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MobileViews Podcast 268: iPhone Xs, Watch 4, & DC Universe

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. DC Universe apps for Android and iOS available along with service launch. Soft launched on Sept. 12 and full launch on Sept. 15
  2. Apple broke naming conventions: Xs Max instead of Xs+
  3. The “smaller” Xs 5.8-inch display is larger than the 7+ 5.5-inch screen I currently have
  4. Apple Watch 4 band size
  5. What wasn’t announced:
    USB-C for iOS devices
    Any new iPad / ipad mini (released 9/9/2015)
    Mac mini refresh
    Air Pod v2
    AirPower wireless charger announced last year is still a no-show

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MobileViews Podcast 229: iPhone X initial impressions. Guest: Sven Johannsen

I start off this podcast with a few Pixel 2 observations. Then, Jon Westfall and guest panelist Sven Johannsen take over with their impressions of the iPhone X after one day of ownership/user.

Sidenote: Take a look at this for the most amusing use of Animoji I’ve seen so far by Mia Harrison: And then we proceeded to waste half our day. #animojikaraoke #iphonex #queen #bohemianrapsody #carriedaway (Twitter video)

  1. Minor Pixel 2 observations.
    Swipe down on sensor turned off by default.
    Accessing all apps – swipe down on home screen instead of tapping an icon.
  2. Watch OS 4.1 update. Ref: ars technica. “The update brings a slew of promised features to the new Series 3 Watch, including Apple Music and Radio streaming support, GymKit compatibility, and a Wi-Fi toggle option in the Control Center.”

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MobileViews Podcast 223: Apple iPhone 8/8+ and Watch Series 3 in the wild

Jon Westfall and I continue our discussion of Apple’s iPhone 8/8 Plus and Watch Series 3 now that these devices are available for purchase.

  1. USPS Informed Delivery Daily Digest
  2. Sprint and T-Mobile discussing a merger. Ref: Reuters. Tried once before in 2014.
  3. Apple Watch Series 3. Does not charge with PowerPort Qi or Energizer Qi pads (my personal tests). Ref: The Verge. I think Android Wear is easier to get started compared to Apple Watch. Pebble vs. Apple Watch?
  4. Siri
  5. Messages
  6. iPhone 8/8+
  7. iOS 11 on 7+. Display is often landscape after waking up despite holding it in portrait.
  8. Jon’s getting more interested in the iPhone X
  9. DXOmark said 8+ has best rated smartphone camera ever.
  10. QNAP Nas thoughts – build own cloud very easily.

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MobileViews Podcast 208: WWDC 2017 deconstructed basics

Jon Westfall and I note the WWDC announcements they found interesting (some only minimally so): WatchOS, iMac Pro, iOS 11 iPad focus, High Sierra, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, and HomePod.

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MobileViews Podcast 174: iPhone 7

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Twitter Reader skill for Alexa available.
  2. New 7-inch Android tablet with Google branding (Pixel???)? Ref: The Verge. Hope it is affordable ($200) like the original Nexus 7.
  3. 64GB 6s & 6s+ models are gone. Only 32 or 128GB
  4. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus discussion
  5. ThinkGeek Star Trek Next Generation Bluetooth comm badge

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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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