AotA 26: Attack Vector


“They’re teaching these people just enough to be dangerous.”

Hello and welcome to episode 26 of our weekly Android podcast, Attack of the Androids. Each week we discuss the latest Android news, reviews and more, then chew it up and spit it out all over the screens of the Android faithful. We’re an opinionated bunch, so sit back, tune in and relax while we take your mind on a journey through Android. In tonight’s episode we’re a man down but that’s no problem as Joey Kelley, Seth Heringer and Eric Finkenbiner join me to dissect the all the cool things happening in the world of Android. Keep reading through the break for links to some of the stories we covered, and as always, the AotA app picks!

We start the show talking about using different chargers for devices they weren’t made for. Is that bad? Listen and see what consensus we come to, then let us know how wrong we are!

Going back to last episode, we revisit some Android security issues, and what some locally owned and operated Verizon Wireless stores are trying to do to help educate their consumers.

Want to put a stop to the whining and crying between the MPAA and RIAA? Well, do exactly what they want, and Send Them Your Money… dot com.

Just when you thought it was safe to do banking on Android. Just kidding, as long as you are aware, you should be fine.

Bogdan Bele wrote a piece on groovyPost about the HTC devices that can expect the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Is your device on this list? Are you upset about not being on this list? Let us know in the comments!

Here is a link to the interview with Sir Jonathan Ive that Eric brought up. Very interesting read.

Something so simple can stump the FBI. Or maybe that’s what they want you to think. Apparently pimpin’ ain’t easy, but with Android and Walmart backing you up, it’s definitely less hard.

Check out my latest review over on I picked my top five 49 cent apps from the Google Play sale. Jeremy and I also have a piece published on aNewDomain about maintaining your website security. If you want to see the rest of my published work, check out my groovyPost author page.

AotA App Picks for episode 26!

Eric – The Lost City by Fire Maple Games

Seth – Legends of Yore by Coke and Code

Joey – Need for Speed Hot Pursuit by Electronic Arts Inc

Mat – Osmos HD by Hemisphere Games

Thanks for listening! If you have questions or comments about Android, or life in general, feel free to email Make sure you are subscribed in iTunes, and if we could bother you to write us a quick review, it would be greatly appreciated.

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