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