MobileViews Podcast 407: For Mom; Audio Hijack 4; iOS 15.5; Apple subscription charge changes w/out asking; fishy lost Apple Watch story

Posted in DefaultTag by mobiletoday on May 22nd, 2022

In this Podcast Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

  • Todd says farewell to his Mother
  • Audio Hijack 4 surprises
  • No Samsung Android tablet with S Pen for Todd
  • iOS 15.5
  • Apple's new subscription policy lets it charge more for subscription increases without asking the subscriber
  • Jon related a "fishy" lost Apple Watch story



MobileViews Podcast 406: Google rants; Square is the new round in a digital world

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on May 15th, 2022

Jon patiently listens to  Todd's Google/Android rants in this podcast.

Rant 1: Samsung tablets - limited Android OS updates; S1 Pen differences. Keyboard differences

Rant 2: The Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 is a great Chromebook but the Lenovo USI Stylus is still terrible

Rant 3: Google announced its first Pixel Tablet since it left the market in 2019. But, it won't be available until 2023

Jon and Todd discuss the mostly unavailable products announced at Google I/O with a focus on the round Pixel Watch that cuts off text notifications. This is not an issue on the rectangular Apple Watch

Jon learned about Canonical Multipass to spin up test virtual machines

Google is taking Open Source security seriously




MobileViews Podcast 405:Mosquitos forecasts; Android 12 for tablets?

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on May 8th, 2022

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

  • KDE's Okular multi-platform Open Source file viewer
  • Google Security myth busting and spring cleaning
  • Google/Off Mosquito forecasts - except for AK & HI
  • Where is Android 12 for tablets?
  • Security paranoia vs. practicality



MobileViews Podcast 404: Error-not found; Jon’s Populele; Apple self-repair; Google I/O program; & more

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on May 1st, 2022

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

  • Upcoming Google I/O program
  • Google Noto Emoji
  • Apple self-repair program details
  • GnuCash
  • Humanity.Health - tells you your "actual age"
  • Populele 2 - Ukulele for learning



MobileViews Podcast 403: Paper or Digital?

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on April 24th, 2022

In this podcast Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

  • Jon's revived Battling Pickle Podcast (mostly for his university students)
  • The Cyclemeter cycling app for Jon's new RadExpand e-bike
  • Apple removing functional app that have not being updated recently
  • Tech History: Eliza Scriptwriter's Manual
  • Paper or digital memories?



MobileViews Podcast 402: Jon’s new mobile tech - RadExpand 5 Electric Bike

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on April 17th, 2022

In this podcast, Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

  • The joy of USB-C PD (power distribution) when on the move as well as in the home/office
  • Upcoming Google/Fitbit feaure for AFib detection
  • Google Fi unlimited plans - slightly misleading. But, still a good deal
  • Jon's new mobile tech: RadExpand 5 Electric Bike & accessories
  • Version control for more than code?



MobileViews Podcast 401

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on April 10th, 2022

In this podcast Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss supporting app developers, iFixit/Google and Apple(?) self-service repair, more Apple Shortcuts, Replika AI "friend"




MobileViews Podcast 400!

Posted in DefaultTag by mobiletoday on April 3rd, 2022

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall celebrate MobileViews Podcast 400. In this week's podcast:

  • Surprise! Windows 11 is NOT popular
  • In-app(car) purchases? The Aui Q4 E-Tron sync HVAC function
  • Dyson Zone air purifying headphones NOT an April Fools joke?
  • A college professor (Jon) wonders if Google's writing assistant will mask student skill levels when adjusting teaching for classes
  • iOs 15.4.1 fixes the battery drain problem
  • Looking back at "potential" podcast topics from 2014 that we didn't discuss back then. What is still around in 2022?



MobileViews Podcast 399: Looking back at the Boston Pocket PC Users Group with Jack Cook, Steven Hughes & Don Sorcinelli

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on March 27th, 2022

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall are joined by Jack Cook, Steven Hughes, and Don Sorcinelli to look back at the Boston Pocket PC Users Group. They also discuss recent "best" hardware, software/services, and tech accessories. Todd has a mini-rant about the 2015 Dell Inspiron 15 5500 notebook that he just tried to revive by running Windows 10's system refresh on (which took 5 hours to reinstall and update).




MobileViews Podcast 398

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on March 20th, 2022

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

  • Google Maps lost its sense of direction
  • Didn't know this gadget category existed:The best headphones for sleeping in 2022
  • Jon's take on the new Apple Studio Display
  • Data Jar app. Shortcuts utility




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