Android App Arena

There's never been a better time to be an Android user. However, due to the enormous growth of app development for the Android platform, discovering and finding just the right app can be a challenge.

Often, the best apps are the hardest to find, especially if a category has too many options. Note taking, read it later, browsers--there's simply too many to wade through to find the cream of the crop. That's why we thought it was time that TWiT had a show dedicated to some of the best Android apps, and we’re proud to present Android App Arena.

Each week, I’ll look at different app categories and showcase the very best that Android has to offer. I'll also occasionally bring on developers to talk about where they get their ideas from, how they compete in a crowded market, and why their apps have been successful. Every episode will give you insight into a handful of great apps that you can install on your Android device right away and enjoy for yourself.

Join me Fridays at 1PM Pacific at as I showcase apps, take your questions, and conduct interviews. Downloadable and streaming versions will be made available shortly thereafter.

You can find the first episode and links to subscribe here. You can also email your app tips to

What better way to end your week than with a list of fantastic apps to enjoy over the weekend? That's what it’s all about.

Hope to see you soon in the Arena!


Contributing Co-Hosts on Tech News Today

We are excited to announce that Tech News Today will have regular, contributing co-hosts. Each day Mike Elgan will be joined by a marquee tech journalist.

Here's our line-up: 

Every show will continue to feature additional guests as well.

Tech News Today records live, Monday through Friday at 10AM Pacific, and is made available for download and on demand streaming shortly thereafter.

You can check out the latest episode and find links to subscribe at

*Starting July 7.


Android App Arena Launches June 13th!

We're excited to announce that Android App Arena will debut on Friday, June 13th. The show will record at 1PM Pacific, and be available for download and streaming later that afternoon.

A shorter format companion to All About Android, Android App Arena will showcase the best apps and games that the Android platform has to offer. Hosted by Jason Howell, each 15 to 20 minute episode will be packed with new releases, category showdowns, and interviews with developers that know how to create quality apps for Android.

You can find links to subscribe here, and be sure to check out the first episode on June 13th!


Apple WWDC14 Keynote - 6/2 at 9:30AM 

On Monday, June 2 at 9:30AM, please join Leo Laporte, Mike Elgan, Sarah Lane, and special guests for TWiT’s live coverage of Apple's 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address at Moscone West in San Francisco.

Our live coverage will be followed by a special Monday episode of MacBreak Weekly at 12 noon with in-studio guests Andy Ihnatko and Rene Ritchie, which will further discuss the day's breaking news.

You can watch and listen live at

Please note: Tech News Today will record an hour and a half earlier that day, at 8:30AM. iPad Today will record Tuesday at 11AM.

(All times PDT, GMT -7:00)


Now Hiring: Director of Engineering is looking for a talented, enthusiastic individual to work full time in our Petaluma, California studio as a Director of Engineering.  As the Director of Engineering, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the technology which enables TWiT to create and deliver content to viewers. This position reports to the executive management team.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead, direct, and manage Engineering team

  • Set all Engineering goals in conjunction with the larger company strategy and drive the team to meet those goals

  • Manage both internal and external technology roadmaps to drive advancement of projects that enhance the TWiT experience

  • Develop and maintain schedule for project timelines and tasks

  • Oversee the building of public-facing customer web sites

  • Oversee the development of internal applications (dashboards, reporting, data extraction, etc.)

  • Oversee the code review process to ensure high quality and secure web applications

  • Manage relationships with vendors, including day-to-day operations and future specifications

  • Maintain a budget for the technical needs of the engineering group, including personnel and technology needs (servers, development tools, etc.)


Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years Engineering Management experience

  • Professional experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field

  • Experience managing and building a team of engineers and developers

  • Ability to define project scopes and deliver on time and within budgets

  • Ability to collaborate with an influence the executive team on high-level technological decision making

  • Experience working with and managing a remote team

  • Web-related technologies, especially Drupal, PHP, or Javascript

  • Experience working with and managing external vendors

  • Familiarity with podcast production and/or live streaming video

Interested candidates should email a resume and salary requirements to