MobileViews Podcast 129

Aug. 30, 2015

In this podcast Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) split our topics between Apple and Google.

Android Wear interactive watch faces

Cortana for Android beta (Extreme Tech)

– Todd: Google Fi—nally. Received my second invitation after months of waiting. Ordered a Nexus 6. No “welcome” kit option during the phone ordering process.

– Rumored new Apple TV “under $200”? Kind of expensive for Siri & apps.
(Ref: 9to5mac)

– Jon’s Mobile Decision: One Laptop is not all it’s cracked up to be… After 4 years of lugging my laptop to work and back, I’ve put an older Macbook Air at work, and am keeping the new Macbook Pro at home (and using it for travel). Instead of a bag, I’m taking a small portfolio to work (With full size iPad in it)

Jon’s Spending Spree this last week… fun stuff
– Apple Watch docks are starting to be designed for nightstand mode. Bought a Spigen stand on eBay for less than $10
– Decision to rehab a 6 year old Macbook – 4 GB Ram upgrade + new battery = ~$100
– Apple Watchbands (My obsession this last few months) – aftermarket fitness bands (3 for $30), adapter kits ($7), & paracord bracelet band off eBay ($20)
Spring Bar Tool Set (for watch bands) – 5in., 7 Pc (Let’s you replace spring bars easily)