November 2015

MobileViews Podcast 139: 7th year podcast anniversary. Android discussion w/Frank McPherson

Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) welcome back special guest Frank McPherson for the MobileViews Podcast 7th anniversary. We discuss Android from its launch in September 2008, podcast #2 w/Frank on Nov. 28, 2008, where its been, and where it might go in the future.

The topic 7 years ago was the then new T-Mobile G1 – the first Android phone available in the U.S. It was released in September 2008. I had returned mine before the podcast because of its awful short battery life.

All three of us have used various Android phones in the past 7 years. We discuss our experiences with them and speculate where it might go in the future.


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MobileViews Podcast 138: Special guest panel Jack Cook, Sven Johannsen & Paul Lawler

MobileViews Podcast 138
November 21, 2015

Jon Westfall was traveling over the weekend. So, I asked Jack Cook & Sven Johannsen to return to the podcast. And, we added special guest Paul Lawler to the mix.


– Android 6.0 landed on my Nexus 6. New Doze mode may be a game changer for Android battery life

– Happy 30th birthday to Microsoft Windows. Ref: ZDNet

– Windows 10 something or other. I like it so far. But, where’s the killer Universal App?

– Lumia 950 running Windows 10 Mobile. Ref: ars technica

– Amazon Echo

– iPad Pro?


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MobileViews Podcast 137: OneDrive, Priv, NewsOn, Google Keep, Windows 10 Fall Update

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

– Android powered Blackberry Priv released. Ref: WSJ

– Google Keep for iOS can now export notes to Google docs. Ref: VentureBeat.

– NewsON for Android & iOS. Watch local news without over-the-air or cable. One more tool to help cord-cutters. Ref: USA Today

– Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10586 released last week. Looks like a “gold disk” release to me. See my Extreme Tech article which summarizes the new features added to Windows 10 since September.

– Microsoft didn’t expect people to take them up on the offer of unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers. Ref: WSJ


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MobileViews Podcast 136: Tiny computers; Google folding Chrome OS into Android?; & more

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

– The Snickerdoodle single board computer with an FPGA

– The $99 battery powered Kangaroo PC that can us an iPad as its display

WSJ rumor: Google folding Chrome OS into Android by 2017

Pew Internet – Technology Device Ownership: 2015
“68% of Americans have smartphones; 45% have tablet computers. Ownership of other digital devices has not grown in recent years.”

Rumors of iPad Pro on November 11?

– Enjoying YouTube Red via my Google Music All Access subscription

– National Novel Write Month – Anyone else in?

– Jon’s Morning Journal with Day One & Workflow teased in MobileViews podcast 135.


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