MobileViews Podcast 310: Pixel 4 apps available for 2,3,3a; Spectre Camera app of the year; & more

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Android camera app update for recent Pixel phone models
    Pixel camera app – Astrophotography
  2. Google’s Pixel 4-exclusive recording app is now available for the Pixel 2, 3, and 3A
  3. Apple’s apps & games of the year
  4. Apple Card Monthly Installments for iPhone Purchases – Maybe for other Apple Products in the future?
  5. Jon’s Mini-Rant: Fitbit Tech Support (If I told you that I did that already, don’t make me follow the script…)
  6. An observation: Jon’s Franklin European Translator from 1998 still going strong after 20 years.
  7. Amazon Echo Show

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 309: USB-C charging fun; Progressive Web Apps & more

In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Apple News+ Offering Three-Month Free Trial in U.S. and Canada This Weekend Only
  2. Samsung Chromebook Plus (v1) USB-C charger finickiness
  3. Microsoft has turned Outlook into a Progressive Web App
  4. Create your own maps and stories in Google Earth
    Google Earth for web
  5. Jon’s Adventures with Raspberry Pi 4 &
    Raspberry Pi 4 Wi-Fi Problems? Here’s the Workaround

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 308: Raspberry Pi as an iPad accessory; MacBook Pro thoughts, and more

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. 2019 MacBook Pro 13 & MacOS Catalina comments
  2. Raspberry Pi as your Favorite iPad Pro accessory – Reference
  3. Cordless drill battery pack as a USB battery charger
  4. Survey of employer tech skills interests

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 307: Google buying fitbit, Xerox buying HP, Jon’s AirPod Pro

Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Google bought Fitbit
    Now what? How long until Fitbit and its server, which holds Fitbit data, disappears?
  2. CNBC: Xerox has made a cash-and-stock offer for HP, sources say
    What???
  3. Unified Office App for iOS and Android
  4. Jon bought AirPods Pro, and he’s quite impressed with them (compared to first gen airpods)
  5. The 500GB external HD backup for my 2008 iMac died. I think it was my second HD for it and this one lasted 7 years. Feel like I got my money’s worth. Bought a 5TB HD for under $100 to replace it.
  6. Enjoying my Lenovo Chromebook C330 in the office. But!!! I found that it is not lap-able. I think it it is because its inexpensive case is too flexible. This causes the touchpad to move the cursor on its own when typing on my lap.
  7. Can’t find my old Qi wireless charger. So, bought a $14 Yootech charger.

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MobileViews Podcast 306: My Microsoft-Chromebook experiment

In this podcast Jon and I discuss:

  1. Audio changes? Switched from Levelator to Rogue Amoeba Fission for volume leveling. But, it does not behave the same was a Levelator which actually increases the volume as part of the leveling process. Since I can’t move to MacOS Catalina because Audacity doesn’t have a version for it yet, I will go back to using Levelator until I am able to upgrade to Catalina.

    Note: Audio Hijack just got an upgrade that makes it compatible with Catalina.

  2. New shell in MacOS Catalina is ZSH?
  3. Microsoft Chromebook experiment
    Bought a low-end Chromebook: ARM processor, 4 GB RAM, 64GB eMMC
    Installed Android Office 365 apps.
  4. Google Chromecast
    Will carry one to project the Chromebook display on large display/projectors for presentations
  5. This Android Central article is dead wrong:
    Comparing the Pixelbook Go to cheap Chromebooks is silly and everyone should stop doing it
    In fact, this is exactly what I did after hearing the the Pixelbook Go announcement and then deciding to buy a much lower priced Lenovo C330.
  6. The strange effect of carrying AirPods on my belt versus in my bag. Will the same thing happen to my Apple Pencil?

    TwelveSouth AirSnap airpod carrying case

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MobileViews Podcast 305: Removing Apple Watch glass scratch, new Google hardware, Jamovi

  1. Removed a scratch on my Apple Watch glass using toothpaste and a soft paper towel. Try this at your own risk. But, it worked for me.
  2. Fitbit Inspire HR one week later
  3. Goodbye Google Daydream VR. Ref: The Verge
  4. Google announcements
    Pixel 4

    Pixelbook Go – too expensive despite a price lower than earlier models

    New Pixel Buds Rumors of new AirPods with noise cancellation.

  5. Jamovi free and open statistical software
  6. Jon got his Apple Smart Keyboard replaced – died after 10 months of use. I, like Todd, am starting to think these things just aren’t made for daily use

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