podcast, which is "Google apps."I talked about the Contacts app, Messaging app and both Nimer and I talked about "Play Books" and Nimer demonstrated the Google Duo app.In conclusion, Nimer showed another toy of his--The LG V50 phone and showed how close to stock the UI is.We also answered a listener's email that has to do with one of the past episodes--Episode 12.As always, feel free to reach us with your questions or concerns by sending email to:antadpodcast@gmail.comTo Join the ANTAD maling list, then simply send a "join request" to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.comAll the episodes of our podcast can be found at:antadpodcast.comor simply make a google search for "ANTAD Podcast" or enter "ANTAD Podcast" on your podcast client to subscribe to our channel.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Mobile Security

Episode 20 is a mile stone for the ANTAD Podcast, so we focus on Mobile Security.We started off though by highlighting some news and or rumor (The AirDresser) from Samsung and then we talked about the upcoming Google IO scheduled for May the 12th through the 14th at Google's headquarters.Although we don't necessarily endorse nor recommend these "security" apps, we realize that there are those that do and hence the beauty of Android--Choice.Thus, we outline some of the most recommended ones we could find from around the net by those who believe in these.Each of the following has its Play URL:1. Malwarefox - antimalware."--Developer: MalwareFoxhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.malwarefox.antimalware2. " eset mobile security and antivirus."--Developer: Esethttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eset.ems2.gp3. "DuckDuckGo" Browser--Developer: DuckDuckGOhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duckduckgo.mobile.android4. 1.1.1.1 --Developer: Cloudflarehttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudflare.onedotonedotonedotone5. "Bitwarden Password Manager"--Developer: 8bit Solutionshttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.x8bit.bitwarden6. "Nox Security"--Developer: Nox.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noxgroup.app.security7. "Clean Master"--Developer: Cheetah Mobile.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cleanmaster.mguard8. "LockBox"--Developer: LogMeIn.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logmein.lockbox&hl=en9. "Folder Lock"--Developer: NewSoftwareshttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newsoftwares.folderlock_v110. "Detectify"--Developer: WonderTech https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?Following the "Security" segment, I thought it was appropriate to demo my app which is "security-focused"--The "Cryptomator" which sells for $9.49Next Nimer demonstrated how to manage Bluetooth audio volume with a natively available utility that is accessed when "Developer mode" is enabled.As always, we welcome your questions, concerns and the like by sending us email to:antadpodcast@gmail.com and in order to become a member of the ANTAD mailing list, all you do is send a blank "join request" to:antad_subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Productivity--What is it?

Episode 19 of the ANTAD Podcast takes a look at "Productivity," what it means and how it could be defined on an individual basis.We then move on to "Rumorville" and talked about the possibility of Google releasing some three mid-range phones in 2020 and Xiaomi spinning off "Poco," as a separate company, thus, it's likely we'd be seeing a new "Pocophone."Next, Nimer demonstrated the "bad mama jamma"--The Galaxy Note 10Plus and that led us to apps.I demonstrated the official GitHub (early access) client found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.github.androidNimer demonstrated a couple apps--The CPUZ pro from:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xsoftstudio.cpu.identifier.pro&hl=en_USand next, the "Compass Galaxy" from:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.nenter.app.compass_app&hl=en_USWe enjoy hearing from you guys and so, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please, don't hesitate to send those to:antadpodcast@gmail.comand should you want to join the ANTAD list, then send a "join request" to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Shining the spotlight on Google during the last decade--2010-2019

In Episode 18, we take time out to shine the spotlight on Google during the last decade--2010-2019, paying attention to the many things that happend during those years, both good and bad.In the news section, I talked briefly about the possibility of OnePlus coming to Verizon sometime this year when the OnePlus 8 hits.Nimer brought us the "tip f the week" where he showcased how one could get infor on one's phone using the natively available methods.For the "App fo the week," I, Warren, demonstrated "Evie - The eVoice book reader" a TTS-centric e-pub reader found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lenntt.evoicereaderFor questions, concerns and any other inquiries, please, shoot us an email at the following:antadpodcast@gmail.comand to be a member of the "ANTAD" mailing list, simply send a "join request" to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Best Android Phones of The Last Decade--2010-2019

As 2019 turned the page to 2020, closing the last decade, the ANTAD Podcast Crew, in ANTAD episode 17, takes a look at the last decade with respect to Android, paying attention to the movers and shakers of that last decade.We examine what phone was considered "phone of the year" foe each of those years of that decade, as well as highlighting some great phones that came out in those years during the decade.We welcome your questions and suggestions regarding the podcast by sending us email at:antadpodcast@gmail.comand should you want to join the ANTAd mailing list, then send your "Join Request" to:antad_subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Outstanding phones of 2019

For the close of the year, we want to wish everyone who celebrates Christmas a merry Christmas and a happy new year to all!In episode 16, we take a look at some of the outstanding phones of 2019 and some rather great phones that went under the radar.We answered a couple email messages and recommended a printer managemnt app from the "Mopria guys," located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mopria.printpluginAgain we want to wish all of you who celebrate Christmas a merry Christmas indeed and our gratitude to you all for listening to the ANTAD podcast.We look forward to seeing you next year, God willing.For questions, concerns and the like, please, direct your inquiries to:antadpodcast@gmail.comand should you want to subscribe to the ANTAD mailing list, then direct a "join request" to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Best Apps of 2019

As we draw closer to the close of 2019, episode 15 looks back at some of the best apps for the visually impaired with respect to 2019.As always, however, we opened it up with some news-worthy articles, where I, Warren, discussed the "Strand Hogg" malware, located at:https://phandroid.com/2019/12/19/strand-hogg-is-turning-android-phones-against-user/while Nimer discussed yet another issue with the Pixel 4, this time with respect to the Pixel 4 being "discriminatory" against charging cables from Huawei--A product from China, located at:https://mspoweruser.com/it-looks-like-google-pixel-4-is-having-connectivity-issues-with-some-usb-cables/We then discussed in length some of the apps that we believe to be some of the best apps for the visually impaired that came out in 2019.As always, we welcome your questions, criticisms, suggestions and comments by sending us mail to:antadpodcast@gmail.comTo subscribe to our mailing list, that is, in order to joing the ANtAD forum, simply send a "join request" to:antad_subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

FRP (Factory Reset Protection)

What a coincidence, but our 14th episode of the ANTAD podcast, falls on the 14th day of December, 2019.In this episode, we kicked it off by talking about what to do when you want to pass down that phone of yours or if you want to sell it for some cash.We talked about the necessary steps that one needs to take prior to doing a "factory reset"--A necessary step to ensure that the person you are giving or selling the phone to, wouldn't be saddled with issues arising from "FRP" (Factory Reset Protection).Removing the account first before doing a "factory reset" is highly recommended if you intend to give away or sell the phone.We then moved on to the news of the week and this time, it has to do with something call "Resume upon reboot"--A new way of doing system OS updates that would change the way we are familiar with when it comes to updating the phone through OTA.I, Warren, then talked about a couple apps--FairMail, as a good alternative to GMail for those who are having issues with GMail.FairMail can be installed from the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.faircode.emailThe next app I "demoed" is a finance management app called "Bluecoins."This is suited for both small businesses or personal finance management.Bluecoins Is located at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rammigsoftware.bluecoinsNimer closed the session with a "tip of the week" by demonstrating how to go about using the "settings" found in the apps that we have instead of going through the system Settings and then to the app in question.As always we encourage you to send your questions or concerns to our email address:antadpodcast@gmail.comand should you want to be part of the "ANTAD" mailing list, then send a "join request" to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Phones

The ANTAD Podcast crew isn't given to superstition, so we went ahead and recorded Episode 13 of the ANTAD Podcast!In this episode, we saluted the U.S. military by remembering what happend on this day--December 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed U.S. naval fleet located in Pearl Harbour, HI.In the news section, I Warren, talked about the new feature that rolled out to WhatsApp in the way of a "call waiting."Nimer talked about the deployment of 5G from T-Mobile and what it means to users.Mike updated us to the Play Pass and where it stands from the following URL:https://www.androidauthority.com/google-play-pass-games-apps-1032500/We then moved on and talked about phones--What makes a phone a "Flagship," "Flagship Killer," "Mid-ranger," "Budget-friendly" and "burner phones."Attention then moved onto "apps of the week" and "tips of the week," with Nimer demonstrating the Google Clock and Alarm, while Mike demonstrated the Microsoft Outlook app as both "app of the week" and a "tip of the week."I, Warren, demonstrated "Readable--A Wikipedia  artilce-reading app from:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arcdatum.apps.readableI also showed how it is that the "selector" in Gmail is still there and/or how one can simply do the long-press the select messages for deletion or for archiving.As always, the ANTAD Podcast crew thanks you for taking your time to listen and we welcome question sent to us at:antadpodcast@gmail.comTo join the ANTAD mailing lis, simply send a "join request" message to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

E-Book Readers

Our 12th episode of the ANTAD Podcast comes a day after Black Friday and a couple days after Thanksgiving; as a result, we talked about e-Book readers, meaning, after the shopping is done, then comes the eating and the curling up in bed with a good book to read!I, Warren, opened up with a news article from the Google block, where Google is working hard to protect its users from government-backed hacking as posted on its blog at:https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/threat-analysis-group/protecting-users-government-backed-hacking-and-disinformation/Mike talked about the new upcoming Galaxy S11.We moved onto e-book readers, where Ravi talked about @Voice Aloud reader and Mike talked about the BARD Reader from NLS--National Library Service.I, Warren, ranted about the Kindle app, talked about "Librera" and how customizable it is.The "Librera" app can be found at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foobnix.pro.pdf.readerNext, I talked about an app that I am super excited about and that is the "Sullivan Plus" from a South Korean team who would love to come on as a guest on the ANTAD podcast but owed to language barriers, cannot at this time."Sullivan Plus" is located at the following URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tuat.kr.sullivanI also talked about an app called "DigiEye," a project from the University of Izmir, Turkey."DigiEye" is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mimariyazilim.digigozNimer demonstrated a grocery shopping app called "shipped," located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shipt.groceriesWe closed the episode with tips of the day, where Nimer demonstrated how to change the versbosity in Talkback and I demonstrated the clipboard feature of the GBoard and how to easily install apps from the Play Store.As always, we welcome your comments, questions and concerns by sending us email messages to:antadpodcast@gmail.comTo join the ANTAD mailing list, simply send a "join request" message to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Mystery Guest

All the ANTAD episodes have been great, but I would like to particularly deem episode 11 as "extra special!"I gave this episode the nickname of "Mystery guest."We are graced by the appearance of a highly respect develper--Eyal from "high Mountain," from where we get the "Speak!" app--an OCR package that is free to use for any blind person with an Android phone and it can be installed from the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.toucan.speakEyal took us to the history of the app and what led him to developing the app.We're delighted to say that he'd be visiting with us from time to time here on ANTAD.Our next session touched on some of the news of the week, where Nimer talked about a fix that the Pixel 4 phones received.This was a bug that caused a popping sound when doing either video or audio recording on the Pixel 4-series.The full article is located at:https://www.phonearena.com/news/Tapping-noise-heard-on-Pixel-4-Playground-videos-is-fixed_id120583In another news that is closely related, Mike reports the camera exploit that was found on some Pixel and Samsung phones which have since been fixed.The story can be read at:https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/11/19/google-confirms-android-camera-security-threat-hundreds-of-millions-of-users-affected/#5e1b9a7f4f4eMoving away from news having to do with exploites and focusing on the discontinuation of the "Cloud-print" services from Google, I Warren, shared the news that can be found at the following URL:https://www.androidcentral.com/google-shutting-down-its-web-based-cloud-print-serviceWe moved on to the apps and talked about shopping apps, and onto a password managing app called "1Password" that Mike talked about found at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agilebits.onepasswordIn the "tip of the day" section, Nimer talked about a site that compares data consumption, I warren showed a little tip about managing your wifi data consumaption and demonstrated how to read articles using Android.As always, we welcome your questions by sending us email messages to:antadpodcast@gmail.comTo join the ANTAD email forum, send a "join request" to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Cash Readers

Upon reaching episode 10, we took a look at something that matters to all--Cash!Most countries of the world don't have Braille or something along that line that makes it easy for blind people to differentiate between the bank notes, so we took a look at Cash Readers!This of course was proceeded by news in which Nimer talked about the recently released RCS by Google--a technology that is intended at making the good ole SMS receive the goodies of modern chat apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. while, I Warren, talked about the Android phones that come with exploits out of the box.There are 29 such manufacturers, primarily from Asia including well-known names like Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi, etc.In talking about Cash identifying apps, Nimer demonstrated the "Cash Reader" by Martin Doud?ra.This app costs $15.99 for a lifetime price, while an annual subscription falls at $5.49 with a monthly subscription topped at $0.99.The app is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.martindoudera.cashreader&hl=enAnother cash reader that is just as good as the above, is another one called "MCT Money Reader." by "MCT Data."This app would like you identify a bill for about two ro so times and then it would ask you to buy the app for $14.99.The app is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mctdata.ParaTanima&hl=enI Warren,Talked about the oldest app in this class--The IDEAL U.S. Currency Identifier by the "Ideal Group."This app was certified on September 2nd, 2012.The app is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ideal.currencyid&hl=enThe last one that we discussed is specifically for the Indian currency called "CDI" and Ravi walked us through tis one.The app is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rbi.cdi&hl=enThe next session looked at a couple navigation apps--Google Maps and Lazarillo.Nimer demonstrated the Lazarillo app from:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lazarillo while I Warren, demonstrated the Google Maps with the new accessibility plugin.We closed the session with the tips of the week, where Nimer demonstrated how to change granularity on the fly using Talkback and Ravi demonstrated the new feature in WhatsApps where one could choose who can and cannot add one to a group on WhatsApp.As always, we look forward to hearing from you when you send us your questions, concerns or criticisms to our contact email:antadpodcast@gmail.comTos subcribe to the "ANTAD" mailing list or furm where you can post messages and read from other "ANTAD" forum members, all you need do is send a "join request" to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

ADA--Apps Defense Alliance

On November, 9, 2019, the ANTAD Podcast showcases its 9th podcast, corresponding with the 9th day of the month.In this episode, we opened up with news where I Warren, talked about ADA--?Apps Defense Alliance," a Google-joint  venture with three of some of the leading malware detection companies--Lookout, Eset and Ziperium.The aim of this is to incorporate these tools into the "Google Protect," thus, bolstering the defense against rogue apps on the Play Store.This announcement came through on Nov. 6 from the Google security blog at the following URL:https://security.googleblog.com/2019/11/the-app-defense-alliance-bringing.htmlMike talked about the new "Play Rewards" program where one could opt in to receive credit that could be used towards the purchasing of apps, games, music, books and game on the Play Store.Nimer discussed the new beta of the Samsung UI 2 for Samsung phones, meaning, this is their take on Android 10.In the "apps" section of the podcast, I warren discussed the new Microsoft Office Preview for mobile.The app is still in a preview phase and those interested would first need to join the Microsoft Google community at the following URL, and afterwards, choose to sign up for the beta, and this takes you to the Play store where you can join and from there, tap on "install" and get the app.The URL for Android users to join the community is located at:https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-Apps-Blog/Office-app-for-Android-How-to-access-the-public-preview/ba-p/976713while those on iOS (AKA) "Fruitvale," should utilize the following "test flight" URL:https://testflight.apple.com/join/eHAKJBtMI also talked about a fax app called "FaxFile," found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.actualsoftware.faxfileNimer discussed the "Your phone, Companion--Link to your Windows" app from microsoft, found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.appmanagerMike discussed a to-do-list app called "Todoist" found at the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.todoistWell, believe it or not, the ANTAD Podcast crew sang a "happy birthday" tune to our very own Gary Melconian (AKa) Duckie head!Now for questions, concerns or any other issues regarding the podcast, please, don't hesitate to contact us via email by directing such to:antadpodcast@gmail.comTo join the ANTAD maling list, send your "join request" to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Baby Gone Home To Mama

In our 8th episode of the ANTAD podcast, in the news section, we highlighted the fact that for some odd reason, HMD, makers of the Nokia phones whose phones come with bootloaders that cannot be unlocked, the Nokia 7.1 on the other hand, does come with a bootloader that can be unlocked.Also in the news secton, Samsung, during it's recent conference, shone a spotlight on the subject of Accessibility.We moved onto apps and I, Warren, demonstrated a couple apps--"Elocance" from the following Play URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mindthetea.elocanceand "Skit" from:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pavelrekun.skitNimer demonstated an app called "Speed" that shows you what your speed is.We closed the section by answering some question from a listener and took advantage of that and did our "tip" of the week."As always, we value your questions and suggestions or criticims and should you have any of those, then we invite you to contact us by sending an email to:antadpodcast@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message

Episode 7 Unboxing Pixel4 And Hot Wings!

Pixel4 Time!In our seventh episode of the "ANTAD" podcast, we unbox the Pixel 4XL and by the way, it has been confirmed that the screen panel of the Pixel4 is from Samsung while the regular Pixel4 rocks an LG panel!In our news section, Nimer highlights the changes that have shown up on the Assistant and I, Warren talkd about "CCMI" (Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative," an effort by the 4 carriers in the U.S., AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon in bringing RCS across the 4 major carriers.In the same breath, however, on the 25th of this month, someone came up with an app that is available on the Play Store that could make this magic possible without waiting for these 4 carriers and their "CCMI."The "CCMI" mentions some talk about doing this with Android but no mention was made regarding Apple.Below are the steps that would help you in bringing this capability to your phone as well as the Play URL from where the app can be downloaded.Steps and URL:1. Enrol in the "Messages" beta found at the following URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.messagingBe sure to update the app after enrolling in the beta.2. Turn off WiFi3. Restart your phone4. Clear storage for Messages and Carrier Services (Settings>Apps> find each app and clear storage)5. Install "Activity Launcher" from:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.szalkowski.activitylauncher and open it ,6. Tap the top menu or "navigation drawer" and choose “All activities”7. Find Messages and tap it,8. Find “Set RCS Flags” and tap it9. In "ACS" URL, choose “http://rcs-acs-prod-us.sandbox.google.com/”10 In OTP Pattern, choose “Your\sMessenger\sverification\scode\sis\sG-(\d{6})”11 Tap Apply12 Close all opened apps 13 Open Messages14 You should now see a pop-up to “Upgrade Now” to RCS15 Tap “Upgrade Now” and follow the welcome screensMessages will now enroll your phone. It could take several minutes.16 To confirm it worked, open Messages, tap top-right menu (more settings) \Settings\Chat features. You should see status as “Connected” if it worked properly.That's it!You can now message across all 4 carriers without waitng for them.We appreciate it when you send us email letting us know how we are doing, thus, we invite you to send those questions, conerns or criticisms to our email address:antadpodcast@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anatadpodcast/message


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