January 2016


MobileViews Podcast 147: Amazon podcasts, Apple wireless charging, & more

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

  1. Amazon investing in content creation for Audible – creating podcasts. Ref: Bloomberg Business
  2. Apple developing wireless charging – at a distance like one meter? Ref: Bloomberg Business
  3. iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se, new Apple Watch Bands – watches will be refreshed in Sept. according to latest rumors… on March 14? Ref: 9to5Mac
  4. Goodbye iTunes Radio for Free App Advice
  5. Outlook for iOS keeps getting more features – now a notification widget App Advice
  6. Jon’s Rant about educational software companies

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    MobileViews Podcast 146

  1. Paul Thurrott’s Surface Pro 4/Sufrace Book rant: Ref: Thurrott.com
  2. Greatly improved weather search results in Android Google app. Ref: Google Inside Search Blog
  3. How much has the free Google Android OS earned? $31 billion! Ref: Bloomberg Business
  4. Office 365 for iPad & iPad Pro adds new inking tools. Ref: Microsoft Office Blog
  5. Apple Music Memos for iOS app. Free. Much simpler than Garageband. Not perfect. But, still impressive
  6. iPhone 5se. 4-inch display. Features of 6s line. Ref: 9to5mac
  7. Conversation on our mobile setup circa 2016 compared to say 2006
  8. Jon’s app pick of the week: “Copied” on iOS and MacOS copiedapp.com
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    MobileViews Podcast 145: Microsoft R Open, iOS Bridge, Google Maps, Fitbit, Amazon Echo

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

    Microsoft R Open. Formerly Revolution R Open. Free “enhanced” R for Windows, OS/X, and Linux. Free to download, use, and share.

    Ref: ZDNet. Microsoft iOS Bridge to Windows 10. “The Windows iOS bridge relies on an Objective-C development environment for Visual Studio to help iOS developers build Universal Windows Platform apps.”

    Ref: VentureBeat Google Maps for Android: New Driving Mode infers where you are going next

    Ref: USAToday USA Today: Why that Fitbit might not be so good for you

    I’ve been using a Fitbit since May 2010 and have never felt like tracking my activity was “work”.

    New Amazon Echo skills
    – Read Kindle ebooks aloud using text-to-speech
    – Announces name of device connecting or disconnecting to Bluetooth

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    MobileViews Podcast 144: Interview with Andreas Sjöström – used an implanted NFC chip to board a plane

    In this podcast I (Todd Ogasawara) interview Andreas Sjöström who recently posted a video to YouTube and blog about how he had an NFC chip implanted under his skin and used to board a Scandinavian Airlines flight in Stockholm

    Some of my questions for Andy include:
    – What was it like to have the NFC chip implanted? Did it hurt?
    – What does it feel like now that it has been under the skin for a while?
    – How did you approach Scandinavian Airlines?
    – Did Scandinavian Airlines need to do anything to their boarding system to allow your chip to work?
    – What about the staff? Were they alerted by management
    – Are there any issues you noticed during any part of the process?
    – What’s next?

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    MobileViews Podcast 143: Happy 2016

    – iPhone 7 to be headphone-jackless (3.5mm plug)? Ref: ars technica

    – New Apple headphones with no wires between left and right ear pieces? Guaranteed to lose one or both sides. Ref: TheNextWeb

    Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) announced

    Todd’s App pick
    Microsoft Selfie for iOS – even if you don’t take selfies. Good for any photo with people in it.

    Jon’s tip
    Google Sites: Attach files to page. Right-click on link. Page Settings – uncheck “allow attachments”. Hides the section to reduce clutter.

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