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Android Authority On Air – Episode 37 – Nexus 4 International Giveaway

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Who doesn’t like free devices? How about free Nexus devices? We thought so. This week on Android Authority On Air, we dropped bombs on the Android world, detailing our Nexus 4 International Giveaway. You’ll have to listen closely this week as during the show, we gave away a special code that must be entered here for an additional chance to win the contest. You’ll also want to tune in later this week for a second chance as winning a Nexus 4. Besides contests, we covered the latest and great Android app updates this week. Verizon is finally killing VCast Apps….

Control Panel for Android brings 4.2-style quick settings to Android 2.2 and up

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While no devices are shipping running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean yet, one of the coolest features of the update is the quick settings control in the notification pane. While custom ROMs have had similar features for a long time now, Control Panel for Android brings this feature to all Android devices. The app provides access to 16 controls including WiFi, Bluetooth, Sound, Vibrate, Auto-Brightness, Auto Rotation, Auto-Time, Screen Stay On, Sound Effect, Haptic Feedback, Dial Tone, Screen Timeout, Ringtone, Volume, Ring Mode, and Brightness Level. Most of these options simply toggle a setting on or off, though obviously controls like volume…

How Orca’s failure may have cost Mitt Romney thousands of votes

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With the 2012 election over, it’s time for the republican party to go back and figure out where they went wrong. One thing they’ll be looking at is an app called Orca, which was supposed to help volunteers get more people to vote. Unfortunately, the app was massively flawed and never really worked.

SkyPhrase uses more intelligent speech recognition than Siri, Google Voice Actions

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Siri was great when Apple launched the iPhone 4S, and had actually been one of the main marketing points of Apple’s smartphone platform. But a startup company says Siri is actually limited in its understanding of language. Even though Apple markets Siri’s artificial intelligence as understanding human speech even without special syntax or keywords, SkyPhrase says their solution is far more advanced.