MobileViews Podcast 148: Special guest Jason Dunn

Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) welcome back special guest Jason Dunn who previously appeared way back on podcast 44 (November 2011). Jason started one of the first technology blogs back before most of us knew what blogs were. PocketPCThoughts signed off on October 12, 2012 after a great run of well over a decade. In this podcast, Jon and I discuss this early tech blog, Jason’s time at smartphone maker HTC, and the mobile devices and computers he uses today.

News

  • Google printing “unprintable” books – Editions at Play. Ref: Buzzfeed
  • Apple Error 53 controversy. Ref: The Guardian


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MobileViews Podcast 147: Amazon podcasts, Apple wireless charging, & more

In this podcast Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) discuss:

  1. Amazon investing in content creation for Audible – creating podcasts. Ref: Bloomberg Business
  2. Apple developing wireless charging – at a distance like one meter? Ref: Bloomberg Business
  3. iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se, new Apple Watch Bands – watches will be refreshed in Sept. according to latest rumors… on March 14? Ref: 9to5Mac
  4. Goodbye iTunes Radio for Free App Advice
  5. Outlook for iOS keeps getting more features – now a notification widget App Advice
  6. Jon’s Rant about educational software companies

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    MobileViews Podcast 146

  1. Paul Thurrott’s Surface Pro 4/Sufrace Book rant: Ref: Thurrott.com
  2. Greatly improved weather search results in Android Google app. Ref: Google Inside Search Blog
  3. How much has the free Google Android OS earned? $31 billion! Ref: Bloomberg Business
  4. Office 365 for iPad & iPad Pro adds new inking tools. Ref: Microsoft Office Blog
  5. Apple Music Memos for iOS app. Free. Much simpler than Garageband. Not perfect. But, still impressive
  6. iPhone 5se. 4-inch display. Features of 6s line. Ref: 9to5mac
  7. Conversation on our mobile setup circa 2016 compared to say 2006
  8. Jon’s app pick of the week: “Copied” on iOS and MacOS copiedapp.com
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    MobileViews Podcast 145: Microsoft R Open, iOS Bridge, Google Maps, Fitbit, Amazon Echo

    In this podcast Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) discuss:

    Microsoft R Open. Formerly Revolution R Open. Free “enhanced” R for Windows, OS/X, and Linux. Free to download, use, and share.

    Ref: ZDNet. Microsoft iOS Bridge to Windows 10. “The Windows iOS bridge relies on an Objective-C development environment for Visual Studio to help iOS developers build Universal Windows Platform apps.”

    Ref: VentureBeat Google Maps for Android: New Driving Mode infers where you are going next

    Ref: USAToday USA Today: Why that Fitbit might not be so good for you

    I’ve been using a Fitbit since May 2010 and have never felt like tracking my activity was “work”.

    New Amazon Echo skills
    – Read Kindle ebooks aloud using text-to-speech
    – Announces name of device connecting or disconnecting to Bluetooth

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    MobileViews Podcast 144: Interview with Andreas Sjöström – used an implanted NFC chip to board a plane

    In this podcast I (Todd Ogasawara) interview Andreas Sjöström who recently posted a video to YouTube and blog about how he had an NFC chip implanted under his skin and used to board a Scandinavian Airlines flight in Stockholm

    Some of my questions for Andy include:
    – What was it like to have the NFC chip implanted? Did it hurt?
    – What does it feel like now that it has been under the skin for a while?
    – How did you approach Scandinavian Airlines?
    – Did Scandinavian Airlines need to do anything to their boarding system to allow your chip to work?
    – What about the staff? Were they alerted by management
    – Are there any issues you noticed during any part of the process?
    – What’s next?

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    MobileViews Podcast 143: Happy 2016

    – iPhone 7 to be headphone-jackless (3.5mm plug)? Ref: ars technica

    – New Apple headphones with no wires between left and right ear pieces? Guaranteed to lose one or both sides. Ref: TheNextWeb

    Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) announced

    Todd’s App pick
    Microsoft Selfie for iOS – even if you don’t take selfies. Good for any photo with people in it.

    Jon’s tip
    Google Sites: Attach files to page. Right-click on link. Page Settings – uncheck “allow attachments”. Hides the section to reduce clutter.

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