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May 8, 2016

From the Editor’s Desk: Call your mom

by John_A


Today is Mother’s Day. You know, that one day out of the year in which you should treat moms as special as we should every other day of the year. That also means perhaps we should be spending the day with them, and not on the computer, reading random thoughts from some dude who writes about Android for a living.

But just in case that temptation is too much, I present some random thoughts from some dude who writes about Android for a living.

No go call your mom.

  • Last week’s Qualcomm security scare is sort of an interesting one in that it’s not something to be patched in AOSP. It’s also not known to have actually affected anyone, but ZOMG AFFECTS MILLIONS OF DEVICES. And someone either has to actually have your phone or get you to install a malicious app for it to be a thing.
  • Just be smart about things is what I’m saying. Again.
  • Another shining example of the danger of ignorance. Glad it worked out OK. But there are too many times when it hasn’t.
  • Tough blow for Uber and Lyft in Austin, Texas. I get the need for some actual regulation, but really hope these services don’t die as viable alternatives.
  • That said … in NYC it’s still easier to get a cab a lot of the time. There’s room for both.
  • Damn, that swing …
  • Speaking of baseball, I took the LG 360 CAM to a game on Friday night.
  • Can’t wait to finally try Samsung’s Gear 360. This is going to be a big, fun space, I think.
  • A good thread for folks who wear sunglasses a lot and want the HTC 10.

That’s it this week. We’ve got a lot of Google I/O prep to do and a short time to do it in. And happy Mother’s Day to my mom, my wife and the mother of my kids, her mom, your mom, and all the moms.

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