September 2014

MobileViews Podcast 97: iOS 8/iPhone 6 issues, Windows 9, Konspiracy Korner & special guest Frank McPherson

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall speak with special guest Frank McPherson in this podcast.

– iPhone 6/iOS 8 fiascos?
— Bendgate
— iOS 8.01 meltdown
— HealthKit delay
— More on the loss of the full photo roll (ref: Tom’s Guide)
— Camera problems (ref: Tom’s Guide)

– Windows 9/Threshold/whatever announcement on Sept. 30 (Tue)

– 200,000 BlackBerry Passports ordered since launch 3 days ago (Wednesday)
Compare to 10 million iPhone 6 pre-ordered in 3 days

Product Picks
Todd: Post-It Plus for iOS8 (only)

Jon: AudioNote

Frank: Evernote – Post-It note photo import feature

Konspiracy Korner
Washington Post: At CIA Starbucks, even the baristas are covert

Wristband that transforms into a drone (

Defeating the Keurig 2.0 coffee maker DRM (YouTube how-to video)


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MobileViews Podcast 96: Apple 6 rants

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss the iPhone 6 and 6 plus.

Also: Product picks.
Todd’s picks:
CipherShed forks TrueCrypt
Wolfram Tweet-a-Program. Twitter account @WolframTaP

Jon’s OS/X software picks:
Day One


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MobileViews Podcast 95: iPhone 6, Apple Watch, goodbye iPad classic, Konspiracy Korner

MobileViews Podcast 95
Recorded on Sept. 13, 2014

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

– Goodbye iPod Classic (ref: Wired)

– Goodbye “Nokia”/Windows “Phone” branding? (ref: PC World)

– iPhone 6 & 6+ news, pros, & cons
— Higher res Retina HD
— 1920 x1080 resolution for 6+
— 1334 x 750 resolution for 6
— iPhone 5 is 1136 x 640
—original iPhone 480 x 320
— Optical image stabilization in the 6+ (not in the 6)
— 240 fps to enable slow-motion video at 720p
— 802.11ac support
— Barometer
— NFC support
— iPad style landscape mode app panels for 6+ (only)
— Double-tap Home button to activate “Reachability” mode to move UI items from the top of the screen to the bottom for one-handed operation on giant displays.

– Apple Watch

– Konspiracy Korner
– Worldwide shortage of Lightning connections and authentication chips (ref: 9to5mac)

– Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer (ref: The Register)


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MobileViews Podcast 94: Smart watches. Introducing the tech Konspiracy Korner

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

– The Moto 360 smart watch (Ref: Tom’s Guide)

– iPhone 6 and, maybe, some more still on track for Sept. 9 announcement

– Samsung announced two phones. One with an edge.

Introducing the Tech Konspiracy Korner
– 17 Mystery (phony) Cell Towers in the US (Ref: Popular Science)

Cubesat Cannon on space station launching shoebox sized satellites on their own without launch command from crew (Ref: Discovery Channel)


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