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If you've been waiting for the latest AA Podcast, here it is. 

Warning, one of the potential titles for this episode was "We are 12 years old," which rings scarily accurate of our maturity level this week. 

As always, +Joshua Vergara runs things while +Andrew Grush, +Joseph Hindy and I try to derail him. Enjoy! 
 
Podcast 029: The S Pen doesn't go both ways

Join Josh, Joe, Andrew and Jonathan as they discuss the troubles with the S Pen in the Note 5, tablets and frustrations on giving tech advice. 
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I give +Joseph Hindy and +Andrew Grush full credit for carrying the show, and I don't have the same charisma as +Joshua Vergara, but I did my best leading the #AAPodcast this week.

I think it was a great show, full of laughs and some important info, too. 

Enjoy guys!
 
Podcast 028: Marshmallow and Canadian bacon

Join us for a grab bag of topics, including Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, Alphabet, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Project Ara, Android Wear, BlackBerry, the Zuk Z1 and of course, food. 
Josh and Lanh had the chance to share their thoughts on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ on episode 27 of the AA Podcast. In their absence this week, Jonathan Feist, Andrew Grush and Joe Hindy share their thoughts on Samsung's newest large sized phones. In this grab bag of an episode we also discuss a major Android Wear update, Project Ara, Alphabet and the official name for the next Android release, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. B...
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not up on pocketcast just yet. I look forward to another hour of #FDP  
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What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the new Moto X offerings? 

Josh and Lanh record from the road, I had nothing to do with it, don't blame me.
 
Podcast 027: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Big with Dom Esposito!

With the guys on the ground in New York for the Samsung launch event, they are joined by Dom Esposito to talk Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Moto X. 
With another Samsung launch comes every discussion about the new devices, their merits, and their faults. Unfortunately for the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus (happily called the 'S6 Edge Big' by our podcasters), thoughts on the new smartphones seem lean toward the faults. And in this special live episode of the Android Authority Podcast, our guys on the ground - Joshua Vergara and Lanh Nguyen - are joined by YouTube persona...
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I've always been a fan of the Moto line of phones, I mean, I'm still rocking the first gen Moto G.

While the newest Moto G is looking pretty slick (despite the recurring low light camera performance) I still highly recommend this phone to anyone not looking for a powerhouse of an Android device. 
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Yeah....except the camera the 1st gen is pretty good
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I like it. My similar project is still in the conceptual stages, but this is totally inspiring.
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All this time, I thought I was a heavy internet user. Even when you add the half this amount that I've used on my other gear, it turns out I'm a lightweight. Glad that is not my mobile usage.

(This is a snippet of the new Data Usage tracker in Windows 10, it's not perfect, or very detailed, but it's better than the nothing we had before.) 
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Wait a minute, this is great. No more mystery audio from random tabs in the background. 

As long as it still allows playback of music and such when you do want background sounds, I'm all in. 
 
Google Chrome will now defer playback of autoplay media until the tab is foregrounded in the latest Dev Channel. This means no more "Where's that sound coming from?" moments when an ad for instance decides to autoplay in a tab you've specifically opened in the background.

Resources will still be preloaded if indicated but Chrome will delay the start of playback until you actually visit the tab.

This cool feature prevents obviously user annoyance but also conserves power as Chrome will only consume power once the tab is foregrounded.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1292433002/
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Looking for some Android Authority themed Twitch gaming? Here it is. Enjoy.
 
I think it's time I started pimping out when I actually stream on Twitch on here :P 

Today I'm streaming at 4PM EST. Today I'm gonna play some Half-Life 2 :) been working with the Nvidia Shield Console and now I have a ton of awesome game to play :D

Let the games begin so to speak. Don't expect amazing things, but the chats are usually fun and it's a chill experience. Hope to see some people there :)
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Yes, I absolutely use YouTube.com/tv.

Chromecast is inexpensive, but not cheap enough to put on every screen in the house. And with this YouTube interface, why would I even need a Chromecast in a few places?
 
How to remotely control YouTube with your Android phone

In this fresh look at old technology, let's learn how to use your Android device to control YouTube on your computer, set-top box or smart TV. Do you have a Chromecast, or is this little known YouTube feature enough for your needs?

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Did you follow along last week's Android customization post to figure out the details of screen pinning in Android Lollipop? I know, you likely already knew what it was all about. This week we're diving into YouTube - specifically, using your Android phone to remotely control YouTube. This includes the Chromecast, sure, but also an old, little known and often forgotten feature of the streaming service, YouTube TV. YouTube is predominantly know...
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I know you've seen or heard about this already, I'm just saving this Alphabet news here, for future reference.
 
Really excited about our big news, announcement of Alphabet!
As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our ...
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I use a mobile hotspot almost daily, particularly, every time I get in the car.

I have a lot of gear and depend on a single cellular connection to keep everything running while on the go. 

So, I use a lot of data, too.
 
How to setup mobile Hotspot on Android - Android customization

Pretty easy stuff, we explore a few techniques to share your mobile data with your WiFi only devices. How often and how much do you use your Android phone as a mobile hotspot?

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Ever since you followed along last week's Android customization post, turning on data compression in Chrome, you've had data to spare. We can think of no better way to use up that extra data than to share it with your other devices - let's look at creating an Android hotspot, that is, a mobile hotspot using your Android phone. Warning: Please take the time to get to know your mobile carrier and the service plan you have purchased. Not all plan...
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Every day,the daily ease of this is so mundane, we forget the tech that it entails.
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They guys at +Zettaly Inc. have been super helpful with this device and Avy is truly turning into the device I didn't know I needed. 

Avy is one of my most used Android devices on a daily basis, and that usage will go up with the next firmware update, which brings a fix or two based on my specific hiccups. 

As an Android tablet: 3/5 stars
As a music player and Bluetooth speaker: 4/5 stars
Overall satisfaction: 7/5 stars!

You may not like my math, but you just might like Avy.
 
Zettaly Avy review - the Android music box you didn't know you needed

There are plenty of Bluetooth speakers out there, but does yours have a built-in 7-inch Android tablet? The Zettaly Avy certainly does, and has proven itself one of the most used Android devices on my desk. Read on to see if Avy has a spot in your world. 

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The Zettaly Avy is an Android tablet and music player all in one, with two speakers and a 7-inch display, this may just be the only music device you need.
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Technology user and administrator by day, tech writer by night, Android device in hand through it all. 

Feel free to check out some of my Android related ramblings over at www.androidpenguinlife.com  (+AndroidPenguinLife) and my Android love over at http://www.androidauthority.com/author/JonathanFeist/ (+AndroidAuthority)

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Just plain good. Small but excellent happy hour menu.
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Oh man, so good. Every bite was a flavor explosion, and we only filled up on the happy hour menu. I'll be back for sure, and may try the main menu, maybe. Try the BBQ pork!
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Did not get to visit any of the buildings, buy walking around the campus was great. Much to see and a fun atmosphere.
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If you are interested in technology, be sure to call ahead so you can attend a live taping of one of the shows. Great people, fun place.
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The meat counter is one of the best I've ever experienced. Not only are the staff fun and friendly, but the selection of sausage and other ready-to-cook meats are superb. The store is a little unruly in the layout, but it's clean and makes sense once you get used to it.
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The View!!!
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