MobileViews Podcast 384: Guest Jack Cook, Windows Mobile 25th anniversary; Cyber-Monday sales



Jon Westfall and I are joined by fellow former Windows Mobile MVP Jack Cook to reminisce 25 years of Windows CE/Mobile/Phone and the Microsoft MVP program.

Jon and I also discuss Cyber-Monday sales

  1. Amazon Cyber Monday 2021 deals have dropped: These are the 175+ best deals on Apple, Samsung and more
  2. LowEndBox (https://lowendbox.com) has a ton of deals for Black Friday / Cyber Monday. Windows Server 2016 VMs are surprisingly cheap.
  3. camelcamelcamel, a free Amazon price tracker

After the podcast recording, I went into my device archives to find the smartphone whose name I couldn’t remember during the podcast. It is the T-Mobile Dash (aka HTC Excalibur) which was a Windows Mobile smartphone that didn’t have a touchscreen. However, it had a great thrumb keyboard.You can see a photo of my device in the photo here.

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MobileViews Podcast 383: 13th podcast anniversary. Guest-Sven Johannsen



Jon Westfall and I are joined by our old friend Sven Johannsen to discuss Windows CE’s 25 anniversary and 13 years of this MobileViews podcast.

We also discussed Apple’s new DIY repair program, Jon’s new 3rd generation Oura biometric ring, and thoughts of what we’re looking forward to in Black Friday sales.

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MobileViews Podcast 382: Reminiscing 25 years of Windows CE with Craig Peacock


Jon Westfall and I are joined by guest panelist Craig Peacock to reminisce 25 years of Windows CE/Mobile.

We also discuss:

  1. Notability blinks on charging users more, grandfathers in existing users
  2. Google One members on iOS get new ML-powered filters in Photos, including Portrait Light & HDR
  3. Jon tested out his iPhone 13 Pro at the Cleveland, MS “50 Nights of Lights” tree lighting last night. Overall the 13 Pro’s blacks were better (less light pollution than the 12 Pro Max). Can really see this in live photos video versus still image. Very happy with the video quality.

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MobileViews Podcast 381: Meta-who? Mobile fast food orders; Wacom tracking you?



In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Facebook renamed their parent company to “Meta”. Do we care?
  2. The first images of the Facebook smart watch have leaked . Can FB really do anything new in this space? And would you trust them?
  3. Interesting piece on how mobile ordering is pretty stressful for Chipotle workers. Makes one think about the intersection of technology and human limitations.
  4. Discussion topic: Oura announced Gen 3 of their ring (which Jon bought last year). Same price ($299), however first 6 months are free then you have to pay a monthly subscription to access all data (Otherwise you just get 3 scores, nothing deeper). Gen 2 users get $50/$75 off and lifetime access
  5. Wacom tablets tracking your app use?
  6. Google resolve DNS
  7. Ableton: Learning to make music with just a web browser

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MobileViews Podcast 380: iPod 20th anniversary; iPhone 13 Pro; Google Docs @-menu


First, a thank you and apology to my old friend Jason Dunn for my bungling the audio recording during our podcast last week.

This week Jon and I are taking a break from our Windows CE 25th anniversary reminiscing to look back at a truly world changing product anniversary

    The Apple iPod was

  1. first announced on October 23, 2001. Became available on Nov. 10, 2001
  2. Jon bought an iPhone 13 Pro because of a great trade-in deal with Verizon. Camera does seem markedly better, which is saying something because the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera was no slouch!
  3. Google Docs universal @ menu

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MobileViews Podcast 379:Reminiscing 25 years of Windows CE/Mobile/Phone with Jason Dunn


Jon Westfall was unavailable for this podcast. Fortunately, our mutual friend Jason Dunn was available as a guest co-host to reminisce about Windows CE/Mobile/Phone as it nears its 25th launch anniversary (November 1996).

Unfortunately, something weird happened during the recording process, however. The Audio HiJack audio-flow template that I’ve used to record hundreds of previous podcasts only recorded what Jason said. The good news is that I mostly asked questions and provided a few discussion prompts. Moreover, Jason is an excellent extemporaneous speaker. So, you can guess what I said. I removed the blank audio spaces (silences) during the segments I spoke.

Way back in Nov. 2010, Jason and I discussed the then new Windows Phone 7 which made a clean break from Microsoft’s older mobile devices and didn’t maintain app compatibility with Windows Mobile 6. Today, we’re looking back even further to Windows CE 1.0 as well as doing a catch-up conversation since his last visit to the podcast in October 2016!

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