I’m late publishing this week’s news round-up because I took the family on an impromptu camping trip, which required extra work at the office and home to prepare for. So, like many other secondary projects, I also neglected the round-up. Nevertheless, here you go:
- Mobento released an interesting app, somewhat similar to iOS’s learning academy, which is a video learning academy. The app/program features streaming or downloadable videos that you can save to your Android device. Life of Android has this review.
- The Samsung Galaxy S III took the top spot in quarter 3 as the best selling device in the US, ahead of Apple’s iPhone. Uh oh…I feel another lawsuit.
- Speaking of Samsung lawsuits, Judge Lucy Koh issued an order for a hearing on Samsung’s motion to compel information about potential misconduct on the part of jury foreman, Velvin Hogan. As you recall, Mr. Hogan has substantial knowledge regarding Apple, but may have failed to disclose some information that is material to the jury verdict. Namely, Samsung partner Seagate once employed and sued Mr. Hogan. Bad blood still on the table?
- And in England, Apple will pay all of Samsung’s legal costs because of its arrogant apology-non-apology.
- If you didn’t read my response in Technology Newswire this week, grab it here. Then, you may want to check out this post if you’re in the market for a new tablet. Unlike some fanboys who say, “A is the only one,” I recognize that one size doesn’t always fit all. Pick the right tablet for you.
- Futurelawyer highlighted this post that talks about how you can find email attachments in Gmail. This tip already saved me time twice.
- Google is finally following Apple’s example when dealing with app approvals for Google Play and device installation. One of the features of Android 4.2 is an app scanner, but Google also confirmed it’s scanning app submissions for inclusion in Google Play, prior to release.
- Even though I have Google Drive reservations, that doesn’t mean you need to. The Google and Your Business Blog gives these five tips to get started with Google Drive.
- Microsoft is releasing Office to iOS and Android users, but I think it’s too little too late. So does Macworld.
- Here’s a cool feature from Motorola: allow a limited number of users to “test drive” the latest OS. You can check out the upgrade schedule for Motorola devices here. Whether they’ll come to you via your carrier is a different issue.
That’s this week’s round-up of the top stories.