MobileViews Podcast 260: Todd’s cranky-cast. Where has all the tech news gone?

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Ranting about the recent Skype for MacOS update
  2. Looking through Techmeme’s “river” all I see are block chain, tech investment, and dealing with disinformation. Listening to other podcasts reveals more of the same. So, where does this leave a podcast that this that remains dedicated to actual tech, gadgets, and software? There doesn’t seem to be much to discuss in this space except during Google I/O and Apple announcements.
  3. Tracing the Quote: Everything that can be Invented has been Invented – 1899.
  4. Todd: Acer Chromebook Tab 10. Example of something I don’t care about but might have years ago: Chrome OS based tablet.
  5. Jon: Twitter suspending more than a million accounts per day Mostly spammers and bots. Still haven’t gotten to most of my bot followers thought, that I paid $7 for as an experiment
  6. Jon’s Pinterest story.
  7. Jon: Wired’s IOS 12 security roundup – have we gotten to a place where cutting edge features = Android, privacy and security = Apple, and that’s really the only difference (well, that and wearables – since Wear OS is fragmented, has no market leading watch anymore, not as big a force as the Apple Watch). Something to ponder – as the OS’s get more similar, this seems to me to be the only differentiator anymore.
  8. Why the Girl Scouts Are Learning to Pick Locks and Hack Computers

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.