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Episode 149 of the Android Apps Weekly show is live!
This week there is a bunch of Pokemon stuff (which I give instructions on how to skip), some info on Microsoft CAP (which is awesome), and some decent app releases :)

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I hope everyone enjoys it!
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Saw that Borderlands 2 came out on Nvidia Shield Console (and Android TV devices), and I'm looking at my barely used Nvidia Shield Console on my entertainment stand all like....
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+James LaV-C you may have missed the point ...
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The latest #AAPodcast is live! This week we talk about all kinds of stuff. It's +Jonathan Feist+Joshua Vergara​ and a half asleep +Nirave Gondhia​ along with myself. We're on iTunes, Google Play Music, Pocket Cast, Stitcher, and many others. Enjoy! 
Joshua Vergara leads the team through a lengthy introduction, where Joe Hindy talks Pokemon Go, Nirave Gondhia talks about returning home to the UK and Jonathan Feist is hanging out in downtown Portland for a while. Discussion turns to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, we have plenty to say, particularly expanding our conversation to talk about modern smartphone needs, features, competitive edge and more. We round out the show with a lively discussion a...
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Because it is 2016, sixteen pens. Swiggity swooty, Samsung got 16 fa dat booty.

Also, exynos is not compatible with DayDream. That is a major problem.

Oh and dual camera for Tango beats an iris scanner every day of the damn year. I may skip Note7 for the Lenovo ... And that's major for me.
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Noms, got some new glass today. It's a Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 and it's one of those ones where the aperture stays the same at all zoom levels (forgive my noobness lol). Very excited to give this a try =) 
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+Sowande Brown-Lawson lol I may try with the camera this week. My Pokémon Go photos are freaking amazing though. 
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New poll - Does video game music matter to you?

So, admittedly, I'm a huge video game music fan. I have about 1200 video game music tracks in my collection (and growing, daily), including a cool 40+ songs from the soundtrack of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (which I actually bought and paid for). It was the first mobile game that I just had to have the soundtrack (really, it's that good) and it got me to thinking just how underutilized music is in mobile gaming.

I've noticed over the years that I (and many like me) tend to gravitate toward games with well-done and/or memorable soundtracks. Think about the top 3 best selling game franchises in history:

1. Mario
2. Tetris
3. Pokemon

All great games, and I bet most people reading this can hum the theme song (or at least some of the music) from all three. Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Halo, and many others are on that list in the top 50, all of which have memorable, beautifully done soundtracks.

Mobile gaming doesn't seem to have that same emphasis on music. A few do (Adventures of Poco Eco and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, for instance), but in general most games tend to rely on the video game equivalent of elevator music: something that was likely picked up from a royalty-free website.

I get that many games are developed independently and "composer" seems like an unnecessary expenditure. I'm not necessarily dinging games that don't have great soundtracks. I'm just stating that I tend to enjoy games more when the music is done well also.

So what I'd like to know is this: Do you care at all about video game music? As usual, additional commentary is always welcome!
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Depends on the type of game I'm playing
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OMG VIDEO GAME MUSIC IS THE BEST!
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Good music is sometimes make-or-break for a game for me. A great gaming experience is augmented by hearing immersive and well crafted music. I sometimes mute the actual sound effects and listen to the music itself. I agree that not a lot of thought goes into mobile gaming music, and I understand. But those few good games out there with great music always inspire me to play them more.
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Water resistant down to 30 meters, below 50 meters

Good thing I don't hang out at 40 meters deep lol!
 
I know what I'm getting to replace my phone next month!
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Looks like some people still haven't fixed their "1 star til fixed" extortion reviews now that #PokemonGo has Android N and Intel support. This is why I don't approve of this stupid practice, because irresponsible peeps just don't go back and fix em. Makes the game look worse than it actually is.
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+Joseph Hindy but now that's one problem out of the way 
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Not the most fun news to end the week.
What happens to an Android OS company when it stops developing an Android OS?
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+Vojtěch Hodek When they say "OS" ...they mean the operating system for a phone. That has existed since 2009.
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And then my brother and I had the cops called on us because we were at a Pokémon Go Gym (on the sidewalk) near a preschool. We were clearly there to take that Gym and took extra care to stay away from the school because two guys in their late 20s near a school isn't cool, so we stayed as far away from the school as possible. We weren't even facing the school, and showed no interest in it whatsoever.

Anyway, the cop shows up and someone walks out side, smartphone in hand. He tells the cops that we're trespassing and that he wants us removed. My brother and I look down at the very public sidewalk we're on and roll our eyes. The cop rolls his as well. He tells us to "just come back after 6 when they close" and drives off, much to the other guy's chagrin. We did as the cop asked and began to walk away.

Within a minute after we started walking, the Gym had been retaken by Team Instinct. The guy who phoned the police was standing outside looking at his smartphone like it owed him money. He was clearly playing the game.

The asshole who works in the school called the cops to chase us away for playing Pokémon Go and took the Gym back when we'd been shooed off. Based on the cop's reaction, it's not the first time that's happened either.

Never thought I'd actually have to do this, but I'm going back up there later to collect some info and putting in a request that Niantic removes that Gym. Calling the cops just because a rival team showed up is a waste of taxpayer money. Fuck that guy.
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Took some shots with the new lens today. This has been edited down for AA but this is probably the best individual photo I've ever taken. Quite proud of it. 
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I remember The Force Awakens, Deadpool, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and all the hype. The hype trains, the bazillion posts and articles, the constant memes, trailers, spoilers, and discussion. There are still Harry Potter memes and the last movie came out a while ago. It was awesome, even if I don't like all of those things (never watched Game of Thrones, wasn't for me). News outlets actually covered how Twitter reacted to various GoT episodes, and Deadpool trended on social media every time Ryan Reynolds farted loudly in his costume (it was hilarious). Social media trends that have last for months or years now.

But, Pokémon Go is too hyped up after 10 days and you're sick of hearing about it? Lol sure thing, hypocrites. 
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+Joseph Hindy That's what I'm doing, all the while hoping that this Pokémon madness soon goes away
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First full day I didn't play Pokémon Go since it came out. Made it all day on one charge with 44% remaining and about 2.5 hours of SoT.

Forgot my phone had decent battery life when it wasn't screen on all day, pinging GPS lol. 
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+Joseph Hindy One of the main reasons I didn't buy it.
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The Writer Formerly Known as Joe.
Introduction
Hello everyone, I'm Joe Hindy and I am a professional blogger.

I am currently the Android Authority App Guy (apps editor) as well as a member of our stellar YouTube team and weekly podcast. You're probably here because you know me from that. If not, welcome!

My interests vary greatly and include pretty much everything except sitting in traffic. And sometimes, if there's something good on the radio, even sitting in traffic isn't so bad.

My current Android devices include the HTC One M9, the NVIDIA Shield Tablet, the LG G Watch, and the Nexus 5. I also own the Xbox One and 360, a Nintendo 3DS, and a Sony PSP. I'm also a Fitbit owner. 

I have been a blogger since late 2011. I started on YouTube in 2013. I have a lot left to learn in both areas and all maturely presented feedback is welcome. 

Dat hair tho...
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XDA-Developers Portal Writer (2011-2013), Android Authority apps editor and YouTube host (2012-present), expert root user (2010-current), former U.S. Army (2007-2011), someone once paid me to play music on stage (once), I have been publicly acknowledged by at least 3 famous people.
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FINAL FANTASY VII - Android Apps on Google Play
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Pokémon GO - Android Apps on Google Play
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Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! Now’s your chance to discover and capt

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Vysor lets you view and control your Android on your computer. Use apps, play games, control your Android with your mouse and keyboard. Go w

FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS - Android Apps on Google Play
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So begins a new tale of crystals...A tried-and-true, yet brand new RPG!SQUARE ENIX’s first title aimed at a worldwide audience; a brand new

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VOEZ invites you to embark on the remarkable journey of teenage dreams, Following after Cytus and Deemo, two titles that took the world by s

BlackPlayer Music Player - Android Apps on Google Play
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BlackPlayer is an ad-free elegant modern local Music player. It's easy to use and one of the fastest out there.Key features:. - Supports the

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Whoo! #1 Top New Paid App on the Play Store (April-May 2016)Why sacrifice form or function when you can have both? Swipe is the smoothest, s

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According to findings from The Muse, frequent breaks throughout the day can improve productivity. Specifically, a piece published in the sum

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Music moves people; it unites us, it allows us to relax, and sometimes, when done right, it can even motivate us to do great things. Poweram

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Maps inspire us. They invite us to explore. Maps challenge us to find delight in familiar places, and to celebrate the discovery of new ones

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Discord is the only cross-platform voice and text chat app designed specifically for gamers.With the Discord Android app you can stay connec

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EZ Notes is your Lightning Fast and Extremely Convenient Voice Note Taking App for Ultimate Mobility anywhere â ¢EZ Notes sets new standards

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Embark on amazing adventures through legendary worlds on a quest to rescue the Incrediballs!The enchanted forest is in trouble; the ancient

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This is the Pro version of ES File Explorer (File Manager) - the must-have app for every Android user.You can enjoy all the benefits below o

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Keeping up with friends is faster than ever.• See what friends are up to • Share updates, photos and videos • Get notified when friend

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MediaMonkey helps you navigate, manage and sync large music collections. Key features: - Sync (wirelessly *) with MediaMonkey for Windows (P

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The staff there is rude, dumb, stoned, or some mixture of all three. Ordered a #2 with NO mayo or onions. They gave me mayo and onions. Got a fresco sauce on the side for fries and they didn't include it. That place is a freaking mess. Make sure you check your ENTIRE order before leaving the parking lot. Seriously.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I usually only come here for lunch and their early and mid shift employees seem to have a decent grapple on things. Their evening shift are a bunch of lazy, stoner idiots who seem to represent every argument the Republicans have against raising minimum wage to $15/hr. Despite being one of 3 cars in the drive thru, I was there for almost 20 minutes and two employees were outside smoking and goofing around. I'm certain they rang up my order a la carte instead of meals (showed up on the screen as such and they assured me it was right). To top it off, they got my order entirely wrong and when I asked the guy for lots of ketchup (we had 3 combo meals), he gave us 3 packets of ketchup. Also, the food was old (the chicken patties were dark brown and dried out like you see when they spend several hours under a heat lamp). If you go here, do it for breakfast or lunch. Avoid the evening shift like the plague unless you're really desperate (like drunk walking from the strip club across the street or something) or just go a couple miles to the one on Dublin Granville Rd. There's also one 2 miles away in Westerville. Take the extra 10 minutes and get the right food. If you do come here after 5pm, expect subpar, lukewarm food, the wrong food, to be charged too much for it, and to wait eternity for it. Read the other reviews, my experience is not something that rarely happens here. You don't get a 2.8 rating (as of December 2015) with a recommendation to go somewhere else when you do a good job. This place sucks.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Not open at night anymore? That's the best time to eat it! I'm actually genuinely upset this place lost the "open 24 hours" thing.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I bought a new bed there last year. Friendly service, nice store. Would recommend.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Every time I come in here, there is a new crew of people working. I have to wonder what's going on behind the scenes that's making everyone quit this place over and over again. In any case, the ever changing line of workers that passes through this place means everyone is perpetually new and it makes for a slow experience. The company really needs to look into why they can't hold on to employees at this store. As an add-on to Darryn's comment. I'm given to understand that Tosha is their general manager. If she's like that to customers, I can't imagine her treating her employees better. Maybe that's why they keep quitting and no one with experience is ever behind the counter.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Good store, most people are friendly. Their inventory is kind of hit or miss sometimes. Some days they'll have bread and milk, other days they won't. Also, the store closes an hour earlier than it says on Google Maps.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good establishment. Good selection. One of the better businesses in a run down area.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago