June 2014


MobileViews Podcast 87: Google I/O, Aereo, app picks

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall are joined by guest panelist Steve Jocke in MobileViews Podcast 87. They discuss:

– The Supreme Court’s Aereo decision and Aereo’s shutdown on June 28. Ref: Aereo

– Items of interest announced during Google IO including the Motorola 360 smartwatch

Todd’s app pick: The Google Camera app for non-Nexus (Google Experience) Android phones.

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MobileViews Podcast 86: Amazon Fire phone, iWatch rumors, Google/Dropcam, FCC WiFi for schools

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall take on these topics in MobileViews Podcast 86:

– Amazon’s Fire Phone (Ref: CNET)

– iWatch rumors heat up (Ref: Wall Street Journal)

– Dropcam acquired by Google/Nest (Ref: Dropcam Blog)

– FCC Chair proposing $1B to install WiFi in schools in time for 2015-16 school year (Ref: FCC)

Tip for finding new or updated products. Visit:
http://www.producthunt.com/

Todd’s anti-app pick: MagiCam (99 cents intro price) from Tap Tap Tap – makers of one of my most used apps: Camera+.

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The Windows 8.1 Blue Screen of Death

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Just ran into this on my Dell Venue 8 Pro running Windows 8.1 (with Update applied). I had to use Windows’ “Refresh this device” earlier this week after the Windows Store app and Desktop mode stopped working. I wonder if there is a more problematic underlying problem behind all of these problems?

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MobileViews Podcast 85: DDoS anyone? Starbucks Powermat. Amazon Prime Music. Comcast WiFi

In MobileViews Podcast 85, Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

– DDoS attacks on Evernote, Feedly, and the prevalence of online ransoming / ransoming (i.e. the recent iCloud ransoming that happened predominately in Austrailia, CryptoLocker, etc.). Ref: BBC News

– Starbucks Powermat wireless charging spots. Ref: Chicago Tribune

Amazon Prime Music: Amazon’s new streaming music service that is free for Amazon Prime subscribers.

– Comcast turned 150,000 home cable boxes into WiFi hotspots in Houston. Ref: Houston Chronicle

– Android OS 4.4.3 update. Reduced battery life and WiFi stability on Todd’s Nexus 4

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MobileViews Podcast 84: WWDC 2014, Sprint/T-Mobile merger, Amazon smartphone on June 18

In MobileViews podcast 84 Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

– Apple’s 2014 WWDC announcements (nice roundup in The Verge)
– The rumored Apple health gadget (iWatch?) launch in October
– The $32B Sprint/T-Mobile merger (Reuters)
– Amazon’s presumed smartphone announcement scheduled for June 18.

Apple developer links (may require developer account)
What’s new in iOS 8
What’s new in OS/X 10.10 (Yosemite)
Apple Swift language sample code

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MobileViews Podcast 83: WWDC 2014, TrueCrypt, Springpad shutdown, Windows XP update hack

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:
1. The strange disappearance of the well-regarded TrueCrypt Open Source software.
– First phase of 3rd party audit info here.

2. The registry hack that partially re-enables Windows XP updates

3. Status update on Springpad’s shutdown: New web-based migration tool to move notes to Evernote available. Springpad alternatives community on Google+.

4. Speculation about Apple’s WWDC 2014. Good overview here on 9to5Mac.

Jon’s app pick: Mailbox for iOS

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