Breaking tradition of naming their Android flavors after generic desserts, Google has made a deal with Nestle to name their next version of Android "KitKat." Google claims there's no money changing hands, but there is word that promotional consideration will be done on the part of Nestle.
Android 4.4 will be named "Kit-Kat". Google has been naming all of their Android operating systems after desserts, like "Cupcake," "Donut," "Froyo," etc. It's all been generic dessert names, though, until now. There also will be a new Google Nexus phone that Leo guesses will be out in the new few weeks.
Julian got the Google Nexus 4 pure Android smartphone, and he's ready for a new phone. Leo says that the HTC One is a better option, but it doesn't have removable batteries. He can tweak it for better battery life, though. The Samsung Galaxy SIV has removable batteries, but Leo's not much of a fan of the additional junk Samsung put on it, and the terrible camera.
Securing your smartphone is simple, quick, and very important in the event that it gets left behind somewhere or stolen.
The first thing you can do is put a friend or spouse’s phone number on the lock screen of your Android or iOS device. Create an image with a simple message such as “If lost, please return to Me (212)-555-1212.” Then set that image as the lock screen. If your phone lands in the hands of a good samaritan, this will help them get the phone back to you.
Securing an iOS device
Andy is a video editor who is creating a documentary about the first player to get a billion points on a video game. He wants to build his own website to advertise it. Should he go with SquareSpace? The problem he's having is that some of the links aren't working right and he hasn't published it just yet. Google is already indexing it, so people are seeing it before it's ready. Leo says that if there's nothing linking to it, then Google won't find it. So, Leo suggests going into the settings to see if there's a "don't index" option until he's ready.
David has a podcast and he's having a challenge getting the right download numbers from his RSS feed. Leo says that he uses Podtrac's free podcast counting tool which will enable him to count the number of times the podcast gets downloaded. He would just need to add a redirect so it goes though Podtrac to count it and deduplicate the times it's downloaded more than once from the same IP. Then he can get a free report. Google Analytics is also helpful.
Brian has had to replace his iPhone 5 five times and is thinking of switching to the Motorola Moto X. Leo says that the Moto X is a great introduction to the Android world because it's a pure Google Android experience without a lot over extras or overlays. The screen is roughly the same, though slightly larger, than the iPhone. It even has similar Siri functions with Google Now.
Jay is concerned that Google is turning over everyone's information. Leo says that there's no evidence of that. It wouldn't matter anyway because everything he does on the internet can be captured by the NSA anyway. ISPs keep everything as well. The browser doesn't stop anything.