November 2017


MobileViews Podcast 232: Gift ideas, Google Home Mini, which streaming video device, eBikes, & more w/Paul Lawler & Ricky Li

Photo by Ricky Li. Haleakala, Maui.

Photo by Ricky Li. Haleakala, Maui.

I’m joined by guest panelists Paul Lawler and Ricky Li for another all-Hawaii podcast. We discuss a wide ranging set of topics in this one.

  1. New Google Calendar for web look
  2. Google Home Mini initial impressions
  3. Net neutrality
  4. Paul’s forsaken Pebble dilemma
  5. Should Paul buy an Amazon Fire TV, a Roku, or an Apple TV?
  6. Home automation successes and failures (with small rant about services that fold up leaving hardware worthless…I’m looking at you, X-10)
  7. Paul’s e-bike adventures
  8. Rocketbook Everlast notebook
  9. Tile
  10. Dell Mixed Reality Headset and controllers
  11. Lenovo Jedi Challenge – AR headset toy
  12. Amazon cloud cam security camera
  13. Biostrap “next gen” fitness wearable
  14. iHealth smart health devices, smart blood pressure cuff, blood o2 measurement device, smartscale and how they plug into apple healthkit?

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MobileViews Podcast 231: 9th anniversary for this podcast. Guest: Frank McPherson

Jon Westfall and I are joined by frequent guest panelist Frank McPherson to observe the 9th anniversary of the MobileViews podcast.

  1. Apple’s $350 HomePod won’t be available until next year. Ref: ars technica
  2. Microsoft had to make a binary edit to patch the Office Equation Editor because it was developed by a third party and Microsoft doesn’t have access to the source code. Ref: 0 Patch blog
  3. Glad I didn’t buy the Google Pixel Buds on a whim…

    Google Pixel Buds review: the future shouldn’t be this awkward
    The Verge Nov 16, 2017

    Google Pixel Buds Review Roundup: The Good—and the Ugly
    Fortune Nov 16, 2017

    Google Pixel Buds review: the best wireless headphones I’ve ever wanted to throw in the river
    Popular Science Nov 16, 2017

    Google Pixel Buds: real-time translation, not much comfort
    USA TODAY Nov 16, 2017

  4. CodeWeavers CrossOver for Chromebooks. Run some Windows apps on a Chromebook. Ref: ZDNet
  5. Windows On ARM
  6. MobileViews Podcast 9th anniversary!. First episode on November 26th, 2008. Was only 15:50 long. Jon joined on Dec 22, 2013 with episode #69.

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 230: Guest Don Sorcinelli. Corporate-Owned, Personally-Enabled Mobile IT, streaming services, & more

  1. Twitter 280 characters. Post-factual world design: Only 5% of people in 280 character test group sent tweets longer than 140 characters. So, who is this change for? Ref: CNN Money
  2. Fused Video Stabilization on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
  3. Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 to fix annoying I autocorrect bug
  4. All you need to know about whiteboard markers @YuraMalishenko

  5. Don struggles with the COPE (Corporate-Owned, Personally-Enabled) Mobile IT model

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 229: iPhone X initial impressions. Guest: Sven Johannsen

I start off this podcast with a few Pixel 2 observations. Then, Jon Westfall and guest panelist Sven Johannsen take over with their impressions of the iPhone X after one day of ownership/user.

Sidenote: Take a look at this for the most amusing use of Animoji I’ve seen so far by Mia Harrison: And then we proceeded to waste half our day. #animojikaraoke #iphonex #queen #bohemianrapsody #carriedaway (Twitter video)

  1. Minor Pixel 2 observations.
    Swipe down on sensor turned off by default.
    Accessing all apps – swipe down on home screen instead of tapping an icon.
  2. Watch OS 4.1 update. Ref: ars technica. “The update brings a slew of promised features to the new Series 3 Watch, including Apple Music and Radio streaming support, GymKit compatibility, and a Wi-Fi toggle option in the Control Center.”

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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