MobileViews Podcast 214

  1. Some tools don’t change much. The Blue Snowball mic I’ve used for the past couple of years has the old USB type B square connector. The “new” Blue Yeti mic I’m using as of today has the mini-USB connector. Not, the micro. The old mini-connector.
  2. Google Newsfeed in Google search apps for Android & iOS.
  3. Also the new Google News UI is horrible IMO
  4. Inexpensive $13.99 10.5-inch iPad Pro case
  5. iOS 10.3.3 security update
  6. Jon’s “What’s the best tool for…”
    • Reading books
    • News
    • Texting
    • Email
    • Note taking
    • Reading PDF documents
    • Videos
  7. And another Jon Rant: There are two ways people use their phones, and neither group tends to understand the other!

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MobileViews Podcast 213


  1. Moto 360 frozen this morning
  2. Jon’s walking to get a stupid shiny virtual badge
    National Parks Day
  3. Introducing Backup and Sync for Google Photos and Google Drive
  4. Parallels Desktop for MacOS
  5. Reuters: Goldman Sachs relaxes dress code for techies
  6. Week 2 with iPad Pro – Todd & Jon’s reactions
  7. Jon’s adventure with R-Studio Shiny Server

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MobileViews Podcast 212: More 10.5-inch iPad Pro discussion

  1. As we noted during the Note 7 debacle, that troubled product barely caused a blip for the diversified giant Samsung Electronics firm. “Samsung second-quarter operating profit likely rose 72 percent from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates, as strong memory chip prices helped widen margins.” Ref: Reuters
  2. iMore 10.5-inch iPad Pro review
  3. May not buy any kind of smart connector keyboard cover for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Apple’s smart keyboard for the 9.7-inch model is fraying after a little more than a year of use. My original use-case for the combo is not as important now that I have a Samsung Chromebook Plus. The Logitech Slim Combo with detachable keyboard for 10.5-inch iPad Pro is interesting but has a 3 to 4 week shipping time from Apple’s online store and is not available at my local Apple Store. In addition, the $130 keyboard cover has 2.5 (out of 5) star review. Multiple reviewers commented on its bulkiness.
  4. Duet Display on sale for $9.99.
  5. Procreate on the new iPad Pro
  6. Jon’s iPad Revolution: Down to 1!
  7. Jon’s hidden gem: Run your own MacOS Server at home, use Profile Manager… $20 to buy Server (Free if you’re a developer), $10/yr or so for a SSL certificate (May be able to use letsencrypt.org for free).
  8. letsencrypt.org – cool service that provides a trusted SSL certificate for free, wicked simple setup.

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MobileViews Podcast 211: 10.5-inch iPad Pro, iOS abandonware, Amazon/Google sales

  1. Google Play sale through July 6 (Ref: TechTimes
  2. Amazon Prime Day sale on July 11
  3. Jon bought an iPad Pro 10.5. It came this week.
  4. Tech geek bags. Think Geek. CountyComm. Rick Steves’ Civita Shoulder Bag
  5. Jon’s mini rant on Abandonware… or lack of update ware… (Dropbox API issue, Games going away issue)

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MobileViews Podcast 210: Clarifying the alt-facts of podcast 209 :-)

Todd is back on the podcast and has some clarifications of the alt-facts presented in podcast 209: Traffic jams on a small island, his doodle-a-day project, burner notebooks? – home about Chromebooks? Plus Samsung Chromebook Plus Bluetooth rant, low-cost consumer grade inkjet printer rant, Jon’s iPad Pro 10.5-inch, Jon’s eBay rant, and, finally, an interesting little known Apple Pay feature.

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MobileViews Podcast 209: Sans Todd

I was unable to participate in my own podcast! But, Jon Westfall and Don Sorcinelli carried on without me…

  1. DailyDoodlers.com. Todd’s new site. Have not launched it yet. But, if you would like to share your doodles somewhere, you can do so from your own Medium.com site.
  2. Amazon buying Whole Foods. Will instantly give Amazon 460 physical stores in the US, Canada, and the UK.
  3. Microsoft Modern Keyboard has a fingerprint reader but costs $130.
  4. Also a Microsoft Modern Mouse
  5. Forbes: Google Backup & Sync launching on June 30
  6. Jon’s Latest Discovery: CrashPlan “Headless” on Linux. Great for VPSes. $150 a year for up to 10 computers, unlimited backup, unlimited versions.
  7. A former co-worker of mine posted the following on Facebook – “With the restrictions on carrying on laptops on international flights and the threat of having your phone surrendered to customs agents, it’s a matter of time before IT shops have to maintain “burner” laptops and cell phones that can be used temporarily, but if you lose them or they’re damaged, no big deal.”

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