June 2015


MobileViews Podcast 120

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) talk about:

  1. Firefox plug-in container taking up 60% of processor time
  2. iOS 9 lower power mode (Ref: MacRumors)
  3. Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint for Android moves out of preview phase to full release (Ref: Venture Beat)
  4. Google free Wi-Fi in NYC (Ref: Bloomberg Business Week)
  5. Lenovo IdeaCenter Stick 300 – $130 PC on a stick runs Microsoft Windows (Ref: Neowin)
  6. Todd’s Google Photos adventure
  7. Selfie Sticks Banned at Disney Parks
  8. Swarm – Mayorships are back

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MobileViews Podcast 119

Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) discuss the following topics in this podcast.

  1. WWDC highlights
  2. Jon’s Apple Watch tips
    1. Put your home time in the world clock so you have a digital readout on the analog faces
    2. Silence by putting your hand over it.
    3. Clear all notifications by force press
    4. How to Switch Arms
    5. Remember you can have / customize more than 1 of each watchface, and delete those you don’t use.
  3. Is Windows 10 really ready for its July 29, 2015 launch date?
  4. Oldie but goodie: An HVAC system still running on a Commodore Amiga computer since the 1980s< Ref: WoodTV.com/li>

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MobileViews Podcast 118: Google IO (yawn?) & more…

Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) recap the announcements from Google IO last week. For the most part neither of us saw items that might excite consumers. There were, however, some interesting items for developers. And, I admit that I’ve found the Google Photos apps and cloud service to be particularly interesting. You can read my initial impressions of Google Photos in this ExtremeTech.com article:

Google Photos: Unlimited storage for free, with a few gotchas | ExtremeTech

Then, Jon discusses whether Apple Watch’s heartbeat detection really become worse (or not) after the 1.0.1 Watch OS update.

And, finally, we discuss our current primary computing platforms and what it would take for us to shift away from them.

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