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Alphabet Soup – Y

Jezza:

Y

Y is for Yoghurt as in this plain Yoghurt that I typically eat as a mid-day snack #chobani #jwab #justwroteablog

Alvin:

Y

Y is for Yellow, the colour of the two mustards that I used in my sandwich today. French’s always found in the Yellow bottle too! (Y is also for Yummy! Lol) www.justwroteablog.com #jwab #alphabetsoup

We’re coming to the end of our Alphabet Soup Challenge!  What other challenges or posts would you like to see?  Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments below!

Still want to participate?  Take a look at the calendar below to see what letter we are on.  Take a snappy, post it up to instagram, facebook, twitter or flickr and don’t forget to tag #jwab and #alphabetsoup

November Calendar

November Calendar

Android Update – Google Nexus Devices To Get Monthly Security Updates

In light of the ‘Stagefright’ Exploit that is currently making a splash in the realm of mobile device news, Google has recently announced that it will be implementing monthly updates for certain generation Nexus devices.

More details about the regular monthly updates for Google Nexus devices can be found in the link below.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/05/google-nexus-monthly-security-updates/

https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/4457705?hl=en-CA&ref_topic=3415518

Android Getting Stagefright?

We all know nothing is bulletproof.  Somewhere, someone will always want to break in and steal your stuff.  Especially now, we carry around  basically a digital ID card, our (smart)phones.  We store anything and everything on it.  We can think we’re safe, but, sadly, we’re just really fooling ourselves.

This dude found this bug found in pretty much all version of Android, and it can be triggered via SMS.  Nexus users will most probably get the patch the soonest.  Lollipop users are also the safest, but not 100% safe.

A patch will be great if it can be sent out swiftly, but with different brands, skins, carriers, it’s tough.  This is where, and I hate to admit it, Apple has a leg up on Google.  Anyway, don’t read any unknown text messages with video attachments.   Even if it’s from someone you know.

Click on link below for full story.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/28/stagefright-android-vulnerability-heartbleed-mobile

Thank you to Alvin for bringing this up.

Alvin’s Gadget Follies – One Month With The Samsung Galaxy S6

Galaxy S6 Booting Up

Galaxy S6 Booting Up

So it’s been a little over a month with my (then new) Samsung Galaxy S6 from Rogers.  Since my purchase of this white, 64 GB model, I have gotten a simple Griffin bumper cover for it.  The “honeymoon” is over and I’m taking some time here to share my thoughts on the device, so far.

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LEGO Star Wars The Complete Saga: My Three Platform Comparo (UPDATE)

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UPDATE:
I decided to have some more fun with this article and add my own Star Wars crawl with the content written before you. I’ve broken them down into three parts, thereby giving each section their own Crawl. Apologies for the lack of SW theme as I would have run into some copyright issues. So just imagine the SW theme song playing as you watch the subsequent clips. Enjoy!

Anyone who’s anyone knows that Lego not only makes awesome toys, but is associated with great games. From licenses to franchises such as DC Comics own Batman, to Indiana Jones and Lord of the Rings, Lego has aligned themselves with some heavy hitters. Another such series which has a huge following is Star Wars.

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Android 4.4 – Kit Kat

As of this writing, the newest iteration of Android, version 4 dot Four or better known as Kit Kat is now available.  Well, sort of.  I still haven’t gotten the push for my Nexus 7.  It is on the newly available Nexus 5, which is available for all carriers that’s not named Verizon.  (seriously, WTF?! I am seriously thinking about moving carriers!).  Google Play editions of the HTC One, and GS4 should get the push shortly, as well as developers editions.  Nexus 4‘s should be getting them soon as well.  (again, Verizon does not have any of the dev. versions of the One and GS4, as well as the Nexus 4, seriously, WTF?!).  HTC made a bold announcement that it will try to get Kit Kat out to the One (that’s not a GPE or a DE) within 90 days.   I am so hoping that will come true, they did do good by shipping out 4.3 to all other carriers other than Verizon this past month, and well Big Red’s version will roll out at the end of November.  (again, SERIOUSLY!? why is Verizon holding back on all this stuff, seriously WHY!?).  Anyway, Kit Kat has a slew of new features, and even though it’s only a dot 1 upgrade, it’s still a significant upgrade.  The video below is from MKBHD.  He explains the top 5 features of Kit Kat, and then some.  Enjoy!