“You gotta make other, better, good stuff.”
Hello there! Welcome to another episode of the always entertaining Attack of the Androids! This week Mat Lee, myself, Nick Carroll and Joey Kelley discuss the latest Android news including some cool new Russian spyware that only targets non-Russians, the latest Android tech coming from Mattel, the death of Picassa and much more! Thanks for staying with us and we’ll see you on the other side!
Have you heard of MazerBOT? It is the latest Android malware and its coming straight from the great, red North to your Android device. The interesting thing about MazerBOT is that if it sees that you’re on a device in Russia, it doesn’t infect you. Once infected, it scans your phone for two-factor authentication text messages among other things. Joey’s freaking out, but its not because of MazerBOT. He’s hoppin’ mad because Google announced that they’re finally killing off Picasa. This is not such a surprising move given the long-term push of users over to Google Photos, however, the lack of a desktop client does have some folks concerned. RIP Picasa.
Mat’s favorite RPG series, Final Fantasy, is releasing Final Fantasy IX for Android. This is an interesting milestone given that it is the last Final Fantasy to be released on the original Playstation. If you can’t get enough of that Final Fantasy nostalgia, you can pick up FFIX on Android for $16.99. Google is taking proactive notifications to the next level with its latest YouTube updates. In a move which has already started to anger some Android users, YouTube is now putting video recommendations into your notification tray. MyShake is the interesting new app from some researchers out in Berkeley. These researchers are hoping that by getting enough folks to install the app on their phones, they can crowd-source earthquake data by analyzing the accelerometer readings of those devices.
We’re up to a lot throughout the week! You can check out Mat’s latest musings over at Stuff Stoners Like. He’s also just released his new album, Project LD50, so you should check that out! Nick is also creating content on his YouTube page. Check it out! We need to get him to 500 subscribers! For me, just follow me over on Twitter to see what I’m up to.
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