MobileViews Podcast 290: What is Mastodon? w/guest Ryan Ozawa

Jon Westfall and I are back after a one week hiatus. And, we’re joined by social media guru Ryan Ozawa.

  1. “Happy” spring forward Daylight Savings Day (I guess)
  2. Also happy National Mario Day (Mar10 – get it?)
  3. A brief history of Wi-Fi security protocols from “oh my, that’s bad” to WPA3
    WPA3 (ratified Jan. 2018) NFC for authentication
  4. A recent Windows 10 update is hurting game performance and messing with mice
  5. Jon is looking forward to experiencing the latest Disney tech in an upcoming trip to Disney World
  6. Social media guru Ryan Ozawa joins us to discuss a social platform that he rediscovered and believes is the future of social – away from the current giant services: Mastodon

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MobileViews Podcast 289: VPNs, expensive folding phones, bye bye Google notifications

  1. MWC: Really expensive folding display phones – nuff said
  2. Energizer P18K Pop
  3. March 7: Google notifications shutting down because it is part of Google Plus
  4. Microsoft discontinuing Band services as of May 31, users who synced between Mar 1 2018 and Mar 1 2019 might be able to get a refund: Ref: Gizmodo
  5. Slate: Do You Trust Your VPN? Are You Sure?

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MobileViews Podcast 288: MobileViews Podcast 288: Skype speech-to-text, Google Chromebook Offers, CircleIn, 2014 then and now

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss

  1. While looking for Bokeh feature (apparently only for Windows), we found
    Skype (personal) for MacOS “subtitles on” feature
  2. Using Android apps on a Chromebook (the closest thing Google has to a tablet these days)
  3. Google Chromebook Offers
  4. Concepts – Sketch, Design, Illustrate Android app on a Chromebook
  5. CircleIn App – A new service for students that is making waves in K-12 and Higher Ed. Saw a presentation this week on it and met with Director of Innovation. Really excited to partner with them.
  6. Technology pain points – 2014 and now

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MobileViews Podcast 287: Bye bye free 1 TB Flickr storage

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Google Chrome Password Checkup extension
  2. New Fitbit Inspire only available through corporate/insurance plans
  3. Mozilla adding CryptoMining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox
  4. Jon’s “Get All The Music You’ve Ever Wanted for $29” Solution
  5. Flickr photo deletion date extended from Feb. 5, to Mar. 12. 1000 photo limit turns on for free accounts.
  6. Microsoft Power BI

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MobileViews Podcast 286: Year of the Pig, Every Day Carry, & more

In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Happy Chinese New Year

    Also Groundhog Day

  2. Speaking of Pigs, Google+ shuts down on April 2, 2019.
  3. iPad mini 5 rumors
    iPad mini models have always been announced/released in the Fall.
  4. Thinking of buying a $350 ($329 from Amazon) Acer Chromebook Spin 11
    It includes a Wacom EMR Stylus.
    How the battery-less Wacom EMR Stylus works

    Wacom EMR technology

  5. Jon’s Frustration: There will never be a perfect bag.
    Reddit EDC: Every Day Carry

    EveryDayCarry.com

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MobileViews Podcast 285: iPad mini 5 & AirPod 2 rumors, Just Press Record app pick, & more


In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Follow-up to Microsoft Outlook.com support issue
  2. More iPad mini 5 and AirPod 2 rumors. Very few details
  3. Chrome OS Instant Tethering reportedly arriving for more Android devices
  4. Jon did a bit of python programming this week – first time – pretty impressed, although some things just seem too simple!
  5. Jon’s App Review: “Just Press Record” on iOS ($4.99). Kudos for it being exactly what it claims to be.
  6. Jon’s Pixel a Day has been going really well so far. (Discussed in Podcast 282). Also enjoying have a iPad with cellular data.

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