MobileViews Podcast 271: New Microsoft hardware, expected new Google Hardware, Private DNS, & more

Jon Westfall and I discuss the following topics in MobileViews Podcast 271

  1. The Verge: Microsoft announcements”
    Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 now have a new color option?????
    Surface Studio 2: Meh
    Surface Headphones: $349. Giant over ears cans design. Don’t understand why some people are excited by this
    Android & iOS app mirroring in future Windows 10 update. Meh
  2. Google October 9 hardware announcements
    Pixel 3 and 3 XL
    Google Home Hub Smart Display
    Pixelbook 2
    Pixel Slate 2-in-1 Chromebook
    Misc stuff: Chromecast 3, Pixel Buds 2
  3. Opera introduces Opera Touch and challenges Safari on iPhone

    “We have also worked the a built-in ad blocker and cryptojacking protection into Opera Touch to keep you browsing safely and without interruptions.”

  4. Jigsaw Intra (Google subsidiary). DNS security for pre-Android OS 9 devices. I like this app better than the built-in Private DNS feature which doesn’t report anything.

    Intra protects you from DNS manipulation, a type of cyber attack used to block access to news sites, social media platforms, and messaging apps. Intra also helps protect you against phishing and malware. It’s easy for anyone to use

    Use Cloudflare with Google OS 9 Private VPN

    using on your iPhone

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