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MobileViews Podcast 411: post-WWDC -need an M1 iPad Pro for new features

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on June 12th, 2022

Todd got a Blue Yeti Nano to replace the full-size Blue Yeti he has been using for years to record podcasts.

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss Apple WWDC announcements that interested them the most (and ignore the rest :-).

The most interesting new iPadOS 16 features require and M1 powered iPad.

Jon is looking forward to the new lock screen customizations.




MobileViews Podcast 410: Hawaii Techie Edition-Robert Lee, Stow Energy, smart heat pumps!

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

This is the first of special podcasts focusing on techies from or in Hawaii.

In this podcast Todd Ogasawara is joined by old friend Robert Lee who recently left a giant tech firm to work for a start-up: Stow Energy. It aims to provide smart heat pump systems. Robert also discusses a pair of gadgets that he has found very useful: Pinecil USB soldering iron & Nijan Creami ice cream machine.




MobileViews Podcast 409: pre-WWDC; BT keyboard with touchpad weirdness; white noise podcasts making $$$

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on June 5th, 2022
  • Some white noise podcasts are making thousands of $ per month from Spotify
  • Bluetooth keyboard with touch pad weirdness
  • Pre-Apple WWDC
  • Jon's multifunction luggage ordering/delivery adventure



MobileViews Podcast 408: Mostly Google topics; making peace with OneNote; Jon’s Siri Shortcut solution

Posted in podcast, MobileViews by mobiletoday on May 29th, 2022

In this podcast Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

  • Chrome OS 102's subpar USB-C cable detection
  • Google Docs & pasting text quirks
  • Apple Music now integrated with Google Waze
  • Google Cursive pen-centric note taking app more widely available
  • Todd is finally trying to make peace with Microsoft OneNote
  • Jon solves a Siri annoyance with a Shortcut



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"





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