MobileViews Podcast 341: Affordable tech gift suggestions

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Chromebooks can run Android apps and has a Linux subsystem
    MacOS Big Sur can run iOS apps on M1 Macs
    Windows 10 supports Linux subsystems. Now, Microsoft working on Android subsystem for Windows 10
  2. Preventing Big Sur update on my 2019 MacBook Pro
  3. Jon’s iOS Programming Notes:
    WidgetKit is interesting in how it uses timelines to display content, allowing a developer to load several “hours” (or minutes) of events into the future with one refresh.
    Swift has changed way too quickly – if you find a tutorial from 2014-18, it’s probably worthless.
    Hard to debug background refresh tasks (Or at least I’m finding it difficult)
  4. Affordable tech gifts?
  5. $50. Apple Beats Flex bluetooth earbuds
    $90. Has been on sale (normally $150) on Amazon recently
    Logitech M535 Bluetooth Mouse
    $30. Arteck Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse Combo Ultra Compact Slim
    $30. Bluetooth Headset, Jelly Comb Noise Canceling (single ear) Wireless Earpiece
    $10 – $20. Sugru Moldable Glue
    $11 – USB Rechargeable Milk Frother – great for blending drinks, like Jon’s protein hot chocolate (double chocolate whey powder + black coffee)
    $10 – OXO Good Grips Sweep & Swipe Laptop Cleaner
    $20 (Normally $30) – Arboleaf Digital Scale (Bluetooth, body fat analyzer)
    $15 – Boncas Flexible Arc Lighter (USB Rechargeable)
    $36 – KableCARD
    $18 – Anker Powerline 3 in 1 Cable
    $100. Raspberry Pi 400 (if it ever becomes widely available)
    $90 – PiBoy Base Kit – Jon’s fully loaded one should be here Tuesday (Ordered 8/15).

  6. Spurious Correlations

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