MobileViews Podcast 164: Bye bye Microsoft Surface Amateur? Say it ain’t so

Amazon Kindle Oasis

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

  1. Bye bye Surface Amateur? Ref: Thurrott.com
  2. Travel tech: Why forgetting my Moto 360 smart watch on my last trip might have been a good thing
  3. Oh, and Jon also stopped being Cheap this week when it came to CrashPlan (Not a sponsor, but they’ve been a good product for me!). Family plan $150/year.
  4. Jon’s thoughts on the Kindle Oasis: Surprisingly small, excellent reading aesthetics, will I miss the 3G? (Had to get the Wifi to get it on time). About $300+ with the battery-case.
  5. YouTube app live streaming feature not too selective. It was available to me about a week ago. Ref: VentureBeat
  6. Microsoft released its first SharePoint for iOS app this week
  7. Making a phone call to find out what time it is

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MobileViews Podcast 163: WWDC 163 & more

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

  1. Google Fi/T-Mobile UK was down for hours in London on June 7 and seemed flaky for days after that.
  2. Fortunately, the hotel I stayed in had an Android phone that came with the room that could be used free of charge with free data, voice, and text. Ref: Handy.Travel
  3. iOS AT&T WiFi Calling and NumberSync
  4. https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/features/numbersync.html
    Microsoft buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion
  5. Amazon Echo Dot
  6. Un-tip: You cannot mobile order a Starbucks granita beverage
  7. WWDC new features for end-users summary

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MobileViews Podcast 162

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  1. Google Audio history Ref: Popular Science
  2. Google Website Mobile Speed Test site Ref: Google Small Business Blog. Also: https://tools.pingdom.com
  3. Usage of ad-blocking software has doubled in the past year, a report says
  4. Tip: Audible for iOS. If you can’t see an audio book on your device, try logging out and then back in. I had to chat with Audible’s tech support to learn that today.
  5. Even with Bitlocker built into the OS, Veracrypt is still probably the best option for most people, plus it’s cross-platform. Ref: LifeHacker
  6. Jon’s tech tip: Periodically upgrade your HDMI cables!

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MobileViews Podcast 161: Android apps for Chrome OS, Fitbit & COIN, Netflix fast.com + Google I/O comments

Android apps on Chrome OS

In MobileViews Podcast 161 Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) discuss:

  1. Android apps will run on Chrome OS. Stable channel rollout in the fall (Sept. or Oct.) Ref: Ars Technica
  2. Fitbit bought COIN
  3. Netflix Fast.com ad-free broadband speed test
  4. Google I/O: Project Ara, Google Home, Allo & Duo, Google Levi touch enabled jacket

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Google app for iOS gained keyboard shortcuts


This week’s update to the Google app for iOS adds keyboard shortcuts if you have a physical keyboard for your iPad. This is what I see if I press and hold the Command key on an Apple Smart Keyboard when viewing the default Google start screen. If you are in the search text box, Command L cancels the search.

Command L = Quick search

Command Y = Recent pages

Command O = Voice search

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MobileViews Podcast 160: MobileViews Podcast 160: Free VPNs, BASIC for Android, Gboard for iOS, Siri IoT, My TSA, & more

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

  1. Opera VPN for iOS – Free.
  2. Opera VPN in desktop browser now only works when using Private Viewing Mode.
  3. BASIC for Android.
    Includes access to graphics, audio, sensors, and network/telecom.
    BASIC! Users Guide
  4. Google Gboard for iOS
  5. Jon went back to the Native Podcast App over Overcast! What were his reasons?!?
  6. Jon’s been ordering Siri to turn on and off his lights, how has it been working?
    (iHome iSP5 WiFi SmartPlug)
  7. T10 Car Wireless MP3
  8. My TSA app for iOS and Android

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