MobileViews Podcast 254: Mother’s Day, Google I/O & Microsoft Build

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Mandarin Chinese robo-calls in parts of the US
  2. Project Crostini for Chromebooks. Run Linux applications on a Chromebook in a container
  3. Google I/O

    Google Assistant on smart displays (similar to Echo Show/Spot)

    New Google Assistant more human sounding voices available now

    Google Duplex – amazing but raising issues of ethics and weaponization

    Android P with gesture navigation

    Google Smart Compose in Gmail – the new Microsoft Clippy?

    Android Things (IOT)

  4. Microsoft Build

    Your Phone – sync iPhone or Android to Windows 10 – things MacOS can do now with iPhone but not Android

    Cortanna & Alexa – meh

    Timeline – meh

  5. Interesting: With some banks, Apple Pay re-activates very quickly after a credit card is reported stolen.

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.